How to Make Easy Turtle Candy: 7 steps (with pictures)
Edit Article Edited by Reesa_24, Teresa, Carolyn Barratt, Helper2 and 9 others Turtle candy is the generic name for TURTLES®, a chocolate confection made by DeMet's Candy Company. Ad Steps 1Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC. 7Enjoy the candy hack for what it is––deliciously gooey homemade sweetness.Let the candy cool for a few minutes before eating as the chocolate and caramel could be very hot! Tips Store uneaten candies in an airtight container for up to a week.This candy is very "freeze" friendly if it's for a special event and you need to make it ahead of time.If you are allergic to pecans or nuts you can use jelly tots! Warnings If you have children, make sure to let the candy cool completely before they eat it.
project: loyalty & kindness necklace
My mom found an excellent resource for families (see the end of this post for more info), and I was looking through it when something jumped out at me. It was given as a blessing for your children, but really, it's Scripture: Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! I thought there could be nothing more fitting than making a necklace as a physical reminder of tying loyalty and kindness around your neck! Here's what you need: Felt (mine is cut to about 5/8 x 4-1/2 inches) Embroidery floss Necklace chain (I used one of my color chains) Fold the strip of felt in half to figure out where you'll stitch, and where it will fold over the chain. You can use a water-soluble pen, or just free hand stitch it as I did. Fold the felt strip over the necklace chain, and stitch a few running stitches to hold it closed around the chain. Now you can tie these words around your neck as a reminder. The resource for families is called HomeFront, and is part of a curriculum called Tru.
Try this at home: The joys of DIY laundry detergent
UPDATE: Several alert readers have raised questions about the safety of borax, a.k.a. sodium tetraborate or sodium borate. Though borax’s power as a green cleaner has been touted in dozens of DIY recipes for years — it’s even on a list of recommended “environmentally preferable cleaners” on the EPA’s website – other sources point to evidence that the stuff is an irritant to the skin and mucous membranes and worse, a hormone disruptor that affects the reproductive system (yikes). To borax or not to borax? There’s a ton of conflicting and confusing information out there. A different page on the EPA’s site warns that “Borax, commonly considered a safer DIY ingredient, actually presents concerns for potential human health effects.” I called Rebecca Sutton, senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, for some clarity. Thank you to the readers who brought this to my attention. Maybe I’m late to the party on this one, but I had no idea that laundry detergent had such a long rap sheet.
Dolls for the Whimsical Hearts
When I was little I had a box full of Barbie dolls. Something which I'm reluctant to admit as a grown up, if I may so myself. One thing I remember, though, I always had the urge to give my Barbie a "makeover" everytime I get a new one. Be it a scraggly haircut, a black marker hair dye, an unfortunate big red lip, or a disasterous pair of smokey panda eyes. Anyway, now all grown up, I get gooey eyed everytime I spot a strange and whimsical looking art doll. I love how eerily they seem to stare at us and I'll bet they look even more beautiful in person! Well, I'll leave you to more browsing. Happy Tuesday!
The Big Chair – Building Your Own | HaHa Bird
I’ve gotten a few emails and comments asking for plans for the giant adirondack chair I built. The trouble is that I prefer building things to documenting them. But because I love you all, I buckled down and made some plans. Don’t get too excited, because these aren’t formal blueprinty plans. To do that right would require building another chair to test everything out, and there’s only room for one of these in my yard. So instead I measured the already-built chair, tried to remember what I’d done (and in some cases what I’d do differently), and rebuilt it in Google Sketchup. Please note: this description isn’t intended to be a step-by-step guide with every 1/8 of an inch and every angle accounted for. Here’s a materials list for the lumber: You’ll also need some deck screws (2.5″ or 3″), eight 1/2″ galvanized hex bolts (length depends on how you build it, but I think I used 3″), washers, and nuts. Seat/Base Cut your 12-foot 2×10 in half so you’ve got two 6-foot pieces. Backrest Armrests
Wooden animals with style
Today I discovered these wooden animals made by Edie's Lab - simple design, fresh colors, playful shapes. According to the seller, these are figurines, and not meant to be children's toys. All the same, I wish that more children's toys had this sense of style and simplicity to them. The orange-and-blue bison is definitely my favorite.
How to Hint for a Kiss from a Guy: 8 steps (with pictures)
Edited by Krystle C., Christian, Jack Herrick, Versageek and 94 others In most societies around the world, it's traditionally up to the guy to initiate a couple's first kiss. If you're a girl, this takes a lot of pressure off you, but sometimes it can be frustrating if you want to be kissed but your guy is a little too shy to try. Ad Steps 1Be inviting. 6Move in. Tips Live in the moment. Warnings If you're wearing lipstick or colored or scented lip balm, he might be apprehensive about kissing you because he doesn't want to get it on his own lips (especially if you're in public or at risk of having other people come around who might make him feel embarrassed).Telling a guy he talks too much may result in you annoying him.
The Little Cloud Flower
I realized I haven't posted a new felt flower tutorial in a long time. I love making this type of felt flower. Some people call them pom pom flowers, and there are a few variations. They remind me of little clouds you can hold in your hand, so I named them the Little Cloud flower. Plus, I already did a tutorial for flowers I called pom-pom flowers. I used a hot glue gun, but you could also use a needle and thread. The Little Cloud flower is very similar to this fabric and felt flower, and is also similar to the yellow flower in this tutorial. All you need is 10 felt circles and a hot glue gun, It's that easy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
How to Fold a Bus Note: 10 steps (with pictures)
Edit Article Edited by Zoe Volt, Krystle, Sondra C, Sarah Eliza and 21 others Summer camp has ended, and you want to give someone special a note to read on the bus as he or she is leaving. Ad Steps a Bus Note Step 1.360p.mp4 00:00 00:04 00:04 spaceplay / pauseescstopffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster (latest Chrome and Safari)←→seek . seek to previous 12…6 seek to 10%, 20%, …60% 1Start out with a rectangular piece of paper. Tips Feel free to do more than just write "Pull" on the outside of your bus note. Things You'll Need Piece of paper (either square or rectangular)Pen for your message
Chronicle Books Blog » Blog Archive » Chronicle Craft: Sneak Peek Project and Book Giveaway
As always we have some great craft books coming out this spring, with topics ranging from wallpaper projects, to sewing baby clothes, to more embroidery with Sublime Stitcher Jenny Hart! Also new to our list is Dorm Decor ($19.95, officially out in May and available for pre-order now). Dorm Decor offers a wide range of simple projects to spiff up drab dorm rooms. Beyond your dorm days? Leave a comment below telling us your tricks for brightening up a bland dorm room (or home). Oh Dear, Deer HeadExcerpted from Dorm Decor (available May 2009) For the animal lover, activist, or simply anyone with a sense of humor, this faux buck will make any dorm-room dweller proud. YOU’LL NEED: Deer templates 1 20″ x 30″ piece (3/16″-thick) foam core 1 6″ x 7″ piece (1/2″-thick) foam core 60″ length (30″-wide) wrapping paper 1 6″ x 7″ piece of contrasting paper Craft knife Cutting board Spray adhesive Picture-frame hanging wire Awl Make the pieces 1. Cover the pieces 2. 3. 4. Hang the deer head 5. 6. 7.