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Starting A Coin
The best place to start collecting would be with pennies,
we will focus on the Lincoln Cent for the years 1909
through 1958, which are the Wheat Cents. There are still a
number of "wheat cents" showing up in circulation, so it is
possible to start a coin collection without spending a
great deal of money.
An Easy Way to
Understand Your Collectibles
What kind of gifts you often receive? Is it toy dolls,
animal figurine, antique, pottery, game, memorabilia or
something you consider as a collectables? Well, what ever
it is, as long as it pleases you, those entire gifts are
full with memory which you then consider as a collectibles.
Gifts and collectibles are not contradicting each other;
instead they are supplementing each other.
Kids Crafts: Balloons,
Bubbles & Balls #1
Craft: Colored Bubbles Activities: Flyswatter Bubbles,
Cotton Ball Pickup, Balloon Water Fun Snack: Chewy Popcorn
Balls Reading Selection: The Twenty-One Balloons by William
Pene du Bois CRAFT: Colored Bubbles Need: dishwashing
detergent food coloring or washable paint a straw paper
shallow pan. Directions: Mix about 1/2 dishwashing detergent,
and 1/3 of water in a shallow pan (cold or hot) mix any kind
of food coloring until you get the ideal color you want. If
you use paint, make sure it is washable.
Starting out. Origami is an art of paper folding, therefore
all you should need is a piece of paper and you can start
folding away without any problems, right? Well, almost. You
might need a few other things that we will talk about in
The Wonderful Art of
The potential for enjoyment of Bonsai trees is enormous.
These are the dwarf-sized trees that have been developed in
the Asian countries of China and Japan for many hundreds of
Baby Boomers Need
Creative Practical Hobbies
"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked
out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but
lately, I've just become kind of lost..
Secret Tips To Start Right
Woodworking: Where To Start - Tips From Experienced
Woodworkers. Woodworking encompasses a broad area of skills,
specialties, and applications. Some beginners take on too
much too soon or blow their savings on expensive
woodworking tools and machines that they don't know how to
use and might not ever need.
Green Thumb Not
Ah, the sweet smell of fresh flowers, herbs and fruit. But
what if you don't have room for a flower garden or a fruit
tree? What about if you always over or under water your
herb garden? What happens when your house just doesn't get
a lot of sun? And what about when you try and try but you
just don't have that coveted green thumb? Sigh.
Using Your Dogs
Dog hair (called chiengora) can be spun into yarn, much like
sheep's wool, alpaca, or any other animal fiber. The
process is the same.
Functional Pottery Makes
a Great Gift, Plain and Simple
Are you looking for something unique to give a friend or
family member for an upcoming birthday or holiday? If you
really want to wow that special someone, why not consider
purchasing an original one of a kind pottery gift that
makes life better in some way. Pottery gifts come in all
shapes, sizes, and colors and they can be practical or
Basic folds: Most of the designs that you will learn will use
a square piece of paper - and most will be done with
origami paper, so the directions will show a colored (or
gray side to indicate color) and a white side. Also, most
patterns will have an arrow that points you in the
direction of where the fold should go.
Save on Kids Craft
Supplies - Recycle!
Here is some information about how to collect and use
recycled objects in your crafts! You can save a lot of money
on arts and crafts supplies by saving things that you might
ordinarily throw away! If you are building up a craft
supply box for a classroom, daycare, church or school - get
the parents involved by sending out list of these items so
they can help out too! Make sure to prepare each item for
storage. Wash and dry anything that contained food or
Kona Cotton: The
Quilters & Embroiderers Dream Fabric
What, Exactly, Is Kona Cotton? Kona(R) cotton is a premium,
100% cotton broadcloth from Robert Kaufman Fabrics in Los
Angeles. The company introduced the fabric in the 1980's in
response to the then rapidly emerging quilting industry, an
interest that continues unabated today.
How to Make Your Own
Soap Favors for Weddings and Baby Showers
Want to make soap as a gift for your party guests? Here are
some simple tips for making soap gifts and favors:1. There
are literally hundreds of different ingredients that can be
used for soap making.
Origami, or the art of paper folding, has been around for
centuries. It is one of the most intricate, but at the same
time simple expressions of art in the world.
Wax Pencils, Stickers,
and Rubber Stamping in Your Scrapbooks
Another important writing implement for scrapbooking is a
wax pencil. Wax pencils are soft pencils designed to write
on glass, plastic and photographs.
When Working With Wood - Ignoring Could Potentially Harm
Your Health Or Kill
Woodworking: Basic Safety Tips. Woodworking can be a
dangerous undertaking if you are not careful and choose to
disregard safety guidelines. A circular saw, router, or
other piece of power equipment can disfigure and even kill
if not used properly.
For leather work, consider the basics: an awl and spare
point, a retractable X-acto knife and spare blades, a
retractable knife with a break-off blade and a rotary
punch. In addition, you'll need needles, a lump of beeswax
and some waxed linen thread.
Tech-Savvy Crafters Can
The image of a crafter or artisan is often serene, even
pastoral. It's easy to imagine a potter spinning his wheel
in his barn-turned-studio and then selling his wares at the
little farmer's market down the road.
Easy Crafts for Kids -
Help with Learning
According to the research on child cognitive development,
making use of basic easy crafts for kids can stimulate
their mental growth and enhance the learning process. Since
early times, mankind has always known that early crafts for
kids taught some important lessons.