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Instructions for How to Make a Kirigami Pop-Up Card

Just as origami is the Japanese art of folding paper, kirigami is the Japanese art of cutting paper. Kirigami involves folding paper certain ways to cut out symmetrical forms. You can cut out everything from simple flowers and stars to very complicated pictures like pandas, frogs, and aviators that

Artist in Residence Grants

Residence grants enable artists to enhance their creativity.artist image by george mai from Fotolia.comArtist-in-residence grants enable artists to reside and work in art residencies through grant funding. Successful applicants are provided with shelter and a stipend along with studios...

How to Airbrush Your Face at Home

Airbrush makeup, once only found on Hollywood movie sets, is now available to the masses. At-home airbrush kits make it possible to apply your foundation and achieve a flawless, natural finish that lasts up to 24 hours. You can also use an airbrush system to apply sunless tanning solution to your fa

How to Make African Wax Prints

African wax printed fabric features colorful geometric designs. These designs also include symbols like clasping hands, flowers, human figures and even words. Originating in Indonesia, these wax-resist fabrics crossed Africa from east to west, eventually becoming popular over the majority of the con

How to Make a Harvest Garland for Thanksgiving

Garlands are a delightful way to enhance a doorway or banister during the Thanksgiving holiday. They are easy to create, and you can make one yourself from common plants collected from your own garden and a trip to the local market or craft store.

How to Make a Tutu Skirt for a Newborn

Create an adorable tutu skirt for a newborn to wear alone or attach it to a diaper shirt for a tutu dress. You can give the homemade keepsake skirt to a mother-to-be at a baby shower and watch the guests ogle the adorable creation or make the tutu for your own infant.

Children's Bible Study Activities

Children can learn about the Bible through hands-on activities.holiday bible image by palms from Fotolia.comChildren will learn more easily when they can take part in hands-on activities and crafts. This is particularly true when kids are studying a subject that is challenging or deep,...

How to Make Cookie Cutters From Cardboard

When you're in a pinch for cookie cutters, making your own from cardboard can be a fun, inexpensive alternative to making a trip to the store and buying them. Additionally, if you want a custom shape, cardboard cookie cutters are often much easier to make yourself than finding the shape in metal or

How to Make a Purse Out of a Scarf

Need a new purse for a night out on the town? This silk scarf creation takes only minutes to pull together. Try purchasing large silk scarves in a variety of colors and patterns from thrift stores or other resale shops. Keeping the scarves on hand means that you'll always be able to snag the perfec

How to Make Incense Easily

Incense has been used for cleansing homes and work places as well as for religious ceremonies for centuries. No matter what type of scent you add to it, it has a very distinct aroma that is easy to identify. You can make your own scented incense at home using essential oils. Experiment with mixing a

Tutorial on Using Neon Colors in Photoshop

Photoshop is a versatile program that can be used for a variety of purposes. Many of the filters and other features of Photoshop programs make it easy to create special effects in artwork. A popular look, especially for fonts or logos, is a neon effect. Creating a very vivid, neon color is easy, and

How to Make Your Own Pottery Dinnerware

A charmingly rustic set of dinnerware can be created without a pottery wheel by using the coil-and-pinch pot method of pottery making. A set of these dishes and matching mugs can be created at home with no special supplies, but a kiln is necessary to fire the pottery, which will make it suitable for

How to Make a Pickaxe in "Minecraft"

"Minecraft" is a sandbox game, developed by Markus Persso, which allows players to create items by using materials available in the game world. A variety of items may be crafted and the structures that may created are up to an individual's imagination. The basic game play of "Minecraft" consists of

Church Activities and Crafts for Children

Church activities help children understand the essentials of faith in God in a creative wayview of church. exterior of a church image by L. Shat from Fotolia.comActivities help interest children in spiritual things and teach them how faith in God is essential to all aspects of their...

How to Make Paper Bluebells

Bluebells are pretty clustered flowers in the lily family. Native to European woodlands, the tiny flowers bloom in spring and are much loved for their delicate, attractive appearance. You can make paper bluebells to decorate your home for spring or to teach students about the different parts of a fl

How to Take the Spring Out of the Airsoft Tactical X-9

The airsoft-brand Tactical X-9 toy weapon is based on the AK-47 rifle developed by the Russians. The spring powering the foam dart or rubber pellet that the X-9 can fire can lose its tension over time, but it can be restored to a fully working state if compressed. To fix the spring, disassemble the

Video: Calligraphy Tips on Names: Part 1

Video Transcript Alright now, we're still sort of on the theme of names. I often am hired to put names on things other than single page types of things. It's easy enough when you make a mistake on an envelope or on a diploma to throw it away and start again. But supposing what you're...

Video: How to Make Stamps With Encaustic Wax

Video Transcript What's fun is to make your own handmade stamps to work with when you're doing your art pieces. I was delighted to just have sold a painting using this stamp in it so I can't show you the painting. But this was the stamp I created to work with the picture. I would stamp...

How to Make Your Own Crunch Art

Crunch art is crunching paper or fabric together to create a picture. Kits can be purchased to create these works of art. However the same affect can be created using old shirts, a color printer, and Styrofoam from a package you received in the mail. Crunch art projects are great projects for kids a