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Crafts & Hobbies Information

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.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners: Perfect for Cleaning Pool Tables


A friend of mine bought a robotic vaccum cleaner as a gag. It's actually pretty fun to watch it semi randomly roaming around the room.

Step-By-Step Guide For Creating Collages and Other Unique Picture Frames


So you want to make a collage or perhaps you are interested in creating a unique shadow box to hold your valuable photographs and memorabilia. No problem! Whether you want to create lasting memories using cheap picture frames, discount picture frames or even wholesale picture frames, here are some pointers for creating lasting memories right the first time every time.

Fun with Origami!


Storing origamiThis is a great question. Many people want to hold on to their special crafts for years to come.

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 extravagant.

Antique Delft and Very Collectible Tiles and Ceramics: Beginners Start Here


So you fancy starting a collection but you're not sure what to collect? How About . .

Origami Secrets Revealed


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.

What Is A Reverse Painting?


Welcome to the world of Reverse Painting on Glass. Reverse painting on glass has been considered a popular 'art of the people' for  many centuries.

The Unusual Characteristics Of Reverse Painting


By stepping backwards in time one can discover an important part of art history associated with reverse painting on glass.It was an era that heralded the use of this art form 'en masse' during which people in communities could directly express in their own original way what they lived, perceived and felt in their own daily lives.

A Brief History Of Reverse Painting On Glass


Reverse painting on glass has been a form of art expression since extremely ancient times. It is difficult to precisely date a number of much more ancient artworks.

Family Fun on the Rails


Imagine your are five years old. As your family arrives at the train station, your hand slips free of your Mom's and you dash over to the tracks.

Choosing The Right Mat Board Colour For Your Art Work


The framing industry has no books, no set theory, not hard and fast rules on how to pick colours. There are some personal opinions from various writers but that's all they are.

Introduction to Hobby Metal Casting for the Practical Home Mechanic - Engineer


Your enjoyment will start right from the moment you start to build the simple equipment required. It is possible to create amazing things in metal with a home foundry.

How to Create a Reverse Painting on Glass


Introduction:Glass is a non-absorbant painting support which does not allow paint to easily adhere to it - apart from through the paint's own drying process.For this reason the outlines of a subject painted on glass need to be simplified when applied to an extremely smooth glass surface.

Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Keep Kids Busy with Crafts This Summer


They're out of school and back to torment the neighborhood this summer. You remember the days.

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