A compass rose is a decorative tool that is usually displayed on a map corner to indicate direction. Compass roses range from simple, non-ornate drawings to fancy, intricate designs. Creating a compass rose is a good way to teach children about directions. Making your own rose is easy and you can de
When Halloween rolls around, it's all about the pumpkin. Every year, it seems that new pumpkin carving ideas seem to spring up out of the ground and those with the best and most interestingly carved pumpkins get the praise. New ideas are sometimes hard to come by, but why not try this one: tattooing
Gold is very distinctive in appearance and there are tests to determine if it is real. Nitric acid is sometimes used to test the validity of gold. Most jewelers have a "makers mark" that is imprinted on their jewelry and it can be found with a visual inspection. Looking for a "makers mark" can be mi
Rubber treads often conjure up images of commercial or outdoor use, welcoming shoppers into department stores or acting as industrial-strength front porch welcome mats. However, rubber treads have just as much utility indoors as they do outdoors. Homeowners can use these versatile mats and tiles to
"Pokemon HeartGold" was released for the Nintendo DS in 2010. TMs, or Technical Machines, are used to teach Pokemon moves that they may not otherwise learn. These machines are only able to be used once, at which point they disappear from your inventory. "HeartGold" has two TMs that teach Dragon type
Using embroidery floss, you can make a simple bracelet in less than 10 minutes. These bracelets work well as a kids' craft for childcare centers, schools or home. You can make a braided bracelet or a beaded bracelet. Buy embroidery floss and beads at a craft store or in a sewing or jewelry-making de
A spooky black cat is an image that almost instantly calls to mind the holiday of Halloween. If you want to add a black cat image to your holiday design, or you just want some practice sketching out a cartoon feline, learn how to draw a basic Halloween cat. The shape of the cat is easy to make, espe
When the holidays arrive, there are always many opportunities to present gifts and treats to friends, neighbors and family. Add scouting troops, sports clubs and school friends to the holiday treat list and you will need plenty of treats to pass around. Make your own reindeer themed treat holders wi
Successful games for quilt guilds are based on the common interests about which quilters are most passionate -- fabric, fabric, fabric and still more fabric. Lively games can build on this shared interest and engage guild members in fresh opportunities for fun and conversation. A mix of active games
One block wonder quilts are made from a single fabric that is cut into a specific shape, sewn to form a specific block and then put together to form an all over pattern for the quilt top. Because of the type of cutting process used, a design board is essential when laying out the blocks to achieve t
Starfish, or more accurately sea stars, are typically viewed as predators. However, as with most other creatures in the sea, the starfish has a dual role as both predator and prey. While starfish rely heavily on various species of mollusk for survival, they are also subject to predation by some larg
Size 2T clothing is made for toddlers that weigh 24 to 30 pounds and stand approximately 32 to 36 inches tall. The difference between clothing labeled 24 months and 2T is that the latter is generally designed for slightly taller toddlers and is made slightly slimmer because the clothing does not acc
Women in the arts can find grant opportunities.venus from milo image by Tomasz Cebo from Fotolia.comMany grant opportunities are available for women working as professional artists. Artists applying for grants should produce a body of work to include in their application that informs the...
Use simple shapes to create dog crafts with kids.funny dogs image by araraadt from Fotolia.comDogs seem to provide kids with a favorite subject when drawing pictures. Take advantage of that enthusiasm with a variety of crafts for kids. Crafts simple enough for the youngest kids require...
Counted cross stitch can be used to create pillowcases, bookmarks, quilt squares, and framed wall art. Depending on the project, you may have quickly stitched an image, or you may be completing a labor of love which has taken months or even years to stitch. After you've put in a lot of work to creat
Priorities represent a very vital part in running a successful business since such resources allow you to keep on track of optimizing important business factors. Whereas many company owners place an incredible amount of pressure on themselves in order to satisfy all of these priorities, it is import
Scarves are fast and easy projects that are especially great when made on a knitting loom. A knitting loom is a circular frame with pegs for wrapping loops of yarn around repeatedly. The scarves you can make with a knitting loom have the added benefit of being double-layer scarves that are extra war
A stencil allows you to add your own creative flair to virtually anything, including walls, pillows, furniture and lamps. In this age-old technique, a medium is applied through a cutout template of a particular design. Painting is the most popular medium to use, although crayons, colored pencils and
The US-2400 is a digital audio workstation (DAW) controller manufactured by Tascam. It is designed to seamlessly integrate with a number of DAWs, including ProTools, Sonar, Digital Performer and Logic. Although not shipped with preset controller values for use with Steinberg's Nuendo DAW, the US-240
Coloring carnations at home is an affordable, long-lasting way to personalize your space, and it makes a great science experiment for children. Carnations are inexpensive flowers and last from 7 to 14 days. With a few items from around your home, you can make your own colored carnations.