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How to make a Corkman named Vincent the Traveler

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"Wine is the nectar of the gods, the one who doesn’t love wine – don’t love life" - wrote one Greek philosopher. It is hard to disagree with him, wine (in moderatedose) is good for health, it strengthens veins and fills the body with vitamins. It also has a unique pleasant taste and incomparable aroma. Good wine, like fireworks, can cause a riot of taste, "playing" from one taste nuance to another. Many wine lovers leave corks from the bottlesas a memento, which contain the brand of wine and the start date of its production. Large number of corks accumulatesover time, uselessly gathering dust somewhere in ...

How to cast on for knitting

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Apprentice needlewoman often cannot study out knitting patterns published in specialized magazines. Only by learning to knit different patterns, you can combine them in the unique handiwork. 2 knitting needles Yarns Stretch the thread in your left hand so that it’s short end be situated on the thumb of your hand, and the working thread on the forefinger. Take needles in the right hand. Put needles on top of the working thread. Lower the needles with the working thread under the thread, which is stretched under the ...

How to make a funny cow out of play dough (plasticine)

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I suddenly discovered that there was nothing in my life that I could do, this began when my grandson was born. I never played football or drew and I never imagined working with clay either. But when he arrived, I discovered that with love and affection I could do anything impossible. I began to search about easy crafts that I could do together with my grandson in the Internet and I found out that one of the best and interesting projects that we could do together is sculpt with play dough. So today we are going to sculpt a funny cow made of colorful plasticine. You may not be impressed that it is not a real work of art ...

How to sculpt a ladybird from the play dough

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Sculpting a ladybird out of play dough is very easy; you will learn this is this step by step instruction. You will find these steps very easy to handle; it can even be done by a 4-year old child. Multi-colored play dough Stack Create the trunk of a ladybird by using red dough; you will need to make this into a ball. You may use as much red clay as you like since this is the only time you will use this colored clay. Cut the ball in half, but not completely. This will be the insect´s wings. Slightly flatten the ball using a stack. Get ...

How to sculpt a cheerful caterpillar out of play dough (plasticine)

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Sculpting a caterpillar out of clay is very easy to do it can be done even by a 3 or 4 year old child. Aside from being easy, it is also very fun. A child however will not just have fun while doing this creative activity but he will also be able to develop manual skills in rolling clay into balls, pressing clay from molds and even how to make clay butterflies as well. This activity may be easy but initially it needs the supervision of an adult. Multi-colored play dough We'll need green play dough more than other colors, so you need to manage green ...

How to Make a Gloomy Cat in Origami

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Perhaps, at night all cats are gray, but these gloomy origami cats are figures which are extraordinary in every sense. If you have never folded paper before in your life or have only managed to make a folded ship, you may create this project as a souvenir. Paper will undergo many folds before a simple paper will turn into a steady silhouette of a  cat. Let's remember that the "curved" bends are called "mountain" (we bend "from themselves"), and "concave" would refer to the "valley" (we bend "on themselves"). Using this scheme, these are designated by a dot-dash line and a dotted line respectively. Look at ...

How to make a toy cat out of nylon stockings

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Once your nylon pantyhose comes unfitness you tend to throw it away. However it can still be used but in a totally different way. These may be created into a soft toy. You don't need a lot of materials for this project but you need skill and patience. Old nylon tights A little padding polyester or cotton Decoration for cat's face and accents (buttons, ribbons, fur, tinsel, etc.) Cut the top of the pantyhose. Cut the seams and the upper elastic. You got 2 rectangular shaped pantyhose workpieces. But we need square sheets ...

How to make a cat out of salt dough

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Salt dough has excellent ductility properties. It's a pleasure to work with this material in comparison with plasticine which needs to be pre-kneaded hard for the some time. Dough is made from a very simple recipe. Wheat flour Salt Water Place 5 oz. (150 g.) of flour in a cup. Take 5 oz. (150 g.) of salt. Pour salt in a bowl together with the flour. Mix the dry ingredients up. Water is added in portions in very small injections. On the above mentioned amount of flour and salt, you have to add about 1.8 oz. (50 g.) of ...

How to make a simple origami kitten

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Children under the age of 5-6 years will certainly be interested in making this project, especially if the child loves to watch cartoons about a kitten. On paper, they are able to work using their imagination. With the technique of origami this project will be very easy to do. But even if its the first time they learn about it, they can start to learn to fold paper to make this simple toy. Colored paper Scissors You will need to use 2 paper squares. You can bend them out of a sheet of rectangular shape paper: bend and pull the top corner ...

How to make an origami cat out of paper

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These cats are mischievous and capricious they are also affectionate and obedient. Just like origami seals: when you make these cats for the first time you may find it hard. But with the use of paper you can make colorful and cute cats. So let's start working to make these slender cats. A small slip of paper with a ratio length/width of 1:3 (eg, 2.36x7.08 inches or 6x18 cm). Check the folds if the side of the paper is in different colors to make a colorful cat. Fold the strip of paper in half. Each of the sides should also be folded into half ...