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How to Whiten Teeth With a Photo Program

In photos, people want their teeth to look as white as possible. With advanced photo editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS5 or the consumer version Photoshop Elements, you can whiten a subject's teeth using the "Smart Brush Tool." This tool makes it very easy to accomplish what can otherwise b

How to Join Crochet Edging

Crocheting and knitting is increasing in popularity, a trend that could be due to the teaching done by current needlework enthusiasts. In a 2010 survey, 80% of respondents said they taught at least one person to crochet or knit in the past year. The same study found that smaller projects, such as ha

How to Make Beeswax Candles

Before we start making beeswax candles, let's make sure we know where beeswax comes form. Beeswax is a natural wax produced in bee hives and honey bees. It is mostly esters and fatty acids and ...

How to Wire Wrap Glass

Wire wrapping allows artists to make pendants and charms from objects that otherwise couldn't be easily made into jewelry. Examples include stone shards and chips, agate slabs, marbles, and irregularly shaped sea glass and glass tiles. Glass is especially hard to work into jewelry because of its bre

How to Make Birdhouses With Pretzel Sticks

Birdhouses can add a touch of style or individuality to a lawn or garden. The sounds of the birds attracted to the houses can also bring tranquility to your outdoor space. Manufactured birdhouses can be purchased almost anywhere during the spring and summer months, but these cookie-cutter houses won

How to Make Soap Balls with Bath Salts

You can make soap balls with a number of bath-related items, such as bath oils, lavender flower petals or even bath salts. The process for making homemade soap balls is the same for whichever additive you wish to include. All you need is a basic, simple soap (such as Dove) for your basis and the bat

Free Asian Scroll Art Lessons

Because of the expensive supplies, painting can eventually wear out a wallet. Include art lessons and the cost skyrockets. However, there are opportunities in most locations to learn Asian scroll painting for free. All it takes is a little hard work and diligence, but in six months to a year, you ca

How to Burn the Edges of Parchment Paper

Parchment paper is the ideal choice for crafts that require paper that looks old. Parchment paper can be dyed with tea and crumpled. You also can burn the edges. You don't need very many supplies to age parchment paper by burning its edges, and the supplies you do need, can be found at a grocery sto

How to Make a Real Cartoon

A real cartoon consists of a number of drawings in which each drawing differs only slightly from the first. Each drawing basically leads the character, or characters, in the cartoon through a certain action. For example, in a cartoon where the character is walking from point A to point B, each drawi

How to Make Yuna's Half Skirt

Yuna Gunner is a warrior character from the video game Final Fantasy X-2. Like many anime-style characters, her clothes are close-fitting, impractical and very cool-looking. Aside from a midriff-baring lace tank and very short shorts, Yuna's costume features a blue half-skirt that covers her left h

How to Melt Crayons Into Shapes

Looking for a way to recycle broken crayons? There has never been a better time for that. Whether you are looking to find a great little project to do with kids or if you are trying to save money by giving old crayons new life, one thing is certain; recycling is all the rage. Follow these simple

How to Make a Flap Jack Acrobat Toy

There are a couple variations of the flap jack acrobat toy. They both are good teaching tools for learning about force and movement and allow children to express their creativity and crafty nature as well. The paper version of the tumbling acrobat is quicker and easier to make. Make several and have

How to Make Jewelry From Dried Flowers From a Funeral Arrangement

The easiest type of jewelry to make from flowers is to encase pressed flowers, which are already dried, into small, circular glass encasings, which you can wear as charms on a bracelet or a necklace. However, when dealing with funeral flower arrangements that are already dried, you simply cannot pre

Other Uses for Plastic CD Cases

The new trend is music is to switch from compact discs and other traditional media to digital formats. If you've recently gone digital and have a bunch of old CD cases, don't throw them away. Instead use them to create useful or decorative projects and gifts. These recycling projects are...

Easy Science & Cooking Activities for Young Children

Simple activities help children learn about science.brightly colored science test tubes image by Steve Johnson from Fotolia.comSmall children, especially children of preschool age or younger, love nothing better than to make a mess, whether in the kitchen or the science lab. While...

Which Hornets Enclose Their Nests?

Hornets are highly social members of the insect order Hymenoptera along with wasps, bees and some other stinging insects. They have a diverse array of nesting habits, and numerous species of hornets build enclosed nests. Nests provide protection to larvae while adults hunt for food to bring back to

How to Make a Vampire Robe

Dressing up for a costume party or Halloween can be a daunting task. Choosing the costume, deciding if you want to purchase a factory-made outfit or make your own, and adding the final touches can be an exhausting process. However, if you have decided to make your own vampire costume, you can make t

Crafts Using Candy Canes

Use candy canes to make festive craft projects.colurful candy canes image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.comCandy canes are not only sweet to eat but can be used in some craft projects that will add to the holiday spirit in your house or make great gifts. Candy canes are a symbol of the...