Carpentry Fun Time: Sawing and Measuring
Your child knows how to use the basic carpenter’s tools. Now let’s teach them how to use the paper and pencil of woodworking – a tape measure and a saw.Carpentry Fun Time: Learning To Hammer
Children love banging on things, so you might as well teach them how to channel that energy! Here are three activities you can use to teach your children how to use a hammer.Carpentry Fun Time: Sanding Games for Children
Children love doing things with their hands, probably because hands are new to them! Here are three activities for children involving sandpaper.Whip Up a Treasure or Two Out of Leather
People have been working with leather for so long that there are no historical records of the beginnings of leather craft. Until recent historical times most households would have a few basic leather tools such as punches, awls, and various leather working needles, even if no one in the household pursued any type of leather working as a hobby.The Five Simple Steps to Gold Leafing
Gold leafing or gilding, is a form of art that reaches back into history for hundreds of years. Historically, the process of gold leafing did not involve the use of liquid gold paints. Artists throughout history used gold sheet that was made from 23 or 24 carat gold. In today’s world of gold leafing, the cost of real gold would make the hobby entirely too expensive. So we use a cheaper process that creates a perfect simulation of the antique art of gold leafing.Easter Bonnets and The Egg Head Superheroes!
We have been thinking about Easter for a while and somehow our thoughts always seem to come back to chocolate! We are considering writing about egg blowing or making Easter bonnets that looked like fried eggs but in the end we decided to mix one of our favourite crafts, ‘The Tube Superheroes’ with the seasonal chocolate egg treat and we came up with…Tips to Find the Best Sewing Machine For Beginners
Learning how to sew can be difficult, especially if you choose the wrong machine. Before choosing a sewing machine, you should identify which areas you want to focus on the most, and that will help you determine how to choose the best sewing machine for beginners.How to Make Soft Bait Fishing Lures
Interest in your fishing hobby can be greatly expanded if you add an ability to make your own soft bait fishing lures. Making the mould and casting the resin is not a difficult process and can be done with a minimum of expense and equipment.How Is Batik Fabric Made?
Batik is a great fabric that has been manufactured for hundreds of years and carries great aesthetic properties. Read below to learn more about this great fabric and its uses.Carpentry Fun Time: Inserting Screws
Children love learning new things, especially if it’s fun! Here are three activities you can use to teach your child how to use a screwdriver.Sewing – An Old Craft Is Gaining in New Appeal!
Sewing – an old craft is gaining in new appeal, and the sophisticated, newest accessories you need to join the growing resurgence in sewing just may be a pair of pinking shears and a pincushion! Once thought of and referred to as a “little old lady” activity, sewing is regaining popularity as more and more young people are trying their hand at this domestic art.Woodworking Crafts And Your Children
Woodworking is a great hobby for the whole family since everyone can be involved in some part of it, even your children (call me old school, but I can’t bring myself to call them “kids;” a kid is a baby goat, after all). And as a hobby, no one in your family will really outgrow it because woodworking is only limited by your and your child’s imagination.