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Tips on Lighting Outdoor Portraits
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Taking portraits outdoors is one of the easiest ways to get a professional-looking, flattering photo everyone will love. Sometimes the pictures just seem to come out wonderfully without any effort, while other times nothing seems to work right. By following just a few basic tips, however, you can ensure your outdoor portraits almost always turn out well. Focus On The EyesGood portraits are all

How to Make a One-Shoulder Dress
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One-shoulder dresses are an enduring trend. Depending upon the style, the dress may be draped and elegant or much more playful. Choose classic black in a fitted style or bold color accented with ruffles. The basic construction of most one shoulder dresses is quite simple, with limited fitting. This makes the one-shoulder dress an excellent choice for a DIY project, even for a beginner.Difficulty:M

How to Make a Paddlewheel Cardboard Boat
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Cardboard isn't the first choice in building materials, but it's an impressive and versatile material that has a wide variety of rainy-day uses, such as making a paddlewheel-powered toy boat to race in a bathtub. They're simple to make and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Cardboard box
Ruler
Marker
Duct tape
Scissors or

How to Know If Pfaltzgraff Dishes Are Old
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The production of Pfaltzgraff stoneware began in 1811 by George Pfaltzgraff, a German immigrant who settled in York, Pennsylvania. He began making salt-glazed jugs and crocks for food storage and later moved on to outdoor items such as flowerpots and animal feeders. When consumer needs changed during and after World War II, the company was savvy enough to switch over to dinnerware, forever changin

How to Make Artificial Roses
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Roses are symbols of love and remembrance. Learning how to make artificial roses will let you show loved ones how much you care. They last longer and are more economical then real roses, making them ideal decorations for weddings, holidays and other events. Ribbon roses are especially beautiful and easy to make.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Spool of No. 9 (1½-inch-wide)

Wa Hoo Marble Game Instructions
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Wa Hoo marble games involve players battling to see who's quickest to get their marbles around a board and safely home. While the original game has undergone reinventions through the years and led other manufacturers to release similar games like Aggravation, Parcheesi, Sorry! and Trouble, you can play the original in all of its glory (plus a more recent version.) Basic InstructionsPlay against

How to Craft With Match Boxes
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In addition to storing wood-stick matches, drawer-style cardboard matchboxes can become the base for adorable craft projects such as party favors or baby birth announcements. Use simple crafting techniques to adorn the boxes with patterned paper and embellishments that suit the theme, holiday or colors of the project. Fill each paper drawer with objects ranging from tiny photos to three-dimensiona

Guidelines for Treating Potassium Permanganate
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Potassium permanganate is a highly toxic chemical and strong oxidizer that requires careful handling and disposal. The chemical can be ordered only by laboratories with certification for its use. The following article covers the important guidelines to treating and handling potassium permanganate. Safety PrecautionsWhen treating and handling potassium permanganate, one of the most important pr

How to Make a Paper Boat That Floats on Water
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Kids can make paper boats to float, race and play with. They can also learn something in the process. Teach them how to use different tools, such as a compass and ruler, in ways they would never have thought of. Float the boats in a bathtub or stream when you are done.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Index cards
Pencil
Compass
Ruler
Scissors
Glue

How to Construct a Cardboard Boat

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While it's possible to make a boat out of a variety of substances, one of the last choices is any paper product. Cardboard, for example, can absorb water and become flimsy when wet. A paper boat won't be crossing any oceans, but pitting your cardboard creation against the stiffest competition can be a rewarding and entertaining weekend activity.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Thin

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