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How to Cut Thin Plastic Sheets
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You can easily cut thin plastic sheets less than 1/16 inch (.063) thick with a utility knife. Harder clear plastics such as polycarbonate may require multiple passes with a knife, but the result will be a clean cut finished edge with no chips or cracks. Softer colored plastic sheets often require two passes and then must be snapped on the score line. Whichever type of thin plastic sheeting you are

How to Make Easy 3D Paper Flowers
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Paper flowers are fun to make and last longer than real blossoms. Anything goes as far as color, pattern, size and type of paper. With simple materials that can be found around the house, make a vase full of daisies to brighten your room or brighten someone's day. Any age group can make these daisies for any occasion.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
9-by-12-inch sheet of constr

How to Build a Round Bird House
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A birdhouse is a not only a great craft idea, but a nice addition to any tree to increase birds to watch around your home. Birdhouses can be very complex to simple in design. One of the easiest birdhouse designs is a round birdhouse.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
1 gallon tin can of some food/product
Drill bit with 2-inch hole attachment

How to Extend the Life of Plaster of Paris
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Plaster of Paris is a versatile patching and molding compound that has been used for centuries in construction, medicine and art. Plaster of Paris was named in the 1700's after large deposits of gypsum were discovered near Paris. Now the term is used for any plaster containing gypsum, sand and water. The compound is easy to use, but articles made from Plaster of Paris may easily break. However, th

Homemade Book Shelves
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Books are heavy. For one thing, they weigh a lot. But, also, they carry with us the ages of mankind. The ones we own say something about who we are. Book shelves, then---where books live---are tasked not only with the duty of holding up all that paper, but with doing justice to some of our most meaningful possessions. However, because a bookshelf's practical function is so basic, and because prefa

How to Trim an RC Plane
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When you make your first flight with a new RC airplane chances are you will have to make some small adjustments to the control surfaces to obtain level flight. These adjustments are called trimming the aircraft because you use the trim levers on the transmitter. Flying an untrimmed plane can be a real challenge; have an experienced RC pilot with you for the maiden flight.Difficulty:ModerateInstruc

How to Glue Cardboard
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Cardboard can be used to make nearly anything, including toys, playhouses and dioramas. The type of glue you use depends on a number of factors, including the thickness of the cardboard and what it will be used for. Children should have adult supervision when using glue.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

Plug in the glue

How to Build a Micro Camera
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If you have some old SLR equipment in your possession, a simple micro lens can be fashioned from one camera body and two interchangeable lens of different focal lengths. All that is needed is a filter adapter that fits into the threads of each lens. Once put together, this homemade device produces striking results, yet the whole thing can be disassembled, and each lens can also be used individuall

How to Decorate a Cardboard Box Wishing Well
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A cardboard wishing well is a delightful addition to a baby shower, birthday party or other special event for children or adults. Guests write down their wish for the guest of honor on a piece of paper and place it inside. Guests can either have their wish remain anonymous or sign their names. After the party is over, the guest of honor reads the wishes left for them at their leisure. In addition,

How to Create a Picture Holder
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Picture frames are one way that you can display your photos. The problem with picture frames is they take up quite a bit of room and can be quite costly. You can make your own picture holder, that can hold several different pictures and will take up a fraction of the space, with a few supplies from the craft store. The best part of a homemade picture holder is the money it will save you over pictu

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