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How to Make a Tiki Hut Out of Paper

Tiki huts, or chickee huts, were the dwellings made by the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee tribes. The most distinguishing characteristic of the tiki hut is the thick, thatched roof. Making a tiki hut out of paper can be easily done with a few snips and a few pieces of tape....More...

Video: Adding Sunflowers for Making a Wedding Floral Centerpiece

Video Transcript Hi! I'm Ruth Dehoyes, and I'm here with Expert Village to show you how to do the perfect centerpiece for your bridal occasion. She wanted a few sunflowers. You have big sunflowers; you have little sunflowers and they always have the dead parts in them. When you get the......More...

What Does Adi Mean in Relation to Airplanes?

Anti-Detonant Injection, or ADI, is an injection of water or a methanol-water mixture into a jet engine during takeoff. This injection allows an optimal fuel mixture while cooling the engine, allowing more power for takeoff while decreasing the risk of explosion....More...

Ndebele Beading Tutorials

The Ndebele are a cultural group of native Africans living in South Africa. They are part of the migration of Bantu groups that moved from Central and East Africa to Southern Africa more than 1,600 years ago. They've always been known for their intricate beadwork, making items simply of beads withou...More...

How to Make a Balloon Fly in a Straight Line

Everybody loves balloons. Little kids mob the guy who has balloons every time they seem him. What fascinates us even more is either popping the balloons or untying the bottom and let them fly all over the place. But what may be even more interesting is finding out whether balloons can fly off straig...More...

How to Build Your Own Steampunk Wings

Steampunk is a costume aesthetic that combines Victorian fashion and mechanistic elements with fantasy designs and concepts. Almost anything goes in steampunk, provided you have the right style. To create a pair of simple steampunk wings, apply the proper metallic decorative elements and clockwork p...More...

How to Make a Stretch Lace Headband for an Infant

Adorning a baby’s head with ribbons and bows can be an enjoyable way to dress your infant. Because some babies lack sufficient hair for clips and barrettes, stretchy headbands can serve well to add the desired finery. Make a stretch lace headband for an infant, adding the bows or "bling&q...More...

How to Insert Grommets

Shoes, hammocks, drawstring knapsacks, hooded jackets and many other fabric items often have metal grommets inserted into holes where rope or string pass through. These grommets prevent the rope or string from tearing into the hole and surrounding fabric. When making fabric items with functional hol...More...

Infant Scrapbook Ideas

Compiling a baby scrapbook is one way for proud parents to capture every adorable first moment of an infant's life. Scrapbooks encourage a more interactive approach than a standard photo album, allowing family members to spotlight baby pictures with witty captions, personal items, and......More...

Homemade Christmas Tree Topper Star

While an elegant Christmas tree decked out with expensive, store-bought ornaments is a lovely sight, it does not have the same charm as a tree decorated with homemade ornaments. You don't have to decorate the entire tree with homemade ornaments. Yet having several special decorations handmade by a f...More...

Handbag Ideas

For some individuals, their handbags are some of the most important accessories they own, particularly as a handbag is a reflection of one's individual taste and personality. No matter what the desired style is, whether it's a trendy tote, cute little clutch, business-minded satchel or darling draws...More...

How to Make a King With Craft Sticks

Kids love to make crafts, and craft sticks are a cheap item to have in your craft supplies. They can be used to make boxes and houses, bridges and people. People can be made and entire stories acted out. Kings and queens, moms and dads and children, or even animals can be created out of craft or Pop...More...

How to Make a Sewn Purse

Sewing a purse can be a fun, creative way to show personal style. After choosing fabric, patterns and accessories, you can find many ways to create a home-sewn purse that will impress friends and family. Choose a premade pattern or design your own pattern at home. Either way can be fun and simple to...More...

How to Make a Bubble Wand From Telephone Wire

If your kids have been transfixed by the elaborate bubble wands at the toy store and begged you to buy them one, you have the opportunity for a fun and thrifty craft project. A spool of telephone wire---or any sturdy household or craft wire---can become a custom bubble wand. Twist wire into any shap...More...

How to Make a Realistic Dinosaur Footprint Cast

Chances are you don't have a dinosaur footprint in your backyard to make a cast of, but if you want one, you can make your own. The process for taking a cast of any footprint is pretty straight forward...the challenge (and fun part) here is creating your own footprint first.I...More...

How to Build Your Own Ab Machine

Abs, or abdominals, are the muscle group located in your stomach region and are often referred to as the Core. Many bodybuilders and athletes strive to develop a six pack, which is when the abs are highly defined and look like six cubes. To develop strong ab muscles, you have to do a lot of abdomina...More...

Examples of Color Theory

Artists have been using color theory to guide their work since long before Isaac Newton invented the color wheel in the 1660s. Spanning from the Renaissance to the 21st century, these examples show how artists have used color theory to represent reality and express emotion....More...

Safari Photo-shooting Tips

A safari trip can be an exciting adventure. Using a camera to capture the adventure can not only preserve memories of the safari trip, but can produce photographs you may be able to sell or otherwise share with others. A safari adventure offers specific challenges for photographers. Learning how to ...More...

Firewood Facts

There are many variations in firewood. These variations are helpful to know if you intend to cook on an open flame, or if you are using a fireplace or wood stove for heat. Knowing a few facts about firewood will help you purchase the type and amount of firewood that will best suit your needs....More...