Crafts

Running out of easy craft ideas to do with siblings and friends? Classic potato stamps are an oldie but a goodie. Create some great new designs for cards or fabric.       Supplies:     Potatoes Knife Cookie cutter paint or ink pads       Step 1. Cut potato in half       Step 2. Choose a cookie cutter to make a shape or draw on the potato free hand. (I chose an acorn cutter and did a free hand star to show...

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We love puzzles of all sizes and difficulty, especially now in quarantine. They are a fun way to spend time with loved ones or to exercise your noggin. While many are engaged in puzzle swaps with friends and family, some puzzles you love so much that you want to save and put up as a decorative item.    Here are Four different options:     1. Buy pre-made puzzle glue....

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Some bottle caps have designs that you want to carry around with you, and after this tutorial you will be able to do just that!   A couple of materials you will need include: a bottle cap a marker a hammer safety pins.   Make sure that your safety pins are long enough to go through the bottle cap and connect. You’d hate to make the holes on the bottle cap...

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Bleaching clothes is coming back into style. There are hundreds of tutorials on youtube and tik tok; but here is one that you can easily do at home with some black clothes and cleaning products.   I love this style because bleaching black fabric gives you a rusty orange color that stands out and gets me excited for Halloween.       Materials:     Black clothing (cotton) Rubber Bands Gloves Cleaning Solution       Create/twist spirals into your...

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This week the IRL featured five talented student's from Devin Bell's Advanced Stop Motion Class! During the spring quarter we supplied kits with materials for animation and puppet building to students to support them during this period of remote learning.     Check out our social media pages  to see the incredible work students have been making - including some of their other work!       IRL Handles @irlspace - Twitter ...

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Whether you are looking for a new hobby or just another way to pass the time, painting straight onto denim jackets can be a fun way to get creative and express yourself!    Here’s a list of materials you’ll need to get started: a denim jacket, acrylic paint, gac 900, paint brushes, a paint marker, and a poster board (optional). 1. Start by using a buttoning up the...

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More and more people are looking to spend time outside now that the weather is warming up. One hobby that has been gathering interest with people stuck at home is birdwatching. It is important that you continue to social distance while enjoying the outdoors, and birdwatching is a good way to do that because generally, most birds are active at dawn and dusk. Here are...

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This tutorial will show you how to make approximately ½ gallon of liquid soap out of 4 oz. of bar soap overnight. It only requires about 30 minutes of hands-on time, and you can find most (if not all) the materials you will need in your house. Here’s what you will need:   Materials 1 large pot ½ gallon of water Large spoon 4 oz. of bar...

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DIY Bath Bombs: 3 Recipes    Bath bombs are easy fun things you can make at home for relaxation or for gifting loved ones. Bath bombs are similar to the Oobleck some of us used to make in our elementary science classes because of a common ingredient: Cornstarch. While some recipes don't use this, all recipes use sodium bicarbonate or baking soda as well as a reacting...

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