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postheadericon How to Create a New Animal

How to Create a New Animal

Creating a cool, new species is fun! You can make one just for the heck of it, or to use in a drawing or story. 1 Decide on a “body type”. Would your animal’s body structure look like a normal cat? Maybe a squirrel? Use this animal body type to make a base for your design. Try sketching it out on a piece of paper. Use a reference image to get the anatomy correctly. 2 Now, decide on anything that might be slightly different. Let’s say you chose a housecat…

postheadericon How to Appear to Save a Fly From Drowning

How to Appear to Save a Fly From Drowning

If you find a fly floating in a cup of water you left in the living room, or in a fountain or puddle outside, you might be able to fool your friends into believing you’ve resurrected it from the dead. 1 Sprinkle a napkin with salt (just enough to coat it). 2 Remove fly gently and carefully from the water. You don’t want to accidentally damage its body (especially the wings). 3 Place the fly on the napkin. 4 Wrap the fly–again, gently and carefully–in the napkin. 5 Wait for…

postheadericon How to Create an Earth and Moon Model

How to Create an Earth and Moon Model

You don’t need a power telescope to look at the earth and moon system, because you can make an earth and moon model yourself. 1 Take a hammer, and hammer 2 long nails into the sticks, one at each end. The nails need to be long enough to pierce the wood so that the point stick out about 1 cm (ask an adult for help if you need it). 2 Take the large ball and stick it onto the end of one of the nails on the stick. 3 Put…

postheadericon How to Create and Work a Juxl Puzzle

How to Create and Work a Juxl Puzzle

All you need to make a Juxl puzzle is a sheet of paper and a pencil. The rules are simple, but they are also more challenging than you might expect. Once you have solved a Juxl, you may add colors or shading to create your own artwork, such as the ones shown here. You may also want to try a harder Juxl. 1 Draw four groups of three lines each. Leave some space between the lines. You can put the groups anywhere on the page, facing any direction, but it…

postheadericon How to Create an Apollonian Gasket

How to Create an Apollonian Gasket

Two Parts:Understand Key ConceptsConstructing the Apollonian GasketCommunity Q&A An Apollonian Gasket is a type of fractal image that is formed from a collection of ever-shrinking circles contained within a single large circle. Each circle in the Apollonian Gasket is tangent to the adjacent circles – in other words, the circles in the Apollonian Gasket make contact at infinitely small points. Named for the Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga, this type of fractal can be drawn (by hand or by computer) to reasonable degree of complexity, forming a beautiful, striking image….

postheadericon How to Create an Awesome Discovery Girls Star Form

How to Create an Awesome Discovery Girls Star Form

Have you ever wanted to be a discovery girl star? Well you have to send an entry form first. So let this article be your guide. 1 You have to go online to discovergirls.com and read the tips and rules. You have to be ages 8-12. Don’t think you can lie because you are going to have to get your parents to sign a permission slip. 2 Read some of the discovery girl magazines for inspiration.Then get out a piece of paper an d brainstorm some ideas.I will list a…

postheadericon How to Create and Design Your Own Faberge Egg from a Real Egg

How to Create and Design Your Own Faberge Egg from a Real Egg

This a great way for giving away presents or just put them around your house. People that see them will be very impressed. 1 Take the egg and place the straight pin on the smaller side of the egg. Take the hammer and lightly tap the end of the pin until is makes a small hole in the end of the egg. 2 Take the pin and put it in the egg to break the yolk. This will make it easier for draining the egg. 3 Turn the egg so…

postheadericon How to Create an Angel Out of Quilling Paper

How to Create an Angel Out of Quilling Paper

Have you ever thought of making an angel out of quilling strips? This relatively simple process can be followed to create Christmas decorations for your Christmas tree, table or just about anywhere! Make one, or create a heavenly host of angels. Get started at step one below. 1 Take a broad quilling strip for the angel’s body. Choose an angelic color, or any color you like. Use white and paint your finished Angel if you like. 2 Roll the quilling strip and apply glue to it to secure the end….

postheadericon How to Create an Apple Doll

How to Create an Apple Doll

This how-to shows you how to make a really cool doll, made of an apple! Just follow these 6 easy steps. 1 Take a medium-sized apple, and peel it. Crisp apples such as Granny Smith or Gala Empire are best but soft ones work fine. 2 Take a small knife, it can be plastic or real, and form a nose, eyebrows, mouth and eyes. Optional – add some little cuts and dents all over the ‘flesh’ of the doll. 3 Once the apple looks like the face you intended, stop….

postheadericon How to Create a Mold for Candles

How to Create a Mold for Candles

Many common household items can be used for candle molds. This is a very inexpensive way to make candles. 1 Save heavy cardboard type containers. Useful types of cardboard include a Pringles can, Chinese take-out containers, or waxed milk cartons. Make sure that the cardboard is coated with wax in some way… regular cardboard will absorb the melted wax and become a fire hazard, not to mention a mess. 2 Wipe the inside of the container with a damp paper towel to remove any food residue. 3 Attach your wick…