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How to Make the Manger Scene with Clay Pots

How to Make the Manger Scene with Clay Pots

This unique holiday activity is a rewarding and engaging project that you can create with your kids or a small Sunday school class. This craft can even be fun just to do on your own. These pieces make wonderful decorations and can even be sold at holiday craft fairs. Please note, if you're making th......[Read More]
How to Make Your Own Stained Glass Address Sign

How to Make Your Own Stained Glass Address Sign

You are required to have the address numbers of your home where they are visible, but how you accomplish this is up to you. A creative option is to make your own stained glass address sign.......[Read More]
What Is a Halogen-Containing Compound?

What Is a Halogen-Containing Compound?

Find out the types of halogen-containing compounds in chemistry.......[Read More]
How to Identify the Maker of a Cuckoo Clock

How to Identify the Maker of a Cuckoo Clock

Cuckoo clocks have been popular timepieces for more than 200 years. Originating in Germany's Black Forest, they come in a variety of styles. Local villages often specialized in the production of the specific parts that make up the cuckoo clock. Gradually, the process of cuckoo manufacture became mor......[Read More]
How to Make a Wooden Water Bucket

How to Make a Wooden Water Bucket

Besides being useful for carrying water, wooden water buckets can serve as containers for various household items and for growing plants. Filled with flowers such as marigolds or impatience, these buckets can be a decorative element on a deck or patio. You don't need to spend a lot of money to buy o......[Read More]
Leaf Art Projects

Leaf Art Projects

Leaves are an abundant and free medium for a variety of art projects. When collecting leaves, choose undamaged specimens with interesting shapes and colors. Avoid moldy leaves or those that are insect damaged, because they usually fall apart when you try to use them in your crafts.......[Read More]
How to Glue Magnets

How to Glue Magnets

Adding magnets to tools and computer hardware and sticking them to a metal surface is a simple way to prevent clutter and keep organized. Gluing images and crafts to refrigerator magnets beautifies a kitchen and encourages creativity. There are several applications for gluing magnets to other object......[Read More]
How to Identify Tungsten Ore

How to Identify Tungsten Ore

Tungsten is an element. It its pure form, it is a soft light grey or whitish metal. It has a number of practical uses, both in its pure form and as an alloy. However, tungsten is typically not found in pure form; it is instead processed from minerals, usually wolframite or scheelite. Although making......[Read More]
White Birch Pruning

White Birch Pruning

Knowing when, why and how to prune white birch trees improves their health and structure, and may prevent disease and pest problems. Several species of birch trees display attractive white bark. Regardless of species, the procedure, timing and issues associated with pruning events on white birches r......[Read More]
How to Make a Dubbing Block

How to Make a Dubbing Block

When you tie many of the same type of fly over and over, the process of adding dubbing to the thread for each bug grows tedious. That's why high-volume tiers make dubbing brushes with a dubbing block. The brush is just a strand of fine wire with dubbing twisted into it. You tie the brush in where yo......[Read More]
Uses of Volumes in Daily Life

Uses of Volumes in Daily Life

Unlike the majority of stuff you learned in math class that you swore you would never use again, volume is used often in daily life. From measuring liquids to assessing drinking amounts, volume is necessary. Keep in mind that volume has nothing to do with weight; it is the measurement of how much sp......[Read More]
What Is Strontium Chloride?

What Is Strontium Chloride?

Strontium chloride is an ionic solid with one strontium ion of plus two charge for every two chlorine ions of negative one charge. Chlorine is a halogen, while strontium belongs to the alkaline earth metals. Strontium chloride finds uses of its own, but it is also a precursor to other strontium co......[Read More]
How to Make a Cell Model Out of Wood

How to Make a Cell Model Out of Wood

There are two distinct kinds of cells. Plant cells and animal cells have internal organs with many of the same functions. However, plant cells have rigid cell walls rather than the more flexible membrane that animal cells use as an exterior. If you construct a model of a cell out of wood, the plant ......[Read More]
What Type of Substance Is Charcoal?

What Type of Substance Is Charcoal?

Charcoal is an elemental substance, created by any organic material. Any material containing carbon can become charcoal, and the end product is essentially pure carbon. Charcoal is created by heating an organic material at temperatures around 800 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes in various forms and has......[Read More]
PS3 Laser Lens Cleaning

PS3 Laser Lens Cleaning

Sony's PlayStation 3 home video game console may seem advanced, but it operates in much the same way any other disc-based device does: with lasers. Once a disc is played in the PS3's disc tray, the internal laser hits the disc as it is spinning. This allows the PS3 to read the data contained on the ......[Read More]
How to Make a Dichotomous Key for Dogs

How to Make a Dichotomous Key for Dogs

All dogs descend from the gray wolf, but after 15,000 years of domestication, they have been bred into hundreds of different varieties since then, from the diminutive Chihuahua to the large St. Bernard. It is quite simple for even an untrained person to tell these dogs apart based on their inbred ch......[Read More]
How to Build Mousetrap Cars for School Projects

How to Build Mousetrap Cars for School Projects

Create a mousetrap car for a school project to demonstrate different scientific principles. The length of the lever arm, the size of axle and the diameter of the back wheels of the car determine how quickly the car moves. Make your own mousetrap car using balsa wood, plywood, string and a standard m......[Read More]
What Elements Are Used in Blue-Green Lasers?

What Elements Are Used in Blue-Green Lasers?

Lasers create a special kind of light.fond zulux laser image by Strikker from Fotolia.comLasers work by bouncing light from an external source back and forth between two mirrors inside a gas or solid medium. To be effective, the medium must be pure so that all the atoms inside the medium.........[Read More]
How to Test Landform Map Skills

How to Test Landform Map Skills

Common landforms include such natural features as mountain peaks, ridges, valleys, hills, plateaus, peninsulas, islands, cliffs and mesas. Many can be identified by photographs or drawings. Recognizing them in person is important, but being able to identify them on a contour map requires basic to in......[Read More]