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Waterskin Canteen

Waterskin Canteen

Hi, all! This is my tutorial on how to make your very own waterskin! As a kid, hiking through the Rockies, Appalachia and the Alps, I always loved to carry a waterskin instead of a canteen, mainly because it’s easy to handle and not made of rock-hard plastic. Traditional waterskins were made of cow bladders […]

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LED LilyPad Frame

LED LilyPad Frame

You may have the most beautiful picture, diploma, or award that’s hiding in the dark. Now you can illuminate it with the LED LilyPad Frame, and bring it to life. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S6rSKXDM2Q?wmode=opaque&w=560&h=315] Here are the materials you will need to build this beautiful project:

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Pinhole Panoramic Camera

Pinhole Panoramic Camera

I bought a new scanner recently, and soon found myself spelunking through drawers of old photos from my many misspent years in photography. Some of the most interesting shots were the pinhole camera experiments I had done as a teenager. With ghostly outlines from multi-minute exposures, and shapes warped into boomerangs by curved film, these […]

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 Hot Air Balloon

$4 Hot Air Balloon

On a June afternoon in 1978, while most normal kids were focused on sports or getting Dad’s car keys, I was busy readying another one of my quixotic contraptions, made out of junk-at-hand, for its maiden voyage. Assisted by a good friend who also enjoyed such nerdy pursuits, I stoked a fire inside an improvised […]

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LED Robot Ornament

LED Robot Ornament

Crafting under pressure is irresistible. This year the Craftzine gals suggested an ornament swap– 12 days before Christmas. With a lot on our plates we all agreed to make time for crafting eight handmade ornaments each, and the deadline made it even more intense. Cheers to speed crafting! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9g9QmN1iHw?wmode=opaque&w=560&h=315]

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Scrunchy Ghosts

Scrunchy Ghosts

With some white yarn, wood dowels and flower pots, and a little imagination, you can make great ghost decorations for Halloween! I made 25 ghosts for all of my son’s friends. This project is also on my blog page at http://creativemamita.blogspot.com/2011/….

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