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Casting and mold making

29 Mar 2017

Casting the past: How to make cheap, easy moulds and casts

17 Aug 2016

Swashbuckling Science

21 Jun 2016

How to make a mini planetarium

17 May 2016

Flying home: How to make a zoetrope
Parrot pinata  for kids arts and crafts

09 Feb 2016

Pieces of Eight and a Parrot Pinata
Lighthouse shadow puppets

11 Aug 2015

How to create lighthouse story shadow puppets
How to make painted polar pillows

12 May 2015

How to make painted polar pillows
How to make a no-sew Steampunk Soctopus Softie

25 Mar 2015

How to make a no-sew Steampunk Soctopus Softie
How to make an easy deep sea diver costume

18 Feb 2015

How to make an easy deep sea diver costume