- A tepee is the traditional Native American tent, a 10-feet cone-shaped house. If you want to make a teepee, start by trimming canvas in the shape of a half circle, with the length twice as long as the width (15×30 ft). 10 feet is the minimum height the tents have to be to make them worthy of practical use.
Making pillowcases is an enjoyable hobby. A pillowcase is just a piece of fabric folded and stitched. There are so many colors, designs and shapes that you can make using your creativity. Pillowcases make useful items for your bedroom, or for giving away as presents.
- Acquire the base and the standard glass needed for a fishtank. Get some natural-colored gravel or sand. To calculate how much gravel is needed, multiply the gallon size of your tank by 2.5. For example, if the gallon size of your fish tank is 10 gallons, you will need 25 pounds of gravel. Then, clean the sand (you don’t have to boil it).
You and your children can enjoy and learn science together by building a water rocket. All you need are a plastic soda pop bottle partially filled with water and a bicycle pump to launch it. You can also construct a launching pad from materials commonly found in a hardware store.
Fimo beads are very popular among teens and young adults because they can be crafted into different colors, shapes and designs. The materials can be readily purchased from craft stores. Some of them may be available in your home.
Tools and Materials Needed
Begin making your own Fimo beads by procuring your materials. These include:
A sandblaster is a piece of equipment used to make rough surfaces smooth. It works as a machine version of sandpaper. The machine uses artificial sand which is blasted against the surface of an object. This process can also be used to shape and clean a surface.
To begin using a sandblaster, close all the valves. The process differs with each model and brand of sandblaster. Refer to the instruction manual that comes with the machine you purchased.
A compass is an instrument that helps people navigate by using the natural magnetic field of the Earth. It consists of a magnetized pointer or needle set in a face similar to a clock. Instead of numbers, the face is marked with the directions North, South, East, and West. Some compasses have additional markings that show the secondary directions such as southwest, northeast, and the like.
A lock is installed on doors and containers for security purposes. A key is used to open these locks. In cases where a key is misplaced, people attempt to access the locked area by removing the lock itself. During some instances, the lid of the container or the doorknob itself is taken apart or broken down.
Measuring tapes are used to measure areas longer than the average ruler. These are typically used for irregularly shaped areas or those that are not level. The flexibility of tape measures allows it to be wrapped around objects.