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Tepees were not the only dwellings created by Native Americans. According to the Native American Museum of Art, the Iroquois created groups of longhouses for their communities. In Iroquois tradition, "elder brothers" who lived before there were people and animals on Earth lived in longhouses made fr
Experienced cross-stitchers often create projects on material called "evenweave fabric." This fabric has fine vertical and horizontal threads woven together. As you cross-stitch over these threads, you create the stitches over two threads each time. Although evenweave fabric does not have the standa
You can fold an origami cat with a full body using one sheet of square origami paper. Folding an origami cat with a body is a more complicated process than the simplistic cat face that most people fold. It requires different folding techniques, although most aren't too difficult for a beginner to le
If you mistakenly washed your favorite wool sweater in hot water, don't fret. You can extend the life of a felted sweater by turning it into a variety of handmade gifts to give at Christmas. Felted wool makes a great craft fabric that, with a little creativity, you can turn into wonderful gifts.
A process called curing is the final step in the production process of tobacco. Tobacco starts out as a flowering plant and eventually develops broad leaves used to create cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff and cigars. Curing reduces moisture content in the tobacco leaf from 80 percent to about 20 p
The art of painting extends to many different mediums and surfaces, including fashion doll faces. Painting doll faces does require time, patience and practice, but can prove to be a wonderful hobby for every talent level. You must take certain precautions to paint a doll's face successfully and safe
Simple earrings can be assembled with a few basic tools and supplies. Useful tools include needle-nose pliers and chain-nosed pliers; supplies include headpins, jump rings, wire, beads, sequins, small charms and adhesives. Ear wires, earring backs and other items are easy to find in bead and craft s
The Caterpillar D6 bulldozer is made of galvanized steel. Dirt, mud and rocks often scrape paint from the vehicle due to the nature of the work performed by the D6 bulldozer. Also, if the bulldozer has been sitting for years, the paint job is likely to rust. While a heavy equipment painter will prof
"Club Penguin" is an online game site for children. Playing any of the various games will earn them coins that allows them to purchase items to wear or put in their igloos. One of these is a winter item known as furry boots. Players can make these boots any color when they pay for them. However play
Chrome is an alloy made from copper and nickel. It makes a shiny coating, and is a popular plating material for auto parts. When you send out aluminum parts to be chrome plated it is very expensive because chrome plating involves caustic and highly toxic chemicals, making the costs worth the investm
No snowman is complete without a stovepipe hat. Likewise, no country home decor is ready for winter without a primitive snowman hat on a shelf or sideboard. Make your primitive snowman hat to add to your holiday and seasonal decorating. Design a small hat to add to displays or a large hat to take ce
When crafting with children, gather supplies from around the house to avoid going out and buying them. Tin cans are versatile crafting supplies because they are sturdy, smooth and you can cut them. Whenever you use a tin can, wash it out and dry it. Then toss it in a craft bin with other household i
Design games are very popular and cover a wide array of themes, from clothing to cars. Interior decorator games allow players to mix and match furniture pieces to creating the desired environment. Some of these games instruct players to replicate a specific look; others allow players to design howev
First impressions are extremely important in all aspects of life. It's no different when you try out for your school's drill team or dance squad. Focus on specific components to help you stand out from the pack and make you an ideal candidate who will impress the judges and ultimately make the team.
Properly packing your sewing machine in a cabinet will help to ensure it arrives at its destination in good condition. Plan ahead of time how to pack the equipment and which carrier to use for delivery. If the equipment is heavy, have someone help you with packaging and delivery to the carrier.