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Early-American Crafts for Kids - a collection of illustrated guides to early-American things that children can make, including a quill pen, a pasteboard dancing doll, an old-fashioned buzz saw, a shadow puppet theater, a jumping jack and more   (Rating: 7.21 Votes: 4409)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Offray Ribbon: How To's - illustrated, online instructional brochures that feature creative ideas on using ribbons to brighten your home, wardrobe and christmas, including how to make a florist bow, pompom bow, starburst bow, pinwheel bow, dior bow, package bow, ribbon angel, Christmas angel, ribbon ornaments, victorian tassel, victorian fan, circus animals, ribbon memento bag, ribbon rose, summer bouquet, spring bouquet and much more   (Rating: 7.24 Votes: 4361)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (5)

All Free Crafts - a large number of text-based guides for a variety of crafts that use inexpensive resources, including recycled crafts, yarn projects, plaster and clay crafts, Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Chirstmas crafts and more   (Rating: 7.20 Votes: 4548)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (4)

Beadwrangler's Tips & Techniques - an archive of photo-enhanced tips on bead stringing, crochet, loom weaving and stitchery   (Rating: 7.13 Votes: 4319)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Bob's Beading Tutorial Pages - illustrated guides to the art and craft of beading, with tips on how to use jewelers wire, how to use needles for stringing thread, techniques to terminate a strand of beads, knotting between beads, how to attach clasps, endless loop stringing, how to make beaded ear rings, how to make beaded pendants and more   (Rating: 7.14 Votes: 4156)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bookbinding, a tutorial - a tutorial on bookbinding, oriented towards the preservation of the contents of decaying pulp paperbacks, including such sections as "Colating and Folding the Sections", "Making a Cover", "Punching Holes", "Sewing the Sections to the Cover", "Trimming the Pages", "Making a Dust Jacket" and more   (Rating: 7.14 Votes: 4302)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Candle Making Techniques - illustrated guides on making candles and other candle-related projects, covering how to melt wax, how to make basic pillar candles, basic votive candles, container candles, setting up water baths, how to make chunk candles, creating roses out of wax, how to make hurricane candles, rainbox pillars and more   (Rating: 7.13 Votes: 4259)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Dollmaker Tutorials - illustrated, step-by-step guides associated with the craft of dollmaking, covering such topics as how to get started, Edwardian chemise, how to clean your dolls, how to do an overall porcelain wash, how to install doll joints, how to make simple doll shoes, learning to sculpt with polymer clay, making a Mrs. Santa with polymer clay, making a simple necklace & bracelet for your doll, making a two-part plaster mold, making porcelain teeth, replace your doll's cloth body, restringing dolls, the basics of china painting, Victorian underdrawers and more   (Rating: 7.12 Votes: 4266)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Get Creative! Conference Center - a sizable collection of illustrated online workshops and seminars on such crafts as sewing, quilting, needlework and more, presented by internationally-acclaimed experts in the various fields   (Rating: 7.19 Votes: 4394)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Kimberly Chapman's Beading - photo-illustrated guides on beading basics, covering such topics as beading supplies, how to make and use a bead spinner, how to thread a needle using a threader, the circular and tubular brick stitch, the square stitch, basic techniques for making french beaded flowers, how to make a beaded tree and more   (Rating: 7.16 Votes: 4046)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (4)

Pyrography 101 Tutorial - Woodburning from A-Z - an illustrated, text-based tutorial on the craft of woodburning   (Rating: 7.14 Votes: 2684)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Soapcrafters: Recipes - recipes and instructions for making various soaps and toiletries from household or readily-acquired ingredients, with instructions for how to make soap, bath fizzies, bath salts, body powder, bubble bath, face cream, hair oil, hand soap, lip balms, massage oils, room fresheners, shampoo, shower gel, smelly jellies, soap noodles, solid lotions, solid perfume and more   (Rating: 7.10 Votes: 4241)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Youth Online Club - Kids Crafts Corner - short, step-by-step, text-based guides for kids to making a variety of crafts, including alphabet art, apothecary carry-all, basic finger paint, chocolate covered frogs, clouds, crystal garden, dragon scales, edible play dough, face and body paint, fairy tambourine, falling stars, fizzing potion, flubber, fog, glass glue, goofy putty, grow snow, hourglass pendant, how to make a compass, invisible ink, paper mache paste, party lights, pasta dye, paste, play-doh, poster paint, pudding finger paint, puffy fish, rock candy, rug tote bag, salt glitter, scary make-up, slime, smoking fingers, soap boat, soap crayons, spy glass, stalactites and stalagmites, treasure map, volcano, wizard/witch hats and more   (Rating: 7.16 Votes: 4105)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Upholster Magazine Online: How to Upholster - a collection of illustrated guides to furniture upholstery, auto and marine upholstery, canvaswork and making slipcovers, covering such topics as cutting and sewing basics, how to cane a chair, how to hand sew, how to install a zipper in a pillow, how to make a round bolster cushion, how to make a tailored cover for a chair, how to make cushions for a wicker chair, how to recover a truck seat, how to reupholster a chair, how to upholster an ottoman, tacking basics, tying coil springs and more   (Rating: 7.11 Votes: 4200)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Wrights Classroom: Kids Crafts - illustrated guides to a variety of crafts for kids, including how to make a blue jean teddy ornament, pumpkin with bats, ribbon bookmarks, screen door decor, decorated pencil holder, bloom loom refrigerator art, butterfly & dragonfly clips, trinket necklace, memo board, braided barrette, bias tape snow family straw hat turkey, haunted house, heart shaped storage box, finger crochet jewelry, chenille trimmed denim purse, funky necklaces, dinosaur pillow, easter chick, heart angel pin, collectible animal houses, christmas garland pumpkin turkey, creepy crawly spider, trick or treat bags, friendship bracelet, rick rack fish, clothespin butterfly, yarn pom pons, pinwheel favors, decorated baseball cap, woven basket and more   (Rating: 7.22 Votes: 4289)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

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