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How to Draw Impossible Shapes

An impossible shape is a two-dimensional image that looks like it could exist in three dimensions, but in reality cannot. Why can't it exist — and how do you draw one?

Kid-Friendly Homemade Valentine Ideas

Enlist even your youngest kids to work on these sweet Valentine’s Day projects.

5 Creative Ways to Display Your Favorite Family Photos

Stop hiding your favorite photos in a scrapbook: Use one of these creative ideas to show them off instead!

Easy, SentimentalCrafts for Family Night

Work together on one of these craft projects for a memorable night with your family – and a finished product you can display for years.

At-Home Craft Projects Kids Will Love

You don’t have to invest in expensive supplies or classes to enjoy crafting with your family; try these easy projects – using supplies you already have – instead.

5 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

Kids can help make the season bright with some fun Christmas crafts!

10 Essential Supplies for Your Craft Closet

If you're ready to bridge the gap from occasional artist to die-hard crafter, take a look at this list of supplies that you simply can't do without.

10 Simple Ideas for Casual Crafters

Thanks to blogs and TV shows, crafting is growing at an alarming rate. But there's no need to be overwhelmed. We've got 10 easy projects to get you started.

10 Splurge-Worthy Crafting Tools

Emulating Martha Stewart is many a crafter's dream, but we don't all have her budget. Sometimes, though, it's worth spending more for tools that'll make crafting more enjoyable -- and help you create better projects.

5 Hard-core Crafters You Should Know

Crafting used to be a simple hobby that many women used to blow off steam. But now, it's turned into a full-blown industry, and these five women are cashing in.

How to Host a Pinterest Crafting Party

Pinterest is quickly becoming the go-to place for all things crafty. So why not use it as the inspiration for your next party?

How to Host a Craft Supply Swap

From ribbons to paper to silk flowers, crafting is about the stuff. And sometimes, you get tired of your stuff and want some new goodies. We'll show you how to get it -- for cheap.

5 Wine CorkCrafts for Happy Hour With Girlfriends

Getting the ladies together for a little wine at happy hour is a great way to catch up after a long week. If you make it a regular thing, be sure to start saving your wine corks.

10 EasyCrafts for Kids

Parents can never have too many easy, last-minute craft projects in their mental arsenals. Here are 10 simpleCrafts that can work for pretty much any age group.

Do what with duct tape? 5 Fun Ideas

Duct tape is known for its strength and versatility around the house, which makes it the perfect material to get crafty with.

Raid the Recycling Bin: 10 Recycled Crafts

Before you fill up your recycling bin, take a look at your loot. There may be plenty in the pile to turn into fun crafts for the whole family.

Your Ultimate Craft Room Organization Plan

There's nothing more frustrating than sitting down to start a craft and realizing you can't find any of your materials. Stop the madness now and get your craft room in order.

Craft Glossary

There are crafters with bins and closets full of papers, bobbles, bits and glues. Ever wondered what all of that stuff really is? Use our handy craft glossary to find out!

10 Cute Valentine's Day Card Ideas for Kids

It's tradition for kids to share Valentine's Day cards, but there's no rule saying they have to be like everyone else's. We'll show you how to step up your child's card giving game.

Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids

Try these simple-to-make Valentine crafts and treats for kids from HowStuffWorks.

Durable, Waterproof and Warm: Felted Wool Mittens from Old Sweaters

How to turn a worn out sweater into warm mittens in about an hour. Learn more about making felted wool mittens from old sweaters.

Make a Dr. Who Scarf

Make a scarf that can help you get through all your time-traveling adventures, even if you are traveling through time linearly like we do.

How to Make Bottle Cap Necklaces

If you want to wear a creative necklace without spending a fortune, make a bottle cap necklace. Read this article to learn how to make a bottle cap necklace.

How to Make Fabric Rosettes

Making a fabric rosette is a good way to dress up your outfit. Read this article to learn how to make a fabric rosette.

How to Make Sock Animals

You'd like to learn how to make sock animals with the single socks you have around the house. This article will tell you how to make sock animals.


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