• 6 Free Professional Ceramics Tutorials for Beginners
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    6 Free Professional Ceramics Tutorials for Beginners

    From creating a simple clay vase to glazing techniques, learn how to master ceramics with some help from the experts One of the oldest manmade materials, pottery has been used for centuries for making household objects, building houses, storing food and drink, and even recording stories—the ancient Greeks used vases and ceramic pieces to keep their stories and mythology alive (this is why it is so common to find pottery in archaeological excavations to this day). There's so much you can create using simple materials and techniques that hold great cultural and emotional value.

  • 5 Free Tutorials to Make Crafts at Home with Few Supplies
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    5 Free Tutorials to Make Crafts at Home with Few Supplies

    Discover how to create pom-poms, flowerpots, and other handy objects with materials you have at home You don't need lots of resources to get crafty. With a few materials and the help of expert tutorials to spark your creativity, you can quickly make all kinds of decorative, handy, and even sustainable objects by using and recycling readily available materials, all while developing new skills as you go. Are you ready to get crafty at home? Learn how to build a flowerpot, make a pom-pom, use printed paper to create collage art, craft bookmarks using pressed flowers, or assemble homemade packaging with these easy hands-on DIY tutorials. They're packed with all the inspiration, ideas, tips, and techniques you need to get you started.

  • Essential Materials for Making Paper Mache Sculptures
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    Essential Materials for Making Paper Mache Sculptures

    Discover the tools and craft materials you need to craft your own paper mache models at home From quirky dolls to plant pots, jewelry, and beyond, with a few simple ingredients to mix up paper mache paste and some easy-to-get equipment, you can create DIY three-dimensional works of art at home. Artist, author, and Domestika teacher Sarah Hand (@the_sarah_hand) sees creating paper mache (aka papier-mâché) as a way of slowing down and enjoying the moment. She teaches creative techniques for all ages using the papercraft technique and has even published a book in which she shares her tips and insider secrets on the subject. Sarah has enjoyed making things with her hands since childhood: a small comforter for her dolls’ house, a puppet theater to perform for her family, sketchbooks, and more. Her love of color and curiosity for the world we live in, as well as the feeling of accomplishment, inspires her art.

  • 12 Online Upcycling Courses for Getting Creative at Home
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    12 Online Upcycling Courses for Getting Creative at Home

    Experts in upcycling share techniques and ideas for creating while recycling Upcycling is a brilliantly creative way to draw attention to the importance of recycling. Finding new uses for materials that had been cast aside as useless, and transforming them into uniquely personalized objects, is very stimulating for the imagination. If you are passionate about sustainability and you love crafts, this increasingly popular practice is for you. Learning upcycling techniques and applying them to your creative projects is the first step to reducing your environmental impact and contributing to a better planet.

  • Build Your Own Scale Model of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope
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    Build Your Own Scale Model of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

    Craft a cardboard replica of the iconic telescope with this free template shared by NASA’s website dedicated to the Hubble Stargazers and space fans are generally known for looking up to the skies, but here’s a crafty activity that’ll draw your attention down to Earth for a few hours: A pattern to make a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hand Held Hubble is a 3D paper model of the iconic space telescope that’s played a huge part in shaping and broadening our understanding of the universe today while creating some incredible space photography.

  • Essential Materials to Sculpt Clay Portraits
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    Essential Materials to Sculpt Clay Portraits

    Discover the tools you need to model, measure, and preserve a full-scale clay portrait bust Sculpture provides an alternative way to recreate a moment, an expression, or even an emotion. Sculptor and university professor Efraïm Rodríguez (@efraim_rodriguez) uses clay sculptures to portray everyday characters with incredible realism. But achieving these results requires great precision when choosing materials, defining proportions, and selecting the elements to execute the piece. Here, Efraïm introduces the essential tools and techniques needed to create a portrait in clay.

  • What Is the Batik Dyeing Technique and What Does It Involve?
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    What Is the Batik Dyeing Technique and What Does It Involve?

    Learn about the mysterious origin of this ancient textile wax-resist dyeing technique Although most people associate batik with the hippie movement and aesthetics associated with Eastern cultures, few know the truth about this technique's history. Batik has been admired for its complexity and richness over the centuries and, in Southeast Asian villages, it has even become a sign of one’s local identity. Associated with spirituality and identity, batik is a textile art full of history. In this post, we share some surprising details about its origin.

  • Free Recipes for Paper Mâché Paste
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    Free Recipes for Paper Mâché Paste

    Learn two basic paste recipes shared by artist Sarah Hand and create imaginative paper mâché objects You can create something extraordinary from simple and accessible materials using paper mâché. Artist, author, and teacher Sarah Hand (@the_sarah_hand) sees paper mâché as a way to slow down and enjoy the present moment. She teaches paper mâché to people of all ages and has published a book sharing her expertise on this craft. You can sculpt interesting characters that tell their own stories through paper mâché and layered paints.

  • Essential Materials for Knitting with Circular Needles
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    Essential Materials for Knitting with Circular Needles

    Learn how to choose yarn and what tools you need to get started in the art of knitting with circular needles Using only yarn and two needles, textile designer Carmen García de Mora (@carmengarciademora) creates seamless and timeless garments with her own hands. And she does it with very simple and accessible materials. If you are curious to see what it takes to create a circular top-down garment, read on as Carmen lists the tools that are never missing from her work table and that you need to get started in the art of knitting with circular needles.

  • Essential Materials for Starting Out in Amigurumi
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    Essential Materials for Starting Out in Amigurumi

    Discover the basic materials and tools for crocheting characters With its unpronounceable name, amigurumi is a thread and needle knitting technique that enchants those who discover it. It allows for the creation of characters and real-life objects with a soft feel and adorable look. If you are interested in exploring these crochet creations, you’ll need to know the materials that will help you bring your ideas to life. Expert crocheter and character designer Príncipe del Crochet (@principe_del_crochet) provides a list of essential elements for developing this art.

  • The History of Macramé: From Arabic Weavers to Coachella Fashion
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    The History of Macramé: From Arabic Weavers to Coachella Fashion

    Discover the creative link tying together everyone from old-timey sailors to English Queens From nuns to ladies-in-waiting, and from sailors to hippies, for centuries macramé has served as a creative outlet for people across the world. But how has something as simple as decorative knot tying been able to connect with so many audiences and be reimagined in so many radically different ways? Join us as we untangle the fascinating history of macramé, exploring how each generation keeps adding their own twist on knot tying to transform something as humble as a bundle of rope into a canvas for creativity.