House Blocks

This got to be the easiest way to make toy houses for kids. Learn how you also can make these house blocks!

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You need the following supplies: Construction wood 1.9 x 1.9 in / 48 x 48 mm, a machinist square, a miter saw and rough sandpaper.

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Start with using the machinist square and draw a line where you want the roof to start. Set the saw to 45 degree angle and saw in from each side. If you don’t have a power miter saw you can use a miter box and a plain saw. When done sawing, use the sand paper and smooth the edges of the house.

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My son started to play with them right away – success! It has nothing to do with the small cars šŸ˜‰ The houses also looks great as decor in a window sill.

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Hex Bolt Earrings

A while back I saw a girl wearing earrings that looked like the head of hex bolts, and I thought to myself: I can make that! Here’s how I made Hex Bolt Earrings.

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I used the following supplies: Hex bolts, a hacksaw, a vise, E-6000 glue, earring posts and earrings backs. What took most of my time was finding the right bolts. I settled with a hex bolt head size of 0.4 in / 1 cm.

When you’ve got all the supplies, the making shouldĀ take you no more than ten minutes. 1. Fasten a hex bolt in the vise and saw off the bolt’s head. Repeat this one time. 2. Glue on the posts.

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I think this looks really cool, especially with the numbers and letters. I wonder what else there is to make from bolts and scews, any ideas, anyone?




Easter Egg Heads

Need a last minute Easter decoration? Make Easter Egg Heads!

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You need this: Eggs, a permanent marker, glue on wiggle eyes and glue (or self adhesive wiggle eyes). Glue on the eyes and make a mouth with the marker. It should take you no moreĀ than a minute to make a head. Use your imagination and draw a moustache, glasses, hair or just funny expressions.

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Happy Easter everyone!