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Halloween How-to: Make a Spooky Skeleton Out of Recycled Milk Jugs!
October 22, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Halloween requires skeletons. (And so does El Dia de los Muertos, for that matter…) If you’re on a budget but like to decorate, or you’re crazy about recycling, or you’re the crafty type who loves to add custom flair to everything, or you just want to see if you can do it, we’ve got a […]

Educator How-To: Be your own knight in shining armor with homemade chain maille
July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

When people think of knights, they generally think of armor, too. The plate armor most associated with knights was actually a fairly recent invention. Armor started as quilted shirts and thick leather pieces to cover arms and legs (if you were fortunate enough to afford it!). Chain maille was a pretty fantastic innovation for the […]

Educator How-To: Deciphering Papyrus with the Egyptian Book of the Dead
April 26, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Background: The Book of the Dead, ironically, is not a book at all, but rather a diverse collection of magical spells intended to aid the dead in successfully navigating the complicated and oft tumultuous process of reaching the afterlife. The bulk of the 200-plus spells discovered to date were created on papyrus, and a few […]

Sugar Skull How-To Part II: Royal icing’s not just for royals
October 30, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

When last we left you in the sweet lobotomies how-to, we had made the actual sugar skulls, let them dry and scooped the backs out.  In this post, you will learn how to make the icing used to decorate the skulls and cement them together. Materials: 2 pounds powdered sugar ½ cup meringue powder 2/3 […]



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