Whether you buy them in packs at the store, or save them after finishing the food they stored, plain jars serve several functional purposes around the house. With a little homemade decoupage glue you can transform those jars into decorative pieces as well by adding paper or fabric around the outside
Nerf brand toy guns are all designed to fire soft foam darts at their target. You can make your own Nerf-type dart gun from a few items commonly found around the house. You will also need Nerf darts, which can be purchased from a hobby store or a toy store. Adult supervision is required if a child i
Bushnell offer amateur astronomers three good-value telescope ranges. The Northstar range includes computerized telescopes with real voice output and have databases of 20,000 celestial objects built in. The Harbormaster range are nautical-styled brass and cherry wood refractor telescopes; and the Vo
Most responsible gun owners understand that cleaning their firearms on a regular basis, especially after use, is of the utmost importance. Failure to clean the gun may result in severe corrosion, particularly within the bore of the weapon. A dirty firearm is also prone to malfunction or jam at the m
Low-level window seats provide seating in a window opening that extends lower than the average seat height of 18 inches. A low-level seat will match the scale of the window and enhance the room. Instead of a enclosing the front of the seat, as on standard window seats, the front should be left open
The BallsBalls in a Galileo ThermometerFloating in the water inside a Galileo thermometer are glass balls filled with colorful liquids. These glass balls are usually hand blown and therefore may vary in weight. The colored liquid placed inside the balls is typically a combination of...
The cyber and steampunk aesthetics that have become widely popular in recent years are well-received in the do-it-yourself community, as the necessary props and costumes are often one-of-a-kind homemade creations. Fans of these styles often dream up their own characters and design a look for themse
Realistic-looking model landscapes are made to the scale of model vehicles, a train set or buildings. Each item must be measured and matched to the scale of the main object in a diorama, architectural display or model railroad setting. Trees are part of a natural landscape. Scaled-down trees will gi
A fault is a fracture between two blocks of rock. It can be very small or very large, measured in the hundreds of miles. Some faults have a series of fractures between the blocks. Faults enable these blocks to move around relative to each other, and this activity can cause earthquakes. If the moveme
Baking soda bubbles help bread rise as they pop.bread image by Bube from Fotolia.comBuilding volcanoes with bicarbonate of soda is a rite of passage for both parents and children. It creates one of those iconic childhood memories, right up there with trick-or-treating, the first tooth...
The Amazon River is home to two freshwater dolphins. The pink variety goes by the Latin name of Inia geoffrensis, while the gray dolphin is classified as Sotalia fluviatilis. According to the International Society for Preservation of the Tropical Rainforest, the pink dolphin is the most intelligent
Snow globes can be either elegant or whimsical, depending on the decorations inside and out. Creating your own snow globes is an easy craft for cold winter days when you would rather see the snow inside the snow globe than be outside. Snow globe crafts are also simple enough for young children to ma
The amp, or ampere, is named after the physicist Andre-Marie Ampere and is the International System of Units (SI) unit of electrical current. The prefix "milli" is used with SI units to denote one one-thousandth of something and expressed in scientific notation as 10^-3. Therefore, a milli-amp is a
Hang gliding is a recreational activity that allows an individual to soar through the air with nothing but a wing to support him. This method of flight is often unpowered and can be relaxing to those who enjoy the sport. Hang gliding can also be used to do filming of wildlife or scenic areas. The ha
The moon makes approximately one full cycle in a month. During the cycle, the moon enters various lunar phases where it appears in different lightness, shape and visibility.
Whales bearing the name "killer" may give the marine mammals a stigma, with some humans thinking they're dangerous and predatory. While whales generally pose no serious threat to humans, some humans will avoid close contact with whales, even if it's SeaWorld mascot Shamu. Flash-written games let pla
A caliper can measure both outside and inside dimensions of objects, as well as the depths of holes. But like any instrument, a caliper is limited by its "instrument least count." The instrument least count is the maximum precision measurable by an instrument, as determined by the size of the spacin
Torque is a force exerted on an object; this force tends to cause the object to change its speed of rotation. A car relies on torque to come to a stop. The brake pads exert a frictional force on the wheels, which creates a torque on the main axle. This force impedes the axle's current direction of r
When you reach Mahogany town in "Pokémon HeartGold," you must deal with the villains, Team Rocket. You cannot move past this section of the game initially because a guy selling rage candy bars is blocking the entrance to Route 44. He will not move unless you perform a series of challenging ta