Welcome to Math Craft World! This community is dedicated to the exploration of mathematically inspired art and architecture through projects, community submissions, and inspirational posts related to the topic at hand. Every week, there will be approximately four posts accordi ...more
Halloween night for most people with kids means tons of candy. That translates into tons of trash from candy wrappers. But even though you probably wouldn't think it, there's no shortage of alternative uses for those wrappers, from clothing and accessories to home decor. This ...more
Make Slime! This one is easy. Just mix equal parts of glue and water and then add an equal part of liquid starch. Just like that you have gooey slime. The more you play with it the more fun it becomes. This acclivity causes the polymer chains in the glue to cross link with che ...more
Make your own tiny katana out of paper! All you'll need is some durable printer paper or origami paper, double-sided photo album squares, quick drying craft glue, a small craft knife (like an x-acto knife), a straight edge and a cutting mat. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a tiny Ja ...more
For some reason, there's only ever one person in a group of friends that has a cooler. Every time there is a hangout or BBQ, that friend is called and has to lug his expensive, huge plastic cooler around for everyone. Not really fair, is it? What if you want to have a private ...more
Why should women get all the pretty hats at Easter time? You can make a fun and seasonal Easter hat for a boy quite easily! This video shows you how to take a plain hat and turn it into a birds nest hat. You will need: a hat (a plastic party fedora will work just fine), a wide ...more
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. In this post, we'll also make a flexagon, which is a type of transformable object. Rachel Mansur of Giveaway Tuesdays posted several pictur ...more
Here's a quick and easy way to add some Christmas flair to your home this holiday season. These mini wreaths will be a huge hit. You will need: green pipe cleaners scissors ribbon craft glue a ring from the neck of a water bottle minature accents This is a really cute chris ...more
It's like the hand turkey, but with a Christmas theme! Make a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with your children! You will need craft foam, pom poms, non toxic craft glue, markers, googly eyes, a paper back and safety scissors.
Are you a magician on a budget? Impressive feats of magic don't require an assistant to saw in half, or even a rabbit to pull out of a hat. You need only the slightest sleight-of-hand to perform this impressive magic staple. You Will Need *A deck of playing cards *Craft glue ...more
In this video you learn how to make paper flowers with paper, craft glue, crayons, and scissors. First you cut paper into strips and then fold them in half long ways before cutting them into petal shapes. You then color the tips of the petals with the crayons. Next you fold th ...more
A Mandala is a sacred part of meditation. Instead of searching everywhere to purchase one, this tutorial will show you how to make your own, and feel spiritually closer to your creation. Used in Hindu and Buddhist meditation, a Mandala is a geometric sand painting whose patter ...more
One of the most annoying things about the holiday season is that it's almost impossible to make it through without at least one ornament falling off the tree and shattering. Even if you give the cat its own "special room" for the whole month, something is bound to happen. Rath ...more
Teach your children about Hanukkah while making this fun Star of David craft! You will need: at least six craft sticks or popsicle sticks per craft; crayons, markers or paint; non toxic craft glue; yarn; tissue paper and safety scissors.
Unless you're an actual mermaid or a member of the Na'vi, this insane mermaid look probably won't get you any propositions on the street. Nevertheless, the mermaid look presented in this video is a unique and gorgeous Halloween dress-up that will stand out even amongst drag q ...more
Arts and Crafts at Camp Watonka demonstrates how to make an easy dream catcher. Tools for the dream catcher include a ring, wax string, leather strips, pony beads, feathers, scissors and craft glue. First, cut a medium-sized piece of string. Tie a knot on the ring. Wrap the st ...more
You can make Christmas ornaments with your children! You will need craft sticks or popsicle sticks, crayons or markers, non toxic craft glue, yarn, tissue paper or pom poms and safety scissors. Now, make your own Christmas tree shaped holiday ornaments.
This shows you how to make the box weapon from Katekyo Hitman Reborn for your cosplay costume! You'll need a selection of craft foam, some foam board, craft glue, scissors or a craft knife, measuring tape, a marking tool, and some hinges.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DG3 art gel collage jewelry pendant. After you have all your tools together, you will need to trim the scrapbooking paper to fit into the frame for your pendant. Once this fits inside, then grab a charm and glue it into the frame where ...more
You've uncorked a bottle of fine wine. Now what are you supposed to do with that cork? Don't just throw it away! Breathe new life into your old corks by recycling them into all-natural coasters. You Will Need *Five to six wine corks *A hot glue gun *An old newspaper *Craft g ...more
Turn that dusty old tome into something you will actually use – a sneaky stash for your best stuff. You Will Need * A hardcover book * A paper clip * White craft glue * A foam brush * A spacer * A weight * A straightedge * A heavy-bladed craft knife or box cutter * Felt Step ...more
The materials you will need to add snow and other details to the base of your miniature game figure are white tacky or craft glue, super glue, a few small rocks or pebbles, coarse turf, a small paint brush, and baking soda. Begin by using the super glue to apply a few rocks to ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a repair in cut leather. This is useful if you have damaged leather you would like to repair yourself. Make a knife cut in the leather, and then cut and place a sew patch into the leather. Push it underneath the leather. Now, gl ...more
Summer is coming so start saving your popsicle sticks (or more conveniently buy them from a craft store) to make your very own mini American flag. This is a great activity to take into the class room or just to pass the time on a summer’s afternoon. Make the perfect summer ho ...more
Cut cardboard into 8" l x 3" w strips. With cardboard down on a cutting board, place 1 AA battery on 1 end. Roll once so battery is covered. Hold in place. Spread a light coat of Craft Glue in thin sections on the rest of cardboard. Roll battery up. Using electrical tape, tape ...more
In this video, Alice demonstrates how to make a crest necklace using simple things. For making this necklace she collects some materials such as oblong shaped rock or polymer clay, some paints, a computer print of a cullen crest and so on. She uses the ordinary black paint to ...more
Mark and Stefani at HomeStudio share their secret to turning old SCRABBLE tiles into lovely pendants. Anyone with a crafty mind will enjoy these pendants, which "are great for necklaces, charms, and gifts to give." Supplies needed: Paper · Scrabble Tiles · Scissors · Craft G ...more
This crafty cat scratch pad is a great way to recycle used boxes. You Will Need * Several medium to large cardboard boxes * Non-toxic craft glue * A straightedge * A craft knife * Catnip * Felt * Old magazines Step 1: Cut strips Gather large, corrugated cardboard boxes. Using ...more
Create a loaded hot dog perfect for any dollhouse kitchen! Learn to create a hot dog topped with ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut, cheese, onions, and relish all out of polymer clay! First start the onions out of translucent clay. Roll it out in the pasta machine and cut off littl ...more
These crafts are ideal handmade gifts, especially if there is a belly dancer on your list. You will need a needle, sturdy thread, scissors, small pliers, clear nail polish and craft glue. And, of course, the medallion you want to use!
In this video you learn how to make fun, creative, and cheap decorations for Halloween. You learn how to make Halloween "Koozies" and how to make a Halloween tree. This video shows the materials you'll need to make each one. The materials you'll need for the "Koozies" are 1/4 ...more
This small charm makes a great accent for any gift. Turn it into a wine charm, a cell phone charm or a jewelry charm. All you need is a plain pendant style charm, clear craft glue and your favorite craft glitter.
This cute and colorful flower button is a perfect Spring craft project for the kids. Not only do you get rid of unwanted buttons but you can keep the kids busy and make a cheerful brooch all at the same time. A creative way to use up all those extra buttons, this floral acces ...more
Today I decided to try out a cool new DIY craft! But seriously, Superwowstyle and DIY crafts! Did you expect? Nah! Neither did I! But these bling shoes were a DIY fashion that I simply could not resist when I realized what potential these old shoes have. the shoes decoration j ...more
Add a little fall feeling to your home with this lovely craft - create faux quilted pumpkins. You will need a styrofoam ball, fat quarters of fabric in various fall colors, crafting glue, a paint brush and a small piece of wood to use as the stem.