August 19

Papercraft Minecraft Torch – Pin of the Week

minecraft torch papercraft

I really like the idea of this DIY Minecraft torch. It looks super easy to make, not too expensive, and it would look great to have them dotted around the place for a Minecraft themed party, or even just as part of your everyday décor! There are full instructions of how to make your own papercraft torch, as well as a template to print your own. Happy Mining! :)

August 17

This Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Pen Tutorial Is Too Cool For School

SonicScrewDriverPens

It may be time for back-to-school, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to leave your love of Doctor Who behind. Check out this fun and super easy tutorial from Natalie at Doodlecraft, and you can make your own sonic screwdriver pens.  You’ll be the envy of all the other students, plus no one will ever be able to steal your pens!  This project would make a great party activity too.  Have fun!

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August 16

Boldly Going Where No Socks Have Gone Before

Picard socks by Linda Jo Park

Linda Jo Park, of BeadKnitter Patterns, has created some out-of-this-world socks in honor of Captain Picard from Star Trek. You can find her pattern here.

She also suggests that the pattern could be easily adapted to reference other characters:

There’s no reason why a person couldn’t do them in Captain Kirk gold, Spock blue (you get two choices there), or even Deanna Trois lavender. Or perhaps you’d rather have Gorn green.

What color combo would you choose? Let us know in the comments below!

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August 15

Duct Tape and Cardboard Dinosaurs and Dragons (Oh My!)

dinosaur heads

Veggisaurus on Imgur has been posting photos of his work for an upcoming con: duct tape and cardboard dinosaurs. But recently, he added a new creation: Toothless from “How To Train Your Dragon.”

toothless head

I couldn’t find Veggisaurus on Etsy so I don’t know if he sells these heads, and I even tried that reverse Google image search…no luck on finding out anything more about him. How an artist of that caliber is hiding is beyond me, especially when you consider where he level of work was two years ago.

I guess the closest thing available would be the Dinosaur Corporation: But does your child have the ultimate dinosaur bedroom accessory-a gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex or Velociraptor head wall mount onto keep them safe and sound? Dinosaur Wall Mount Replicas are beautifully detailed, it’s made of high quality resin and mounted securely on a wooden trophy plaque.

August 14

Anatomy Etsy Treasury

anatomy

I am a biologist by background, and a nurse by trade. I love studying the human body and learning how it works. It is a wonderful and amazing thing, and what better way to celebrate this than with a lung on a necklace or a brain on your tie? I think these anatomical crafts are very cute (and maybe a little bit creepy?), and they are all lovely ways of celebrating human anatomy.

August 13

Pokémon Amigurumi – Pin of the Week

cyndaquil ami

 

I actually came across Wolfdreamer‘s crochet patterns a few years ago, and I think they’re fantastic. This gorgeous Cyndaquil just popped up on my pinterest and I had to share it, as well as her other patterns, with you all. She not only has dozens of free Pokémon crochet patterns, she also has patterns for Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Bros, and lots of other wonderful characters to crochet. Thank you, Wolfdreamer, you’re awesome!