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Makin' Crafts Issue Date: 11-10-2002

Cool Spots imageGet your Hands on Crafts at www.handsoncrafts.
org
. At Studio 1, get down and dirty with clay. You can learn the secrets of making coil pots and practice throwing on a virtual wheel. If you don't feel like getting dirty, head to Studio 2. It has tons of fun craft activities, such as weaving, basket-making and quilting. Emma knows all the in-and-outs of weaving, and Bendria can teach you to make a basket. If you need a quick present for mom or dad, create your own slab self-portrait. Make sure to check out the Mud Works Gallery and the current exhibit.

Visit: www.handsoncrafts.org
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Warning: Entering Paper Cut Zone Issue Date: 09-30-2001

Cool Spots imageVisit www.origami.as to explore Joseph Wu's Origami Page. Check out the scenic origami displays. The gallery has various animals, creatures of myth and other folded objects on display. In the Information section you can research the origins of paper folding and how it became so popular. Then learn about the preparation of washi, or handmade Japanese paper. Have fun in the fold-tastic world of origami, but be careful not to get a paper cut.

Visit: www.origami.as
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Enter the Fold Issue Date: 01-09-2000

Cool Spots imageLearn all about the wonderful art of paper folding at Pieces'n' Creases, a terrific Web site dedicated to the beautiful pastime of origami. Travel east to the Orient at http://library.thinkquest.
org/5402
and get ready for some fun folding action. There's no shortage of activities here, including games, quizzes and puzzles. You'll even get to make a butterfly, crane or jumping frog. And rookies have nothing to fear, as the site is full of origami terms, tips and tricks. Be sure to go back in time to learn the history of this craft, from its origins in China, to the recent works of Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's "father of modern origami." In addition to its beauty, you'll learn about origami's other uses, from entertainment to math lessons to physical therapy. Plus, you'll meet fellow kids who are also mastering this fun hobby. It's time to find yourself some good folding paper and put your fingers to work.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/5402
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Go Fly A Kite Issue Date: 07-27-1997

Cool Spots imageThe Virtual Kite Zoo at www.kites.org/
zoo
is a great place to discover all there is to know about kites. Take the guided tour to see the different types of kites from single line to quad line, in all different shapes and sizes. You'll be surprised at how many different kinds there are and the many things kites can be used for. The site has descriptions and pictures. It also gives lots of sources for obtaining plans for your own building project. Keep your feet firmly planted and give your Web browser a little more line to sail over to the Virtual Kite Zoo. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.kites.org/zoo
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This Stick Knows Where Home Is Issue Date: 04-20-1997

Cool Spots imageWhat is a boomerang? How does it work? You know, boomerangs aren't found only in Australia. People all over the world are getting into boomerangs for fun and competition. Just zip on over to the Boomerang Homepage at www.boomerangs.org to learn all about these fascinating flying objects. You'll see how they're made and how to throw them, and even learn about the laws of physics that make them come back to you on their own. Try to make a Frisbee do that! Sure, it takes a little time and practice to learn the art of boomeranging, but this site will teach you all the tricks you need to get started.

Visit: www.boomerangs.org
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