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Some of the Most Popular Posts on Dabbled

I haven’t really looked at my Analytics lately, so I pulled it up today.  And I thought you might be interested in what are the most popular posts on Dabbled recently.  Most of these are old projects, that new people are just discovering, but who knows, you might have missed them too!

So here are a few of the most popular in the last 30 days (counting down the top 8- if I have time tomorrow I’ll do some more–I should be working on my Dalek cake right now, but I’m procrastinating…)

How to Make a Paper Graduation Cap

This one makes total sense, since it’s June and we’ve just had Graduation season going on.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Happy Almost December!

Happy Almost December!

You can’t deny it now, the holiday are really upon us now…  Stay tuned this week for 3 Holiday Tutorials!

Some Fun holiday stuff from Last Year, while you’re waiting…:

  • Make a Shrink Ornament Santa HERE (includes template)
  • Lemon Pie – Decorate with a winter snowflake theme HERE
  • Some great ideas for Holiday Up-cycling!  Finalists in last years Dabbled Upcycled Craft Contest… Here!
  • How to Make Homemade Eggnog. Try it!
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The Hotdog Creature experiments

The Hotdog Creature experiments

For Halloween this year, I tried a new idea, that I had gotten from the most excellent blog, Filth Wizardry. She did this as a fun project with the kids, and I thought it looked like a lovely and disgusting item for the Halloween buffet, especially for the kiddos. Now those of you who follow me on Twitter may remember this for the Dot Cooks “Live Tweet”, where I documented all my Halloween food prep (if not, you can see the summary here!).… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a Floatable Fossil Screen – perfect for hunting for treasure!

How to Make a Floatable Fossil Screen - perfect for hunting for treasure!

My brother, Brett, wrote up this Tutorial for me, and I love it.   When we visited him in North Carolina, he took us all down to the river to look for fossils and sharks teeth and whatnot, and it was a fun adventure.  This would also be very cool to use at the beach for shells.  It’s a perfect end of summer project– Do something fun, especially with your kids!

Most kids like dinosaurs, sharks, and such, so when The Boy and Dot came to visit I decided to take them to creek to look for fossils from dinosaurs, sharks and such.… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make the Dragon Cake! (the much anticipated tutorial)

How to Make the Dragon Cake! (the much anticipated tutorial)

The Dragon Cake I made for my 4 year old’s birthday was so popular, that I decided I’d better do a tutorial. Note, I am not a professional baker, and i’m sure there are things I’ve gotten ‘wrong’.. but that’s one reason i did this tutorial to show that you don’t have to be a professional to attempt something cool!

PS: You guys better appreciate this! I actually didn’t do the best job of documenting my process while making the Dragon Cake, so I took some of the leftovers and made a mini version just so I could get some good pics of the process. [ KEEP READING ]

How to: Dragon Wings for party fun and favors

How to: Dragon Wings for party fun and favors

For The Boy’s “Dragon Party”, we needed favors. I considered multiple ideas (see end of post) but decided to try to make some. The Boy wanted some sort of dress up thing, and these modified capes were very popular with the party-goers, and were perfect for a take home favor.

Now, it wasn’t a small party (not only his friends from preschool, but our friends with kids were there), so I initially made 20 of these.… [ KEEP READING ]