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What Are Cacao Seeds?

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Cacao seeds, also referred to as cacao beans, are found in the pods of the cacao tree, which is known as Theobroma cacao. The tree grows in the tropics in a band that goes just north and south of the equator and can reach up to 40 feet in height. The cacao seed is just less than an inch long.

How to Make Potato Cars

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Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head are planning a road trip to visit the tater tots. Their trusty potato coupe is gassed up and ready to hit the freeway. This creative project for young children utilizes some of their favorite vegetables for the potato car's wheels, headlights and bumpers. All vegetables, inc

World Crafts for Children

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Kids can learn about other cultures through cafts.Chinese Dragon image by GlobalMichael from Fotolia.comWorld crafts can help you teach children about other cultures and countries. Select crafts that complement school lessons or casual educational activity time at home and use them to...

How to Make Balloon Ants

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Making balloon animals requires carefully twisting long, narrow balloons into specific shapes. Creating complex balloon ants is possible. However, it's also possible to create a balloon ant without so many intricate twists and bends. Make your balloon ant using one balloon as well as some pipe clean

Dressmaking for Beginners

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The art of sewing is more than cutting and stitching. Sewing is made up of many individual skills, each contributing to a professional-looking finished project. It's easy once you know how to do it. For a beginner, the most difficult part of sewing is acquiring the right tools and supplies and fol

How to Melt a Plastic Bottle

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If you have a need to melt down plastic bottles, say to pour molds for crafts and hobbies, do so outside to prevent any toxic fumes from entering your home. Make sure the bottles are clean and all glue and labels are removed prior to melting. The plastic from the bottles will be hot and runny once m