Advice 1: How to make a castle out of cardboard

You have formed suddenly free evening, and you want to spend time with your children or maybe you like to do something with their hands. Or you just recently bought a TV, and now you have nowhere to put a huge cardboard box. Speaking of advertising language, we will provide you with an original proposal: to make castle from cardboard. Who knows, maybe you or your child wakes up an architect? And you take a swing at the construction from cardboard of a country house. So, let's start.
How to make a castle out of cardboard
Bring the balcony the very same box (make space for other junk) and start to give it the appearance of the house. Cut out the window to where the Princess was to look out in anticipation of the proverbial Prince on a white horse, and at least one door that the Prince was to enter. Now you need to find boxes from small (so you can borrow his brownie), or just the little boxes (if your brownie is not in the mood), from which you build turrets, or what kind of castle.
Call man and strictly ask him for a box of pizza ordered and blatantly eaten during your last trip. Ceasing to blame him for the fact that this box was fetched out of the back of the sofa (she's useful), you can build from it the Foundation for our medieval homes.
Look in the refrigerator, locate the package of eggs, remove her last remaining and cut the container into small pots. As a Princess we're a tiny, it will fit her as a balcony. However, it will not be resent.
Look again behind the couch. There? Of course, round boxes of crisps perfectly play the role of towers. Taken from a grocery cart child a paper Cup from under the foreign soda, cut in half – a great veranda.
If your imagination will jump quickly, you can build inside the castle rooms. Accidentally found artifacts such as empty matchboxes will be in the ladder to the door.
Find on the table your child colored paper and pitch of the roof turrets. Hooray, everything is ready. Can fall in childhood.

Advice 2: How to make a box out of cardboard

Difficult to come up with something more simple and versatile than a box. It is possible to carry objects while moving, keep a lovely heart detail in the cabinets and under the bed, use for decoration of an apartment or as packaging for a gift.
How to make a box out of cardboard
You will need
  • Cardboard, ruler, pencil, scissors/x-ACTO knife, glue
Take a large sheet of cardboard. It needs to be thick enough and not brittle – that is not cracked at the folds. Draw in the center of the rectangle. This will be the bottom of your box.
To the right and left side adjacent to the side of the box. Their height equals the depth of the packaging itself.
To the upper and lower edges of the main rectangle, two adjacent sides of the box – front and back. Their height equal to the height of the side storonok described in the previous paragraph. The sides of each of these parts add a valve for the connection box. If you plan to store lightweight items, it will be enough valves 2 cm wide, otherwise the width is better to maximize. Cut faces of the valves at an angle of 45 degrees.
How to make a box out of cardboard
Bend the cardboard on all drawn lines. Valves lubricate with white glue and fold inward, connect them to the sides of the box.
While this part dries, take cover. Length and its width 2-5 mm greater than the length and width of the box bottom, and the sides can be any. To both sides of the covers also add bumpers for mounting.
Useful advice
Following this pattern, you can make a box from cardboard to almost any shape. The basic geometric shape is repeated as many times as parties in a box, add a bottom and the valves and make the lid a few millimeters larger than the bottom of the box.

Advice 3: How to make soda at home

Sparkling water is a favorite delicacy of all generations, but the modern food industry is not always offers quality product. However, do not deny yourself the pleasure to drink a glass of cool soda on a hot summer day - because this drink can be prepared at home.
How to make soda at home

The theoretical side of the issue

The process of production of soda in the home is not so complicated. There are a few prescription compounds, but the main one for each is carbon dioxide CO2, which is not amenable to the process of combustion, has no smell and color, and also much heavier than oxygen and thus quickly dissolves in the liquid, giving the last light acidity. It looked like the process of production of soda in machines of Soviet times: carbon dioxide fed under pressure from the cylinder to the reservoir with sugar water and were completely dissolved in the liquid.

For home carbonation of water you can use special cylinders with carbon dioxide and a siphon, allowing a portion to supply gas into the water (sold in hardware stores).

Is not possible to buy a siphon and gas cylinders? Nothing, to produce carbon dioxide from such improvised household agents like baking soda and vinegar. During mixing of these two ingredients causes a chemical reaction, the effect of which is the release of carbon dioxide. Mix products must be in the following proportions: per litre of water take seven tablespoons of 9% vinegar and baking soda in the amount of two teaspoons. Also you will need the following equipment: meter PVC tube, two plastic bottles (choose dark) and two end caps with pre-punched holes, the diameter of which is slightly less than the diameter of the tube.

The process of carbonation

The first bottle to fill with water, and secondly, sprinkle soda and pour vinegar. It is important to remember that a chemical reaction must be delayed in time, so pre-wrap baking soda in paper towel and pour vinegar on its surface - this way you will have time to firmly lock the cap to the bottle before starting the emission of carbon dioxide and will be able to avoid losing a significant part of its volume. Don't forget to firmly fix the tube in the holes and cover with liquid plastic or adhesive, to avoid leakage of gas.

Paper towel can be replaced by the envelope of cling film or foil. Make holes in its surface to facilitate the course of chemical reactions.

During the process of mixing water and carbon dioxide capacity of soda need to shake for 5 minutes for the highest quality allocation of the maximum possible volume of gas. At the end you get a drink a low degree of glazirovannogo, the taste of which can vary with syrup, fruit or fruit juice.
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