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How to Make a Paper Ninja Star Step by Step Instructions

gray shuriken

At some point as a child, everybody must have loved to be a ninja or at least acted or dressed like one for some minutes.

Well, maybe not, but you must have admired the Batman or the samurais, and for sure your most thrilling moment is when they use the ninja star also known as Origami or Shiruken. a

We all would love to use that once or twice, but due to how dangerous that can be, it is not advised. To replace that thrill, we will learn how to make the origami ninja star using paper.

They can also be used for decorative purposes, or even as a piece of jewelry (earrings); they are also perfect to gift your little ones to attach to their costumes during costume days at school or Halloween. Okay, let’s begin.

How to Make a Paper Ninja Star

To create this beauty, you will need two sheets of square paper. The size of the paper will depend on how big you want the ninja star to be. A 3-inch paper can give you a small ninja star, while a 6-inch paper will give you a normal-sized ninja star.

You can as well pick any other size of paper depending on how large you want your paper ninja star to be. The one and only rule is it must be square-shaped. A printer paper or construction paper can be used.

Step 1

Fold both papers in half, then fold them into another half again.

Step 2

Now fold both papers into half horizontally so as to form a crease, then unfold.

Step 3

For the first paper, on the left end, fold the corner in, facing upward. For the right side, fold the corner in and downward.

For the second paper, on the left end, fold the corner in and downward, and for the right end, fold the corner in and upward.

Step 4

Flip both papers over.

Step 5

Fold the bottom and top ends of each piece in.

Step 6

Fold the bottom and top ends of each paper inwards again so as to form a diamond shape. This folding is done to form a crease, so after folding, unfold.

Step 7

Place both pieces over each other, to form a cross.

Step 8

Fold the top point of the vertical piece, then tuck it into the seam of the horizontal piece.

Step 9

Flip the piece over, then tuck the next top point into a free seam, continue flipping and tucking for every loose top point until all points have been completed.

Now you have your perfect paper ninja star. You can make more and more of them in different and beautiful colors, you won’t want to run out of supplies. Although they are paper, you still need to be careful when throwing them at people, as the sharp points and blunt blades can still cause minor injuries upon contact with sensitive areas of the skin.

 

How to Build a Wood Fence Gate Instructions

white wooden fence near green trees during daytime

Building a wooden fence gate is much simpler than you think. You can even do it by yourself.

Your carpentry skills have to be a little bit high, the cost to buy all the materials is moderate, but it is not as costly as buying a fence, and the total amount of time to complete the job is about half a day.

The tools that are needed are a table saw, drill, screws, screwdriver, etc. Some materials are required like wood glue, wood, gate lock, hinges, etc.

There are the steps of making a wooden fence. Follow these steps one by one and you will be amazed by the results that you will see.

How to Build a Wooden Fence

  1. Get the pieces of wood or cedar, measure the pieces, and then cut them.

Measure the size of the gate you want and then cut it into the size you desire. Remember to measure the width of which the gate will open, then make a little space like about an inch, so that the hinges will have room to attach the gate to the fence.

  1. Make holes.

After cutting the wood into your desired size, get a clamp and put the pocket hole jig firmly into two of the wood pieces. Make three or four holes (pocket holes, that is) into the wood.

  1. Join the frames together.

Get the frame parts and then join them together with glue and secure it with screws.

  1. Install a diagonal cross brace.

To get more support, install a diagonal cross brace at the middle of the gate. To make the cross brace and form a good edge, trim the ends of the cross brace and put it firmly in place in the sides where the stiles and railings join together.

  1. Join the cross brace.

Make two holes at the end of each cross brace to form a bigger angle. Then join it together with the fence at the center with either glues or screws.

  1. Join the plane wood on the frame.

As you put the cross brace properly where it belongs, check that the last side of the frame is firm and steady. To complete the gate, get some long plane broad wood and cover a side of the gate. This wood should be the same type as that of the fence. The finishing broad should be shaped or trimmed to fit the edge of the frame. Join the wood with nails around the frame.

  1. Join the gate to the fence.

Join the gate to the ends of the fence: one end of the hinge is joined to the fence with a screwdriver and a screw. Then place the gate where you want to attach it to the frame end, after doing that, screw the second part of the hinges to the gate. Try and attach the gate an inch above the ground so that the bottom of the gate will not spoil fast and not to allow breakage of the wood because of the friction between the ground and the bottom of the gate.

 

How to Clean Your Microwave

All that is needed is a burnt popcorn or some leftovers to turn one good-looking microwave into a horrible disaster. Whether it is greasy or has an offensive smell, the best thing that you can do is to always regularly clean the top of the microwave in the interval of a few days. When you see stains inside your microwave or you are trying to remove a portion of food that is stuck to the tray, try these few steps in making your microwave sparkle.

When you want to clean your microwave, choosing the right type of cleanser is very important. You can use things you normally see in your house: baking soda, vinegar, or soap like the Mrs. Meyers Clean dish soap. And also avoid using bleach because it destroys home appliances and spoils the plastic in the microwave. The microwave is not that normally dirty so it is not advisable to start with a whitening cleaning product.

HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OF YOUR MICROWAVE

  1. Mix a cup of water and some slices of lemon, orange, or lime (don’t forget to squeeze the fruit juice into the water, mix it in a bowl, and add one or tablespoon of vinegar to this).
  2. Put the bowl into the microwave and increase the power to the microwave. Wait until you see the solution boiling.
  3. For 5 minutes allow the solution to cool down, and then remove the solution and clean the surfaces with a sponge.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE OILY DOORS OF THE MICROWAVE.

  1. Clean the whole door. This includes the edges, the sides, and the seals. Put baking soda inside water and damp the sponge into the water; clean those areas and rinse the place with a wet sponge.
  2. If it is an oily window, mix half a cup of water with half a cup of vinegar. Clean and dry.
  3. For very oily grease build-up, clean your microwave with the all-purpose grease cleaner Mrs. Meyers Clean dish soap, or mix the dish soap with water, and get a sponge or cloth to avoid the soap from getting into the vent holes. In order to not destroy your electronics, do not spray the soap on your electronics.

HOW TO GET RID OF THE BURNT SMELL

  1. Leave the door open to let the smell come out.
  2. Alternatively, you can place baking soda inside the microwave and then close the door. The baking soda will absorb the smell from the microwave. (Note: this is for light smells).
  3. Remove any leftover food in the microwave and place an odor-absorbing gel in the microwave until it is needed (use this for strong smells).

HOW TO GET RID OF FOOD STUCK IN THE MICROWAVE.

To eradicate stuck food in the microwave, use Mrs. Meyers Clean dish soap. If grime or dirt got stuck on the turntable, just take the turntable out and wash it thoroughly. Ensure you recheck the instructions of the product you are using before you start cleaning.

 

How to Pick the Right Mulch or Straw for Your Flower Beds

Today we’ll be showing you how you could select the best type of straw or mulch for your flower bed. A lot of people do not understand that mulching helps you save a lot of time gardening. It doesn’t matter if you are tending to vegetable gardens or flower beds. Mulching might be stressful, but there are a lot of rewards. When you do this correctly, mulching could easily cut down a lot of time to fight pests, weeds, and water. Mulching gives you better flowers, veggies, and fruits.

You could try spreading some shredded leaf mulch or a wooden chip all-around your property. It would look nice on your garden pathway, shrub borders, flower beds too. It fits appropriately in shade gardens or woodland. It would be best to remember that wood chips are not intelligent choices for annual flower beds and vegetable beds because they would disturb you as you try to create new beds for the following year. It would be best if you remembered that these wood chips would keep stressing you as a gardener all through the year. As sad as that is, it is the truth.

Different Types of Mulch

There are around two simple types of mulch. These include inorganic and organic mulch. Organic mulches include material that lived formerly, including paper, pine needles, sawdust, shredded bark, wood chips, compost, grass clippings, straw, chopped leaves. Inorganic mulches include geotextiles and black plastics.

These types of mulch greatly discourage seeds. Organic mulches improve the soil as they break down into smaller components. Inorganic mulches don’t break down and enrich the soil. This does not mean they are not innovative options for your garden. Black plastic is a popular type of inorganic mulch that radiates and warms the soil during the night. This keeps vegetables that love heat like cherry and eggplant tomatoes vigorous and cozy.

Shredded Leaves or Wood Chips

You could buy several bags of shredded bark or wood chips from local garden centers, which you could use to mulch your flower gardens and the borders of your shrubs. If you want an affordable option, you could contact your local utility tree care company to see if they have any extra available wood chips available. If you want to plan thoughtfully, you could break down your Christmas tree instead of throwing it away.

If you have some trees available on your property, breaking down your fallen leaves could create a rich mulch and filled with a lot of nutrients without any form or type of added costs. You don’t need any specific machine either. You could make use of a lawnmower that has a bagger which would collect your leaves and break them down into the perfect size. You could then use these for all your mulching purposes.

Trying Grass Clippings

Growing grass inside compost piles is a second already available mulch for though it isn’t a great idea to save portions of your clippings to use as natural lawn fertilizer. When you have other remaining grass clippings, you could use them to serve as nitrogen-rich mulch that would work very well in your vegetable gardens.

Conclusion

When you want to select the best straw or mulch for your flower beds, you need to think about using mulch created using grass clippings, wood chips provided by landscaping companies, sawdust, pine needles, and others associated with these.

How to Make Garlic Salt

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Today I would be giving lessons on how you can make garlic salt. Making garlic salt is very simple you see. In about two minutes your garlic salt would be ready. So simply stay tuned and enjoy this simple Garlic Salt making article. Let’s go!.

How to make garlic salt

This would be ready in two minutes. This garlic salt recipe would yield about four table spoons. 

List of ingredients you need to make this simple Garlic Salt.

You would need a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of garlic powder.

It would help if you also had a Garlic Salt container to store your garlic salt. I almost forgot about that. 

The steps you need to follow to make this simple Garlic Salt.

Take your tablespoon of salt, and then take your tablespoon of garlic powder. Put them both in your garlic salt container. When you do this, hold your garlic salt container in your right hand and then make sure you close it. At this point, you start shaking as your life depends on it. The reason you need to shake with all that power is that you are trying to mix all the constituents of both salt and garlic to create your simple Garlic Salt. 

There you go. Now your garlic salt is ready for consumption.

Since that’s the end of our garlic salt recipe, let me talk a bit about the love people have for garlic, salt, and garlic salt.

My thoughts on Garlic Salt 

Before I started staying with my Uncle in an excellent military part of town, I was not a garlic fan. But my Uncle loved garlic so much, and I grew to like it too. The spice I know there’s no way I would ever like it is pepper. That is just not going to happen. I am not a huge fan of salt too. But like right now that I’m eating Irish potatoes, I needed to put some salt in it for the taste to come out properly. Imagine if I had garlic salt in the house right now. That would have been nice. My meal would have tasted better, and I would have enjoyed it more.

List of meals you can enjoy with Garlic salt.

You can enjoy garlic salt with the following meals;

Rice 

Garlic salt goes very well with rice because you need this type of salt to increase your meal’s taste. When you consume something like maybe rice and chicken, it will do you well to add garlic salt. 

Chicken 

If it’s someone’s birthday and you want to make chicken romi for them. You could soak your raw chicken with garlic salt and leave it to sleep through the night. In the morning, take your chicken to the kitchen and prepare your wonderful tasty dish. Everyone who eats it would commend your cooking skills because trust me when I say this; it will be tasty. So have fun and enjoy garlic salt.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

white cauliflower on green leaves

Hello everyone. You want to learn How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust, well fear not, cause Chef Mibzy is here to show you how it’s done. On learning all, you need to know about Homemade Cauliflower Pizza crust, keep reading this article. Don’t freak out if you don’t get it the first time. Cooking isn’t easy, my dear. 

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Methods on How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The total time to prepare Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust is around an hour. 

You would remain active for about twenty minutes.

This yields a pizza crust. 

List of Ingredients you need for this Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

You need two eggs, half teaspoon of kosher salt, half teaspoon of dried oregano, a quarter cup of grated parmesan, half cup of shredded mozzarella, one head of Cauliflower. Make sure to remove the stalk.

Steps to follow in making your Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

You need to turn your oven on to about four hundred degrees. Line your baking sheets using parchment paper. 

Break your Cauliflower into pulse and florets using a food processor till it looks fine. You need to steam in a steamer basket and drain it very well. You would love to put a towel there to get out all the moisture. Then let everything cool off.

Inside a bowl, you could combine the Cauliflower using eggs, garlic powder, salt, oregano, parmesan, and mozzarella. You can then transfer this to the baking sheet center and then spread it into a circle that resembles a pizza crust. Then bake for about twenty minutes. 

You can add in desired toppings and then bake using for about ten minutes. 

My thoughts on How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I love pizzas; I love Cauliflower. The reason I love pizzas is that it is good living. The reason I love Cauliflower is that it’s a vegetable. So you can imagine how well I’ll love this Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust. It is both healthy, nutritious, and satisfying. I enjoy eating this with my siblings. Who doesn’t like eating pizzas? The only reason I feel people would try to avoid the rate at which they consume things like this would be when they are either watching their weight or when they want to lose weight. If not, pizza is an incredible meal a lot of people consume and enjoy.

Pizzas also could make you fat just like that. Like when it wants to increase your weight. It doesn’t bother or cares about you or your feelings. You’ll just become massively fat in a minute. But the best thing to do if you are a pizza fan is to find a balance to know when you should eat pizza and get a break. Don’t just go eating pizza whenever you feel like it, you know. Though this pizza is healthy, remember the adage that states that one should not do a specific thing too much, or it would just be wrong. Please put that advice and take it to heart.

How to Make Ramen in the Microwave Taste Better

Today I’ll be teaching you How to Make Ramen in the Microwave Taste Better.

To cook noodles using a microwave, you should start by pouring two cups of water into a bowl and then put your noodles inside the bowl. Cover the rim with plastic wrap loosely. Microwave your noodles inside hot water for about five minutes. Make sure that they are cooked as desired. If not, leave it for one more minute. Then put the soup pack into a bowl and mix it properly. 

Excellent tips used in cooking noodles in the microwave

The bowl could get hot very fast. It would be best if you were careful. The time for cooking highly depends on the noodles. You could add about two minutes depending on what’s recommended on the package. The amount of water you’ve put inside the bowl could spill as you make use of the microwave. Don’t forget to clean everything gently as you cook or clean up. 

It is tastier and healthy to put some veggies on your Ramen as toppings. 

Make sure you heat your water first. When you heat your noodles and water together, your noodles will stay uncooked longer. 

What goes microwaved instant Ramen taste like?

It looks just like any regular cooked instant noodles. The soup would be more precise than usual, though. 

The cooking water would be cloudy, but this does not happen when you use a microwave. 

What about the taste?

It does not have a fresh texture like the regular Ramen. It has a rough texture. 

If you enjoy soft Ramen, don’t use this method to cook your noodles. 

What are the advantages of using the microwave for cooking your Ramen 

You could heat your veggies with your Ramen. By putting your vegetable inside, you’ll have a healthier lunch, dinner, or breakfast. 

You don’t need to make use of a pot or a stove when you use a microwave. 

Ways you can make Ramen Taste better from your microwave 

Well, there are different angles to look at this. Are you cooking thoroughly with the microwave, or are you just warming Ramen already made with a pot and a stove? 

If the first case is what you’re going after, you need to make sure that you follow the instructions available on the package of the noodles. If they say, put it on the stove for three minutes, for the microwave, add two minutes, then check your Ramen in the microwave. Also, put all the ingredients you love to eat. 

On the other hand, if you are warming a leftover Ramen from last night, you could just put it in the microwave till you don’t see it looking frozen anymore. And that’s it; you’re done. 

My thoughts on How to Make Ramen in the Microwave Taste Better

I love noodles. Some days are the only thing I want to eat. I want to use this piece to thank the person that made noodles a reality. THANK YOU FOR RAMEN!

How to cook a salmon in an oven

Have you ever wanted a fancy meal to host your guests, well I feel the roasted salmon fillets are the best option for you? It can be used for a fantastic date night or a dinner with your family member, whatever meal you decide to pull off, the salmon is your dish. So, in this article, you would learn the easiest tips and tricks in cooking salmon in an oven.

There is no reason to overthink anything when you are trying to cook a salmon. So, all you would be doing is rubbing the fillets with a little oil, sprinkling salt, and pepper, then you can place your salmon into the oven. Funny enough, even the thick salmon would also cook easily and faster in the oven, so don’t go too far, because it would take about four to six inches per half an inch. However, most fillets are usually thick in about one inch for the thickest part, you can begin checking in about 8 minutes.

Best salmon fish to buy

When it comes to fish, the best and affordable one is ideal for cooking. Now, if you want to experience the best salmon taste, you can check the monetary bay aquarium. A good example is the salmon fact sheet, it is one of the best with a sprinkle of herbs and a squeeze of lemon just as it gets to the table.

Ingredients

  • 1-3 pounds of salmon fish
  • Oil (preferably olive oil)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon

Instructions

Step 1: First, you would need to pre-heat the oven to about 425°F placed in between, then, add a baking sheet with a foil.

Step 2: Pat the salmon to become dry: the best technique to Pat the salmon dry is by using a paper towel.

Step 3: Rub the fish with seasoning: you can begin by drizzling some oil on your salmon, remember just enough around it, you don’t need too much, you can also use a pastry brush. Then you can add a small amount of pepper and salt.

Step4: Place the salmon for roasting: you can place the salmon on a roasting pan, keep in mind that it has to be placed skin-side down. Then you can transfer your salmon to the oven.

Step 5: Roast for 4-6 minutes: when roasting, the thickness of your salmon matters a lot. You can roast for 4-6 minutes for every one-inch thickness. When you post for 4 minutes you would get a touch of rare salmon, while for 6 minutes you would get a thoroughly cooked salmon.

Step 6: flaked salmon: a salmon is best served when it’s flaked. You can easily check by using a fork, the moment the salmon flakes then you know it is ready. Rather you can use a thermometer to check, the recommended internal temperature is 145°F.

Step 7: Dig in: you can enjoy eating your salmon when you eat it immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated for about 5 days, after that you can gently reheat for eating.

How to Kayak for Beginners

You’re a beginner kayaker. If that’s you that I just mentioned two seconds ago, welcome to this piece. Let’s talk about what you need to know, shall we?

Necessary Gear for Kayaking

Anyone that you’ll be getting your boat from would give you these items:

Paddle

You should make sure that you get the best size for yourself. 

PFD or coast guard Personal Flotation Device.

Make sure you select one that fits you appropriately.

Bilge Pump 

It would be horrible if you get stranded on the way. It would be best if you pumped something which is not available. 

Spray Skirt

Make sure you get calm days. You could go optional on warm too. 

You should wear the necessary clothes. Let me give a breakdown of the types of clothes you should wear.

List of essential clothes to wear 

Shorts or swimwear 

Make sure they are not binding and not made of cotton materials.

Neoprene footwear 

Don’t wear any other type. I beg of you. 

Sun shielding hat.

The sun is not going to be funny. Don’t joke with your hats. 

Lightweight jacket or a fleece vest 

These are dependent on the weather, though.

Rain jacket, spray jacket and some pants.

These are also dependent on the weather. 

Suppose the weather there is colder than sixty degrees Fahrenheit. You would need to get a wetsuit. 

List of personal items.

For this list. Don’t forget about your ten essentials. They include the following necessities. 

  1. Lots of water 
  2. Energy snacks. You could get lunch for you to go on very long tours.
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Lip balm 
  5. Sunscreen 
  6. Retainers for your sunglasses
  7. First aid kit
  8. Signaling whistle
  9. A watch to give yourself more than enough time to go back to shore
  10. Headlamp. In case you waste so much time going back to shore.
  11. Dry bags are for things you do not want to get wet. 

Ways to adjust your Kayak

Make sure you adjust your Kayak onshore. This would be comfortable and more stable to paddle. 

You should snug your butt quite well against your seatback. If you have a boat that lets you properly fine-tune your seat angle, you should do anything you like so you would feel better and more comfortable. For power and balance, you need to sit upright. 

It would be best if you placed your feet’ balls on your footpegs. You should also check and see if there’s any bend on your knees.

How to Kayak on your Boat 

You should make sure you have bent knees, and they are in proper contact with both cockpit sides. These would help you control your side-to-side motion, and then you would enjoy your boat as you go paddling. Your fit should be adequately snug. Don’t let it get so jammed in. If that happens, it’ll be a little bit difficult to get out of it if the boat wants to tumble. These are the reasons you should get everything in place before it is too late.

How to Make Face Mask Lanyard

What is Mask Lanyards Face Masks 

These types of face masks are great for your kids or your loved ones when they either want to go to school or when you want to send them to a store just across the road. 

Face Mask Strap Holder

You can make use of beautiful fabric to make your face mask more fun. 

It would be best if you first created your Mask Holder Strap.

This gave mask is vet simple to re-align. You should bake it a little bit shorter, longer, or thicker to fit the preferences you like. 

It would be best if you created your own Mask Neck Strap.

These clips would reduce the rate at which these face masks would fall to the floor. It would also reduce the rate of the things that happens if it gets to slip off. 

It would help if you created a strap to cover your face.

These homemade fabric lanyards simply only need a little bit of fabric. You might already have more than enough around. 

You could create your Mask Holder. 

Let’s start sewing, shall we?

List of materials you need for your face mask lanyard. 

You need two lobster clasps, a quarter piece of cotton, a 3/8 piece of grosgrain ribbon.

Steps to follow to sew your face mask lanyard. 

It would be best to cut some of the fabric using a two-inch-wide by twenty-four-inch long. This depends on your preferences and the type of mask you want to make. You might desire to make the strap either shorter or longer. 

Face Mask Lanyard Strap

For beautiful kids, you should cut your fabric into lengths that would fit them comfortably. You don’t want to create a face mask that would make your kids feel imprisoned. 

It would be best if you also made a face mask Holder.

It would be best if you folded this under a half-inch on the very long sides. Then press your raw edges on the center of your fabric. 

Sew on your mask holder. You can then fold this in half and then press it very hard. It would be best if you also sewed a mask strap. You can topstitch both sides of your lanyard strap. Sew using a quarter side from the edges. 

How you should sew your Face mask lanyard

You should use a thread and then clasp it onto the other clasp. Then fold this under halfway and twice. 

It would be best if you clipped your face masks. 

You should stitch your fabric to a part and then use the backstitch to hold all your clasps to a specific place. 

It would be best if you then clipped these to your face masks lanyard, and you’re ready. 

You can decide to make use of face mask holders that have clasps and straps. Also, if you’re making these face masks for Kids, you need to put or make use of fun, lively, and lovely colors. If you do this, the kids would want to wear their face masks, and they’ll feel proud of it. All kids like to show off using excellent colors. If you’re making for adults, then go with their preferences.