Few things achieve effective time-traveling like the things we’ve made with our hands. You still remember the weight of soapbox derby car from decades ago. Anyone who’s ever built their own computer feels as close as it gets to being a cyborg. And somehow the snowflakes you cut out today just aren’t as spectacular as the ones of your childhood.

At Matador, we’re always looking out for more to make, more to create, things that no piece of software could ever render. Whether it’s sugar skulls or origami, there’s no such thing as ‘arts and crafts’–crafts are art.

Crafts Articles

Weavers of the sky

by Marta Tucci

This Japanese town is populated almost entirely by creepy dolls

by Jess Zimmerman

7 things everyone who’s been to Nepal has lying around their house

by Dikson

Bearing witness to tradition: The pottery master of Potravlje, Croatia

by Eric Warren

23 super creative repurposed items

by Michelle Schusterman

DIY videos: 50 projects for home and travel

by Hal Amen

Moneygami: The art of money folding

by Daniel Nahabedian

How to make chocolate candles [PICS]

by Michelle Schusterman

How to: Weave a Mayan basket

by Norbert Figueroa

20 amazingly creative works of paper art

by Daniel Nahabedian

The idiot’s guide to costume design & dress up

by Leigh Shulman

This is my day: If my hands shake, it will ruin the print

by Neha Puntambekar

DIY: Kate’s tin travel candle

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström

7 holiday craft projects to do with kids

by Voralak Suwanvanichkij

How to make sugar skulls for Dia de Los Muertos

by Robyn Johnson