Making an awesome hidden compartment – Craft

Hello everyone!
Ever had brothers or parents snooping around your bedroom looking for your phone or your wallet? Well! I have the perfect home made hidden spot to hide your goodies in a place no one would think to look.

To your left is what we are making, no not a full tissue box. And no, not the chair or the bag or the wall, nor are we making a picture that looks like the one to the left so just stop thinking and listen.

We are making the tissue box, but that is no ordinary tissue box. It actually has a secret compartment underneath it.

Lets get working on it, soon you’ll understand.





What you’ll need is:
1. An empty tissue box
2. A full tissue box
3. Scissors
4. Hot gluegun OR Tape (the gluegun works better)


5. Bluetack (If you have this it makes it better you can still do it without though.)

OKAY! Time to start making.

First turn over your empty tissue box.

And cut the base of it off.
Make sure there is a little bit left on the corners to stick blue tack later.



Then take the base that you just cut off and glue(or tape) it into the box halfway. (As shown in image to left)

Next take your filled tissue box and pull about 10-15 tissues


Stuff the layered tissues carfully in the top of the empty box, becareful not to pull apart the layers.

Look to the image to the left to get an idea.

Once you’ve stuffed it in it should look like . . .





. . . this
As you can see the layered tissues have been stuck in and are flat.








Next grab the top tissue from the layer and pull it out like this. (look to the image to the left)

Fluff it up a bit so it looks naturally like a real tissue box.

Well, it is a real tissue box except this one has a hidden area underneath it, which you can place your phone, wallet then stick the tissuebox on top.
No one would think to look under a tissue box!
Well, I wouldn’t anyways . . .



Next get your bluetack, if you have bluetack, and stick some in each corner under the box. As shown in image to the left.







Turn the tissue box over and place it on the desk or where ever you are going to place your hidden area. Lightly push it down onto the desk, table etc.

What this does is if someone geniually does need a tissue they won’t pull the whole box up off the table when taking a tissue.

Because then they would discover your secret area.





Nowyou have to do is hide your stuff underneath the tissue box! You now have a hidden spot that no one would look under!
















This isn’t the only hidden area you can make with tissue boxes . . . look. I also have a hidden draw coming out of one of my tissue boxes . . .

There’s alot you can make with them so have a think! Come up with something amazing.

Comment and tell me how you went with this project. I want to know if you liked it.

Well hope you completed this okay people!


Thanks, and enjoy your new hidden spot!!!

New News!

Hey Ben ‘ere,

Cheese Weekly 2010 is on the way!
And will probably be a video broadcast on Facebook . . . maybe . . . anyways the definite time is going to be during drama class on the 30th of August, Term 2 24th of September, Term 3.

This brings me to another point of interest.

Due to the fact I will be working on Cheese Weekly 2010, BGTN may be Delayed again, the reason for this is:
1. I’d probably be exhausted from all the filming editing and whatnot
2. Most ideas that I had set aside for BGTN end up going into Cheese Weekly, thats what happened for Cheese Weekly 2009
3. TIME CONSTRICTING. This kind of production can use up a lot of time, who knows, I might end up making BGTN into short 5 minutes movies, you never know . . .

Anyways got to go,

Work to do.

Need For Speed – Most Wanted

Need For Speed – Most Wanted
By Electronic Arts
XBOX 360
You’re a street racer, you just got to the top of the blacklist and you’re now versing the top driver in town, If he wins he gets your car, if you win, you get his.
The race starts and off you fly, police are behind you, your street racing rival is right behind you, and your car begins to slow down.
It turns out your rival sabotaged your car, puncturing the fuel tank, before you started the race!
You lose the race to your rival, he claims the car, and then the whole gang speed off as the police close in on you.
But they can’t arrest a street racer for street racing, if he hasn’t got a car . . .
You have to get back to the top, win the races, evade the police, get your bounty up, to get your car back!

This would have to be the best Need For Speed game that I’ve played, Need For Speed Pro Street was an absolute joke, Need For Speed Carbon felt too confined, this is just perfect to control, nice and loose, its got great physics, great customizable cars, great tracks and awesome police evasions . . . is brilliant. Graphics are pretty brilliant too.
The only thing I don’t like about the game is that evading the police can get hard, and its dam near impossible with Heat Level 5 and in the middle of a race.
But that’s not the games fault, that’s just my inexperience.
Beginners to racing games will seep straight into this one, this is the game that got me into cars and racing, its fast, good looking, and contains a great sense of accomplishment when you beat the next black list racer. (Except the first guy, he just sucks!)
The only thing that lets it down are the cheesy cut scenes!

4.9 / 5.0 – Game Play
2.0 / 5.0 – Cut Scenes
4.1 / 5.0 – Fun
5.0 / 5.0 – Visuals

[review pros=”-” cons=”-” score=80]

Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed
By Ubisoft

XBOX 360

Assassin’s Creed is a game of memory, No this ain’t no flash cards to memorize, literally the game is set in memory . . .
You play as Altair, a professional assassin whose job it is to assassinate selected targets. Now the reason I said the game is all set in memory is because the main character is really strapped to a machine and is living the life of his ancestors through biological memory, its an interesting story, but they’ll fill you in on that part when the game begins.

Personally this game gets really long and repetitive, a lot of the things you do once, you’ll end up doing again, these tasks like pickpocketing, punching a particular person to get information, all these things are on repeat.
The game doesn’t keep you bored for long though, because it slowly gets harder and harder to evade guards, to assassinate targets and to pickpocket and do repetitive tasks.
The land in the game is large, the graphics are detailed, however, If I have to climb one more stinking tower to get a flippin’ map I’m going to lose it.

The graphics and physics of this game are just stunning, running along rooftops and climbing up walls has never been so visually beautiful. The game play does let it down, tending to get boring and repetitive after you find yourself doing the same things over and over, but it really doesn’t ruin the game that much.  


4.4 / 5.0 – Game Play
2.0 / 5.0 – Cut Scenes
3.1 / 5.0 – Fun
5.0 / 5.0 – Visuals

[review pros=”-” cons=”-” score=60]

Are we all Stupid?

Now I’ve probably said something along the lines of this before, I can’t remember, got a slight inkling that I have. Today something started me off on one of those thinking feats, where I look like a depressed, when really I’m actually in deep thought, and just don’t feel for conversation or time wasting twits that just  want to make themselves known.

What triggered this chain-thought feat?

We were in health class, working on ‘Alcohol’, we were in a group discussion circle and the teacher was handing around empty bottles of spirits, beer, wine etc. so that we could talk about them, and at teachers’ request, we had to see if we could read the standard drinks and alcohol percentage sticker labeled clearly on every bottle that only a half blind, mutant two-fingered koala could miss. 

While the teacher was telling us some story about a girl that did something at some party, I was thinking about beer and all that, and no, I wasn’t thinking about ‘Drinking beer’ or ‘Falling in love with beer’ or any of that, I was thinking, “If Alcohol is doing this stuff to us, why don’t they take it out of the drinks!?”

A short time later the health teacher held out a ‘Vodka Cruise’ bottle, and began talking about it. I’ve heard kids in my class talk about parties they’d been too where they had drunk these and gone off their head in a short period of time anyways.
“Many girls these days are getting smashed on these because they taste just like cordial and they’re yummy.”
says the health teacher, this triggers another quick thought web. I heard the line drift into my head,
 ‘If they took the vodka out of the cruises they wouldn’t be ‘Vodka Cruises'” then I said:
 “Why can’t they just take alcohol out, and just have the cordial?”
The health teacher was about to speak but a girl on the other side of the ring (I dare say she has a lot of experimental knowledge about drinking) said “Ben, If they took the vodka out of the cruises they wouldn’t be ‘Vodka Cruises'” oh snap, thats word for word what I said in my little thoughts court case.
Then ‘popular kid’ (Mentioned in one of my earlier posts) spoke up and said, 
“People don’t drink them for the taste, they drink them to get smashed and stuff.”
Yes, I’m sure she can slap on a ‘Learned from Experience’ sticker to that one,
 “don’t drink them for the taste?” Well what the bloody hell is the point in that then, drinking it because it has alcohol in it, not for what it is or tastes like, gawd the human race is a load of complete dumb arses.
So if I smothered a bowl of sheep s#@% in alcohol they would still eat it, not for the taste, but for the alcohol, to get smashed.
“Ah yeah, got smashed on a bowl of sheep s#@% last night,” yeah that sounds great . . .
But seriously, drinking to be out of control?
No wonder we have ‘global warming’, repetitive wars, ‘scientific’ whale hunting and world starvation, we aren’t a smart race, we’re an ignorant load of bloody idiots.
Tell me, which other animal drinks something, deliberately, to make themselves smashed, any report you find that has an animal intoxicated with alcohol or drugs is a humans fault because they go and dose the animal for entertainment values.

Don’t drink it for the taste.

I’m going to always have this one on my mind, it’s got to be the most bloody ridiculous thing I’ve heard this year! (Well except for something someone said about Kevin Rudd being pushed off the PM pedestal for ‘kidnapping a baby and slowly eating it with gravy and McCain’s new ‘Super Chips’) 
I seriously don’t get this,
Getting smashed means you don’t have control of your brain anymore, you go bye bye, and some light headed numb skull takes over and goes round trashing yourself.


How can we possibly think we’re smart? 

We’re the only species on this planet that repeatedly kill itself over and over in wars, which we obviously aren’t clever enough to notice that wars KILL PEOPLE. (Other animals of same species kill each other but not on the mass scale that humans do)

We do the same thing that most animals do, discriminate, those that have lower ranks get kicked out and ignored.

We find hurting each other ‘funny’ or ‘entertaining’ look at all the kids cartoons of stuff like Tom and Jerry, the cat gets hurt all the time, stuff like Bugs Bunny, the younger generation find it funny.
At high school empty headed twits cover the place the moment there is suspicion of a fight about to happen, they find it funny, entertaining.

I’ve said this so many times in the past.



*Curls up in a ball and rocks back and forth*

And no other species can be annoyed by a description of itself.

Peace In Tune

Ahhh, isn’t the theme nice looking


I’d like to talk about a ‘suggested’ topic today, that is music and songwriting.
Now, how do I start a post like this, beats me. Have I done this before?

Basically blogging or writing a diary is one way of expressing your feelings, expelling your thoughts to make you feel better, well can be, song writing/singing is another way.
I’ve been songwriting for ages now, call it a secret hobby, but i write lyrics.
I’ve woken in the middle of the night and scribbled lyrics on my notepad, once I got my electronic version of a notepad, aka a PDA I now scribble them on that, and record a little bit of me singing it so that I remember the tune, because I don’t have notes and keys memorized in my head to be able to use them.
And many times I’ll be walking home, and the beat of my feet walking on the ground with something rattling in my lunchbox start me humming a random tune to go with the footstep beat.

Unfortunately I lack a Hollywood recording studio, so songs that I do end up producing don’t turn out as I wish them too.

Another part of songwriting is of course the singing, singing is great feeling, especially when you have the house to your own and your can sing loud, it feels a lot better than the ‘whisper singing’ that many people do, then again, many do in the shower singing too . . .

I’ve just typed all this up, then realised I should probably posted this on the Ben-A-Ball Creative Arts.

Well, cya!

(P.s. I typed all this on a mobile device, not only is it painstakingly frustrating, but I get a bit absent minded when typing on a mobile device.)