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How To : Make gooey slime for kids

Make Slime! This one is easy. Just mix equal parts of glue and water and then add an equal part of liquid starch. Just like that you have gooey slime. The more you play with it the more fun it becomes. This acclivity causes the polymer chains in the glue to cross link with che ...more

How To : Make slimy Silly Putty with glue and Borax

Here is the perfect recipe for that childhood fun gooey substance. It seems everyone tries but get this wrong? I have found the perfect proportions. So no more glue balls. This isn't slime. This video is my recipe for making a silly putt... More»y like substance. I am a chemis ...more

How To : Make Mentos bottle rockets

This entertaining video demonstrates how to make a bottle rocket using tape, paper napkins, Mentos, and Diet Coke or Coke Zero. Try at your own risk! Make a pouch with the paper napkin. Put the Mentos in the pouch and roll the napkin with the Mentos into a tube shape. Open the ...more

How To : Make a traditional, wax lava lamp at home

Transport yourself in no time to the 70's and chill out with your homemade lava lap. This five part series takes you step by step with everything you need, from wax, to food coloring to make a cool lava lamp. It's great activity for the whole family to enjoy. Part 1 of 5 - How ...more

How To : Make crafts with pipe cleaners

Everything you ever wanted to know about making arts and crafts projects with pipe cleaners in this free arts and crafts video series for kids taught by and expert. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make crafts with pipe cleaners. Make crafts with pipe cleaners - Part 2 of 15. Click throu ...more

How To : How to Make Doll Barbie Slippers

This video is all about how one can make slippers and shoes for their favorite dolls at home with things easily available with them. Simply with things like hairbands, cool and funky shoes can be made. So now no need to visit the near by store to buy shoes or slippers for your ...more

How To : Do tiger face paint in two minutes

In this video, we learn how to do tiger face paint in two minutes. This is a simple tiger, so it will be perfect for family outings or something you need done quickly. First, use a sponge and orange paint to paint the middle of the face orange. After this, use a sponge with wh ...more

How To : Make simple paper flowers with your kids

If the foam calla lily is too advanced for your kids, and the foam violets are too much purple for the eyes, then try out these simple flowers. Make a whole bouquet of them with your kids! They are really simple to make, and only require these materials: * Construction paper ...more

How To : Make a paper graduation cap with your kids

Okay, so it might be a long time before your young ones graduate from college, but getting them headed in the direction is as simple as having fun with them. This crafty paper gradation cap is perfect for an afternoon of fun with your kids, and it's easy to make. You only need ...more

How To : Make a cupcake out of colored construction paper

A great craft for a rainy day! This project is very simple and only requires some construction paper in various colors (brown, pink, red, orange, purple, yellow and blue), glue, scissors and brown marker. You can add glitter or stickers to the 'frosting' if you want.

How To : Make pipe cleaner butterflies with your kids

Pipe cleaners are for more than just cleaning. They're a perfect craft item that can be used to make a variety of different things, thanks to their flexibility. And that's all you need to make some wonderful, colorful butterflies. A butterfly pipe cleaner is the perfect projec ...more

How To : Make a monkey sock puppet

Learn how to make a monkey sock puppet by hand in this free video series on homemade arts and crafts projects for kids. Part 1 of 33 - How to Make a monkey sock puppet. Make a monkey sock puppet - Part 2 of 33. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a monk ...more

How To : Make snotty slime style goop at home for kids

Ever wondered how to make slime? Now you can learn! Make slime just like they use on Nickelodeon for Halloween, pranks, or just to play with! So gather up your ingredients and get cookin'! We have used many creepy and gross things in the production of the Creepy Puppet Project ...more

How To : Reycle plastic into easy to make shrink art

The video is part of the awesome web show and this video is about recycling of plastic into beautiful shapes-Shrinky Dinks .At the beginning of the video an old plastic container top is taken and using scissors is cut into a circular shape. The scratchy surface of the circular ...more

How To : Make slime with Borax and glue

Usually our 5-Minute Projects involve soldering and LED lights and other such electronic accoutrements, but this week we decided to skip the fancy stuff in favor of an old-school science project: making rheopectic slime from Borax and glue. This is a pretty safe experiment eve ...more

How To : Survive an Egg Drop

Bre Pettis shows you three different strategies for surviving an egg drop. In addition to learning different egg drop strategies, Paula Kieko teaches you the physics of an egg drop to give you a leg up on your competition. This is yet another great weekend project with Make Ma ...more

How To : Do a cheetah girl face paint

Kids love getting face paint in parties. Watch this two-part video to learn how to apply a cheetah girl face paint. Part 1 of 2 - How to Do a cheetah girl face paint. Part 2 of 2 - How to Do a cheetah girl face paint.

How To : Make a simple paper gift bag with your kids

When teaching your kids the art of crafts, it's good to throw in something useful every once in a while, something they can actually use and not just have fun with. A bag is the perfect solution. Everyone has a need for a bag, even kids. They can store all of their other paper ...more

How To : Do Batman face paint

In this video, we learn how to do Batman face paint. First, you will need to apply a metallic silver paint to make a mask Batman design around the eyes. Next, use a fine tip brush to paint black for the outline around the Batman design. You may need to have the logo printed ou ...more

How To : Make a frog with your hands

This short video shows how you can make up a frog shape with your hands. In order to make a frog by using your hands start by opening your hands in front of you, palms down. Then you have to cross your little fingers on each other. Repeat the same crossing of the next finger o ...more

How To : Paint a face in a tiger design

This tutorial video will teach you how to apply a face paint job in the design of a tiger. This face paint design is kid friendly and absolutely grrrrreat! Tony the tiger would be proud.

How To : Make a snake sock puppet out of an old sock

Here's a great way to recycle old socks into clever puppets for your kids! This tutorial shows you how to turn an old green sock into a snake pupet using googly eyes, a bit of red felt, some cardboard, fabric glue and scissors (and some yarn if you want your puppet to have hair).

How To : Craft a snake out of pipe cleaner

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a snake out of a pipe cleaner. First, you will take three pipe cleaners and twist their ends together, then stick a large pom pom in between the pipe cleaners. Then do a braid with the pipe cleaners until you reach the end, and then twis ...more

How To : Make a stunt plane paper airplane

You can perform awesome stunts and cool aerobatics with this cool plane! Just grab some paper and scissors and you'll be on your way! Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a fold paper airplane. Make a stunt plane paper airplane. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Use a magnifying glass with Sid the Science Kid

In this video, Sid the Science Kid shows us how to use a magnifying glass. When you first grab it, look at your hands through the glass, and then your friends! Look at their hands, eyes, skin and explore the world around you. Look around at everything around you and notice if ...more

How To : Make an easy homemade compass for a kids activity

Learn how to make a fun educational craft at home with your children with help from this free tutorial. In this short video, learn how to make a simple compass perfect for children ages kindergarten and up. In just a few simple steps, you'll be teaching your children how to us ...more

How To : Make a rubber band ball out of 100% rubber bands

This video shows you, purely through demonstration, how to make a rubber band ball out of only rubber bands. It begins by showing how to create a small knot out of a few rubber bands, then wrap more rubber bands around it as one would with the small ball that is usually used a ...more

HowTo : Glow-in-the-Dark Sno Cones

Kool-aid + Sno Cones + LEDs. For some of us (e.g. small kids), it doesn't get much better than that. Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Givers Log's Glow Sno Cone project is so simple, it barely requires explanation: Place glow sticks in several different cups. Tip ...more

How To : Craft a cute origami dog with your kids

Looking for a fun kids' activity? Have a little bit of spare time and paper to match? Make a paper dog with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own canine from folded pap ...more

How To : Build a durable bottle rocket using common items

Benson Trenh and Mark Norris show viewers how to build a bottle rocket using common household items. To build this creation you will need tape, a hole puncher, scissors and string. Also use a black plastic bag, or any color, for the parachute! Cut the black plastic bag into a ...more

How To : Make a flower or candy basket out of construction paper

This is an easy and fun craft for your kids which will teach them how to make a small basket out of construction paper. You can use it to hold candies, flowers or any other small children's articles. You just need some brightly colored paper, scissors, glue and a stapler.

How To : Make a dragon puppet out of recycled materials

This video is about how to make a puppet dragon out of household items. First, a piece of card stock paper is cut in half the long way. Next, you must take an empty 18-pack egg carton and cut off a strip of egg slots. Using a stapler, the two pieces of paper are connected long ...more

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