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 plastic bottle of Diet Coke or Coke Zero. Place the tube in the top of the bottle, but don't let the Mentos make contact with the soda. Keep the napkin/Mentos tube stuck tightly in the top of the bottle. Re-attach the b...

How To: Craft felt frog puppets with your kids

In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to craft felt frog puppets with your kids. The materials you will need for this are felt (pink, dark and light green), a piece of red lace, 2 large white pompoms, 2 small black pompoms, scissors, glue and marker. Take two layers of dark green felt and draw out the outline of half of the left palm. Fold the felts in half and cut out the outline. Stick the two pieces along the edges to make a glove. Next cut a rectangular piece out of the light g...

How To: Make a googly-eyed paper cat on a popsicle stick

Everyone loves cats, for the most part. It would be more accurate to say that everyone loves kittens. No one can resist the cuteness of brand new baby kitty, especially children, which is why kittens and cats make the perfect craft project for kids. In this video, you'll learn how you and your kids can create a googly-eyed paper cat upper on a popsicle stick. It's great for any young child. You'll need:

How To: Make a simple paper penguin with your kids

Although most people won't see a penguin in its natural environment, they're still a wonderfully captivating animal that the kids just can't get enough of. So, make sure you and your kids get over to the zoo and check some penguins out, then go home and create some penguins of your own. It could be made in a cold or hot climate! This penguin stick puppet is perfect for an afternoon of fun crafts with the kids. You'll need the following materials:

How To: Craft a pom-pom ladybug with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a pom-pom ladybug with your kids! The materials you will need are: 1 large red pom pom, 1 medium black pom pom, 1 pipe cleaner, 2 googly eyes, and one piece of lace. Start off by gluing the black and red pom pom's together with a hot glue gun. Next, use a hot glue gun to glue the googly eyes onto the black pom pom. Now glue black pipe cleaner around the red pom pom to make a stripe on the back of the ladybug. cut the pipe cleaner into little round shape...

How To: Craft a pom-pom seal with your kids

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a pom pom seal. The materials required for this project are: 1 large brown pom pom, 4 medium brown pom poms, 3 small pom poms, 2 white pom poms, 1 small piece of brown felt, 2 googly eyes, glue and scissors. Begin by gluing the brown pom poms together. The large pom pom is the head, 4 medium pom poms are the body and 2 small pom poms are the hands. Then glue the 2 white pom poms and mini black pom pom on the head for the mouth and nose. Glue t...

How To: Make tin foil rings

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make aluminum paper rings. This video provides all the materials required to make the rings. The materials required include: aluminum paper, glue, plastic gems, beads and the bottom of any decorative element for the top of the ring. Begin by folding the foil into a thin line and twist it. Now bend the foil around your finger to shape it into a ring. Then tie and wrap up the top. Put some glue on and add the bead or gem to the center. This video wil...

How To: Make a rooster finger puppet

In this video, SimpleKidsCrafts teaches us how to make finger puppet roosters. This video shows a list of the materials you need, which include only different colors of felt, scissors and glue (a hot glue gun is used in the video). Then, you can see a clear visual of how to make the finger puppet. Furthermore, the demonstration is done by a child, so you know that your own kids will be able to make this as well. Learn how to make a rooster finger puppet step by step by watching this video--fu...

How To: Make a garden rainbow butterfly puppet

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a garden rainbow butterfly puppet. This video describes all the materials that are required to make the butterfly puppet. The materials required include: beads (blue, red and transparent), 5 pipe cleaners (2 yellow and 3 purple), 2 googly eyes, a stick and one glue stick. This video provides a visual demonstration for viewers to easily follow along. The video is at a step-by-step pace and allows viewers to pause or rewind the video. This video...

How To: Use crayola color explosion papers

Crayola Color Explosion™ lets you create wild multicolored effects with a single color-reveal marker! The unique clear-ink marker works only with black Color Explosion paper, revealing hidden colors for amazing designs. Drawings can be done freehand or with stencils. A great project to do with your kids!

How To: Craft a pom-pom teddy bear with your kids

Have fun with your kids this weekend and incorporate an arts & crafts project into your weekend activities! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make a teddy bear out of pom poms, perfect for children kindergarden age and up. Get your children's creative juices pumping with fun arts & crafts projects like this one!

How To: Make a pom-pom spider with your kids

Keep your kids occupied and having fun with this simple kid craft for children ages kindergarden and up! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make an adorable pom-pom spider perfect to create for Halloween! Get your kids in the Halloween spirit with help from this tutorial.

How To: Craft a pom-pom chicken with your kids

In a world filled with video games, arts and crafts is more important than ever. It's important to make sure kids are getting the right stimulation needed to help them later on in life. This video tutorial helps not only achieve that, but give them a great toy to play with as well. Find out how to make cool looking pom-pom chicken from scratch. Enjoy!

How To: Make an origami tie

This video, for simplekidscrafts.com, tells us how to make an origami necktie. This is a very easy crafts project, suitable for kids and adults alike. It doesn't require a long list of materials, only a sheet of origami paper is needed. The sheet of paper is then folded ten times to transform it from just a square of paper into a decorative origami necktie. The video has no audio instruction, but encourages you to follow the folding technique exhibited by the child in the video. The camera is...

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 twist the end together. Then, take some googly eyes and glue them onto the pom pom. You can now twist the snake to make it look like a rattle snake and add a piece of red felt to make the tongue. This is a fast and easy proj...

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 paper. For more information, and to get started making paper puppies yourself, take a look!

How To: Make a candy butterfly with your kids

This video tutorial focuses on two things that can interest kids: candy and butterflies. Butterflies are beautiful creatures that are great to look at and move so gently every kid wants to touch one. And candy is, well, candy. It's sweet, tasty, and can make any frown turn upside down. So check out this tutorial and find out how to combine both these interests into one. Enjoy!

How To: Craft a Chinese hat with your kids

Teaching your kids or students about different cultures can be a big stepping stone in them understanding more about the world. A good way to do this is by using an easy arts and crafts project. This tutorial focuses on the Chinese and how to craft an easy hat. Enjoy!

How To: Make a flower out of toilet paper tube

Simple Kids Crafts demonstrates how to make a flower out of a toilet paper tube. For this project you will need one toilet paper tube, paint, a paintbrush, glue and scissors. First, paint the toilet paper tube and let it dry. Then cut the toilet paper tubes into rings. Scrunch up a ball of tissue and glue it closed. Bend the painted rings into flower shapes. Attach the flower shapes to the tissue ball. Paint the tissue ball. Next, paint the inside of the flower shapes. Let it dry. Add decorat...

How To: Make a butterfly paper airplane

Get ready to build one of natures great flyers, shown in this how-to video! The butterfly is a smooth and steady flying paper airplane. All you need is a piece of paper to start the fun! Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to fold a butterfly paper airplane. Make a butterfly paper airplane.

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 Magazine.

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