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 chemist and it works perfectly. It is a polyvinyl acetate polymer. Metric measurements 25mL glue, 20mL water, 15mL Borax Solution No matter how many times I do this, I never get bored making it. It acts like snot but it isn't ...

How To: Teach your kids to draw a fish

This video shows the viewer how to teach their children to draw a cartoon style fish. The video is literally a tutorial showing a young woman teaching a group of children. She does this by using simple shapes, which children already know how to draw, to build up the bigger fish. She starts with an oval shaped body and a tail. She then adds two eyes and a line for a mouth before finishing with fins and stripes. Finally she colors her fish in before showing the children’s efforts.

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 white paint to make the eyes white and the section underneath the nose white. Now, take your orange paint again and paint the cheeks and chin orange. Use the white paint to make fangs on the lips going down to the chin. Ne...

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 chemicals in the starch. The result is an awesome stretchy slime.

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 it makes things larger. Look at small insects like roly-polies, to see how they move and how many legs they have. A magnifying glass is a great way to explore science and make little things much bigger. Children should w...

How To: Make a toy boat and water mill

In this video series, our expert Katalin Toth will teach you how to do crafts with children. She will show you how to make a toy boat including how to paint the boat, glue the popsicle sticks, cu the popsicle sticks, and test the boat out in water. Katalin and her children will also teach you how to make a toy water mill including how to cut the popsicle sticks, how to add soil, and how to make a decorative star for the toy water mill.

How To: Make a water bottle rocket using hairspray

This video shows how to make a bottle rocket using hair spray and a plastic Propel bottle (or a bottle with a small hole in the cap). First, unscrew the cap on the plastic bottle. Then take the cap from the hairspray, and spray directly into the cap for about ten seconds. You then pour the hairspray from the cap and into the bottle. After replacing the plastic bottle's cap, hold the bottle slightly downward so the hairspray goes towards the cap, and spray a little bit on the outside of the ca...

How To: Make a dream catcher

Make a dream catcher with things you can find around your house by following along with this how-to video! Join host Lisa Bleyaert as she shows you the steps to making this cool Native American piece of art! You will need a wire or thin branch, twine, beads, feathers, scissors, and the instructions in this video activity tutorial. Make a dream catcher.

How To: Craft a Chinese abacus with your kids

Teach your kids about the ancient Chinese abacus, often used as a counting tool, with the help of a fun arts & crafts project! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to construct a Chinese abacus for fun with your kids. This is the perfect project for children ages kindergarden and up! Help your kid's get ahead of the curve with fun, educational arts & crafts projects like this one.

How To: Make your own volcano model

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a volcano. The materials required are: baking soda, red food coloring and vinegar. For the base of the volcano, users will simply need to use a cup and cover it with some dough in a shape of a volcano. Now add 1-2 tsp of baking soda into the volcano. Now add in a few drops of red dye into the volcano. Then pour in 1 cup of vinegar into the volcano. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested science, and experiments and would like...

How To: Craft a lizard out of foam & pipe cleaner

In this video, we learn how to craft a lizard out of foam and pipe cleaner. First grab your piece of foam and poke a hole into the front of it going through it, then through the back going all the way through. Next, poke the pipe cleaner through the holes so it looks like four legs. After this, poke a hole in the back to string the tail through. Poke a hole through the front and place a red pipe cleaner inside of it with a curl at the end to make it look like the tongue. To finish, draw on tw...

How To: Make unique bookmarks

In this video series, let Karen Weisman show you how make bookmarks. With these simple and easy instructions, you can make unique bookmarks for yourself or as gifts for friends. Learn how to make a photo bookmark. Karen also shows you how to make bookmarks out of ribbon and beads. Finally, learn how to make a bookworm and glamour girl bookmark. These fun and easy projects will be perfect for the creative crafter in you. So, learn how to make homemade bookmarks today!

How To: Make goop out of Elmer's glue

You wouldn't think it would take much to make "gloop" from Elmer's glue but, as it happens, it's an art. And with this family-oriented video tutorial, you'll learn just how to make the goopy stuff for yourself. For more information, and to get started making icky, sticky gloop for yourself (or for your kids) watch this free how-to.

How To: Make a plastic bottle sasanqua (camellia) flower

Don't know what a sasanqua is? It's a well-known Japanese camellia with fragrant white or pink flowers. Also, it has seeds that yield tea oil. Now that you know the simple facts, you can teach them to you children as you teach them how to create a plastic bottle version of the wonderful camellia flower. To make this flower with your kids, you'll need the following materials:

How To: Make a paper tulip flower with your kids

This isn't your standard origami for kids. It's more like "craft-igami". The difference is the glue. Origami is strictly and art with paper— no epoxies required, but when you throw a little glue into the mix, it becomes the perfect kids project. This paper tulip flower is the perfect paper project to start out your children in the wonderful world of paper crafts. To make this paper tulip with your kids, you'll need:

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: Do a cotton ball snowman kid's project

Shelley Lovett from ChildCare shows us how to make a cotton ball snowman. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills. The snowman comes in a several variations, there is a snowman that has circles on its tummy so that children would have to try and place the cotton balls inside the circles. There is a snowman that comes in black and white so that the children could decorate the snowman's scarf, mittens and hat. Now on the plain tummy snowman, you'd just apply glue all over the ...

How To: Make a homemade flag

Join host Lisa Bleyaert in this how-to video as she shows you how to make a homemade flag that’s fun for the whole family to make! The steps are easy to follow, so come join the fun! You will need fabric markers, fabric paint, 1 wooden dowel, scissors, a pillowcase, 3 safety pins, and the step-by-step instructions in this video activity tutorial. Make a homemade flag.

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 as the core of a rubber band ball. The first few seconds are the most important, as forming the core of the ball out of rubber bands is the main trick to successfully creating the one hundred percent rubber band ball. Unf...

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