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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: 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 sun catcher with your kids

In this video, we learn how to make a sun catcher with your kids. First, you need laminating paper, two paper hearts, and scissors. First, cut the center of one heart out by sticking your scissors in and making your way around the heart. Next, place the outline of the heart inside of the laminating pouch, then decorate the inside of it how you prefer. You can use whatever you want to decorate the inside, including: glitter, crayon shavings, tissue paper, etc. Next, place the paper inside of a...

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 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: 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 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 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: Make a book mark out of foam

Take a colored foam and cut it to a bookmark shape. Mostly the bookmarks are tall rectangles. Decorate the foam bookmark using markers. Now design it for looking more beautiful. Use stickers to add additional decoration. Collect stickers from a craft store that offers a large variety of scrapbooking stickers. Cut the foam sheet and be sure to get along with the theme of the bookmark. For example, if a child drew horses on his bookmark, cut out horseshoe. Decorate the cut-out if necessary. Add...

How To: Mix face paints with water

In this video, we learn how to mix face paints with water. First, you will dip your brush into water and then dip it into the paint color you want. Now, paint on your body where you want that color to do. When finished, place the brush into the water and swish it around until clean, then dip the brush into a new color and continue painting on your body with new brushes, cleaning them as you go. To use a sponge, dip the tip of the sponge into the water, then rub it into the paint color you des...

How To: Make 5 easy face or body paint designs

In this video, we learn how to make five easy face or body paint designs. First, to make a shooting star, grab a sponge and apply your paint to the edge of it. You will want to paint three colors next to each other on the edge of the sponge. Now, drag this across the skin and make a point at the end, then paint on a star. Next, to make a flower you will paint four hearts that are all touching with their points in the middle, then paint on leaves by swiping the brush sideways. To paint Spiderm...

How To: Craft a homemade jump rope with your kids

In this video, we learn how to craft a homemade jump rope with your kids. You will need: 2 think plastic containers, a heavy rope, and scissors. First, take your plastic containers and cut a hole in the bottom of each of them with the scissors. After this, place your rope through the inside of each one. Tie a knot at the end of each side of the rope so it's thick enough that it won't go through the hole you just made. After this pull the rope down and now you will be able to use it as a jump ...

How To: Create a smart pencil project with Crayola

Make homework time go a lot faster with this smart pencil project from Crayola. Learn how to make assignments more fun with a pencil top specially designed for every subject. You will need Crayola Model Magic Fusion, glitter glue, scissors, and washable glue. With this how to video you can create this smart pencil project with your children.

How To: Make a doll cradle with your little girl

Little girls love dolls, and there is nothing more appropriate than a little cradle to go with your girl's dolls. This kids activities how to video shows you how to make a cradle for your little girls favorite doll using fabric scraps and a Quaker Oats container. This doll cradle is very simple and easy to put together watch and learn.

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 on both hands, The next step is to fold your middle fingers over the two smaller fingers you had crossed before. Finally move the thumb and the pointer fingers in a circle shape to form the mouth of the frog. By opening a...

How To: Draw a cartoon Benjamin Franklin from the number 100

Did you know that you can draw the person that's on the $100 bill from the number 100? Well you can and Bruce Blitz will show you how in this instructional video! You will need a piece of paper, a marker, and colored chalk. Follow along with this how-to cartoon video and learn how to draw Benjami Franklin from the number 100. Draw a cartoon Benjamin Franklin from the number 100.

How To: Make a 3D domino pyramid easily

This shows you how to easily construct a 3D domino pyramid. First, line up your dominoes on their sides in a zigzagged diamond-shaped pattern. Then, stack dominoes on the left side facing vertically-going from one to another-on all the dominoes except the three in the top left side of the pyramid. Continue to build this way, moving up and alternating in placement in the middle of the diamond. Finally you'll work your way up to one top piece. Then you add a row of dominoes around the outside t...

How To: Make a butterfly puppet

Grab your glue and glitter because puppeteer John Kennedy is going to show you how to make a beautiful butterfly puppet in this how-to video! You will need one sheet of colored poster board, a coat hanger wire, pipe cleaner, sequins, colored markers, scissors, wire cutters, a pen or pencil, glitter glue, glue, and a plastic plate. Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to build a butterfly puppet. Make a butterfly puppet.

How To: Make a musical instrument from junk

This instructional video demonstrates how to make an exciting stringed instrument from simple junk materials. This is one of the projects from Nick Penny's book "Making Musical Instruments from Junk". This musical instrument is called a poptar, because of the unique sound it makes. You will need a 2 liter plastic bottle, scissors, and plastic twine.

How To: Make water bottle rocket with vinegar and baking soda

This video presentation is a tutorial of how to make a baking soda and vinegar rocket. Materials involved include a water bottle, vinegar, baking soda, toilet paper, and knife. First step is to use the knife to gouge a hole in the cap of the bottle. It should not be too large, and should be placed in the center of the cap. Once the hole is made, the cap is to be removed, and the bottle is to be filled partially to half-way with vinegar. After the vinegar is added, the baking soda is then laid...

How To: Craft a penguin out of pipe cleaners

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a penguin out of pip cleaners. First, grab a pencil and wrap white pipe cleaner around the top. Now, wrap black around the pencil as well, and squish them both together. Slide them off, then take an orange pipe cleaner and fold it in half. About 2 rings from the top of the black, poke the orange through that will be the beak. On the bottom, twist the orange pip cleaner together to make penguin feet, then clip off any excess pipe cleaner. Now, take black...

How To: Make a Coke and Mentos rocket

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make "Coke" rocket. This process is very fast, easy and simple to do. The materials required for this project are a 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola and a pack of Mentos candy. Begin by sliding off the cover of the Mentos stick and drop it into the 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola. Place on the cap of the bottle and shake it. Now slightly open the cap until you hear the soda fizzing. Then slam the bottle onto the ground and watch the bottle fly into the air....

How To: Make blue slime out of cornflour

This video loosely explains the method of how to make a blue colored slime from corn flour, blue food coloring, and a quantity of water which is undetermined. Quantities of ingredients to be added for this project vary and can be made up as the person goes along in combining the ingredients to produce the desired results. Ideally, the product should be of a slime like consistency, or can be described as 'gooey' in appearance. The resulting slime product should be easily stirred when it is sti...

How To: Make a cute cat puppet

This is step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a basic but adorable cat puppet. The kids will have such a good time cutting and gluing the materials to make their very own puppet. The process is very quick and very easy. The materials you will need are: Felt (black, white and yellow), 2 googly eyes, scissors, and fabric glue. First cut out 2 triangles for the ears. Glue the circular edges of a half circle of felt together and glue the ears to it. Glue the eyes, nose, mouth, whiskers, and ...

How To: Make flowers out of pipe cleaners

This video will show you how to make flowers out of pipe cleaners. To start you'll need five pipe cleaners. The video shows the basic steps of connecting the first two pipe cleaners by twisting together the ends. Then pipe cleaners are bunched together and wrapped by another pipe cleaner. This creates the petals and the stem that extends downwards. After the petals and stem are shaped correctly, a green pipe cleaner is wrapped around the yellow stem to give it a realistic green appearance. Fi...