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...
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.
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...
Childcareland has shared with us the most easy way possible to make attractive colorful flowers using nothing but coffee filters, pipe cleaners, felt pens, water spray, and tape.
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.
Teach your children how to tell time by infusing a fun craft project into your lesson! In this short tutorial hosted by Simple Kid's Crafts, learn how to make an easy paper plate clock for children ages kindergarden and up. Get your kids ahead of the curve through fun and educational craft projects like this one.
This is a simple craft you can make with a child who loves to play dress-up. You'll need cardboard or posterboard, aluminum foil or reflective paper, glitter pencils, a circular trace, a paper puncher, markers or colored pencils, glue and safety scissors.
Teaching your children a few homemade crafts is not only fun for you, but fun for them as well. It's a great way to spark their creativity, and animals are the way to their heart! This video will show you how you and your kids can make a simple paper monkey… a monkey stick puppet. You'll need:
Awesome 4 point stars made from 12 ice-cream sticks in less than 1 min, very easy to do. This video shows you how.
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 project for you and your kids! You will need:
Whether you're a teacher or a fantastic parent, this kids activity is a must for young children. Learn how you and your kids can create a wonderful and colorful paper train, perfect for a wall decoration at school. There's nothing to this kids craft project, except the following materials:
This is a project to keep your kids entertained. It is also a great way to practice hand eye coordination and motor skills. The materials that you are going to need are; construction paper and something to cut the paper with.Depending on the age of the child you can use 3 colors or more for older children and 2 colors for the younger children. Color choice is left up to what the child wants.To get started take a full size sheet of construction paper. Fold this paper in half length-wise. Take ...
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 plastic is coated with one color and on the other side some designs are drawn using another color. This piece of plastic is kept in a microwave oven which is preheated to 350 degrees to shrink it to a smaller size and t...
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make your own gak. All you need is borax, food coloring, and school glue. Take five tablespoons of water and mix one teaspoon of borax in a plastic container. Take one tablespoon of white glue and mix it with a tablespoon of water before adding it to a different plastic container. Add three or four drops of the food coloring of your choice. Now, mix it with a spoon and add two teaspoons of your borax solution to the new mix. Once that is done, mix i...
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a simple pencil holder. This is a child's art and crafts activity. The video provides all the materials that are required in order to make the pencil holder. The materials required include: a toilet paper tube, paint, paint brush, glue, scissors and a sheet of white paper. Users simply decorate the paper with paint and wrap it around the toilet roll. Next, cut another piece of paper for the bottom of the roll and secure it with some tissu...
To make silly putty start by putting four tablespoons of Elmer's Glue into a glass jar. Next you will add two tablespoons of liquid starch into the glass jar with the Elmer's Glue. Use a metal fork to stir up the glue and starch mixture. Stir it until it is thoroughly mixed up. Then take the glue starch mixture out of the jar with the fork and put it onto some aluminum foil that you have laid out on the table. Take the mixture and squish it with your hands. Flatten the mixture out into a patt...
Homemade paddle ball games are easy to make and inexpensive. Make a paddle ball game with tips from a craftsman in this free video series on homemade games.
It's that time again to cover those books. Here's an easy instructional video on using a commmon household material to cover those heavy school books.
In this video, we learn how to make slime for under 5 dollars. You will need: a large pan, gallon of water, food coloring, and 1 c corn starch. Mix in warm water and continue to mix until everything is well combined. Keep adding more water to corn starch until it's the consistency that you would like. After it's hot and a slimy substance, add in some food coloring that you would like. After this, pour the slime into individual containers and allow it to cool so you can use at a later time. Wh...
A very simple butterfly for smaller children or a beginning face painter. Check out this tutorial to learn a few pointers and techniques.
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 use and navigate their own way using the compass as a tool.
Another adorable craft you can make with your little ones is a paper caterpillar. The best part about this little guy is that he's flat and perfect for hanging on the refrigerator with all of your kids' other masterpieces!
This is a great way to teach your child about basic shapes and basic animals! All you need are some paper triangles, and maybe a googly eye and a bit of glue! Use four triangles to make the head, tail and fins for your fish!
NASA has invented the T-RAD Device, a.k.a. Goo Gun. Astronauts aboard the STS-120 will test the effectiveness of the pre-ceramic polymer in its ability to repair damaged shuttle tiles. To make connections to the mission, in this video tutorial, Dr. Diana teaches you how to make your own silly putty, also a polymer, at home.
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 ways, with the egg strip stapled on top of it. This forms the body. To make the head, a small cardboard box is stapled to one end. A smaller cardboard box (about half the size of the one already used) is glued on top. F...
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...
In order to prepare an Erupting Volcano Cake, you will need the following ingredients: 3 angel food cake, a disposable plastic cup, jars of ready made frosting, strawberry gelatin, dry ice, and water.
Jewelry making may be too advanced for your young ones, but these wire rings are the exception. It's the perfect project for your kids, and it's easy and fun. There's hardly any materials involved in making this wire rings, and your girls will wear them forever! At least, until they get a real wedding ring. Materials needed are:
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.
It's time to teach your kids about animals! To get your little one thinking like an animal, why not help them look like one? In this tutorial, featuring John Lithgow, learn how to turn common household items like paper plates and paints to create fun, realistic looking animal masks with your kids! You will also learn how to make special doggy treats and bird feeders so that you can really get on all fours with your animal buddies! Have fun!
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!
Play-doh is one of the most easiest, safest, and funnest kids toy out there today. It has lasted for years and years and continues to be used to this day. So no wonder it's a toy that teachers across the nation still use in their classrooms. This tutorial will show you how to make an easy heart made from play-doh. Enjoy!
Has your child been in love with fish since "Finding Nemo?" Learn how to make pipe cleaner fish from a professional art instructor in this free crafts video series.
"Froggy went a-courtin'. He did ride. Mmm-hmm." Learn how to make clay frogs from a professional art instructor in this free crafts video series.
This is a quick tutorial on how to paint a quick spiderman on kids.
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!
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...
One of the most fun activities when you are a kid is making something pretty to bring home to mom. In this tutorial, learn how to make carnations out of toilet paper for a fun kid's craft. Carnations make a great craft for Valentines or Mother's Day and are easy to make with even the youngest elementary students.
Sewing projects for kids, such as making costumes and outfits. Learn how to sew outfits for kids in this free crafting video.
With Crayola Recoloritz markers you can color and recolor for endless coloring adventures! These unique wet-erase markers wipe clean quickly and completely. These markers are a great way to teach your children to color between the lines. With this how to video you and your children will learn to use Crayola Recoloritz markers.