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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 bug barn or bug habitat with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a bug barn or bug habitat. You will need: 1 Quaker oat box, masking tape, paint, mesh netting, poster board, ribbon, scissors, and a paint brush. First, cut one side of your box out and apply mesh over it with masking tape. Now, paint over the paint and over the entire box with your preferred colors. After this, decorate the inside of the box with paper. Cut a hole in the top of the box and place a string at the top to easily take it off. When finished ...

How To: Craft a magnet boat with your kids

In this video, we learn how to craft a magnet boat with kids. You will need: a paper clip, a small triangle piece of foam, 1 magnet, 1 recycled stick, 1 recycled popsicle stick 1 bead, and a hot glue gun. First, attach the toothpick to the bead, then glue the triangle to the top of the toothpick. Next, cut 1/4 of the popsicle stick and attach the sail to the middle of the popsicle stick and use the paperclip the make it stay on the bow. Now, place the boat in water and attach a magnet to the ...

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 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 colorful pipe cleaner pencil topper with kids

Get crafty this weekend with your kids by incorporating a fun arts & crafts project into the mix of weekend activities! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make an adorable pencil topper out of pipe cleaners! This activity is perfect for children kindergarden age and up. Spend some quality time with your children and help get their creative juices pumping with fun arts & crafts projects like this one!

How To: Make an easy toilet paper roll octupus

Children's minds contain so much potential, it can be a bit tricky to come up with different and fun activities. This tutorial gives a helping hand by showing you how to make a cool looking and easy to create toilet paper roll octupus. Not only can kids be as creative as they want, but it keeps them busy for hours. Enjoy!

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 puppet dog with your kids

Puppies are one of the most cutest animals out there and the most popular with humans. So why not make a cute puppy made from paper to enjoy for days. This tutorial will show you teachers or parents, how to make a cute puppy dog out of different colored paper. Enjoy!

How To: Make a play-doh heart with your kids

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!

How To: Craft a flower vase with your kids

What better way to display flowers in your home than in an adorable personalized vase? In this tutorial, learn how to make a flower vase with your kids and make a unique centerpiece for any table. Your kids will have fun with this project and will delight in seeing their masterpiece on display for everyone to admire. So let's get crafting, shall we?

How To: Craft paper candy boxes with your kids

In this tutorial, learn how to make cute little paper boxes for candy or other small gifts. These boxes make great holders for holiday gifts or little lunchbox surprises. In this video, learn how to design and fold origami candy boxes with your kids that can be used for almost any occasion.

How To: Make a CO2 powered bottle rocket

Sure, carbon and oxygen are two of very most fundamental building blocks of all life on Earth — but what have they done for you lately? With this free video guide, you'll learn how to build a safe, simple carbon-dioxide-powered bottle rocket with baking soda and a spent soft plastic waterball.

How To: Make wind chimes with your kids

Lynn Snodgrass shows how to make chimes by using small clay pots and popsicle sticks. You can tie them together by using plastic string or regular garden string. The pots can be decorated with paint or you can apply stickers to the pots. 1. Use the sticks tied with the string as the base that holds the pots together. 2. Thread the string through the opening in the clay pots. The pots will have already been decorated with the stickers and the paint and will already be dry. The next step is to ...

How To: Build your own hovercraft

How a Hovercraft can be build.Brittany is demonstrating how to make a Hovercraft. Since hovercraft needs a base she is using plywood for it. She takes square plywood of 48*48 and finds out its center to cut plywood in circle. Don’t forget to wear safety goggle while cutting the plywood. Then she takes a square plastic to make it an air cushion so that the hovercraft should float. In order to secure plastic to the wood she used screws and a plastic top. Then cut the vent hole and plastic by si...

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: Grow plants with Sid the Science Kid

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to grow plants with Sid the Science Kid. Sid the Science Kid is a half-hour PBS Kids series. To begin, viewers will need a cup filled with soil. Users will be planting a lima bean. Push the lima bean deep into the soil and add some water. Now take the cup and put it at a window sill to receive sunlight. Make sure that you water the plant everyday. Once the plat is too big for the cup, put it into a pot. This video will benefit those young viewers who ...

How To: Make corn husk dolls

This video teaches you a simple and easy way to make corn dollies. For those of you that don't know, corn dollies are the homes for the spirits of corn that have lost their homes during the harvest. The spirits will live in the doll throughout the winter and will be returned to the fields the forthcoming spring. To make these you will need corn husks, Sharpies, a pair of scissors, and ribbons of your desired color. These corn dollies are a fun project for kids and will be sure to help create ...

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 Japanese flag fan

This instructional video shows us how to make a Japanese flag fan. The materials required are: Foamy (Red and white), four popsicle sticks, glue and scissors. First cut two circular shapes (with one straight edge) from the white foamy, then glue on the popsicle sticks to the straight edge of one of the circles to make the handle. After this, glue down the other white circular piece of foamy to cover the tops of the popsicle sticks. Then cut out two smaller circles from the red foamy and glue ...

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...