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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 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: Paint a t-shirt

Create your own T-shirt design with host Lisa Bleyaert by following along with this how-to video! All you need are a cotton t-shirt and some fabric paint and you’ll be on your way to a totally YOU fashion statement! You will need a t-shirt, fabric paint: green, glittery gold, black, and glow in the dark white, a piece of cardboard, and the step-by-step instructions in this video activity tutorial. Paint a t-shirt.

How To: Make silly putty at home, just like NASA

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.

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 pipe cleaner action figures

In this series of crafts videos, our young comics and science fiction fan (and professional actor) Halley Joseph Eveland will talk you through the creation of pipe cleaner action figures. As you bend, twist and snip your colored pipe cleaners, watch these fun versions of your favorite Star Wars heroes take shape before your very eyes. And these are not simply stick figures, but artistic creations with muscles, capes, masks and of course light sabers.

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 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: Make animal masks using household items & John Lithgow

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!

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 homemade compass for a kids activity

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.

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: 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 recycled napkin holder with your kids

Kids are one of the most precious things that this world has to offer. Not only can they shape the future of this world, but they can continue carrying on a legacy or family for years and years. So why not keep them entertained and thinking at an early age? This tutorial will show you how to do just that, by allowing them to think and be creative. Sit back and see what it takes to make a recycled napkin holder with your kids. Enjoy!

How To: Make a children's money bank or piggy bank

Recycling old and often misused items can really save you money and be a treat for you and others. In this particular example, making a children's piggy bank from old scraps. This tutorial shows how you can take an old can of Tang, and make it into soemthing useful and easy to use. Enjoy!

How To: Make 'frog skin' or 'gak'

Chris Giorni, Mr. Science with Tree Frog Treks, demonstrates how to make simulated frog skin. To make the simulated frog skin, you will need glue, water, borax laundry powder and food coloring. First, add a pinch of the powdered borax to water and dye it green using the food coloring. Next, water down the glue and place it on a plate. Add the borax solution to the plate. Mix the compound with your fingers. It will quickly form a long chain polymer or sticky frog skin. Frogs breathe through th...

How To: Reycle plastic into easy to make shrink art

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...

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 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...

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: Sneak out at night

We've all been there before. There's a huge party going on but your parents won't let you go out! If you're going to sneak out of the house, it helps to have a plan. This video will show not only how to sneak out, but how to get back in without getting caught.