Hot Kids Activities How-Tos

How To: Make can stilts

You’ll be walking tall in no time with the help of Host Lisa Bleyaert! Join in the fun as she shows you how to make your own can stilts! You will need two large cans, scissors, two sheets of sticky foam, glitter glue, rope, a can opener, and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. Make can stilts.

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: 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 a mosaic apple with your kids

Shelley Lovett of Childcareland shows us how to make a mosaic apple using colored construction paper. This is a fun to do project, which enhances a child's motor skills. The basic outline of the apple is available on the website. It can be printed out and then cut out. Shelley has used red, green and brown colored construction paper, the traditional colors for apple. But she also stresses that we should let children use whatever colors they prefer. It will make the project so much more fun. S...

How To: Make a stiletto paper airplane

The Stiletto, shown in this how-to video, may look simple, but it wins with accuracy and distance every time! All it takes is one piece of paper to fly the friendly skies. Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to fold a stiletto paper airplane. Make a stiletto paper airplane.

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 banana buddy puppet

You'll go bananas for the puppet project in this how-to video. Join expert puppeteer John Kennedy and his pal Tabitha as they make a really cool squeeze mouth Banana Buddy. Give it a squeeze to make it talk! You will need a permanent black marker, a permanent yellow marker, a pencil, scissors, glue, one 10”x 4” piece of 2” thick foam rubber, six 3/16” white pom-poms, two 3/8” white pom-poms, two 3/16” black pom-poms, and the step-by-step instructions in this video activity tutorial. Make a ba...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Craft a toilet paper roll bird with your kids

In this tutorial, learn how to craft a cute bird out of a toilet paper roll with your kids. This adorable little birdie makes a fun activity and is incredibly cheap to make. All you need is some feathers, glue and an old cardboard roll from a used thing of toilet paper. So, instead of throwing away that old roll, why not recycle it into a fun learning activity for your little ones? This project is great for any age, and doesn't take very long so the kids won't lose interest. Decorate them any...

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: Explore textures with Sid the Science Kid

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to evaluate texture by going on a texture hunt. You will need to do this task in a group. Begin by going around the room and finding a texture that you like. Touch all kinds of things to feel the texture. When you found your texture, bring it back to the group and evaluate it. You will compare and contrast how the object feels. The texture of the objects will vary. They can be smooth, rough, hard, soft , sharp or have any other kind of feel. This vide...

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: Make a singing Mr. Chin

The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Follow this simple example to turn your face upside down and make a singing puppet. just draw a necktie on a regular sheet of paper and trim the collar accordingly. Place two little eyes on your chin. Now here's the difficult part. You have to hang upside down and hold the paper necktie up to your chin, covering your nose. Now you sing, or lipsink, to your favorite songs, as the adorable songbird, Mr. Chin.

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