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...
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...
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.
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.
Make a bubble solution out of highlighter markers that'll let you blow bubbles that glow under blacklight.
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.
In this video from nyelover we learn how to make silly putty that is kid friendly! You need white glue, borax, a little water, a plastic bag, some food coloring, and some small jars. Use 40-50 ml of Borax and put in a bowl. Then put 20 ml of white glue and 5 ml water and a few drops of food coloring into a separate bowl. Now add 5 ml of the saturated Borax solution to the water and glue. Remember again not to add too much food coloring. This is all you need to make your own silly putty. Just ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a colorful paper turkey. For this, you will need: colored paper in red, orange, yellow, white, black, purple, and brown, a bag, scissors, and glue. Now, take the orange, purple, and yellow papers and cut out two teardrop shapes of each. Then glue them to the top of a brown paper bag. Then, cut out eyes using the black and white papers. Glue these onto the top of the bag to make the eyes, then use the brown to cut out the sides of the turkey, and glue on....
This is a fun craft to do with your child which teaches them how to make a Turkish-style pair of slippers. All you'll need is some colored cardboard, decorative ribbon, glue, scissors, colored markers and a few decorations to put on the shoes.
This craft is great for Mother's Day! Turn a recycled glass bottle into a beautiful flower vase to give as a gift! You'll need to find a sizeable glass bottle and then gather some colored tissue paper, glue diluted in water, a plastic container, scissors, polyurethane sealant and a paint brush.
In this video, John Lithgow and Isadora Duncan will teach you how to make an easy, homemade hula skirt and dance the hula - no matter how cold it is outside! Turn your living room into sunny Hawaii even in the coldest months with this fun kid's craft project!
Hama beads are a cool kids activity. In this tutorial, learn how to use these moldable beads to create a Pac-Man style ghost. Once you've put this guy together you can use it as decoration, a coaster, an accessory, a magnet or just a cool paperweight. Have fun!
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!
Don't be upset, all you need to create this angry expression is a piece of paper and a pen. To spice it up you can use markers and
Get ready to decorate your windows this Chanukah with th cool Star of David Stained Glass window decal shown in this how-to video! You will need plastic wrap, silver puff paint, scissors, glue, red, green blue and purple food coloring, white paper, a black marker, tape, gold cord, a table top covering, a plastic plate, and 4 paint brushes. Follow along with this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a stained glass Star of David decal for Hanukkah. Make a Chanukah Star of David decal.
It's always a party when Sock Puppy is around. Dig into your sock drawer to create a cuddly new pal with puppeteer John Kennedy and his pal Tabitha in this how-to video. It's so fun and easy you can create a litter of sock puppies in no time! You will need a tube sock, a 3 1/2 square of poster board, a 3 x 4 piece of fur, a 3 x 5 piece of batting, a 3" square of red felt, two 3/8" black pom-poms, 1 black pom-pom, two 1 white pom-poms, sixteen 1/2" brown pom-poms, a 1 x, 3 pieces of pink sheet...
You can perform awesome stunts and cool aerobatics with this cool plane! Just grab some paper and scissors and you'll be on your way! Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a fold paper airplane. Make a stunt plane paper airplane.
Get ready to make your own Tie-Dye t-shirt! Host Lisa Bleyaert is going to show you how to do this cool craft! You will need a t-shirt, a bucket of water, rubber bands, a plastic bag, a ketchup bottle, a mustard bottle, two different colors of dye, and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. Tie-dye a t-shirt.
Creating a 3-D picture within a wooden picture frame is a great children's craft that promotes creativity and innovation. Make a 2-D image three-dimensional with this free arts and crafts video series.
Easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Watch this video to learn the quick steps to creating a perfect rainbow using sponge paints!
How to make a simple paper puppet for kids to enjoy.
Watch this video to learn how to a fun project with kids - a beaded keychain!
In case your in a pinch and you need a whistle, you can find out how to make one in this video. All you need is an empty tuna can!
Make instruments out of household items. Annie Brunson has a degree in Music and Theater from Bretton Hall and has taught piano, oboe, and middle school band. Here she shows us craft projects on making percussion instruments.
If the foam calla lily is too advanced for your kids, and the foam violets are too much purple for the eyes, then try out these simple flowers. Make a whole bouquet of them with your kids! They are really simple to make, and only require these materials:
Ever wondered how to make slime? Now you can learn! Make slime just like they use on Nickelodeon for Halloween, pranks, or just to play with! So gather up your ingredients and get cookin'!
Small umbrellas are perfect for martinis and cocktails, but your kids don't have to know that. But this variation of the mini umbrellas aren't the kind you'd like to stick in your drink, but the kind your kids can have tons of fun with. They're cute, easy to make, and a fun afternoon of crafts with the kids. To see how to make these foam umbrellas, watch and learn. You'll need:
Kool-aid + Sno Cones + LEDs. For some of us (e.g. small kids), it doesn't get much better than that.
Make a toy house out of wooden building blocks. You'll need one square block for the body of the house and a triangular prism for the roof. You'll also need paint in several colors and a paint brush, as well as glue and a black marker.
Transport yourself in no time to the 70's and chill out with your homemade lava lap. This five part series takes you step by step with everything you need, from wax, to food coloring to make a cool lava lamp. It's great activity for the whole family to enjoy.
When teaching your kids the art of crafts, it's good to throw in something useful every once in a while, something they can actually use and not just have fun with. A bag is the perfect solution. Everyone has a need for a bag, even kids. They can store all of their other paper crafts in there! Watch this video to learn how to make this paper gift bag… a gift for themselves! You'll need:
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!
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...
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...
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...
A very simple butterfly for smaller children or a beginning face painter. Check out this tutorial to learn a few pointers and techniques.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a very beautiful unicorn using face paint. You can use this design anywhere on the body, from your arm to your face. This is a great activity to do with your kids.
This is a fun craft for a child of any age, which teaches how to make an octopus out of yarn. All you need besides the yarn is a pair of googly eyes, glue and scissors. And a few decorations, like a pom pom or foam flower, if you want.
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...