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How To: Make a lava lamp as a cool science experiment for kids

In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to make a lava lamp as a cool science experiment for kids. For this project you will need food coloring, water, vegetable oil and antacid pills. Take a bottle and fill quarter of the bottle with water. Fill up the rest of the space with oil. The water and oil will remain separate. Now drop food coloring in to the bottle. Each color will behave differently. For example, green settles at the bottom, yellow stays in the middle, red dissolves right...

How To: Make a recycled doll's broom with your kids

Start teaching your children the art of recycling… and the art of crafting. Making this recycled doll's broom is perfect for any young girl who enjoys beauty and you figurines. A crafty broom will help Barbie learn responsibility, and teach your young ones about helping their environment out. This doll's broom is made from real evergreen leaves, along with a popsicle sticks and some tape. Easy!

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...

News: $26 Buys a Mouthful of Her Breast Milk!

So, apparently in our modernistic approach for child rearing "authenticity", it turns out there is a market for human breast milk. However, for a mother seeking the best for her child, it is impossible to know whether artificial milk or unidentified breast milk is healthier. The FDA certainly does not have the time or funds to step in.

How To: Craft a simple shell necklace with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple shell necklace with your kids. To make this, you will need: a sea shell, a hot glue gun, and a necklace string. First, tie your string into a knot at the end of it. Next, grab your shell and apply glue with the hot glue gun to the inside base of it. Now, press the knot that you just made onto the glue in the shell. Let this set up until the glue is completely dried, and you're finished! You can apply more glue to the top if you want a more secur...

How To: Take your baby's rectal temperature

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a rectal thermometer with a baby. This is the best to use for an infant six months or younger. Any fever could be serious, especially in the first 3 months. First, apply petroleum jelly to the baby's rectum and lift its legs in the air. Gently slide the thermometer into the rectum and wait until the temperature reads out. This will often stimulate the bowel movements of the baby, so make sure you keep wipes or paper towels near by for when you're finished...

How To: Teach your child to swim in the bathtub

In this vintage clip from the American Red Cross, learn how to teach your little tyke to swim in the bathtub. This clip from 1961 seems pretty hilarious these days but actually includes some useful tips on getting your little guy or gal used to water and the feeling of having it on their face. So, if you don't have access to a pool or ocean or just can't wait for the warm weather to start lessons, check out this video and get your kid started learning in your own tub today.

How To: Craft a cute origami dog with your kids

Looking for a fun kids' activity? Have a little bit of spare time and paper to match? Make a paper dog with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own canine from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper puppies yourself, take a look!

How To: Craft a princess tiara with your kids

Spend some time with your little princess this weekend and incorporate a fun arts & crafts project into your weekend activities! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make a simple princess tiara. This activity is perfect for little girls age kindergarden and up. Let your little girl feel like the princess she is, by adorning this sweet handcrafted princess tiara made by none other but herself and her parent.

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: 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: Massage a baby's teething gums

How to massage a baby's teething gums in four easy steps. Use the pad of your fingers to rub in a circular motion all along the gum line. You can do this both inside and outside the mouth. When you do it inside the mouth, use the pad of your finger and just rub it all over the gum. Rub the baby's gum back and forth. Rub the bottom gum, front of the gum and the top of the gum. Just rub all around the gum and you might also feel if there's a teeth coming out.

How To: Draw a cartoon Benjamin Franklin from the number 100

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.

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 a seashell picture frame

A shell frame is a great way to show off your summer photos and host Lisa Bleyaert has a terrific plan for this fun project! You will need sea shells, a picture frame, glue, two sheets foam, a black marker, a gold glitter glue marker, and scissors. Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a seashell picture frame. Make a seashell picture frame.

How To: Make a vortex paper airplane

This round paper airplane may not look like a flyer, but wait until you see it soar! All you'll need are some scissors and a piece of paper to make your own Vortex. Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a vortex paper airplane. Make a vortex paper airplane.

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: Make a rotating pencil holder with Crayola

Create a rotating 4-sided pencil holder that tells what's up at your desk. Is it a homework zone? An art zone? Are you Homework FREE? Learn how you and your kids can make a cool pencil holder that announces what is going on in your room with this arts and crafts tutorial. You will need Crayola Color Surge paper and markers, a recycled juice container, scissors, and washable glue. With this how to video you will be able to make a labeled rotating pencil holder with your kids.

How To: Use a towel as an emergency baby carrier

Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use a towel to carry your baby on your back in any emergency.

How To: Make slimy Silly Putty with glue and Borax

Here is the perfect recipe for that childhood fun gooey substance. It seems everyone tries but get this wrong? I have found the perfect proportions. So no more glue balls. This isn't slime. This video is my recipe for making a silly putt... More»y like substance. I am a chemist and it works perfectly. It is a polyvinyl acetate polymer. Metric measurements 25mL glue, 20mL water, 15mL Borax Solution No matter how many times I do this, I never get bored making it. It acts like snot but it isn't ...