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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: Survive an Egg Drop

Bre Pettis shows you three different strategies for surviving an egg drop. In addition to learning different egg drop strategies, Paula Kieko teaches you the physics of an egg drop to give you a leg up on your competition. This is yet another great weekend project with Make Magazine.

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: Install a Child Car Safety Seat

Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out this instructional video to learn where and how to put that car seat in safely and correctly.

How To: Make a card curtain

Are your favorite trading cards and postcards just sitting in a box under your bed? Well pull them out and learn how to turn them into your very own customized curtains by watching this how-to video. You will need a stack of trading cards, playing cards, or colored paper, a single hole punch, ribbon, string, clip rings, scissors, a curtain rod, a ruler, and a pen. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a card curtain. Make a card ...

How To: Make a mummy rod puppet

Join Puppeteer John Kennedy in creating a puppet only your mummy would be proud of! You will need a ladle, string, two drinking straws, a styrofoam ball, two wooden dowels, a paintbrush, black paint, scissors, glue, and sports tape. Watch this video activity tutorial and learn how to make a mummy rod puppet. Make a mummy rod puppet.

How To: Teach kids not to hurt others

In this tutorial, we learn how to teach kids not to hurt others. Tell them if someone were to hurt them or hit them, that would be hurting them on the outside. Tell that that it is not kind to do this sort of thing. Tell them that if someone says something not nice about them, that hurts you on the inside. This hurts their feelings and that is not nice. Let them know to say sorry for hurting someone's feelings or physically hurting them. Make sure the other person says that they forgive them,...

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 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: Check if your Simplicity drop-side crib is recalled

In 2009, Simplicity recalled 2 million of their drop side baby cribs due to a death hazard. In this clip from the USCPSC, learn all about the potential hazards associated with your crib and find out how to check and see if yours is part of the recall. You will also get information on how to order and use the free repair kit to keep your baby happy and healthy.

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: Do a cotton ball snowman kid's project

Shelley Lovett from ChildCare shows us how to make a cotton ball snowman. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills. The snowman comes in a several variations, there is a snowman that has circles on its tummy so that children would have to try and place the cotton balls inside the circles. There is a snowman that comes in black and white so that the children could decorate the snowman's scarf, mittens and hat. Now on the plain tummy snowman, you'd just apply glue all over the ...

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.

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: 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 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.

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: Mix up the ingredients to make silly putty

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 ...

How To: Make a colorful paper turkey

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....

How To: Make a vegetarian school lunch with Tamra Davis

In this video, we learn how to make a vegetarian school lunch with Tamra Davis. First, you need to prepare your lunch box and place an ice pack in the freezer. Now, prepare the lunch by adding a main dish, such as a sandwich, burrito, or pasta. Add in a dairy item, such as cheese and yogurt. Also, add in lots of fruits and vegetables inside of a plastic container. Use reusable containers, which will save you money from using plastic bags everyday. Make the meals fun for the kids so they can h...

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: Use lavender oil to get rid of baby eye mucus

This video details the use of lavender essential oil to help get rid of eye mucus and eyes and. Gently measure out a small measure of lavender oil into your hand and use your fingertips to gently apply the lavender oil to the cheeks and carefully to the edge of the eye socket and the bridge of the nose. The presenter cautions that you must never get the oil into the baby's eyes. According to the video if you use lavender oil in this manner it should get rid of the eye mucus from around the ba...

How To: Make a Chanukah Star of David decal

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.

How To: Make a sock puppy puppet

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...

How To: Get tips to prevent senior from falling at home

As we age we loose our balance and strength. In addition, fifty five percent of falls injuries among older people occur inside the home. With the help of this how to video you can help seniors prevent falls inside their homes. It is important to have the right shoes, good balance, and vision checked to prevent any injuries.