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How To : Make a scare box

This video tutorial provides step by step instruction on how to make a scare box. It's a simple wooden box with a creepy surprise inside. When someone opens it up, a spider or something else scary jumps out onto them. You will need plywood, wooden dowels, and the spider or wha ...more

How To : Make water effects for a diorama

If you are planning on making a diorama for a school project or anything else, using real like effects can be a big boost. Water effects can have a great looking effect, but using actual water can be messy and won't get the job done. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how t ...more

How To : Make a super loud whistle with a Sharpie marker

This is a simple way to achieve one of the loudest whistles ever! Anyone can learn and it only requires a Sharpie permanent marker cap. WARNING: turn your speakers down because it could be very loud. Try it yourself, and you will find that the whistle is actually much louder i ...more

How To : Make a flying helicopter out of office supplies

Bored in your cubicle all day? It's time for helicopter wars! This video shows you how to make a fun and simple helicopter out of some basic office supplies. The materials you will need are: a big paper clip, a smaller paper clip, a large aluminum can (such as from Rockstar or ...more

How To : Build a tepee diorama

Build a tepee diorama. Watch Papa Tom build a Native American Indian tepee using the Scene-A-Rama Building and Structures Kit. He'll then show you how to place it on a realistic wooden diorama.

How To : Make a helicopter powered by rubber bands

This is a great little rainy day project you can make for almost no money, or a fun party trick you can use at the next office Christmas party! You will need two disposable drinking cups (stiff plastic or paper will work best), a fairly thick straw, a sturdy paper clip, a thic ...more

How To : Make a sturdy energy sword from Halo out of paper

If you're a huge fan of the Halo franchise, then you're defnitely going to love this next tutorial. First introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, the energy sword was a mighty weapon that the covenant carried to help kill enemies. It wasn't until Halo 2, were you able to use the s ...more

How To : Make an infinity mirror

Ever wanted to have your own window into the infinite? By using this tutorial by Shooting Eggs, you can create an infinity mirror that will show rows of colored lights that seem to recede into the distance forever. It's a trippy illusion you can create with simple and inexpens ...more

How To : Make a homemade anti gravity toy

Make an antigravity toy with just some magnets, a pyrex bowl, coper wire, a playing card and some aluminium foil. This is really cool! You can even interact with the flying card when the bowl is shut! Put 3 magnets somewhere, making a circle,over them, place a bowl, then wrap ...more

How To : Whistle loudly using your teeth

Never doubt the volume of your whistle again. This video shows you how to whistle loudly using your teeth. You'll learn proper position of your mouth and tongue to be able to make the loudest sound possible. With lots of practice you'll be the only one heard at the local games ...more

HowTo : Turn a Lighter Into a Lightercycle

The english version of this how-to is found here. Little did I know, that lighter in my junk drawer has a bad ass motorcycle inside it, just burning to get out. However, unfortunately for us Westerners, the available instructions are in Chinese and look pretty difficult to f ...more

How To : Recycle plastic bottles to make a toy windmill

In this tutorial we learn how to recycle plastic bottles to make a toy windmill. First, cut the bottle in half so you just have the cap end of it. Then, use the scissors to cut strips in the plastic, all running next to each other. Once you have all of these cut, pull the stri ...more

How To : Blow bubbles from blank CDs

The CD bubble trick. So simple, fun, and clever. Learn how to blow a bubble from a blank cd. Necessities: Unwanted CD Lighter Screwdriver or anything else to scratch off the top layer *note, you can also use the plastic disc that comes with a CD or DVD spindle. That way yo ...more

How To : Build a bolt action gun out of Legos

Most Lego guns use a simple rubber band action, which don't resemble the action on any real weapons other than a crossbow maybe. This video tutorial on making a gun out of Legos stands out from the pack because it features a bolt action, the same type used on rifles since the ...more

How To : Build a samurai katana sword out of cardboard

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've ...more

How To : Make a diorama waterfall

If your son or daughter is planning on making a diorama for a classroom project or just because, making a cool water feature can be a great idea. Using real water may be fine and all, but if you want to prevent any kind of mess from happening, you can build one using materials ...more

How To : Remove money from the cash box in a slot machine

If you have a casino, or maybe just a single slot machine, chances are you're making money. But how do you actually get the money from the slot? All of that cash will sit in there for ages if you don't retrieve it, and it could cause a malfunction if not removed in a timely ma ...more

How To : Recycle an Old Light Bulb into a Ship in a Bottle

Learn how to make a ship in the bulb (aka a ship in a bottle). This cool diy hack demonstrates how to recycle an old lightbulb into a "ship in a bottle". Like the traditional ship in the bottle, the ship is first assembled outside of the bottle, then placed inside. Follow this ...more

How To : Make a wooden propeller

To carve a wooden propeller first join six pieces of wood together to form a block. Mark the outline of the propeller on the block in pencil. Use a hand chisel and hammer to form the rough shape of the propeller. Once the rough shape is complete use a motorized hand grinder an ...more

How To : Create a glow in the dark goo slime

Watch this video to learn how to make glow in the dark goo with household products. Add 1 teaspoon of Borax to 1 cup of warm water. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Glow powder and mix for 30 seconds. Pour the contents of a 4 ounce bottle of glue into a measuring cup, fill the container ...more

How To : Make a light up bubble tube

Lava lamps are cool and retro, but they can be expensive and there is a risk of fire if you leave them unattended and they tip over accidentally. By using this tutorial by Shooting Eggs, you can make your own light up bubble tube using materials you might already have around t ...more

How To : Make slime, flubber, or goob for kids

This video shows you how to make slime, flubber or goop. Take two ounces of glue and one quarter cup of water. Pour the water into the glue and stir the mixture. Pour in a few drops of paint and keep stirring. The more paint you add, the darker it will be. Take one quarter tea ...more

How To : Make a simple volcano project experiment

Vinegar and baking soda (and red food coloring if you're going all out) combine to make quite the little explosion. After you've made a little paper volcano, watch this video tutorial and learn how to carry out a really easy science experiment. You've probably made a volcano b ...more

How To : Create a custom checkered gun stock

Want to add a personalized touch to your favorite gun? Looking for some ways to dress up the stock on a new rifle? Checkering a gun stock is a way to add a little unique twist to your favorite rifle or gun. It is not an exceptionally hard technique to master, and you only need ...more

How To : Build a log cabin diorama

Build a log home diorama. Papa Tom shows viewers how to build a log cabin home for a diorama using the Building and Structures Kit. Simple and easy to make a realistic miniature log cabin.

How To : Make your own magic rollback can

This fun little toy can be made with household items. No extra purchases necessary! Amuse your friends and befuddle your pets with this can that seems to roll back to you when you give it a push. It'll seem wrong, but only you will know the secret! The rollback can is a simpl ...more

How To : Build a model volcano

This is a bare bones science experiment using only items that would be sitting around the average household. Set up, research, and clean up of this volcano experiment will take under five minutes. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a model volcano. All you need is ...more

How To : Make a Lego gun without Technic pieces

This is one of the longest, most detailed instructional videos on how to make a toy gun out of Legos. Another advantage it has over its plentiful Lego gun-making-video competition is that it doesn't require any of the expensive and specialized Lego Technic pieces. It can be ma ...more

How To : Build a cave diorama

Papa Tom teaches viewers how to build a diorama of a cave, complete with stalagmites and stalactites. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a cave diorama. Part 2 of 5 - How to Build a cave diorama. Part 3 of 5 - How to Build a cave diorama. Part 4 of 5 - How to Build a cave diorama. ...more

How To : Build a mini fridge

In order to build your own mini fridge, you will need the following supplies: a heatsink, a cardboard box, a petier unit, popsicle sticks, standoffs, an AC adapter, scissors, and on/off switch. To begin, attach the petier to the heatsink. Cut a hole in the bottom of the cardb ...more

How To : Make a Lego custom Cip Quad Blaster from Star Wars

The reciprocating quad blaster, or cip quad, is one of the most powerful parts of the Clone Army's arsenal in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. This video will teach you how to make your own tiny replica of this terrifying weapon out of Legos, on a scale where it can be us ...more

How To : Make sparks with steel wool, wire, and a battery

Learn how to make sparks with steel wool wire and a battery in simple steps. You will need thin steel wool, string wire, a battery with two terminals on top and scissors . First measure a meter of string wire and cut it out using the scissors. Now wrap the string wire around t ...more

How To : Create a string figure Butterfly

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure butterfly. Song: SSS - Warhorse. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, ...more

How To : Make a Halo Warthog out of Legos

Do you love both Halo and Legos? You aren't alone. This video features a Halo / Lego enthusiast showing off his completed model of a Warthog jeep from the popular Halo series of video games, then taking it apart in order to show you, the viewer, how to build it yourself. It is ...more

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