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How To : Make a Balloon-Powered Paper Plate Racer

With a little spare time and and a few items you can find around the house, you can make your own balloon-powered paper car. This is a great and easy DIY project that's perfect for competitive kids. All you'll need to get started is: Cardboard Straws Scotch tape Marker Paper ...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 : Install traction bands onto Power Wheels tires

So, your children have the same old boring Fisher-Price Power Wheels that all the other kids on the block have. Do you really want your child to be like all of the rest? No, I didn't think so. Turn those miniature Power Wheels, Dumar or Peg Perego vehicles into a little bit of ...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 6 petal balloon flower

Before Valentine's Day, hone your flower ballooning skills! In this tutorial, learn how to impress a significant other with a wonderful six petal flower balloon. Your Balloon Man, Mr. Fudge, is full of balloon tricks! Be sure to find other balloon videos on WonderHowTo from Mr ...more

How To : Build a cool cardboard RC airplane

Model airplanes are cool and all, but making them out of your typical 8 1/2 X 11 printer paper isn't going to cut it for long, especially if any sort of rain or misplaced foot is involved. Make your awesome model airplanes even more awesome by crafting them out of sturdy cardb ...more

How To : Make your own mylar balloon

Mylar balloons are the best party favors. They are big and shiny and last longer than normal latex balloons. In this tutorial, learn how to make a mylar balloon at home, from scratch. Stop spending so much money at the party store, and next time you have a big event, make your ...more

How To : Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf knot

Knotmaster JD from Tying It All Together offers us another of his informative and oddly soothing knot-tying instructional videos. This is teaches us to tie a Chinese Cloverleaf knot, a good-luck charm in both East and West that makes up for its lack of practicality with timele ...more

How To : Make sanity reducing creepy Cthulhu tentacles

Now you too can build your own prop of eldritch horror! Guaranteed to induce a SAN check in anyone who sees it, this tutorial shows you how to build a set of flexible Cthulhu tentacles out of one inch furniture foam, half inch furniture foam, steel wire, pantyhose, one inch PV ...more

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 : Build your own Japanese katana out of foam

If you're looking to play a samurai or other Japanese inspired character at your next boffer larp, this tutorial is for you. You're shown how to build a foam katana using duct tape, a razor blade, measuring tape, cloth athletic tape, DAP contact cement, liquid craft latex, fab ...more

How To : Make a homemade spin toy with a button and string

If you've ever found yourself bored and not knowing what to do, this video tutorial might help you out. See how to make a homemade spin toy with a button. Just get out a pair of scissors, a large button, a glue stick, string and a small piece of paper and you can begin buildin ...more

News : Motorize Your Paper Airplane

Sure, you've folded paper airplanes before. But I bet they don't stay airborne for very long. But they will, thanks to this clever little hack. PopSci designed their eAT-6 "Texan" paper airplane specifically to meet the requirements of their secret ingredient: a motor. Equip ...more

How To : Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat

This extensive video series is all about making your own simple steam engine and boat, which is known variously as the "putt-putt" or "pop-pop" boat. Science Toy Maker gives the full details on making your own homemade steam engine model boat, which is similar to the one seen ...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 solar-powered miniature car

Check out this science video to see how to make a solar-powered miniature car. To make this solar-powered mini car, you'll need some balsa wood, a small motor, two steel rods, four wheels, four washers, a straw of any color, two gears, a solar cell, hot glue gun, a tape measur ...more

News : 160-Piece Arsenal of Life-Sized LEGO Weapons

The LEGO Life-Size weapons flickr group has 160 LEGO constructed weapons- guns, knives, bombs and more. A selection below, click through to view more. (P.S. If you'd like to join the group, here are tons of tutorials for making your own LEGO weaponry.) M4 by The Dawg's Guns. ...more

How To : Modify a Duncan Reflex Auto-Return yo-yo

Your brand new Duncan Reflex Auto-Return yo-yo may be great, but it could always be greater. That's why you mod it. This Duncan brand yo-yo actually is the first of its kind. It's the first automatic return yoyo. When you throw it and it starts to sleep, a clutch kicks in and ...more

How To : Use the DAP adhesive to construct foam boffer weapons

This video shows you everything you need to know when constructing foam boffer weapons with Weldwood brand DAP contact cement adhesive. Always make sure you buy the red can, and don't get the gel formula. Also make sure you buy a timer for extra precision.

How To : Make a Barbie-sized princess tiara

For the fairy sized princess tiara you will need 32 gauge silver wire, silver ball beads, seed beads (your choice of color) and 4 mm crystal beads. Start with about 6" of the wire. String a seed bead to the center of the wire- and twist one or two times to secure it in place. ...more

How To : Start a gas powered RC plane easily

When getting into RC planes the hardest part is actually putting together the plane itself. But don't just pull the cord to try to start the engine, there are a few steps that you will need to go through first. In this video you will get a full walkthrough of how to prep the p ...more

How To : Design a sunflower with balloons

Balloons come in various shapes and sizes and if used properly, can be combined to create complex shapes that mimic real life objects. Choosing the correct color of balloons also adds to the realism in the completed object. In this video the presenter does exactly that and cr ...more

How To : Make a mini cinnamon roll for a doll & a dollhouse

Mix cinnamon brown chalk powder and clear polymer clay and roll it out flat. Paint some more powder on the flat clay. You need quite a lot of powder to create brown rings later. Roll up the flat clay into a sausage shape. Cut slices of the long sausage and lay them on a wooden ...more

How To : Use spray glue to make foam boffer weapons

For any aspiring weaponsmith (or, rather, foamsmith), this video shows you the thre most common brands of spray glue or spray adhesive that you can use when constructing boffer weapons out of foam and PVC. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of each brand.

How To : Mottle using cosmetic wedges on a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to mottle using cosmetic wedges on a reborn baby doll. After you have gathered all the tools you need, you can mix all the paints together. Now, start to dab the paint onto the chest and stomach of the baby. After you have done this all over, cre ...more

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