Pets are one of the biggest sources of joy in life, but keeping track of their daily activities can easily become a chore. When you have a roommate or spouse that also likes to feed the cat or walk the dog, miscommunication can lead to double-feeding or an under-exercised pet.
There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.
Check out this clip and learn how to take total advantage of your adventures with Grand Theft Auto IV's Ballad of "Gay Tony". This final episode for GTA IV is sure to be a fun one and with these tips you will get the most out of it. This video is a travel guide to base jumping, cage fighting and dance offs. Good luck!
This video is about how to block recent activities on Facebook. The first thing that you will have to do is to log in to your Facebook account. After logging in to your account, the next thing that you will have to do is to go to account settings and look for the "Ads and Pages". After you have found "Ads and Pages", click on the "Edit Settings" and go to the "Special Permissions" tab and uncheck "Publish recent activity" box then press "Okay" after wards. The next step is to look for "Events...
If your children are actively involved in things like gymnastics, cheerleading and dance, then they'll be dealing with a lot of rigorous movement, so stretching is key to prevent injuries. This video will show kids how they can do some great warmup stretches to increase flexibility for trampoline, gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, skating, ballet, tumbling and other children's sports.
If you want to know how to calculate percent error easily, you should watch this video. Error is the amount of deviation from accurate values. Error calculation is not possible, unless you make a quantitative measurement of the various quantities involved in your experiment. Measurement can help us in calculating errors and knowing how right we are in our theoretical models. In calculating percent error, We need to get the experimental value and the value which you are aiming at, which is the...
Teach your preschooler to improve their sight, touch, hearing, and smell with Montessori activities. Learn how to use Montessori materials to teach preschool in this free video series.
Preschool is an important age to teach children life skills. Learn how to teach kids to pour, clean, wash hands, use spoons, and more with fun activities in this free video series from a Montessori teacher.
Teaching preschoolers to identify objects is crucial in developing language skills. Learn how Montessori teaches language with easy activities in this free educational video series about Montessori methods.
+Nik Cubrilovic discovered last week that Facebook could track your web activities even after you logged out of your Facebook account. After some blatant denials from Facebook spokespeople, Facebook decided to fix the logout issue, but not before +Michael Arrington, on his new Uncrunched blog, made a concise post revealing Facebook's dishonesty: Facebook submitted a patent application for "tracking information about the activities of users of a social networking system while on another domain...
The joys of summer are many! If you, like me, live in a place where the summer is short, you’re going to want to maximize your fun in the sun by doing as many awesome things as possible before the sun goes back to wherever the hell it hibernates during the cold and dark times. The most important ingredients for fun in the sun are friends and…well…the sun, so you can do almost anything with a group of exciting creative people, but here are my favorite el cheapo activities for summer.
In this video series you will learn several easy and fun ideas for your child to participate in that will challenge him or her and bring their creativity to the surface. It will walk you step by step through each craft and tell you what materials you will need as well as give you alternatives to certain types of materials. This fifteen video series will keep you and your Toddler occupied for hours of fun and creativity and give your child something to be proud of once he or she is done.
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.
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...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make "Coke" rocket. This process is very fast, easy and simple to do. The materials required for this project are a 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola and a pack of Mentos candy. Begin by sliding off the cover of the Mentos stick and drop it into the 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola. Place on the cap of the bottle and shake it. Now slightly open the cap until you hear the soda fizzing. Then slam the bottle onto the ground and watch the bottle fly into the air....
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!
You don't need fancy devices to make a super cool rocket. In this tutorial, learn how to turn a water bottle into a shooting rocket in just a few steps.
You'll be the most popular parent in the neighborhood if you start mixing up these edible play dough recipes at home. This video from Mom Spark shows you two great ways to make it. The first recipe calls for peanut butter, so the second one is made especially to avoid allergens.
Chris Giorni, Mr. Science with Tree Frog Treks, demonstrates how to make simulated frog skin. To make the simulated frog skin, you will need glue, water, borax laundry powder and food coloring. First, add a pinch of the powdered borax to water and dye it green using the food coloring. Next, water down the glue and place it on a plate. Add the borax solution to the plate. Mix the compound with your fingers. It will quickly form a long chain polymer or sticky frog skin. Frogs breathe through th...
Benson Trenh and Mark Norris show viewers how to build a bottle rocket using common household items. To build this creation you will need tape, a hole puncher, scissors and string. Also use a black plastic bag, or any color, for the parachute! Cut the black plastic bag into a square, any size you would like! Next, take the square and punch a hole at each edge of the square and string the string through the hole tying a knot. You should now have the parachute! For the body of the rocket, get a...
This video shows you how to make non-toxic blue goo in your kitchen. You will need 3 eggs, two bowls, milk, coconut or vegetable oils and a spoon. First break the eggs and pour them carefully into the spoon to ensure that you can dispose the egg yellow as you will not need it. Repeat this for each of the three eggs. Then mix up the egg whites, ensuring that you do not beat the egg whites too much. Then add around four tablespoons of oil into the eggs and mix it up once more. As the egg whites...
What a perfect project for a rainy day! Or, of course, a boring summer vacation. And all you need is a paper towel tube, some shiny objects, plastic wrap and tape, so you can make this fun kaleidoscope anywhere.
Even kids can follow along with this Weekend Project. Make Magazine and Bre Pettis put together this wallet using scissors and duct tape. You can also use a hobby knife, book binding tape and gaffers' tape if want a fancy wallet.
In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a bug barn or bug habitat. You will need: 1 Quaker oat box, masking tape, paint, mesh netting, poster board, ribbon, scissors, and a paint brush. First, cut one side of your box out and apply mesh over it with masking tape. Now, paint over the paint and over the entire box with your preferred colors. After this, decorate the inside of the box with paper. Cut a hole in the top of the box and place a string at the top to easily take it off. When finished ...
In this video, you will learn how to do two fun learning activities with your kids. First, you will get a step by step on how to make kid-friendly hand puppets for your little ones to play with, and then you will get advice on how to create a garden!
In this video, learn how to make your own puppets and put on a puppet show! Let the mayor of Paloozaville, John Lithgow, show you how to make your own hand puppets with your kids and act out stories and songs with them! You will make cheap, fun sock puppets and then build a theatre using old sheets and your living room! Have fun!
It's time to teach your kids about animals! To get your little one thinking like an animal, why not help them look like one? In this tutorial, featuring John Lithgow, learn how to turn common household items like paper plates and paints to create fun, realistic looking animal masks with your kids! You will also learn how to make special doggy treats and bird feeders so that you can really get on all fours with your animal buddies! Have fun!
In this tutorial, learn how to make fun kid's crafts by recycling items that you would normally throw out. You will learn how to save things like cardboard, paper, old books, dirt and even an old shoe! Turn these items into something fun and educational for your little ones with guidance from beloved actor, John Lithgow.
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!
Tutus are a fun part of childhood for many little girls, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to make a no-sew tutu with your kids. This skirt is super easy to make and your daughter will enjoy doing it.
Teach your kids about the ancient Chinese abacus, often used as a counting tool, with the help of a fun arts & crafts project! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to construct a Chinese abacus for fun with your kids. This is the perfect project for children ages kindergarden and up! Help your kid's get ahead of the curve with fun, educational arts & crafts projects like this one.
An easy way to start your children on the path to eating healthy is to involve them in the cooking process. In this tutorial from Modern Mom, get expert tips from Barbara Beery, an elementary teacher with a passion for cooking. Barbara is a cooking instructor for children and runs a kid's cooking school called Batter Up Kids] in Austin, Texas.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a volcano. The materials required are: baking soda, red food coloring and vinegar. For the base of the volcano, users will simply need to use a cup and cover it with some dough in a shape of a volcano. Now add 1-2 tsp of baking soda into the volcano. Now add in a few drops of red dye into the volcano. Then pour in 1 cup of vinegar into the volcano. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested science, and experiments and would like...
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...
Sure, carbon and oxygen are two of very most fundamental building blocks of all life on Earth — but what have they done for you lately? With this free video guide, you'll learn how to build a safe, simple carbon-dioxide-powered bottle rocket with baking soda and a spent soft plastic waterball.
You wouldn't think it would take much to make "gloop" from Elmer's glue but, as it happens, it's an art. And with this family-oriented video tutorial, you'll learn just how to make the goopy stuff for yourself. For more information, and to get started making icky, sticky gloop for yourself (or for your kids) watch this free how-to.
Childcareland has shared with us the most easy way possible to make attractive colorful flowers using nothing but coffee filters, pipe cleaners, felt pens, water spray, and tape.
This video illustrate us how to make a hovercraft with common household items. To build one, first of all, collect all of the items required for making it. You need a CD, bottle cap, balloon and super glue. Then start by applying glue to the lower end of the cap and sticking it to the center of the CD and let it dry. After it has dried, blow up the balloon and secure it up on the bottle cap tightly. Now open the bottle cap and let the balloon deflate.
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.
This shows you how to easily construct a 3D domino pyramid. First, line up your dominoes on their sides in a zigzagged diamond-shaped pattern. Then, stack dominoes on the left side facing vertically-going from one to another-on all the dominoes except the three in the top left side of the pyramid. Continue to build this way, moving up and alternating in placement in the middle of the diamond. Finally you'll work your way up to one top piece. Then you add a row of dominoes around the outside t...