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How To: Make a medieval-style children's bookcase castle with Lowe's

Make reading more fun for your children with a satisfyingly medieval bookcase that your little prince (or princess) will use day in and day out. This woodworking project from Lowe's is a wooden bookcase with a castle top. It's completely functional, with plenty of storage for books and knick-knacks, as well as a storage drawer at the bottom. Best of all, the book castle can be easily modified to remove the castle top when your child's tastes change. Watch all four videos to see the build inst...

How To: Create a 3D model of a children's book in Cinema 4D

Learn how to model a fairytale Book in Cinema 4D with this video walkthrough. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Alter a children's book into a scrapbook

This video scrapbooking tutorial shows how to make an altered book using a children's board book. This craft project is simple, as there's no need to build a book from scratch; all you need to do is decorate. Learn how to make a scrapbook from a kids' board book by watching this instructional video.

How To: Submit a children's book manuscript to publishers

In this video, we learn how to submit a children's book manuscript to publishers. First, you will want to type your manuscript oh white paper and make sure it's double spaced and indented at the beginning of each paragraph. Use one inch margins on each side as well. Make sure the pages are number consecutively and your name, address, phone number, and e-mail are listed on the cover page. Don't break the text up and don't include pictures unless you're a professional illustrator. When you are ...

How To: Make a Thanksgiving "Book Of Thanks" with your kids

Childcareland demonstrates how to make a Thanksgiving book of thanks with kids in this video. A book of thanks can be done by a group or an individual. It begins a title page which can be labeled to reflect whether it is an individual book called "My Book of Thanks" or an group book called "Our Book of Thanks" or a general book called "Book of Thanks". The back page is a blank match of the cover page. In the middle are five pages labeled "I'm thankful for" with a line for older children to wr...

How To: Draw and color a beautiful Christmas tree

Here's a neat little demonstration video on how to draw a Christmas tree using a pencil, an eraser and pen. This tree will be drawn with a more realistic looking drawing style, compared to the simplified abstract stack of triangles that people normally draw Christmas trees with. British children's author Shoo Rayner, writer and illustrator of over 200 books, shows you how.

How To: Make a mini booklet with Crayola

Create a travel journal, make a doodle book, or write a story about yourself with this how to video from Crayola. All you need is paper and scissors to create your own 8-page mini book. This is a fun and east project for your whole family to do. With this arts and crafts tutorial you can make a mini booklet with your children.

News: 'The Book of Alien' Print Book Uses AR to Teach You How to Survive Xenomorphs & Facehuggers on Earth

The latest installment in the Alien movie franchise, Alien: Covenant, came out many months ago, and the fan day dedicated to the franchise, Alien Day, April 26, is long past. But for many Alien fans, Alien Day is every day. For those loyal members of the xenomorph-worshipping tribe, a new augmented reality-powered book has arrived to serve their science fiction needs until the next film is released.

News: Human Dissection Illustrated in Anatomical Pop-Up Books

Before there was Gray's Anatomy, physicians and medical students used anatomical flap books to explore the inner workings of the human body—a scientific illustrated guide that takes its name from the moveable paper flaps that can be "dissected" to reveal hidden anatomy underneath. Similar to pop-up books, these instructional tools mimic the act of human dissection, allowing doctors and students to study the intricacies of the body normally concealed by flesh.

How To: Play "If You're Happy and You Know It" on the ukulele

Want to play "If You're Happy and You Know It" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this classic chil...

How To: Play "Teddy Bears' Picnic" on the ukulele

Want to play John Walter Bratton's "Teddy Bears' Picnic" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this cl...

How To: Play the "On Top of Spaghetti" song on the ukulele

Want to play "On Top of Spaghetti (All Covered with Cheese)" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertor...

How To: Recycle your t-shirt fabric scraps into new clothing

If you sew a lot, your probably have a massive quantity of old fabric scraps lying around. This four-part video will teach you how to recycle those strips into all sorts of fun textile projects. These include a quilt, tie-dye strips, and notebook covers for your children's (or your) books for school. No matter what your tastes, there is probably a cool fashion recycling tip for you in here.

How To: Draw a bat

Shoo Rayner demonstrates how to draw a realistic bat that can be scary, funny, or friendly for children's books. You will need a pencil, pen, and eraser to help you achieve texture. With a light pencil sketch, draw a round head and an oval body. But don't worry too much about accuracy, because there are many types of bats that look different from each other. Your bat needs large ears, a tail, a short forearm and a long upper arm. But most of the bat's wing is its three fingers and a thumb. Th...

How To: Make a book mark out of foam

Take a colored foam and cut it to a bookmark shape. Mostly the bookmarks are tall rectangles. Decorate the foam bookmark using markers. Now design it for looking more beautiful. Use stickers to add additional decoration. Collect stickers from a craft store that offers a large variety of scrapbooking stickers. Cut the foam sheet and be sure to get along with the theme of the bookmark. For example, if a child drew horses on his bookmark, cut out horseshoe. Decorate the cut-out if necessary. Add...

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.

News: Netflix Introduces 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Television — We're Just Waiting for Interactive House of Cards

Have you ever been on a Netflix binge and thought to yourself "man, these characters are so dumb. Why would you go back to the haunted house, Jenny? You know what's in there, and now you're going to die. This whole situation was so easily avoidable, JENNY." If you've ever thought you'd make better decisions than the characters in your favorite TV shows, Netflix has your back.

How To: Play "Sweet Child of Mine" on the ukulele

Want to play "Sweet Child of Mine" on your ukulele? Of course you do! Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this classi...

How To: Find all of the hidden Rare Books in Fable 3

Fable 3, like many modern 3rd person games it seems, has a Banjo Kazooie-like number of random collectibles for you to find to enjoy the entire game experience. One of these sets is Rare Books. There are a ton and tracking them down takes a long time, so watch this video to learn the locations of every Rare Book and how to unlock them.

How To: Make a scrapbook about all of the books you've read

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a scrapbook about all of the books you've read. First, you will want to take a part from the pages that meant the most to you. Type out the text that was written, then glue it onto a similar sized piece of card stock. Adhere this to the top of a picture that has the same theme as the text that you just wrote out. After you do this, decorate your page even more until it's completely finished. You can also take pictures of the books that you have read and ...

How To: Teach children about water safety

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14? I worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor when I was younger and I have seen firsthand too many close calls with kids around water. This program is about basic water safety for children.

News: Your Reading Experience Is About to Change Thanks to Augmented Reality

If you're someone who loves to read, you've probably read a book that made you want to hop into the story and live in the world that wasn't your own. Reading has a way of letting us escape into other worlds and experience things that we normally wouldn't be able to. Augmented reality is similar in that way. Which is why it makes sense that the two would be combined to create an incredible, immersive new way of reading.

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