Forget a message in a bottle, how about your own water vortex!? This simple, step-by-step video shows you how to 'weld' two plastic bottle caps together so you have a tight, dry seal for your very own home water vortex. You'll need a heating element, a non-stick pan, some 2 liter plastic bottles and several extra plastic bottle caps. Now you can hold a vortex in your very own hand.
A plastic bag made out of plastic bags that's stronger than its constituent parts and reusuable for shopping trips? How did we not think of this before? While there's been a green movement recently to upcycle "junk" or "trash" into something usable, like old t-shirts into grocery bags, the idea was always to turn something into something else entirely.
Ravi Carlson teaches you how to make potato plastic in this video tutorial with glycerin, a potato (or pre-made potato starch), baking soda, and white vinegar.
This is an amazing experiment! Make a motor from a plastic cup. What is needed? Use two empty cola cans, a plastic (paper) cup, a ball-point pen, and more!
By now we all know the slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." And many of us do just that every Sunday, visiting the recyling center to dump our latest fill of glass and plastic bottles.
Need rope, but don't have any. This is a great emergency trick for making rope with plastic bags. This video demonstrates a simple method for converting your used plastic bags into rope. It requires only bags and a working set of hands.
In order to poach an egg, using plastic wrap, you will need the following: eggs, a bowl, plastic wrap, and a saucepan.
This winter, keep heat in and cold out by sealing your windows with plastic. You will need:
This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to make their own frosting plug for when you need to decorate cakes, cookies, pies, or cupcakes. The first step in making your own frosting plug is to put a piece of plastic wrap onto your counter. Spread it out so that it is in a square shape. Next put a dollop of frosting onto the piece of plastic and roll up your plastic. Next after the plastic is rolled into a tube you can get your plastic bag with your attached frosting plug and c...
This how-to video tutorial gives instruction as how to build a mold and the steps of how to make the mold out of RTC plastic, from application of the plastic mix to degassing.
You don't have to own a Cricut, several volumes of themed scrapbooking paper, pinking shears, and ribbons in each color of the rainbow to call yourself a crafter. More complicated crafts do call for this kind of deep and expensive preparation, but the craft presented in this video practically requires nothing.
There are plenty of tricks for escaping from traditional police cuffs out there, but what about those plastic zip tie type ones? The plastic they use to make these cuffs is so thick that you can't possible cut it.
You can make these lovely whimsical charms out of Friendly Plastic - a non toxic plastic that gets soft in hot water or when exposed to heat. You can mold and shape Friendly Plastic using tiny cookie cutters to make fun wine glass charms!
Thinking about switching over to plastic worms? This video should come in handy. Learn from professional bass fisherman Ron Colby all about using bobber stoppers when rigging plastic worms.
Learn how to cut and join plastic pushfit piping using pushfit connectors and compression fittings. While plastic piping has its drawbacks and, depending on its application, actually be carcinogenic, it is, at least, very easy to work with. For step-by-step instructions on cutting and joining plastic pushfit pipes, watch this home plumbing tutorial.
Here is the real answer to the question: Paper or plastic? Join your friendly neighbor for a fireside chat about plastic bags and how Americans consume 380 billion of them a year. If you don't need a bag, don't take one. You can use fabric bags and reuse them over and over again. You can also reuse plastic bags for trash can liners, doggy bags, etc.
Photoshop is a great computer software program designed to help people manipulate images and text. Learn a few easy steps for creating plastic text from a Photoshop expert in this free graphic design video series.
Tired of plastic shopping bags everywhere? This instructional video shows a simple, practical, project you can do at home. All you need is a pastic bottle. Tidy up your kitchen from the clutter of plastic bags by making this handy plastic bag dispenser.
Many Americans save all of the plastic bags that they take home from stores. They get used sometimes, but mostly they just accumulate in some corner of the kitchen until there are so many that you are FORCED to throw some away. If you have this problem, watch this video to learn how to fold plastic shopping bags in on themselves into a tiny package that takes up less room and is easier to grab than a balled-up bag.
In this video, we learn how to shrink plastic with household materials. You will need: tin foil, plastic container, scissors, glove, and colored markers. To start, you will preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Then, cut a piece of the plastic out in a square shape. Next, draw whatever you want onto your piece of plastic. Make it as colorful as you would like to! When finished, put this in the oven using a glove. Make sure it's on the foil when you put it in. Then, leave it in for less than a minu...
If your little girl loves jewelry making but you're scared she's going to poke her eye out with a wire when you're not looking, sleep soundly at night by teaching her how to craft shrink plastic jewelry. Perhaps the safest and easiest forms of jewelry making, it involves only shrink plastic and a mini oven (which you would help out with).
Trying to neatly store your plastic ware can be a chore. Watch this video tutorial for tips on how to get your plastic containers and lids organized.
Cristen Andrews of CRAFTzine shares with us her plastic bag crafts and shows us how to get started with crocheting plastic bags.
Kipkay from Make Magazine shows us how to create a photographic illusion, making things look smaller than they really are with tilt-shift photography. Materials needed include rubber plunger, an oversized lens, a plastic body cap, a single lens (or digital single lens) camera, a hot glue gun, a sanding file, and a disposable object for a plastic backing, such as a VHS tape case. With this great tutorial and a little work, create the illusion of a miniaturized world with this photographic tech...
The coolest way to do a shot? Drink it from a glass made of ice. Learn how to make a shot glass out of ice.
A few simple adjustments can turn a boring old plastic fork into a terrific iPod stand. Give your hards a break and watch videos on your iPod using this iPod stand. You'll be glad you kept those plastic forks laying around!
Medieval knights did not have access to plastic, but modern reenactors certainly do! This tutorial shows you how to take a food-grade plastic barrel (at least a quarter inch thick) and turn it into a set of medieval style armor!
The best way to recycle is to reuse trash items as new, useful ones in your own home. If you enjoy gardening, watch this video to learn how to turn an old plastic milk or juice bottle into a cute plastic watering can for your plants.
Recycle plastic bags! Watch this video to learn from Threadbanger how you can turn those wasteful and polluting plastic bags into something useful. Upcycle them into a laptop case. It's convenient and something you'll always have a need for. So why not? Watch this video and you can see how to turn this toxic product into something beautiful and utilitarian.
How to build a high tunnel to protect your plants
With only a few simple steps, you could be on your way to making an eco-friendly and fashionable tote!
What can you make from an empty CD holder? Check out this how-to video to make something amazing from those old plastic crappers... see how to recycle a plastic CD spindle into various uses. With this disc box, you can make a flashlight or torch, a food container, a string, yarn, or wire holder, and a tissue box.
This video segment will show you how to cut plastic sheet. It will also show you the cutting option you have, should you choose to have TAP Plastics cut it for you.
This video segment will show you how to build a plastic line bender using BriskHeat Strip Heater, so that you can bend plastic at home.
This is a creative idea for a great light effect for any video project. If you're a cinematographer and are open to knew and creative ideas (and cheap!), then this colorful, moving lighting effect is perfect for your film. You'll need three plastic cups, a 5/16-inch metal rod about 2-feet long, gaffers tape, packaging tape, drill and a light. You can get the plastic cups from the dollar store, which won't cost you more than three bucks! They need to be translucent and have the colors you want...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a lampshade out of plastic cups. First, you will need to purchase clear plastic cups and use a stapler and tape. To start, lay your cups on the ground with the bottoms facing up. Now, take your tape and tape the cups together two at a time, then connect all the cups in a circle. Next, use your stapler to staple the cups together, going two at a time. Start adding more cups around the circle of original cups using the stapler. After you get to two cups wi...
This video demonstrates how dragon sushi rolls are made. Rice is pressed onto a rectangular sushi wrapper. The wrapper is then turned upside down, and fillings are spread onto the other side of the wrapper. The roll is wrapped so that the rice is on the outside. Pieces of seafood are placed on top of the roll and it is garnished with flat strips of vegetable. The roll is covered with plastic wrap and then pressed into place. With the plastic wrap still on, it is sliced into pieces and pressed...
This video by KlairedelysArt demonstrates to us how to create a Hello Kitty nail paint design. She does this design by first painting it on plastic using any household plastic bag. She clearly explains all of the supplies needed and the demonstration on how to paint the actual Hello Kitty logo is very thorough. All she uses to make this happen is a plastic bag, white nail varnish, black and fuchsia nail art pens, and clear nail varnish. She paints the Hello Kitty logo onto the bag, lets it dr...
Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes.
To make mosquito netting, using a plastic bag, you will need the following: a butane torch or a campfire, a lathe, thumbtacks, and a plastic bags.