June is graduation month, and while for a lot of youngsters that means leaving one phase of their lives behind in order to pursue newer and greater things at college/the workplace, for their relatives and friends that means cards, presents, and money.
How would you like to make some classic toys at home with your kids? Learn how to make three classic children’s toys, a Jacob's Ladder, a dragon clapper and a puppet, in this free crafts video series.
Learn how to make your own plush doll and plush toys in this free instructional video series on designing and stitching plush toys.
Learn how to bend circuits, disassemble toy cases, unscrew circuit boards and test a circuit bend in this free video series that will help you understand how and when to utilize this unique way of making music.
Take your old electronics and make them scream with glitchy goodness. This an extremely easy project and makes a great project for first-time solderers. Circuit bending involves taking electronic devices that make multiple sounds and wiring in switches to set off glitches or loops. Using an out-of-tune toy, the first part of this video series demonstrates how to apply a basic pitch bend using a potentiometer. In the second part, you'll learn how to bend the same toy by applying body contact. ...
Watch this video to learn how to make puppets from stuffed toys. In this video, Barbara Dewey converts Pink Panther, Bugs Bunny and several others into ventriloquist figures. Barbara also gives some tips for caring for your puppets and some ideas for modifying them. Stay tuned for the amazing performance in the last video of this three part video series!
How to circuit bend a 80's Radio Shack toy synthesizer. Open up any device and play around with the internal audio devices. Circuit bending is done on mostly old cheap toys. This is a circuit bend demonstration on a toy piano. Get out your soldering iron and rip open toys. This takes some circuit board fiddling.
Disney's animated film Toy Story 3 beat all expectations at the box office, and is now the highest-grossing movie of 2010 in North America and second worldwide. Can Disney Interactive Studio's Toy Story 3: The Video Game match the success? Who knows, but no matter how successful it is, it's still a fun game full of animated delight, and this Mahalo video walkthrough series will show you the entire gameplay for the game on the Xbox 360.
The calla lily is from the arum family, and is sometimes referred to as the wile calla. Also, sometimes the water arum. And these flowers can be made at home with the kids; a wonderful little crafts projects for developing creativity in your youngsters. To make these foam calla lilies, you'll need:
Mastering the intricacies of 3D modeling in Maya can take a lifetime, or as close to a lifetime as anyone has had since Maya came out in. This video for Maya beginners will teach you the basics of modeling by walking you through modeling a toy rooster. The model doesn't look that great by the end, but you have to start somewhere, and we have more advanced tutorials available on the site if this seemed too easy for you, you Maya magnate you.
Wow! No longer do you have to buy those huge marble machine roller coaster toys — you can DIY one! This video covers the materials, tools and techniques used to make a homemade rolling ball marble machine. If you haven't seen this rolling ball marble machine toy in action yet, WATCH IT. It's a looping rolling marble machine made with wood, rebar tie wire and polyurethane tubing, featuring a magnetic elevator.
Toy Tracks is the first level in Tread Land on Kirby's Epic Yarn, and as you might guess, is played like a toy store. Keep your eyes open for blocks and platforms that you can step on, and use the toys to get through to the end of the level!
Make a fun little toy swing! This video gives you the plans to make a swing for your dolls or other toys. You'll need to assemble five pink rods, two red rods, one green rod, two blue spools, four yellow spools and four orange washers to make this item.
Okay, so the shutter shade trend sort of rode the wave of Kanye West's popularity after he wore it for his video for "Stronger," and then decreased in fan enthusiasm after the Taylor Swift music video incident (your ego is more than your "imaginary friend," Kanye).
This is an instructional video that shows you how to play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on an acoustic guitar. Youngster age goes through step by step for each chord played in what order. He lets you know that you might need a capo to bring the guitar up to a key two frets up. He explains how he plays certain chords with different fingerings than most common, how many measures to play a chord, and how long you should hold the different notes which he refers to quarter notes as diamonds. At the...
Follow the steps in the instructional video to make a crazy paper toy. This project involves the use of delicate hand maneuvers but it looks fun! All you'll need for this project is a piece of paper, some scissors, and tape. Check out this video tutorial and learn how to make a cheap and mind-boggling paper toy.
If you have a toy you love SO much, this video will show you how to create a simple mold so you can duplicate it! This simple how-to tells you what you'll need to get cloning today. This video will also tell you what can and can't be cloned.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy parachute. The materials required are: lightweight fabric, ruler, scissors, string, 4 hole button and a toy army man. Begin by measuring a 10x10 inch square on the fabric and cut it out. Fold over each of the 4 corners and cue a small hole. Measure and cut 2 lengths of 36 inch string. Take the string and tie it to one end of the hole on the fabric. Run the other end through the button hole and tie it to the diagonally opposite hole on th...
Learn how to say the names of toys in French
Create your own head turning magic by creating the easy to make paper toy in this how-to video. Make two paper dunce caps, cut out face holes, and stick the prop onto an assistant for this trick. Spinning the paper hats around creates a creepy illusion that the assistant's head is spinning around on their neck like magic. Check out this instructional video and learn how to perform this head-turning illusion.
For origami lovers, learn how easy it is to make this twisting and jumping paper toy.
For origami lovers, watch this video an learn how to make an unbelievable hexagon paper toy.
Watch this video and see how easy it is to make this paper toy. It looks like an origami flower, but it is a tad more complex. Have fun playing with it.
Learn how to make a free, fun, and weird toy for your cat to enjoy. All you really need is a cat!
Boomerangs can be dangerous. Oatmeal containers aren't. That's what makes this kids toy the perfect build for school or play. After constructing this "comeback can" toy, you'll have a can or container that you'll roll on the ground or table, and it will always come back to you. You'll need an oatmeal container (or similar can), rubber band, nut, a couple paper clips and a pen.
Attention all achievement hunters, it's time to play one of Disney's most popular franchise, Toy Story! The game is Toy Story 3 and the achievement is called Sneaky Sneaky.
With Toy Story 3 coming out I thought it would be fun to do a Toy Story inspired tutorial, so here it is. Enjoy! Let me know what you think :)
If your little youngster is celebrity his first Fourth of July and you want to get him decked out for the occasion without posing any potential choking hazard with beaded necklaces or bracelets, then this fuzzy hat is the perfect way to get him in the spirit.
Interested in taking your ballet skills to the classroom? In this video, learn how to go about teaching preschoolers how to dance and how to get your youngsters excited about this new form of exercise and skill in their life! Get some great tips on games to teach your preschool students to keep them occupied and keep that smile on their face!
Are you a Hairspray fan? Why not learn the routine for, "Nicest Kids in Town" from one of Hairspray actors? Tabitha Lupien, who played Becky in Hairspray gives a dance lesson for a class of youngsters for Fit for a Feast, a children's video site full of kid cooking and kid fitness videos. Incorporating jazz dance, leaps, turns, and kicks, this lesson from Tabitha is sure to get your blood pumping and your body sweating! A great way to get some exercise! this afternoon!
Simple steps to make a Hot Wheels USB key with working wheels. Mod this classic hobbyist favorite or kids' collector toy into a high tech portable flash drive carrier. You insert the flash drive or USB key into the body of the toy Hot Wheels race car and voila! A very cool dongle to backup your files. Great for rolling across a conference table!
A puzzle of sorts, this paper box toy uses 9 numbered cubes to create an IQ toy that will baffle you.
If you just happen to have one of those SpongeBob SquarePants chatterbox toys that were distributed at fast food restaurants a while back, then you just might be able to pull of this "Evil SpongeBob Toy Prank" from mastermind Kipkay.
Start with a toy bullhorn that alters the sound of your voice when you speak into it. Then mod it using a few potentimeters and a few resistors as demonstrated in this video. Now you have a toy with an even crazier pitch!
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a bull toy with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own bulls from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper bull toys, take a look!
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 building this time consuming button spinner toy, time consuming as in not hard to make, but fun to play with.
Watch and learn how to make this awesome DIY toy car that runs off solar power. This makeshift mini-vehicle is made from a plastic bottle, small motor, tires, supports and a solar panel. See if you can replicate this interesting solar toy, or see if you can come up with a better and cheaper design!
The first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian may be over, but the love for its biggest star, Baby Yoda, persists.
Are you sick of your dogs bad behavior? Such as chewing your furniture, bothering you while eating dinner, barking incessantly, and even stealing your slippers! Dee Hoult shows us how to properly use the 'Kong' toy to prevent all this undesirable behavior. It's simple, you just fill the toy with your dogs regular dog food, soak it with water, and put it in the freezer for 1 hour! Then you give your "Kong Pupsicle" to your dog, who will play with it for 30-45 minutes, getting the food out of t...
NiftyButton teaches you how to make a simple baby toy. You dig out an old pair of brightly colored stockings and snip off one leg. You want to have a section of about 15 inches. You then stuff this with crumpled paper. Take the open end and make a tight knot. Cut and tie ribbons into knots. Place each ribbon between two pieces of paper. You can also add eyes to the small toy by adding buttons or simply using a marker to draw the eyes on the part that should be the head. Finally, give the toy ...