In this tutorial, we learn how to build a wave machine out of household items. You will need: 20 straws, 40 paper clips, 2 pieces of tape, and 1 washer to make this. First, you will need to pull out a long string of tape and lay it down with the sticky side up. After this, you ...more
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Learn how to build a mini hovercraft. With a few items found in almost any desk or tool drawer, you can make your very own mini hovercraft capable of gliding over any flat surface. You Will Need * A spill-proof sports cap from a plastic water bottle or sports-drink bottl * A ...more
Itchy bee stings, sore throats, swelling muscles, minor scraps, splinters... all of these common ailments can easily be fixed with things you've probably got lying around at home in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Honey, ginger, castor oil, garlic, baking soda, aloe vera, ...more
There is nothing tastier on a hot summer's day than an ice cold beer. Heck, there is nothing tastier on ANY day. If you would like to learn how to make a delicious batch of the good stuff right at home, check out this clip. Carl and Kevin will show you how to make fresh, delic ...more
A perfect project for the budding roboticist in you! This video shows you how to make a small robot gripper using basic household items. Press the button and make the robot's come together! You will need: a small blow torch or butane lighter, a glue gun, a dremel or rotary too ...more
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 ...more
In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make an airsoft BB gun out of household items. You will need a bog pen and a big pencil. Remove the refill from the pen and remove the cap from the other end, so you are left with the body of the pen which is like a barrel. ...more
You can easily make an inexpensive silicone mold in your kitchen for cheap! This is a great project to do with your kids, or just for fun! You can also use this method to easily make theatrical props and prosthetics.
Don't get burned playing with fire——know how to play with it right, just like those crazy magicians do when it comes to magical fireballs that you can hold in your hand. You can juggle them, too, but you need to know the secret to making them safely. For these magical handhel ...more
This SUPER cool video shows how to make some fantastic percussion instruments out of items you can easily find around your house, or for cheap around your neighborhood. From plastic pails, PVC pipes, tin cans, buckets, 45 gallon drums and more. This video is short, but very in ...more
This tutorial is about making a home made vapouriser with a light bulb.You will require knife,light bulb,bottle cap,a small tube and screwdriver.With the knife slowly and evenly pry the metal tip away from its ceramic base.After you bend the tip away from the ceramic base you ...more
In this instructional video, the young host demonstrates an excellent method for cleaning your DVD's, CD's, and Game discs using simple, easily found items that you always have laying around your house. The toothpaste he uses acts as a super mild abrasive (almost exactly the s ...more
This video shows how to make a cute vintage looking jewelery box. A cardboard cheese box forms the body of the jewelery box. Other items you will need include mod podge, white glue gesso, masking tape, ribbons, a mirror from a compact, some fabric, and some faux pearls and flo ...more
You may not know it, but common household items can be manipulated to make various gadgets and tools. But they can also be used to create dangerous weapons. In this tutorial, you will find out how to make a blow pen dart gun using common household items. Now, before attemtping ...more
People may not know it, but everyday household items are not only useful, but they can also be dangerous! That's if somebody knows how to use them. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to take some common household items, paperclips, rubber bands, and use them to make a cool ...more
Check out this entertaining video tutorial on how to make a crossbow from household items. These so-called household items include pencils, tape, pens, ink tube, and rubber band. This crossbow is easy to make, and easy to shoot. Make sure to watch the ending for a thrilling co ...more
This video illustrates us how to make a compass with household items. This process is done by following steps,Step 1Take a needle and rub it to a magnet at least 10 times.Step 2Take a cup and pour water in it.Step 3Now attach the rubbed needle with a paper with the help of a t ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use googly eyes to liven up household items. This video provides 3 crafts that viewers can make with the googly eyes. The first craft is a homemade snake with googly eyes. The snake is made from a draft blocker that is stuffed with ...more
In this clip, learn how to take household items and make a simple pea shooter. Once you've got it assembled, all you have to do is add peas and you're ready to fire! This is a great gun to make because it's surprisingly powerful and is super cheap to assemble. Check it out!
Learn how to make homemade firecrackers with household items, with this video tutorial. Dig around your house and finds some Lego barrels (yes, Legos), a small screwdriver, toothpicks, blasting caps, a small cup, paper tape, and some water Make sure to have fun with these fire ...more
How to make a Waterfall Bong, using simple household items. It includes my mistakes and problems, but it will entertain and educate. I promise. You will need a lighter, scissors, a two liter pop bottle, marijuana, tin foil and a pin. Follow these simple instructions to make y ...more
This how-to video shows the best way yet to get whiter teeth using cheap household items! The preparation and time to do this is less than 5 minutes. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to whiten teeth.
Smoke comes in many flavors. This video demonstrates the construction of a smoke bomb out of a few creative household items: a soda can, a piece of paper, some body spray, and scissors. This process is unlike the ones used in most of the other smoke bomb procedure videos out t ...more
WARNING! This video is NOT to be used in order to create something that will hurt or injure anyone or anything. Please don't be stupid. Now, this tutorial will give you a good idea of how to make a crossbow using household items. The items that were used include: -pencils -rub ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make fake blood with household items. You will need: 5 ml flour, red food coloring, 20 ml syrup, and blue food coloring. You will also need a container, spoon, and mixing sticks. First, place the flour in, followed by the syrup and the food co ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to whiten teeth in one minute using household items. You will need: a lemon, baking powder, and a cup to do this. First, pour baking powder into a cup and then squeeze the juice of a lemon into the cup. After this, mix the two together until you ...more
In this video, we learn how to save space while packing using 3 household items. You will need the following items: garbage bag, vacuum, and rubber band. First, fold your clothes and stack them on top of each other in a pile, then place a garbage bag around them. Now, take you ...more
Ammonium nitrate is a dangerous explosive found in a surprising number of household items, including cold packs and fertilizer. This video demonstrates a relatively safe application of this chemicals powers, the construction of a homemade smoke bomb. In this case, the ammonium ...more
In this video you will learn how to make a bow and arrow from household items. In order to do this, just follow these steps: The first thing to do is to get your tools. Get any tool that will help you to cut things. Now, you need 2 yard flags and an elastic. Take 1 yard flag a ...more
Too much partying and lounging under the mid-day sun? If your attempt at a toasty caramel tan has instead resulted in a bright red sunburn, you fortunately have many common household items at your disposal to relieve the discomfort and speed up the recovery of your burnt skin. ...more
This do it yourself robot can be made out of many materials you can find around your house. You'll need a few special non household items, such as an arduino and a class 3 laser. However, once you assemble everything correctly, you can make a sentry robot inspired by the robot ...more
If you've purchased a Nook (the Barnes and Noble e-reader), then you probably want to keep it safe and free from cracks or scrapes. While you can certainly purchase a Nook cover from the store, why not personalize it instead by making your own Nook cover? Check out this video ...more
There are some days when you and your loved ones could be eating dinner and the power suddenly shuts off. The next best thing to do would be to find a flashlight or candle to help make things a bit more clearer in the dark. If you have a flashlight, but need a bit more light, ...more
To make your own journal with household items you need a hole punch, scissors, yarn needle with string, some beads, a piece of construction paper, and at least 4 pieces of printer paper. Take your piece of construction paper, fold it in half and then unfold it. Do two hole pun ...more
This video teaches you how to make homemade playdough through a few easy steps. Each ingredient is a common household product.
In this clip, learn how to use corn syrup, food coloring and a baby bulb syringe to fake slit your wrists. You will also need a razor blade. Use this trick if you are feeling super emo, or need a special effect for a movie you're making. This trick will totally freak out frien ...more
In this clip, learn how to make super powerful 9 volt LED flashlights using things you most likely already have around the house. You will make these mini-lights out of things like batteries and scrap wires. So, dig around in your garage and see what you can find to get starte ...more
In this video, learn how to turn an old broken plate into a beautiful new, ceramic jar! This project will cost you next to nothing and only requires things you already have around your home. Check out this clip and create a very cool, fractured ceramic vase that can be used fo ...more
In this clip, Elizabeth Gleeson shows us how to make a cute flowered headband a la Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" or Blair Waldorf from "Gossip Girl" using materials you already have around your home. This headband is easy to make and won't cost you much, and you will ...more
Have an open afternoon this weekend to invest into some handcrafted weaponry? In this video, learn how to make a pretty spectacular handmade bow using items you can find around your house. Get busy this weekend and make something that not only is fun, but will prove hours of f ...more
Interested in homemade weaponry? In this tutorial, learn how to make an airsoft silencer with materials that aren't too expensive and can most likely be found around your own home. In just a few simple steps, you'll find yourself with your very own airsoft gun silencer.
If you consider yourself an advanced at-home smoke bomb maker, watch this video! It demonstrates how to make a rather larger, more elaborate smoke bomb than most of it's competitors while still utilizing mostly common household materials. You will need a goodly amount of PVC p ...more
Playing with magnets can be fun for people of all ages. Making your own magnets can also be a great way to keep yourself and young ones entertained as well. This tutorial will take you through the motion of making an electromagnet using items that are regaularly found within y ...more
If you are into lockpicking but don't have a ton of supplies, check out this video to learn how to lockpick with merely a bobby pin and a pen. With a bit of pressure you should be able to get all of the pins up and open the lock. If you don't get it as fast as the person in th ...more
Forget about the weather channel. Radio and TV seem not able to predict the darn weather anyway. Make Your own barometer within the next few minutes! Become the weatherman of the house! You will need an empty jar, scotch tape, a balloon, a tubber band, scissors, a straw, a rul ...more
This tutorial video will show you how to apply a fake beard using makeup and other househould products. This beard could almost pass for real, except for the fact that it's made of tea.
Check out this how-to video for a very nifty (and very thrifty) Halloween idea.
Make a homemade blowdart gun. Warning: these blowdarts can be extremely dangerous.
The Thread Heads visit ReadyMade magazine and take on one of their projects. The How-to doesn't start until a few minutes in, but it's a good one. Use sprockets and chicken wire to make cool patterns for your clothes. Sweet!
What's the best way to pass the time when you're bored beyond your wits? Make things explode, of course! But let's just say that you don't want your house to catch fire. The next best option that you've got is contained within this here video. Take a look to learn how to cons ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how much damage every day kitchen objects to defend yourself. In this example, we will use a pot, a can, a brush, a pen, and a cell phone. You will use this object to strike a lump of clay. First, a fist impacting this lump does not leave a ...more
Halloween is by far the most fun holiday we have all year. When else can you dress up in crazy costumes, run around the neighborhood and be given candy for it? The key to a great Halloween costume is to make it as scary as possible, and nothing is scarier than bloody flesh wou ...more
Do you have a pencil, a pen and a rubber band? Yes, then lets make a crossbow! First, remove the inner and back piece of a pen which will make it a barrel. Take a pencil and saw off the both ends of the pencil. Now take a tape and attach the pencil with the pen case in a cross ...more
Everyone wants trendy custom looking destroyed jeans and this video teaches us the best, and most practical way to destroy them yourself at home, avoiding the often huge markups stores can apply to these sorts of items. Taking the jeans that you intend to alter, you take a sim ...more
How To Tutorial Supplies Needed: Rubber Gloves- $3-10 Respirator-$20 1 roll of drywall mesh $5 1 small jar of Vaseline (1.75 oz) $1 1 small brush $2 3-4 small buckets for mixing $3-4 Stirring sticks $2 Small box of Plaster of Paris (4.4 lbs) $5 1 pr. of scissors 1 bag water-b ...more
In this homemade craft projects video series, get ideas and tips on how to decorate everyday household items with stickers and stencils. Our expert artist will show you how to liven up your life using a few crafts supplies, some great ideas and a little time. Have fun! Part 1 ...more
In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make an airsoft gun using household items. This video is from www.ITSkateboards.com. This is really very easy and simple to do and takes practically no time. Items needed are a PVC or metal tube, a finger from a rubber glove ...more
Detect metal with a metal detector! In this video tutorial, you will see how to create a metal detector out of just two household items, for under twenty dollars. So, if you're on a treasure hunt, and have no money yet, then make your own metal detector. What You Will Need: ...more
This video is about how to make a screen for a bong from household items. You will need iPod ear buds (they have a good screen on them), wire cutters, and a stem and bowl to put the screen in. You use the wire cutters to cut the plastic around the ear bud screen in order to se ...more
This weapons video tutorial will show you how to make your own specialized toothpick gun out of ordinary household items. You'll need the following materials: A pen, texter, or wind up tool. A small water balloon. Some toothpicks. Pull the back off of your pen and take the ...more