How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

How To : Paint an eye in acrylic paint

This painting tutorial demonstrates how to make a painting of an eye with acrylic paint. Use a photograph as a reference. Begin with light washes of paint, and slowly lay down more paint mixed with liquid medium or drying retardant. Use small amounts of blending color as a fin ...more

How To : Make a cool YouTube intro in After Effects

You can learn how to use After Effects to make an interesting introduction for your YouTube video by following the steps in this video tutorial. You will need to use a preset called Trapcode Particular 2. 0. Once this trial version is downloaded, go into After Effects and sele ...more

How To : Make a breakable baseball bat movie prop

There are plenty of films out there with baseball bats, but if you want your bat to explode on impact, you'll have to make it yourself. A smashable baseball bat is perfect for any gangster flick or sports movie. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a breakable baseba ...more

How To : Build a Fully-Automated Melon Farm

Firstly, let me say a few quick things: Once built, this is a lazy (one button) way to harvest melons, but this is going to be a complex and lengthy build. This is a skeletal build, so covering things like the wiring is at your own discretion. Some materials can be replaced b ...more

How To : Make a diaper "cake"

No baby shower is complete without a diaper cake, a gift that can also serve as a beautiful centerpiece. Here's how to make yours extra memorable. Step 1: Roll up diapers Begin rolling diapers, two at a time, holding them together in the center with a rubber band. Step 2: En ...more

How To : Building a compost bin out of cinder blocks

blockvideos shows how to build a cinderblock compost bin for recycling needs. The builder will need 20 corner blocks, 36 AB York blocks, 12 AB Dublin blocks, 17 wall caps, 5 fifty pound bags of crushed rock, and and 2 tubes of masonry adhesive. To begin, find a location to bui ...more

How To : Make a papier mâché mask

Learn how to make a papier mâché mask. Make a papier-mache mask for Halloween, a masquerade party, Carnival time, or anytime! You Will Need * An old tablecloth * A work smock * A clean, empty plastic gallon jug, labels removed * Strong scissors * A craft knife * An elastic b ...more

How To : Apply glitter & pigments to nails

Learn how to use glitter and pigments on fingernails! In just four minutes learn how to create a unique style for your nails using just a base nail polish, 3D Silver Glitter and a clear top coat. First you apply a single layer of nail polish, using a color of your choosing. Th ...more

How To : 11 Ways to Reuse Used Computer Paper

If you are like most people, you probably have a lot of used computer paper lying around at your home or in your office. Before you toss them directly into the recycling bin (which you should at least be doing if you're going to be getting rid of them), what are some crafty an ...more

How To : Make Penne Lasagna with Hubert Keller

This penne lasagna dish, prepared and cooked by Chef Hubert Keller, is easy to make the night before and is sure to please everyone with its rich, Italian flavors. Ingredients ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan 8 ounces part-skim ricotta ½ pound part-skim mozzarella, shredded, ½ c ...more

How To : Make tiramisu charlotte

In order to prepare Tiramisu Charlotte, you will need the following ingredients: ladyfingers, 1/2 cup of water, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons coffee, 3 tablespoons Marsala, 200 milliliters cream, 250 grams mascarpone, and 3 eggs separated. Mix together coffee, sugar, mar ...more

How To : Make the dessert tiramisù

Tiramisù is a great Italian dessert that everyone can enjoy. Traditionally, it consists of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur, with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese, but it doesn't always have to be made that way, but it almost always is, just ...more

How To : Make papier-mâché

In elementary school, we all experienced the wonders of papier mâché, that wonderfully malleable mixture of paper and glue (or maybe paper, flour, and water). Once it hardens, it's a homemade work of art. And homemade papier mâché is art on the cheap, allowing your imagination ...more

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