Check out this video to see our Fantastic Foamy Fountain in action. The experiment uses Hydrogen peroxide and dry yeast. Hydrogen peroxide is similar to water but it has an extra oxygen atom. This makes it more dangerous and only adults should handle the hydrogen peroxide. Wh ...more
Once upon a time in America, there was coffee and there was decaf. That's it. No capuccinos. No espressos. And certainly no Starbucks. Coffee was just coffee, something that you bought at a gas station or donut shop. If you made it at home, it was either in a metal pot or inst ...more
Watch this instructional model making video to begin building an RC airplane out of EPP foam. You may need to use your own set of instructions to complete this model, but the visual guidelines provide helpful tips for making a smooth, aerodynamic foam airplane.
Want more firepower for your Nerf guns? Here's an instructional video that shows a simple mod to make your foam darts fly! Increase their range by 25%. Watch this video tutorial and improve your game playing, but please, use caution!
If you're a LARP maniac, or just a fan of LSD-themed (Latter-day Saint) games and activities, then you can't miss out on this. Check this video out to learn how to make a foam-padded sword that is easy and inexpensive. This level three boffer sword will take care of your LARPi ...more
Try out this science experiment... a classy chemical demonstration. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a foamy elephant toothpaste chemical reaction. There's a reason why they call this elephants toothpaste. Hydrogen peroxide is decomposed to form oxygen gas and w ...more
When it comes to winter weather, the garage should not be neglected, especially if you have a room directly above it. Neglecting to properly insulate and seal your garage doors will create a constant rush of cold air inside, making the garage really cold, in turn making the fl ...more
Seldom does a woman want to increase her butt and waist size, but for those who work in theater, a big butt may just be a requirement for a role. However, faux butts and hips will generally rob your wallet of quite a steep amount of money, so why not make them yourself? All y ...more
In this video from "Pour by Ian - Amante Coffee Boulder, CO" we see a quick and easy way to make a simple Latte Art heart atop the coffee drink. Unlike some videos that tend to be long (and tend to only show off) this video is direct, easy to follow and fun to try. Impress you ...more
Are your hobbies building model trains? Well, I hope you are building your own model sets the way you want to, but if you're stumped in the model railroading process, check out this nine-part video tutorial to see how to model railroad scenery using extruded foam. If you aren' ...more
This instructional costume making video shows how to create a fur suit mask head base with foam. Just follow these three simple steps for your fur suit mask: make the base of the mask, make and attach the ears to the base, and make and attach the muzzle and jaw. Watch this fur ...more
This four-part video tutorial will show you how to make a basic boffer sword for full contact padded weapons fighting and live action role-playing. This is inexpensive, easy to make, safe to fight with, and they work well for awesome LARPing. Padded weapons built to these spe ...more
Are you in need of some kind of mold or cast for your next feature film, but need to save a few bucks? As an alternative to casting (making a shape from a mold) one can carve foam into a desired shape and then coat the foam with liquid latex. This will not create a perfectly s ...more
You want to limit anything that gets in the way of drinking your beer, so use these tips to get rid of that extra foam. You Will Need * Olive oil or cooking oil * Foamy beer * A spoon WARNING: Don’t drink unless you’re of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and driv ...more
The art of floral arrangement is a fun & valuable skill. Dana Plazyk lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements. Making sure a container is well prepared to hold a floral is the very first important step in floral arranging. Learn how to glue floral foa ...more
In this video the author shows how to make a never ending foam snake. He starts by speaking about how hydrogen peroxide can be fun. He starts with the requirements first which are a dish soap, a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, some dry yeast, and a red fruit color. Now he fills u ...more
Is your power steering binding when you're trying to turn? Or maybe it turns real easy to the right, but extremely hard to turn to the left? Well, that's a classic sign of a power steering rack that has problems. But before you go out and buy an expensive rack and pinion, and ...more
A quick and inexpensive method of making highly detailed miniature landscapes for model railways, diorama's or garden sculptures. This is a vivid scenery design lesson perfect for your train scenes or other mountain scapes.
Hone your java skills: learn how to create shapes and artistic decorations with your latte foam.
Melissa shows us how to get rid of unwanted beer foam using the Japanese Urawaza method of olive oil. This is a great bar trick that makes it easier to down a lager fast. The household ingenuity captured herein really caught fire in the post-war period, when Occupied Japan's ...more
Watch this two part video series on how to make your own puppet. This provides a great visual demonstration which will inspire you to make your own. Learn how to form the different body parts out of foam. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a puppet with foam. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make ...more
This is a quirky little how to video that teaches you how to repair and replace that worn out speaker surround you wanted to toss out or just bought at a garage sale for $1. Get to that yard sale and repair those old worn out speakers and make them worth thousands again!
If you're looking to play a samurai or other Japanese inspired character at your next boffer larp, this tutorial is for you. You're shown how to build a foam katana using duct tape, a razor blade, measuring tape, cloth athletic tape, DAP contact cement, liquid craft latex, fab ...more
Mod your leaf blower by attaching a vacuum hose and use it as a party prop creator. Make a foam party or a confetti cannon to excite your guests. You can also make a sky guy, the creature that gets your attention at every intersection with its crazy blowing arms!
Foam crafts are a easy way for kids to have fun. Learn how to make foam flowers in this free video series about free crafting ideas. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make foam flower crafts for kids. Make foam flower crafts for kids - Part 2 of 25. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more
In this four part video series, Barbara Dewey teaches viewers how to make cloth and foam puppets and ventriloquist figures. Email her for free patterns. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make cloth and foam puppets and ventriloquist figures. Part 2 of 4 - How to Make cloth and foam puppet ...more
This video sequence demonstrates the process of building a rather professional looking skimboard with a foam core and wood spine. All the materials are readily available at home improvement stores. While this build might seem a bit laborious, it's a great way to customize your ...more
Getting bored, or need some sort of car that costs practically nothing? This three-part video tutorial will show you how to create a life-sized foam and clay automobile model. You'll learn how to build an automotive clay model. Why would you want to build an automotive clay mo ...more
In this episode of Mechanical Mashups, Dave will show you how to keep your tools organized by cutting tool shaped spaces out of foam floor mats. Never let a wrench or hammer slip out of place again with this genius way of organizing your garage. Video: .
This tutorial shows you how to make a fun boffer shield out of foam and cardboard. You'll need four pieces of corrugated cardboard cut into 18 inch diameter circles, a craft razor, spray adhesive and paint.
Check out this video to learn how to cut, sew, foam and upholster a new welt and boxed dining chair.
Dissolve styrofoam with acetone using tips from this how-to video. Acetone breaks the structure of polystyrene in its expanded form, styrofoam. The 'foam' bit goes away. In other words, acetone "dissolves" polystyrene.
Build a spear for boffer larping! This video is aimed at Dagorhir, but you can use it for any boffer larp. You'll need foam, duct tape, a sharp bread knife or saw knife, a Sharpie, a Nerf football, cloth tape and fabric to cover it. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a spear out of foa ...more
Watch this instructional model making video for a demonstration on how to use a foam cutter to cut a flying wing delta. The foam UFO Roswell Delta is a durable model. You may need your own set of instructions to complete this model airplane project, but the visual guidelines p ...more
This tutorial is a great guide on how you can make a set of safe, foam-tipped arrows. You'll need to start with some hobby arrows, metal washers, wall anchors, a small NERF football, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, measuring tape and a foam golf ball or blue camping foam. Part 1 ...more
All you need is some 3/4 inch pipe insulation foam, 1 inch pipe insulation foam, rice filler, electrical tape and some blue camping foam. Layer the insulation foam, add some blue camping foam and then tape everything up and apply paint or Plasti-dip as desired.
Watch this instructional model making video to begin making war game terrain out of foam. This video introduces different types of foam and the varying strengths of high density foam. It's also possible to cast plaster molds with foam. Use foam as the basic structure for war g ...more
Need to clean out your brake booster lines? Sea Foam is the product to do it with and this video shows you how.
In this tutorial, Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a fresh flower arrangement and use fresh foam. Fresh floral foam is a great way to create a long lasting flower arrangement. Watch this how to video and you will be able to make a fresh flower arrangement in no time.
Need a new foam boffer sword? Can't get into a LARPing event without it? Well, you better steal one, or make one, but this video will show you how to do the latter. With a slightly humorous touch, this video tutorial will take you step-by-step through making an awesome boffer ...more
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 call ...more
Hobbyists from many different hobbies, from model aircraft to tabletop wargaming, all need to cut foam, and that means a hotwire cutter. If you have the DIY bent that goes along with most of these hobbies anyway, check out this video for a guide to making your own simple hotwi ...more
Funky Foam? This product is for kids and can be found in any arts and crafts store, and it's the key to making homemade stamps in this video crafty project. See how to make your own stamps with funky foam! It's cheeps and oh so simple. You can either create your own designs or ...more
Puff foam adds an outstanding element to your embroidery design, and help you 'stand out' in the crowd. Great for embroidering tote bags, sweatshirts, baby bibs, and much more. This embroidery instructional video will take you through all the necessary steps. Start embroidering!
This guy is serious about home made dart guns. He's got some cool ones on here.
Need to spice up a dish, but don't want your fish sitting a puddle of sauce? With a little help from some lecithin, and a little Lab Coat Cooking, you can make a foam that will stand up to any dish. Learn how to make a pan seared tuna with a wasabi foam. You will need: ahi t ...more
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making Christmas ornaments out of craft foam is easy by cutting out tree or wreath shapes and gluing down holly, bows and mini ornaments, all cut out of foam. Use craft foam to make simple Christmas ornaments with instructions from a ...more
Here is a short tutorial for those of who wanting to build miniature scenery using a structure of layered foam. The adhesive not mentioned in the video is PL 300 foam. However, you can use any type of adhesive as long as its foam friendly. This two part instructional video pro ...more
Trying to act out a fight scene with real weapons can be dangerous, so this foam rubber crowbar is the perfect prop for theatre or film. This Backyard FX segment by Indy Mogul will guide you through making your foam weapon. So grab some rubber latex, foam, and a few other tool ...more
You, too, can make an adorable, bug-eyed foam-rubber puppet. And this free video guide will show you how. For a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make your own puppet from foam rubber, watch this crafty how-to.
Watch this two-part instructional video to begin carving gaming terrain and various art projects out of high density foam. This type of pink foam is called Styrospan. It's easy to carve, inexpensive and can be easily repaired with glue. Part 1 of 2 - How to Begin to carve foam ...more
This video will show you how to insulate an exterior door or window frame using Great Stuff expanding foam insulation. Easy to use, works great for sealing out the elements. Video: .
Self-adhesive foam inside the QuicKutz squeeze will allow for a more crisp cut from the embossing and die-cutting molds. Make sure not to accidentally adhere the foam piece to the paper that is being embellished. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use QuicKutz ...more
Small umbrellas are perfect for martinis and cocktails, but your kids don't have to know that. But this variation of the mini umbrellas aren't the kind you'd like to stick in your drink, but the kind your kids can have tons of fun with. They're cute, easy to make, and a fun af ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use foam to make diorama terrain. Foam will make a realistic diorama because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. You can buy this from hobby shops and even online. To put these together, you will simply use some wood glue. You can ...more
Explore your kid's creativity with crafts! Learn how to make bunny, Batman, pirate, butterfly, and many more masks out of foam in this free crafting video series. Part 1 of 23 - How to Make foam masks for kid's crafts. Make foam masks for kid's crafts - Part 2 of 23. Click thr ...more
Do you know someone that wants an iPad but can't seem to afford one? Well, here's a great way to do an April Fools Day trick on that friend or family member by giving them a fake home-made iPad. Roman Loyola shows you how to make a fake iPad out of foam and paper. The tools yo ...more
See how to tie the Foam Spider Fly for fly fishing.
Mike Lawson also "unmatches" the hatch on the Henry's Fork and elsewhere, but he uses a beetle imitation. A beetle is a good searching pattern when no fish are showing.
Can't quite figure out to do with your old clothes? Upcycle your old tees into a cozy beanbag pillow chair with this crafter's guide from the folks at MAKE. For more information on turning your own t-shirts into pillow cases, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watc ...more