How to Cut Foam

How To : Make a basic hotwire cutter for cutting foam

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

How To : Cut an EPP foam UFO Roswell Delta

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

How To : Replace the blade of a utility knife

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. This is an instructional on utility knives that are used to cut foam board and cardboard. The blade replacement is integral to this craft or h ...more

How To : Make a soda can for for your American Girl doll

To make a soda can for an American Girl doll, you will need tiny spools. Cut foam to the circumference of spools and tape the foam tightly around the spools. Fill the inside space of the spool with air dry clay. Then, cover the spool with aluminum foil by wrapping, twisting an ...more

How To : Make a Soda-Box Soda Cooler

For some reason, there's only ever one person in a group of friends that has a cooler. Every time there is a hangout or BBQ, that friend is called and has to lug his expensive, huge plastic cooler around for everyone. Not really fair, is it? What if you want to have a private ...more

How To : Tag your name using LED light throwies

This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never ne ...more

How To : Make a Werewolf costume

Don't wait for a full moon to unleash your inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating the ultimate werewolf mask. You Will Need * Petroleum jelly or lotion * A wig cap * Gauze suitable for plaster work * Plaster * Hot glue * A small sheet of craft foam, cut int ...more

How To : Make glowing LED creature costume eyes

By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more

How To : Make a Cheap iPod Projector and Screen

This article will teach you how to make an iPod video projector for about $6 (depending on what materials you have) that works pretty well. First off, you need to gather your materials. I had everything except the magnifying glass, which I bought for $3. Materials Cardboard ...more

How To : Make a sword out of foam

Poke, jab, and stab your opponent without taking out an eye. You Will Need * 1/2-inch PVC pipe * A hacksaw * Measuring tape * Sandpaper * Gray duct tape * A swim noodle * A razor blade * 100% silicon caulk * A caulk gun * Open cell foam * Electrical tape * Cellophane (optional ...more

How To : Construct your own headboard

Grace Bonney shows us an easy way to create an upholstered headboard for your bed. Using a low-end easy budget, you will be able to create a elegant looking headboard using wood, foam, batting, fabric, scissors, a utility knife, a staple gun, and flush mounts. After cutting ou ...more

How To : Make a Cricut sunflower card

In order to make a Cricut Sunflower card, you will need the following: card stock, Walk in My Garden Cartridge, ribbon, decorative paper, chalk, scissors, 2-sided tape, an ink stamp pad, adhesive, and pop dots. On page 100, in the Walk in My Garden Cartridge, you'll find the ...more

How To : Use a cut throat razor to shave in the bush

A video about bushcraft skills is probably the last place you'd expect to find anything about mens grooming and shaving, but here we are. If you can use a cut throat razor, you can master any blade. This video tutorial will not only show you how to shave, but it will show you ...more

How To : Swim a proper freestyle

New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout from Masters coach Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno. Before sticking a toe in the water, consider this advice: * Swim in a pool that's at least 20 to 25 yards long; those pools can usually be found at high schools and some gyms. A 50-me ...more

How To : Make a Bigfoot costume for film or Halloween

This fun video shows you how to make an inexpensive Bigfoot costume for Halloween. You will need an old pair of shoes, an old wig, a bald cap, brown makeup, crepe hair, old newspaper, a foam head, a few spray paint lids, a bottle of spirit gum, liquid latex, and modeling clay. ...more

How To : Model railroad scenery using extruded foam

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

How To : Cook a rare steak like Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay will show you how to make a really terrific steak with out all the guess work. He will help you take your steak cooking skills from amateur to professional grade steak, or at least help improve your result with some professional tips. Choosing your steak R ...more

How To : Make caramel nut bars

First you make the crust by putting a bowl of flour and a bowl of brown sugar together into a large bowl. Whisk the flour and brown sugar together in the bowl. Next add two sticks of margarine cut up into smaller pieces. Use a pastry cutter and work the butter into the mixture ...more

How To : Make a super cannon arm movie prop/effect

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to make a super cannon arm. The first thing you need is a plastic jug, a switch, a wire, a wooden dowel, spray paint, a tap light, nick nacks, foam lining, and a pin light. The plastic jug will be the casing, cut out a ...more

How To : Get rid of excess beer foam with Urawaza tricks

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

How To : Prevent frozen pipes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to prevent frozen pipes. Steps: 1. Seal air-leaking holes and cracks around home with expanding foam sealant or silicone caulk. 2. Use foam-rubber pipe insulation to protect exposed pipes from cold. 3. Slip foam-rubber insulat ...more

How To : Make a Support Halter Top

To make a support halter top shirt, you will need: Pattern for a basic bodice Draft paper or newspaper Yardstick Pen or pencil Scissors Cotton fabric 2 foam bra cups Matching thread Watch the following video for visual instructions, and make sure to reference the text below. ...more

How To : Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat

This extensive video series is all about making your own simple steam engine and boat, which is known variously as the "putt-putt" or "pop-pop" boat. Science Toy Maker gives the full details on making your own homemade steam engine model boat, which is similar to the one seen ...more

How To : Make Handwriting Fun

Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home. Vary the tools A pencil isn ...more

How To : Use decorative paper napkins to make tile coasters

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. With the help of some 4-inch square ceramic tiles, turning decorative paper napkins into a set of very polished-looking coa ...more

How To : Make a fish man movie or Halloween costume

The video is an episode of Indy Mogul. It opens with a man who tells us the topic of this show is to help people make fake prosthetics for a fish-man costume for Halloween. After an intro showing us that the show is about making homemade special effects and props on a cheap bu ...more

How To : Cook Indian sooji dhokla appetizers

Dhokla is a gujarati snack item traditionally made from rice and daal. Try this super simple, super quick recipe using sooji (suji, semolina or cream of wheat). Watch this how to video and learn to make Instant sooji dhokla, serve with tea and impress your guests with your Ind ...more

How To : Make a book mark out of foam

Take a colored foam and cut it to a bookmark shape. Mostly the bookmarks are tall rectangles. Decorate the foam bookmark using markers. Now design it for looking more beautiful. Use stickers to add additional decoration. Collect stickers from a craft store that offers a large ...more

How To : Reupholster the seat of an old chair

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reupholster the seat of a chair. Begin by taking the seat off the chair and remove the staples on the back of the fabric. Remove the fabric and cushion, leaving you with the wood base. With polstry foam, cut the foam out 1/8" larger ...more

How To : Make your own sock blockers

Learn how to make your own sock blockers with this video. • Trace your sock with extra spacing. • Cut out the template. • Take 3MM foam sheet. • Trace the template onto a foam sheet. • Extend and cut off the traced foam sheet to desired length. • Cut the form with the scissors.

How To : Build a fun foam boffer sword

Watch this video tutorial to see how to build a fun foam boffer sword! These boffer swords for any of your larping needs! You will need: 2½ feat of ½ inch PVC 2½ feet of Pipe insulation that can cover ½ inch piping 2½ feet of Pipe insulation to cover that pipe insulation 1 r ...more

How To : Make a pair of duct tape flip flops

Flip flops are the ultimate summer shoe, they can take you from the beach to the bar without a problem! Everyone has a pair, so why not make yours unique? In this tutorial, learn how to make the coolest pair of flippers on the boardwalk, completely out of duct tape. You Will N ...more

How To : Design flower arrangements & what tools are needed

How to design flower arrangements and what tools are needed: There are a few tools that you will need to make flower arrangements. You will need a pair of cutters for cutting softer stem flowers and a more heavy duty pair of cutters to cut tree branches. A knife is also a goo ...more

How To : Finish upholstering a headboard

Watch Michael show you how to cut the foam for your upholstered headboard. Part 1 of 2 - How to Finish upholstering a headboard. Part 2 of 2 - How to Finish upholstering a headboard.

How To : Mount a fish finder on your kayak

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to mount a fish finder on your kayak. There are many ways of doing this. All the methods work. It’s just a matter of personal choice where you want to mount it. Some boats are designed for a through hole transducer ...more

How To : Make craft foam Christmas ornaments

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

How To : Make your own art journal

By watching this video, you will learn how to create your own art journal. Begin by cutting pieces of heavy weight cardstock 5" by 8". After you have cut all your sheets, fold them in half. If you want a defined crease, you can use a bone folder. Next, poke small holes in the ...more

How To : Make mini Pocky Sticks for your American Girl doll

Kitzykk shows how to craft mini Pocky stick boxes for dolls in this video. She starts with a real Pocky stick box and carefully opens the box on all ends before unfolding it to lie flat. Using a printer and scanner, she scans a picture of the unfolded Pocky box and drags the s ...more

How To : Cut fabric

You’ve finally found the perfect fabric for that new dress – don’t let careless cutting ruin your project. You Will Need * Fabric * Laundry detergent * An iron * An ironing board * Sewing chalk * Pins * A pattern * Scissors * Padding for table (optional) * Foam (optional) * Fe ...more

How To : Make a photo display board

This is a video about how to make the photo display board. You just need foam display board, fabric to cover the board, batting paper, pins, and some ribbons. First you have to cut the fabric about one half inch extra of the board to cover the board. Next you have to cut the r ...more

How To : Turn an old book into a secret hiding place

Turn that dusty old tome into something you will actually use – a sneaky stash for your best stuff. You Will Need * A hardcover book * A paper clip * White craft glue * A foam brush * A spacer * A weight * A straightedge * A heavy-bladed craft knife or box cutter * Felt Step ...more

How To : Make glittered window-style Christmas cards

This artsy crafty video tutorial will show you how to make glittered window-style cards. The "glittered window" technique to card-making is basically just adding glitter to shipping tape. Instructions for a Merry Christmas holiday card: Cut a "Real Red" cardstock to create a ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirring device

In this video, we learn how to build a magnetic stirring device. First you will need: a block of 1 inch thick Styrofoam, a piece of cardboard, 2 magnets, a small electric motor, a piece of non-magnetic metal, a hot glue gun, and a soldering iron. First, draw the shape of your ...more

How To : Use foam to make diorama terrain

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

How To : Make wool mittens

Olivia shows how to make ‘Woolen Mittens’ in this video, by recycling an old sweater! She begins by washing an old sweater in cold water. After washing, she puts the sweater in a dryer at high heat mode, to shrink it. The washed, dried and shrunk sweater is then placed on a ta ...more

How To : Upholster a full occasional chair

This is a demonstration of how to upholster full an occasion chair. First the seat upholster is removed carefully. The new cloth is cut accordingly to the shape. The edges are folded and stitched. The cloth is spread over the seat, tucked under the hand rest stretched to the b ...more

How To : Keep Your Tool Box Organized with Foam Floor Mats

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: .

How To : Make a handmade snowflake wreath ornament

In order to make a snowflake wreath ornament, you will need the following: a snowflake punch, adhesive, foam, rhinestones, card stock, a hole punch, a circle cutter, scraps of paper, and ribbon. Punch out 17 white snowflakes and 17 blue snowflakes for each side of the ornamen ...more

How To : Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book

This two-part video demonstrates the ancient Chinese book binding technique called stab binding. If you do a lot of calligraphy, you can use this technique to put all of your sheets together into a really attractive and traditional book. Make sure you line the pages up correct ...more

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