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.
How to Make a Toy That Have Never Been Created
In this tutorial, learn how to create a nail look inspired by everyone's favorite spaceman, Buzz Lightyear! Buzz is fearless and so is this look. Whether you are decorating for a costume, styling your young daughter's fingers, trying to look like the coolest mom in school or a ...more
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 :)
Watch these easy tips on how to make a cool cola can toy. You only need two staples, wire, a band, a AA battery, and a cola can.
Check out this video to make an optical illusion paper toy. Don't be dismayed by the intricacy, just read the text on the bottom of the screen!
To get to the actual tutorial, skip to 2:23. Bethany, oh Bethany. What would we do without you? Bethany's makeup tutorials are completely inspired. She covers everything from cartoon characters to action figures to tv show characters and manages to make totally cute eye makeu ...more
A short tutorial showing how to make a very basic car running simulation using the 3D Studio Max reactor. Enjoy :)
This is a create creation as a toddler toy. My girl loves this toy, she even wanted to take it to bed at night ... Sometimes, some of the most simple toys are some of the most like toys. This toy is cheap and can be completed in 10 minutes at most. Video: . Step 1: Gather the ...more
This slime is toxic-free and can be used as either a kid toy or to make a great prank. This slime can be made in just a few minutes and doesn't require much for materials. Our video explains in detail how to accomplish this project with step-by-step instructions. Video: . If y ...more
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Ela ...more
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 hea ...more
Thankfully for sewing and embroidery beginners, the ladder stitch is one little animal that is completely guileless and straight to the point. Composed of vertical rows of neat horizontal stripes, the ladder stitch creates - you guessed it - a ladder shape. A ladder stitch is ...more
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more
Kids and former kids all grew up dreaming about perfect Christmases filled with snow, toys, and of course, Christmas cookies and treats! Christmas is not Christmas without a sprinkling of holiday goodies like cookies, candies, and pastries. So create your own versin of a wint ...more
We know dolls are supposed to be children's toys, but there's something about them that scares the living daylights out of us. Maybe, just maybe, it's those lifelike eyes that appear almost too real to be fake? That seem to follow us as we move around the room? Okay, maybe we' ...more
In this video, we learn how to create a realistic looking cinema style head shot. First, you will need a cheap toy gun, colored wax, and fake blood to create this. Now, you will need to get some footage of the shooter shooting the gun and flinging fake blood in the persons fak ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to extract serial data from the $80 Mattel Mindflex or Star Wars Force Trainer. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own working EEG/BCI, watch this very-neat hacker's how-to.
We love the guy who invented keyboard shortcuts. Especially now that we're all glued to our computers from sunrise until sunset (and perhaps even after that), being able to tab between pages with the click of a button or two and to open new tabs without having to drag the mous ...more
Easily turn your pics into table top style miniatures with this easy to create effect. This takes panarama photographs from afar and fades certain areas creating a toy scene effect. It's magical. Turn cities into model like images that resemble fantasy more than real life. To ...more
Alison and Lloyd, the hosts of My Home 2.0, have created a Twittering Teddy Bear by performing surgery on an animatronic toy bear, adding a text-to-speech implant allowing the bear to speak real-time Twitter updates.
Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm! Yes, that's right... you can make your very own animated brickfilm, but wait... what exactly is a brickfilm? Brickfilms are animated films using LEGO, Mega Bloks, or other plastic construction building block toys. Most are stop ...more
In order to prepare and decorate a Wildlife Safari Cake, you will need to pre-prepare royal icing and a pre-made cake. Use a large leaf tip to make palm trees. Make the leaves of a palm tree on a round dome. Allow it to dry over night. Use pretzels as the trunk of the tree. A ...more
Why ever would you want to throw a cowboy-themed party for your little cowboy? Two words: John Wayne. The epitome of wild West cool and the exemplar of the "strong and silent" type, John Wayne made the cowboy badass. So give your boy the coolest party in the world by creating ...more
This tutorial shows you how to sew together a plushie toy horse, complete with mane and tail. You'll need to use some fake fur and fleece to create this, and this tutorial shows you precisely how you can work with fake fur to get the effect you want.
Spraycans filled with paint have been the graffiti artist's chosen medium of artistic creation since the street/urban art form began. Graffiti artists utilize spray cans daily to create sociopolitical commentary and to animate their work, so why not give these important tools ...more
Regular hexagons are so blah, so amp up the tried and true geometric shape (and kindergarten building blocks toy) by adding a whole new dimension! Make your hexagons go 3D wih this tutorial on how to create a hexagon twist. It is a technique that is often used in origami tess ...more
Create a miniature hover craft from the fan, polystrene or Styrofoam plate, batteries and double-sided scotch tape. It really works. Powered by two 9 volt batteries you can use paper plates for the body of the hovercraft if need be. This is a cool cat toy or just a household h ...more
Forget Christmas, it's all about Festivus these days. But what is Festivus? When is Festivus? On December 23rd, people around the world are standing up against Christmas and having a "Festivus for the rest of us"— a new holiday created by Frank Costanza on Seinfeld in 1997. ...more
The origami magic ball is a very popular but few tutorials show you how to make one in greater detail than this four part series. This complicated paper design takes a little while to create but is worth it in the end when you have a totally unique, fluffy new toy to play with ...more
There's probably a reason that laser pointers are banned from most schools: They're just to fun to put down! Whether you're using them as a pointer, to distract your classmates, or to very wickedly point them in people's eyes, they are toys that are quite addicting. Make your ...more
Maya is arcane, complex, but incredibly powerful software. It is the industry standard for 3D modeling in games and film. This video for Maya beginners will teach you how to create a model of an airplane as a means of teaching you a lot of the basics of Maya. It is meant to be ...more
The science-fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, once said, "That any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Who would have thought that we could create a wave of air with a piece of cardboard, and fly a folded sheet of telephone book paper on the wave ...more
If you had to answer the following statement, which answer would you choose? Water is: A) Attracted by a magnet B) Repelled by a magnet C) Completely non-magnetic Most would choose "C" - but really, water is slightly repelled by magnets. Watch this science video tutorial fr ...more
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
PopSci has compiled an amazing list of 30 college labs that would tempt anybody to re-enroll. If you know any high school juniors or prospective grad students, pass this along. They just might reconsider their initial choices. 30 courses are pictured below, click through to P ...more
Add a fire-breathing behemoth to your paper-based bestiary. Make an easy, elegant paper dragon toy using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own dragons from folded paper ...more
This is a beginner tutorial on how to create a simple Easy Button. Check out this Photoshop tutorial from Tjdyo on making this iconic toy in PS CS4. Making this involves lots of layers, masks and shading.
Ian uses round magnets, pencil, clay and glass slide to work his magic science experiment. Magentic levitation is said to be a solution for energy costs of trains because it cuts down friction and creates what is mythically regarded as a perpetual energy motor. This is an inte ...more
Check this out! It is a music synthesizer that you can create sounds & music with just your webcam. You can also print out some 'Markers' to create even more unique sound. It is interesting that a gum product is creating music mixing software & Augmented Reality toys... Go to ...more
My name is Noah Hornberger. I'm a former Pixar artist (Wall-E, 2008) and Professor of Animation (DePaul University, Chicago), and I have recently invented a motion-activated musical toy called the Dub Cadet. One Substance TV blogger has called my light-up sphere that transform ...more
Who doesn't love Star Wars? No one, that's who. And if you love Stars Wars, logic would follow that you like lightsabers, so central are they to the tale's mythology. It's part sword, part laser, and makes a sound like a humming motor have multigasms. If I saw one in real life ...more
WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: Create a redstone calculator in Min ...more
Diet coke and mentos butt rocket A member of the jackass crew would get diet coke into their ass the same way you guys did the beer thing with steve-o and then somehow wedge? them in therefore creating a stream a diet coke shooting out of the lucky crew members ass. Warnings ...more
Toy-tini presents their own favorite way to create a chocolate martini, and this simple recipe will be sure to please you. First, you want to fill a 3 piece shaker about 3/4 full with ice, and begin adding the ingredients. Add 1oz of vodka, 1oz creme de cocoa (brown), 1oz Bail ...more
Adam from Chemical Reaction wants to show you a little movie magic. This video tutorial will show you how to create the Matrix stop bullet effect for your homemade film. To recreate the bullet stop effect from the Matrix without a lot of money, this is how you're going to do i ...more
Lori Nix is a photographer whose stunning work depicts curious scenes of danger and disaster: abandoned spaces, architecture in a state of extreme deterioration, natural calamities, and more. But the mysterious places she captures with her 8x10 large format camera aren't actua ...more
This colorful image may look like a miniature set of model cars, foam buildings and painted grass, but it's nothing of the sort. It's a still photo from a time-lapse video that Stu Kennedy shot in his hometown of Lincoln, England. But it's not your ordinary time-lapse. Kennedy ...more
Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf. You Will Need: • Blankets • A smoke and carbon monoxide detector • Batte ...more
Prepare for adventure on the high seas by making your very own pirate costume. You Will Need * A hat with a wide brim * A stapler * Black or brown drawstring pants * An oversized white shirt * Black or brown boots * Costume jewelry * A hoop earring * A stuffed parrot * An eye ...more
From housebreaking to traveling, crate training a puppy or dog can have long-term rewards for both owners and pets. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to crate train a dog. You Will Need * A crate * A screwdriver * A soft towel or blanket * Two dog toys * A half-gallon pet c ...more
Creating a collage is a great way to show you and others the fun times you may have had during a trip, event, or just a random point in life. Making a collage is sweet and simple. Any item can be used, whether it be a rock, picture, card, ticket, toy, etc. So in this tutorial, ...more
Stop throwing out the rolls when the paper towels are gone. There are dozens of good uses for them. You Will Need * Empty paper rolls * Imagination Step 1. Make gift boxes Turn them into gift boxes. Paper rolls are great for holding small items, plus they’ll keep the recip ...more
It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw the anime and manga character Kon from Bleach. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutorials on ...more
Remember how when you were a kid you used to make bedsheet tents and act out Godzilla scenes with your toys, pretending to put on a movie? You can totally do that for a living - though, admittedly, you're going to have to step up your puppets a notch. Check out this tutorial ...more
Electroluminescent substances have become more and more popular lately in all kinds of projects, from toy glasses to EQ t-shirts. They allow you to create incredibly thin circuits that can be silkscreened onto a clear flat substance. Watch this video to learn how to layer circ ...more
In this clip, learn how to create a nail look inspired by Jessie from Toy Story 3. This cute cowgirl provides the perfect basis for a rockin' nail style. Follow along and design this adorable manicure to celebrate the release of Toy Story 3.
In this tutorial, learn how to create a look inspired by the newest installment of Toy Story - part 3! This video will show you how to make an entire manicure to honor those cute characters from Disney's new flick. Follow along and celebrate the premiere in style, or be the mo ...more
In this video, learn how to create camera accessories out of common objects for travel. Sometimes when you fly, you are not able to carry heavy camera equipment like tracks, dollies, tripods, etc. In this video, Jan will show you how to take common things like toys and use the ...more
If you can single crochet stitch, you're most of the way there to amigurumi. Amigurumi is a Japanese style of crochet of making tubes and spheres to create stuffed animals. Watch this video crocheting tutorial and learn how to crochet arms and legs for amigurumi stuffed toys.
By circuit bending low voltage electronic devices, you can transform your old unused toys into musical devices or to create visual manipulations. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to bend an old classic Nintendo. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to circui ...more