It's another Monday, which means it's once again time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Additionally, I thought we'd take a look at the process of stellation and make some stellated polyhedra out of paper.Rachel Mansur of ...more
How to Make Coats
To apply this particular Mad Hatter inspired makeup you need to start first by applying a lime green color from the mayron pallet to your lid. Then you just take the brush and feather out the edge you created. Taking sun yellow color from ben nuys, apply it to the inner third ...more
I know I'm in the majority when I say that grilled cheese sandwiches are one of life's simplest and best pleasures: gooey, rich, melted cheese, sandwiched between two perfectly-buttered pieces of toast... perfection. Don't Miss: How to Make Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches ...more
We've all been there. You wake up early, hungry for breakfast, but not just any breakfast will do. You want bacon and eggs. So, you blindly stumble into your kitchen, underwear-clad, and begin fumbling about with pots and pans. After a few minutes, you fill your pan with delic ...more
Recession? What? We have money to burn. But don't worry. KentChemistry has a strategy to keep it in your pocket-- fireproof it! One of our favorite science teachers, Kent, gives us the secret to keep flaming dollars in pristine condition: isopropyl alcohol and water! It's qu ...more
Mr. G teaches you how to balance a penny on a bent hanger and then spin the hanger with the penny still balanced around your index finger.
I held the orange packet in my hands and presented it to my friend, Seth, as though it were a plastic-wrapped jewel—rather than three ounces of dehydrated noodles. "From this," I said, "We shall create a feast fit for kings." He looked softly into my eyes. The sadness was un ...more
Before painting your vehicle, you'll want to sand down the primer coat. This automotive video will show you how to block-sand the primer to prepare you for the actual paint job. It's actually a pretty simple step in auto painting. In this video we are demonstrating how to blo ...more
Crumb coating, also known as dirty icing, a cake, does not, as its name suggests, mean adding crumbs to the outer coating of a cake. Instead, crumb coating is the step that most pastry chefs take to make sure that all the loose crumbs on a cake are trapped in an initial coat o ...more
Painting the console case of your XBox 360, or any other console for that matter, is a great way to customize you favorite toy. This video will show you how to paint a XBox 360 properly with spraypaint, including sanding, priming, and painting. Off-white is so boring, give you ...more
You're in your car. You've got a bag of piping-hot French fries with you. You want those fries in your mouth ASAP, but you also want to dip them in ketchup. So what do you do? If you're like most human beings, you squirt the ketchup onto a napkin or in a corner of your burger ...more
In order to mud and tape the corners with new drywall you, you will need spackle, a sturdy ladder, and a putty knife. Scoop out a dollop of spackle (i.e. mud) with your putty knife. Place your putty knife where the ceiling and the wall meat. Spread the putty evenly, as you ext ...more
This magic trick is really not so much a feat of illusion as a dizzying demonstration of physics. This video will show you how to do this easy trick with only a humble coin and coat hanger as props that will dazzle your audience for about 20 seconds with practice.
Watch this instructional cosmetics video to apply eye shadows for an Arabic inspired look. Use a painterly paint pot for a base eye shadow. The M.A.C 217 brush can give even coats for this multilayered effect. Place a piece of Scotch tape on your face to create a straight line.
This video illustrate us how to tape and butt joint on drywall.Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take a wet tapering knife,tape,mud and cement to coat. Step 2: Now fill the joint area with mud and using the wet tapering knife level it. Step 3: Apply tape on ...more
Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids. First, start with a puzzle design phase, sketching, then painting most designs. Then, to make multiple wooden jigsaw puzzles, go ...more
While the heyday of the Slinky may have been a few decades ago, I still think it's one of the coolest toys to ever go to market. Not to mention it probably has the best commercial ever created. Video: . If you still have an old Slinky lying around, you can make this pretty coo ...more
How ever this is not actually "Ceramic coating" like a professional shop would be able to perform and isnt as durable and as effective, this is a cheap alternative that you can do at home and still gain some benefits from, I.E rust prevention, lower engine bay temps, and looks ...more
Begin by painting your full nails orange. Any orange will work for this design; just keep in mind that more than one coat of nail polish may be needed to get a bold and opaque shade. I did two coats of orange to get the coverage shown in the photograph. Using a liner brush li ...more
Here's a way to make your drywall project perfect. Mix up some thin joint compound, using more water than normally required for spackling holes in the wall. You can roll the putty onto the wall with a think rolling brush. After the joint compound dries, it only requires a ligh ...more
These three videos will show you how to build a rustic, distressed kitchen table. I'll be walking you through the process of selecting some recycled timber from a junk pile, and with a little care and some simple joinery techniques, transform that waste timber into a distresse ...more
Two ladies are discussing how to prepare to decoupage a wooden bangle bracelet. They are using a broad wooden bangle crafted from birch wood that can be purchased at a local craft store and printed tissue paper, for example, one in an animal print. This is part one of a three ...more
How to make a wooden bench from reclaimed wood. Recycled wood projects, whether it's from pallet wood or old fence palings, the end result can be fantastic! In this video l am using reclaimed hardwood fence palings to build a rustic wooden bench seat. Rustic wood furniture has ...more
Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original ...more
This is a free pattern showing you how to crochet beautiful Paton flowers for use as an applique. Add to skirts, coats, shoes or anything else that needs a little extra floral decoration. You're shown how to create both large and small flowers.
It's not always an easy task to paint used furniture, especially when you're dealing with Formica, which is a hard durable plastic laminate used on countertops, cupboards and some furniture pieces. This video will show you the steps required to start painting a Formica surface ...more
Chowhound fayehess, also known as Faye Delicious of Blip.tv, puts the finishing touch on a fried egg. If you don't like that slimy jelly stuff on the white of a fried egg, watch this video to learn how to get rid of it without flipping the egg. Helpful tip on frying eggs.
Blacksmith Sage Werbock —also known as the Great Nippulini, "pierced weight lifting extraordinaire"—welded together this Star Wars Imperial Walker sculpture with a bunch of old computer parts and scrap metal. Currently listed on Etsy for $450, the AT-AT is artfully assembled a ...more
In this video, we learn how to install a pebble tile wall with Lowe's. First, you will need to measure out your walls to figure out how much of the tile you need. Now, lay down a drop cloth on the floor so you don't get the floor messy. Next, turn the power off and remove the ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a water drop effect on your RC cars. This is very easy to do but very easy to mess up as well. Make sure you are careful while you are doing this so results come out well. First, grab your color change paint and spray a coat of it on the ...more
Magnetic ink is generally used by the banking industry to allow computers to read information off of a check, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with it. The guys over at openMaterials have figured out a great recipe for a DIY magnetic ink that you can use for an in ...more
Andrew explains all the details of hanging a coat rack. He teaches you how to hang a coat rack on a brick wall. This video shows you an easy 5 step process and can be useful if you're hanging other things on brick Hang a coat rack on a brick wall. Click through to watch this v ...more
There are few sartorial dilemmas so frustrating as a stuck coat zipper. This guide, however, will sort both you and your problem out: it presents a method for unsticking even the trickiest of stuck zippers. For a complete overview of how to unstick your zippers, watch this fre ...more
This tutorial teaches you how to do the same nail design as Ke$ha from her video "Tik Tok" had her nails done. First you apply a base polish to protect your nails. Apply a gold polish all over the nail, about three solid coats and then let them dry. Paint on a rich wine color ...more
This is a quick tutorial on how to get that automotive finish for your projects. Learn how to buff out the clear coat with this airbrush technique.
This video shows the viewer how to paint their nails to give them a blood stained look for Halloween. This is done by first putting a small amount of dark red nail varnish onto a sheet of paper. Then apply this in many coats to the nail using a foundation brush to give a layer ...more
Repairing blisters in a gel coat for a boat is covered in this video series. Part 1 of 2 - How to Repair blisters on a gel coat for a boat. Part 2 of 2 - How to Repair blisters on a gel coat for a boat.
You will need: rubber glove, paper towels, liquid latex, paint, and newspaper. First, fill the glove with newspaper, then secure the fingers with electrical tape to make only 3 fingers. Then, mix up the liquid latex with black paint and apply it to the fingers. Then, place the ...more
In this video, we learn how to paint a black and white French design for short nails. First, paint a diagonal stripe down the nails with white nail polish. You may need to apply two coats of white polish to get a strong color on the nail. Let this dry, then grab a very fine br ...more
Watch this five part instructional video series to experiment with base coats on your Warhammer miniatures. Using thin coats of paint and small brushes, leave a wider margin for experimentation and highlight coats. The rich and impressive detailing on Warhammer figurines comes ...more
Before you start rolling out fondant to assemble a fantastical, impressive swan and before you even slather on that top coat of icing, you have to know how to assemble your cake and insert icing between layers of cake. Check out this video to see how to split, fill, and add a ...more
Before you figure out how to strip the paint on your car to bare metal, you should should first ask the question, should I strip all of the paint off. Depending on the type of job you're doing, it may actually be better not to strip all of the paint off. This was a question I ...more
Karen Gillan must have had an absolute blast chewing the scenery as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, seeing as how Nebula is a ball of pure, seething fury pretty much 24/7. Combine that larger-than-life personality with her iconic blue and silver cyborg look, and you ...more
In this video Donnie Smith shows you how to apply primer surfacer. In addition to the visual instructions on the video, you can follow along with the instructions below from Donnie himself. After watching this video, you'll be an expert on primer surfacing! The repair has alr ...more
Watch this instructional video on how to coat butt joints with joint compound. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of spackle. Rock the putty knife back and forth to coat a butt joint with jo ...more
An asphalt driveway looks good when new but over time, wear and tear will show. This video by Lowes.com shows you how to clean, repair and reseal your driveway to maintain it and make it last. Before starting the job, check the weather for a few dry days. Tools and materials n ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a Japanese paper coat. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper coat. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origa ...more
Watch this instructional video to paint realistic finishes on miniatures for dioramas, architectural models, and game terrain. This model maker begins with an introduction to washes and dry brushing. When working towards a tarnished or deep finish on your miniatures, you must ...more
This instructional video demonstrates how to add shading to your Warhammer miniatures. With a small paintbrush, add thin washes of shading over the basic fill coats. In this video, the painter adds passes of paint on top of the manufacturer's Scab Red. Media extenders can keep ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates how to mix a base coat for plastering. When mixing up a batch of base coat, use a bit of vegetable oil in the plaster gauge/mixing pot to help keep it clean.
Watch this instructional video on how to coat detail work around boxes and pipes with joint compound. Spackling drywall is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of spackle. Learn how to lay dow thin coats o ...more
This video segment will show you how to do a simple non-structural gel coat repair. Part 1 of 2 - How to Repair gel coat. Part 2 of 2 - How to Repair gel coat.
Whether you've just bought a brand new shiny surfboard, or your current wax job is a grimy, slick mess, here's how to get that perfect grip so you don't slip off. You Will Need * A surfboard * A wax scraper * A wax comb * One bar of base coat wax * One bar of top coat wax * A ...more
Having trouble with eye makeup for glasses? Do you wear glasses and want a fresh look that doesn't make you look like a librarian? This tutorial will show you a fun way to enhance your eyes with makeup to wear with glasses. Stay tuned for my smokey eyes for glasses tutorial. ...more
In this brief instructional video, you'll watch as a nail expert shows you one of her best custom designs finished by using foil wrapping paper. This is great for people looking for something new and trendy that will add a little bit of pop to their already polished look. Be s ...more
In order to do a nail art design with purple, glitter, white stars, and dots, you will need the following: 2 tones of purple nail polish, white polish, nail dotting tool, rhinestones, nail art polish, clear nail polish, and glitter nail polish. Apply the lighter color first. ...more
Taping drywall is almost an art form. It takes practice and a lot of patience. A good taper can hide any mistakes that were made in hanging the drywall. To finish drywall, you must tack into place corner bead to all corners. Then, apply joint compound to all seams, nail and sc ...more
You can buy a porcelain patch kit to fix chips in your porcelain sink. You used to have to take two steps to repair it starting with a filler followed by a glaze to make it shiny. The video teaches how to use patch kits that you paint on like nail polish. To apply the patch yo ...more
Love4Nails demonstrates a nail design consisting of black and white swirls and dots on a red background. She has already applied a base coat and two coats of red polish. The first step in making the design is the white swirl on the tip. Using the pointed end of a nail dotter, ...more
Repairing gel coat is covered in this series. Part 1 of 2 - How to Repair gel coat. Part 2 of 2 - How to Repair gel coat.