How to Make Homemade Toys to Play with

How To : Make a homemade spin toy with a button and string

If you've ever found yourself bored and not knowing what to do, this video tutorial might help you out. See how to make a homemade spin toy with a button. Just get out a pair of scissors, a large button, a glue stick, string and a small piece of paper and you can begin buildin ...more

How To : Make a homemade anti gravity toy

Make an antigravity toy with just some magnets, a pyrex bowl, coper wire, a playing card and some aluminium foil. This is really cool! You can even interact with the flying card when the bowl is shut! Put 3 magnets somewhere, making a circle,over them, place a bowl, then wrap ...more

How To : Make a homemade anti-gravity toy (FAKE?)

F for FAKE. This video has been labeled a "Faux-To". Commonly contested as bogus science, we believe this video to be a hoax. What's your opinion? Comment below. Using some magnets and a pyrex bowl you can make an amusing anti-gravity chamber with an aluminum card inside that ...more

How To : Make edible homemade play dough two ways

You'll be the most popular parent in the neighborhood if you start mixing up these edible play dough recipes at home. This video from Mom Spark shows you two great ways to make it. The first recipe calls for peanut butter, so the second one is made especially to avoid allergens.

How To : Make cat toys. Homemade Christmas Gift idea.

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make cat toys for your pets. You will learn how to create a variety of cat toys from household items like balls of paper, tin foil, strings or socks. An excellent idea for a homemade Christmas gift. Part 1 of 15 - How to M ...more

How To : Make a tennis ball dog toy

Your dog doesn't care how much you spend on their toys – they just want to play! Here's how to provide some homemade fun. You Will Need * Tennis balls * A clean sock * Rope * A knife * A jingle bell * A strong needle and thread Step 1 Stuff a tennis ball inside a sweat sock a ...more

How To : Make homemade playdough

Playdough is one of the best types of toys that any kid can play with. Not only is it flexible, but it's also non-toxic. In this video tutorial, you'll find out the recipe for making your own homemade Playdough from scratch. It's easy to do and will save you money. Good luck!

Getting Started : Essential Tools for Making Pizza

You can make homemade pizza with a minimum of tools, or you can buy the entire yuppie menagerie (and let's face it—if you're a foodie, you probably want the toys). Below is a brief rundown of the different options available. Since I'm a relative beginner to the process, I've a ...more

How To : Teach cooperation

Young children are still in the process of learning how to interact with each other. Toys, equipment and activities that require children to work together will help them to play together. Watch and see what you can do to teach kids how to cooperate. Teach cooperation. Click th ...more

How To : Make organic play dough for your kids

Why waste time and money on the store-bought play dough? Save the planet with this easy recipe for homemade organic play dough. Watch this how to video and learn how to mix flour, salt, oil, water and cream of tartar to create your organic play dough.

How To : Make homemade playdough for kids

To make homemade play dough you first need to mix all of you ingredients together in a pan staring with two cups of flour and two cups of warm water. Next you add about one cup of salt, two table spoons of vegetable oil, and one table spoon of cream of tartar. After that you s ...more

How To : Make play dough from scratch

This video demonstrates how to make your own play dough with simple ingredients – flour, salt, cream of tartar, cooking oil, water, and a few drops of food coloring. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until they are a nice smooth consistency. Then put this mixture i ...more

How To : Make felted wool ball

This two part video tutorial demonstrating a variety of wet felting techniques used to make a 100% wool ball, perfect for gentle indoor play, baby toys, or even toys for your pet, cats love them. As well as needle felting embellishments demonstrated in part two. Part 1 of 2 - ...more

How To : Take care of a new kitten and keep them healthy

In this tutorial, we learn how to take care of a new kitten. The first thing to do when you bring home a new kitten is to keep it away from any other animals in your home, to keep all animals safe. Next, you want to take it to the vet to make sure it's healthy and free of dise ...more

How To : Easily make a simple matchstick rocket

Crazy for homemade rockets and other flammable toys? This is your video. In this tutorial, learn a quick and easy way to make a matchstick rocket using a match and foil. These rockets can travel as far at 20 feet, so stand back as your DIY rocket flies!

How To : Make a View Master greeting card

This greeting card tutorial video will give you tips on how to make a greeting card that spins and shows various images in its little window. This is a take on the old view master toys that children used to play with. Your friends and family will definitely think this greeting ...more

How To : Perform popular mime routines

Without light, the Mimeans became very pale, and without possessions they were forced to interact with imaginary objects and play with imaginary toys. In this series Mark Wenzel shows you how to perform popular mime routines. Part 1 of 8 - How to Perform popular mime routines. ...more

How To : Make a very small gun out of Knex

Most homemade toy guns made from construction toys like Legos and Knex are big, cumbersome affairs. For toy weapon enthusiasts looking for something smaller and sleeker, this video will teach you how to make a very small, maybe even the world's smallest, Knex gun. It only uses ...more

How To : Recognize Crowd Control - Part 3

For our final part of recognizing crowd control, we shall look at the mind. It's the most complicated thing in the universe, but also the most easily influenced. What makes us to gullible? What methods to commercials, companies and the media use to influence our position on th ...more

How To : Make deadly homemade bolts

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you are going to learn how to make deadly homemade bolts. Take a pencil and remove the ferrule from the end of the pencil. Make sure to pull it off completely so that you expose the flat end. Then take three pieces of electrical tape and t ...more

How To : Make an Electric Cigar Box Guitar for $25

A large number of the greatest musicians to ever shape the history of sound first learned to play on cheap, dirty, and often times even homemade instruments. There is a very unique atmosphere that comes about when creating music with something made by your own hands—out of wha ...more

How To : Make a toy parachute

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy parachute. The materials required are: lightweight fabric, ruler, scissors, string, 4 hole button and a toy army man. Begin by measuring a 10x10 inch square on the fabric and cut it out. Fold over each of the 4 corners an ...more

How To : Make rabbit toys

There’s nothing a rabbit likes more than toys they can climb inside, shred, and drag around. With a good pair of scissors, you can make a steady supply of bunny-pleasers that won’t cost you a thing. You Will Need: * A rabbit * Heavy-duty scissors * Clean, old towels of any si ...more

How To : Make an AK-47 paper gun

Don't play with guns, kids... unless their homemade paper guns! Check out this three-part video tutorial to learn how to make an AK-47 paper gun. This somewhat realistic replica gun is the perfect hobby for a young gun enthusiast. What better a gun than the AK to start out wit ...more

How To : Teach a dog to fetch

To play fetch effectively, a dog should be retrieving the toy and dropping it at the owner's feet. An easy way of teaching the dog to fetch is by using two toys. Watch this video pet training tutorial and learn how to teach a dog to play fetch.

How To : Make homemade nontoxic putty out of simple ingredients

Putty is fun stuff to play around with, and there are lot of different ways to make it. This video will show you how to make nontoxic putty easily at home with only white glue, water, and Borax. Add some food coloring if you tire of the same old white putty after a while.

How To : Circuit bend a toy piano

How to circuit bend a 80's Radio Shack toy synthesizer. Open up any device and play around with the internal audio devices. Circuit bending is done on mostly old cheap toys. This is a circuit bend demonstration on a toy piano. Get out your soldering iron and rip open toys. Thi ...more

How To : Care For a hookbill bird

Hook-billed birds are the ones in the parrot family—from petite parakeets to massive macaws. Here’s some stuff you should know if there’s going to be a hookbill in the house. You Will Need * A hook-billed bird * A birdcage * Bowls or dishes * Toys * Perches * At least one bir ...more

How To : Easily make homemade playdough for kids

In the video 8-year-old Emma makes the play dough. The ingredients needed for the play dough are flour, water, salt, oil, cream of tartar, and some food coloring to give it the color. She places all the ingredients in a pan and mixes them together with a wire whisk. Then she ...more

How To : Make a green environment spinner game

Check out this video tutorial from the Homemade Game Guru for a new idea in making the clean-up of pollution, emissions and litter more enjoyable for everyone. This video will take environmentalism and make it into a game anyone can make from home. So, see how to make a green ...more

News : Name your price for 5 games

Name your price for 5 indie games!http://www.wolfire.com/humble This event will run for a week and the money raised will go towards two charities. The Humble Indie bundle is a collection of five indie games where you can set your price! Want to buy the whole package (worth $80 ...more

How To : Play Guess How Many

This is a great guessing game you can play at any party. You Will Need * A clear container with lid * Candy * Small toys * Nickels * Pencils * Paper * A small basket or box * Small objects or trinkets (optional) Step 1 Fill a clear container with a known amount of candy. Add ...more

How To : Stop a dog from digging holes in a yard

How to stop a dog from digging holes in a yard First it's important to understand why dogs dig. Dogs are not mad when they dig. They dig for a number of reasons. They might be trying to bury a toy. They also dig because they are hot and they want a cool place to lay down. They ...more

How To : Make homemade playdough easily

Playdough is a fun toy for any age, but it can get expensive, and even though the package says it is non-toxic, how do you know exactly what is in it? If you feel more comfortable with more control over the toys your little one will inevitably put in their mouth, why not make ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Starburst Spinner Thrill Ride

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Pirate Ship Park

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Shark Run Roller Coaster

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Vertical Vengeance Roller Coaster

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

How To : Make a boomerang-like comeback can kids toys

Boomerangs can be dangerous. Oatmeal containers aren't. That's what makes this kids toy the perfect build for school or play. After constructing this "comeback can" toy, you'll have a can or container that you'll roll on the ground or table, and it will always come back to you ...more

How To : Create DIY Filters for Your Cell Phone

In photography, using filters over lenses is a common practice and provides a great way to set the mood or to create an artistic image. The only problem is that they can be quite costly and there currently aren't many available for cell phones specifially. Fortunately, there i ...more

News : Crazy Race

Have each jackass design their own 'Racecar' to race down a steep hill with. Let each homemade car have their own things to help them win. Weapons darts thumb tacks fireworks smoke bombs, etc. Play dirty and see who the winner is. The first one down gets a dollar, and the last ...more

How To : Build cornhole boards

If you want to play some beanbag games try making your own cornhole board. With wood and a few tools you and your friends can enjoy endless fun with your very own homemade cornhole board. Now all you need are some beanbags. Follow these tips and you will toss your bags in no ...more

News : 21 Free Android Apps Your Kids Will Love

Today's smartphones and tablets offer a great way for children to learn through interactive sight, sound, and touch, but they can also provide hours of genuine fun. If you have a spare tablet laying around—or at least a nice, durable case—the only thing you need to get your ch ...more

News : Blow human-sized giant bubbles

These bubbles are incredible. The key to their stable state is in the homemade bubble recipe. This ain't no kid's play anymore. These bubbles are industrial powered, made with surgical lubricants and glycerine. They're virtually unpoppable! Make giant soap bubbles.

How To : DIY Cat Toys You Can Find at Home

Cat toys can be unnecessarily expensive. Using items you already own, you can provide your cat with new and fun ways to play. Look around, you may have dozens of potential cat toys that will occupy your cat for days to come! 1. Hair Ties Cat love hair ties. You can fling the ...more

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