How to Make Simple Crafts

How To : Build a classical acoustic guitar from scratch

If you've always wanted to build your own Classical Acoustic guitar, this video series can get you started! You will watch he starts with some simple blocks of wood and an idea and crafts a great classical guitar! He will also show you his mistakes along the way and his own fi ...more

How To : Make a cheerful origami penguin for beginners

We don't know where the penguin trend started, but for the past couple of years the arctic animal has been getting some serious loving. From "Happy Feet" to Club Penguin, penguins are flopping around everywhere in the public conscoiusness. And who can really blame our fascinat ...more

How To : Craft a Sesame Street Elmo card for kids

Kids make the darndest things, don't they? And whether all they've done is scribble a bunch of modern art-esque lines using five Crayola crayons in one hand at the same time or simply stamped their hands with paint on paper, parents always think their efforts are cute and dese ...more

How To : Fold a beautiful origami cicada

Ana Maria, an art student and origami expert, delicately explains and exhibits how to fold an origami cicada. The only material required is a perfectly square piece of paper, which is also known as origami paper. There are only seven easy steps or folds to create the paper-cra ...more

How To : Make an origami water bomb to soak your friends

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the ancient and honorable craft of origami paper-folding to make a water bomb we can then employ to soak our poor, unsuspecting friends and families. The materials are very simple, just some printer paper and water. But the results can be ...more

How To : Make a t-shirt dress with Threadbanger

Take a look at the first place winner's tutorial on making a dress out of old tees for the Generation-t tee recon contest! Follow along with the steps in this fashion design video and make your very own quick and easy dress. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashi ...more

How To : Make a wrap t-shirt with Threadbanger

Watch this video fashion design lesson to see who took second place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with how-to make a wrap shirt. All you need is two t-shirts and the steps, so follow along and get sewing. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video ...more

How To : Make a no-sew fring halter top

Watch this fashion design lesson to see who took third place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with a how-to for making a no-sew fringe halter top! Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video creators. Search Threadbanger on WonderHowTo for more fashio ...more

How To : Make a denim skirt from jeans

Vicky Taylor from The Crafts Channel teaches us how to transform an old pair of jeans to a trendy denim mini skirt. Get a pair of denim jeans and cut the front side from the end of the zipper downwards to the crotch. Do the same at the back making sure that it is at the same l ...more

How To : Make DIY customized soap

Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns ho ...more

How To : Make a masquerade mask

Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, pa ...more

How To : Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try. It all boils down to thre ...more

How To : Craft a princess tiara with your kids

Spend some time with your little princess this weekend and incorporate a fun arts & crafts project into your weekend activities! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make a simple princess tiara. This activity is perfect for little girls age kindergarden and up. ...more

How To : Craft a pom-pom teddy bear with your kids

Have fun with your kids this weekend and incorporate an arts & crafts project into your weekend activities! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make a teddy bear out of pom poms, perfect for children kindergarden age and up. Get your children's creative juices p ...more

How To : Make simple seashell earrings

Looking for new activities to do with your kids? From Simple Kid's Crafts, a wonderful idea to keep your kid's hands and creative minds occupied this summer! Learn how to make a beautiful and easy-to-make pair of seashell earrings with your children to get them started in the ...more

How To : Make a pom-pom spider with your kids

Keep your kids occupied and having fun with this simple kid craft for children ages kindergarden and up! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to make an adorable pom-pom spider perfect to create for Halloween! Get your kids in the Halloween spirit with help from thi ...more

How To : Make an easy paper plate clock with your kids

Teach your children how to tell time by infusing a fun craft project into your lesson! In this short tutorial hosted by Simple Kid's Crafts, learn how to make an easy paper plate clock for children ages kindergarden and up. Get your kids ahead of the curve through fun and educ ...more

How To : Make a paper origami box

Looking for a fun and useful crafts project? Learn to make the most utile (and simplest) of origami sculptures, the paper box. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a barebones paper box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art o ...more

How To : Make a decorative tin case for mom

Simple Kids Crafts demonstrates how to make a decorative painted tin case for a mom's jewelry. To make the decorative case, you will need one recycled tin case with a lid, paint, and thick and thin paintbrushes. First, use the thin paintbrush to paint green stems of grass on t ...more

How To : Make a flower out of toilet paper tube

Simple Kids Crafts demonstrates how to make a flower out of a toilet paper tube. For this project you will need one toilet paper tube, paint, a paintbrush, glue and scissors. First, paint the toilet paper tube and let it dry. Then cut the toilet paper tubes into rings. Scrunch ...more

How To : Fold a simple heart with wings for Valentine's Day

Show your amor that his love makes your spirits take flight by crafting this beautiful - and amazingly simple - Valentine's Day origami heart. Teeny white wings grow out from the sides to give it that Cupid charm. Today we make a heart that has wings. This is an easy project ...more

How To : Make a simple braided cloth friendship bracelet

Having a good friend in your life is like having a steady rock that you can always lean on when times get tough. A good friend who loves you through thick and thin is hard to find, so honor your friendship by crafting this simple braided cloth friendship bracelet. Check out t ...more

How To : Fold a simple origami Christmas tree

Get into the Christmas spirit this holiday season by crafting! But don't worry - we're not talking about super complex and time-consuming crafts like crochet scarves or those fugly Christmas sweaters your grandma used to knit for you. Check out this video to learn how to fold ...more

How To : Fold simple origami t-shirts from money

Are you sitting in class the last day before holiday break, simply dying over how long each minute is before that last bell rings and you get to head to Big Bear? Pass the time (though obviously do so discretely) by crafting these simple origami t-shirts. Each t-shirt is folde ...more

How To : Make a birdhouse

Making a birdhouse is an art-and-crafts project as old as shop class. This video from Threadbangers demonstrates how to make one quickly and easily at home out of wood at your home with simple tools. It is a rather simple end-product, but that should make it easier for beginners.

How To : Make Christmas place card holders

Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making Christmas place card holders for the table is as simple as tying two sprigs of holly together and placing a card between the berries. Create simple and homemade place card holders with instructions from an experienced craftswo ...more

How To : Make a simple hemp bracelet clasp with a wood bead

Hemp jewelry is crunchy granola chic no matter how you style it. Made of rustic, slightly frayed natural hemp and adorned with natural materials like seashells and wood beads, hemp jewelry is as surfer chic as you can get. If you enjoy making your own hemp bracelets and neckl ...more

How To : Fold a simple origami ivy leaf

Ivy leaves seem to be naturally suited to origami imitations, since they're delicate, angular, and are a lovely kelly green hue. So make Batman's nemisis Poison Ivy proud by learning how to fold this origami ivy leaf, which you can then attach to a vine for a full ivy garland ...more

How To : Make an easy homemade compass for a kids activity

Learn how to make a fun educational craft at home with your children with help from this free tutorial. In this short video, learn how to make a simple compass perfect for children ages kindergarten and up. In just a few simple steps, you'll be teaching your children how to us ...more

How To : Make a simple loop for earrings or any jewelry

This instructional video shows how to do one method of making a simple loop in pins or wire for earrings or any kind of jewelry. The only tool needed is a pair of pliers to bend the wire or pin. Learn how to craft a simple single loop out of any soft metal by watching this vid ...more

How To : Make a get well / sad face card with Stampin' Up!

If you're looking to cheer up someone who is sick with a homemade Get Well Card, follow this video for steps on how to make a Get Well card with Stampin' Up. Crafter Dawn takes us through the steps of how to create this card with the Pick-a-Petal stamp set. Be creative and use ...more

How To : Tie a Bowline knot with one hand

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to tie a Bowline knot with one hand. Doing this is really simple and easy and doesn't take any time at all. Hang a line from any support. Take the lower end, that is the running end in one ...more

How To : Make a simple origami box for beginners

Are you practically handicapped when it comes to crafting or doing anything at all that requires hand-eye coordination? We hear ya. While we aren't the most coordinated ourselves, even we have been able to complete the simple origami project in this video. If you thought you ...more

How To : Knot pearl beads

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to knot pearl beads from Brenda. Pearl knotting is making a simple knot between each pearl on a strand. They not only give a professional look, they also keep the pearls in place and prevent them fro ...more

How To : Origami a paper heart with your kids

Origami is one of the simplest crafts you could teach your children. It's costs nothing, but provides hours of fun and excitement. The thrill of creating something wonderful is enough to keep the kids coming back for more. And the best paper folding project to start with… a he ...more

How To : Potato print homemade and simple designs on fabric

Crafting guru Lotta Jansdotter shows you how to create some artsy, hand-printed accessories in this step-by-step guide. There's no printing tools or skills required! Only some ink and… a potato! It's called potato printer. This professional textile designer demonstrates the p ...more

How To : Do a simple cross stitch design

In this tutorial, Emily Dawe, assistant home and crafts editor for Woman's Weekly, demonstrates a simple cross stitch design. Cross stitching is a fun hobby and really helps fill any empty time you may have. If you are looking to start cross stitching, have a look at this vide ...more

How To : Make hanging votive candle holders

Be a DIY superstar and impress your friends with your newfound craft skills by turning simple votive candle holders into a hanging candle tree. You can do it all with simple home supplies and by following the instructions in this video. Join me for my weekly "how-to" videos s ...more

How To : Make a simple pencil holder

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a simple pencil holder. This is a child's art and crafts activity. The video provides all the materials that are required in order to make the pencil holder. The materials required include: a toilet paper tube, paint, pain ...more

How To : Make a pair of simple drop earrings

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make two pairs of simple earrings. The video provides all the materials required to make the earrings. The materials required include: freshwater pearl disk, 4 mm Swarovski crystal, bally bead accent, 2 mm silver bead, head pin ...more

How To : Make a cool recycled license plate mail box

Laura and Charles are a thrifty couple to have around in this time of recession. Using old license plates, some rivets and lots of love, they will teach you how to make a license plate mailbox. A simple and easy craft project that could be fun for the whole family, imagine the ...more

How To : Make a simple tigertail bracelet

Making jewelry is easy, so if you want to learn, this is the perfect beginning video for you. It teaches you how to make a simple tigertail bracelet. This is a basic tigertail bracelet that's super easy to make. Just make sure you have all of the proper supplies, which you can ...more

How To : Make a paper mache cave

A short informative video showing how to make paper mache. A great arts and crafts project for some simple fun or your child's school science project. Easy to make with just flour, water, salt, and some old newspaper. Apply the mixture to a wire frame or a box like in the vide ...more

How To : Fold an origami box and lid by Dave Brill

The origami version of a box and lid may seem like one of the simplest origami projects out there, but you should consider this origami box and lid the hard mode version of an otherwise beginner origami craft. Rather than use two sheets of paper total - one for the box and the ...more

How To : Fold a simple origami ship for beginners

Have you finally completed the 1,000 cranes project, achieved luck, prosperity, and all that goodness, and are finally ready to move on already from folding the same crane day in and day out? Then consider this project a beautiful release. Simple and perfect for beginners (an ...more

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