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How To : Build hot air balloon out of a garbage bag

This is a simple and easy tutorial, and anybody can build a hot air balloon out of a garbage bag by following the instructions in it. All one needs is a garbage bag, some stiff industrial wire and fire starter bars. The important thing, according to the author, is to judge how ...more

How To : Make a homemade hot air balloon

Think a hot air balloon is something you can only read about in books? Think again. In this six-part science based tutorial, learn how to make your very own hot air balloon using science & the following easy to find materials: plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, thin candle ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

News : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (07/04 - 07/10)

First off—Happy Independence Day! Since it's the 4th of July, let's make this week's roundup short and sweet, so you can all get back to your holiday festivities. Things to Do on WonderHowTo WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with top ...more

How To : Easy DIY Gourmet Chocolate Bars

We've showed you how to make Butterfingers and Kit Kats, as well as custom-shaped chocolates, but have you ever thought about making your own gourmet chocolate bars? It's a fairly simple process, once you understand tempering, and there are endless flavor possibilities when y ...more

How To : Make Perfect Poached Eggs, Every Single Time

Two slices of whole-wheat toast with lots of butter. Two eggs, poached to a firm yet custardy texture. The yolks should absolutely not be hard-cooked and the whites should be tender, not rubbery. That's my idea of the perfect breakfast. A golden, runny-but-not-liquid yolk, cre ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more

How To : Make a hot air balloon

Make your own hot air balloon using only 4 household items, bought from any supermarket for under $10. This balloon will fly for miles.

How To : Make a DIY hot air balloon table centerpiece

Party centerpieces are something of a lost art, but this video will show you how to make a really original one quickly and easily. It looks like a hot air balloon, and requires only a basket, a balloon, some ribbon, and flowers.

How To : Make a hot air balloon shape using a rubberband

In this video tutorial Slipperypiggy5 shows an easy way to make a hot air balloon with a rubber band. Take a rubber band put one end on the thumb and the other on the little finger of left hand. With the right hand's finger (index finger) make a twist in the middle and put it ...more

How To : Make a flying tea bag

This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a flying tea bag. You only need is a cheap tea bag and a match to set it off. The tea bag remains are so light that the hot air produced from the ashes is enough to make them lift into the air. This experiment is slightly dangerous, ...more

How To : Perform a cool water heat conduction experiment

This is a cool science experiment to show what a great heat conductor water is. You'll need some balloons, a candle and some water. Check it out and be amazed! Common sense tells you that it's impossible to boil water in a paper bag, but this classic parlor trick was a favorit ...more

How To : Create a hand bag using a plastic bag

Create a hand bag using a plastic bag with this video tutorial. We really have to do something with these plastic bags, it spoils nature so dramatically. So, first we have to cut the bottom of the bag. Try to leave the maximum of the bag intact. Second, cut off the handles, b ...more

Bird's Eye View Challenge : Countryside Ballooning

I can't win the prize (though I wish I could), so I decided to show off more than just one photo from a recent hot air balloon ride I took. If you're going to submit to the contest, make sure to only submit one photo, to make it fair. Browns: Greens: Clean pool vs. dirty pool:

News : FarmVille McDonald's Promotion

Loading screen When you log in you'll get this popup Click on the icon in your neighbor bar under your farm. It will be at the top, past your highest level neighbor! You'll get this popup Watch the plane fly Get Some bonuses including a McDonald's Hot Air Balloon decorati ...more

News : Wedding Ring Inscribed with Voice Recording

Well, here's a darling idea if there were one. Best not to consider the implications of making a low-fidelity promise of eternal love, of course. But, really, just darling: Working with a jeweller and the vinyl record manufacturer Dubstudios, I created this engagement ring for ...more

News : FarmVille Haiti Promotion

Update! We've now sent 1 billion school supplies! As a reward, Farmville has given us a Haiti Hot Air Balloon! If you can't set this down anywhere, it will go into your gift box. You might even get 2! . Zynga has come up with a few ways that farmers can give back to the p ...more

News : Great Books for The Balloon Artist and Entertainer

Below are a number of balloon artist related books that I have collected over the years. If you do not see a book that you own listed here, please feel free to let me know about it as I would love to add it to my collection. Additionally, I would be more than happy to share in ...more

How To : Roast chiles on the grill

Roasted chiles make a deliciously zippy addition to soups, stews, eggs, enchiladas -- just about anything. They can be roasted outdoors on a grill, over a gas flame or under the broiler. Turn them until the skin is charred and blistered on all sides, making sure not to char th ...more

How To : Make homemade French fries with Tracey Porter

Homemade French fries! They are the best. You will need: russet potatoes, canola oil (good because it can get hot and not smoke}, cooking thermometer, deep fryer or a pan or skillet that will hold 3 to 4 inches of oil, knife, paper bags or paper towels, salt and pepper. You c ...more

How To : Make a folded-paper balloon/water bomb

Learn how to make a ‘Paper Balloon/Water Bomb’ by watching this tutorial. Take a square piece of paper. Fold the paper diagonally to make a triangle. Open the paper to reveal a diagonal crease. Repeat the same with the other end, to make a crease which is perpendicular to the ...more

How To : Stain white paper to look antique

This video demonstrates how to stain a white sheet of paper and make it look antique. You'll need two tea bags (an extra one if the other tears open. Place the paper to be stain on a tissue or newspaper to avoid a mess. Take half a tumbler of hot water and dip a tea bag until ...more

How To : Make an ombre style custom beach bag

In order to make an ombre style custom beach bag, you will need the following: a canvas tote bag, dye, gloves, a paper place, sponge brush, stencils, fabric paint, containers, white vinegar, and water. Fill a container with hot water. Allow the tote to soak in the dye for app ...more

How To : Photograph from the sky with a homemade balloon

In this video, you will find some tips on making an aerial camera to take footage from the sky. To make your own aerial camera, you will need to follow these steps: Buy some metalized nylon from balloon kits.com. Use a hot iron to see the nylon pieces together. Check for any a ...more

How To : Keep your greens fresh for a whole week

Do you often end up with slimy salad greens after just a day or two? Here's how to keep greens fresh and tasty for a week. You Will Need * A salad spinner * Paper towels * A plastic bag or containera plastic bag or container Step 1 Soak the greens briefly in enough cold water ...more

How To : Wash bras and panties

The most used and most washed articles of clothing are undergarments. Underwear, specifically bras and panties, are in desperate need of attention after each and every use. They're not like a pair of jeans, wearing them twice in a row is not a good idea, nor clean. Shabby’s no ...more

How To : Make puppy chow in a giant Ziploc bag

Puppy chow is not for your puppies! It is a sweet, chocolate and crunchy treat made from Chexmix coated in a mixture of peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter. This is a very decadent treat that can be stored in a plastic bag. Step 1: In a medium sized microwaveable bowl, ...more

How To : Inflate Any Ball Without a Pump or Needle

What happens when you find your ball deflated and there's no pump or needle in sight? You could always cancel your plans of kicking around the soccer ball or starting that pickup football game in the park. Better yet, you could be terribly clever and find another way to get ai ...more

How To : Keep Your Sandwiches from Getting Soggy

I'm a firm believer that a sandwich is the ultimate food. It's filling, but not heavy; it has carbs, protein, veggies, and sauces; and it's easily customizable. Add that all up and you've got the absolutely perfect lunch. Yet like most great things in life, there's a “but” th ...more

How To : Frost Your Cake Like a Pro

Cake decorating is one of those activities that used to leave my hands sticky and my spirits dampened. No matter what I seemed to do, the final result always ended up looking like a preschool art project. Thankfully, I've discovered a few tips that make the whole mess a bit m ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

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