Make a Spinning Top

How To : Make an origami spinning top, step by step

This is an instructional video that demonstrates how to make an origami spinning top. You need seven square pieces of paper, and she uses 6"x6" sheets. First fold the paper diagonally. Fold the short edges to meet the long edge. Unfold it and use that as a guide for the next f ...more

How To : Origami Manpei Arai's spinning top

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Spinning Top" that Manpei Arai designed. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a spinning top. This is a great origami project that's not just fun to make, but fun to use. Part 1 of 2 - How to Or ...more

How To : Turn a plain thumbtack into a spinning top

This trick will take a bit of practice to get down, and will work best with balanced pins (so make sure yours aren't bent or chipped). With the proper flick of the wrist, you can turn a plain thumbtack into a spinning top.

How To : Build spinning tops with everyday objects

In this tutorial, we learn how to build spinning tops with everyday objects. You will need: round recyclable plastic lids, skewers, hot glue gun, and washers or pennies. First, take your plastic lid and weight it with a penny, then poke a skewer through the middle of it. After ...more

How To : Add top spin to a tennis serve

Check out this instructional tennis video that demonstrates how to add more spin to your serve or how to hit a kick serve. The serve is one of the most important shots in the game of tennis. Learn how to add top spin to a tennis ball in this tennis video lesson. Take action a ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Play dreidel drinking games

Don't know what the dreidel is for? Doesn't matter, turn that spinning Jewish top into a drinking game. It doesn't matter what your beliefs are, but probably best not to play with someone who might find this inexcusably offensive. Watch this how to video to learn how to play a ...more

How To : Bake nut coffee cake

If you love coffee cake then this is the recipe for you! Put a spin on the classic coffee cake recipe by watching this video. Nut Coffee Cake Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 tsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp butter Batter: 1-1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sa ...more

How To : Teach a pet rat to retrieve and drop a ball

This trick is much harder to teach than the ones previously done a video for (spinning and walking on back legs), so apologies that the video is so long but it needs to be. You will need a lot of patience for this and may need to spend many training sessions on each step befor ...more

How To : Pick a Brinks number lock easily and quickly

If you've forgotten your combination, or for some other reason want to get past a Brinks number lock, this tutorial shows you how to do it. All you need is a bobby pin. Slide the bobby pin down towards the lock wheels. Then spin the wheels slowly, from top to bottom. As you sp ...more

How To : Create a healthy and strong hair routine

Even if you were born with luxurious flaxen strands so gorgeous they'd put spun gold to shame, it's still important to maintain a haircare routine that continually moisturizes and cleanses your strands to keep them in tip top shape. Take a gander at this video to learn how to ...more

How To : Bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle

In this video, we learn how to bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle. To do this, you will need: brake fluid and a Phillips screwdriver. To start, remove the bracket around your brake system, then spin the top of your brake reservoir open. When bleeding the brakes, you ...more

How To : Do a Parkour wall spin

The wall spin is similar to a palm spin, but is done on the flat side of a wall rather than the top. The athlete approaches the object, takes off with both feet, places both hands on the wall, and rotates around them. This can be used to get over the likes of rails and walls, ...more

How To : Draw a nerdy guy with glasses, braces and big ears

Portrait drawings are difficult for most artists, but one thing's for sure— drawing nerds is as easy as they come. Nerds are easier to draw because you can stray from the formality of portraits, putting your own spin on it, over-compensating the details, exaggerating the dorky ...more

How To : Tape the butt end of a hockey stick

In this how to video, you will learn how to tape up a hockey stick. You will need hockey tape and a hockey stick to do this. First, take the tape and wrap it around the tip about two times to make sure it is on nice and tightly. Stretch the tape length to about chest length an ...more

How To : Tie dye the spider design like a pro

Tie dying a spider design on a t-shirt starts by folding the t-shirt in half vertically. Between one quarter and one half of the way down the shirt grab a piece of the shirt and spin around the table to create a coil of the shirt. Tie a string around the outside of the coil to ...more

How To : Build a mineral oil cooled computer

Build a mineral oil computer aquarium. It cools the system while giving you something to look at. The setup is quite simple -- with a few cuts to the top brackets on the aquarium, and an acrylic panel cut to provide a flat base for the motherboard to rest on, there isn't much ...more

How To : Mod a PS2 slim

This is a tutorial showing you how to mod a ps2 slim. This will allow you to play backups as well as Guitar Hero 2 customs. If you want to learn how to make your own copy I might put up a video for that. This tutorial also shows the swap trick in action. -I am not responsible ...more

How To : Make lidded boxes

In this tutorial, Simon Leach teaches us how to make lidded boxes. First, grab your pot and dip the top of it into water to get it wet and soft. Now, grab a small amount of clay and set it on your spinning table. After this, get your hands wet and start to craft a lid out of t ...more

How To : Upcycle an old tank into an overall tank top

Got an old tank top that has a beautiful print but whose shape is a little out of fashion? Don't just let it collect dust in your closet or toss it over to Goodwill! Check out this DIY video to learn how to sew together an overall tank top. This overal tank top will add a fre ...more

How To : Make Pizza Without Dough

I was getting kind of sick of ordering delivery pizza (this happens at least 2-3 times a month). It was time to put a spin on gourmet pizza, but I just didn't know what it would be. Without pizza dough or an oven that is capable of creating the perfect pizza crust (I don't hav ...more

How To : Clean and replace the burrs in a coffee grinder

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean and replace the burrs in a coffee grinder. Start out by taking the bean hopper out, you will have to use a screw driver to remove this completely. Then, mark the top burr so you ,know where it was lined up, then spin the top until it com ...more

News : Paintings That Live and Breathe

Washington, D.C. based artist Alexa Meade completely redefines traditional body painting. She paints with acrylic paint directly on human flesh and clothing, making her subjects appear as if they were part of a painting (or a living painting immersed in everyday life). Meade' ...more

How To : Make an Asian coleslaw salad with peanut dressing

Sometimes an ordinary coleslaw just doesn't do it, so that's when you try out different ethnic recipes. And this Asian spin on slaw is sure to be added to your list of favorites, from the dressing to the actual salad mix. Check out the recipe for this delicious Asian coleslaw ...more

How To : Throw a simple small flattened pottery salt holder

This video demonstrates how to throw a simple clay pot: a flattened salt holder. In order to throw this simple clay pottery piece, you will need: clay, a pottery wheel, and water. Begin by placing a small amount of clay on a wheel. While it is spinning moisten the clay. Force ...more

How To : Throw a small jug and handle

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a small jug with a handle using a wheel. Place the clay onto the wheel and start spinning it. Grasp it with your hands as it spins and make a vertical shape. Use your thumbs to make the interior bowl shape. Now, use your hands t ...more

How To : Combine dreadlocks with a loose hair tool

First of all check how far your smaller dread comes down towards your larger one. Then you have to put the tool all the way in and grab the tip of the smaller dread and then pull back here. Use the dread tool which has a point at the tip. Use this to poke inside the dread to m ...more

How To : Kick a ball to get different spins on the ball

In this video, professional soccer player Chris Murray, who play for the Wilmington Hammerheads, shows you how to properly kick a soccer ball. Different kicks provide different types of movement and are performed with different areas of the foot. Kicking a soccer ball with th ...more

How To : Make brown sugar topped baked sweet potatoes

Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings. In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a luscious Brown-Sugar-Topped Baked Sweet Potato to accompany ...more

News : Spin Off

Get on top off a building with a jump off platform (put an inflatable cushion on the bottom of the drop) Have your friends or a type of machine spin you around till you are completely dizzy Once you are dizzy have your friends place you on the jump off platform, and push you ...more

How To : Make a spinner card with Stampin' Up!

To make a Spinner Card you need some essential tools like, Paper Cutter, Scissors, Stamps, 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 Pennies, a Stamping Dimensional and any embellishments. Have the card stocks one for the card part and the other for the front of the card. In the first step, take t ...more

How To : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : Know what the referee is signaling in football

Step 1: Score! Watch for the referee signaling a touchdown, field goal, extra point, or successful try by raising their arms straight up over their head. Raising their hands above their head with palms together signals a safety. Step 2: Spot penalties Officials signal a perso ...more

How To : Make gourmet bacon mushroom swiss burgers

In this how-to video the chef puts a gourmet spin on the bacon-mushroom burger. Start by grilling the portobello mushrooms and then wrapping the ground beef around it. Top it off with some smoked grilled cheese and pancetta. Dress up your mushroom burger with some romaine lett ...more

How To : Do the double windmill poi spin

The double windmill uses the same technique as the weave except it is being applied on a different plane. Where the forward weave uses an alternation of raising the lower hand back and on top, the double windmill alternates from front to back. This video will show you how to d ...more

How To : Make Shrimp Tempura Sliders

This is a refreshing spring update on your classic hamburger slider. Instead of using a ground beef patty, I am using shrimp tempura. This recipe calls for fresh truffles, but fresh truffles are hard to come by so feel free to use truffle oil (it is much more affordable and wh ...more

How To : Replace a KitchenAid blender coupling

Now that the holiday season is right at our doorstep, you'll probably be doing a lot of blending, cutting, brining, and baking over the next two months. Which means it's more important than ever that all your kitchen utensils are in tip top shape. If you check your blender an ...more

How To : Make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia

In this video, we learn how to make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia. You will need: a bicycle wheel, a lighter, and a couple of strings attached to the top of a deck. Now, take the bicycle wheel and hang it on the strings on both sides of the wheel. When you turn ...more

How To : Put a spin on your ball in World Golf Tour

In this tutorial, we learn how to put a spin on your ball in World Golf Tour. This will help control the roll of the ball when it hits the surface. Putting backspin on the ball decreases flight distance of shot and reduces roll. To put backspin on the ball, move the green dot ...more

How To : Fold a ring out of a one dollar bill

In this video, we learn how to fold a ring out of a one dollar bill. First, fold the white edges in at the top and the bottom. Next, fold it in half and then spin it around 180 degrees. Next, fold it in half again, then take the white edge on the right side and fold it down un ...more

How To : Install a cog cluster/casette on a wheel

In this video, we learn how to install a cog cluster/cassette on a wheel. Find the wider gap and wider spine and line them up. Then, slide the cassette down onto these. After this, you will have to install all of the clusters onto the top of it. If you need to, install spacers ...more

How To : Determine if an egg is hard boiled

This video tutorial is in the Food category where you will learn how to determine if an egg is hard boiled. This is really simple and very easy to learn and do. And it takes no time at all to find out a hard boiled egg from a raw egg. All that you got to do is take a hard boil ...more

How To : Do a parkour palm spin

In this video, we learn how to do a parkour palm spin. Start off running and when you reach the table, place your left hand under and your right hand on top. Push your hands down and twist your body when you run to the table. To practice, jump on the table pushing down with yo ...more

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