We all know what elephant toothpaste is, but what's the best way to make this massive growing foam? Dr. Lithium from NurdRage has answers. He'll show you the best way to reproduce this chemical reaction to get the best foaming action! This is a classic science class demonstrat ...more
Make an Elephant
Try out this science experiment... a classy chemical demonstration. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a foamy elephant toothpaste chemical reaction. There's a reason why they call this elephants toothpaste. Hydrogen peroxide is decomposed to form oxygen gas and w ...more
Is your best friend's baby shower speedily approaching and your mind out of ideas for a cute and cheap way to decorate the party? Then you've come to the right place. These tiny blue origami elephants would make great pieces of decor as centerpieces on the dining room table an ...more
Elephants are among the smartest mammals in the world (falling behind only us and dolphins), so what better way to decorate your cake than by adding these symbols of longevity and intellect? Mold a fondant elephant into life and onto your plate by watching this two-part video ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper mache baby elephant. To begin, you will need a pattern, which you can find at Ultimate Paper Mache. There is a grid on the pattern that you can use to expand onto a large piece of particle board. This will give you the entire body ...more
Elephant toothpaste is the name given to the catalyzed decomposition reaction of 30% hydrogen peroxide that uses soap to collect the oxgen gas that is produced. It is a favorite of most students at chemistry shows.
C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties. This video tutorial wi ...more
Thanks to Mrs. Betty Crocker anyone can proclaim herself a good baker, thereby confusing the line between actuall good bakers and those who rely on Mrs. Crocker's famous pre-made ingredients mixture. While anyone can bake a delicious set of cupcakes, though, making these cupca ...more
An oshibori is a Japanese wet hand towel. With an oshibori you can make all kinds of things, just like origami. Oshibori Origami is the latest Japanese craze sweeping the nation! Instead of paper, we're making origami from wet Japanese hand towels. Oshibori origami is easier t ...more
Want an easy way to make bath time a little more fun for your children? Learn the art of towel origami and try making this folded towel elephant.
The towel elephant is an amusing way to fold towels for friends and family. With this demonstrational video, you can learn how to make your very own towel elephant.
Nope, not the kind used by this elephant dentist: But THIS kind, the kind a mad scientist concocts: And what better mad scientist to demonstrate than Nurdrage? Another tutorial this week by WonderHowTo's doctor of science (previously, Turn Your Piggy Bank to Gold). Image cre ...more
Making a Elephant Toothpaste Volcano! Dr. Carlson is demonstrating rates of chemical reactions in his video. He takes a solution of 3 % Hydrogen Peroxide and some dish soap and adds Sodium Iodine to the graduated beaker and we get a slow reaction of the two major chemicals. H ...more
A science project/trick video showing how to make an easy version of elephant's toothpaste, with materials that everyone has around the house.
In this video we learn how to make an elephant pop-up card. First, draw a picture of an elephant on a 4x6 card. You can make this anyway that you want and put whatever other characters on it as well! After this, clip a small piece of paper into the shape of an ear. Then, glue ...more
Personification of the Infinite Consciousness. Lord of Hosts. Master of the Universe. These are just three of the hundred-odd titles of the Hindu god Ganesha. Luckily, drawing the Hindu deity Ganesha isn't so complicated. The patron god of art and wisdom, Ganesha is known in ...more
Go to a chain supermarket, and chances are you'll see one type of garlic—maybe two or three if you're lucky. However, there's a mouthwatering slew of Allium sativum out there, far beyond those papery white bulbs most of us encounter at the nearest Stop 'n' Shop. While most re ...more
Finding all of the rare trade objects in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood can be infuriating, what with random item drops and quests to juggle. Watch this video for a guide to farming trade objects by killing bandits along a particular route. From the Creator: Bandits drop a lo ...more
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold an elephant with an ...more
In this dollar bill origami tutorial learn how to make an elephant from a single dollar bill. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is relaxing, s ...more
Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch an African elephant in this video tutorial. Learn how to draw an elephant by following Jan's simple instructions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. Discover the wonders Ja ...more
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more
It's one of the greatest fears among parents and politicians the world over—video game violence spilling out into reality. The shooting at Columbine and the more recent tragedy in Utøya, Norway have touched deep nerves in Western consciousness. And that's why there's a giant p ...more
Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com Those 3 Words We Love to Hear, Day for Night (DFN). What better three words could a director ask to hear? No huge generators, no freezing temperatures, no vampire-style living... what's not to love? Are you perplexed? Well, long ago, ...more
These elephant-shaped towels are so cute and easy to create that you’ll never want to use them for drying. Step 1: Open towel and lay flat Open the bath towel lengthwise and lay it flat on the floor. Roll each side inward, toward the center. Step 2: Fold in half at center Fo ...more
Many of us in the Steampunk community have pets that we love and cherish, myself included, and we want those pets to share our joy of Steampunk. In reality, they couldn't care less, but for some reason we still love to dress them up. Their reactions usually range from bemused ...more
The pumpkin is everyone's favorite cucurbit come Halloween time, and while there are only a few types of Halloween-friendly pumpkins out there, there is definitely no shortage of what you can do with them. You can carve faces into them, perform brain surgery, make them sing, ...more
Garlic is a key ingredient in many delicious meals, and if you've been a fan of our site for even a short while, it's no secret that we love to share tricks and tips to make cooking with garlic even easier than you first assumed. Here are just 10 of the many ways to both prep ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to get zinc, carbon rods and MnO2 from lantern batteries. They show you how to get zinc, carbon electrodes and manganese dioxide from a lantern battery. Zinc is a good metal for battery experiments. Carbon electrodes ar ...more
Big ears are no laughing matter, unless your a ten thousand pound elephant and your name is Dumbo. So, how can you keep your larger than life ears a secret? One answer is surgery, but that's one of the worst ideas ever. The easiest and cheapest way to hide those flaps is by si ...more
This video is a great tutorial on how to play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut's Zach Condon. This song, from the Lon Gisland EP, is a great song for beginner accordion players. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut on the accordion. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play "Elephant G ...more
Fish are delicate, flaky, and can be damn tricky to cook; more often than not, you end up with a hard, dry block of flesh that makes your taste buds sad. And the best ways to cook fish that you know of—c'mon, who doesn't love a fried fish—take way too much effort for you to bo ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates the ukulele strum to Beirut's "Elephant Gun." The strumming pattern is as follows: Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up, Down. When you strum, use your finger as opposed to your thumbnail and pluck just the C and G strings (or in this case C# a ...more
Check out this step-by-step guide on how to create a little elephant! Use sugarpaste mixed with CMC (Tylose/Tylopur) for this elephant. Ready made gumpaste will do the same job!
Learn how to make stick puppets in the classroom -- even if you're not in the classroom. Check out this really fun video for making a pumpkin stick puppet, an elephant stick puppet, or any other stick puppet you want.
Palmiers are one of the world's most-loved pastries. They are a combination of puff pastry and caramelized sugar that creates a deliciously simple and flavorful cookie—especially served warm and right out of the oven! Watch this how to video to learn how to bake palmier cookie ...more
Coffee! It's so amazing that J.S. Bach wrote a comic opera about caffeine addiction. Meanwhile, more than half of Americans 18 years or older start their day with a cup of the hot stuff. Most of us take coffee for granted, but it's a bean that can surprise you. Read on to unde ...more
Learn towel origami and fold an elephant just like the ones on the cruise ships.
WonderHowTo favorite NurdRage once again triggers the inner mad scientist in all of us (well, all of us WonderHowTo-ians at least). Below, watch what happens when steel wool- found in every common household Brillo Pad- is lit on fire. "Normally we do not think of iron as bein ...more
This video will show you how to origami an elephant from a towel. This has long been a standing tradition of cruise ships, and today, you can learn it too. Just be careful, some people might think it's a real origami elephant.
With the new year just around the corner, it's a time we all reminisce about the year that was. In the midst of families fighting over white elephant presents and the financial stress that comes with holiday gifting, you may also be dealing with the stress of hosting parties a ...more
Toys are not only useful for playtime, they can also be wonderful props to photograph. With the right setting, pose and angle, you can bring your subject to life. To participate in this week’s Phone Snap Challenge, photograph a toy of your own and post it to the corkboard by M ...more
Robotics company Festo Bionics has released footage of a robotic manipulator arm modeled after an elephant's trunk. The first video in the gallery below is the concept animation; click on the second video to see the real thing in action. (Love how the grabbers hand off "giant ...more
You will need a snare made of aircraft cable. Snares are relatively inexpensive. Remember that most likely you will only get one catch out of a cable as they kink when an animal is caught. Look for a place to set your snare. In a survival situation you are looking at animals ...more
I always have several sheets of puff pastry in my freezer. It's unlike any other pastry dough: the layers of butter let out steam when the dough bakes (hence, the "puff" in puff pastry). The dough's flakiness perfectly compliments sweet and savory dishes, which makes it a tota ...more
Pop princess Ariana Grande has had quite the year. She released her second consecutive number-one album and is on the cusp of her first headlining tour in the U.S. early next year. Sure, I probably know too much about Ariana Grande, but that's okay because she's sooo cuteeeee ...more
The White Elephant gift exchange is a popular game to play at holiday parties, and there are several variations to the rules. This vidoe gives you a quick description of each, so you can decide which version is the best for your own party.
Impossible, right? Ahh, well science says fire and ice can and do coexist. The Science of this experiment:Dry ice at -109ºF, is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2), not water (H2O). Dry ice is also much colder than a freezer ice cube. To be exact it is almost as cold as Earth's cold ...more
Want to get back at your teacher for setting a ridiculously difficult test? Why waste time? Do it during the exam. There's really no particular order below, just so you know. 10. The Elder Wand As far as this kid's academic prospects go, Skyrim's the limit. BAAAZINNNGG! Ima ...more
This beautiful Bridal Mehandi Design shows Bride Groom faces on opposite hands. Beautifully decorated with elephant face and bajaa and shehnai by intricate work.
Check out this instructional safety video that demonstrates how to build a shelter in the Savannah. Rock walls, leaf roofs, and elephant dung mattresses might not make for the most ideal lodging, but they will protect you from the elements, and that is what really matters in t ...more
This is a video about how to fold an awesome origami elephant by the help of paper only. For this you have to complete the following step (1) Fold half of the paper. (2)Again fold in two outer edges. (3)Fold corner across middle and then fold edge into center(4)Collapse triang ...more
This simple yet odd robot moves like a four-legged, single unit of a centipede, which unfortunately makes me think of the Human Centipede (shudder, don't click on the second video in the gallery below if you're faint of heart... or at work). OK, maybe a stretch. But for whate ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a balloon elephant. This tutorial will teach you a vary simple animal design thats great for beginners. This is another balloon animal that is based off the dog design.
Watch to learn how to twist a balloon elephant. Although it is tricky to make, you will love the result.
Chinese chess is the world’s most popular board game. Chinese chess, also known as xiangqi, has been played throughout East Asia for over 1000 years. The playing pieces have traditionally been identified using Chinese characters, so only those who could read Chinese characters ...more
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper, which has been around since the 1600s. The word origami comes from the two Japanese words ori, meaning "folding," and kami, meaning "paper." Traditionally, one sheet of paper is transformed into a three-dimensional object without ...more
What would David Lynch do? Well, being a deep, deep man, David Lynch would meditate. Elephant Man, Eraserhead, the Straight Story, Blue Velvet, and so on, David Lynch has been writing and directing movies that have alternately scared, confused, and inspired an international au ...more
But elephants don't need toothpaste, do they? Mr. Kent, a Long Island chemistry teacher, is at it again with his after hours experiments. We like to refer to him as Mr. Wizard 2.0. Elephant's toothpaste is what science geeks call this foamy reaction. Chemically it is the dec ...more