Lava lamps are as easy to make as they are fun to look at. Watch this video to learn how to make your own lava lamp at home. You will need: an empty plastic soda bottle (with cap) vegetable or mineral oil food coloring effervescent tablet (like alka-seltzer) sequins and glitt ...more
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Addicted to the soft serve ice cream shakes sold at McDonalds? This how to video tutorial will teach you how to make an exact replica of the McFlurrys you buy at McDonalds in under 5 minutes. Watch and learn how simple it is to mix up. Use Oreo cookies and M&Ms or mix in your ...more
It is a truth universally acknowledged that food molded into fancy shapes somehow seems tastier. That's true even with chocolate, which is inherently delicious. Now, while you can buy chocolate that's been pre-molded into fancy shapes, you can have a lot of fun and save a few ...more
Cheese is one of the most commonly used pieces of food that goes well with almost anything. Sandwiches, pizzas, veggies, and much more! Buying it from the store can be a bit pricey, but making your own is less of a hassle for you and your wallet. So in this tutorial, you'll be ...more
I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love Gatorade. It's probably from all of those times I watched Michael Jordan chug it during basketball games when I was a kid. But I'm not the only one that loves Gatorade—a large percentage of people who work out regularly choose to replenish t ...more
Learn how to make a free, fun, and weird toy for your cat to enjoy. All you really need is a cat!
If you own any bored reptiles and want to zest up their terrarium environment on a budget, this video will teach you how to make a cool waterfall for their terrarium using basic materials. It should take a couple of hours, and the results are very pretty (depending on your pai ...more
Why spend money on a commercial ice pack when you can make one at home in minutes? Whether you're thinking ahead for eventual accidents or aches or you're in the midst of a first aid emergency, the quick and simple ice pack in this how-to video will help ease your pain. All yo ...more
This video pranking tutorial shows how to make a ketchup bomb out of ketchup and aluminum foil. The ketchup bomb will explode on contact with the target and make a sticky, staining, red mess. It's easy to make the ketchup bomb during lunch, saving the practical joke for whenev ...more
This tutorial video will teach you to make your very own mixing medium for makeup from materials you can get at home. You will need Glycerin & Purified Water I suggest that you make this in small batches because the shelf life is only 2 weeks.
I hate wasting money. To be fair: I doubt there are many people out there who relish the idea, but I especially hate it. And I also dislike spending in excess of what I need. This happens all too often, I feel, when it comes to recipes that involve using sausage. Don't Miss: ...more
When you're young, utensils tend to be optional—and eating with your hands is optimal. One of the best examples of finger food for kids that has pervaded today's nostalgia-driven culture is tater tots. Tater tots are one of those snacks (or meals) that pairs well with just ab ...more
Creating awesomely messy slops of DIY slime and curdled fake blood isn't something new—we even have guides on making Dr. Seuss-friendly Oobleck and the radioactive green ooze that created my childhood favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (minus the radioactive part, of course ...more
Delicious hash browns are ridiculously easy to make at home. So skip the diner and save your money—use this salad spinner trick instead to make crispy and seasoned hash browns quickly and with ease. Don't Miss: The Potato Cheat Sheet: When to Use What Kind & Why Remove Excess ...more
This free video science lesson from YouTube's Mindpaint demonstrates a simple technique for creating a tornado within a soda bottle. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this h ...more
Want to make your own electromagnet? It's easier than you'd think. It's so easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete and thorough overview of the entire magnet making process in just over two minutes. For complete instructions and a list of necessary material ...more
Learn how to make an e-mail server on your home computer to host your own web page and webmail service by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. You will need a web server, an e-mail server, and a webmail interface. For the server, the most common program is Wamp ...more
NASA has invented the T-RAD Device, a.k.a. Goo Gun. Astronauts aboard the STS-120 will test the effectiveness of the pre-ceramic polymer in its ability to repair damaged shuttle tiles. To make connections to the mission, in this video tutorial, Dr. Diana teaches you how to mak ...more
Ever wondered how to make slime? Now you can learn! Make slime just like they use on Nickelodeon for Halloween, pranks, or just to play with! So gather up your ingredients and get cookin'! We have used many creepy and gross things in the production of the Creepy Puppet Project ...more
Build a bed so your Minecraft avatar can nap! You know, when you're not playing! This gamer's guide presents a complete, step-by-step overview of the process. For complete instructions, watch the video! Love Minecraft? Search WonderHowTo for more Minecraft hacks, cheats, mods ...more
You would think that ice cream would melt when you throw it in hot oil, right? Well, think again! In this tutorial, Chef Ching teaches us how to deep fry ice cream, in Chinese style, and create an delicious dessert. Today, we are making crispy deep fried ice cream, so let's ge ...more
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
Getting sunburned sucks, and according to the Environmental Working Group's 2012 survey of over 800 sunscreen brands, 75% of them contained potentially harmful ingredients linked to hormone disruption and even cell damage that may lead you to skin cancer. Yikes. Other than be ...more
If you're planning on hosting a holiday party this year, you can't not have mistletoe hanging from a convenient doorway! This tutorial shows you how you can make your own festive sprig mistletoe out of artificial plants and some Christmas ribbon.
Crafting these sugary treats is a snap. Learn how to make your own lollipops at home. You Will Need * Nonstick cooking spray * 2/3 c. water * 2 c. sugar * 1/4 c. cream of tartar * About 40 lollipop sticks * 2 large baking sheets * A medium saucepan * A wooden spoon * A candy ...more
If you're a musician, but can't cover the cost of an expensive recording studio to get your song onto a playable media, then this video is what you need. It will show you how to make your own high-quality home music recording studio on a shoestring budget! If you're trying to ...more
Plexiglass is great for all sorts of projects, but it is notoriously hard to work with at home. If you've got a plexiglass project in mind though and need an easy, cheap way to bend it, watch this video. It will teach you how to make a tool out of part of a blowdryer that will ...more
It's been a minute since Michael Bay released his tragedy of a remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a huge fan of the cartoon and the movies from the '90s, I have made it a point to not watch the latest this franchise has to offer—I'm certainly not in the business of rui ...more
Looking to hit up DragonCon, GenCon, ComicCon, or any other sort of con and want to dress up? Well, if you're going as your favorite Dungeons and Dragons character (there's others, but this one was first to mind) and that character happens to use an axe, there's a cheap way to ...more
Why are people so afraid of risotto? Contrary to what a lot of home cooks seem to believe, it's really not a difficult dish to make yourself. Sure, there's a lot of stirring involved, but it's not nearly the culinary beast it's made out to be. The real deterrent to making home ...more
Gross out your friends, or just have fun playing with some goo! You can make your own slime at home easily. All you need is some corn flour and water. Add food coloring if you really want to make it cool!
Decorating your Christmas tree does not have to be an expensive ordeal. You can easily make personalized, unique ornaments for your tree by using things lying around your home, like toilet paper tubes, paper towels, wine corks, old newspapers, CDs (remember those?), plastic wa ...more
In this video, Lusitano 9514 will show you how to make a homemade rubber band bow and arrow out of common household items. To do it, you will only need a basic plastic coat hanger, a long rubber band, and some kind of a stick (for the "arrow"), all of which are quite inexpensi ...more
Whenever I go to Jamba Juice, I usually gravitate towards either the Matcha Green Tea or Caribbean Passion smoothies. But when I learned about their secret menu a few years ago, I felt like a little kid all over again—especially with flavors like Pink Gummy Bear and Orange Dre ...more
In this home brewing video series, learn how to brew your own India Pale Ale (IPA) beer from home brewing expert Mark Emiley. Mark will teach you a free IPA recipe, and what ingredients and equipment you will need to brew your own beer at home. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make homem ...more
Using breadcrumbs in the kitchen is the perfect way to add crisp and crunch to the usual salad, entrée, or dessert. As chef and media personality Mario Batali once said, "There's almost nothing I wouldn't put homemade breadcrumbs on." Making crumbs themselves is just plain ea ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make home fries, breakfast potatoes or hash browns.
Protecting a home from any hurricane damage can be difficult to do but you can minimize it by applying shutters to windows. Watch this how-to video and get tips for installing hurricane shutters to the exterior of your home. This project is very simple to do and it could preve ...more
The possibility of the Sriracha factory in Irwindale, CA being shut down was one of the biggest food stories of 2013. Huy Fong Foods was almost forced to close the plant due to complaints about the factory's smell, but luckily the brand emerged triumphant. Then, a new state r ...more
Why pay for delivery when you can make your own pizza at home? This way you can make the pizza the way you like it. In this cooking how to video our hosts show you how to make a homemade pizza with store bought dough. Some of the other ingredients you will need for this pizza ...more
In-N-Out Burger uses only quality, fresh ingredients, and that means no frozen, prepackaged, or over-processed anything in sight. Because of this, their food is exceptionally tasty, and one of the first things tourists flock to when they visit the West Coast. With their incre ...more
Forget going out to a sushi restaurant tonight. Instead stay at home and make your own sushi. Watch this how to video and learn how to make sushi with UKTV Food's New British Kitchen. Prepare sushi rice, cut your favorite sushi ingredients and wrap them with nori seaweed wrap.
Did you know that electroluminescent (EL) wire is considered by some to be the currency of Burning Man? If you're thinking of going and want to stock up before (smart) watch this video featuring EL whiz Jeri Ellsworth (smarter) teaching you how to make DIY EL wire. Learn how ...more
Premade whipped creams have too many additives that ruin the flavor and are certainly worse for you than regular whipped cream. This video shows you how to make your own whipped cream using just heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
Chef John tells us that he normally would avoid any in-home deep-frying, but as you’ll see in this clip, these go so fast, and we use such a small amount of oil that it’s actually quite fast and easy. Most grocery stores carry both round and square “wonton wrappers” or, as the ...more
Even if you're not a hipster with your own self-sufficient garden, making your own edibles at home can be pretty cool. And while it's obviously easier to pick up a bottle of 7-Up at the store, there's something undoubtedly fun about making your own. For those addicted to their ...more
French bread was originally a peasant bread and consists mainly of salt, water, sugar, yeast and flour. Why pay for this bread at an overpriced supermarket when you can make it at home? This bakery style bread is easy to prepare and you get the added perk of your home smelling ...more
There's something about the month of October that elicits the drinking of beer, and no— it's not because of Oktoberfest, which is a misnomer, because Oktoberfest traditionally ends on the first weekend in October. The chilled autumn weather and colorful Fall season makes beer ...more
Just imagine, your own indoor ice skating rink... ahhhh. You know, it doesn't have to be a dream, you can build your own makeshift ice skating rink inside your home easily in just five minutes. This video tutorial will teach you just how to create a makeshift ice-skating rink ...more
Funnel cake is traditionally carnival or fair food, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until the next carnival rolls into town to eat this to-die-for dessert. You can actually make delicious funnel cake at home by following the instructions in this video. After making, to ...more
Certain ingredients that a professional chef might work with in a restaurant-style setting may seem bizarre, dangerous, and even downright scary to a home cook, and for good reason. One of these examples is lye. Yes, that's lye, the alkaline base used to make soap, dissolve h ...more
I love brownies. Through the turmoil of my teenage years and the raucous over-eating of my college years to now, brownies have been a constant companion to my highs and (calorie-laden) lows. I've made brownies from scratch, I've used the box mix... hell, I was a baker at a bak ...more
In this clip, learn how to make a trendy gel candle at home that you can give as a gift or use for home decor. This video from Creative Tips will give you a walkthrough of the process so that you can make a beautiful piece of art to share with your friends and family. Create a ...more
Have you ever been curious about how glass beads are made? Or are you interested in getting started in the glass bead business? In this two-part video, see how one bead maker creates beautiful glass beads. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make glass beads at home. Part 2 of 2 - How to Ma ...more
Watch and learn as 5 year old Brianna shows you how she makes play dough. Watch and learn how to make any color play dough you want.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a tea bag fly with a home experiment. Viewers learn how to make a tea bag fly using convection. The materials required for this experiment are: tea bags, matches, tin foil and scissors. Begin by cutting the top of the tea bag a ...more
Need an electric outlet and don't have one? No batteries on hand, either? Well, then you should use the next best thing - potatoes! In this tutorial, learn how to make that old science fair staple - the potato powered calculator! Check it out, it really works! You Will Need: * ...more
Not only do they look elegant, citrus peel can add to the flavor of a beverage. This tutorial shows you how to make your own fancy twists of citrus peel for using as garnishes for your home bar. You'll be surprised at how easy it is! Make your own fancy citrus twists for garni ...more
Everyone's favorite chefs from Show Me The Curry are here to walk you through baking a thick, deep dish pan pizza at home. You will make everything from scratch including the dough. This is no flimsy, crispy New York pizza but a thick, juicy Chicago style dish. If you are serv ...more
If you don't want the large and permission-hungry Facebook app on your phone, the perfect solution is to create an app icon for the Facebook mobile site on your home screen. The website version of Facebook doesn't run background tasks, has no distracting notifications by defau ...more