Glow sticks, a popular favor at parties and outdoor events, and a must-have on Halloween, can be traced back to the United States Navy in the mid-1960s. The military desired improved visibility during night operations, and glow sticks, with their small-size portability and lac ...more
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If you're a fan of Thai food, I'm sure you're familiar with sticky rice. There is something so special about its chewy texture and sweet flavor. If you have a desire to make it in your own kitchen but don't have the proper tools such as a traditional bamboo basket or stackable ...more
Do you have free time? Then build your own bridge out of Popsicle sticks. Bre Pettis goes over the basics of building bridges. As a bonus, you get to watch other people stand on their own bridges and break them. Video: .
Make a reusable glow stick, glow-in-the-dark-style! Imagine, you'll never have to buy one of those ChemLite's again, because you can reuse this homemade glow stick over and over again. This video tutorial will show you how to make a permanent, reusable glow stick. The material ...more
Here's a survival technique for making a fire with the most basic of resources—assuming you can find two sticks to rub together! Video: . With a little creative license, let's imagine you're cast away on a deserted island with little hope of rescue. In a situation like this, b ...more
The GoPole, a telescoping extension pole designed specifically for GoPro cameras, allows you to capture unique and up-close 180 degree POV shots of your most awesome adventures. This tool is especially great for extreme sports like skateboarding, skydiving, surfing and snowboa ...more
When we were five years old, there was nothing better to do at recess than to whip out a bag full of popsicle sticks of all sizes, some glue, and then piece together the pieces as if solving a puzzle. We'd make forts, bridges, and even stick people. Relive your tender childho ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. The glowstick reaction is made using a diphenyl oxalate derivative known as bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate or TCPO. Additional ingredients include ethyl acetate as a ...more
No child can resist the art of stick puppets, especially when it's a cute, little, cuddly cat. This paper cat stick puppet is perfect for a afternoon of crafts with the kids. There's hardly anything involved in the making of this little kitten head. The materials needed are: ...more
How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions. WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their ha ...more
Looking to get into flash animation and not sure where to start? With this great video series you'll learn how to create a silly stick man animation that'll get your flash animation skills up and running! Go from the beginning to the end with these simple tutorials showing you ...more
This a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to mix liquid glow stick colors in order to make a white light. The first step is to gather your supplies. To complete this scientific experiment you will need to get a few different glow sticks, preferably red, blue, and ...more
If you prefer glow sticks over candles during a power outage, then this how-to is for you! Although glow sticks are used as temporary light sources, there are other applications for them. Divers use them for night diving, fisherman use them to catch swordfish, and the military ...more
Wired Science teaches you the science behind glow sticks by showing you how you can make your own with chemicals that you can obtain. Video: .
This recipe shows how to make Pinoy cheese sticks. You will need spring roll pastry wrappers, cooking oil, and cheddar cheese. Place a wrapper on a plate and add a rectangular piece of cheese diagonally closer to one end of the wrapper. Fold the ends in, then fold and roll up ...more
If you've got a tiny farm, you're going to need some tiny fences. Don't shell out your whole allowance for a fancy store bought fence set. Instead make your own fences out of popsicle sticks. This video tutorial demonstrates how to create stalls and stables so your miniature f ...more
Looking for a musical instrument that will really make you stand out? Check out this video to learn how to make a Harmoni-kazoo... or should it be called a Kazoomonica? With just tape, rubber bands, card stock, and popsicle sticks, you can make your own musical instrument.
Even though this project seems easy for you, your kids will find it a challenge… a wonderful challenge that will keep them being creative. Their love of animals will keep them wanting more, and this lion stick puppet will give them tons of fun. See how to make the paper lion i ...more
Ever wish you can have your own custom stickers? Well its not that hard and you can find everything you need at many major supplies stores. This video will show you exactly how to make professional vinyl stickers to stick anywhere! This is a step-by-step on how to make lamina ...more
Learn how to make venison pepperoni snack sticks. Pepperoni is a cooked product; jerky sticks are done similarly except that you can use a wetter mix (eases extrusion) and dehydrate in the process.
Ready to move past simple cranes into amazing stick-tail peacocks? In this great tutorial, master origami artist Jewellia7777 offers a step by step guide, color ideas, tips, and helpful advice on folding your own origami peacocks. This video teaches how to take this simple str ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a complete refillable glow stick. You can make this complete and refillable glow stick with a steampunk-style to it. The idea is simple, use compression fittings normally used in plumbing to create a glow stick t ...more
Teaching your children a few homemade crafts is not only fun for you, but fun for them as well. It's a great way to spark their creativity, and animals are the way to their heart! This video will show you how you and your kids can make a simple paper monkey… a monkey stick pup ...more
Did you try to impress your friends with chopsticks but it didn't work out? Then try making cheater chopsticks the next time you go out for sushi. In this how-to video we show you the step by step process of using and making cheater chopsticks with rubberbands. Follow the chea ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a 100 foot glow stick with Dr. Lithium. Just in time for Halloween. Brighter than electroluminescent wire and self-powered. This can be used to decorate, glow stuff up, or create all kinds of awesome effects. Wa ...more
With thousands of beauty companies out there, we can generally find at least one lipstick shade that makes us look more dazzling than New Year's Eve. But sometimes, whether you need to match your lipstick to your dress or just can't seem to find The One, you need a specific co ...more
Awesome 4 point stars made from 12 ice-cream sticks in less than 1 min, very easy to do. This video shows you how.
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.
This is a survival video which shows how to make a fire out of chap stick and cotton balls. This is called the wicks/wax principle. For the wick, cotton balls are used. For the wax, any petroleum based product is good. In this case chap stick is used. Take a big chunk of chap ...more
This video demonstrates how to construct a sling shot out of a soccer ball. You will need an old soccer ball or tire tube, a "Y" shaped stick, and a pair of scissors. Slice the soccer ball open to remove the rubber lining. Next, cut two thin strips of the rubber lining. Cut ou ...more
Celebrate your Jewish heritage this holiday season by creating a Star of David with this easy instructional video. Make a Star of David by following along with this easy instructional video. Materials needed to complete this project include blue paint, a paint brush, ribbon, p ...more
This is a cheap and easy way to make a sticky fly trap that can catch tons of whiteflies. Get a can of Tanglefoot’s Tangle-Trap Sticky Coating. I stored this in the greenhouse which may not have been a great idea, as you can see by the amount of rust there is on the can. Next ...more
A step by step guide on making your own stick figure clip in Flash 8. This video is good for someone who has worked with Flash previously.
Watch this how to video to learn how to make chocolate dipped mini pretzel sticks. Dip pretzels in white or dark chocolate, or add a professional touch to your treats by placing a contrasting color of melted chocolate in a parchment bag with a tight point. Cut a small hole at ...more
Need to know how to hold your pool stick? Well, learn these effective finger positions to elevate your game to a new level. Open bridges are for limited use only! Have you ever seen a professional pool player with an open bridge only?
Often, despite your favorite makeup mecca's rows and rows of endless colors, applicators, and brands, it's hard to find the perfect shade of lipstick—especially one at the price you want. Rather than resorting to what's available in stores, turn to your stovetop and a box of c ...more
Tommy and Al talk workshop safety and make a table saw push stick to ensure all your digits stay intact. Woohoo! Search WonderHowTo for more BobVila.com woodworking, furniture videos. Make a table saw push stick to keep those fingers on. Click through to watch this video on b ...more
Make a simple Spider-Man on a stick. Use a red balloon, a blue balloon, and another color for the stick.
in this tutorial, you will see how to make cool and interesting stick figures in Pivot.
Shelley Lovett with Child Care Land demonstrates how to make your own classroom pointer sticks. You can use pointer sticks as a prompt to help enhance learning in your classroom. You can make the pointers in accordance with holiday seasons. To make a pointer, you will need a 1 ...more
With just sticks, some magnets, and a bit of Sugru, you too can be the proud owner of an awesome set of magnetic construction toys! The idea is very straightforward. Simply bond magnets onto the tips of thin sticks using Sugru, but the results look like a whole lot of fun. Vid ...more
You can make a magic memory stick on your PSP in some very easy steps. So first thing you need to do is download the files. Now extract the dc8 file on your desktop and drag that 500.pbp file on your desktop. Now plug in your PSP in your computer and copy the dc8 folder and go ...more
Want to battle a neon green stick figure? This tutorial will show you how to capture video, edit it and bring it into Adobe ImageReady to make stick figure animations.
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! To make a Christmas ornament from cinnamon sticks, wrap a bundle of them with sparkly star wire, thread ribbon through the wire and tie a bow at the top. Create ornaments from simple materials with instructions from an experienced cr ...more
Taking photos in the dark or in low-light settings can be tricky. Just using your normal flash can make your subject look washed out, but not using it can result in a totally dark photo with no subject at all. This DIY light by professional photographer Simon Ellingsworth of ...more
This video will show you how to make a good walking stick. Having a 'third leg' can sometimes mean the difference between disaster and safety. To make the perfect walking stick, do the following: Find a nice straight stick, strong enough to support your weight. Cut it at a len ...more
Kitchen cabinets have multiple pieces that must fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. A story stick will help keep the measurements accurate when transferring them from the installation site to the layout and fabrication shop. Watch and learn how to build this helpful tool. Make ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make cool stuffed paper sculptures with your kids!
Everyone loves cats, for the most part. It would be more accurate to say that everyone loves kittens. No one can resist the cuteness of brand new baby kitty, especially children, which is why kittens and cats make the perfect craft project for kids. In this video, you'll learn ...more
This video will light up your life. With only a glue stick and 2 LEDs, you can make a reusable glow stick. Make a reusable LED glowstick. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
There are two kinds of people standing in the international section of the grocery store: the kind who love Pocky and the kind who don't yet know that they love Pocky because they've never had it. Don't Miss: Make Kit Kats in Any Flavor, Color, or Size You Want Pocky is a c ...more
Here is a video on making Pastrami flavored snack sticks. Part 1 is mostly the first day's work (preparation) with a little into the second day's set-up and stuffing. Part 2 is the balance of the production (stuffing and cooking with the recipe at the end). Alternate methods o ...more
This video shows you how to make a match stick rocket with match sticks and tin foil. This is a simple bar trick.
If you're craving cheese, try whipping up a batch of these cheddar cheese sticks at home. This easy recipe cooks up in minutes. For this recipe you will need: flour, salt, ground cayenne pepper, baking powder, butter or margarine, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Glow sticks are one of the few things used commonly by ravers and military personnel, but their uses extend far beyond dancing and illuminating. The juice contained in blue glow sticks can be used to make an organic LED (OLED) test board, and this video will show you how to do ...more
Check out this instructional dance video to learn how to create rainbow walls when glowsticking. Glowsticking is the act of dancing with glowsticks. It is the "umbrella term" describing the two categories of glowsticking: freehandling and glowstringing. All you need is a 45 in ...more
Feeling like MacGyver? Create your own cooking spray in a few simple steps. Reach in your cabinet and make your own homemade cooking spray. Here are a few ways to make it at home. Step 1: Fill bottle Fill the spray bottle with olive oil or vegetable oil and use it as a nons ...more
You can create handmade love letters and personal paper gifts by using your very own homemade ink. This video goes in depth on how you can make your own ink at home using an ink stick and ink stone. This is the traditional way that the Chinese make their ink to use in Calligra ...more
You don't need to trek to your favorite trattoria to enjoy these – whip up a batch at home! Learn how to make mozzarella sticks from scratch at home with this Howcast guide. You Will Need * 1 16-ounce block mozzarella cheese * 1 1/2 c olive oil * 2 tbsp two-percent milk * Two ...more
This video series shows you how to make your own incense. Please realize that as fun as it sounds, this is a chemical process and you really need to plan accordingly and use the right safety measures. Other than that, have fun! Part 1 of 16 - How to Make incense sticks. Make i ...more