Rain hampers many survival situations by making fires both more necessary and more difficult to start. This video will give you some expert advice on how to start a fire in the rain the woods, which has a greater chance of helping you survive than almost any other survival ski ...more
Whether it's forgetting your driver's license or misplacing your cell phone, forgetting things at home can be a pain in the butt. Car keys, wallet, purse, papers, sunglasses—the list can go on. Sometimes I even surprise myself at the important things I forget... Oops. One of ...more
Humidity is your hairstyle's worst nightmare. It can bring a tragic straight end to the curliest of curls and can turn beautifully shiny straight hair into a frizzy, tumbleweed mess. That's why it's important to know how to combat humidity. Check out this video for tips on ho ...more
Nasty weather is bad enough when you drive, but if you ride your bike to school or work, it's really not a pleasant way to start the day. And if getting soaked isn't sufficient, a wet commute means your bike chain is going to be caked with mud and all kinds of other gross stuf ...more
You know how sometimes you'll wake up in the morning gunning for a fabulous hairstyle, then spend an hour curling your strands to perfection only to find that when you step outside it's raining? Rain literally rains on your hair parade because it brings lots of frizz-causing h ...more
Dried fruit makes a great, healthy snack by itself, and it's a nice addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Most people assume you have to have a dehydrator to make it at home, but you don't really need one unless you plan on drying fruit pretty frequently. Your oven does th ...more
Muzei Live Wallpaper is a popular Android app that refreshes your home screen background at set intervals, turning it into blurred pieces of artwork or photography while keeping your icons and widgets in the spotlight. By using third-party extensions, you can even set your ba ...more
Like to make things explode, catch fire, or turn funky colors? Then this is the perfect rainy day experiment for you. Simple and cheap, making sodium acetate, or hot ice, requires only two ingredients you've already got lying around the kitchen: Vinegar and baking soda. Sodiu ...more
This is a great little rainy day project you can make for almost no money, or a fun party trick you can use at the next office Christmas party! You will need two disposable drinking cups (stiff plastic or paper will work best), a fairly thick straw, a sturdy paper clip, a thic ...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
There’s a race on to see who'll be the Instagram of moving pictures. This makes sense, since many of our phones are clogged with video that, so far, no one is going to see. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple app that could take our video content, edit it for us, and t ...more
In this Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial you will learn how to create rain. Chris Georgenes shows you how to create animated rain drops in Flash CS3. He also shows you how to create puddles and put everything together for one cool rainy watery effect in Flash. Create rain in Flash CS3 ...more
Living in Southern California means I don't really have a need to check the weather all that often. But every now and then, I'm caught off guard by a particularly chilly or hot day—no one wants to be the only person walking around with a T-shirt and sandals on a rainy, 50-degr ...more
What a perfect project for a rainy day! Or, of course, a boring summer vacation. And all you need is a paper towel tube, some shiny objects, plastic wrap and tape, so you can make this fun kaleidoscope anywhere. Check out this kid's activities video to learn how to build a su ...more
Though your kids will think this "rainbow" milk looks really cool and will instantly want to consume it, doing so may not be the best idea. That's because in order to create this rainbow milk you'll need to mix in color additives and very non-edible soap. This is a great scie ...more
Watch as Bre Pettis teaches you how to make a hovercraft, bering-less motor, and dirigible all from materials found in your grocery store. This is a good rainy day project to do with your kids, as the most advanced tools needed are a hot glue gun and balloons.
Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more
When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more
A great craft for a rainy day! This project is very simple and only requires some construction paper in various colors (brown, pink, red, orange, purple, yellow and blue), glue, scissors and brown marker. You can add glitter or stickers to the 'frosting' if you want.
Barbecue season: it's the perfect time to play with fire, produce your best burger ever (until next year, that is), and find even more ways to make beer a part of your daily life. However, even a grilling badass occasionally gets stumped by minor BBQ problems. No worries: We'v ...more
This tutorial will walk you through the steps of making stunning raindrop reflection images. Lindsay Adler (of Adler Photo Workshops) will cover equipment and techniques, and give you advice to make the most of your time. You don't need a rainy day, just the right preparation ...more
Winter is already here, and when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he tends to nip on your wallet, too. That's right—between holiday parties, gift-giving, heating bills, and all the required snow and wet-weather gear you need, the winter months can get pretty expensive. So ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
Composting is said to be every gardener’s gold, but making compost and getting it ready could take up to a year. Professional growers have discovered that compost activators can help speed up composting quickly…sometimes to as little as 30 days! 6 Steps to Speed Up Composting ...more
Rickard Bengtsson's artfully paced, super slo-mo puddle and dirt video makes me wish for a rainy day. Shot with the Canon EOS 550D; music by Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Previously, Stunningly Beautiful Slo-mo Surfer. Super Slo-Mo Lightning Looks Like Mother Earth's Fireworks Show. ...more
This is a pretty cool tutorial that shows you how to add realistic water drops to any picture in Photoshop. If it wasn't a rainy day before, it can be now! The audio is a bit low res, but the technique is solid. Make realistic water drops in Photoshop. Click through to watch t ...more
Everyone has a junk drawer in their kitchen. It's like an unspoken rule. The junk drawer is full of all the strange bits of what not that accumulates in your home over time. Everything in there is useful, and you never want to throw any of it away for fear that you might need ...more
February may be the shortest month of the year, but for iOS softModders, there were plenty of apps and tweaks to fill up those days. Whether patching major security holes or just a tweak to make speed dialing more efficient, there was a plethora of great mods for our jailbroke ...more
Bert is here to show us how to create realistic rain in Photoshop, specifically the ripples and splashes you get on a lake or pool when it's raining out, and then a general rainy window.
This tutorial Korean cooking video will teach you to make a spicy beef and vegetable soup known as Yuk Gae Jang. This spicy Korean soup is great for a cold or rainy day, it really warms you up.
Equal parts fun and what-are-you-an-idiot dangerous, paper darts are a perfect way to pass ten or so minutes on a slow, rainy day. Just make sure you have protective eyewear. This video guide will walk you through the entire assembly process.
Rain and snow will ruin your touchscreen device in no time. Want to protect it without spending a fortune on a bulky waterproof case? This video demonstrates a quick-and-easy expedient—a waterproof plastic bag!. For specifics, and to get started making your own plastic bag pho ...more
Hunter boots, also called Wellingtons, are super comfortable almost knee-high boots that are fully waterproof for those rainy fall or snowy winter days. If you happen to have a pair, check out this fashion vid to see what clothes and accessories to pair with these babies. The ...more
Boring Day in the office, too rainy to play outside? This origami is here to save the day! Make your own basketball hoop from simple printer paper. Step 1: Fold Follow the instructions below it takes less than three minutes! Video: . Step 2: Play! just crumple some old news ...more
Here is a rainy day activity for children brought to you by StoryBox Books. Watch this how to video to learn how to do potato painting with your children. Carve different fun shapes into the potato and use your favorite colors to create wonderful works of art. Who said there i ...more
This video is about how to make a paper floating boat by using only a single paper. These boats are really liked by the children in rainy season and they play with them where water gets collected or some kind of lakes or ponds. It can be made by just folding the paper in three ...more
Here's a fun rainy day craft, good for especially young children. Make your own porcupine or hedgehog out of construction paper. You'll need yellow and brown origami paper, one black marker, one popsicle stick, two googly eyes, a stapler, glue and a pair of safety scissors.
A garage door opener has become an almost indispensable part of modern life. It offers an overwhelming number of convenience and safety features that will make you wonder how you lived without one for so long. On a rainy night, the last thing you want to do is climb out of you ...more
Whether it be through a window, a puddle of water, the ground or a car mirror, reflections occur with just the right amount of light and the proper surface. For this week's Phone Snap Reflection Challenge, post your submission to the corkboard by Monday, January 23rd at 11:59 ...more
Give someone his or her own personal ticker tape parade with this easy prank. You Will Need * Store-bought or homemade confetti * Access to your victim’s umbrella Step 1: Get confetti Buy a bunch of confetti from a party store or make your own with construction paper and a ho ...more
If there is a cuter origami snail out there then we haven't seen it. This origami snail, made entirely from paper, looks like the real thing, only more adorable. Check out the video to learn how to crease and fold your way into slow-moving awesomeness. With rainy season come ...more
Skittles is an old European target sport that is very much like bowling. Discover how to make home made skittles with just a tennis ball, glue, empty water bottles, water, paint, and newspaper. Watch this kids activities how to video tutorial to get ideas for a great rainy day ...more
Robots have a long-standing obsession with tandem bikes. The first song ever sung by a computer? "Daisy Bell." If you don't recognize the title, you might nevertheless recognize the song's famous refrain: "But you'd look sweet/Upon the seat/Of a bicyle built for two." That was ...more
Here's a children's umbrella lined with neon green EL wire. It's definitely an easy and fun project for kids to do with their parents, and more importantly, it keeps the little mischiefs safer if they're out and about on rainy days. For even more creative inspiration ideas us ...more
This tutorial will show you how to make an easy snake project out of fabric and rice. This is a fun project for a rainy day or any other time.
Got a seriously large number of business cards stashed in your basement due to ordering several boxes full only to have the company mess up on your phone number? Make use of these otherwise extraneous and superfluous cards by watching this video. Whip out those nameplates and ...more
Scrapbooking is a very fun activity for a rainy day. With this video, you can become acquainted with basic scrap booking technique, as well as learn all you need to get started on the road to being a scrapbook master.
These hot dog cutting projects are the perfect "crafts" to practice on a rainy day. From making spiny hot dog balls to an octopus with funny curled tentacles, these hot dog projects are a delight to make and to eat, since you'll be deep frying them. Once you've honed your hot ...more
Folding paper into shapes is fun. Folding paper into a toy that you an actually use is even better! Making a paper boat is not only a great rainy day activity but works just as well on a beautiful summer's day. Let your imagination float away with this classic paper boat. Yo ...more
Here is a rainy day activity brought to you by Bayard books! Watch this how to video to learn how to use dry pasta, glue, paint and a wooden picture frame to create a beautiful piece of art. You kids are sure to love this fun activity. Use the macaroni picture frames to decora ...more
This is how I made my smartphone camera stand using everyday items laying around in my garage. This is also a great rainy day project for anyone who uses a smartphone for their youtube or social media videos. It cost me almost nothing to build since I already had most of the i ...more
Packaged macaroni and cheese dinners can be a quick, guilty pleasure, but making the real thing can be easy, too. This is the perfect recipe for a rainy day (and great for kids on spring break!) Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cups macaroni nood ...more
Need a way to keep the kids busy on a rainy day? Making a pop-up card is quick, easy, and will entertain them for hours! Watch this video to learn how to make a pop-up card. You Will Need * Imagination * Colored construction paper * A pencil * A ruler * Safety scissors * Mar ...more
Disposable shower caps are great for keeping your hair dry while showering, and they are also perfect for covering your hair during a DIY house painting job. Other than covering your head, you can also use disposable shower caps for covering bowls of food, your bike seat on a ...more
Brighten up a rainy day with a beautiful painted umbrella. You'll stand out from the crowd, even in a downpour, if you follow this video's instructions on making stencils to decorate an umbrella. Heads will turn when you show off your fun design!
Looking for a fun and easy project for the kids that won't leave you with a big mess? This step-by-step video will teach you how to make an origami dog box in as little as five minutes. The video introduces you to an origami expert who walks you through each individual step of ...more
Stop throwing out the rolls when the paper towels are gone. There are dozens of good uses for them. You Will Need * Empty paper rolls * Imagination Step 1. Make gift boxes Turn them into gift boxes. Paper rolls are great for holding small items, plus they’ll keep the recip ...more
The best time to change your wiper blades is a couple months before the rainy season begins. Doing this will help ensure that you have working wiper blades that will be there for you whenever the rain may come. In this tutorial, you'll find out the secret to changing your cars ...more
Send cool designs spinning on warm summer breezes. Learn how to create a spiral spinner from Crayola Color Surge paper and markers with this arts and crafts tutorial. You will need Crayola Color Surge paper and markers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, and paper pl ...more
What happens when you want to have a picnic and it raining or cold outside? How about having an indoor picnic right in your living room or bedroom! In this video series, our expert will show you how you can turn a bad weather day, into a fun and delicious indoor picnic. You wi ...more