Unless you're a high-schooler building a nuclear fusion reactor, the hardest part of a science investigatory project often is coming up with a good idea. You want it to be cool yet feasible, novel but still useful. That's why Ai-ni Bautista's science project on making liquid ...more
Watch this instructional video to get a bubble solution recipe that will yield impossibly giant soap bubbles. Make sure you use a clean bucket and a paint impeller to stir it.
These dog days of summer are the perfect window of time to make giant homemade soap bubbles outdoors. A giant bubble wand can be easily assembled with some butcher's string and two bamboo poles, both easily available at your local hardware store. Making the magical bubble sol ...more
How often do you fight with your shower doors? Maybe not literally (although my elbow has smacked the hard glass many times), but when it's time to clean the bathroom, getting a few weeks' worth of soap scum and grime off the shiny, clear surface becomes an insurmountable task ...more
This is a great video about how to unclog your toilet without a plunger. The author of this video explains which ways she tried to unclog her toilet initially, and how they failed without any results. She then tells you how you can unclog your toilet with dish soap and some ho ...more
Learn how to make bubbles burn in this science video tutorial. You will see exactly how to make burning bubbles, with aerosol spray deodorant, a bowl of water, and liquid soap. It's a pretty simple experiment -- you just pour some dish soap in the water, stir it, then spray th ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an erupting volcano with soap. Begin by adding some vinegar into a flask/baker. Then add some soap into the vinegar and stir it by shaking the flask/baker. Users may choose to add some food coloring to make the mix look more li ...more
To make soap, you need fat, and if you've seen Fight Club, you're probably well aware of where soapmaker Tyler Durden got his fat from. Liposuction clinics. If you're not willing to go that far for a perfect bar of homemade soap, you can just use some drain cleaner and America ...more
In this video, Anne Marie teaches us how to make soap cupcakes with whipped frosting! This recipe will make 16 soap cupcakes, which is perfect for parties. For the cupcake base you will need: 40 oz white melt & pour soap, 1 1/2 oz vanilla select fragrance, 1 1/2 oz vanilla col ...more
This video explains how to spike a mohawk super high using bar soap. The things you will need in order to do this are... soap, hair glue, hairspray, a hairdryer, a hand-held mirror, and a pick/comb. First... let soap soak in water for a few hours before you will be using it. ...more
Papaya soap can be great for reducing the appearance of scars, but it can sometimes be difficult to find. This tutorial shows you how to make your own papaya cucumber soap at home. All you need is a juicer or blender and some glycerin melt and pour soap.
Hate the feeling of dirt beneath your fingernails after gardening? Rather than digging out the dirt afterwards, take a preventive measure by digging your fingernails into a bar of soap, which will keep them clean and wash out easily afterwards. For other nifty uses for an ord ...more
Learning to make giant bubbles for this video has been the most fun I've had with a project in a long time. It's addicting to try to get them to grow bigger and bigger than the ones before. Since filming this video, my skill has improved tremendously and the bubbles you're abo ...more
Bored of using your bottle of dishwashing soap for just washing dishes? You're in luck. Not surprisingly, the soapy liquid commonly used for removing stubborn food build-up from your eating utensils can also be used as a general cleaner for washing windows, removing clothing ...more
In our personal experience, the hardest part about a science investigatory project is simply coming up with a good idea. And we suggest that for your investigatory project you find a topic that's both novel and useful. Check out this science tutorial to learn how to make a ba ...more
Need a use for a model tooth? Learn with this "Tooth Carving 101" tutorial how to carve a fake tooth from a bar of soap. One will need a small carving knife, a bar of soap and about thirty minutes. Your fake tooth with make for one heck of peculiar mantel piece.
Acne sucks - or, more correctly, acne oozes. Which is why it's so important to take care of your skin with oil-reducing, calming products. Most anti-acne medications you can buy are severely drying and irritating, meaning they can cause the adverse effect of making your skin c ...more
This free video science lesson from YouTube's Mindpaint demonstrates a simple technique for creating a soap cloud. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this home-science how-to.
This video shows us how to install a ceramic soap dish in our bathroom shower. In this demonstration the instructor already had a slot in the shower tiles for the soap dish to go. Attach a long strip of masking tape on the edge of the soap dish. Mix some grout and place this o ...more
Make a tiny paper boat the propels itself with the amazing power of...soap.
Surface tension is one of the coolest things about water. Without it, there would be no waterskiing, and that would be a sad world. This video will show you how to do a cool science magic trick with pepper, soap, and water that demonstrates surface tension. All you do is scatt ...more
Okay, you have tons of ground pepper, and tons of water. What can you do with it all? Check out this quick video tutorial on how to perform a neat little water trick with some of that pepper, a toothpick, and some soap. Just pour the dish washing liquid on your toothpick and ...more
Recycle your soap odds and ends into a beautiful new bar. Learn how to make recycled soap in this instructional video. You will need: soap slivers a small saucepan water olive or vegetable oil molds a knife oatmeal zest of lemon, lime or orange food coloring
Bubbles are usually soft, airy, safe things. Not when they're on fire they're not! This video will show you how to create burning bubbles using only condensed air dust remover, water, and soap. You may have seen this done in science class with gas from a Bunsen burner, but thi ...more
If soap is so good for you, why does it leave behind that icky, gooey scum? Get rid of the gunk! Learn how to remove soap scum from your shower or bathtub. You will need: rubber gloves two clean, dry cloths a bucket with 4 quarts of warm water one cup of liquid fabric softene ...more
Make fire starters that can be used when camping, fishing, or any other outdoor activity involving fire...or just for use in your home fireplace. Requires only dryer lint, a paper egg carton, and some old candles
Soap suds aren't just for dishwashing! Blow away your family and friends with this cool science experiment. For this experiment, you'll need the following materials: dish soap water corn syrup wire string straws measuring cup large bowl The steps for completing the science ...more
What fun! Soap frosting. This instructional video gives the basic instructions for making soap frosting. Use to frost soap cupcakes, decorate the top of loaf soaps, or just do your own creative thing.
If you're the sort of person who regularly engages in DIY projects around your home, one imagines you'll need to take a shower every now and again. In this tutorial, Danny Lipford will guide you through the process installing a ceramic soap dish in a shower stall.
Latte art is a fun, creative way to spice up your average cup of joe. Watch this video to practice your latte art with steamed soapy water. First, pour a drop of dish soap into a latte making cup. then using the espresso machine fill it with hot water. Use the espresso machine ...more
Learn how to make your own soap from scratch. Making your own soap allows you to combine a little bit of creativity, a little bit of cooking, and a little bit of science into something you can use everyday. Homemade soap also makes a great Christmas Gift!
Be like Moses and part the Pepper Sea! Learn a nice trick using pepper, water and dish-washing detergent that is sure to freak out believers and non-believers alike. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
This process, called variously French milled, triple milled or rebatch, is a happy medium between the cold process and melt and pour soap making methods. It's easy, and you can do it at home to make clever and creative gifts this holiday season.
Make your milk come alive using this at home science experiment! Mix a few drops of various colors of food coloring into a shallow dish of milk. Then add some dish soap, and put just a single drop into the middle. Then watch the ensuing cool effects!
Tires of those wire two button mouses, or even the wireless clickers? Well, come no further, the soapmouse is here. What in the hell is a soapmouse? Well, just watch and learn, and make one yourself.
Learn how to make a sixties flower power hippie chick soap. A groovin' soap for any retro sixties chick for Christmas.
Rosie O'Donnell makes homemade soap in her craft corner. Learn to make festive homemade soaps with store bought soap, molds, coloring and your favorite scent. Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv
The best go-to method for reducing your risk of infection is to wash your hands. Next time you reach for the soap, here is some news you can use. For years, soaps and healthcare products touted their "antibacterial" properties. While soap was good, antibacterial soap had to b ...more
Many craft projects for children center around kids making soap. Recipes often call for Soap Flakes and people wonder how that would work. Especially note how only a little water is needed to bind the Soap Flakes together into a dough-like ball.
Rosie O'Donnell web show demonstrates an easy and quick way to make decoupage soap. Use dried flower or paper cutouts and glue to add a flare to ordinary soap. Make decoupage soap in Rosie O'Donnell's Crafty U show. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv
This video shows you how to make soap curls for use in molded soap cavities. Create colorful, fun boutique style soaps for gift giving.
Mounting the tire on a car isn't too complicated, but getting a tire to bead up right can be a pain. Watch this video to learn how a little Murphy soap can make the job a lot easier and smoother.
Soap can be made from just about any kind of fat. Even though fat from bacon, called lard, isn't the finest of fats to use for making soap, it somehow seemed to be the most exciting. Why? Because bacon is amazing. It has an almost mystical power to it and is a food that can be ...more
Tired of boring old soap that you get from the store? Learn how to melt and mold soap from our soap expert in this free video clip series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Melt & mold soap. Melt & mold soap - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Melt & mol ...more
Ever wonder what happens when you put a bar of Ivory soap (the soap that floats!) in a microwave for a few minutes? This science experiment shows what happens when water molecules in a bar of Ivory get nuked! Try it!
Need a summertime craft to do with your kids to keep their sundazed, lackadaisical minds occupied for a few moments? Then these ice cream cone soaps are just the thing! Using whipped cream soap and a regular ice cream soap, you can whip up a few scoops of your favorite flavor ...more
How to inflate soap bubbles using helium and pressurized air: inexpensive and easy to do.
Here is the procedure to prepare a whipped / Float soap. You will need to have spatulas, bowls, pitcher, measuring cup, mould, mixture and scale. The ingredients required for the preparation are coconut oil, vegetable oil, rice bran oil, cocoa butter, distilled water and sodi ...more
An instructional video on making melt & pour rubber soaps using a special duck pond soap mold.
"Fruity hand soaps, moisturizers, emulsifying lotions, pumice stones, and Loofahs don't cut it. We want to cleanse ourselves with the fat of the sweet, dead pig." Um... okay. If you're not concerned with producing gift basket quality soaps, check out Black Table's instruction ...more
In this clip, learn how to trick your friends by betting them that you can control water with your mind. You Will Need: *a bowl of water *ground black pepper *dishwashing soap/washing up liquid Check it out!
Sheryl is going to show you how to make homemade lye soap in this video series. Soap making is a chemical process. It is a lot of fun. However, it does require specific equipment and instructions and a reliable recipe. See what you'll need to do to get ready to start this proj ...more
Making felt-covered soap is an interesting and creative way to decorate soap. Learn to create felt-covered soap with tips from an expert in this free video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make felt covered soap. Make felt covered soap - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this ...more
Watch this how to video to get tips and tricks on how to insert screws into hardwood. This simple soap method makes driving screws into hardwood far easier. Start my marking spot where the screw is to be inserted, draw pilot holes, run the screw across a bar of soap and finall ...more
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is a fantastic sequel to a fantastic game. Both are rife with secrets and easter eggs, and this one in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is one of the best-hidden and coolest of all. It's a gigantic bar of soap that is both a powerful weapon and an easter e ...more
Despite appearances, these Valentine's Day cupcake soaps take almost no time to make and are easy to assemble. Craft an entire batch for friends as a Valentine's Day present or gift them to a conversation heart-addicted niece. Either way, these cupcake soaps are irresistably ...more
We've all played with bubbles as kids, but I think most would agree that they're not exactly the most functional of objects. An international team of researchers made up of Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima wants to change that. They've figured out how to proje ...more
Create a striking gem stone soap using clear melt & pour soap base, jewel tone soap colors and medium coarse sea salt.
Take a luxurious, lingering bath with your boy toy while smoothing and cleaning his skin with this heart-shaped melt and pour soap. Composed of pastel pinks and purples, the soap is hyper feminine and probably shouldn't be a gift to your y-chromosomed loved one, but it can be ...more
You may or may not know, but much of the cleaning products that are used today can be harmful to you, kids, or even pets. They contain a great assortment of chemicals that can cause serious illness or death. So why risk buying thse products when you can make them yourself? In ...more