Drawing a glass of water is one of the most basic things you'll ever learn in art class, but it is also one of the most important studies you'll ever make about form, color, tone, and shape. This drawing tutorial runs you through how to perfect a drawing of a glass of water u ...more
Water Glass Shaped
This video shows how a piece of glass can be cut using a pair of scissors into the shape that you want. First, use a permanent marker to draw the outline of the shape you want on the glass. Next, submerge the part of the glass that you want to cut into a basin of water. Using ...more
Don't have a matching glass cup set? No problem. If you have a bunch of variously shaped and sized water glasses, you can make them match easily - and stylishly - by painting on some easy animal patterns. Check out this video to learn how to upcycle your mismatched water glas ...more
Sometimes, a project requires you to go back and fix or adjust something you created in Photoshop. Today, Bert takes us with him as he fills a once empty water glass, and fixes a reflection on one of his older pieces using the spherize tool in Photoshop.
Freak your friends out with some magic involving water. All you need is ordinary tap water a glass and a fish and a few magic words.
Steve Spangler shows a science experiment in which a glass of water is able to suspend a card in mid air.
Paper is not known for it's strength as a building material. It is really amazing what paper can do in the right circumstance though. This video will show you how to use a piece of paper to hold the water in an upside-down glass. It's easy, the effect is very cool and sure to ...more
Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to Draw a glass of water with illustration markers, colored pencils & oil paint. "I am going to be using illustration markers, color pencils and oil paint. In step 1, I scanned and reprinted my original drawing- I do this for 2 ...more
Check out this instructional science video to learn how to make a compass floating in glass of water. You will need a sewing needle, a standard refrigerator magnet, and a piece of toilet paper. Nestle the needle into the toilet paper and place it into a glass of water. The toi ...more
This how to video has a unique idea to get rid of hiccups. All you need is a chopstick and glass of water. Watch and learn how to utilize the chopstick and water to cure your hiccups.
Hard-boiled eggs are such an amazing snack, but there's nothing quite so frustrating as trying to get all the shell off without damaging the egg underneath. I've ended up with many a sadly pitted and pockmarked egg that somehow doesn't taste quite as good as when it emerges al ...more
A great bar trick that will blow people's minds as you transport water from a dish into a glass using matches.
This is a very clever little puzzler that you can do for your friends and prank them!
Water beads are gorgeous, luminous beads with surfaces that look like waves on a pond, teeming with various hues of robin's egg blue, sea foam, white, and deep navy blue. Water beads can actually be made yourself from clear glass beads. To learn how to make these gorgeous bea ...more
Learn how to turn a safety pin and water into a magnifying glass. Save money on glasses and commercial magnifiers with this trick.
This is a kids magic trick or a kids science trick that sucks water out of a bowl into an overturned cup. What you will need: 1) A bowl 2) Two matches 3) Clear glass 4) A coin
The microwave oven is a monumental technological achievement that's saved college students and single people from starvation for decades. Almost 97% of all American households have one, which makes it the most-owned kitchen appliance in US homes right after the refrigerator. ...more
You can make these lovely whimsical charms out of Friendly Plastic - a non toxic plastic that gets soft in hot water or when exposed to heat. You can mold and shape Friendly Plastic using tiny cookie cutters to make fun wine glass charms!
Balance your life— balance yourself— all with this L-shaped handstand and some chia lemonade. This video will show you the recipe for a healthy chia lemonade drink, full of Omega 3 fatty acid, plus the L-shaped yoga handstand that will help you get a real feel for balance. Ch ...more
This video explains the method making heart shaped cupcakes or Valentine Day's cupcakes. At first take the mix here the moist deluxe cake mix is used. Using that mix make the cupcake mix, for a particular pack of mix 3 table spoon of oil is added then add egg white to the mix. ...more
Eggs are a staple food for most Americans, which is no surprise, considering how necessary they are in savory and sweet recipes alike. On their own, they're usually not too eggs-citing. However, these clever egg hacks will make your egg-making easier, more fun, and more intere ...more
Call them what you will—moss piglets, water bears, or by their real name, tardigrade—but these intriguing tiny creatures can come back from the brink of death. They can survive boiling, deep freezing, UV radiation, completely drying out, and even a trip to space—without the be ...more
The point of ice in your cocktail is to make it cold, right? Yes and no. Obviously, ice does lower the temperature of your cocktail, but it also does other things: enhances certain flavors while masking others (handy if you're drinking less than stellar booze or wine). As Sim ...more
A Prince Rupert's Drop is a very interesting demonstration in physics that shows both the strength that a well-organized crystal structure can provide, as well as how violently such a structure can be blown to pieces by stress if the crystal pattern is disrupted. Video: . Made ...more
All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more
Two slices of whole-wheat toast with lots of butter. Two eggs, poached to a firm yet custardy texture. The yolks should absolutely not be hard-cooked and the whites should be tender, not rubbery. That's my idea of the perfect breakfast. A golden, runny-but-not-liquid yolk, cre ...more
Sound waves are a lot more versatile than you'd think. For starters, you can use them to project images onto a bubble and liquefy gummy bears. And now, YouTube scientist and optical illusionist extraordinaire Brusspup shows how sound waves can also be used to manipulate a stre ...more
Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...more
How far would you go to be resourceful? Early Britons used each others' skulls as drinking cups and bowls. Recently, researcher Silvia Bello found human skulls with the top cut off laying in Gough's Cave, England. Skillful cut marks make it look like fellow humans scraped off ...more
Today's WSJ takes a tour of Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko's 394-foot insanely luxe yacht, coined "A". Designed by none other than the world renown Philippe Starcke, "A" features a fingerprint security system, an all-white, 2,583-square-foot master suite wrapped in bo ...more
Having company for cocktails? How about adding a special twist (and yummy conversation piece) to your guests' drinks? These strawberry ice cubes are a delightful way to dress up a drink. They're super-simple to make, and guaranteed to make a splash!Watch video demonstrationYou ...more
Mosaics are a cool type of art. You can use mosaics to liven up your home or garden and they are cheap and fun to make. Check out this video for tips and instructions for making mosaics. You Will Need • Fiberboard • Pencil • Ceramic and glass • Adhesive glue • Strips of w ...more
There's nothing better than gulping down an ice cold beer to calm the senses and ease the mind. The holiday season can be very stressful as people scramble around trying to find the best gifts for friends and family. And we all know that gifts can be very hit or miss, but it's ...more
Why buy lanterns for your backyard when you can recycle empty jars into beautiful ones? This video will show you how to make lanterns out of old jars. Step 1. Wash and dry Wash glass jars in hot, soapy water and let them air dry. Step 2. Make templates Cut templates out of ...more
Like theme music, I always feel that I need more fog in my life. Fog can be useful for many reasons—warding off smaller siblings from your bedroom, keeping curious hands out of your cupboard, and tricking your friends into thinking there's something horribly wrong with their v ...more
Bourbon is the ultimate American spirit, considering the barrel-aged distilled spirit was originally produced in an area known as Bourbon County, Kentucky. To meet the legal definition of bourbon, it must be produced in the United States, must be created with at least 51% corn ...more
While you may look ridiculous doing the potty dance and crossing your legs back and forth, holding it in can be worth the discomfort when you've got an important decision to make. While it's well known that we make more impulsive decisions when under visceral states, such as ...more
If there's a better way to impress your friends than with cocktails, I don't know what it is. Some nice glasses, quality spirits, and a recipe that doesn't involve pre-made margarita mix, and you'll automatically look suave. However, the most overlooked cocktail accoutrement ( ...more
Tardigrades are some of the toughest but least well-known creatures on our planet. These tiny animals, also called moss piglets or water bears, are definitely of this earth, but some can boast that they've also traveled to space. They have been found in the fossil record as l ...more
In one of my previous articles, I showed off how to make water freeze into ice instantaneously. In this article, I'd like to elaborate on this, and show how a glass of water can turn to ice instantly on command. What exactly is this supernatural power? Discover the secrets to ...more
There are so many cutesy pink, red, and heart-shaped desserts and drinks put out on Valentine's Day, but none of those really get you into a low-light mood. Instead, turn up the heat with one of these aphrodisiac cocktails for grown-ups. What all experts seem to agree on is t ...more
The headline above may have some spice addicts shaking their heads, but, believe it or not, there are people out there who either don't like or can't handle a ton of spice. And even heat lovers sometimes add more spice to a recipe than intended—so check out these handy method ...more
It's easy to take the food we eat for granted, but the truth is, there are a lot of bizarre, wonderful, and just plain weird things about what we eat and drink, the effects it has on our bodies, and vice-versa. Read on to learn how bugs provide food dye, the Japanese grow squa ...more
When a headache strikes, I reach for the nearest painkiller. Forget closing my eyes, laying down, or even applying an ice pack—I seek the quickest and most immediate relief possible, and normally that comes in the form of pills. However, fast relief can be found from another, ...more
With warm weather comes bugs, and with bugs come bites, and with bites come itches. From ticks and spiders to mosquitoes and bees, insect bites come in sundry shapes and sizes, but they all commonly pull an itchy, red reaction out of our bodies. Once a bite fires up our immun ...more
French toast is one of those things that everybody kind of knows how to make, but few people know how to do really well. And while the dish originally does hail from France (its original name, pain perdu, means lost or wasted bread), it has become a beloved American breakfast ...more
Clumsiness is the great equalizer when it comes to smartphones — it makes no distinction between the most expensive flagship handset and cheaper mid-range models. A hard drop onto pavement will usually result in a shattered screen, regardless of how pricey your device is. And ...more
Somewhere between bartending and magic, this trick will transform water into whiskey, and fast! Watch them switch places as the video shows how you get whiskey into a glass full of water, without taking the water out off the glass. The whiskey and water trick is a fun bar tric ...more
Simple Syrup is used in many drinks as a sweetner and is incredibly easy to make. Ingredients: 1 glass sugar 1 glass water Directions: Mix together sugar and water, then allow it to settle until it goes clear. Simple syrup couldn't be any simpler to mix.
When entertaining, it's great to have fun, colorful ideas to make drinks feel special. By adding a simple slice of fruit or vegetable to a glass of water can impress your friends and make you feel like you're at the spa. It is very important to drink water, and flavoring it wi ...more
In this video from ExtremeBartending, you can learn how to heat up and serve warm brandy, a classic drink, which is particularly nice to sip on a cold night. The video offers three separate ways to achieve your warm brandy, using hot water in a brandy snifter to warm the glass ...more
This video shows you how to make a classic sweet martini cocktail that you can use for an entertainment surprise. The first public recipe was published in 1888. A dry martini has very little vermouth. A sweet martini has a little more vermouth. A perfect martini is a mixture o ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to prevent a hangover while out drinking. We all know that water is the best way to hydrate and we should drink a lot of it after a night of partying. But, a great way to prevent a hangover WHILE you're out partying, is to drink water while you a ...more
Dean Smiley and Eliska Harmer, master glass blowers from New York show how to make one of their designs, the Dali glass. Follow along as the glass is blown and shaped, transforming from a molten blob into a beautiful glass. This video glass-blowing tutorial is an inspirational ...more
In this video, you'll see how and why wax can be a deadly. This is how it works,When the test tube is submerged in cold water, the glass forms tiny cracks. The Water enters gets into the tube and vaporizes causing a micro explosion. The hot wax is then ejected from the tube qu ...more
For this trick you need a glass, a coin and a large piece of paper. 1. Sit at the table. 2. Put a coin on the table surface. 3. Cover the coin with a glass. 4. Wrap the glass with a paper. 5. Pick up the glass with a wrapping and uncover the coin. 6. While uncovering move both ...more
Hang on to your hat! This hurricane will bowl you over -- in a good way. Learn how to mix a Hurricane. You will need: 1 oz dark rum 1 oz light rum 1 tbsp passion fruit syrup 2 tsp lime juice ice cocktail shaker Hurricane glass Tip: No time to chill a glass in the freezer? Ju ...more
First of all you need to have some warm water in glass. Now take an ear bud and dip into the warm water. Now apply some soap over it. You can use the hand soap also for this purpose. Insert the bud in your nostril and then rub it around the pierced skin. Remove all kinds of pa ...more
This is a great way to learn how to upgrade your small house plants into bigger ones. Start over plants once a year. Put rocks on the bottom for drainage. Bugs help your plants to grow. Do not use Pesticides on your house plants. Water weekly. Compost bins make great soil. Swe ...more
HealthTalk.com's Dr. Zimney answers the question: How do I get rid of hiccups? The hiccup is a pretty mysterious thing. The two methods of stopping hiccups are to increase CO2 levels or fiddle with your throat. Hold your breath, drink a glass of cold water, swallow dry sugar o ...more