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How to make puppets with Jim Henson (1969)

This video is 15 full minutes of amazing... and the best part of it is all of the puppet activities it will inspire for kids of all ages. Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple things li...

Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb: a popsicle stick chain reaction

Whoa, how did we miss this?! This is a popsicle stick weave chain reaction called the “Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb,” and you can do it yourself following an Instructables How T...

The Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks

How cool is this? A 2,000 foot long powered Hot Wheels track! Upstairs, downstairs, through 14 rooms of a house, inside, outside, down the road, around the pool and over a hot tub. File under: r...

How to make cranberry mulled cider with Anthology Magazine

This video from Anthology Magazine is a lovely, visual How To for making cranberry mulled cider, a perfect recipe for the kids. Related watching: Cranberries!

How to make a paper roll xylophone

Hello, Lullatone! We’ve been listening to their music for a few weeks now and both the kid and I like their audio aesthetic, which seem to be influenced by some analog processes, if Lullatone’s videos lend...

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”, from the 2009 ...

How to make a LED Robot Ornament – MAKE Projects

How to make a LED Robot Ornament with Becky Stern, director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. You can also refer to the excellent step by step guide on MAKE Projects, which includes links fo...

How to wrap presents Japanese-style

For you last minute gift-givers out there, try wrapping the presents Japanese style! And if this video is too fast to follow (it is), here’s a whole bunch of video tutorials that are at a...

Monster Tubulum

This is a tubulum, or a PVC pipe instrument. Inspired by the Blue Man Group, @thejerrymobile (shown playing the instrument) built a “monster”-sized one with a maze-like structure — 82 45° elbows...

Bubble Bot: A robot built for blowing massive bubbles

A robot built for blowing massive bubbles! This Bubble Bot was invented by Zvika Markfeld, who wrote a how-to on making them for MAKE. You can see another video of one of his Bubble Bots here. 

Dicken Schrader and his kids: Depeche Mode’s Everything Counts

Dicken Schrader and his kids Milah and Korben perform ”Everything Counts" by Depeche Mode. Love this. So. Much.  Dicken Schrader: 80’s keyboard, xylophone, kazoo, tambourine, Coke bottle and voice.Mi...

How to make your own thaumatrope

Cut out a white cardboard circle. On the front, draw something on the left. On the back, draw something upside down on the right. Punch two holes in the sides of the circle, as shown above, and thread string through e...

How to make a paper Möbius strip

One of the most famous surfaces in mathematics, the Möbius strip can be constructed by cutting a long strip of paper, putting a half twist in it, and gluing the ends of the strip togethe...

Make an Air Surfing Foam Walkalong Glider – Science Toy Maker

It’s said that there’s nothing new under the sun, but the first time I saw someone levitating a glider, I couldn’t believe it… Ten years later I was building and flying walkalon...

The Color Changing Milk Experiment

This experiment was featured a few months ago in a video that had a variety of DIY science tricks. But it’s such a fun and easy activity to do that it bears repeating: Get some milk, di...

Make a very lovely DIY hovercraft

Make a very lovely hovercraft! This super awesome DIY project requires a bit of parent or teacher supervision (sharp needle needed to make a hole), but overall, it answers all of my wishes: Not...

Tavin15‘s Flapping Bird, Japanese Crane, & Paper Cup Origami

Ready to fold some origami?! Tavin15's origami tutorials stand out on YouTube as a good mix of simple, clear and fun after folding. Above, a flapping bird. There’s also the classic (p...

How to make a homemade vortex cannon

Hello, homemade vortex cannon! Make a tightly closed box with a narrow round hole at the end, hit the sides of the box to compress the air inside, sending the air out with some force. Instant vortex ring! Watch mor...

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