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How to wrap presents quickly and easily

If you have a lot of presents to wrap, how do you get it all done in time? This viral video shows us how to quickly wrap presents with the aid of some tape and just a few folds. Clearly this sort of thing takes some p...

AMNH Origami: Fold a Jumping Frog in 13 Easy Steps

In celebration of the American Museum of Natural History's annual Origami Holiday Tree, a 40 year tradition, the museum has released a series of short origami-making videos. Above, how to fold a jumping frog from an i...

The Magic Moment: Work by paper engineer Peter Dahmen

From sketches, to prototypes, to finished three dimensional pieces, Germany-based paper engineer Peter Dahmen infuses his passion for movement into his paper structures and pop-up cards. In this film by Christopher He...

How to make Halloween pumpkins with scary teeth

How scary and realistic do faces look when you give them big teeth? YouTuber DaveHax demonstrates five pumpkin carving techniques for making your own scary and surprising Halloween Jack-o'-lanterns, including how to: ...

Testing Fireworks

How do you know that the fireworks you've made are going to burst in the sky as expected? Test them! In this episode of I Didn't Know That, visit one of the UK's leading fireworks manufacturers as they test the compon...

The Egg Painter: Painting traditional Pysanky Easter eggs

The Egg Painter, a beautiful profile of Elena Craciunescu and the traditional Easter egg painting that she skillfully enjoys in a small village in Romania’s northern region of Bukovina. ...

How It’s Made: Sparklers!

How It’s Made: Sparklers! Updated link.

Ray Villafane turns pumpkins into artfully carved Jack-o’-lanterns

Ray Villafane's day job is as a action-figure character sculptor, but every Halloween brings out a completely new side of his sculpting work. This video from The Wall Street Journal show’...

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...

MAKE Projects: How to make a LED Robot Ornament

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...

Yo Gabba Gabba: To Give a Present

Created for Yo Gabba Gabba’s Christmas special, animator and director Kirsten Lepore recruits the most adorable shapes around to give presents to each other! 

The Nutcracker’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a Glass Harp

The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy played on a Glass Harp. Performers Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec, called Glass Duo, have more videos on their site. There are more glass harps playing in the archives. Vi...

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!