How To: Make homemade fireworks with a butane lighter

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make home made fireworks using a butane lighter. First, take the silver plate off the lighter. Next, pry off the black side and take off the wheel. Do this carefully, as you do not want to lose the spring loaded flint. Stretch the spring out a little bit so you can push the flint in one of the grooves and twist the spring together so that the flint is in the middle. Once this is done, you can test this out. Hold the flint over a lighter until it get...

How To: Tie a rope whip

To tie a rope whip, you will need the following: 50' of ¼" rope, scissors, a tape measurer, and Stretch your tape measurer out to 5'. Run your rope along the tape measurer, looping back, when you get to the end. Continue in this way until you have looped 5 times.

How To: Make a pen bow and arrow

All it takes to make a cool little bow and arrow is a pen and rubber band. That's about it, maybe a few more things... check out this video tutorial on how to make a pen bow and arrow. This is miniature archery, to cure boredom and create fun.

How To: Construct an instant, no-fire ninja smoke bomb for quick escapes

Some of the most distinctive tools of the ninja in popular culture are the smoke bombs they throw at the ground the instantly go off without lighting them, yielding a dense cloud of smoke through which they escape. This video will show you how to make ninja smoke bombs at home you can use to make yourself vanish. Very useful for family gatherings and corporate meetings. Active ingredients include stump killer and matchheads, both always fun.

How To: Make sulfur-less black powder using sugar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make sulfur-less black powder using sugar. The materials required for this project are: potassium nitrate, charcoal, sugar, scale, spoon and cup. Begin by measuring 16g of potassium nitrate and pour it into the cup. Crush it until it's a fine powder. Now measure 4g of sugar and pour it into the cup. Then measure 3g of charcoal and pour it into the cup. Mix the ingredients together for 13 minutes to create the black powder. This video will benefit t...

How To: Make a Mini Wooden Crossbow

Hi, guys. I had a lot of requests on how to make a real miniature crossbow, so I did a tutorial—and it took me quite some time to do it. I would appreciate it if you guys could like the vid, give some kudos, and comment. To see how to make the mini arrows, click here.

How To: Make a simple (but powerful) rubber-band slingshot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple rubber-band slingshot. First, grab a strip of paper and fold it up in small folds until you reach the top of it. After you do this, fold it up to more times to get the thickest and smallest piece of paper you can get. Now, take your rubber band and place it between your thumb and pointer finger. Now, place the paper in the middle of the rubber band, then pull the rubber band back with your other hand and the paper will go into the air. Be carefu...

How To: Make a high-powered stun gun

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a high-powered stun gun out of easily obtained supplies. This easy to find materials would be some wire strippers, some wire, needle nose pliers, rubber gloves, a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, and an old disposable camera. Once you make this powerful taser (or stun gun), be careful, because this device delivers a VERY powerful shock.

How To: Tie an eight plait round braided whip

This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. Working with eight strands is demonstrated but the same technique will work from 4 to 16 strands. This is the first step in learning how to make your own whip and what is more fun than using nothing but muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound? You can also make it as a paracord lanyard, belt, hatband, bracelet, etc. Always wear eye protection around paracord. Watch this video specialized weap...

How To: Make a biblical style rock sling

This video demonstrates how to make a rock sling similar to one that would have been used in the Bible story about David and Goliath. The sling is made out of one piece of rope. An intricate knot is made in the rope to serve as the pouch that holds the rock. The video shows slow, step-by-step instructions for how to weave and tie the knot in the center of the rope so that it looks like a small basket about 2" wide. Make a finger tether at one end of the rope. This video can be used to make yo...

How To: Make a fuse using black powder

Making a fuse with black powder is a simple process and you only need a few things to get it right. You should have Water, Cotton string, and black powder. A slow burning good quality meal powder works best. To start, cut the cotton string to your desired length and dip it into the water. Take the now wet string and coat it thoroughly with the black powder. Then you simply have to let the fuse dry, an oven on a very low setting works well. Optionally, you can dissolve a small amount of potass...

How To: Make a fun pen-bow that shoots pens

What's better than a pen gun that shoots pens? Nothing. So, grab your pens and check out this video tutorial for the build instructions. This is a great crossbow-style pen gun which doesn't involve paper and shoots better than most makeshift toy shooters. There's minimal materials, like pens (duh!), rubber bands, scissors and tape.

How To: Make a homemade paintball gun

This video demonstrates how to make a homemade paintball gun or Nerf gun.The materials required for it are a coke (soda) plastic bottle, CPVC) (PVC) (copper) valve, scissors, half inch PVC or tubing pump, Teflon tape, hot glue gun tape. PVC glue is optional.The basics method to make a paintball gun is shown here. The shape and form of the gun depend on your creativity. Firstly take the coke bottle, small bottles work better. Make a hole in the back part of the bottle and start cutting the edg...

How To: Tie a twelve strand round plait braided whip

This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. It will be easier to tie the 12 strand round braided whip if you can already tie the 8 strand round plait braided whip. This is the overp-lait with 12 strands. Learn how to make your own whip and use your own muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound. Watch this video specialized weapon tutorial and learn how to tie a twelve strand round plait braided whip.

How To: Make an airsoft gun using household items

In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make an airsoft gun using household items. This video is from This is really very easy and simple to do and takes practically no time. Items needed are a PVC or metal tube, a finger from a rubber glove and a rubber band. Put the rubber finger over the tube and wrap the rubber band over it making sure it is tight and does not come off when pulled hard. Your gun is now ready. Put an airsoft gun bullet in to the pipe, ho...

How To: Make a mouse trap catapult for fun

Now, before you go and email PETA, this tutorial isn't a video showing you how to make a catapult intended for hurting mice. No. This tutorial is showing you how to make a cool looking and fun catapult using a mouse trap. This can be used for throwing things around your home or in the office. So check it out and good luck!

How To: Make a mini crossbow easily

Store bought crossbows can be quite expensive, so why not make a miniature crossbow at home? In this video, make an all wooden crossbow with really simple household materials. To make this easy wooden crossbow you will need a hot glue gun, a skewer, popsicle stick, elastic bands, and a clothespin.

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