Instructables: exploring - play - offbeat - featured Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:11:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Terminator Nut Cracker
Terminator Nut Cracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian JC got it right and the skull crushing force of a terminator foot can easily take on a walnut.... no contest here... Turn this into THIS... It turns out that Off season Walnuts are completely unavailable in Calgary... Imagine that the golf ball is a walnut!! Starting with scrap materials you can ...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:52:00 PDT
Make a Magnetic Bolt Geocache
Make a Magnetic Bolt Geocache - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClockworkLemon I've wanted to make a sneaky magnetic geocache for a while now, but until recently I didn't know how I wanted to do it. I was inspired by this instructable to make a container out of a bolt. My idea was to hollow out a bolt, and to use a magnet to attach it to a metal object, where it should look l...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:50:33 PDT
His and Hers Toothpaste
His and Hers Toothpaste - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins I love receiving feedback and advice, and ever since my family and friends heard that I'm getting married, I've been getting a lot of it! It really is a good thing, so if you have some good advice, go ahead and send it my way in the comments! I can tell you that the most common bit of advice that I'...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:17:02 PDT
Instant Axe aka Cell Phone Axe
Instant Axe aka Cell Phone Axe - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Making something is fun. It's creative, constructive, mind-crushing, relaxing & also quite reboosting. Welunderstood, when all goes well - otherwise it's nonsense, destructive, frustrating, nerve-breaking & extremely deprimating.But making something to make something is another level. My opinion,...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:35:56 PDT
Instructables THE GAME
Instructables THE GAME - More DIY How To Projects]]> bravoechonovember1 I love instructables! The community is great, the staff is amazing and the ideas are outstanding! So I thought it was time I make an instructable themed instructable! What you need paper thicker paper cardboard a color printer spray adhesive a love of instructables! Print this! (on...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:26:20 PDT
Sealed Money Box with Peep Hole and Light
Sealed Money Box with Peep Hole and Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> monster_mash I have a brother who thinks that I'm a bank. He's always taking my change but I've never caught him. One day mum was making a Milo for me and said that there was none left in the tin. Anyone who has had Milo before will know my pain. I told mum don't worry about it and even offered to pay for so...
By: monster_mash

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:06:58 PDT
Giant Bubble Machine
Giant Bubble Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> YuKonstruct Our makerspace wanted to build something fun for our parade float. Inspired by a video one of our members saw online, we made a giant bubble machine mostly out of reused, re-purposed materials. The float was a huge success and won first place in the Yukon Pride Parade.YuKonstruct is the first makers...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:02:22 PDT
Messtival Games
Messtival Games - More DIY How To Projects]]> superpants This Instructable is an update to my previous one on running a messy games day; Messtival. In this Instructable I will gather more ideas together that can be either used as stand-alone games, or as part of a bigger event. You will need the recipes for slime and gunge that can be found in my other ...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:59:35 PDT
DIY Kubb set
DIY Kubb set - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo Kubb (aka Viking Chess) is a fun outdoor game in which you throw batons at blocks of wood. It can be played on any surface - grass, sand, snow, dirt, whatever. Making a set is easy if you have some 4×4 lumber and dowels around, and one of the first projects I followed on this site was fungus amungus...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:45:08 PDT
31 Unusual Uses For Coconuts
31 Unusual Uses For Coconuts - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos When I was in college, I got a job as a student researcher in my Engineering department. My job was to research coconuts. My professor was trying to find ways to turn coconuts into value-added products. The goal was help promote economic development in countries like Papua New Guinea where coconuts ...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:08:18 PDT
Fast and Easy PVC Kids Fort (for under $60)
Fast and Easy PVC Kids Fort (for under $60) - More DIY How To Projects]]> BKLaRue Who doesn't love a good fort? Whether they are built indoors or out, forts of all kinds are pretty much awesome. Especially when you're a kid!Recently, my 8 year old daughter asked me to build her a "Club House". A place outside, that she could go hang out, use for walking games, and maybe, just may...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:29:00 PDT
Nuka-Cola Ring Toss
Nuka-Cola Ring Toss - More DIY How To Projects]]> ModMischief Combine your love of Fallout with a classic carnival game!My husband and I made this bottle ring toss game for our post-apocalyptic carnival themed wedding, but it would be fun at almost any event. Cleaning and etching the bottles The first trick was finding Coca Cola in glass bottles. After a li...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:52:00 PDT
Space invaders marble run school fete game (and maths fun)
Space invaders marble run school fete game (and maths fun) - More DIY How To Projects]]> anandaboffin This is a game we made for the school fete, using a recycled cardboard palette, drinks bottle tops, some party ice cream cups, spare card and lots of hot glue. The idea is like bagatelle (or pinball but without the flippers); you drop a marble at the top and its bounces down the obstacles to land in...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:28:10 PDT
InstaMorph Magnetic Musical Marble Run
InstaMorph Magnetic Musical Marble Run - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohhmyhead I decided that my fridge was too boring, so I opted to use some InstaMorph to make custom marble run pieces.Because why not? And because thermoplastic makes it easy to create whatever kind of shapes you want.It was also decided that the marble run should make noise, so I included a few items along t...
By: ohhmyhead

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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 17:46:31 PDT
Secret Can Hiding Place
Secret Can Hiding Place - More DIY How To Projects]]> monster_mash I wanted to make this because I can keep really secret stuff in it. Stuff like lollies or money so my brother won't be able to find it. It's made from a food can from the shop and no-one will be able to find it because the can looks like any other can. I picked this because it looks so gross, who...
By: monster_mash

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Fri, 29 May 2015 17:58:57 PDT
How NOT to Build an Airplane
How NOT to Build an Airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizmologist So, you've finally decided to build that dream airplane! Not a model this time, one you can actually sit in and fly! Good for you! You are embarking on a Grand Adventure. Since your goal undoubtedly is to spend enormous amounts of money and make a complete fiasco of it, here are some tips to virtual...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 20:15:09 PDT
Compact Underground Secret Compartment
Compact Underground Secret Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G It's easy to hide things underground, but it's also really, really easy to lose them. Unless you have a marker of some kind you might find yourself digging up your entire garden to get at whatever it was you hid. This project is based on something I saw online quite a while back (I can't remember wh...
By: M3G

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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:21:40 PDT
Hardware Store Bullwhip
Hardware Store Bullwhip - More DIY How To Projects]]> ridiciliculous I'm basing this instructible on a video made by Adam Winrich ( Use this video as a guide to my steps, he shows them in real-time.Tools required:Knife or scissorsPencilSide-cuttersTape measureThe materials you need are:Some Mason string1 foot of 1/2 PVC tubing1 1/2" PVC c...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 18:36:02 PDT
Star Wars Projects Sam DeRose Does this even need an explanation? Who doesn't love Star Wars! Check out these awesome Star Wars projects, props, costumes, and other whacky things. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:51:55 PDT
Make a Puppet!
Make a Puppet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> monster_mash My son Keaton really loves puppets! He's been making them for some time and came up with the idea of making one with foam. I'm sure he was watching YouTube clips on how Muppet's were made and got the idea from there. The thing with Muppet's is that they use a solid piece of foam whist we used som...
By: monster_mash

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:09:09 PDT
Taxidermy Moustache
Taxidermy Moustache - More DIY How To Projects]]> Danger is my middle name Like many offices, our office does a Holiday gift exchange, but instead of a Secret Santa, we call ours Secret Satan, and aim to give our giftee something silly, ironic, or downright horrible (one of my coworkers got a preserved octopus in a jar, and another one got a live mouse, just to give you an...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:22:40 PDT
STUMP drinking game
STUMP drinking game - More DIY How To Projects]]> zaphod07 This is a guide to the drinking game stump. I have noticed there is already a instructable for this game but this will be a different approach and slightly different version as I have played it. But first things first:Here is your warning:Obvious...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:07:58 PDT
Comic Con Bingo
Comic Con Bingo - More DIY How To Projects]]> ashleyjlong As a veteran Comic Con attendee, lover of nerd culture, and frequent drag queen bingo player (yep), I decided that the world needed Comic Con Bingo. Full disclosure: I was inspired when I saw user mikeasaurus's "Hipster Bingo a few days ago. Genius! While this is for a different audience and is m...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:33:00 PDT
Tireball Sculpture
Tireball Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster This is a giant ball made from three intersecting semi truck tires. It has no real purpose other than being a yard sculpture, but it might make a great play thing for your pet tiger!The idea came from an acquaintance of mine who has made several of these, and I liked the idea so much that I decided ...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:00:48 PDT
DIY Cthulhu xxlauraxx Feeling crafty and fond of Cthulhu? Here is some DIY Cthulhu inspiration."If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotes...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:16:59 PST
Aromatherapy Fart: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Aromatherapy Fart: Laughter is the Best Medicine - More DIY How To Projects]]> ashleyjlong Recently an animation colleague of mine was diagnosed with lymphoma and began receiving chemo treatments. When he revealed the news to all of us via Facebook, he requested that we joke about it; that we keep him laughing through the pain with silly drawings, made up names for his cancer, wig recomme...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:35:25 PST
Ikea Chair Sled
Ikea Chair Sled - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON It's not easy to bend wood, so I decided to let Ikea to the hard work for me. The POÄNG chair has all the curved wood you need to make a sturdy sled!The Scandinavians are well known for their exceptional modernist design skills, both in furniture and architecture, and it seems fitting that Ikea's fa...

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:11:50 PST
DIY SkyMall Zines
DIY SkyMall Zines - More DIY How To Projects]]> snag hazzard In response to the recent news that the SkyMall catalogue, the single greatest consolation for flying budget airlines in the United States, may soon be no more, I decided to revisit the premise of an art project proposal I wrote a few years ago that never really took off.The basic idea is that the p...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:23:38 PST
Homemade Paddle, or, How to Make an Impression
Homemade Paddle, or, How to Make an Impression - More DIY How To Projects]]> theskashow So here it is, the night before Valentine's Day, and I've realized I have yet to actually buy my wife anything. Thank goodness for a well-stocked workshop. Plus, she's used to me spending all evening in the garage, so she probably won't notice if I sneak away to cobble something together. Fair warni...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:56:51 PST
unusual uses for condoms
unusual uses for condoms - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Since February is Condom Awareness Month, now is a great time to drop the taboo and become acquainted with this stretchy sexual intercourse protector.Did you know that there's plenty of uses for this popular prophylactic outside the bedroom? These small, stretchy, impervious sheaths are perfect for ...
By: mikeasaurus

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:14:35 PST
Pirate Ship Playhouse
Pirate Ship Playhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> JimWesthoff Motivated by a recent poster of his awesome Pirate Ship playhouse, I'm posting photos and drawings of my crazy adventure from last summer. My children and I built a ship in our backyard. You know, for the kids. For you professionals out there, a word of warning - you may see some details that will c...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:30:31 PST
Bottle Vault
Bottle Vault - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian Previously I created a Cryptex style vault from paper. These are great but have limited applications. I wanted to secure something more substantial. This lock turned out vastly different from the initial concept that I was working on. All materials and tools should be readily available without speci...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:08:52 PST
Shaving Can Safe (that still shoots foam!)
Shaving Can Safe (that still shoots foam!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster This is something I've wanted to make ever since I saw Jurassic Park way back in 1993. I mean, who doesn't need a place to hide their ill-gotten dinosaur embryos? I know I do, that's for sure.So I finally got around to making my own shaving can safe. And here it is!On the basic level this isn't real...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:30:16 PST
Potted Plant Secret Compartment
Potted Plant Secret Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G I've got a weird obsession with secret compartments. I love trying to think of new ways to hide things in plain site and re-purposing random objects. This instructable was born from a trip to IKEA to pick up a desk lamp. One of the clocks they had for sale opened up to reveal shelving behind it. Of ...
By: M3G

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:26 PST
Hot Wire Ice Cutter
Hot Wire Ice Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Have you ever wanted to sculpt something out of ice? Well here is an easy way to do it that doesn't require a chainsaw. In this project, I am going to show you how to make a "hot wire ice cutter." The design for this project is very similar to other types of hot wire cutters. Electricity is sent thr...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:18:12 PST
Coconut Mouse Trap
Coconut Mouse Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Did you ever try to catch a mouse with a coconut? Let me guess. 'NO', probably - set aside why the hell someone would even think about doing such a thing.Well, actually, I do. And let me tell you, there are even many ways to catch mice with a coconut!There's the brutal method, for example - which al...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 07:44:04 PST
Dancing Baby Groot
Dancing Baby Groot - More DIY How To Projects]]> kmmonk Here is what my finished dancing baby Groot looks like! Now lets take a look at how we got here. Also worth noting, Groot was hand knit by Lauren Mocilac, she does fabulous work and she also takes requests! The Original This was the original toy I got. I couldn't find the original "movin' and gro...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:58:00 PST
Emergency Whiskey Kit
Emergency Whiskey Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark TwainWell said Mr Twain. It’s the times that you don’t have any whiskey that you want it the most though! This emergency whisky kit will ensure that there’s always a little whiskey on hand. Included in the kit is ...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:20:39 PST
DIY Altoids Infinity Mirror
DIY Altoids Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tymkrs I've never made an infinity mirror before, much less owned one, and thought it was much more complex than it actually was. So during the Deconstruction 2014 (a global hackathon-ish sort of thing), one of our projects became this altoids infinity mirror!What you need: Altoids Tin Mirror that can fit...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:45:43 PST
How to Make a Match House
How to Make a Match House - More DIY How To Projects]]> Von Malegowski I show how to make a house from matches. It is fairly simple to make and requires no tools. It can be made without using any glue or tape. It is a fun project when you are bored and can be used as a gift or just for fun. This requires a lot of matches and time. Similarly to the match cube I made, th...
By: Von Malegowski

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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:02:17 PDT
Gummi Bear Surgery
Gummi Bear Surgery - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus Gummi Bears live short lives, but that doesn't mean that they don't have health problems and will occasionally need some care. There are times when these delicate bears will even need to go under the knife.The very substance of the Gummi Bears is tricky stuff and if you want to be able to identify a...
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Mon, 4 May 2009 10:22:51 PDT
Hipster bingo
Hipster bingo - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus First of all, the term 'hipster' doesn't apply to you. You, of course, are an independent-minded rugged individualist whose personal sense of style and taste is obviously superior to that of the poseurs who have coopted your fashion over the past several years. You are authentic and are not subject ...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:51:18 PDT
How to Make a Match Cube
How to Make a Match Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> Von Malegowski I show how to make a cube of matches. It is pretty simple once you get through the first few steps. After that it’s very repetitive. Matches are cheap so it is inexpensive to make, I spend $2 for 2 boxes of 250 matches each and ended up using about 294 with about 37 damaged or misshapen. This does n...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10:46 PDT
Add LED to your costume
Add LED to your costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> wikkedspindl Very simple LED setup for your costume! Get some junk! I did a "Walk for the Cure" for breast cancer awareness. My mom was winning the fight, so I wanted people to enjoy in the humor and love of life she kept through it all. The costume was just thrown together, but, it wasn't enough. So I added ...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:50:34 PDT
Noodle Mosaic
Noodle Mosaic - More DIY How To Projects]]> thefuzzmaster This is a great way to use extra spaghetti noodles to make this awesome noodle creation "minecraft Steve wearing a bow tie" Cut a 4x10 inch piece of wood Now let's get started in this case I've made a mine craft Steve wearing a bow tie break the noodles to the size that you need them to be...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:14:42 PDT
Steampunk R2-D2
Steampunk R2-D2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo This is actually more of an inspiratiable, rather than an instructable. I didn't take notes while building this, or in-progress photos. Basically, I wanted to build a steampunk R2-D2 for my son when he was eight. I scavenged parts from the shed, some dumpsters, and ye olde thrift shoppe. Even if I...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 18:23:21 PDT
Stick Bombs (Exploding Kinetic Art)
Stick Bombs (Exploding Kinetic Art) - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos The term "Stick bomb" is used to describe a broad category of kinetic art. A stick bomb can be almost anything that is constructed from flat sticks that are woven together and held under pressure. When a key stick is removed the entire structure flies apart. Designs range from simple single cell bom...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:25:03 PDT
Chuck's Slinky Torus Design Challenge
Chuck's Slinky Torus Design Challenge - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chuck Stephens (Note- I'm entering this in the DIY University contest because it's a really fun tactile toy. When you get to college you'll do some experiments. Some will help you understand chemistry or physics and some will help you understand what Pink Floyd is all about. During those latter experiments you ...
By: Chuck Stephens

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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:46:22 PDT
Princess Mononoke Kodama Bobbleheads
Princess Mononoke Kodama Bobbleheads - More DIY How To Projects]]> jcapili Hi everyone! If you're finding this Instructable, you probably have an obsession with Hayao Miyazaki films and Studio Ghibli in general, and that's totally okay because I do too. I recently finished a Luxo Jr. replica since I love Pixar so much, so I decided to make a cool prop from a Studio Ghibli ...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:53:13 PDT
DIY Sound Effects
DIY Sound Effects - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Sound effects are the unsung heroes of movies, radio, and haunted houses. Hearing all the detailed sounds makes it feel the action is happening right next to you. By carefully selecting which sound effects are highlighted, you can create the perfect environment for your audience to experience.In thi...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:19:43 PDT