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From gathering tools and materials to devising a final script, planning a high-quality lesson is a challenge. If you’re having trouble, take some tips from crafting experts and producers of over a dozen Curious lessons, the O’Neil Sisters. Whether you are thinking about creating your own how-to videos or you’d like to improve the quality of an upcoming series, use these tips and tricks to create clear, structured, and attractive lessons.
Whether your significant other has just surprised you with a dozen red roses, or you are bringing a bouquet to an ailing friend, creating a balanced and beautiful arrangement can be a stressful experience! But there is a trick to creating the perfect bouquet of roses, whether you are working with a tall vase or a short cubed one. In this lesson from uBloom, learn the 7-4-1 method—in no time at all, your arrangements will look professionally perfect!
A unique take on a holiday classic, this 1966 recipe for Italian chard stuffing remains the most popular ever published by Sunset Magazine. Mix sweet crumbles of Italian sausage with wilted Swiss chard and milky bread to form the perfect texture for stuffing. Learn how to make this perennial favorite just in time for your Thanksgiving feast.
Top off your holiday meal with a light and fresh dessert. This recipe for poached pears in white wine syrup from Sunset Magazine yields a fresh, elegant dish that won’t put you out of commission for the evening. Once you’ve let your pears cook in the vanilla, cinnamon, and boozy syrup, serve them with a dollop of sweet mascarpone and an extra drizzle of syrup.
Tea sandwiches are the perfect dainty dish to serve at any tea party or special occasion. In this lesson, Honeysuckle Catering teaches you how to make (and elegantly serve) three different kinds of tea sandwiches: the cucumber watercress, cantaloupe prosciutto, and egg salad sandwiches. The only cooking you'll have to do is boiling some eggs, and tea party sandwiches can offer delicious treats for carnivores and vegetarians alike.
New to Microsoft Excel 2003? Unfamiliar with the program and its basic functions and applications, or intimidated by this complex software? This tutorial demystifies the program and teaches you the basics of creating a spreadsheet and chart from a series of data, while demonstrating the advantages of using Microsoft Excel to manage information.
The machines have risen and the singularity is coming, so you'd better figure out how to communicate with your iPhone 5. Dan's How to Videos offers a tutorial on how to use Siri, the voice-activated assistant on the iPhone. Learn how to turn Siri on and off, how to have her open apps, get Siri to perform mathematical equations, find word definitions, or check the weather. Find out how to use Siri to send messages. If you want to get really meta, you can even ask Siri how to use Siri.
Gearing up for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it’s important to be ready with a solid turkey recipe for the many feasts to come. Whether it’s your first time cooking a whole turkey or last year’s recipe didn’t cut it, there’s no shame in looking for some guidance. Learn how to butterfly and cook your bird to perfection with a flavorful brine, fresh herbs and spices, and the right grilling techniques in this lesson by Sunset Magazine.
This Advent Calendar is a gift that kids can make for their parents! This lesson shows you step by step how to make an advent calendar. Think of things you can do to help your parents in December, write or draw every promise on a little piece of paper and put them in the Christmas ornaments. For teachers, the lesson attachment has a link to a free companion document containing writing suggestions and sample drawings. Music courtesy of Davenport Productions, used under license.
Interested in learning how to use Microsoft Excel 2010? The first in a series, this Excel tutorial covers how to edit and format spreadsheets, enter data, and create basic charts. Motion Training will also teach you simple tips and tricks to help you get started with this powerful software. Although the lesson focuses on Microsoft Excel 2010, the concepts covered can be applied to earlier versions of Excel.
New to the iPhone 5s? Excited to explore its features? In this lesson by The Unlockr, learn how to set up and use Touch ID by scanning your fingerprints accurately. Scan one or two fingers, or take the time to record all of them! With Touch ID correctly set up, your phone will be secure from prying eyes (and fingers).
Whether you have a home business and need to keep track of inventory, or you have to organize data for a report, spreadsheets are a great organizational tool and can help you manage information efficiently. In this lesson, learn how to get started in Microsoft Excel 2003. Guy Badger shows you the basics of data entry and formatting, and teaches you about auto complete and general navigation in the spreadsheet.
Learning Spanish can be a blast when it’s taught by kids! In this scene, Eli comes downstairs for breakfast only to find that his brothers Parker and Andy are missing! Where could they be? And will they make it in time for breakfast? Learn some of the most common Spanish words and phrases in this fun and interactive scene about breakfast, or “desayuno.”
Buying all of the accessories for an already expensive doll can add up fast when you start counting clothes, houses, beds, cars and who knows what else. Build a doll bed yourself for cheaper - that will be of better quality and custom. This bed was designed for an American Girl doll but can be used for any type of doll by adjusting the dimensions.
Want to plant a container garden, but don’t have lots of room? Make use of empty wall space and install a vertical garden! Despite the challenges of growing vertically, there are a few products on the market that are capable of providing your plants with the water they need to stay healthy and beautiful for the long haul. Sunset Magazine lets you in on their vertical container gardening product: Plantasy, a grow medium made from peat moss and coconut coir.
Curious about the vast world of wine? Start by learning the fundamentals. Sunset Magazine walks you through the basics of processed Vitis vinifera, from choosing the best corkscrews and wine glasses to determining tasting notes. You’ll also learn how to aerate vintages and save a half-empty bottle of wine for another day.
Add some cheer and some cheers-ing to your garden party by serving champagne cocktails! Learn how to concoct this classy cocktail by combining sugar, bitters, and champagne. This video also teaches you how to peel a lemon in order to create a lemon twist that can be used to garnish this (or any) cocktail. Champagne cocktails are a great alternative to a mimosa at a tea party or special shower!
Fashion magazines can provide wonderful ideas for your wardrobe. But these fashions often cost more than you can spend. Learn how to make them for yourself, at home! You’ll save on cash, and each time someone compliments you on your good taste, you’ll have the personal satisfaction of knowing you designed and created your one-of-a-kind jewelry. In this lesson, get the hang of making wirework jewelry— familiarize yourself with the tools, materials, and learn how to design your own pieces.
Brave the great outdoors with these wilderness survival tips! In this second of two lessons, Dave Canterbury from The Pathfinder School teaches you two crucial elements of survival: water and fire. Learn to recognize the signs of dehydration, and to filter or boil water so that it is safe to drink in just three minutes. Learn the right technique for creating a fire with waterproof tinder, kindling, and fuel. Be sure to carry a stainless steel water container, waterproof bag, lighter, and tinder.