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How It's Made: Crayons

Crayons are a popular drawing tool for today's young artists. The average North American kid uses 730 of them by the age of 10. Discover how crayons are made in this video from The Science Channel's "How It's Made."

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  • 23 Must-Have Toys from the 1950s and Beyond

    23 Must-Have Toys from the 1950s and Beyond

    Remember your favorite toy? It probably created a big stir in stores. Read this selection of must-have toys to find out if yours made the list. See more »

  • Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids

    Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids

    If you've mastered all the other yo-yo tricks, try these. These feats of yo-yo dexterity and skill are fun to both watch and perform. Wow your friends by learning advanced yo-yo tricks for kids like the Texas Star, the Skyrocket, the Bank Deposit and more. See more »

  • Easy Yo-Yo Tricks

    Easy Yo-Yo Tricks

    Want to be a Yo-Yo Master? Start with easy yo-yo tricks. Even if you've never held a yo-yo in your hand these are some fun basic tricks you can learn in no time! Learn easy impressive tricks like the Gravity Pull the Sleeper and Walking the Dog. See more »

  • How Story Reader Works

    How Story Reader Works

    Kids want to learn how to read but they also crave entertainment, whether quiet and passive or dynamic and interactive. In this article we'll show you how Story Reader works and whether it accomplishes that goal. See more »

  • Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

    Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

    Although the design of the yo-yo is simple, a skilled user can perform eye-popping feats of coordination and skill. Ready for the next level? Learn intermediate yo-yo tricks like the Loop the Loop, the Dog Bite and the Eiffel Tower. See more »

  • Yo-Yo Basics

    Yo-Yo Basics

    Yo-yo popularity like the toy itself goes up and down. Read how the yo-yo came about find out which yo-yo type is right for you and learn how to make yo-yo knots adjust tension or attach a new string. Get the hang of your yo-yo in this article. See more »

  • How do 3-D glasses work?

    How do 3-D glasses work?

    They look so unimpressive: a pair of flimsy glasses with thin plastic lenses, one blue and one red. But when you wear them in a 3-D movie, the images seem to leap off the screen toward you. How does the magic work? See more »

  • How do BB guns work?

    How do BB guns work?

    The principle behind BB guns is pretty much the same as in firearms, except there is no explosion. So how does the BB shoot out of the gun? See more »

  • How do mood rings work?

    How do mood rings work?

    Mood rings were an extremely popular fad in the 1970s. How do they change color, and can they really tell your mood? See more »

  • How do those yo-yos with the special clutches work?

    How do those yo-yos with the special clutches work?

    Some of the newer yo-yos have a special "clutch" system, so that when the yo-yo slows down it comes back up by itself. How does a yo-yo clutch work? See more »

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