Do you ever wish you could learn a new skill?
Whether you want to play the guitar, become a hairstylist, or learn how to remodel a shabby old bathroom, the possibilities are endless thanks to platforms like Youtube.
With millions of videos all designed to teach you something new, you don’t need to leave the house anymore to pick up a new hobby or career.
The best part? It’s free!
All you need is an internet connection and you’re good to go. So, to help you get started we’ve put together 101 amazing skills you can learn from Youtube, broken down into the following categories:
- Everyday hacks and tips
- Skills + education
- Just for fun
- Learning a new instrument
1) Step-by-step sushi guide
Making sushi may seem like a job for a professional chef at your local Japanese restaurant, but it’s never been easier to do it at home.
In this video, you’ll be able to follow a simple, step-by-step guide on how to make the best norimaki with pickled vegetables and the popular California Roll.
2) How to make an epic, creamy cheesecake
There’s never a bad time to eat cake, let alone cheesecake.
A family hit, popular at parties and fabulous as a midnight snack, you can learn how to make a delicious, creamy cheesecake in just under seven minutes.
This will help you out the next time you’ve got guests over, or you want to bake something tasty for a fundraiser. No judgment if you plan to eat it alone as a midnight treat either!
3) How to unburn a burnt cake
We’ve all been there — a burnt cake usually ends up in the bin but not anymore with this amazing technique shown.
This informative video will give you fail-proof tips on salvaging your cake so there’s no need to restart from scratch (and you still get to enjoy your cake at the end of it).
4) How to make the best hard-boiled eggs
It seems like the easiest thing in the world, but making hard-boiled eggs can be trickier than expected, especially if you put the eggs in too late and they end up cracking.
So, if you struggle with boiling eggs, don’t worry, you aren’t alone!
This video will give you a quick, no mess, easy method for making the perfect hard-boiled eggs that’ll keep the family wanting more.
5) How to brew Kombucha Tea
Made from fermented tea, sugar, yeast, and bacteria, the health benefits of Kombucha tea are endless. The problem is, where can you get your hands on this healthy concoction?
The simplest way is to brew it at home and this video will give you a step-by-step guide to brewing the perfect tea to share with friends and family.
6) How to cut onions without the tears
Having stinging, blurry eyes when trying to cook is a nightmare. Not only do you risk cutting yourself with the knife, but teary eyes are usually accompanied by a runny nose too.
The good news is, cutting onions can now be done tear-free!
Check out the video to learn how to do it and revolutionize the way you cook.
7) How to professionally frost a cake
We get it, not everyone has time to spend studying the art of baking.
Sometimes, you just want to make a beautiful cake for a loved one’s birthday without stressing over the frosting and presentation.
So, if you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, you can learn how to frost a cake like a pro, and how to fill a cake with even layers, following this video made by Everyday Food.
8) How to make delicious banana bread
During the lockdown, many of us turned into banana bread fanatics, with the yummy dessert being made for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The problem is getting the consistency just right and in this easy-to-follow video, you’ll learn how to make the most delicious banana bread out there.
9) How to make healthy after school snacks for kids
There’s a big emphasis on encouraging kids to eat healthily, and rightly so. But when you’ve got to be creative with your meals every single day, it can start to feel like a drag.
In this video, you’ll learn how to make eight after-school snacks that’ll make kids look forward to healthy eating, and the options can be mixed and matched so snack time is never boring.
10) How to make easy cupcakes
Cupcakes are an easy dessert to make. Whether you plan on eating them all yourself or giving some out to family and friends, and with this easy-to-follow recipe, you’ll become a cupcake expert in no time.
Don’t forget to check out the description where you’ll find the full ingredients list as well as for instructions that you can save for future use.
11) How to make home-brewed beer
Even before pubs and bars closed down during the pandemic, brewing homemade beer was a popular hobby.
So, if you’ve got some extra time on your hands and a craving for an ice-cold ale, check out this video to find out how to make the perfect brew at home.
12) How to cook Mexican food
With the intense, bold flavors, many of us shy away from cooking Mexican and save it for the professionals, but with this easy guide, you’ll learn how to make the perfect steak, tortillas, sauces, and more.
The easy-going brother duo makes it a fun experience with a few laughs along the way!
Everyday hacks and tips
13) How to remove a dreaded red wine stain
At one point, a red wine stain meant covering the floor with a rug or oddly-placed lamp but not anymore.
You can now easily remove red wine stains from clothes, sofas, and floors using a few household ingredients.
This method is great, and you don’t need to stop at just red wine — it’ll work to remove a whole number of other spills and stains.
14) How to fix a lost wick in a candle
It’s a real shame to throw away half a candle simply because the wick has sunk under the wax, but the guys at e-How Home have got the perfect solution.
In less than two minutes, you’ll learn how to revive your candle and never waste them again.
15) How to clean a cast-iron pan after cooking
Cast iron pans are great for their non-stick qualities but when it comes to cleaning them you’ve got to be careful about the products and methods you use.
If done incorrectly, you can end up damaging the non-stick surface of the pan but with this video, you’ll learn an easy method to do straight after cooking which will keep your pan’s quality for longer.
16) How to fold clothes to save space
Let’s be honest, organizing the wardrobe isn’t the most riveting thing to do, and it’s one that most of us put off doing for months on end.
But what if there was a way to fold and store your clothes so the wardrobe stays neat and tidy as well as spacious?
Well, thanks to HGTV, you can learn how to in a matter of minutes. This technique will revolutionize the way you fold clothes.
17) How to make your bed faster
Some of us make our beds grudgingly, others willingly and some simply refuse to do it. Whichever category you fall into, there’s no harm in knowing a quick, smooth, and simple way to make your bed.
Instead of fighting with the duvet and struggling to find the corners, this hack will help you easily roll the cover on with no fuss or faffing around.
18) How to pack a suitcase
There’s nothing like the excitement of a holiday but the problems kick in when you realize you don’t have enough space in your suitcase for the 11 bikinis or multiple flip flops you want to pack.
That’s about to change — with this video you’ll get some great tips on packing your suitcase in a particular style so that nothing gets left behind.
19) How to clean candle wax from any surface
Getting wax off any type of surface usually involves some hardcore scrubbing and elbow grease but with the method shown in this video, spilled wax won’t be a cause for concern.
Not only will you learn how to quickly and neatly remove the wax using just a cloth and a hairdryer, but you’ll also avoid scratching your furniture by trying to scrape it off.
20) How to curl your hair with a straightener
Hair straighteners are literal lifesavers for men and women with unruly hair but they’re great for more than just straightening out curls and kinks. They can be used to create beautiful, bouncy curls which look natural and effortless.
Blogger Cynthia walks you through each step of using your straighteners to achieve perfect curls.
21) How to clean makeup brushes
Over time makeup brushes collect dust, dead skin cells, and bacteria, so it’s advised to wash them at least a couple of times a month.
The problem is, washing them can cause the fine bristles to fall out if you’re not careful.
That’s where beauty and makeup blogger Eimear comes in with her handy tips for keeping your brushes clean and fresh.
22) How to declutter your house
A cluttered house leads to a cluttered mind. The truth is, most of us try to keep up with regularly clearing out old junk but with work and social obligations, it can be hard to find time to do it.
But if you feel a good spring clean coming on, there’s no better time to watch this video on decluttering your house.
Cleaning blogger Melissa reveals 5 practical and easy to implement ways to clear up space.
23) How to start a garden
If lockdown fever has driven you to boredom and starting a garden sounds like fun or you’ve always had green fingers, this video will give you a step-by-step guide on how to grow plants and create a beautiful green space to sit out in.
You’ll be given guidance on the best types of environments, soil, and layouts, as well as recommendations of handy tools that’ll help you get started.
24) How to get chewing gum out of clothes
Regardless of how it happened, getting chewing gum out of clothes can be a real hassle.
There are different methods, such as freezing the clothes and gum, using petroleum jelly, and so on, but with this technique, you’ll be able to instantly remove gum using regular household products.
The best part is that it doesn’t ruin the clothes at all either.
25) How to unclog a kitchen sink
A clogged kitchen sink always seems to occur at a time when you need a functioning sink the most.
Whether you’ve got guests to cook dinner for or a stack of pots that need washing, you can now unclog your sink without waiting for a plumber.
In just a few steps, Pan The Organizer will show you how to clear your sink pipes using safe for the environment, everyday household items.
26) How to make your shoes waterproof
Not only are non-waterproof shoes uncomfortable to wear out in the rain but they can also become worn down and take on a scruffy appearance.
With this insanely useful tip by the CrazyRussianHacker, you can make any shoe water-resistant in under a few minutes.
27) How to paint a room
Painting a room always seems like a great idea until you see it the next day with streaks and patches.
Hiring a handyman to do the job is one option but for those looking to save some money and pick up a new skill, this video will teach you how.
28) How to change a tire
Waiting for a repair truck when you get a burst tire on your way to an important meeting is the last thing you need.
Unfortunately, they don’t teach these practical skills at school, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to learn.
In this video, you’ll get a step-by-step guide on how to change a flat tire from Allan Stanley of AAA.
29) How to build a swimming pool
Summer is approaching and as the weather improves, it’s natural to crave for a pool to cool off in.
Whether you want a dip pool to hang out in or a long pool to swim lengths in, the options are endless (depending on the size of your garden).
Keep in mind that building a full-size pool won’t happen overnight but in this video, you’ll be shown the full process and everything that it entails to get you started on your project.
30) How to fix a leaky tap
As well as wasting water, the sound of a leaky tap can be incredibly annoying.
Luckily, the folks at B&Q have created this fantastic, easy-to-follow video with live demonstrations and picture breakdowns to show you how to fix a leaky tap.
31) How to make the coziest blanket den/fort ever
Building a den out of blankets, sneaking in snacks, and putting on a film are childhood memories many of us cherish.
The great news is, whether you’ve got kids or you just fancy taking a trip back in time, this video will give you some great tips on how to do it.
From the layout to the supplies you’ll need, you’ll be shown how to create a cozy, comfortable den to enjoy on rainy days.
32) How to make an amazing cat pet house
Cat parents, we feel your pain if your furry friend insists on stealing your favorite seat on the sofa or hogs the bed at night. Cats naturally seek warm, cozy places to curl up, so why not make them their own cat house.
Using simple items like cardboard and plastic, put together with the help of a glue gun, this tutorial will help you create an amazing cat house from scratch.
33) How to remodel a bathroom (for under $500)
The great thing about the internet is that you can learn how to do most things on a budget.
Over time, bathrooms can become shabby and dull looking, but it’s often expensive to buy a whole new bathroom and have it installed.
Another option, if you’ve got a couple of days free and you’re a dab hand at carpentry (optional but not required), is to remodel your bathroom yourself.
This video will demonstrate how and provide a product breakdown so you can do the entire job for under $500.
34) How to put a bike chain on
The chain of a bike usually comes off when it’s worn out and needs to be replaced but in many cases, it can be because the chain is stretched, clogged with dirt, or has a stiff link.
In any case, knowing how to put it back on effortlessly will save you plenty of time and money so check out this video by Helpful 83.
35) How to fix a water damaged laptop
With more of us working from home than ever before, mistakes are bound to happen.
The cat tips over your coffee, your toddler knocks the table sending his juice flying across the keyboard, the scenarios are endless.
Thankfully, we’ve found this video that’ll save you from freaking out if and when this happens and most importantly saves you from having to buy a new laptop.
36) How to make a no-fail water sprinkler
As hot weather approaches, it’s a good idea to think about watering your lawn.
The trick though is not to spend loads of money on a high-tech sprinkling system when you could make your own using something we’ve all got an abundance of — bottles.
In under two minutes, you can create a watering system that’ll reach every corner of your yard.
Skills and education
37) How to code a website
It’s never too late to learn a new skill and with the abundance of help and tutorials available online you can even learn how to code a website from scratch.
Whether you want to develop a website as a hobby or for a career change, this video will give you a great introduction with follow-up tutorials available too.
38) How to play chess
Playing chess wasn’t just made “cool” by the hit series The Queen’s Gambit, it’s an intellectual battle that’s been around for hundreds of years.
For beginners, learning the rules can be confusing but in this video, every piece and move is broken down for you to learn the basics of playing chess.
39) How to take amazing photos
Photography is enjoyable whether you use a professional camera or just your smartphone.
There are certain tricks though that will level up your picture-taking game and produce epic photos.
In this video, photographer Joshua Cripps will talk you through a simple technique to improve your pictures, taking quality photos to the next level.
40) How to make shoes
Whether you’re interested in fashion or simply struggle with finding comfortable shoes, you can now make a customized pair following this amazing tutorial by shoemaker Sharon Raymond.
She’ll teach you everything from start to finish and her shoes are all made from ecological materials.
Not only will you end up with a beautiful pair of shoes but you’ll be helping the environment as well!
41) How to start a Youtube channel
If all these epic videos we’ve mentioned have made you think about setting up your own Youtube channel, we’ve got the video to help you get going.
Popular Youtuber Cathrin Manning explains how to start your channel and expand it with her in-depth tutorial and her tips and advice.
All you need is a unique idea, the motivation to get started, and Cathrins top tips, and you’ll be Youtube blogging before you know it!
42) How to say hello in 30 languages
As the world becomes more connected and multicultural and travel being the easiest it’s ever been, you might find it useful to learn the most basic greeting of 30 different languages — how to say hello.
This fun video will give you the pronunciation and the spelling so you can learn as many or as little ways to say hello as you want, all at your own pace.
43) How to become better at drawing
Drawing can be very therapeutic, it helps express and release emotions, and it can be a great destresser. The problem is, it does take practice to improve your drawing and take it to the next level.
But instead of enrolling in an art class (which you may still want to do), you can first practice using the techniques shown in this video to improve your technique.
44) How to improve your handwriting
It may seem like handwriting is going out of fashion with the use of technology but there’s still something incredibly satisfying about seeing perfect, beautifully crafted handwriting, using ink and paper.
So, if you feel like brushing up on your handwriting skills, check out this video for some great tips.
From the way you hold the pen to how much pressure you apply, this video will cover everything you need to know to achieve beautiful handwriting.
45) How to rap
Rap is an incredible way to release emotions, have fun, be creative and discover hidden musical talent in both adults and kids.
What makes it unique is that you can make up your style and just have fun with it.
In this video, rap coach Drew Morisey shares his wisdom and will get your creative juices flowing with his 10 step guide on how to rap for beginners.
46) How to prepare for an interview
There’s nothing worse than the night before a big interview.
Nerves, butterflies, anxiety, every worst-case scenario running through your head. It’s a lot. But, being prepared and knowing how to conduct yourself could dramatically reduce pre-interview stress and worry.
In this video, you’ll learn how to smash your interview calmly, confidently, and most importantly, with a good night’s sleep beforehand to help you through it.
47) How to tie a tie
In some parts of the world, wearing a tie is compulsory from a young age at school, but in many countries, it’s not as commonly worn.
But, for whatever reason you can’t get the hang of it, don’t worry, nearly 80 million other people have also searched for tips on how to do it!
So, in this easy-to-follow tutorial, you’ll be given a slow breakdown of each step so you never have to battle with your tie again.
48) How to monetize your social media
Most of us who use social media don’t realize that monetizing our content and creations could earn a pretty penny. Not only will you be able to combine your love for social media but you can do it alongside things you’re passionate about.
This video will give you the lowdown on how to make the most of your social media, and even potentially earn a full-time living from it.
49) How to get better at Math
Some brains are simply not wired for math. I know because I have one of those brains, hence why I write instead of work in accounting. And it’s easy to understand why — technology means we always have a calculator nearby and little need to mentally work out the math.
But, if you’re like me, you no longer need to let your lack of math hold you back.
This video has some top tips to help you improve your math skills and gain confidence when using numbers.
50) How to speed read
We generally read an average of 250 words per minute but speed reading can help you double that amount. The point is to be able to get through books, articles, any written text faster whilst still retaining the meaning of the writing.
Watch memory expert Ron White as he talks you through 7 steps to follow to increase your reading in this informative video.
Before you know it, you’ll be speed-reading your way through everything!
51) How to perform CPR on an adult
Being able to perform CPR could save someone’s life one day.
Whilst most people take first aid training (which we’d still highly recommend doing) if you want to get the basics down of giving CPR, this video will explain everything you need to know.
Grab a doll or a dummy, follow the Youtube video and learn a life-saving skill today.
52) How to perform CPR on a child
Whilst you’re learning how to perform CPR on an adult, you should consider learning child CPR too.
The method is similar, but how much pressure you use with your hand/hands needs to be adapted to suit children and infants.
This is the type of skill that is worth learning whether it’s for your kids or on the off chance you’re faced with an alarming medical situation in public.
53) How to give the Heimlich Maneuver
Continuing the theme of first aid, we can’t overlook the importance of the Heimlich Maneuver. Not only is it simple to perform but it could save someone from choking and potentially dying.
Don’t forget to check out the video description which breaks down the procedure in case you miss a step in the tutorial.
54) How to put your baby to sleep
In just 5 simple steps! That’s right, new (probably exhausted) parents, there is an easier way.
There are hundreds of old wives’ tales passed down with different antidotes on how to soothe a restless baby, but this video will give you a proven method with clear instructions and a demonstration.
Pediatrician Harvey Karp also answers common sleep-related questions for new parents, so that you can look forward to better nap times with your baby.
55) How to create a Work-Life balance
It’s a problem many of us struggle with — leaving the office behind and enjoying personal downtime.
Working too many hours, taking on tasks because you don’t want to upset your boss, the reasons are endless.
But achieving a better work-life balance takes some assertiveness and this is what you’ll learn how to do in the video. You’ll also find out more about why spending more time in the office and less at home is damaging to your health.
56) How to reduce stress
If the video above caught your eye, this probably will too.
Overworking and stress go hand in hand, but there’s also a whole plethora of other factors which can make us feel pushed to the limit.
Family, finances, health issues and the environment can all cause stress, so learning how to combat it is essential to protect your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
This video will give you seven practical tips to reduce your stress levels, which you can start doing straight away. Before you know it, you’ll have worked them into your daily routine and stress will no longer be an issue.
57) How to learn faster
Whether you love or hate learning, you can’t deny it’s essential to live a decent life.
Whether you’re learning at school, how to drive a car, your new job or how to be a parent for the first time, we all learn constantly, actively, and passively.
But what about those of us who struggle to learn new things quickly? It can take the joy out of learning new skills.
So, to help you speed back up, the folks at AsapSCIENCE have created this useful video on how to learn and absorb information faster.
58) How to make an app for beginners
Mobile app development is a huge industry.
People have been known to make millions from one simple game, others design apps that are used by large corporations and companies. The possibilities are endless, and technology is far from going out of fashion.
So if you’ve got a bit of creativity and a passion for the digital world, you could stumble across a new hobby or even a career change by learning how to build an app.
59) How to play poker
Poker is an extremely interesting game to learn — whilst many believe it’s purely a game of luck, it’s a skill that needs to be learned. People train in academies and study the game for years to become professional.
If you want to learn the basics just to have fun with your friends on a Friday evening or you want to make it to the top, you’ve got to start with the basics.
This video will cover everything you need to know about Texas Hold’em poker for beginners.
60) How to touch type
With so many of us working from home now and technology taking over the classic pen and paper duo, it’s a good idea to improve your typing skills.
Touch typing increases your speed, allows you to focus on the screen instead of the keyboard, and can reduce fatigue.
This video will teach you how to touch type and double your typing speed. It’s especially usual for students and those who need to type for work.
61) How to be more organized and productive
Think about how much time you could save if you were organized?
Unfortunately, this is something that many people suffer through without realizing that there are tips to boost your productivity and become more organized.
Blogger Lavendaire will give you 10 brilliant tips on getting your life together and creating routines that’ll enable you to free up time for relaxation and less work.
62) How to meditate
Meditation is a popular exercise right now, you’ve probably come across videos on social media and countless articles listing the benefits of it.
The truth is, they’re all correct when they say that meditation can reduce stress, boost self-esteem and improve concentration.
In this video, you’ll be given an introduction to meditation which you can then build upon as you practice.
63) How to invest in stocks for beginners
Investing in stocks has never been easier, many mobile banking apps now offer the option to buy and sell stocks with just the tap of a button.
The issue is though, most of us weren’t taught much (if anything at all) about stocks at school, so you need to learn some of the basics before investing your money.
Don’t fall for the fashion trends online peddled by opportunists, instead equip yourself with some solid knowledge by watching this video.
Just for fun
64) How to read an astrology birth chart
Astrology is fascinating. The planets, the stars, and the impact they have on us humans on earth is a huge topic to dive into, but a good starting place is learning how to read an astrology birth chart.
Blogger Lavendaire has created an easy-to-follow introduction for beginners which is fun and includes plenty of information to get a newbie to astrology started.
65) How to improve your vocabulary
Do you ever get tired of saying the same words over and over again? Maybe there’s someone you want to impress and you know they have a flair for language?
Whatever the reason, it’s never a bad time to improve your vocabulary.
This video is aimed at non-English speakers, but the tips provided by creator James will certainly help native speakers too.
66) How to go camping in your backyard
Camping in the backyard is an ideal way to entertain the kids without spending any money (snacks optional, but camping wouldn’t be camping without marshmallows).
It’s also ideal if you don’t live near a camping site or forest. In this video, you’ll be given nine genius tips on how to create an epic backyard camping experience.
67) How to build cardboard toys
There’s a big push on recycling now — but instead of sending your cardboard off to be recycled, why not do it at home and turn it into a fun pastime?
For kids and adults, building toys from scratch is a therapeutic, calming, and creative experience.
This video will teach you five fun designs, like how to make a cardboard money counting machine and toy guns, and an Avengers-style mask.
You’ll also have access to their downloadable templates (in the description).
68) How to train your puppy
Puppy parents — we know you’re all full of happiness and love right now, but one day your cute pup is going to grow up, and that cute chewing of furniture he does? That’s only going to get worse.
That’s why it’s essential, for you and your puppy, that you train it properly so you don’t run into issues that might distress you or your pet.
69) How to make a clay pottery bowl on the wheel
Whether you’re stuck for gift ideas or you just want a new Sunday afternoon hobby, making pottery is a great new skill to learn.
In this video, ceramist Ingleton will show you how to make a smooth, stylish clay bowl big enough to use as a centerpiece or a beautiful fruit bowl.
All you need is the clay and a wheel and you’ll be good to go!
70) How to make slime
Slime is the latest craze for kids (and some adults) but we get it, you don’t want to have to keep buying it in bulk. Slime, once opened, doesn’t usually last for more than a week before changing consistency, but with this video, you can make your own.
Not only will you be shown four different fun types of slime to make, but the recipe also doesn’t call for borax or glue!
71) How to crochet
Crochet makes for a great pastime. You can knit together gorgeous accessories like hats and socks for your family, or make cute teddies for the kids in your family.
It might seem complicated when you look at the finished results, but crochet is pretty straightforward once you’ve got the basics down.
In this video, you’ll be shown how to start your first crochet pattern by Sarah-Jane who releases crochet tutorials every Sunday, so you’ll have plenty of videos to take you from beginner to pro.
72) How to cut men’s hair at home
In many countries around the world, lockdowns have meant a complete closure of barbershops for months on end.
Whilst most women tend to get their haircut every eight to 12 weeks, men usually go for a trim more often. But now you don’t have to wait.
If you’ve got a man in the house with unruly hair, get yourself some clippers, a pair of professional scissors, and a comb, and this video will teach you the rest.
73) How to be funny
To be funny is like having magical power. It makes people appear more attractive, it certainly makes them popular, and some even go on to making careers out of it.
But if you just want to improve your sense of humor and make others chuckle in the meantime, this video will give you some excellent tips.
74) How to sew by hand
Contrary to popular belief, sewing is still a popular pastime. Even more than that, being able to fix simple tears and fallen-off buttons saves you from buying new clothes or going to a seamstress.
Cosplay craft blogger The Woodland Elf talks you through everything from threading the needle, achieving a perfect double running stitch, and then the tricky part of tying up the ends.
75) How to make an origami paper crane
Origami is believed to increase accuracy, focus, creativity, and sharpens memory, not to mention it’s a fun skill to learn. It’s ideal for kids and adults, and the whole family can join in to create imaginative decorations for the house.
This video will teach you how to make a paper crane which is perfect for beginners who are still getting to grips with their paper-folding skills.
76) How to cornrow hair for beginners
For afro hair, cornrows save time on styling whilst also promoting healthy hair growth.
If you don’t know how to do it, or you want to brush up on your skills, this excellent video by blogger Beautycanbraid will take you through each step.
All you need is someone to practice on, hair ties, and a comb!
77) How to tie-dye T-shirts
Remember when tie-dye t-shirts were a thing of the ’60s and ’70s?
Well, it’s coming back in fashion. Everything from clothes, rugs, even mobile phone cases are embracing the comforting old-style whilst giving it a fresh touch.
Handimania has created an awesome video with six tie-dye methods to try at home for some funky (yet fashionable) new t-shirts.
78) How to make DIY dog toys at home
Dog owners no doubt love to spoil their furry friends, yet splashing out on dog toys isn’t great for those who are on a budget.
Dogs, especially larger, heavier breeds can break most toys making them a waste of money.
The video creator had the same issue with his German Shepherd, so he decided to recycle old bits and bobs to create new toys.
His dog was happy, and he didn’t feel like he was constantly splashing out on new toys, and now he’s sharing five exciting designs for you to make at home.
79) How to never be boring in a conversation
Having a flair for conversation can help you in every aspect of life – friendships, at work, and even when it comes to finding love.
And who better to learn it from than actor Tom Hanks? He’s charismatic, charming, and funny, not to mention interesting to listen to.
This video breaks down all the techniques used by Tom to captivate his audiences so you can do the same.
80) How to build a bug hotel
A great way to reconnect with nature is to invite it into your backyard.
Using wood and a few other natural materials, you’ll create the ultimate bug hotel that’ll become a unique feature in your garden, as well as create a cozy environment for insects to live in.
It also makes for a great learning experience for kids, not to mention it gets them outdoors!
81) How to grow an indoor survival garden
The process of growing fruit and vegetables from a seed into a delicious meal or salad is satisfying, and now you can do it from the comfort of your home.
In this super informative video, you’ll be shown how to set the right temperatures, the correct equipment to use, and which types of vegetables are suitable for indoor gardens — time to get the gardening gloves out!
82) How to Design Your Own Board Game
Board games are another nostalgic memory from the past that is making a comeback.
There are hundreds to choose from in stores and online, but the ultimate board game is one where you get to design the rules.
In this 10 step video, you’ll learn how to build a board game from scratch, including making prototypes and doing market research to see if your design could be the next hit on the game market (or just something to enjoy at home with the family).
83) How to play volleyball
Volleyball is not only an excellent sport that offers a host of physical and mental benefits, but it’s also a great way to wind down, have fun, and get a little competitive.
As it’s a team sport, it’s the ideal way to make new friends, or form a group with people you already know.
In this video, Canadian 14u rep Sohanna will talk you through everything you need to know about volleyball for beginners. Her video is super informative and will tell you all the basics you need for your very first practice.
84) How to bowl like a professional
When it comes to bowling, most of us tend to throw forward the ball, pray it doesn’t fall into the side gutters, and then grimace when we only hit 2 pins.
But what if you could wow your family and friends the next time you go bowling?
You’ll be given some excellent tips on how to bowl like a professional from blogger Viva Frei, so whether you just want to impress your friends or you’re considering a career in bowling, this video is a great starting point.
85) How to make an indoor climbing wall
For adults and kids alike, indoor climbing walls are an epic way to spend a few hours having fun and exercising. Not only does climbing strengthen your muscles, but it also helps improve flexibility and coordination.
You will need to invest in some tools for this project, but the result will be worth it.
And, if you don’t want to stop at building an indoor climbing wall, check out the other videos on the I Like To Make Stuff channel, where you can learn a range of DIY projects.
86) How to make a backyard obstacle course
Millennials born before the ’90s will remember what life was like before technology took over.
Kids played outside, games were invented and we had to use our imaginations a fair amount just to have fun. Well, why not bring a bit of that classic enjoyment back?
This backyard obstacle course will get your children thinking, creating, and most importantly having fun. And not to mention, obstacle courses are great for exercise and building up stamina.
87) How to do yoga for beginners
Yoga seems to have exploded to every corner of the world, and rightly so.
The benefits of practicing yoga daily include improving your mood, helping with chronic pain, increasing flexibility and strength, the list goes on!
But knowing where to begin is often the tricky part — you don’t want to overdo yourself on the first session. That’s where yoga instructor Adriene comes in with her easy-to-follow, relaxing yoga for beginners.
88) How to dance better
If your style of dancing resembles that of Chandler from Friends, you need to watch this video.
Dancing is a great form of exercise, expression, and enjoyment, but there’s no harm in improving your flow and dancing with style.
In this video, you’ll be given 10 tips to make your dancing less awkward, so get out your full-length mirror, pump up the music and get ready to move!
89) How to exercise your brain
If there’s one valuable skill out there, it’s knowing how to exercise your brain.
We know all about the benefits of physical exercise for the body, but doing the same for the brain can have profound effects.
Following the six simple exercises in this video, you’ll give your brain a fantastic workout.
The great part is, you don’t need any equipment, just practice these tips daily and you’ll start to see a difference.
90) How to design an effective workout plan
There’s no shortage of personal trainers out there, but if you’re on a budget, or you plan to workout at home, you can now learn how to design your very own tailor-made workout plan.
Nutrition coach and personal trainer Joanna Soh will talk you through everything you need to consider and include in your plan, plus she’s got some amazing tips on creating a healthy lifestyle on her channel.
91) How to use everyday items for exercise
And whilst you’re planning your workout regime, why not take a resourceful approach and use everyday household items to help you work out?
Not only will it save you from having to buy gym equipment, but it means you can work out any time of the day, without spending a penny.
Who would have thought the humble laundry basket could be such a useful workout tool?
92) How to exercise sitting at your desk
Sitting for long periods is damaging for your health — it’s dubbed as the new smoking — because it can increase your chances of heart disease as well as affecting your mental health.
But, if you work at a desk or on a computer at home, getting up to exercise might be tough.
In this video created by physical therapist Dr. Jo, you’ll learn valuable techniques that can be done from the comfort of your work chair.
Learning a new instrument
93) How to play the piano
People train for years to play the piano, and the beginning is usually the hardest part. That’s why the Instant Piano Genius folks decided to create a numbering system to help you learn the keys faster.
This video is intended for beginners, but even intermediate-level players might benefit from the pro tips which will help them refine their piano playing skills.
94) How to play drums
Playing the drums sounds great (if done well) and can also be a great stress reliever. But instead of randomly beating the living daylights out of your drum kit with no rhythm, why not learn it for real?
Not only will you gain more confidence but you could end up forming a casual band to jam with, or even aim to reach a pro-level and make a career out of it. Just be sure to warn your neighbors first!
95) How to make a harmonica
For a fun activity for both adults and kids, spend a few hours crafting a beautiful harmonica, which you can then go on to play!
Howcast has created this informative, easy, step-by-step guide on how to build the perfect harmonica using simple materials like wood lollipop sticks, elastic bands, and paper.
96) How to be a DJ
With the advances in technology, you can now become a DJ in the comfort of your own home.
The equipment is cheaper, the technology easier to navigate and with videos like this, you can learn to DJ for a fraction of what it used to cost.
This video is for complete beginners with no experience, and as well as covering the basics of DJing, it’ll also give you some great recommendations on which equipment to buy.
97) How to play the guitar
Have you got an old guitar lying around? Maybe you dreamt of becoming a star when you first bought it but never had time for lessons?
Well, now you can get to grips with the basics just by watching this video.
Many guitar players are self-taught, and using Youtube is a fantastic way to practice and improve your strumming skills.
The video was created by Worship Tutorials, and they also offer a free beginners workshop in the description.
98) How to build a simple kalimba
A kalimba is a wooden and metal instrument that originates from Zimbabwe. It’s essentially a thumb piano, which produces a beautiful, melodic sound. This tutorial will talk you through step-by-step how to build your own.
You’ll need to use tools to make your kalimba, but it’ll be worth it as you’ll create an instrument that can be enjoyed for years.
99) How to play the violin
Playing the violin well doesn’t happen overnight.
Bowed instruments aren’t the easiest to learn, but the hard work pays off with the beautiful sounds they produce. But, as with everything, you need to start at the foundation and build your way up.
That’s why this tutorial starts with how to hold the violin correctly. It’s one out of a 20 part series, so you’ll learn everything needed to build a solid foundation in violin playing.
100) How to play the Ukulele
Let the uplifting Hawaiian sounds of the Ukulele boost the mood in your house by learning how to play the ukulele. It’s considered much easier to learn than the guitar since it’s slightly smaller and the strings are softer and easier on the fingers.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn the different cords and how to place your fingers.
Coach Andy will even show you how to recreate a simple version of “You Are My Sunshine” on the ukulele. Get ready to show off your skills at the next party you host!
101) How to make DIY musical instruments for kids
Join enthusiastic child blogger Ryan as he makes a homemade drum, guitar, tambourine, and maraca using only household items.
With a little help from his dad, he talks you through each step so you can have hours of fun making and playing your instruments.
It’s the ideal way to get your kids interested in music and who knows, you might even discover a hidden talent along the way!
Putting yourself first
Hey, Lachlan from Hack Spirit here.
What’s your number one goal at the moment?
Is it to buy that car you’ve been saving up for?
To finally start that side-hustle that’ll hopefully help you quit your 9-5 one day?
Or to take the leap and finally ask your partner to move in?
Whatever it is, you’re not going to get there, unless you’ve got a plan.
And even then…plans fail.
But I didn’t write this to you to be the voice of doom and gloom…
No, I’m writing this because I want to help you achieve the goals you’ve set.
I’ve recently been taking part in a workshop called Life Journal created by teacher and career coach Jeanette Brown.
Covering all the basics and more on what’s needed to reach your goals, Jeannette tackles everything from creating habits and new behavior patterns to putting your plans into action.
She doesn’t mess around – this workshop will require effort on your part but that’s the beauty of it – Jeanette has carefully designed it to put YOU in the driving seat of your life.
So…think back to that important goal I asked about at the start of this message.
How much do you want it?
Are you willing to put the effort in to get there?
If so, check out the workshop here.
If you do take part, I’d love to hear how your Life Journey goes!
All the best,