How To: Six New Skills You Can Learn Right Now For Free - Video

From Halloween pumpkin carving to baking a classic Victoria sponge, you can find a myriad of useful free video tutorials online.

Gone are the days when we needed to make time for evening classes. In the internet era there are so many ways of acquiring new skills without leaving the house, and many of them can be learnt for free too.

Whether you want to learn arts and crafts, music or cooking, it's all out there, on the world wide web!


Learn to carve a pumpkin

We love this video tutorial! It teaches you how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween into different designs and it's full of great tips.


Learn to ballroom dance

Have you been inspired by Mark Wright's moves on Strictly and want to learn to dance too? The web offers lots of quick tutorials for you to try out in the comfort of your sitting room. Take a look at this simple and easy video.



Learn to bake a classic Victoria sponge

Fancy yourself as the next 'British Bake Off' contestant but don't know your eggs from your butter? Don't fret, because Jamie Oliver has created some brilliant tutorials to teach you how to bake a simple and delicious Victoria sponge.


Improve your chopping skills

Learn to chop professionally and most importantly safely. This brilliant video teaches you how to use a knife properly in just over six minutes.


Learn how to make a loom band bracelet

Children adore loom bands and your little ones will love learning to make them with you. This tutorial teaches you how to make a bracelet using colourful elastic bands easily.


Learn how to make a balloon dog

Teach yourself how to make balloon animals and save lots of cash by creating them yourself instead of hiring a professional entertainer for your children's parties.