Does anyone know of any Instructables to do while babysitting?

I have popsicle sticks, paper clips, cardboard, string, and that sort of stuff. I am going to be babysitting three kids ages 7,8, and 9 I believe. So does anyone know of any safe and easy Instructables? (Also i don't have any LED lights or anything like that.)

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Labot20019 years ago
Sunbanks (author)  Labot20019 years ago
A good name9 years ago
First, check out how to make the ironman mask, you should be able to find something good... I think this thread is really old though, since it says "Aug 12" lol
Sunbanks (author)  A good name9 years ago
Ok thanks :) It is pretty old, but I'm babysitting them this summer too so it still helps if people post.
Patrik9 years ago
KaptinScarlet, from dadcando has been posting a bunch aof really good kid-friendly instructables, including a Harry Potter wand, bookbinding, dragon's eggs, etc...
Patrik Patrik9 years ago
On the other hand, you could just check out the entire kids section of Instructables... ;-)
wocket9 years ago
try doing some leaf/coin rubbings with thin paper and crayons.
Rishnai9 years ago
Swordfight with empty paper towel rolls. Make a can-and-string telephone. Make paper airplanes. Ask them to teach you something. When I was that age I loved making things out of paper clips. I had a whole fleet of little wire fighterplanes on my desk. I was always the Reds, though, because I could make MIGs better than anyone else. Grr. Which brings me to my next point: play Russian invasion/Army/Cowboys and Indians/humans and ailiens. Get 'em active. Makle something that when you're done, you'll have to be active to use it. Once they're tired, they'll be a heck of a lot easier to keep an eye on. Then play a board game or Connect Four, or even better, a game that they get to draw for themselves, like tanks-and-subs. (I don't know if only the kids around here played it, or if other people do and call it something else... I'm working on a writeup on how to play).
Was tanks and subs the one where you drew them on paper, folded it and tried toattack the other guys vehicles? We used to play something like that MANY years ago. It was kind of a ghetto-version of Battleship.
Kinda. We didn't fold. We'd draw the vehicles and some wild Dr. Seuss terrain for them, then take turns putting a sharp pencil point against the gun/torpedo tube of one of our vehicles, then pressing down on the eraser until the pencil shot across the paper. Wherever that line ended, we made a dot. Then it was the other guy's turn. You could "continue" a shot, and sometimes, the "shell" would wind up with some really zany path if you were a klutz. A shell was "dead" when it either hit a vehicle or the ground.
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