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Teachers of Elementary School Art Ideas

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As an elementary school art teacher I’m always looking for new ideas for my students.  Instructables is always helpful for new ideas as well as sparking my own creativity!  This guide is to help give you ideas as a teacher or even a parent to use in your classroom.  Please feel free to check out my other guides and let me know if I can be of any help!
Creating an Adopt-A-Classroom Account To Get Free $$ for Classroom Supplies style
Make your dreams become reality with a fantastic website that can help you get the money you need to create amazing and innovative classroom lesson! Adopt-A-Classroom is a fantastic non-profit organi...
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Art style
Most people think of art as a painting, or sculpture, or anything you make. To me, art is a way of doing something that makes it beautiful, or cool. So, i decided to show you guys what exactly art is....
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Teaching Colors with Frosting style
What more yummy way to teach colors then with frosting and food coloring.  This hands on activity lets students make their own primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.  Start by labeling the Cups from...
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Sculpturing and Texturing style
I just love sculpturing and texture in paintings....and going about it is also messy and fun! and Children just love getting down and dirty! The learning objective of this tutorial is that the studen...
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Swan Paper Craft style
This instructable will give you the step by step to create your swan out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your swan could be used to illustrate a character from literature, TV, movies ...
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Pirate Paper Craft (EASY) style
Pirate Paper Craft What is more fun than pirates!  Well many things could be but when in a classroom or at home a pirate can leave a lot for the imagination and opening up a world of learning.  Thi...
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The Muffin Man or Chef Paper Craft (EASY) style
This instructable will give you the step by step to create your own muffin man (or chef) out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your chef could be the muffin man, purple pie man, wolf ga...
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Goldie Locks (Little Girl) Paper Craft (Easy) style
Little Girl Paper Craft This instructable will give you the step by step to create your own little girl out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your little girl could be Goldie Locks, Re...
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Creating paper creatures/people style
Back in 3rd grade our teacher assigned our class and assignment to make a monster from certain guidelines (like mine was 7 eyes). This gave me an idea many years later to make my own characters from 3...
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How to make a chinese paper cut art style
Chinese Paper Cut Art is a critical cultural piece in China. It is used in all kinds of celebrations including wedding, promotion and moving to a new house. The paper art will be glued on the door or...
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Diversity Paper Quilt style
By making this Diversity quilt in the home, students will have a visual reminder that although each of us is different, we are also the same.  The Diversity quilt allows students to express themselves...
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The Butterfly Project style
I directed an art project at our son Benjamin's preschool class today.  I wanted it to be open ended and collaborative, with as little structure as possible. I'm currently trying to convince the prin...
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Alexander Calder Mobiles with Recyclables style
Linking history with art is a great way to help students create a "web" of knowledge as opposed to asking them to remember a list of random facts.  I like to focus lessons on specific artists or point...
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Make a String Art Masterpiece! style
I was very eager to make this for my friend for her birthday after I saw the string art creations made by Dominique Falla (here's a link to the website: http://www.dominiquefalla.com/skill-type/string...
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How To Make Crayola Art style
The makings and melting's of Crayola Art !
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How to Dye Noodles--the Crafting and Edible Version!!! style
Dyeing dry noodles for art collages, stringing awesome necklaces, or sorting by color is a breeze! Go back to kindergarten with this easy project. *Note: This new recipe allows noodles to be used for...
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Kids Polystyrene Wall Art style
High winds blew packaging material from a nearby building site all around our town. The pieces of polystyrene got lodged in trees, shrubbery, everywhere. They were too big to put in the bin for coll...
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Make a Bird Marionette style
Make this fun puppet!
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Candy Cane Snowmen style
Make a fun occasion creating these Christmas crafts for little ones like preschoolers and kindergarteners this holiday season. Christmas ornament crafts let you have fun spending time laughing and pla...
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Reindeer Candy Canes style
This is a craft that we have been making in my family since as far back as I can remember.  They are really cute and simple and kids love to make them.
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How to Make a Holiday Snow Globe style
This is a wonderful instructable on how to make a snowglobe out of a jar! During this instructable I decided to compare the Krylon brand paints and glue against normal household items. I'll tell you,...
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How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes style
This step by step guide will teach you how to make SIX pointed paper snowflakes. Most people make (and most how-tos teach) snowflakes with four or eight points. Real snowflakes in nature form with six...
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3d PAPER SNOWFLAKE style
How to make 3d paper snowflake.http://www.metacafe.com/watch/887781/paper_snowflake_3d_origami_stapler/the other paper crafts videos http://www.metacafe.com/channels/golics/
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Princess Peach Pointillism style
1080 980 plastic bottle caps + 16 acrylic paint colors + a couple of Perl scripts + 6 months worth of work =
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My own triceratops' skull style
One of my daughter was studying dinosaurs and ... I thought to build a skull with her. And this is the process and the result. (Sorry by my English... I hope that you understand the steps).
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Stained Glass mosaic
I made a mold off of a plastic skull, then made 2 casts out of plaster mixed with white glue. They were 3.5" tall, approximately. I decorated them with glass shards and little cloth flowers (for eyes)...
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Calavera Mask style
This mask is incredible cheap and easy to make for all ages. If I had more time I might have made a fancier one out of papier mache, but this paper mask works as a quick alternative when you are pres...
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Quilled Monograms -Cheap, easy, no special equipment style
Recently I have been greatly inspired by Yulia Brodskaya, an amazing paper quilling artist and I decided I would make some Monograms in her style of quilling. As I have never done quilling before, I ...
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Funny Face Fingerprint People style
Make sure you hop over to my Blue Velvet Chair blog if you like this project and want to see more interesting repurpose designs. Looking for a fun, quick and easy craft that even your kids can do? I ...
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Abstract Art Assignment style
This instructable is part of the "Teacher Contest". Please vote :) The following instructable will walk you through an art project you can do with your students to help them learn or reaffirm a varie...
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Origami Swan style
Cool and easy to make 
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda style
I got a new book called The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.  It's a cool story - when a kid folds an origami Yoda, and sits it on his finger like puppet, it gives good advice. Even better, there are in...
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Pop-Up Birthday Card style
Have you ever made something so cool together with someone else that you wished there were a commemorative birthday card for it? Do you love pop-up paper crafts? Are you not easily de...
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How to Fold Dollar Bill Pants style
This is a fun make and I hope you all will enjoy making this. If you haven't seen how to make a dollar shirt, click here ! To start out, get a fresh, crisp dollar bill, because it's the least expensi...
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How to Fold a Dollar Bill Shirt style
You can use this folding technique for any dollar bill! I prefer using a $1 because I'm cheap like that. :) Have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Please be consider...
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Decorative bowls from recycled paper style
These decorative bowls were made from shredded junk mail and wrapping paper.
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Quilling Robot style
This is my gift for the Instructables Gift Exchange.  It was inspired by Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya paper art creations who I talked about in one of my previous Monday Blog Round Ups. Follow thes...
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Golden venture folding style
 Golden venture folding is where you fold small paper triangles with two legs and two holes each. These legs and holes allow them to slot into each over and further allow you to build huge and cool lo...
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How to make a Paper Crane!!! style
Ok, this paper crane has 2 major steps that are really hard. But bear with me and if you have some problems or questions just leave me a comment and I'll answer them. (*0*)
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Make a 3D Layered Drawing style
Defy the box frame gods and create a drawing that is truly 3D. When finished, your 3D drawing will appear as a small window into a twisted world of your creation. Wow and amaze your friends! Dazzle y...
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Origami Dog style
There seem to be a lack of origami dogs, so I modified a common-ish model to make this
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Tissue Paper Turkey - make turkey without the oven! style
These turkeys are ready to ruffle some feathers!  Made with layers of colorful tissue paper, these turkeys are perfect as place cards on the Thanksgiving dinner table!
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3 Petal Iris style
Create an elegant three-petal iris.  It's a traditional iris using a triangle as a base instead of a square.
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How to Construct Two Parallel  Lines style
Drawing parallel lines without a ruler can be hard. Here, i show you how with just a straightedge and a compass. (NO RULERS)
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How to make a paper lantern in 6 easy steps style
Here you will learn how to make a traditional paper lantern from an A4 sheet of paper
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Make a circle of paper chain people style
Intended for children of 5 years and above. They should be able to follow the instructions without guidance. However, some parental supervision may be required when cutting. I have intentionally used ...
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How to make a pop-up Christmas tree card style
Here is how to make a great Christmas tree pop up. Intended for children of 5 years and above. They should be able to follow the instructions without guidance. However, some parental supervision may b...
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origami crane instruction style
In this instructable (my first one!), i'm gonna show you how to make an origami crane.
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Easy paper roses style
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Climbing Cardboard Gorilla style
This is a cardboard version of a traditional wooden toy, with a small modification to give it swinging legs, "just because".
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Art From Cardboard! style
This instructable may give some ideas on how to make some art for your walls. The material is reused corrugated cardboard. For these projects, I selected some disney characters,as well as the bird p...
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How to Make Linocuts! style
Purpose: The purpose of this instructable is to teach YOU how to make a linocut of your very own. What is a Linocut?: Linocuts are very similar to woodcuts. It is a printing method using a sheet of ...
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Use a soda can to hold markers (or other things...) style
One day I had a new package of Sharpie markers but no container to hold them neatly on my desk at work. luckily that same day, i had consumed quite a few sodas while working on a new project.  While ...
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Makedo paper heart chain style
Decorate your home by making a paper hearts chain. All you need is left over gift wrap, patterned paper and Makedo re-pins and re-clips available at mymakedo.com.
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Makedo carp style
Create a carp  with the most simplest material found in your home. All you need is an empty tissue box and Makedo re-pins and re-clips available at mymakedo.com. This instructable was designed by Tan...
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How to make a red turtle shell from Mario style
Im entering this in the game 2 life contest, so if you like it please vote! This is my first time entering a contest here. In this Instuctable, I will show you how to make a clay Red Turtle Shell fro...
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Color charts (wheels) are a way to organize information about color theory. In the art classroom, we use the color wheel for many applications: color mixing, color theory, light theory, printmaking, a...
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Bowser Marionette Finished style
This is my Bowser Marionette and poor old dry bones underneath.  I saw book_worm's  Dry Bones Marionette instructable and was inspired!  I started out by following book_worm's instructable and made my...
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Dry Bones Marionette style
You too can have your very own collapsible Dry Bones. He takes less than a day to make, and will provide hours (I'm sure) of enjoyment. Disclaimer: Dry Bones is likely fragile, contains small pieces,...
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Make a Silly Penguin! style
Everyone needs a silly penguin! Here's how to make one! (or two or more!)
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How-to recycle those crayon stubs into a swell homemade gift style
It's recession time. You want to save money while trying to be "green" and you like the idea of your kids making some homemade gifts. Plus you're the not-so proud owner of a ginormous stubby crayon co...
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ReUse ReMake Crayons style
We are working on Valentines gifts for my daughters pre-school class. Last week when I was cleaning I found about 100 broken crayons and I decided it was time to remake them into cute gifts. I also as...
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Sock Penguin style
This instructable will walk you through the step by step creation of a Sock Penguin. This project was completed for a Grade 1 (6 year old kids) class that has been studying penguins.Please note that n...
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How to use spaghetti to paint like Jackson Pollock style
Painting with spaghetti is a pretty AWESOME kid activity for many reasons: It works those oh-so-important fine motor skills You can set it up to teach mixing primary colors to make second...
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Collegg'tible - Collectible Instructables Eggs style
What makes a perfect gift for the holidays year after year? A set of collectible Instructables Eggs depicting famous and infamous members of the Instructables member community. This year, only one se...
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Chicken-In-A-Bottle! style
Hi, this is my entry in the pocket-sized contest!It is a Easter chicken in a jar or bottle.You can always carry it with you!Oh, this is my first Instructable!Oh, and I'm Australain, so any odd terms, ...
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Yarn Easter Eggs style
Egg shaped yarn balls/form. After I made these, I learned that when my aunt made these years past, she would completely cover the balloons with string.
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Kids Fun Felt Board style
My family was at a Jim Henson exhibit not too long ago, and they had the coolest interactive section where the kids could make their own cartoon characters by putting felt shapes on a fabric board han...
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Build a dragon with 5 years olds! style
Using tomato baskets, pipe cleaners, PVC, and paper machie create a 12 foot dragon to hang in your living room!
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How to make Toddler Rubbing Plates style
This Toddler Rubbing Plates Instructable is by iLoveToCreate blogger Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club! Since it has been too hot to go outside most days this summer my toddler and I have be...
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Puppet for theatre style
In this instructable i would show you how i have made this simple and economic puppet for theatre. I used recycled materials: cloths, wool, lace, buttons, ecc. In this way you can create all character...
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Kids project: Mister Sprout style
This is a really great and educational little project to do with kids. It's very easy and safe to do and they can see the results of their 'hard work' day by day. And it takes only 4 to 5 days before...
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Pop Bottle Snowman style
This is a great project for kids, you'll have fun making these pop bottle snowmen! (Hint: Be creative! Try your hand at a pop bottle penguin, or maybe Rudolf or Santa Claus). Go to the next step for a...
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Little Cardboard house style
We made a little cardboard house in order our children play there. We used : cardboard newspaper homemade glue (hot water, wheat flour, and vinegar) water based paint We late 4 days.
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How to Paint With Vegetables style
Vegetables make great painting and inking tools. Anything from asparagus to amputated potatoes can give you unique (and aromatic!) marks. Making use of bruised and otherwise "unfit" vegetables as crea...
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Funny + hairy sock style
I will show how to make funny stuff of an old sock.First you take a pair of old socks.Sorry for my bad english.
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Cardboard Tube Lamb for Easter style
How to make a cute little lamb with your kids using a cardboard tube, some cotton balls and black pipe cleaners. Here's a video tutorial! The supplies you will need are: 1/2 cardboard toilet tube 5-...
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Make some Easy Clay Monsters style
My boys and I recently made some clay monsters together. This was a great project to introduce them to sculpting and painting, and it got them out of their mom's hair for a few hours. When doing crea...
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How to make a
This is a simple children’s toy. It is suspended against a wall or over a door frame, and as you pull on either side of the string the eagle will "fly" up the string. For this project you will need •...
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Easy Sunset Art [ORANGE] style
A Simple 1 hour art project I completed with my kids. You don't need any fancy supplies for this. Start with a large sheet of paper. I used a large strip off a roll of IKEA kiddies drawing paper ...
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How to make an awesome little clay penguin! style
This is my first instructable so i hope you like it!In this instructable i will show you how to make a small penguin from clay.
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Sidewalk Chalk Paint style
50% corn starch mixed with 50% water and LOTS of liquid food coloring makes GREAT inexpensive sidewalk chalk paint.  And it has all washed away in the rain.  But it will stain clothes....so dress appr...
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Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk style
Sidewalk chalk is pretty darn easy to make, and by doing it at home, you can save money, create your own designs and colors, and have fun with the whole family.
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Plaster Models For School Project (
My step daughter needed help making models for a school project showing the evolutionary stages of a whale. I showered her a technique I call "Plaster- Mâché " It follows the same concept as papier-mâ...
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SALT-DOUGH CLAY!!! style
When I was in third grade I was in a small art class and we were using a type of clay called "salt-dough" The teacher told us how to make it. I am a little rusty so if you have any Q's I will have s...
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Cardboard Crocodile for Kids style
How to build a crocodile for the kids from used cardboard
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Crocodiles galore! style
I have made a quintet of crocodiles or alligators this summer (not sure what the difference is), but I've been having a lot of fun and I am sure you would to if you have the inclination!
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MINI-MUFFIN CRAYONS... A New Life for Broken Crayons! style
''''Broken crayons?!? Don't throw them away...MAKE OLD CRAYONS-NEW AGAIN! Up-cycle your broken crayons into MINI-MUFFIN SIZED CRAYONS. You will love the tie-dyed look and your young artists will lov...
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Homemade Snowglobes. style
How To....Snowglobes. Courtesy of Eric Prykowski Supplies: empty jar with lid crazy glue ( or any glue that does not dissolve in water) small plastic toys such as animals. ( these can be found in t...
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Reused Wrapping Paper Wreath style
Don't throw out that wrapping paper! Sure, you might have come up with a great way to wrap your gifts in an environmentally friendly manner, but that doesn't mean that the people giving gifts to you ...
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How to make a Popsicle stick sled ornament for under $2 style
Why make your own ornaments?Making ornaments at home is a great project for the kids at Christmas. It is easier than you think and will give you (and the kids) a sense of pride in making it yourself. ...
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Glitter Striped Ornaments style
Since I'm going all Martha Stewart on my Christmas tree I decided that I needed some ornaments to help tie in my tree topper. Now, I have cats, so that means I have to have non breakable ornaments, be...
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I'll Be Broke For X-Mas Cardboard Wreath style
Trying to make the home more festive w/ zero bucks... You got this crap laying around. I need to wash the windows.
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How to Make Wall Art out of Toilet Paper Rolls style
This is probably one of my favorite DIY Projects. It took me a little while to collect the paper rolls, but it was well worth it. Who knew paper rolls could turn into sweet wall art!! This project is ...
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Penguins on a Stick style
Or should I call them "spoon penguins"? Anyway, they're cute as a button :) I found a pack of wooden spoons at the supermarket, and they begged me to please buy and repurpose them... The oval shape wa...
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Easy Animal Craft style
 One day my little brother told my dad and I that he wanted to make animal crafts. So we got a bunch of supplies and made crafts. They turned out better than we had expected. So, I have created this I...
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Movable Paper Doll style
This is a really quick and easy tutorial for a movable paper doll. If you have any trouble viewing pics or opening the template, you can get the original post on my blog Quick Tip: Save some time b...
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Egg Tempera Painting style
Egg tempera is a painting technique that has been used for centuries. It is inexpensive and easy to learn. If done right, the final product can be amazing. The picture below is an example of the tempe...
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How to Draw Dragons style
This is my entry for Life's Burning Questions on How to Draw DragonsIn this Instructable, I will show you how to draw two types of dragonsPleeease Gimme a plus if you like this instructableThis instru...
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Draw a
This is an easy drawing method to turn a word into a face in seconds. It was shared with me by a third-grade student named Peter, and he gave me permission to turn it into an instructable to share wit...
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Jewelry from your favorite video game heroes style
Create jewelry from fuse beads
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How To Make A Melon Baller Eyeball! style
Using one of my favorite materials, free cardboard, I will show you how to make an eyeball with a melon baller tool. Eyeballs can be used in many paper sculpture projects, including masks, dragons, l...
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Thanksgiving Spoon Magnets style
Decorate your refrigerator for the holidays with these spoon magnets.  Its a fun and easy craft project to do with the kids. I have included a PDF of  the pilgrims clothing so all you have to do is p...
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Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments style
I love the smell of these ornaments. You can vary the spices, but  you must use 2 cups of cinnamon.  Nutmeg, allspice work well too, as well as ground cloves. These intensify over time. Make sure the...
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Crayon Ornaments style
When you're a young family with kids, it's hard to have a Christmas tree that looks consistent. If you've been married for a few years before you had children you may have a bunch of really beautiful ...
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Personalized Ornament (from an old bulb) style
Recycle those old incandescent Christmas bulbs by making Personalized Ornaments to give as gifts! Your family and friends will appreciate that you made ornaments instead of just buying gifts. They a...
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Stamps from craft foam. style
Craft foam is a great material for your home made stamps. It can be easily cut and shaped to make stamps. I wanted to make stamps for my wife who is into scrapbooking and it would be nice with custom ...
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Easy Origami Snowman! style
This video is an easy to understand, step by step, origami tutorial on to make an origami Snowman. For more videos like this one, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/tommyclancygames?feature=mhee Tips:...
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Quick and Easy Paper Snowflakes style
Paper snowflakes are an easy and festive craft project that can be made in a matter of minutes using only paper and scissors.
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Super-cool easy 6 pointed snowflake style
Learn to make a snowflake from paper. Thanks to everyone for commenting and enjoying! Your responses are great. Also, FYI, I used printer paper to show the technique semi-clearly, but other times I us...
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Paper Snowflakes style
This instructable will show you the fine art of Paper Snow Flake making. Now, these ain't your mama's paper snow flakes, these are intricate, themed creations.I have been making these delicate decorat...
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How to make a paper snowflake style
It is very simple and easy to make a paper snowflake. Materials Needed: Sharp Scissors Paper Large Book (optional)
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How To: Six Point Paper Snowflake style
This is a how to for making pretty little 6 point paper snowflakes. Hope you enjoy!
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How to make 3d snowflake 2 video. style
How to make 3d paper snowflake videofor other paper snowflake 3d origami + stapler lookhttp://www.metacafe.com/watch/887781/paper_snowflake_3d_origami_stapler/the other paper crafts videos http://www....
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3-D snowflake of awesomeness NO GLUE REQUIRED style
In this instructable, you will learn how to make an awesome , third dimension (not simple cut out) snowflake! items needed: 1. six squared of up to three different colors(you can make the square as i ...
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Make A 6 sided snowflake style
It is nearly time for snow in the northeast. Let's celebrate by making our own! Also, when the 'holidays' get here paper snowflakes make nice non-denominational decorations, not to mention powerful ...
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Jack Skellington's Paper Spider Snowflake style
I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and I love the spider snowflake Jack Skellington made accidentally.  So I made it purposefully.  It is very easy. Supplies: Printer to print document Paper Sciss...
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Make Mini Paper Snowflakes style
Start with a blank piece of paper
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How to Make a Snowflake style
This instructable will explain step by step the process how to make a paper ornament This is end result
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Printable Peeps style
Download a papercraft Peep and use it as decoration or fill it with candy for the kiddies. All 3 colors available. Happy Easter!
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Awesome Super Mario Bros. Easter Eggs!! style
My son is going through his Super Mario Bros. phase. I don't know that I ever got over mine. Playing Nintendo for countless hours is one of my fondest childhood memories. With Easter right around the ...
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Make this easy and cute pen/pencil holder in honor of Dr. Seuss!
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How to Make Paper Beads style
Want to know how to make beautiful, light weight, eco friendly, handmade, recycled paper beads! Check out this step by step instructions on how to make a paper bead, and you will enjoy and achieve som...
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Christmas Tree from a Magazine style
A simple Christmas tree made from 2 magazines.Makes for a neat decoration, or even a centerpiece (If you're the crafty type.....) and is tons of fun for kids!If you've ever made a paper airplane, you ...
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How to quill a butterfly style
Quilling is a fun and rewarding experience. Remember, experimentation is the key to perfection here!
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How To Make Paper Roses style
Who doesn't love roses?  Following the directions in this instructable, you can make one, three or a dozen roses. I made one rose out of kraft paper from a recycled/reused grocery bag, so the craft is...
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Kissing Cards style
Cards are always a good thing to make for special occasions. They're pretty easy, and even though they might end up being cheaper than the ones you can buy in the shops, that little personal touch is ...
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Dollar Bill Ring Bling style
How to create a ring out of a dollar bill, or any other US money, for that matter. This is a continuation of my money origami series, started here. As with the previous one, massive credit goes to Cla...
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How To Make Paper Out Of Lint style
Have you ever wondered what you can do with all that dryer lint that accumulates after you do your laundry? In this Instructable I am going to show you how you can use lint to make paper. Materia...
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How to Draw Expressions style
Expressions are a vital piece of information that can tell you how a person is feeling, what they want to emphasize, and how they want you to react to them in return. A great deal of information and e...
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Cultural Collage style
Project: Compose a collage that uses South or Central American pictures, news and words to illustrate and narrate a story about the culture you choose to portray.   Objective: After the stud...
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How to use Modge Podge on Canvas style
I made this to decorate my coming baby girl’s room. Everything (birds, leaves, flowers, and tree), is cut from scrap booking paper then mod podged to canvas. For the tree I followed the basic shape of...
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down and dirty screenprinting for under 10$ style
As a seasoned printer, friends and acquaintances consistently ask me if i can print shirts, cards, etc. for them. Usually, however, they only need a few things printed at a time, and it doesn't reall...
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Multi-Layer 8-bit Stencils style
Love the old 8-bit video game characters and want to put them on stuff around you like your dresser, wall, or sleepy dog? Then make a stencil for it! It's a great way to try out multi-layer stencils. ...
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Linoleum Block / Printmaking style
Please Rate my "Instructable"- Enjoy the World of Printmaking! "Linocut" is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used fo...
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Santa Block Print Card by Noah style
Traditionally, we make our Christmas cards with a block printed design. Now that our kids are older, they are making our cards this year. My son drew a Santa and my husband made the "color separations...
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Toilet Paper Engine style
Simple, easy to make, and fun, this model engine is made from cheap easy-to-find materials. It runs on compressed air supplied by your lungs as you blow the piston down and then suck it back up!  It d...
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The Red Dragon Instructable style
Here, as a follow up to Make A Cardboard Dragon!, I have added this instructable to fill any voids left in aforementioned tutorial. Essentially all the same steps were followed, and have included pic...
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3D Business Proposal style
During my Introduction to Business class the students will construct a 3-dimentional model of their proposed business. The model will include the specific location in the students city, they will add ...
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make a basket out of plastic bags style
No knitting or crochet required, just some sewing and braiding. It's not the quickest project - it'll probably take you a couple days to make one, but the results are well worth it, I think! And I al...
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Making of ...tic-tac-toe (Mario bros) style
Our daughters love mario and tic tac toe, So I have them joined together
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Mini-Super Mario Yoshi style
For those of you who are Super Mario game fans this is a mini-Yoshi. I made it from Fimo sculpting clay that hardens in a heated environment  of 230 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Easy as pie! By the way ...
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Neodymium Mindfulness Mobile style
I heard somewhere that before you speak, check if what you are about to say is true, kind, useful, and at the right time. Maybe the Buddha said it (?), I'm not sure, but these four checkpoints have ...
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Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl style
One rainy Saturday, my kids were getting sick of watching TV and my 6-year old son asked me if we could make a craft. I had recently gone through a few of my craft magazines and stumbled on a very br...
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Upcycle Used Paper Into a Papercraft Airplane Toy style
This instructable will give you the step by step to create your plane out of recycled paper using cheap and easy to use materials.  Your plane could be used to illustrate a variety of ideas in a class...
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DIY Homemade Scented Paper style
Homemade paper is easy to make, beautiful, and you can customize any color or scent you want! once you have made the paper they make great cards, announcements, or you can even use them to make crafts...
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How to make paper out of anything you want style
These are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own paper out of recycled and household materials.  The process was originally explored by Kevin in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's Curios...
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Halloween Snow Globe style
This project was created by Jennifer Perkins for iLoveToCreate. When I laid eyes on Martha Stewart's Baby Food Jar Snow Globes years ago, my crafty heart went all aflutter. I was always smitten on th...
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Snowglobes style
If this is not the perfect time for some DIY snow globes! These little windows of snowy winter worlds are easy to make and are a wonderful gift or decoration for your home. You will need: *A jar...
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Polymer Clay Cake style
Making realistic polymer clay  cakes is ridiculously fun and easy. Once you learn a few basic tricks you can do pretty much anything you've always wanted to eat (but please, don't eat them!). They mak...
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Robot Sculptures, sometimes Jiggly Wiggly always awesome style
Each robot is handmade. Polymer clay is shaped into robotic goodness, beads added for eyes and wire woven into springs that make the neck, arms & legs (coiling gizmo rocks). After baking, multiple coa...
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Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials style
Polymer Clay Spiderweb and Skull Tutorials: All pieces can be made with black and white clay. They are really cool when made with glow-in-the-dark clay.
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Grimm Fairy Tale Polymer Clay Shoe style
I was very inspired by Donna Kato's "Feat of Clay" event mentioned in one of her books so I decided to make a polymer clay shoe of my own.  This shoe is Grimm Fairy Tale themed and includes the storie...
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Humorous Rope Barometer style
I was inspired to build my own Rope Barometer after seeing one at a golf course. 
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Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture style
Welcome fellow instructable lovin' users!  Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture! Lesson Ideas for Art Education: Recycling (using broken paper clip...
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Super Mario Brothers Gold Coin
Welcome fellow instructable lovin' users!  Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers Gold Coin "Snow" Globe! Lesson Ideas for Art Education: Recycling (using broken paper clip...
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Cereal Box Butterflies style
I saw some paper butterflies on Pinterest and decided to make my own.  I figured thin cardboard would be more durable than paper, and I knew we had a nearly empty cheerios box that would be perfect. ...
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Your Tetris Puzzle style
To make your own Tetris puzzle you will need: -White/Coloured card -Scissors -Glue stick or sellotape -Felt tips/Paint -A sharpened Pencil - A ruler
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Potted Lorax & Truffula Tree: Earth Day Lesson style
Show the Once-ler that you understand that you are the someone who cares a whole awful lot and unless you do not try to make a difference, nothing will get better, it will not...by creating this wonde...
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Personalized Eggshell Mosaic Coat Rack style
I recently got totally hooked up in eggshell mosaic and was in the process of doing some projects...imagine my pleasure when this challenge came up :-)...I hope i can speed up on my Tray so i may add ...
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Gesture Drawing Examples style
A few gesture drawing examples created from pastel on newsprint drawn from a live model.  The boxers name was Sal and he wasn't a huge fan of staying still.  Using a live animal is a great way to forc...
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MAP MONSTERS style
Learning Geography can become more fun when students are encouraged to add an artistic touch. Map Monsters is a wonderful cross-curricular activity that I do with my students that incorporates Geograp...
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SHORT STORY....Inspiration & Illustration style
Using a page from a discarded book my students write a short story, learn about illustration and create a work of art. This activity incorporates visual arts, language arts and recycling. I have done ...
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Lucky Star Garland style
So recently I've found the joy in making Lucky Stars, They are so much fun to make and really adorable. However after making so many of them I needed find a use for them! I love needle tatting, so I c...
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Baby Hands Christmas Wreath style
This wreath makes the best present!  Especially for grandmothers!  A handprint craft that is also sophisticated and beautiful.  I used this to commemorate three children's hand size one Christmas, th...
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Color Sphere style
The color sphere is a three-dimensional color model. The color sphere represents all of the colors and tones that may be mixed from combinations of red, yellow, blue, white and black.
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Porcupine Pencil Holder style
This little guy will happily hold your office supplies and look awesome doing it : )
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Education Boy and Girl Learning Tool style
Greetings fellow education loving instuctavillians!  Today we will explore how to create a fun interactive learning tool for students to use to quiz themselves and each other and give a hands on learn...
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Cardboard Owl from a Takeaway Coffee Tray style
Just drunk WAY too much coffee and need to burn off some of that extra energy? Grab the take away tray, a pair of scissors and a pen and get to it!
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How to draw a lion style
This are the steps required to draw a lion, by sketchheroes.com. This step contains the outlines of the drawing by using the sketch layer.
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How to make an easy origami Mother's Day Rose! style
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an origami Easy Rose. Enjoy :D! Origami: Rose Designed by: Fumiaki Shingu Made by: Suhas Sunder For more origami visit: http://www.mangashark.com Tips:...
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How to make a kirigami fan pop up  card! style
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a kirigami fan! Links to some free pop up patterns are available here: http://marivi_10.tripod.com/patterns3-new.html
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How to make an origami flapping crane! style
This is a tutorial on how to make an origami flapping crane! Enjoy :D Origami: Flapping Bird Designed By: Akira Yoshizawa Made By: Suhas Sunder
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Toilet Paper Roll Flowers style
I absolutely love these flowers. They are cheap and easy to make.  I painted mine and put them in a Bell Jar.
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Toothbrush Painting style
The first ever art project that I can remember was spatter painting leaves on the sidewalk. I was probably about four or five. A very nice handyman, who I must have been harassing mercilessly, set ...
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How to Make a Magazine Bowl and Coasters style
If you have old magazines piling up and taking up your precious space, get rid of them in an Eco-friendly way! With extra magazines and some time, you can turn them into various sized bowls (for fruit...
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Plantable Greeting Cards style
Plantable card is available from a variety of online retailers, however it is always nice when giving a card that the card is hand made, and as it turns out, making a hand made plantable card is not d...
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Easy No-wax Batik style
This is a batik project using regular old Elmer's glue instead of wax for a batik resist.  I chose glue because I was doing this with young artists who couldn't have handled hot wax and hot dye, so th...
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fish-magnet style
How to make an amazing fish magnet out of paper macheee
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Mothers Day Card: My Love for you....Grows and Grows!!! style
For the last two years I have taught in second grade, next year I'm moving down to kindergaten.  I believe that this project can be used with K-4 graders easily.  It's wonderful gift to give to mom fo...
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Papercraft Flowers (Easy) style
Happy spring instructavillians!  What a great way to keep flowers alive and fresh all year long than to make them out of paper!  There are several uses for making papercraft flowers, in this instructa...
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Origami Paper Corsage style
Ahhh...Spring is in the air and we are rapidly entering the season of Prom. While you're busy stressing who you'll go with, or what your dress will look like - never fear. I've got the corsage covered...
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Flowers made from plastic bags style
These are my instructions for making flowers out of old plastic bags. plastic bags are good because they come in all sorts of colours, are pretty tough and well, if you're making flowers you might as...
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Simple Paper Flowers style
This is a low cost solution to having beautiful flowers at hand for your home, grannies, postal service delivery persons, weddings, and so on. They are very easy to make and look amazing when complet...
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rolled paper flowers style
Create simple and lovely paper flowers for a unique {and inexpensive!} take on a wedding bouquet, centerpiece, boutineer and more. Using scrapbook paper, a glue gun and some florist wire, you can crea...
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Migrating Monarch Butterfly style
This is a craft designed for masses of elementary school students to do with relatively little adult help.  It was directly inspired by Kiteman's Climbing Gorilla; think of this as the fast, cheap and...
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How to Create a Paper Rose style
There are a lot of Mothers out there who hate to receive live plants or flowers for Mother’s Day, because the plants/flowers tend to die.  So here is a beautiful paper rose that you can create for y...
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Gift for Family (Easy) Craft Project style
Happy Mother's Day instructavillians!  This instructable will show you how to make a quick and easy gift for your loved ones!  I will apologize in advance, my saved example got caught in my file cabi...
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The Gumball Machine style
This project is used often here in Langley BC for grade 8 Woodwork classes. I've been using it for the last few years. At first I thought the kids wouldn't be interested but they are REALLY excited ab...
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Giant Hand Print Art Card style
I’ve seen several kinds of hand print posters lately on Pinterest, and I just knew I had to make something for my mom with our family’s hand prints on it. I’m sure I’m not the only one to wait to the...
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HELPING HANDS SOAP style
I think every mother has said, "I wish I had some extra helping hands," at some point in their constant battle to keep things neat & clean. Now you can grant that wish with this "handy" gift that is b...
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PaperCraft Christmas Tree style
How to make a simple paper Christmas tree.Requires paper and scissors. Rocks optional.
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Clothespin dolls style
How to create a doll out of a clothespin--easy and fun.Enjoy!Melissahttp://underconstructionblog.typepad.comhttp://haworth.etsy.com
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Make A Cardboard Dragon! style
I used cardboard to make this art piece. Look at the pictures and view the image notes to see how it was constructed.
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How to Make Encaustic Medium style
Encaustic is an ancient art medium that is useful for painting, collage and a few less art and more practical molding and casting applications. Encaustic medium is a combination of bleached and purif...
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Make a Mod Mobile style
This mobile is a great way to bring some mid-century modern into your home for less than a buck. Yep! I said a buck. In fact, if you work from materials in your stash, or your recycling bin, your only...
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Make a zoetrope or 20 style
Zoetrope means Turning Zoo or Wheel of Life. I developed this kit as a way for kids to learn the basic mechanics of strobing images and get excited about animation. My first workshop was with our loca...
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Keith Haring Paper Chain style
Walking between the Instructables office and TechShop, I often pass by a huge Keith Haring sculpture on Howard and 3rd (see image above by Franco Folini on Flickr).  Clearly, this sculpture has seeped...
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Agreeable Sheep style
An animated paper model to download and make. Turn the handle on the Agreeable Sheep and she agrees with everything you say. "Will it be sunny today?" Yes! "Are you hungry?" Yes! "Does my bum look big...
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Mii Figurine style
I think Wii Avatars are really cute, especially if they actually look like you, it's like a little caricature of yourself.  It occurred to me that it would be even better if you can have a figurine of...
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Yoda Papercraft Easy (2-D) style
Instructable to make Yoda I will teach you! This is a very simple papercraft 2-D project for all ages.  This instructable will guide you to make your own master Yoda!
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Paper Bird. Pendulum Powered Paper Project style
Paper Bird is a pendulum powered project. Move the box, even slightly, and the bird comes to life bobbing up and down. Download the parts sheets for free here You can download the parts for this p...
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BUILDING A RAINBOW style
Building a rainbow This is a terrific art project that I like to do at the end of the school year with my early childhood students. It is a wonderful way to re-examine several materials and technique...
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