Instructables: exploring - living - kids - Toy - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:13:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cloud Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/Cloud-Dough/
Cloud Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/YONZ/HQF9G162/F0JYONZHQF9G162.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/YONZ/HQF9G162/F0JYONZHQF9G162.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/YONZ/HQF9G162/F0JYONZHQF9G162.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Let me introduce you to an extra 15 minutes of your life you didn't know were there because your kids monopolize any free moment you can manage. Two words. Cloud Dough. We should really rename it to Cloud 9 Dough, because while they'll be having a sensory blast with the dough, you can sit back and r...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:11:31 PST
The FunFort http://www.instructables.com/id/The-FunFort/
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:19:11 PST
Spiral Cot Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Spiral-Cot-Toy/
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By: Pixie Puddle

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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 13:31:36 PDT
Juggling Snuggling Rabbits http://www.instructables.com/id/Juggling-Snuggling-Rabbits/
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:02:40 PDT
Makedo Sneaky Spy Periscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Sneaky-Spy-Periscope/
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:52:48 PDT
Kids Ice Boat made out of Ice!! Eco-Friendly & FREE! Fun Kids Toy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Ice-Boat-made-out-of-Ice-Eco-Friendly-FRE/
Kids Ice Boat made out of Ice!! Eco-Friendly & FREE! Fun Kids Toy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SMALL.jpg TabbyDeAnne Today my absolutely wonderful six year old son came to me and said that he was bored and wanted to go back to school. (It's Christmas break for almost another week!) This both shocked me and made me a little sad. I must have been enjoying his company way more than he was mine. I can’t remember EVE...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:58:09 PST
Kids Crayon Wrap Holder Gift for under $3.00!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Crayon-Wrap-Holder-Gift-for-under-300/
Kids Crayon Wrap Holder Gift for under $3.00!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/HNKX/GWOSAO4T/FIGHNKXGWOSAO4T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/HNKX/GWOSAO4T/FIGHNKXGWOSAO4T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/HNKX/GWOSAO4T/FIGHNKXGWOSAO4T.SMALL.jpg TabbyDeAnne Hello everyone! I hope your holidays went fantastic! Mine was hectic and full of handmaking gifts for family and friends! It paid off in the end because everyone loved their gifts. That makes me feel great inside;)  Now I want to pass on some of the gifts I made to you. These are my instructions fo...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:04:47 PST
Sweater Pie http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweater-Pie/
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:41:50 PST
Splash-Pod: The Personal Water Park http://www.instructables.com/id/Splash-Pod-The-Personal-Water-Park/
Splash-Pod: The Personal Water Park - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/U225/GUHFUFFD/FHOU225GUHFUFFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/U225/GUHFUFFD/FHOU225GUHFUFFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/U225/GUHFUFFD/FHOU225GUHFUFFD.SMALL.jpg mikegalloway The record Texas heat wave of 2011 sent me reeling back into my childhood filled with memories of escaping the heat with home-made water toys. In an effort to create similar memories for my daughter, friends, and family, I set on an adventure to create a unique water toy for all to enjoy. Membe...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:38:03 PST
Cardboard Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Boats/
Cardboard Boats - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SMALL.jpg Lissastrata Cardboard boats!  Fun for big and little ones alike.  Plus, if one of your nautical vessels should crash, sink, or float away to broader horizons, it isn’t a great loss (more of an opportunity to make some new ones). Supplies/Tools ·         Scrap cardboard ·         Scrap wax/candle...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:53:17 PDT
kermit the frog clone http://www.instructables.com/id/kermit-the-frog-clone/
kermit the frog clone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/MMCX/GPBDHBEX/FUBMMCXGPBDHBEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/MMCX/GPBDHBEX/FUBMMCXGPBDHBEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/MMCX/GPBDHBEX/FUBMMCXGPBDHBEX.SMALL.jpg tody Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Normale Tabelle"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-p...
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:33:18 PDT
Bartman hand puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/Bartman-hand-puppet/
Bartman hand puppet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/Z57Q/GPBDGES4/FEIZ57QGPBDGES4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/Z57Q/GPBDGES4/FEIZ57QGPBDGES4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/Z57Q/GPBDGES4/FEIZ57QGPBDGES4.SMALL.jpg tody the Simpsons are a part of everyones memory and it is part of my childhood memory the first picture i had taken for a passport was while i was wearing a bartman t-shirt so this puppet is connected with my childhood   you will need:  materials: a lot of thin sponge/foam   (it is found in mattresses ...
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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:42:21 PDT
spongebob squarepants hand puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/spongebob-squarepants-hand-puppet/
spongebob squarepants hand puppet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/DL0W/GPBD3O9G/F97DL0WGPBD3O9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/DL0W/GPBD3O9G/F97DL0WGPBD3O9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/DL0W/GPBD3O9G/F97DL0WGPBD3O9G.SMALL.jpg tody this is a puppet my friend zuzanna and i have made for the child of a friend  it has taken us 5 hours to complete including a tea brake tools needed glue gun scissors needle and thread  marker cutter sewing machine materials needed   sponge /foam or whatever name this material has, i use the spong...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:09:45 PDT
Cute & Cuddly Sock Dog http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Cuddly-Sock-Dog/
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Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:14:29 PST
utensils for kids http://www.instructables.com/id/utensils-for-kids/
utensils for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/ZVB0/GHI9CK5O/FPDZVB0GHI9CK5O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/ZVB0/GHI9CK5O/FPDZVB0GHI9CK5O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/ZVB0/GHI9CK5O/FPDZVB0GHI9CK5O.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Are you a parent who has a hard time getting their kids to eat their veggies? Or maybe you're like me and wince at the thought of a plate of steamed broccoli. Broccoli might not be much fun for kids, but put an engine sound behind it and their imagination might take over long enough to down those ve...
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Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:39:27 PST
Wooden Centipede Pull Toy for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Centipede-Pull-Toy-for-Kids/
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Mon, 31 May 2010 21:10:11 PDT
KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/KidWash-2-PVC-Sprinkler-Water-Toy/
KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/FUK1/FI42NENH/FHXFUK1FI42NENH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/FUK1/FI42NENH/FHXFUK1FI42NENH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/FUK1/FI42NENH/FHXFUK1FI42NENH.SMALL.jpg m32825 Fun toy with mister jets helps kids beat the heat. This project owes a big debt to the original KidWash instructable by discontinuity. When I saw it I knew right away it was going on the "must build" list for summer. A great combination: simple project, lots of fun for the kids! I headed down to t...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:00:56 PDT
Make a Bird Marionette http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bird-Marionette/
Make a Bird Marionette - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/CQCE/FLEBWD1U/FS1CQCEFLEBWD1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/CQCE/FLEBWD1U/FS1CQCEFLEBWD1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/CQCE/FLEBWD1U/FS1CQCEFLEBWD1U.SMALL.jpg Very Interesting Make this fun puppet! Materials You need: 1 6' feather boa (It pays to get the good kind) 2 6-8" diameter round styrofoam balls 1 3" diameter round wooden ball, (or wooden egg) 4 pieces of 5' long fishing wire 2 dowels, 12-18" long 2 small nails for the feet 1 small nail for the center of the ...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 17:04:10 PDT
Easter Rattle Snake http://www.instructables.com/id/Easter-Rattle-Snake/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2007 12:49:44 PDT
Bat-Mobile hanging toy, for babies and goths http://www.instructables.com/id/Bat-Mobile-hanging-toy-for-babies-and-goths/
Bat-Mobile hanging toy, for babies and goths - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/OYNH/FB7FYNSK/FO2OYNHFB7FYNSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/OYNH/FB7FYNSK/FO2OYNHFB7FYNSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/OYNH/FB7FYNSK/FO2OYNHFB7FYNSK.SMALL.jpg steampunk_rocker My niece, Carys, just turned one and loves wind chimes, mobiles, and other things that hang from above. For Christmas, I decided to make her a cute but spooky dangling toy. The name was a happy coincidence. Only minimal sewing experience is needed, and in a pinch you could even substitute fabric ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2008 09:54:27 PST
"Play Food" cards for imaginative kitchen play http://www.instructables.com/id/Play-Food-cards-for-imaginative-kitchen-play/
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Tue, 2 Oct 2007 12:55:10 PDT
Sharp Pencil Quality TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharp-Pencil-Quality-TV/
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Wed, 18 Oct 2006 07:06:18 PDT
Kaleidoscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Kaleidoscope/
Kaleidoscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9JXE/F82EXPK3/FAQ9JXEF82EXPK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9JXE/F82EXPK3/FAQ9JXEF82EXPK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9JXE/F82EXPK3/FAQ9JXEF82EXPK3.SMALL.jpg msolek What you need - 2 CD - 1 protection CD - plastic tube 8cm. - bead, piece of glas - glue Tube Cut off 1cm tube Circle copy and cut 2 circle Prepare ring 1 ring dull (abrasive paper) Head ;) Stick ring, and matt ring, put beads and glasses to the centre. Mirrors Put to the tube ...
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Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:40:50 PDT
A Traditional Jacob's Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Traditional-Jacob-s-Ladder/
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Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:55:27 PDT