Instructables: exploring - living - kids - easy Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:53:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Build A Super Cool Canopy Fort
How to Build A Super Cool Canopy Fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> Good Palette Learn how to build a an awesome, portable, and cozy canopy fort with these items from around the house! A super easy project that kids and those still young at heart will enjoy. Gather the materials 1. Ribbon2. A hook3. Curtains4. Hoola hoop 5. All the excitement you can handle! Thread ribbon ...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:46:22 PDT
Sand Art Bugs and Things
Sand Art Bugs and Things - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 I did this simple and fun project with my headstart class. They absolutely loved it and the art turned out amazing! For the most part, they all turned out looking like creepy crawlies. supplies and getting started You will need a piece of paper, glue, colored sand, and a try or something to catch...
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:02:06 PDT
How to make a Simple Pulley System for kids
How to make a Simple Pulley System for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> SpecificLove This is a super simple pulley system for kids. (Watch Video) You only need three carabiners, some rope, and a place to hang the system.The kids will love to see how much weight they can lift off the ground.
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:15:07 PDT
DIY:Gift For Little Girls
DIY:Gift For Little Girls - More DIY How To Projects]]> ViktoriyaStoeva Easy way to tranform your ordinary pencil into a special gift for your little friends!Little girls are crazy about them! : ) Get The Things You'll Need You will need pencils,colourful tape,feathers and glue.Start taping the pencil with the chosen tape.When you get to the end of the pencil,glue th...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:34:13 PDT
Team Monsters
Team Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Grab some friends, paper, pencil, and some colors and lets make monsters!This is a really easy, kid- friendly, fun and often times funny short art activity. Get ready! You will need a total of 3 people to do this activity.Once you have 3 participants, get everyone a piece of paper, a pencil, and ...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:10:38 PDT
Name Aliens/Monsters
Name Aliens/Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Have some time to fill and some art supplies? Here is a great, short, imagination using activity.The basic idea is to turn your name into an alien/monster using your imagination.All you need marker/sharpie3.crayons/other coloring media4.imagination! Prepare your name for the fun ...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 07:43:14 PDT
Blown Paint Monsters
Blown Paint Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Another great little activity to do with your kiddos. It's a really simple, really fun and imaginative craft idea.All you need is:paper: thicker paper is best, like card stock or water color paperwatercolor paints and brushcup or waterstrawsharpie or other marker Pile on the Paint First thing we ...
By: ecsaul23

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:22:39 PDT
Kids Light Matrix
Kids Light Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ryan MacKenzie This is a weekend project for the family. Primarily aimed for kids around the age of two who love to switch on and off lights. What you will need Tools:Wire cutters Wire strippersSoldering iron Hot glue Screw drivers16mm holesawrulerConsumables:All consumables except for box were purchased from...
By: Ryan MacKenzie

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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:02:00 PDT
Portable Stop-Motion Animation Station
Portable Stop-Motion Animation Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> mblem I built this for a friend, who works with youth creating digital media. She'd seen a large 'animation station' exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium, and wanted a something similar that she could travel with. This was a fun weekend build, and doesn't require much in the way of specialized too...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:20:37 PDT
Backyard Fort
Backyard Fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster This is a relatively simple, elevated backyard fort I built for my kids. I have a very small yard with no trees whatsoever. But you don't need a tree, or even very much room to build a great backyard fort! It was loosely inspired by Calvin's tree fort in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The design...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:52:02 PDT
Skylanders Swap Force Party
Skylanders Swap Force Party - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Skylanders round 2. My youngest son, Kaiden is turning 4 and he decided he wanted a Skylanders Swap Force party. We just did a skylanders party for his brother back in December so I tried to convince him to choose something else but he wouldnt budge, so here we go again. We went with Swap Force thi...
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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:34:24 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie An easy recipe for edible, washable, and fun finger paint for kids and adults alike. Kids and especially young kids, love to explore the world through touch and taste. Finger paints were an excellent invention, allowing youngsters to create art, explore colors, and get messy. The problem? Paint can...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
Rainbow Loom Bracelet Without Loom
Rainbow Loom Bracelet Without Loom - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenise2000 You can make bracelets like this with basically any amount of corners but 3 is my favourite because it looks complicated but its still stretchy and the bands are loose so they dont snap easily like i found they do in ones with more corners What You Need • some bandsYou need about 40 or 50 dependi...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:38:11 PDT
Secret spy glass mirror
Secret spy glass mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> stuartcom This project allows you to look behind you secretively BUT it also lets you see forward as well, so if you want to develop this simple project you can have two mirrors and stick them on an old pair of glasses to create spy glasses What you'll need is: a small mirror (maybe from an old, unused compa...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:02:21 PST
paper fridge magnets
paper fridge magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> mykr How to make paper shape magnets for your kids. Tools and Materials Gather your tools and materials. cute paperself adhesive laminatemagnetic tapescissorspencilsomething to trace with Trace Trace your items on the back of your chosen paper. You can also freehand if you prefer. Cut Carefully ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:32:46 PST
Video: Valentine's Day Crafts For Kids Courtneyortega I show you three easy and inexpensive Valentines that you can make with your kids to give family and friends for Valentine's Day! Video by Courtney Ortega & Clif Bosler/Star-Telegram Photos by Ross Hailey/Star-Telegram
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:51:13 PST
Baby Toy Lanyard
Baby Toy Lanyard - More DIY How To Projects]]> imburton Here is a way to make a simple lanyard for baby toys or pacifiers. Cost $2.00 each. Little sewing skill needed. Cut And Melt Cut ribbon of choice to around 3 feet. Melt the ends if it is a type of ribbon that will fray. Small Loop Sew a small loop. About 1/2 inch wider than the ribbon. S...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:49:02 PST
DIY Styrofoam Stamps
DIY Styrofoam Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz This instructable will show you how to make stamps using styrofoam. These stamps are easy and fun to make. I didn't realize until I stamped one to see how it turns out, that the styrofoam stamps give a cool smudgy pattern. Try making some right away, you'll have fun for sure! Lets start! Material...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:28:36 PDT
Indoor Fort For Kids
Indoor Fort For Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> colton_woods30 this is just a quick easy fort made with simple stuff that all children will have. it's perfect for ages 5-10. u can make small changes and customizations as you please:) have fun Things You Need a mattress2-3 blankets or bed sheets2 chairs (I found computer chairs work best)pillows(optional) S...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:17:58 PDT
Easiest Finger Puppets
Easiest Finger Puppets - More DIY How To Projects]]> freeza36 This is my first ible using the instructables app. This is the simplest puppet to make. Supplies All you need is markers and a nice set of phalanges. Draw Be creative! Use colors and experiment.
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:22:21 PDT
DIY Kids Whiteboard with Side Opening DeandrasCrafts One of my latest creations for my children were these easy, relatively inexpensive and portable whiteboards. What kids don't LOVE whiteboards?  It's like an etch-a-sketch (a toy from back in my day) but cooler because you can actually control the drawing device where you want it to go. The primary...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:08:35 PST
Build/Activity: String Puppet designsquad Design your own puppets and bring them to life with the help of string! For step-by-step instructions visit the Design Squad website. Here's what you need to make your String Puppet!     -3 straight straws (2 narrow, 1 wider)     -Fishing line (or thin string or thread)     -Scissors or single-ho...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:30:10 PST
Bubble World Ball Pit
Bubble World Ball Pit - More DIY How To Projects]]> LaurenBroadbent What child doesn't love playing in a ball pit? Instead of going to the local "Chuck E Cheese" why not have your own in the playroom? All you need is an inflatable kiddie pool and plastic balls. Inflate pool Inflate your kiddie pool For one or two toddlers a good size pool is 48" x 10". With ...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:18:14 PST
Stress Balls
Stress Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie Stress balls are a really fun and easy craft to make, especially with kids. You can mark all over your stress ball to make it your very own. Follow these easy steps to create a squishy fun stress ball! Materials: Balloon Flour Stick (either a pencil or...just a stick!) Funnel S...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 13:53:34 PST
Gifts for Kids Penolopy Bulnick Kids toys are so expensive these days.  And have so many accessories that they don't need!  Avoid all of that this season and make your kid their present!  From simple to extraordinary, you'll find a great gift for your kid right here! null null null null null null null null null null...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:46:34 PST
Tiny Treetop Table for Dolls or Stuffed Animals GingerMMM My kids and I teamed up to create a tiny little doll table from craftstore finds. Take a $4.99 box and a $2.99 plaque, attach them with Velcro tape and you've got a table. Best part is, you can store little dining toys in the box base. Using a decorative hole punch to cut blue painters tape, we cre...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 03:59:28 PDT
Tile Mosaic Magic
Tile Mosaic Magic - More DIY How To Projects]]> joanstanescu Use leftover tiles to make decorative signs. Upgrade your locker or decorate your room in a few easy steps! All you need is enough small pieces of tile to outline the number(s) or image of your choice and a larger piece on which they will all fit and you are on your way to making "Mosaic Magic"! ...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:17:53 PDT
april fools day prank
april fools day prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> nisoe                                                                                         i have done this prank a lot of times and anyone can do it i'm intering the aprilfools contest PLEASE vote for me guys! this is my first instructable chek out the reaktion i got and a video how to here: http:/...
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Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:12:03 PDT
Easy Breezy Pinwheel Light
Easy Breezy Pinwheel Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessandstavro This fun & easy project will liven up a children's room or nursery. **disclaimer!**  If you are using incandescent light bulbs, please allow yourself PLENTY of space between light bulb and paper pinwheels! We use compact fluorescents, which give off little heat. Assemble your supplies I used an...
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:13:34 PDT
Quick Infant Mittens PixyMcCrafty Adapted from My blog Having my third little bundle I had plenty of clothes for the little guy, but what I didn't have was mittens, it seems my washer has eaten every single pair over the last four years leaving me with a single dingy white one.  This really wasn't an issue when he was in Newborn si...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 16:34:52 PST
Make a Camera Backpack Out of a Box
Make a Camera Backpack Out of a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Solskinner We seem to have access to boxes and we try to reuse them in some way or another. Here is a groovy camera backpack we made out of a box and other materials we already had at home. The only thing we bought was the belt for $1.19. This is a great project for kids with an adult's help, not supervision,...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:56:59 PST
Simple Slide Soccer Game.
Simple Slide Soccer Game. - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheSunglassesDude A simple Real-life version of the Amazing Slide Soccer App. What You Need You will need: Six Pieces of each team and a piece representing the ball About half of green poster board paper  Two 7 inch by  2 1/2 pieces of black paper. Stapler,Tape, or Glue One piece of white construction paper. One r...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:25:43 PST
Easy Sunset Art [ORANGE] who8thebean 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 Using a black oil pastel crayon, draw the silhouette of your trees. Don't try to be too neat. Sq...
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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:31:32 PDT
Create Your Own Animal Game ladybanks What you'll need: • Paper • Drawing Utensil • Something to color with (optional) Note: You could probably do this on an ipad as well. I don't have one, though, so I don't know what app you'd need. Here's a fun travel game that used to entertain my sisters and I for hours during family vacations. 1...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:10:57 PDT
Free easy slingshot (gomera f�cil y gratis)
Free easy slingshot (gomera f�cil y gratis) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Cuando yo era un niño, allá por el pleistoceno, los juguetes se compraban, con mucha suerte, solamente para las grandes ocasiones: cumpleaños y alguna otra fecha excepcional. El resto del año nos teníamos que arreglar solos para jugar con lo que teníamos a mano. Si queríamos una cometa, conseguíamo...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:34:41 PDT
how to do the lattice method (mathmatics)
how to do the lattice method (mathmatics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ahjkiu Have you every had trouble on a math problem? well this will help. this was used long ago and its simple. i'm sorry, i have sloppy writing. and i took pics with my dsi cuz i couldn't find my camera. create a box create a box with with smaller squares in it by the digits... so like 8675 times 4...
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Sun, 13 Jun 2010 11:50:20 PDT
Everybunny Needs Somebunny Sometime mleverette Easy to create, knitted bunny. Change yarns and needle sizes to make it any huggable size you wish!
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 14:53:11 PDT
Make a better Bristlebot! peterjacob If you have ever made a bristlebot, then you have properly also seen it fall on its side, over, and over, and over again!...    Well, this will show you how to make one that will not fall!   ever! :D A bristlebot is very easy to make and will skate over any flat surface when done. A bristlebot is ...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:40:31 PDT
Easter.Everyone can paint. golics Easter .Easy paint . Step by step.
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Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:22:42 PDT
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls)
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) - More DIY How To Projects]]> itskadie How to make easy magnetic paper dolls for the refrigerator for cheap! I love to cook but Ive started to babysit my nephew... trying to entertain him and cook at the same time can be a little hard for me because i like to keep him in sight. while he was coloring today he wanted me to 'cut the guys...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:39:02 PST
Loud, Easy, Simple Whistle (Bic Pen)
Loud, Easy, Simple Whistle (Bic Pen) - More DIY How To Projects]]> skidodo142 This is a great whistle very similar to many whistles available from places like REI or Eastern Mountain Sports. Its is compact, since rather than using a cork ball, it simply uses air. It is cheap and only requires a bic pen. It also makes a great addition to survival kits, such as the Altoid Survi...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:16:10 PDT
Easy to Sew Sock Monster
Easy to Sew Sock Monster - More DIY How To Projects]]> candky Hi, my name is Caleb and I am ten years old and learned how to hand sew this summer. My moms friend said she had a great idea for me and I quickly got hooked on sock monsters. I have made 10 in last couple months and really enjoy creating them, naming them and now giving them away as gifts. All y...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2009 19:22:35 PDT
Kid Craft - Quick 'n Eazy Throw Pillows
Kid Craft - Quick 'n Eazy Throw Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> DebH57 Here's a really quick and easy throw pillow that we did with the girls using their choice of a sewing machine or a needle and thread. Eight year olds were able to do this with remarkable ease and very good results. All straight stitching was used and the time required was from 1/2 - 1 hour to com...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:06:49 PDT
Kid Craft - Tea Pot Cozy and Placemat
Kid Craft - Tea Pot Cozy and Placemat - More DIY How To Projects]]> DebH57 This is a fairly easy project to do that we did with kids ages 8 - 12. Quilting the piece is optional and we found the girls had the most difficulty with marking the quilting guides and keeping them in line with each other. The quilting part itself was accomplished by 10 and 12 year olds with pr...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2009 20:58:44 PDT
Kid Craft - Bath Spa Tea Bags and Sachets
Kid Craft - Bath Spa Tea Bags and Sachets - More DIY How To Projects]]> DebH57 I did this project with some of the kids I work with. Our youngest crafter for this project was four years old, our oldest was nine. For safety reasons we had the four year old use a blunt embroidery needle and thread, a 7 year old who made a bag with a hanger to hold hers by hand sewing, while the ...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2009 19:08:20 PDT
How to make a Cardboard Mini-Castle!
How to make a Cardboard Mini-Castle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> SnarflesTheWolf In this Instructable, I will teach you how to easily make a miniature castle made (With fully functional Drawbridge!) completely out of Cardboard and tape! The Materials you will need:- Cardboard- Tape (Any kind)- scissors- Something to poke holes with.- Pencil or Pen- Ruler- Paint (Optional)- Strin...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2009 21:08:28 PDT
how to make something fun and help the envirorment
how to make something fun and help the envirorment - More DIY How To Projects]]> looking for fun have you ever wanted something that is fun and helpful? well come make this all you need is 1pen, 1 milk jug, a glue gun, and something that can cut. i got my idea from last years pocket sized contest winner. milk jug get a milk jug and cut it like something like this. then set it aside for a wh...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 15:15:12 PDT
Making BioPlastics, Environmentally Friendly Plastics
Making BioPlastics, Environmentally Friendly Plastics - More DIY How To Projects]]> nrepak This is my first instructable so please try not to criticize to harshly. BioPlastics are plastics that can be made out of common household products. These are to the environment in that they contain no petroleum unlike usual plastics such as tupperware etc. Also instead of taking about 100 years to ...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:13:23 PDT
Salty Dough for sculpt
Salty Dough for sculpt - More DIY How To Projects]]> poppylo Easy to make and safety to use. I hope you will LIKE IT.Sorry about my English language unskilled. The Ingredients 1.wheat flour 230g.2.Salt 200g.3.Water 1cup4.Color Add water 1 tea spoon for Increase flexib...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 02:13:52 PDT
Kit to soap bubbles from Recycled Water Bottles
Kit to soap bubbles from Recycled Water Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> bara1962 This Instructable will show you how to craft kit to soap bubbles , from used Water Bottles. What we will need. Empty water bottle(1-1,5 lt. for adultsfor ,0,5 lt. for children),scissors,blade. Cat the bottle. Cut the top and bottom part of the bottle. Bottom part. Bottom part, is container...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2009 06:33:41 PST