Instructables: exploring - living - kids - fun - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:15:26 PST BLOX v1.01 Non-Soldering Solar Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Bug/
Non-Soldering Solar Bug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Our first project was the simple and fun Solar Cockroach. For the longest time we've been trying to find a fun way of making a version of that project for even younger students; and this is what we came up with!We found that younger students need a good tactile approach when it comes to solar energ...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:46:40 PDT
Blown Paint Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Blown-Paint-Monsters/
Blown Paint Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SMALL.jpg 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 ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:22:39 PDT
Kids Light Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Light-Matrix/
Kids Light Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SMALL.jpg 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...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:02:00 PDT
DIY Sidewalk Chalk http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sidewalk-Chalk/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:48:20 PDT
Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Bubble-Cloud-Makers/
Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My children and I spent a wonderful Memorial Day playing together, not something I get to do with them daily because of my choice of career.One of the things we did that day was go outside an make these recycled plastic bottle and duct-taped sock bubble makers.I had the hardest time coming up with a...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 09:56:04 PDT
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/Silky-Stretchy-Two-Ingredient-Play-Dough/
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My children and I recently tried out another two-ingredient play dough recipe that I want to share with you. An inexpensive project (in the states,) it was played with for a good thirty minutes and began drying out after about an hour.A few notes:(1) The most important piece of advice I can give is...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 22:10:55 PDT
Celebrating Instructables Club http://www.instructables.com/id/Celebrating-Instructables-Club/
Celebrating Instructables Club - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/9M4B/HVFLALO4/FJI9M4BHVFLALO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/9M4B/HVFLALO4/FJI9M4BHVFLALO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/9M4B/HVFLALO4/FJI9M4BHVFLALO4.SMALL.jpg ecsaul23 We have had a great school year in our Instructables Club! We started off small with only about 10 members, but interest has grown through the shear awesomeness of our projects, so now we have over 50 members. We went from all members attending meetings 2 days a week, to all members attending meetin...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:25:01 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
Outdoor Kids Activity: Spray Bottle Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Kids-Activity-Spray-Bottle-Painting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/Z1TN/HTG5GRC1/FY9Z1TNHTG5GRC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/Z1TN/HTG5GRC1/FY9Z1TNHTG5GRC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/Z1TN/HTG5GRC1/FY9Z1TNHTG5GRC1.SMALL.jpg GlutenFreeMama This is a REALLY fun outdoor activity for kids of all ages!!   It is inexpensive, not too messy, and perfect for those times when someone says "I'm bored!"   It never gets old either....we have done this over and over again, and its still just as fun! What you'll need: Washable tempera paint (I ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:02:11 PDT
No Cook Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cook-Play-Dough/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:48:13 PDT
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread http://www.instructables.com/id/Bread-Beads-Jewelry-Made-out-of-Bread/
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/KLVV/HH2VO704/FBXKLVVHH2VO704.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/KLVV/HH2VO704/FBXKLVVHH2VO704.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/KLVV/HH2VO704/FBXKLVVHH2VO704.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts A surprising success, the beads you see strung on my daughters necklace were made out of white bread and glue. Yes, white bread and glue. I confess I didn't think this would work. Unlike many of my other instructables, this one DID NOT start from a Pinterest pin.  I saw it in a women's magazine a...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:08:16 PDT
DIY Kids Whiteboard with Side Opening http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kids-Whiteboard-with-Side-Opening/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/O4KG/HD4VNQVU/F7VO4KGHD4VNQVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/O4KG/HD4VNQVU/F7VO4KGHD4VNQVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/O4KG/HD4VNQVU/F7VO4KGHD4VNQVU.SMALL.jpg 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
Cotton Ball Rocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cotton-Ball-Rocks/
Cotton Ball Rocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/SMPR/H6730WVP/FONSMPRH6730WVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/SMPR/H6730WVP/FONSMPRH6730WVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/SMPR/H6730WVP/FONSMPRH6730WVP.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My sweet children love to do crafts with me and when I have a spare hour - (said with a sarcastic tone and a smile) - I like to look up my Pinterest Board titled "To Do Another Day" and see if there is something I can throw together for my little ones to do. Unfortunately, not many crafts can be do...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:36:06 PDT
Tie-Dye With The Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Tie-Dye-With-The-Kids/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:45:22 PDT
Personalized Journal and Crayons http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Journal-and-Crayons/
Personalized Journal and Crayons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/5SPR/GWXYXJ7B/F5B5SPRGWXYXJ7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/5SPR/GWXYXJ7B/F5B5SPRGWXYXJ7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/5SPR/GWXYXJ7B/F5B5SPRGWXYXJ7B.SMALL.jpg jacqueline. Getting a small gift for an adult isn't too difficult. A box of candy, some candles. But what about kids? Sure, you can pick up a toy you think they might like, but there's so many toys out there, how do you know they don't already have it, or that it's something they'll like? So here's a gift you c...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:14:15 PST
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
Homemade Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Finger-Paints/
Homemade Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/HWQG/GSR9IL8O/FH0HWQGGSR9IL8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/HWQG/GSR9IL8O/FH0HWQGGSR9IL8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/HWQG/GSR9IL8O/FH0HWQGGSR9IL8O.SMALL.jpg lmnopeas These homemade finger paints are super easy to make and totally non-toxic. As a matter of fact, this recipe is completely edible. No, it doesn't taste very good, but you don't have to worry if your little one accidentally digests some either, because it's completely harmless. Also, these are really ...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:25:35 PDT
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
Kids Fun Felt Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Fun-Felt-Board/
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:10:46 PDT
BRAID THAT OCTOPUS - A Craft Project For Kids Ages 4 -10 http://www.instructables.com/id/BRAID-THAT-OCTOPUS-A-Craft-Project-For-Kids-Ages/
BRAID THAT OCTOPUS - A Craft Project For Kids Ages 4 -10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/SAO5/G8XPMD4G/FXQSAO5G8XPMD4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/SAO5/G8XPMD4G/FXQSAO5G8XPMD4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/SAO5/G8XPMD4G/FXQSAO5G8XPMD4G.SMALL.jpg khalterman When I was a young child (about 4 or 5 years old), my mom taught me how to braid by making an octopus doll and allowing me to braid its legs. The following set of instructions is a step-by-step guide on how to teach your little one how to braid. If your child is somewhat older, you can cater ...
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Sun, 9 May 2010 09:19:17 PDT
Kids Easter Crafts http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Easter-Crafts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/57XR/G7DYXZ0Z/F0F57XRG7DYXZ0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/57XR/G7DYXZ0Z/F0F57XRG7DYXZ0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/57XR/G7DYXZ0Z/F0F57XRG7DYXZ0Z.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Fun, easy kid's Easter crafts that the whole family can enjoy.   From dying eggs to making easter grass to weaving the baskets to hold them in, we've got a list of projects to keep everyone entertained.  Get out crafting tools, and get started on some of these fresh, exciting Instructables! UPCY...
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Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:13:38 PDT
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-n-Easy-Fridge-Friends-Magnetic-Dolls/
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SMALL.jpg 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
Anti-Boredom pocket kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Boredom-pocket-kit/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:23:33 PDT