Instructables: exploring - living - kids - kids - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:26:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 Construction Paper Solar Prints http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Construction-Paper-Solar-Prints/
DIY Construction Paper Solar Prints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/LQF8/HYZX3HYT/FPJLQF8HYZX3HYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/LQF8/HYZX3HYT/FPJLQF8HYZX3HYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/LQF8/HYZX3HYT/FPJLQF8HYZX3HYT.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts On a camping trip with our new Cub Scout troop and their families, one of the projects that was done while we were there was to meet Elective 12a, making solar prints as part of the Nature Crafts Elective that we were trying to fulfill while on this camping trip.The Cub Scouts all picked out their r...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:51:25 PDT
Vintage Mail Box for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Mail-Box-for-Kids/
Vintage Mail Box for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KNE4/HWZ9V392/FBRKNE4HWZ9V392.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KNE4/HWZ9V392/FBRKNE4HWZ9V392.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KNE4/HWZ9V392/FBRKNE4HWZ9V392.SMALL.jpg amalkhan It's that time of the year when being outside is absolutely magical for kids. I decided to up that ante with a mailbox just for them! Now they can receive "letters" and post their own mail! A little Imagination is all you need!See how I transform a boring old mailbox into a colorful, vintage mailbox...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:21:35 PDT
Cardboard barrel biplane. The Flyin' Lion http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-barrel-biplane-The-Flyin-Lion/
Cardboard barrel biplane. The Flyin' Lion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/V711/HW8T2EWX/FUIV711HW8T2EWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/V711/HW8T2EWX/FUIV711HW8T2EWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/V711/HW8T2EWX/FUIV711HW8T2EWX.SMALL.jpg trip janzen This Instructable will show how I built a two seat biplane using cardboard barrels, an old garden cart and a ceiling fan. This plane was designed to tow behind a small garden tractor. As always when working with any tools always wear safety glasses and wear appropriate safety gear for what you are d...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:16:56 PDT
Pallet pirate ship http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-pirate-ship/
Pallet pirate ship - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/TK0V/HVXPSOMN/F3OTK0VHVXPSOMN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/TK0V/HVXPSOMN/F3OTK0VHVXPSOMN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/TK0V/HVXPSOMN/F3OTK0VHVXPSOMN.SMALL.jpg trip janzen This Instructable will show how I built a small pirate ship out of old pallets and left over material. As always use proper safety precautions and always wear eye protection whenever working with tools. There are no plans or measurements as I built this out of whatever I had laying around. The only ...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:42:54 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
Kids play table made out of an old coffee table. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-play-table-made-out-of-an-old-coffee-table/
Kids play table made out of an old coffee table. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/KKMH/HVT145XF/FBWKKMHHVT145XF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/KKMH/HVT145XF/FBWKKMHHVT145XF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/KKMH/HVT145XF/FBWKKMHHVT145XF.SMALL.jpg trip janzen I had an old glass topped coffee table that was missing the glass and rather than throw away a sturdy table on wheels I gave it a new top and created a place for my daughter to play. Old coffee table This Instructable shows you how I built a play table if you would like to build something similar...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 01:02:08 PDT
Making Felt fast Balls with Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Felting-with-kids/
Making Felt fast Balls with Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/2L61/HVNFJAVL/F3F2L61HVNFJAVL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/2L61/HVNFJAVL/F3F2L61HVNFJAVL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/2L61/HVNFJAVL/F3F2L61HVNFJAVL.SMALL.jpg Zig Zag This workshop comes from "WEAVE! Weaving Europe: Artefacts, values & Exchanges" a European project, with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union. Textile, fibre and felt: it's a Smart Child's play: http://zigzagproject.eu For children from 3 to 5 years old and their ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 03:32:53 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
DIY Diaper Rash Cream http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Diaper-Rash-Cream/
DIY Diaper Rash Cream - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/ZUHV/HU8O95U3/FLXZUHVHU8O95U3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/ZUHV/HU8O95U3/FLXZUHVHU8O95U3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/ZUHV/HU8O95U3/FLXZUHVHU8O95U3.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Those poor baby bottoms suffer quite a bit! Think about it: all that booty movement, chaffing, not to mention wearing relentless un-breathing diapers that make air circulation on sensitive parts a joke! Enter in the life-changing diaper rash creme! This stuff is miraculous in that it can gently soot...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:25:33 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SMALL.jpg 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
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/
No Cook Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/KTTL/HTAMK4TT/FT4KTTLHTAMK4TT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/KTTL/HTAMK4TT/FT4KTTLHTAMK4TT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/KTTL/HTAMK4TT/FT4KTTLHTAMK4TT.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Play dough is the stuff childhood is made out of. Even better if the child could make the play dough! With this no cook recipe, you could have a pint-sized assistant make this half-pint of wonderful dough! Some interesting facts about this play dough recipe: because of the amount of salt used, i...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:48:13 PDT
Children's Yard Stick Growth Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/Childrens-Yard-Stick-Growth-Chart/
Children's Yard Stick Growth Chart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/SN65/HSGFWF24/FP0SN65HSGFWF24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/SN65/HSGFWF24/FP0SN65HSGFWF24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/SN65/HSGFWF24/FP0SN65HSGFWF24.SMALL.jpg mikemehak This instructable is WAY longer than needed, but that's part of the fun of making these things. The thing about kids is they grow. And they also enjoy tracking how much they grow. The problem with being adults, is that we sometimes have to move. While a door jam or behind a door is often a good...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:00:55 PST
Dinosaur Toothbrush Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Toothbrush-Holder/
Dinosaur Toothbrush Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/NSWB/HS0D3OZ1/FM3NSWBHS0D3OZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/NSWB/HS0D3OZ1/FM3NSWBHS0D3OZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/NSWB/HS0D3OZ1/FM3NSWBHS0D3OZ1.SMALL.jpg Bannockburn My son is a dinosaur fanatic like a lot of young kids. He also doesn't do a very good job of remembering to brush his teeth or keeping his bathroom nice and tidy. So, I made this toothbrush holder from a cheap dinosaur and both of these things have been remedied. I don't remember seeing this befo...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:41:09 PST
Child Tags http://www.instructables.com/id/Child-Tags/
Child Tags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/JAT3/HRKQXI3Z/F8YJAT3HRKQXI3Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/JAT3/HRKQXI3Z/F8YJAT3HRKQXI3Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/JAT3/HRKQXI3Z/F8YJAT3HRKQXI3Z.SMALL.jpg amalkhan What do you do when you lose a child in a crowded area? Besides for losing your mind and subsequently, your temper when you find said lost child, its time to become proactive by preparing your non-verbal or nearly non-verbal child(ren) with identification information secured to their clothing or s...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:28:49 PST
"You're out of this world!" Kids Valentines http://www.instructables.com/id/Youre-out-of-this-world-Kids-Valentines/
"You're out of this world!" Kids Valentines - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/NI37/HR3EIGNQ/FRTNI37HR3EIGNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/NI37/HR3EIGNQ/FRTNI37HR3EIGNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/NI37/HR3EIGNQ/FRTNI37HR3EIGNQ.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My son wanted to give something other than candy for his Valentine's Day cards. We checked one of my favorite sites together, and sure enough, he picked this valentine, because he wanted to give a bouncy ball to all his friends. This valentine was pretty cool to make, but I admit, I did all th...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:34:43 PST
Silly Putty http://www.instructables.com/id/Silly-Putty/
Silly Putty - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/EMMU/HQMN43ME/FNWEMMUHQMN43ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/EMMU/HQMN43ME/FNWEMMUHQMN43ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/EMMU/HQMN43ME/FNWEMMUHQMN43ME.SMALL.jpg amalkhan That weird sensory stuff kids and adults alike get a kick out it. Even if you don't like to admit how fun it is to play with, silly putty's bizarre texture and chemistry is definitely therapeutic. Well, who knew you could make it out of three simple ingredients you probably already have lying around...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:59:46 PST
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
No-Sew Finding Nemo Clownfish Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-Finding-Nemo-Clownfish-Costume/
No-Sew Finding Nemo Clownfish Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/DHHR/HNUEX5WM/FRODHHRHNUEX5WM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/DHHR/HNUEX5WM/FRODHHRHNUEX5WM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/DHHR/HNUEX5WM/FRODHHRHNUEX5WM.SMALL.jpg canida My daughter loves Finding Nemo, so when she asked to go trick-or-treating as Nemo, with her dad dressed as Marlin, I whipped up these super easy no-sew clownfish costumes from orange hoodies, some cheap felt, and hot glue! They really are easy, I promise: the hardest part is sourcing an orange hood...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:58:39 PST
Mason Jar Turned Sippy Cup http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Turned-Sippy-Cup/
Mason Jar Turned Sippy Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/N8E8/HNE3XKP5/FWPN8E8HNE3XKP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/N8E8/HNE3XKP5/FWPN8E8HNE3XKP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/N8E8/HNE3XKP5/FWPN8E8HNE3XKP5.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Mason jars have many uses, and here's one more to add to that ever expanding list! Now hipster toddlers can chat legos at the playground while sipping juice! Glass (read: non-plastic) food and beverage containers for kids are becoming increasingly popular. So lets hack our own version from items th...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:53:59 PST
Vertical Wind Tunnel for Kids' Toys and Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Wind-Tunnel-for-Kids-Toys-and-Balls/
Vertical Wind Tunnel for Kids' Toys and Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/5FEY/HMMFCOR3/FIW5FEYHMMFCOR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/5FEY/HMMFCOR3/FIW5FEYHMMFCOR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/5FEY/HMMFCOR3/FIW5FEYHMMFCOR3.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm For my 4-year-old's birthday party, I built a wind tunnel for her and her friends to "test" the flight characteristics of stuffed animals, balls, toys, and anything else that fit into the 4-inch diameter tube. Powered by an air pump (normally used for a bouncy house), the tunnel was oriented vertica...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:58:40 PST
D.I.Y. Thermocol Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Thermocol-Sheet-Stamps/
D.I.Y. Thermocol Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/300V/HN46NPX4/FWI300VHN46NPX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/300V/HN46NPX4/FWI300VHN46NPX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/300V/HN46NPX4/FWI300VHN46NPX4.SMALL.jpg Muhaiminah Faiz This instructable will show you how to make stamps using thermocol sheets. These stamps are easy and fun to make. I didn't realize until I stamped one to see how it turns out, that the thermocol sheet stamps give a cool smudgy pattern. Try making some right away, you'll have fun for sure! Lets star...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:28:36 PDT
Kid friendly bamboo geodesic dome http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-friendly-bamboo-geogesic-dome/
Kid friendly bamboo geodesic dome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/SWHK/HMF6QZB7/FF8SWHKHMF6QZB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/SWHK/HMF6QZB7/FF8SWHKHMF6QZB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/SWHK/HMF6QZB7/FF8SWHKHMF6QZB7.SMALL.jpg manuka Everyone loves domes- ESPECIALLY kids! The devil in their construction however relates to visualising their assembly (often not easy - even for adults!),organising cost effective materials and securing the struts! Here's a simple 1V version that uses bamboo slid into black garden irrigation hose of...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 03:52:09 PDT
Fairy Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Fairy-Door/
Fairy Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/B9HS/HLZRUW8I/F4EB9HSHLZRUW8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/B9HS/HLZRUW8I/F4EB9HSHLZRUW8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/B9HS/HLZRUW8I/F4EB9HSHLZRUW8I.SMALL.jpg Scarydad Make a Fairy Door to let the Little People in and out!  My daughter loves this. One day we were at the Renaissance Festival and saw these for sale. Of course, I said, "I can do that! Materials: 1/2" Plywood 1/8" Plywood Hinges Wooden furniture button Reflective scrapbook paper or foil Paints Wood...
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:25:36 PDT
Little Tikes Chalkboard Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Tikes-Chalkboard-Table/
Little Tikes Chalkboard Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/N07L/HLSHJ7QP/F2QN07LHLSHJ7QP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/N07L/HLSHJ7QP/F2QN07LHLSHJ7QP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/N07L/HLSHJ7QP/F2QN07LHLSHJ7QP.SMALL.jpg Jessie Marie To a kid, his or her Little Tikes table is where everything happens: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, playtime, and homework. Why not bring more function to your little one's table by adding a chalkboard top for notes and doodling? Chalkboard spray paint is an extremely useful invention that is begi...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:39:40 PDT
Parasol Yurt Fort http://www.instructables.com/id/Parasol-Yurt-Fort/
Parasol Yurt Fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/3GWK/HJKBYIF7/F6M3GWKHJKBYIF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/3GWK/HJKBYIF7/F6M3GWKHJKBYIF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/3GWK/HJKBYIF7/F6M3GWKHJKBYIF7.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu This super easy fort will provide some fun shelter for your little ones in the summer heat; whether in the back yard or on the beach. It is basically composed of a parasol with some sheets pinned along the edge of the brim. The finished construction resembles the traditional nomadic Mongolian home c...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:42:51 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
Easter or Picnic Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Easter-or-Picnic-Basket/
Easter or Picnic Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YWVO/HEI41GB7/FGOYWVOHEI41GB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YWVO/HEI41GB7/FGOYWVOHEI41GB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/YWVO/HEI41GB7/FGOYWVOHEI41GB7.SMALL.jpg makedo-able Here’s a creative Easter project that’s sure to keep you and the little ones busy these holidays. Find some boxes and make this basket to store all the treats you find along your Easter hunt. We constructed it using Makedo tools which you can find here mymakedo.com. Gather materials To create t...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:10:44 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
21 Projects Guaranteed to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Weekend http://www.instructables.com/id/21-Projects-Guaranteed-to-Keep-Your-Kids-Busy-This/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/W3MZ/GHDSJF2E/F5HW3MZGHDSJF2E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/W3MZ/GHDSJF2E/F5HW3MZGHDSJF2E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/W3MZ/GHDSJF2E/F5HW3MZGHDSJF2E.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo We know you cherish your time with your kids, but sometimes you just need flashy doohickeys and throw-able doodads to capture their attention. Instructables.com has your back. Buy yourself precious quiet time this weekend with over 20 projects guaranteed to engage and amuse even the most active of c...
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:55:58 PST
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Crayons-for-Valentines-Day-Kids-Craft/
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SMALL.jpg BounceyBunny It is my 4-year-old daughter’s first year in preschool, which means it’s the first time she gets to hand out Valentine’s Day gifts. After a considerable amount of searching for suitable craft ideas (since that’s much more fun than buying something pre-made from the store), I came across this excelle...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:53:40 PST
Crafts for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Crafts-for-Kids/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/2TLM/GLL505K7/FRM2TLMGLL505K7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/2TLM/GLL505K7/FRM2TLMGLL505K7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/2TLM/GLL505K7/FRM2TLMGLL505K7.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "Crafts for Kids" is a collection of 18 easy crafts to keep kids of all ages happily occupied and quiet for hours.  Learn how to make play-dough, magic wands, and tissue box guitars.  But watch out - you might find yourself having so much fun, you won't want to share the gluesticks!  All projects co...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:04:39 PDT
The FunFort http://www.instructables.com/id/The-FunFort/
The FunFort - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/PO50/HAQ30TDQ/FV1PO50HAQ30TDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/PO50/HAQ30TDQ/FV1PO50HAQ30TDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/PO50/HAQ30TDQ/FV1PO50HAQ30TDQ.SMALL.jpg velacreations All kids seem to like making dens, whether under furniture or trees, in little crooks or corners, with blankets or chairs - wherever and however they can. Our four year-old, Leo, is especially into “building”, having watched us construct our own home from the day he was born. He is constantly making...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:19:11 PST
Gifts for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Gifts-for-Kids/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/TTDT/HAOPWFGZ/FGETTDTHAOPWFGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/TTDT/HAOPWFGZ/FGETTDTHAOPWFGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/TTDT/HAOPWFGZ/FGETTDTHAOPWFGZ.SMALL.jpg 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
A kid's tote and what you will need to make it http://www.instructables.com/id/A-kids-tote-and-what-you-will-need-to-make-it/
A kid's tote and what you will need to make it - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/5WLL/H71GLVRH/FQE5WLLH71GLVRH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/5WLL/H71GLVRH/FQE5WLLH71GLVRH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/5WLL/H71GLVRH/FQE5WLLH71GLVRH.SMALL.jpg dstoudt70 Kids like to haul stuff around.  If they have their own personal tote they can pick up the little things and, maybe, carry them back.   TOOLS Saw (crosscut or table) Rasp or router & bits (optional) Drill Bits 1" hole saw Ruler or tape measure Ratchet & sockets Vise or a good clamp and something to...
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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 07:12:38 PDT
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
Scoochmaroo Challenge: Kids Crafts http://www.instructables.com/id/Scoochmaroo-Challenge-Kids-Crafts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/4MQR/H5TUAUOG/FVV4MQRH5TUAUOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/4MQR/H5TUAUOG/FVV4MQRH5TUAUOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/4MQR/H5TUAUOG/FVV4MQRH5TUAUOG.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo It's the last few days of summer.  How will you keep your kids entertained?  Share your fun kids' crafts with us for a chance to win these great new BonBons from Lion Brand Yarn!  Winners (alphabetical ord...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:32:38 PDT
Stomp Rocket Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Rocket-Base/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:04:07 PDT
Building a large sandbox with bench seat lids http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-large-sandbox-with-bench-seat-lids/
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:36:54 PDT
Chalk Board Jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Chalk-Board-Jeans/
Chalk Board Jeans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/9T4L/H54061RM/FII9T4LH54061RM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/9T4L/H54061RM/FII9T4LH54061RM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/9T4L/H54061RM/FII9T4LH54061RM.SMALL.jpg sunshiine I have been playing around with Chalk Board paint. I wanted to make something for the kids to enjoy before school starts. I hope this instructable will inspire them to create a pair of Chalk Board jeans! The paint is amazing to work with and has endless possibilities.  Supplies 1 Black Cha...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:24:39 PDT
Pretend Camping With The Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Pretend-Camping-With-The-Kids/
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:13:28 PDT
Quick and Dirty Easel for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Dirty-Easel-for-Kids/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/FKRO/H4AGJD0W/FO2FKROH4AGJD0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/FKRO/H4AGJD0W/FO2FKROH4AGJD0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/FKRO/H4AGJD0W/FO2FKROH4AGJD0W.SMALL.jpg fjordcarver Here is a quick way to have an art easel set up for two kids outside. It only takes a few minutes to put up and take down and uses stuff that you have lying around. All you'll need is a ladder, two old cardboard boxes, and some tape. Open the ladder, and then tape a cardboard box to each side of t...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:25:19 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
Float Legos in Your Liquid Soap Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Float-Legos-in-Your-Liquid-Soap-Bottle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/0QM0/H0OJ3LSK/FHY0QM0H0OJ3LSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/0QM0/H0OJ3LSK/FHY0QM0H0OJ3LSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/0QM0/H0OJ3LSK/FHY0QM0H0OJ3LSK.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts I saw an example of this on Pinterest, and of course, I thought to myself – I can make that! My oldest boy loves Lego’s and at first, he was hesitant to sacrifice a few of his blocks, but he changed his mind when he started to help make the bottle.  Too many times I knew he just turned on the water...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 18:16:57 PDT
How to create a hard-wearing knee patch for your kid's pants! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-hard-wearing-knee-patch-for-your-k/
How to create a hard-wearing knee patch for your kid's pants! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/0EHY/H4AGDLNR/FOY0EHYH4AGDLNR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/0EHY/H4AGDLNR/FOY0EHYH4AGDLNR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/0EHY/H4AGDLNR/FOY0EHYH4AGDLNR.SMALL.jpg projectsugru This Instructable was inspired by the lovely Ellen's post on gurus about How to save a favourite pair of trousers.  Thanks Ellen! The knees are always the first bit to go on kids pants - and it's a similar situation with the elbows on shirts. This project provides a fun and easy way to add knee or...
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 04:48:40 PDT
Doll Bed from Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Doll-Bed-from-Cardboard/
Doll Bed from Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/5ROQ/H0OIUZ7R/F165ROQH0OIUZ7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/5ROQ/H0OIUZ7R/F165ROQH0OIUZ7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/5ROQ/H0OIUZ7R/F165ROQH0OIUZ7R.SMALL.jpg sakkidra Supplies: You will need the following things to get started. Box (I used a Postal one, but a Cereal Box or Cracker box could also work) Scrap Cardboard Utility knife or Craft Knife Tape, Masking or Gaff Pencil Paper Paint Material (for mattress cover) Scrap Soft Cell Foam (Mine is leftover from a ...
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:27:11 PDT
Easy Breezy Pinwheel Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Breezy-Pinwheel-Light/
Easy Breezy Pinwheel Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/XMPV/GZUAG7JW/FHKXMPVGZUAG7JW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/XMPV/GZUAG7JW/FHKXMPVGZUAG7JW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/XMPV/GZUAG7JW/FHKXMPVGZUAG7JW.SMALL.jpg 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