Instructables: exploring - living - kids - play Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:51:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sofa armrest transformed into a swing seat
Sofa armrest transformed into a swing seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Omer O I have found an old woodensofa that someone threw away; its armrest had a nice shape so I've removed itfrom the sofa's Chassis and took it with meI was wondering what I can make from it….Because of its special curved shape, I've decided to create a swing seat for children. The first thing I did ...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:48:57 PDT
Adaptive Playscapes
Adaptive Playscapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger Adaptive Playscapes is a collaborative project between KIDMob, Public Workshop, California College of the Arts, and the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco. The goal was to create a kid-built, mobile, modular play structure to be installed publicly on Market Street in San Francisco. ...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:33:38 PDT
Turn a Cardboard Box Into A Kid's Stove
Turn a Cardboard Box Into A Kid's Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYTanya By simply using a cardboard box, cardboard paper, cheap white spray paint, black and silver glitter card stock paper, a silver hologram party hat, a laundry soap bottle cap, a glue gun, and a few items I had on hand, I created a play stove for my 18 month old. Creating the body of the stove I us...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 23:44:56 PDT
TUTORIAL: DIY Cardboard Fire Truck Engine
TUTORIAL: DIY Cardboard Fire Truck Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> hometownbetty Materials:large cardboard box (recommend using a toilet bowl sized box at a local hardware store)utility knifelong ruler (or T-bar)penciltacky glueclear moving tapewhite duck tapered construction paper (recommend red card stock paper or red glitter paper)gold card stock paperblack paper plates(2) 3M...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 08:49:42 PDT
Homemade Play Dough
Homemade Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sheldy123 Kids love play dough, but is it affordable if you can make your own for under $1.00 Materials 1 cup flour1/2 cup salt1/2 cup water(If it is too dry add more water)(If it is too sticky add more flour)Food coloring Steps In a saucepan add the waterThen add the flour little by little and stirring...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:10:39 PDT
A girl's room
A girl's room - More DIY How To Projects]]> abugslife99 My brother recently moved out of my room so I got to redecorate it. My favorite color is pink so there is a lot of pink in the room. I don't miss all his animals skins.PS Please excuse all my makeup but I'm heading off to a ballet performance and Mom says the makeup looks good under the stage lights...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:14:41 PDT
Vintage Mail Box for Kids
Vintage Mail Box for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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...
By: DeandrasCrafts

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Sat, 24 May 2014 22:10:55 PDT
Picture frame blackboards
Picture frame blackboards - More DIY How To Projects]]> belpeor I had some spare frames that had come down when we changed things around in our store, they'd been sitting around for ages just collecting dust so I decided to put them to good use. Remove the backing board Most frames will come with a backing board, hopefully think enough to withstand the pre...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:55:39 PDT
Silly Putty
Silly Putty - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Make a Pirate Hook for your little Salty-Sea-Dog! NelsonStudios My son loves playing with wood and Jake and the Pirates, in that order.  I had told him offhand that we should make a pirate hook at bed time one night.  According to his mother that was ALL he talked about the next day.  When I walked in the door from work I was greeted with "Daddy you're home! Can...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:38:34 PST
Homemade Play Dough
Homemade Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> kkat567 Play dough is fun to play with and with this no cook recipe It is easy way to play. All you need is flower salt water and measuring cups a bowl and food coloring (optional). Dry Ingredients Mix 1/4 cup salt with 1 cup flower in a bowl. Wet Ingredients Once the salt and flower is mixed toge...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:56:53 PDT
Making A Cone
Making A Cone - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club We actually have had 100's of people ask us how to make a cone. Granted most of them were in grade school but it led us to believe there must be an instructable on this. Cones can be used for many things. Such as traffic cones, snow cones, cones of a rocket, decorations, hats, etc. Check us out at...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:43:55 PDT
Cardboard fort
Cardboard fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> BobbyJones2000 This is a fort that is made out of cardboard. I got this idea by deciding I wanted to make a fort, but I also wanted to make a castle, so here is the result: a sturdy, well made, cardboard fort. The materials You will need a lot of cardboard, so be sure to save some from moving or from large pack...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:23:42 PDT
Fluffy Stuff - two ingredient play-dough DeandrasCrafts What do you get when you mix shaving cream with corn starch? You get fluffy stuff (a mold-able play-with-me dough) that could be used to make summer snowballs. I don't know if I found a cheaper way to entertain a group of children ranging from seven to two for an hour. Blogger mamas throughout th...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:25:49 PDT
Big Mac hand clapping game ecsaul23 This is one of those hand clapping games most of us grew up with in the 90s but that most youth today dont know so I decided to share it to bring it back in :) This one is meant for groups of people instead of just 2 people like most of these types of games are. The more people, the better. Theres i...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:23:41 PST
Doorway Puppet Theater
Doorway Puppet Theater - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellovillain Entertaining kids is one thing. Entertaining kids in a way which excites their imagination and promotes their creativity is another. That's why, when my brother asked me to make a Doorway Puppet Theater for our nieces, I was more than happy to lend my sewing skills towards a great gift for the litt...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:50:14 PST
Make a simple hand swing
Make a simple hand swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> chipper35 Rope swings, tire swings......the stuff childhoods are made of, right? Each kind/type of swing has its own unique value. This instructable will cover how to make a hand swing (sometimes called a "spinner swing"). Supplies required are, quite simply: * 1 long piece of heavy rope (synthetic is best,...
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:14:36 PDT
Building Instructables For Family Fun
Building Instructables For Family Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine I have been trying to come up with ideas for the "Maker Mom's contest." Tonight I realized I already had everything that I needed to write up the instructable that best suited my idea of what scoochmaroo says: "Yeah, we want to see how you have fun with your families - building things together, c...
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:19:20 PDT
DIY Mini Picnic Spot!
DIY Mini Picnic Spot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz I just love making these... I used to make these for my friends and cousins when I was at school. In the last step you can see some pictures of another miniature scenario model, which I made for my younger sister. I was inspired to make another one for my youngest sister and she loves it. Things y...
By: Muhaiminah Faiz

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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:00:43 PDT
Small Ville :) Muhaiminah Faiz It was fun to make... and turned out real cute... you can make these for the little ones, they'd really like it (I made it for my lil sis and she Things you need to make a small ville:- 1) Cork sheets ( for the base, background, house, tree...) 2) Poster colors, paint brush.  3) Blue polythene pape...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:55:12 PDT
TV stand turned into play kitchen! craftdaddy This is a little play kitchen that I made for my girls out of an old TV stand.  Some day I'll add a step-by-step once I figure the site out a bit better!
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Fri, 18 May 2012 08:43:26 PDT
Free Childrens Cardboard Box Playhouse (Flat-packable)
Free Childrens Cardboard Box Playhouse (Flat-packable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHARLESCRANFORD Children love a cardboard box playhouse.  Usually they are built, played with for an afternoon and then thrown away, or hopefully recycled.  This Instructable will show you how to make a playhouse that can be built using only two bicycle boxes, in about five minutes, that can be flat-packed for stor...

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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:00:37 PST
Homemade Finger Paints
Homemade Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Cardboard Boats - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Not a Tree House, Not a Climbing Frame gsport george I wanted to build something for my children to play in and on. Something like a climbing frame (Jungle Jim?) or a tree house. But none of our trees are really big enough yet for a proper treehouse, and lots of climbing frames are a bit hard on the eye. So this is something in-between. It is partly ...
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Fri, 22 Apr 2011 17:30:30 PDT
"Entertaining" Play Kitchen dadudette
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Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:18:12 PST
Easy, Affordable, Play Dough!
Easy, Affordable, Play Dough! - More DIY How To Projects]]> FeebleReaper Play dough is a fun, clay - like substance that kids love! It is very easy to make, and provides hours of fun! It can be expensive to buy at stores, but it's very easy and costs nothing to make it at home! The only materials you will need are: 1/2 cup salt 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour food dye (any...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:11:11 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Dagger
How To Make A Wooden Dagger - More DIY How To Projects]]> starbucks starwars and lotrs oh my this instructable will help you make a nice wooden dagger its simple to make you should have some skill with wood but very little enjoy this dagger but do not attack anyone with it gathering your supplies almost every thing can be found at lows 1st small piece of property stake about eleven ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2008 23:32:28 PDT
A Hot Chocolate Prop For Children's Role-Play
A Hot Chocolate Prop For Children's Role-Play - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman #2 son came home from school with a request for an old mug. His teacher said it was to be filled with fake hot-chocolate for a role-play corner about penguins (I guess even they feel the cold eventually), and would be ruined as a cup. Ten second's inspiration, and twenty minute's work later, I'd s...
By: Kiteman

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Tue, 8 Jan 2008 12:46:13 PST