Instructables: exploring - living - kids - play http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:12:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 A girl's room http://www.instructables.com/id/A-girls-room/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:14:41 PDT
Vintage Mail Box for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Mail-Box-for-Kids/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:21:35 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
Picture frame blackboards http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-frame-blackboards/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:55:39 PDT
Silly Putty http://www.instructables.com/id/Silly-Putty/
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:59:46 PST
Make a Pirate Hook for your little Salty-Sea-Dog! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pirate-Hook-for-your-little-Salty-Sea-Dog/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/2ABS/HQEA4XKC/F4Q2ABSHQEA4XKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/2ABS/HQEA4XKC/F4Q2ABSHQEA4XKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/2ABS/HQEA4XKC/F4Q2ABSHQEA4XKC.SMALL.jpg 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
Making A Cone http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Cone/
Making A Cone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/SHY4/HK4831RN/F4CSHY4HK4831RN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/SHY4/HK4831RN/F4CSHY4HK4831RN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/SHY4/HK4831RN/F4CSHY4HK4831RN.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-fort-model-of-the-Red-Fort/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:23:42 PDT
Fluffy Stuff - two ingredient play-dough http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluffy-Stuff-two-ingredient-play-dough/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/903T/HH2VOBLW/FTW903THH2VOBLW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/903T/HH2VOBLW/FTW903THH2VOBLW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/903T/HH2VOBLW/FTW903THH2VOBLW.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Mac-hand-clapping-game/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DYK3/HE081D2I/F3ADYK3HE081D2I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DYK3/HE081D2I/F3ADYK3HE081D2I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DYK3/HE081D2I/F3ADYK3HE081D2I.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Doorway-Puppet-Theater/
Doorway Puppet Theater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/0F3V/HAWBXOGG/FHR0F3VHAWBXOGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/0F3V/HAWBXOGG/FHR0F3VHAWBXOGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/0F3V/HAWBXOGG/FHR0F3VHAWBXOGG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-simple-hand-swing/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:14:36 PDT
Building Instructables For Family Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Family-Fun/
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:19:20 PDT
Mini Picnic Spot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Ville-step-by-step/
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:00:43 PDT
Small Ville :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Ville-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/BBUL/H5408H0C/FW7BBULH5408H0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/BBUL/H5408H0C/FW7BBULH5408H0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/BBUL/H5408H0C/FW7BBULH5408H0C.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-stand-turned-into-play-kitchen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/3K1T/H1YONIS3/F1U3K1TH1YONIS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/3K1T/H1YONIS3/F1U3K1TH1YONIS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/3K1T/H1YONIS3/F1U3K1TH1YONIS3.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Childrens-Cardboard-Box-Playhouse-Flat-packa/
Free Childrens Cardboard Box Playhouse (Flat-packable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/KBTR/GWF5U82K/F5LKBTRGWF5U82K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/KBTR/GWF5U82K/F5LKBTRGWF5U82K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/KBTR/GWF5U82K/F5LKBTRGWF5U82K.SMALL.jpg 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
Sweater Pie http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweater-Pie/
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:41:50 PST
Homemade Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Finger-Paints/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:25:35 PDT
Cardboard Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Boats/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:53:17 PDT
Beauty and the Beast http://www.instructables.com/id/Beauty-and-the-Beast/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/IP8H/GMX1SSI8/FQVIP8HGMX1SSI8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/IP8H/GMX1SSI8/FQVIP8HGMX1SSI8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/IP8H/GMX1SSI8/FQVIP8HGMX1SSI8.SMALL.jpg poofrabbit I was helping with a production of beauty and the beast for a children's theater.  Our budget was limited and I wasn't given a great deal of time to come up with costumes.  So, I brainstormed and you see the results here.  Sorry I don't have pictures of the process, it was all very whirl wind!
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:49:02 PDT
Not a Tree House, Not a Climbing Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Not-a-Tree-House-Not-a-Climbing-Frame/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/N980/GMIGHBPT/FM3N980GMIGHBPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/N980/GMIGHBPT/FM3N980GMIGHBPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/N980/GMIGHBPT/FM3N980GMIGHBPT.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Entertaining-Play-Kitchen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/GSYM/GITHIVGF/F0RGSYMGITHIVGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/GSYM/GITHIVGF/F0RGSYMGITHIVGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/GSYM/GITHIVGF/F0RGSYMGITHIVGF.SMALL.jpg dadudette
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Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:18:12 PST
edible peanut butter play dough http://www.instructables.com/id/edible-peanut-butter-play-dough/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:48:16 PST
Easy, Affordable, Play Dough! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Affordable-Play-Dough/
Easy, Affordable, Play Dough! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/QJMK/FYTCON1X/FIKQJMKFYTCON1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/QJMK/FYTCON1X/FIKQJMKFYTCON1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/QJMK/FYTCON1X/FIKQJMKFYTCON1X.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Wooden-Dagger/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2008 23:32:28 PDT
A Hot Chocolate Prop For Children's Role-Play http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Hot-Chocolate-Prop-For-Childrens-Role-Play/
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Tue, 8 Jan 2008 12:46:13 PST