Instructables: exploring - living - kids - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:10:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
DIY Sidewalk Chalk http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sidewalk-Chalk/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:48:20 PDT
Backyard Fort http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Fort/
Backyard Fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/X070/HWDFDIOG/FXPX070HWDFDIOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/X070/HWDFDIOG/FXPX070HWDFDIOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/X070/HWDFDIOG/FXPX070HWDFDIOG.SMALL.jpg 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
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...
By: trip janzen

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:16:56 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
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
Rainbow Loom Ladder Braclet http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Loom-Ladder-Braclet/
Rainbow Loom Ladder Braclet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/J7PE/HQ5K2GE1/FGSJ7PEHQ5K2GE1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/J7PE/HQ5K2GE1/FGSJ7PEHQ5K2GE1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/J7PE/HQ5K2GE1/FGSJ7PEHQ5K2GE1.SMALL.jpg shan_2004 This is a very easy and fun braclet to make. Hope you enjoy! Materials You will need: a loom, hook, elastics and a C clip. Placing The Elastics First pick three colours and start at the center peg.Put your outside colour out to the left and right peg. Now with the same colour, go all the way...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:35:28 PST
Lamp Bookends http://www.instructables.com/id/Lamp-Bookends/
Lamp Bookends - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/SYBB/HV8Y974T/FRCSYBBHV8Y974T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/SYBB/HV8Y974T/FRCSYBBHV8Y974T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/SYBB/HV8Y974T/FRCSYBBHV8Y974T.SMALL.jpg anayaphoto These are lamp bookends I made for my baby's room. The were made with a lasercutter, 3d printer, and a disc sander. I will show you the process and hopefully you can learn from some of my mistakes. The Design Process I made the outlines for the cuts in illustrator. A tip here would be to set the...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 01:02:33 PDT
RC Power Wheels For A Disabled Child http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Power-Wheels-For-A-Disabled-Child/
RC Power Wheels For A Disabled Child - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/FMCX/HU1RWU5M/FACFMCXHU1RWU5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/FMCX/HU1RWU5M/FACFMCXHU1RWU5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/FMCX/HU1RWU5M/FACFMCXHU1RWU5M.SMALL.jpg Haunted Spider Meet Oliver and his power wheels jeep. Oliver is the grandson of a good friend of mine. Oliver has Cerebral Palsy, but don't let him fool you, he loves to ride around in a power wheels vehicle just like every other kid. Oliver has an issue with some spastic movements which keep him from driving th...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 03:31:21 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
How To Make Cascarones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Cascarones/
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:18:20 PDT
DIY Dinosaur Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dinosaur-Eggs/
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:30:12 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
Tinker Sprinkler http://www.instructables.com/id/Tinker-Sprinkler/
Tinker Sprinkler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F89/KVDO/H58P33S1/F89KVDOH58P33S1.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F89/KVDO/H58P33S1/F89KVDOH58P33S1.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F89/KVDO/H58P33S1/F89KVDOH58P33S1.SMALL.jpg cjpetit If you or the kids enjoy playing with Tinker Toys, you will love playing with these sprinkler parts. Everything can be found at you local hardware store for hours of outside fun with or without the water. I created this project for my 3 younger brothers. They love to play and build things in the wa...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 16:15:41 PDT
Homemade pom-poms so you can get yer cheer on Super Bowl Sunday http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-pom-poms-so-you-can-get-yer-cheer-on-Supe/
Homemade pom-poms so you can get yer cheer on Super Bowl Sunday - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/CW87/FQHNMWYM/FK5CW87FQHNMWYM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/CW87/FQHNMWYM/FK5CW87FQHNMWYM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/CW87/FQHNMWYM/FK5CW87FQHNMWYM.SMALL.jpg otterhopdotcom This Sunday, like millions of Americans throughout the nation, you'll find yourself planting your booty on a comfortable couch, a manly-sized plate of cheesy chili-buffalo wing nachos strategically balanced on your knees, one hand cradling a soft drink cozy containing a freezing cold beverage, the ...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:56:13 PST
Skylanders Birthday Party http://www.instructables.com/id/Skylanders-Birthday-Party/
Skylanders Birthday Party - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/RGZ9/HQF9FUEU/F2PRGZ9HQF9FUEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/RGZ9/HQF9FUEU/F2PRGZ9HQF9FUEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/RGZ9/HQF9FUEU/F2PRGZ9HQF9FUEU.SMALL.jpg ecsaul23 My son Zander just turned 7 and chose the ever popular Skylanders for the theme. Skylanders has been around a little while now and there have been 3 versions released thus far: Spyro's Adventure, Giants, and Swap Force. He wasn't particular about which version so we just did a general Skylanders the...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:17:30 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
Rainbow Loom: Starburst http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Loom-Starburst/
Rainbow Loom: Starburst - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/3TER/HQ5K2MXC/F1N3TERHQ5K2MXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/3TER/HQ5K2MXC/F1N3TERHQ5K2MXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/3TER/HQ5K2MXC/F1N3TERHQ5K2MXC.SMALL.jpg shayna14 This starburst bracelet is fun and (somewhat) easy. I hope that you will enjoy this *step by step* instructions. Materials The materials that you will need are:Your loomYour hook or a crochet hookThree or more colours of elasticsC or S clip Placing The Bands Take your first colour and place ...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:10:44 PST
TV Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Protector/
TV Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RDBR/HJKBTYTW/F0LRDBRHJKBTYTW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RDBR/HJKBTYTW/F0LRDBRHJKBTYTW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RDBR/HJKBTYTW/F0LRDBRHJKBTYTW.SMALL.jpg pudtiny When our son became a button pressing, knob turning toddler it was time to protect the TV and other AV equipment with a physical barrier. The only option to buy seemed to be fire guard type things which were all far too tall. So I made the crayon fence. Tools and Supplies Supplies: The crayons a...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:50:47 PDT
How to build a Safe and Strong Baby Gate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Safe-and-Strong-Baby-Gate/
How to build a Safe and Strong Baby Gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/Z9MG/GGK2AQIP/FOYZ9MGGGK2AQIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/Z9MG/GGK2AQIP/FOYZ9MGGGK2AQIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/Z9MG/GGK2AQIP/FOYZ9MGGGK2AQIP.SMALL.jpg trevormates Like a lot of parents, our house if FULL of baby gates. We have one in practically every doorway, hallway and entrance. One of the things that my wife and I found out early is that baby gates are EXPENSIVE if you want quality (around $75 to $100 per gate). When you add to the fact that you need 4-10...
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:57:21 PST
ReUse ReMake Crayons http://www.instructables.com/id/ReUse-ReMake-Crayons/
ReUse ReMake Crayons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/P7V7/FPQLBRC9/FX0P7V7FPQLBRC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/P7V7/FPQLBRC9/FX0P7V7FPQLBRC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/P7V7/FPQLBRC9/FX0P7V7FPQLBRC9.SMALL.jpg SomArtMama We are working on Valentines gifts for my daughters pre-school class. Last week when I was cleaning I found about 100 broken crayons and I decided it was time to remake them into cute gifts. I also asked her teacher if she had any broken crayons she would like to see recycled, she has a huge bucket ...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:48:20 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
EASY MODE: "Ponyo" Wall Mural http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-MODE-Ponyo-Wall-Mural/
EASY MODE: "Ponyo" Wall Mural - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/5Q5H/HN825KIP/F7U5Q5HHN825KIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/5Q5H/HN825KIP/F7U5Q5HHN825KIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/5Q5H/HN825KIP/F7U5Q5HHN825KIP.SMALL.jpg Sars Jones I always knew that I would paint a mural for my daughters room.  I started brainstorming about themes late in my third trimester.  Then finally one day, while we were snuggled up on the couch about to watch "Ponyo," I had my moment.  As I watched the opening title sequence I was struck my the simpli...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:34:43 PDT
Cardboard Buzz Lightyear jet pack with retractable wings in 30 minutes. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Buzz-Lightyear-jet-pack-with-retractable/
Cardboard Buzz Lightyear jet pack with retractable wings in 30 minutes. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/UD7G/JOJEYWDIN2D/FNYUD7GJOJEYWDIN2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/UD7G/JOJEYWDIN2D/FNYUD7GJOJEYWDIN2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/UD7G/JOJEYWDIN2D/FNYUD7GJOJEYWDIN2D.SMALL.jpg c4l3b My 3 year old is a big Toy story fan. He has recently begun running around and acting like buzz lightyear. I thought it would be fun to make a quick cardboard cutout in the shape of buzz's wings. I got a little carried away. Overall, the project still only required a little string(or wire) a card...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2007 08:48:40 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...
By: manuka

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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 03:52:09 PDT
Make Your Room Awesome http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Room-Awesome/
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By: scientist80

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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:50:14 PDT
Quality bow and arrow gift for kids--cheap, sturdy and fast http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PVC-bow-and-arrow-gift-for-kids-cheap-sturdy-a/
Quality bow and arrow gift for kids--cheap, sturdy and fast - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/GHP6/HLZRXACT/F2TGHP6HLZRXACT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/GHP6/HLZRXACT/F2TGHP6HLZRXACT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/GHP6/HLZRXACT/F2TGHP6HLZRXACT.SMALL.jpg laserdad Need a gift for a birthday party?  Be the hero with the kids when you bust out a homemade bow and arrow set that actually works, is safe, and doesn't break. Sturdy PVC pipe and 1/16" steel cable for the bow, and a wooden dowel capped with a rubber foot does the trick! Budget $10 for parts and 45-60 ...
By: laserdad

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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:29:00 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...
By: Scarydad

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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...
By: Jessie Marie

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:39:40 PDT
Soap Box Derby Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Soap-Box-Derby-Cart/
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By: GarethMorris

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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 16:10:57 PDT
Makedo Piggy Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Piggy-Bank/
Makedo Piggy Bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/WJUG/HJKC2WOW/F3AWJUGHJKC2WOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/WJUG/HJKC2WOW/F3AWJUGHJKC2WOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/WJUG/HJKC2WOW/F3AWJUGHJKC2WOW.SMALL.jpg makedo-able This money saving Piggy Bank is lots of fun to make and helpful for saving your coins for something special. We created our Piggy Bank out of recycled materials and Makedo parts available at mymakedo.com. Gather materials To make this piggybank you need to gather 9 Makedo Re-clips, 2 Lock-hinges,...
By: makedo-able

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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:36:39 PDT
Kids Minion Back Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Minion-Back-Pack/
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By: mygibzone

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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 22:50:23 PST
Mr Text Dude http://www.instructables.com/id/Mr-Text-Dude/
Mr Text Dude - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/2I44/HKZ9IGZP/FMB2I44HKZ9IGZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/2I44/HKZ9IGZP/FMB2I44HKZ9IGZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/2I44/HKZ9IGZP/FMB2I44HKZ9IGZP.SMALL.jpg ckburcham I just thought of how people That invented texting never thought to make body s for the emotion aka ;) so I decided to Head & body So first type an o or a happy emoticon A.k.a.;)Type a Body Type a Legs Last and the least press Return and Press^ Share Send to your friends pass...
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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:48:47 PDT
Bunk Bed Ladder Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Bunk-Bed-Ladder-Fix/
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By: jdevine1

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:05:32 PDT
How to turn a closet into a cool hangout. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-closet-into-a-cool-hangout/
How to turn a closet into a cool hangout. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/ULHE/HKE9MHUD/FGRULHEHKE9MHUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/ULHE/HKE9MHUD/FGRULHEHKE9MHUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/ULHE/HKE9MHUD/FGRULHEHKE9MHUD.SMALL.jpg Andrew24241  Ok before we begin I want to say that this will work with any closet mine was a conjoined. The smaller it is the less space and cool things can go into it. Now you will need a place for all the stuff in your closet. Store them wherever you like but if its messy like mine it might take a while. Cl...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:41:51 PDT
Drawer Dividers http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawer-Dividers/
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By: jonathondk

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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:13:53 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...
By: Renard_Bleu

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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:42:51 PDT
Portable Fort-in-a-Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Fort-in-a-Can/
Portable Fort-in-a-Can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/89FE/HJKC2AAZ/FOX89FEHJKC2AAZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/89FE/HJKC2AAZ/FOX89FEHJKC2AAZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/89FE/HJKC2AAZ/FOX89FEHJKC2AAZ.SMALL.jpg WillyWatts Hello everyone! have you ever been in a situation where you're really wanting to make a fort but have no materials? like in a movie theater, at the mall or even in your car? Well now you can, with the ALL NEW portable Fort in a Can!  Parts and Tools Parts: RC Motor assembly (motor, ESC, battery ...
By: WillyWatts

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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 15:31:02 PDT
Non-Standard Child Bicycle Fit to Tandem with Adult Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Standard-Child-Bicycle-Fit-to-Tandem-with-Adul/
Non-Standard Child Bicycle Fit to Tandem with Adult Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/076K/HJAHSIGJ/FTQ076KHJAHSIGJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/076K/HJAHSIGJ/FTQ076KHJAHSIGJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/076K/HJAHSIGJ/FTQ076KHJAHSIGJ.SMALL.jpg openproducts This Instructable is relevant only if you have a FollowMe-Tandem (see Instructable Parent-Child Tandem - Non-Standard Connection) and you'd like to know whether a special type of children's bicycle (namely the Rennrad 18 by S'cool Kids Bikes) can be connected to it. Or vice versa, you have the Rennr...
By: openproducts

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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:20:04 PDT
Packing crate forts http://www.instructables.com/id/Packing-crate-forts/
Packing crate forts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/C1N9/HJB0J8GA/F27C1N9HJB0J8GA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/C1N9/HJB0J8GA/F27C1N9HJB0J8GA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/C1N9/HJB0J8GA/F27C1N9HJB0J8GA.SMALL.jpg makendo Kids love playing in forts, so when a couple of big plywood packing crates were being disposed of from work, I snaffled them and with a bit of modification converted one into a castle with drawbridge for inside play, and another into a playhouse for the garden. Materials and tools I used a cordle...
By: makendo

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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:58:38 PDT
How To: Slush Drink Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Slush-Drink-Maker/
How To: Slush Drink Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/2ZQR/HJAI0IKL/FFG2ZQRHJAI0IKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/2ZQR/HJAI0IKL/FFG2ZQRHJAI0IKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/2ZQR/HJAI0IKL/FFG2ZQRHJAI0IKL.SMALL.jpg the batman You Will Need A small rounded piece with a a hole in the middle the same size as the motor drive(like the one shown in the picture) a pair of scissors, a glue gun, a motor, battery pack, some wire, a stand for the glass and motor, a container for the battery, two metal meccano piece with eleven ...
By: the batman

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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 07:54:41 PDT
Bounty Hunter Jet Packs! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bounty-Hunter-Jet-Packs/
Bounty Hunter Jet Packs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/07VT/HI3TRR8S/FNN07VTHI3TRR8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/07VT/HI3TRR8S/FNN07VTHI3TRR8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/07VT/HI3TRR8S/FNN07VTHI3TRR8S.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Ever since the Jet Packs of 2012, my son has requested a Bounty Hunter Jet Pack... like Jango or Boba Fett. Here's how we did it! Let's get started... You will need: 2 1-liter bottles 1 2-liter Felt Spray paint Buckle...or seat belt webbing straps... cardboard hot glue/gun We started by removing...
By: doodlecraft

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:07:42 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...
By: DeandrasCrafts

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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:25:49 PDT
The Structure for Cob Playhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Structure-for-Cob-Playhouse/
The Structure for Cob Playhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/V9NB/HH2VMDD8/F5JV9NBHH2VMDD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/V9NB/HH2VMDD8/F5JV9NBHH2VMDD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/V9NB/HH2VMDD8/F5JV9NBHH2VMDD8.SMALL.jpg ghettocottage This is my attempt at making sketches for the structure of the Cob Playhouse I posted last week: http://www.instructables.com/id/Naturally-Cool-Cob-Playhouse/ Someone was asking for more information about how the structure was put together, but I did not have any photos of the process. I did my bes...
By: ghettocottage

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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:57:24 PDT
Makedo Pizza Box Gramophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Pizza-Box-Gramophone/
Makedo Pizza Box Gramophone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/O5TT/HGU2P7JJ/FSJO5TTHGU2P7JJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/O5TT/HGU2P7JJ/FSJO5TTHGU2P7JJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/O5TT/HGU2P7JJ/FSJO5TTHGU2P7JJ.SMALL.jpg makedo-able Planning a pizza night in? Boy have we got a fun project for you. Here, we show you how to turn your pizza box into a Makedo Gramophone that really works. All you need to make this amazing musical creation is a pizza box, some paper, a pencil and pin, plastic lids, an old vinyl record and Makedo pa...
By: makedo-able

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Sun, 19 May 2013 20:55:47 PDT