Instructables: exploring - living - home - popular Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:19:31 PST BLOX v1.01 It's Christmas soon! Time to make a stylish & unique ADVENT WREATH!
It's Christmas soon! Time to make a stylish & unique ADVENT WREATH! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ninchen There is a custom here in Germany to have an Advent Wreath on the four weeks before Christmas.On each Sunday in Advent, a further candle is lighted, i.e. one candle on 1st Sunday, two candles on 2nd Sunday, etc.Though being from Christian origin, many non-religious people have Advent Wreaths at home...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:59:03 PST
Hang Art on a Staircase!
Hang Art on a Staircase! - More DIY How To Projects]]> smithallen_studio So you've just got some great new art but all your walls are full, the only place left is your staircase, what do you do? With some planning and simple jigs you can hang your work on the stair and ensure it's level and straight. Supplies Art to Be hungHammerFinishing Nails(Or Drill and Screws)Pe...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:48:14 PST
Fairy Garden
Fairy Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> TamarasSoliloquy I saw a kit for a fairy garden in a big box story and was blown away. They were offering a cheap plastic terracotta colored pot base with cheap fairy type accessories for $25.00. Determined not to be hoodwinked by buying such an item while parting with my $25.00 I decided to make my own. Gathe...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:57:30 PST
Automated Pop-up Kitchen Spice Rack
Automated Pop-up Kitchen Spice Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Firgelli Automations - How To This is a simple Kitchen Automation project. A Firgelli Automation FA-400-12-18" stroke linear actuator was used to pop up this spice rack. Of course the top would typically be the granite square that was cut out originally, and the spice rack could be a coffee machine, microwave, TV, wine rack or a...
By: Firgelli Automations - How To

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Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:19:00 PDT
Easy silhouette/murals. no talent needed
Easy silhouette/murals. no talent needed - More DIY How To Projects]]> vatkin Hi,I'm going to show you a couple of ways to decorate your walls with a silhouette or an image of your choosing. These few easy steps require almost no artistic skills nor do they cost a lot to do.All you need is:-projector (you can also use an overhead projector for silhouettes).-Paint. I will expl...
By: vatkin

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:23:40 PDT
Custom Switch covers
Custom Switch covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Spice up those boring old plain white light switch plate covers! Make your own! The beauty of making your own is that you can choose the image, the layout, and the colors as well as totally amaze your kids with your awesomeness.You will need: 1. Switch covers (I buy over-sized white plastic ones at...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:57:14 PDT
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Jars
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> hauntedhousewife Today I'm going to show you how to recreate these rad Nightmare Before Christmas jars (aka canisters).These are replicas of the ones Sally uses in the soup to poison Dr. Finkelstein. Disney released an actual set several years ago. They aren't very big, though. They're hard to find nowadays and on ...
By: hauntedhousewife

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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:30:56 PDT
Sandblasting Glass
Sandblasting Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> heypatima Sandblasting glass is fun and easy! It's a great way to repurpose old bottles to use around the house. Materials needed:- Clean and dry glass bottles, vases, or drinking glasses- Masking tape (a variety of widths)- Exacto knife- Cutting board- Straight edge- Sandblaster- Your design! Setting Up Yo...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:44:01 PDT
Prepping your Home for Winter/Summer while saving $$$
Prepping your Home for Winter/Summer while saving $$$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> teaMJPx Usually, during the Cold Winter months and Hot Summer months, the bills for Gas/Electricity in my house jump through the roof. The higher bills, of course, are due to the usage of the furnace (for Winter) or the air conditioning (for Summer) running all the time. This year, I decided to make a dent ...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:05:17 PDT
Project Yolk
Project Yolk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Studio Egg The act of cooking and preparing food brings with it many subtleties and nuances. From finding the perfect way to pepper a salad to the ultimate technique in which to scramble eggs – a long debated issue between many cooks. This mass of personal preferences combined with the countless tools and gadg...
By: Studio Egg

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:57:54 PDT
simple distressed display boxes
simple distressed display boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> thelastofthegentlemen I needed a way to display part of my vintage camera collection so here it is! planning take some time and think about how it might look and whether it will work with the style of the room..and remember little projects like this are meant to be fun :) and this one is very cheap material wise so it...
By: thelastofthegentlemen

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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:13:37 PDT
INSTANTLY save MONEY!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ultimate Warrior After listening to my refrigerator CONTINUOUSLY run (yes the coils are clean, AND it is well serviced), I began to think about a way to keep it from RUNNING so much! I'm a single guy, and I shop for groceries for myself day to day, leaving my refrigerator NEAR EMPTY!Although I'd LOVE to just unplug ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:21:34 PDT
Nailed it!
Nailed it! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bojarski Make a simple and easy, yet beautiful wall decoration. Material you will need NailsHammerYarn A wooden plank (make sure it is not very thick otherwise you may hammer the nails through it) Choose a text, image etc... 1. Choose a text or a picture you like and cut it out on paper. 2. Tape the ...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:39:37 PDT
Easiest Bed Bug Trap
Easiest Bed Bug Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> manicmonday To start mix your sugar/yeast solution to bait the trap. Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide, and yeast produce it as they feed on sugar. Mix 2 cups of pure cain granulated sugar to 2 liters warm water. Use bottle or filtered water so to not have chlorine. Add a little yeast. If you buy a pack...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 19:35:32 PST
Small Rabbit Farming
Small Rabbit Farming - More DIY How To Projects]]> Clarion Small rabbit farming. Under ten animals. This is to document my three years of rabbit farming and to give insight to anyone who is looking to do very small farming and may have restrictions such as land, time, knowledge etc. There's a lot of books and information but many of these offer strict breed...
By: Clarion

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Mon, 12 May 2014 19:01:58 PDT
Get Household Batteries For Free
Get Household Batteries For Free - More DIY How To Projects]]> GeekTinker This short instructable will show you how a person can get free usable batteries, possibly delivered right to them.   Not only can free batteries be had, but the environment can be helped as well.  This is especially useful for charities and non-profits, which can go through a lot of batteries thro...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:07:08 PDT
Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Clean Your Garbage Disposal - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Quick and easy steps to clean your garbage disposal and help it run more effectively.   Garbage disposals are wonderful built-in kitchen tools. They take almost whatever we give them and make it disappear--down the drain and out of sight.  Despite the heavy work load they take on, they are often ne...
By: kelleymarie

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:44:03 PDT
Quarter Ring
Quarter Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> ccroft1 This is a simple ring that looks great with the here's tool marks. Just a little wire wheel and it will shine and get everyone's attention. Items you will need:* quarter* jewelers mandril* drill or punch and die set* steel file (whatever kind works for you)* dremel tool (with wire wheel, cutter/file...
By: ccroft1

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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:44:30 PDT
Mess Free Easter Eggs
Mess Free Easter Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Easy, quick, and mess free way to decorate your Easter eggs this year with temporary tattoos.  Whether you are creating an easter centerpiece or decorating eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide, temporary tattoos are a fun new way to do so. Temporary tattoos offer endless decorating possibilities for y...
By: kelleymarie

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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:08:46 PDT
Daydream Chair
Daydream Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> wei wei A chair for daydreaming. Structure made of fiberglass, upholstered with Knoll wool felt.  white styrofoam 3'' thickness 9 oz satin weave fiberglass 38'' width (20 yards) 50'' width honeycomb shaped coremat (4 yards) 314 Tap plastics epoxy resin (1 gal) +143 hardner (1/2 gal) Cal-O-Sil glass microbe...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:22:32 PDT
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Three easy ways to clean your paint brushes. We've all done it, let paint dry on our paint brushes and then kicked ourselves later for it. I know that some of us have even thrown those brushes away thinking that we've missed the opportunity to save it's beautiful bristles--tsk tsk. This Instructabl...
By: kelleymarie

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:57:20 PDT
How to Make and Recycle Paper
How to Make and Recycle Paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chopsteeq We all know that recycling paper is one way of reducing our ecological footprint by lowering the total amount of waste we produce. However, many people don't know how paper is actually recycled, or even how much of the items they put out in recycling bins actually gets recycled. In this article I wi...
By: Chopsteeq

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Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:52:45 PDT
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A simple how-to for removing pills on your favorite sweater or piece of clothing with tools you already have at home. Clothes of all types, sizes, shapes, and fibers have pilled for all of time and will continue to pill into the future. While it's true that some sweaters or other woven garments tak...
By: kelleymarie

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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:26:11 PST
Replace hooks with sugru + magnets
Replace hooks with sugru + magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru There are two sides to everything, shelves are no exception. For most of us keeping things organised can feel like a constant battle. Declutter your space with this simple idea. This hack will save you a few seconds, a few times a day, and oh man are those few seconds satisfying! For this p...
By: projectsugru

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:42:34 PST
How to create a universal cable grip on any surface
How to create a universal cable grip on any surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru Here's a way to tackle one of the biggest problems technology has brought us...cables. Until completely cordless technology comes around, cables will continue to infuriate both at home and in the office. This solution is an easy way to keep them under control, and stop them slipping off your desk. ...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:36:43 PST
10$ shoe organizer
10$ shoe organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobaw Over the years I've aquired quite some shoes, and in my current situation I don't have a whole lot of space to store them all. Hence, I came up with this cheap and simple solution for all my shoes. The beauty of this idea is it's super cheap, super simple and can grow along with your collection of ...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:55:31 PST
Clean Wool at Home
Clean Wool at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan That amazing wool sweater cost you an arm and a leg, and now its dry-cleaning bill will cost you even more extremities! Suddenly, you start avoiding wearing that soft, amazingly warm Sheep's Sacrifice fearing that it'll sustain an impossible stain, or worse, a perspiration stench. The paradox is un...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:26:43 PST
Automatic Hallway Runner Lights
Automatic Hallway Runner Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO You know how it goes - you wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, can't see anything, and knock something valuable over. Or, you come home late, the lights are already off, and you stub your toe trying to find the switch. No longer! We've solved the problem of late-night lighting...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:15:43 PST
FREE Wound FX at Home- Last minute laceration
FREE Wound FX at Home- Last minute laceration - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lftndbt This I'ble will show you how to create wound FX, at home on the cheap. With only a few items from around the average home, we shall try to accomplish some authentic looking last minute effects for our Halloween ensemble.This was created in under 45min, done 1 handed obviously. That includes picture ...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:13:00 PDT
Infallible Asthma Remedy
Infallible Asthma Remedy - More DIY How To Projects]]> AcoAco Over 20 years ago, while standing in a line, an unknown lady approached my mother and gave her a simple recipe that forever changed her life. My mom was very ill at the time and her conventional asthma medicines weren't  doing much for her.  Without thinking twice, she went to the supermarket, and f...
By: AcoAco

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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:20:42 PDT
DIY Aloe Vera Gel
DIY Aloe Vera Gel - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts This Instructable will show you how I (and I emphasize I) make homemade Aloe Vera Gel. I personally use it as a moisturizer on my aging sun-kissed, exposed chest skin and neck, hoping that it will rejuvenate it over the long run and keep that part of my skin looking young. One of the reasons I am ...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:49:26 PDT
Clean yer carpets on the cheap!
Clean yer carpets on the cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> CYNICALifornia I love my dogs. The mess the make? not so much. Thus I find myself cleaning the carpets in my home about every six months. It keeps the house smelling clean, carpets looking nice, and, most importantly, the wife happy. These are some tips to get the most bang for your buck while cleaning your home ...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:06:30 PST
The absolutely Free toothache home remedy
The absolutely Free toothache home remedy - More DIY How To Projects]]> SHELLPD Good Day my fellow instructable  peeps! This easy to follow and free toothache home remedy , is a favorite of mine. It is my favorite because it is so simple and free. I don't know about you folks, but I do Love free stuff. This home remedy has been a life safer for me! So with out further ado, here...

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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 20:05:53 PDT
Year Old Carpet Stains GONE
Year Old Carpet Stains GONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> zybro Your Weapons Baking SodaVinegar-Water 50/50 Mix Apply Baking Soda Cover the stains with a layer of baking soda. Spray With Vinegar-Water null Wait A Few Hours null Scrub It Loose Scrub the vinegar-baking soda paste loose. Sweep It Up null Bask In Glory null
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 05:50:53 PDT
Textured Ceramic Coasters
Textured Ceramic Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano Last spring I was in Philadelphia and visited the Barnes Foundation. Afterwards I went into the gift shop. I was admiring a lovely ceramic persian tray and coasters. The items were a bit out of my price range, however, I examined them and thought "I can make that!" Barnes Foundation Platter This ...
By: Susan Cirigliano

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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 14:14:56 PDT
Cat House
Cat House - More DIY How To Projects]]> This is a heated cat house that will keep your outside cat warm and cozy all winter long. There is enough room inside for food, water and a bed. Inside the house the water will not freeze even when it is freezing outside. Start You may need to train your cat to use the house by feeding them insid...

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Sun, 26 Oct 2008 12:48:44 PDT
Self Petting Station
Self Petting Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   This is a fun little project that can be completed in an hour or two depending on what you have laying around the house.  It's a self-petting station for your cats so that they can get a good back scratching while you're at work or away on vacation.  I found the Ad while looking for toys to keep m...
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 15:57:23 PDT
Paper Mache Skeletons
Paper Mache Skeletons - More DIY How To Projects]]> Radioactive_Legos Halloween just wouldn't be complete without a few skeletons laying around. The problem is, there simply isn't a perfect solution commercially available. The Big Lots skelies (known by home haunters as Bluckies) are cheap, but they look like a bulbous mess. Then there's the defective medical teach...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2008 14:28:48 PST
Homemade Movie Poster Light-box
Homemade Movie Poster Light-box - More DIY How To Projects]]> H.C.S. Studios      For my first ever Instructable, I am going to show you all how to make a light-box for movie posters, like at movie theaters!  Posters made for light-boxes are often referred to as double-sided, mirror sided or duratrans; their backs have a slightly faded mirror image of the front and they let ...
By: H.C.S. Studios

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Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:41:50 PDT
Make a Twin Draft Guard (for Free!)
Make a Twin Draft Guard (for Free!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> jwystup The twin draft guard is basically a door snake like people have been using for years. But, this one has the added advantage of staying with the door when you open and close it. After using a traditional snake (which I also made myself) for one winter, I know how much of a pain it is to move every ti...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:05:48 PST
How To Sell Your Home For The Highest Price
How To Sell Your Home For The Highest Price - More DIY How To Projects]]> Very Handy Andy Your house is your biggest asset and yet many people needlessly lose money when they sell their homes. These steps will show you how to quickly sell your home for the highest possible price. The golden rule is to help people buy into a lifestyle; to imagine themselves moving effortlessly into your ...
By: Very Handy Andy

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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 04:29:40 PDT
House Number
House Number - More DIY How To Projects]]> discovery3 This is a semi art deco style house number/address made from laser cut wood. It is an affordable, practical, safe, and fun project for people of any age. While the design I use is art deco style, my intention is to simply demonstrate a concept of how you can implement your own interests and ideas ...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:56:03 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade
Lace Inkodye Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lumi This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results. We were able to transfer the pattern of lace onto our lampshade by using the photographic property of Inkodye. It's like magic! The lamp we used was found at Ikea for $15, but any cotton or linen lampshade will work...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 PDT
Magnetic Push Pins
Magnetic Push Pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> harari Push pins are usually used to pin notes to a cork board. it's aesthetic and organized, but a magnetic board is (in my opinion) more so, and it's safer for kids etc. I, personally, like a clean and uniform design. I don't like a refrigerator full of weird magnets, but sometimes you gotta hang somethi...
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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:30:06 PDT
Make Your Own Fabric Conditioner ChronicCrafter Once upon a time I was out of fabric conditioner and money. That's pretty much the story of my life really. Anyway, in a desperate attempt, I raided the cupboards in the hope of making my own and it ended up being one of the best conditioners I'd used. It is also incredibly easy to make! Unfortun...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:52:36 PDT
making concrete balls
making concrete balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> firehorse After seeing industrial geometric accessories for the home and garden I wanted to make some for myself.  They are really easy and I'm sure you'll enjoy working with concrete too.  The possibilities are endless!  Thanks! getting organized Gather your supplies and tools together.  Tools include: sa...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 23:03:25 PDT
Stitch Yourself Shut- Surgery at home.
Stitch Yourself Shut- Surgery at home. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lftndbt Perform surgery at home. This I'ble will show you how to stitch up a wound. It will provide guidelines to follow, as to assist you in performing your own surgery at home.This I'ble does not substitute for a qualified opinion, yet provides general purpose information to assist those not fortunate eno...
By: Lftndbt

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Sat, 20 Sep 2008 08:30:53 PDT
Homemade Air Freshener Gel DeandrasCrafts I wanted to share my experience with making these easy and useful Air Freshener Gels.  A relatively low cost Do-It-Yourself room air freshener, you may have all the ingredients already! I keep one in each vehicle and at my desk at work. The total time it takes to make is about five to six (5-6) mi...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:11:04 PST
General Tso's (mostly natural) Lozenges
General Tso's (mostly natural) Lozenges - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate I don't get sick often but growing up I was getting Strep throat every year; luckily I haven't had it for a few years. Right now I can almost feel it coming on so I was looking into prevention/home remedies because I'm currently on the Curonian Spit, in Lithuania, which is quite isolated...So for a ...
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Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:27:25 PST
Spool Car
Spool Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> Childrens Museum of Houston Make a rubber-band powered wooden racer! A great, pocket-sized toy to explore transformation of energy. Bascially, a precursor to the wind-up car... This is one of the projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston . Produced in partnership ...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:13:59 PST