Instructables: exploring - living - kids - craft - featured Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:37:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Upcycled LEGO Crayons
Upcycled LEGO Crayons - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShopWalrus What starts as one little box of crayons can multiply into a massive basket as soon as you turn your back--instantly you've got a mess of waxy fragments of questionable color and origin on your hands. These pieces have a way of falling to the bottom of the barrel in favor for the pointy, shiny new c...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:00:56 PST
'Hello' Rocks
'Hello' Rocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nicola283 This cute and simple design creates an eye-catching display that is fun and easy to do. So simple and easy! Heres The List: Scrubbing Brush Black Paint Paint Brush (not too thick) Black Pencil Finding A Stone Find a stone any size you want that is fairly flat and easy to write on. Scrub, ...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:38:29 PST
DIY Construction Paper Solar Prints
DIY Construction Paper Solar Prints - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
DIY Cookie Cutter for an Instructables Robot
DIY Cookie Cutter for an Instructables Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Passion Make This instructables is based on how to create a cookie cutter for a customized design. This is the first time I am posting something in the craft column. While baking cookies I always wanted few shapes which are sometimes difficult to find in the shops. It was always in my mind of how to create a cus...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 19:28:41 PDT
Painted Spoons
Painted Spoons - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Same ol' boring spoons got you yawning? Spruce them up with a little bit of whimsy and color!In this instructable, I'll show you how to paint wooden cooking spoons. Let's get started! Materials For this project, you will need:Wooden Spoons Acrylic paint(s) Paint brush(s)Optional- Masking tape or...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:26:41 PDT
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue!
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Dinosaur Bookends!Upcycle old plastic dinosaurs and pallet wood into the coolest bookends! Supplies You'll need:scrap woodplastic dinosaur toyshobby knifehot glue/gunspray paint Glue Bookends and Bisect Dino I cut some scrap wood into blocks. it's about 4 inches wide.I used two 6" tall pieces ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:14:46 PDT
Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!This frame is visually stunning with lots of texture and pops of color!'s menace runs deeper.It was the most tedious and time consuming project I've ever wrangled my kids into doing.It all started like this. I had been planning this craft for a while...and my ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 18:13:36 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
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...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:08:46 PDT
Easy crafts with knitted rolls: woven rug knitwitcharm This video shows you how to make a woven rug with knitted rolls (what's a knitted roll). The skills are very easy to learn and this project can usually be completed in one day. It is a great craft for beginners and children. This project is done with yarn and a yarn needle, which is too blunt to hur...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:55:52 PST
Skylander Wrecking Ball Piñatañata/
Skylander Wrecking Ball Piñata - More DIY How To Projects]]> cprice17 Since I declined to let some 8-year olds smack my Sonic Boom piñata, I had to make a second one for the actual birthday party for my son. We decided Wrecking Ball would be an easy and cute one to make. What you'll need: 1 large "punching" balloon with a rubber band attached. cardboard for making ho...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 10:04:11 PST
Hanging Canopy!
Hanging Canopy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> sarahofsydney So there was a 1st birthday in November that I wanted to create something for. The little girl in question is gorgeous, loves colours and loves hiding in and under everything. So I went on a mission to make her a canopy that could be easily cleaned and updated progressively as she grows up. The next...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:48:59 PST
Weaving a Yarn Basket
Weaving a Yarn Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rustic Barn Owl This is a fun easy craft to make a basket for any storage or organization idea. it does take some time to complete. (a few hours)***It's Perfect for long car rides, a lazy sunday or a fun craft to teach your children. Materials Materials: 1.Any color roll of yarn (I always find yarn at the thrif...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:44:22 PST
Sketchy Christmas: A Family-Friendly Drawing Game
Sketchy Christmas: A Family-Friendly Drawing Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> AngryRedhead Some of my favorite funny family moments involve Pictionary and people guessing the oddest things similar to Jess calling out, "BABY FISH MOUTH!" in When Harry Met Sally, and strangely enough When Harry Met Sally actually makes several classic Christmas movie lists.  My favorite is the New Year's pa...
By: AngryRedhead

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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:19:26 PST
Paper heart decorations
Paper heart decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput I was trying to use an origami module that I use a lot (for example here and here) for making decorations. I knew that I could make flat squares and triangles with it, so I realized hearts should be possible to make with them. I drew out the heart, to know how many pieces it would take, and folded a...
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:00:24 PST
How to Make Candy Cane Reindeers KatieStiles How to Make Candy Cane Reindeers with Jackson for your Christmas Tree, easy homemade ornaments and fun for children kids.  All you need are candy canes, pipe cleaners, googley eyes, small pom poms and glue.  Great for quick gifts for kids too.  Easy to follow video instructions.
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:06:06 PST
Craft a paper basket
Craft a paper basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yellow Giraffe Hello, We're back with a bran new craft idea that you can try at home. All you need to do is follow these simple steps. Do make a note of the essentials: What you’ll need: (1) Newspaper (2) Glue (3) U pins (4) Cardboard (5) Paints (6) Paint brush You can use old newspapers, magazines or other...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:01:58 PST
Crayon Melt Art Mini Pumpkins
Crayon Melt Art Mini Pumpkins - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts Our family started a new tradition for the month of October, called 'The thirty-one days of Halloween'.  The link takes you to the site where I got the idea, and hopefully one year I'll be able to document the entire month and make an Instructable for it. For now, I am posting one of the days we tr...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:32:21 PDT
Cheap Way To Make A 3D Ring: Use Shrink Plastic!
Cheap Way To Make A 3D Ring: Use Shrink Plastic! - More DIY How To Projects]]> lanaredstudio Also want to create those fun 3d rings, but don't have the funds or materials? Just use shrink plastic and use your own design. 1. Print the free printable stencil. And cut out the ring out of cardboard like in image 1. 2. Design a shape that you want on top of your ring and cut that out of card...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:40:42 PDT
Fairy Door
Fairy Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
No Sew No Glue -Wall Quilt Art
No Sew No Glue -Wall Quilt Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni Do you love patch work?....see an amazing wall quilt you would love to hang on your wall...but just don't have the sewing skills or the do that?  I've seen and admired so many quilts...but just couldn't picture myself...cutting and sewing all those delicate squares...I was positive'l...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:38 PDT
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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...
By: DeandrasCrafts

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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:08:16 PDT
Origami bracelet
Origami bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput This bracelet is made from 15 origami cubes. Although it takes some time, I think it's worth it.  What do you need? To make this bracelet you will need - paper (mine were about 2,4 cm and gave cubes of 1x1x1) - yarn - closure - jump ring - needle - time Folding a module To make one cube you wi...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 11:21:19 PDT
Easter or Picnic Basket
Easter or Picnic Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 Gather materials To create t...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:10:44 PDT
Sponge Stamped Christmas Tree Card
Sponge Stamped Christmas Tree Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> Penolopy Bulnick I wanted to try stamping a fun little card for Christmas.  This is pretty simple and while an adult may need to cut the sponge, this is a great stamping project for kids! Supplies Time to get started! Supplies: Blank Greeting Card (and envelope) Melamine Foam Sponge (I got mine at Daiso...
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:22:37 PST
DIY LED Lanterns for Kids!
DIY LED Lanterns for Kids! - More DIY How To Projects]]> solderface Hi! Tools & Materials Recommended: *Lasercutter (or an xacto and very steady hand) *3D Printer *Basic Soldering Equipment *Durable string *Coloured Cellophane *Cardboard *Paint or Markers *Two-Sided Tape *Hot Glue *3 AAA batteries and holder *Switch *Custom LED Circuit There are three files atta...
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:11:29 PDT
Paper Flowers
Paper Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ziggiau I wanted to make a bouquet of paper flowers for my mother-in-law which were also child friendly to create. These flowers needed to last rather than be glorious for a brief moment in time. So I went hunting for paper flower instructions. There were so many fantastic origami and kusadama examples, and...
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:22:45 PDT
HALLOWEEN COLORING BOOK - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano When Trick-or-Treaters ring my bell on Halloween, rather than give them more candy, I like to give them a different type of TREAT! A hand made coloring book (Assuming that they are under the age of 10!) Supplies The supplies are very simple, however, you do need access to a Xerox machine. Drawin...
By: Susan Cirigliano

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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:32:58 PDT
Easy Halloween Rug to Make with your Kids!
Easy Halloween Rug to Make with your Kids! - More DIY How To Projects]]> rompydompy Here is a super easy, fun, and inexpensive craft to spice up your entry in a festive way that involves the kiddos!  Supplies For this project, you will need: 1) Black Doormat or Accent Rug. I found mine at Walmart for $4.88! 2) Letter Stencils. Whichever style and size you want-- the ones used h...
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Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:25:30 PDT
Ninja Power
Ninja Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine This instructable was made because I got a request to build a ninja. This is my original design and idea. This ninja is ready for his first back to school mission! Follow through and I will show you how to make a ninja that can be used for playing, Halloween, school bag, back pack, school craft pr...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 23:08:14 PDT
Cute Eraser Charm Jewelry
Cute Eraser Charm Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> CreativeTiffany I found the cutest Hello Kitty erasers at my local craft store for only $1 per package and had to buy them.  But the problem is, what does an grown up do with cutesy erasers? Turn them into jewelry, of course! You will need (for basic charm): -small eraser -needle -needle nose pliers -6 mm jump ri...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:48:00 PDT
Cotton Ball Rocks
Cotton Ball Rocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Chalk Board Jeans
Chalk Board Jeans - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Papercraft Flowers (Easy)
Papercraft Flowers (Easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit Happy spring instructavillians!  What a great way to keep flowers alive and fresh all year long than to make them out of paper!  There are several uses for making papercraft flowers, in this instructable I will be using them to make a wall hanging for mothers day. Materials Needed Materials Neede...
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Sat, 12 May 2012 20:36:00 PDT
Doll Bed from Cardboard
Doll Bed from Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Upcycled Canvas Grocery Bag
Upcycled Canvas Grocery Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> Very Interesting Repurpose your old canvas bags into new grocery bags. Materials Canvas bag Scrap material Old t-shirts with words on them Graphics, or emblems from old clothes Fusible webbing TIP: Baby clothes have good emblems on them Bag Deconstruction Turn bag inside-out, iron, and cut off the side hem...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 22:08:05 PST
Emoticon Ornament ;)
Emoticon Ornament ;) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rchandsa These foam letters (foamies) have been sitting in the back of my drawer forever. Here is a simple way to make an emoticon ornament. Just find the letters you need and stick them on. Could it be more simple? I was lucky that the letters came with parenthesis, but if yours doesn't you can cut it out f...
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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:53:57 PST
Styrofoam Snowpeople
Styrofoam Snowpeople - More DIY How To Projects]]> fjordcarver In the spirit of the season, here is a fun little craft that you can make with your kids. Styrofoam snowpeople! They are easy to make, fun to embellish and family friendly. Go make something with your kids, you won't regret it. Besides, you won`t just have an awesome craft for your labours, you wil...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:03:39 PST
How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Ornament
How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> rchandsa **   If you like this tutorial I would love it if you voted for me in the Holiday Gifts Contest.  Banner to vote on top right. ** I get inspiration from so many places.  When browsing the Restoration Hardware website I spotted an adorable hot air balloon nursery mobile.  The first thing I thought wa...
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:37:24 PST
Food Coloring Markers
Food Coloring Markers - More DIY How To Projects]]> depotdevoid Every year around Christmas, my daughter and I make sugar cookies with a hard glaze, and paint all sorts of things on them.  It's a lot of fun, we always make a mess and have a great time! I've never been satisfied with the food coloring/paintbrush combo, as the food coloring is pretty runny and h...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:58:46 PST
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
Orange Tiger Cat Sculpey Pendant
Orange Tiger Cat Sculpey Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit Hello there boys and girls!  Today's instructable will teach you how to create your own orange tiger cat sculpey pendant and hopefully inspire you to create more things using the techniques shown.  Let's get started! MATERIALS NEEDED: Orange, White, and Black Sculpey (or your favorite oven bak...
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Sun, 29 May 2011 16:29:43 PDT
Fluffy Frosty
Fluffy Frosty - More DIY How To Projects]]> hushy When I ran out of adhesive tape, I got this idea of making use of its cardboard ring instead of throwing it away.   Materials Needed 1. Cardboard ring from adhesive tape 2. Paper glue 3. Double-sided adhesive tape 4. Colored papers (orange, black, red, green) 5. Cellophane (clear, blue) 6. Cotton...
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Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:45:03 PST
Teacher's Resources: Pre-School Projects Kiteman Not every teacher works in a high school, or even in a school at all.  This is a selection of projects suggested by possum888 that his mum uses with children aged 2-5 years old in New Zealand, plus a few of my own suggestions. No, you can't eat the green one... How to Make Playdough (Play-doh...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:16:17 PDT
Felt Pizza Plush
Felt Pizza Plush - More DIY How To Projects]]> gonal In this instructable you wil learn how to make a pizza plush from felt and cotton. Please, do not hand this plush to little children, since small parts can be pulled off and they might be dangerous. Supplies -Assorted colors of felt. -Scissors. -Needles. -Cardboard. -Sewing thread. -Cotton. -A p...
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Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:28:07 PDT
Playdough Paintings
Playdough Paintings - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gomi Romi Olive Harbutt, the daughter of of William Harbutt's (inventor of plasticine) was an inspirational plasticine painter. Her paintings would have made great plasticine paint by numbers kits. One of my favourite book il...
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Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:28:46 PDT
UPCYCLED- DUAL PURPOSE EASTER CRITTER - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine I call this an up-cycled dual purpose critter because it saves trees and recycles cardboard.   It is used for a table decoration AND a dinner napkin!  Several years ago my daughter and I started a family tradition.  We randomly decorate our dinner table just for the fun of it.  We use flowers, twigs...
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Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:57:08 PDT
How to make a Popsicle stick sled ornament for under $2
How to make a Popsicle stick sled ornament for under $2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Uber Maker Why make your own ornaments?Making ornaments at home is a great project for the kids at Christmas. It is easier than you think and will give you (and the kids) a sense of pride in making it yourself. They are absolutely great for ornament exchanges, and make wonderful gifts for Christmas (and they a...
By: The Uber Maker

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Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:22:49 PST
Make a spooky spider counting book with your toddler
Make a spooky spider counting book with your toddler - More DIY How To Projects]]> DoubleDutchery Here's an idea for making a super-fun, super-easy Halloween counting book. I got the idea last year when my daughter and I made a similar one last Halloween in a class we were taking. At the time she was only 2 so I did most of the work. Now that she's 3 year old she insisted on doing practically th...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:09:16 PDT
The Sock-ta-pus! (**With Updates!**)
The Sock-ta-pus! (**With Updates!**) - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular I'm a big fan of octopi, squid, and other tentacled creatures, and I don't know how anyone wouldn't be. Using a pair of socks, some stuffing, and a needle and thread, you can create this nifty stuffed version that's perfect for kids or any other cephalopod-loving folk. You'll Need. . . - a pa...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2009 06:47:05 PDT