Instructables: exploring - living - kids - fun - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:23:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Shaving-Cream-Dyed-Easter-Eggs/
Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/KSTE/HTVIFSXG/FSJKSTEHTVIFSXG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/KSTE/HTVIFSXG/FSJKSTEHTVIFSXG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/KSTE/HTVIFSXG/FSJKSTEHTVIFSXG.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts This year, my kids and I dyed our Easter eggs with food coloring and foam shaving cream. It was messy, fun, and my two oldest already told me they wanted me to do it again. The process was easier than I expected, and I already had foam shaving cream because I bought (from the dollar store) several...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:21:38 PDT
Outdoor Kids Activity: Spray Bottle Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Kids-Activity-Spray-Bottle-Painting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/Z1TN/HTG5GRC1/FY9Z1TNHTG5GRC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/Z1TN/HTG5GRC1/FY9Z1TNHTG5GRC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/Z1TN/HTG5GRC1/FY9Z1TNHTG5GRC1.SMALL.jpg GlutenFreeMama This is a REALLY fun outdoor activity for kids of all ages!!   It is inexpensive, not too messy, and perfect for those times when someone says "I'm bored!"   It never gets old either....we have done this over and over again, and its still just as fun! What you'll need: Washable tempera paint (I ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:02:11 PDT
No Cook Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cook-Play-Dough/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:48:13 PDT
Easy Rainbow Loom Bracelet with Perler Beads Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Rainbow-Loom-Bracelet-with-Perler-Beads-Tutor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/V5AK/HRWNE8WH/FYBV5AKHRWNE8WH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/V5AK/HRWNE8WH/FYBV5AKHRWNE8WH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/V5AK/HRWNE8WH/FYBV5AKHRWNE8WH.SMALL.jpg DabblesandBabbles This video tutorial will show you how easy it is to make a rainbow loom bracelet with perler beads. This pattern is great for beginners. To get going on this project you’ll need a rainbow loom (and hook), rainbow loom elastics, and perler beads.  All of these items can be found at Michaels.  Once ...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:56:48 PST
Easy Art for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Art-for-Kids/
Easy Art for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/TM3Z/HP4LP71F/F6OTM3ZHP4LP71F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/TM3Z/HP4LP71F/F6OTM3ZHP4LP71F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/TM3Z/HP4LP71F/F6OTM3ZHP4LP71F.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Coming up with new ideas for kid's art projects usually turns into the same, mediocre crayon-on-paper ordeal. Even your average 4 year-old is yawning behind the colored wax sticks. With this tutorial, you can help creative a wonderfully artistic and memorable experience for you and your little one!...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:21:15 PST
Cheap Way To Make A 3D Ring: Use Shrink Plastic! http://www.instructables.com/id/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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/YKYF/HN81YTAN/F76YKYFHN81YTAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/YKYF/HN81YTAN/F76YKYFHN81YTAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/YKYF/HN81YTAN/F76YKYFHN81YTAN.SMALL.jpg 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
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread http://www.instructables.com/id/Bread-Beads-Jewelry-Made-out-of-Bread/
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/KLVV/HH2VO704/FBXKLVVHH2VO704.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/KLVV/HH2VO704/FBXKLVVHH2VO704.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/KLVV/HH2VO704/FBXKLVVHH2VO704.SMALL.jpg 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...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:08:16 PDT
Beady blue braided bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Beady-blue-braided-bracelet/
Beady blue braided bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/VR10/HFSHEY5K/FM2VR10HFSHEY5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/VR10/HFSHEY5K/FM2VR10HFSHEY5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/VR10/HFSHEY5K/FM2VR10HFSHEY5K.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput About a year ago, I found a really cheap box with all kind of glass beads. Reason it was cheap: some of the beads were broken and it looked all messy and stuff. But, I took an afternoon, cleaned them and rearranged them. I was still looking for something to make with it. Andd then I thought this up....
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:56:55 PDT
DIY Kids Whiteboard with Side Opening http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kids-Whiteboard-with-Side-Opening/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/O4KG/HD4VNQVU/F7VO4KGHD4VNQVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/O4KG/HD4VNQVU/F7VO4KGHD4VNQVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/O4KG/HD4VNQVU/F7VO4KGHD4VNQVU.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts One of my latest creations for my children were these easy, relatively inexpensive and portable whiteboards. What kids don't LOVE whiteboards?  It's like an etch-a-sketch (a toy from back in my day) but cooler because you can actually control the drawing device where you want it to go. The primary...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:08:35 PST
Fun With Yarn http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-With-Yarn/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/PM0P/GN1I61UO/FR3PM0PGN1I61UO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/PM0P/GN1I61UO/FR3PM0PGN1I61UO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/PM0P/GN1I61UO/FR3PM0PGN1I61UO.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "Fun With Yarn" is a collection of 15 whimsical projects for all levels of yarn crafting skill.  Whether you're into knitting, crochet, or felting, you're sure to find something fun and inspiring!  Learn how to knit a giant lego, crochet the Starship Enterprise, or felt an adorable bird in a nest. ...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:27:50 PDT
Spool Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Spool-Car/
Spool Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SMALL.jpg 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
Cork Shooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cork-Shooter/
Cork Shooter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This project is born from the fact that students in my engineering classes really enjoy building projectile launchers. I wanted something that was simple to build, effective, and has lots of room for modifications. The cork shooter fulfills that criteria and of course provides a hands-on lesson in t...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:05:06 PST
LED Parachute a la CMH http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Parachute-a-la-CMH/
LED Parachute a la CMH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create an unidentified floating object! This is a great activity not only on simple circuits, but also on air resistance/drag and aerodynamics. Also easily folds up into the pocket like the parachute people toys, only a lot easier to find at night! This is one of the projects for our Instructables:...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:28:07 PST
Bubble Wrap Flashcards! ~ Pop-Your-Answer Learning http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Wrap-Flashcards-Pop-Your-Answer-Learning/
Bubble Wrap Flashcards! ~ Pop-Your-Answer Learning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/FKEC/H7UQYL64/FXYFKECH7UQYL64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/FKEC/H7UQYL64/FXYFKECH7UQYL64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/FKEC/H7UQYL64/FXYFKECH7UQYL64.SMALL.jpg Natetron Hello Everyone!!!          Just this year my mom got a job as a teacher, and she's been having a great time educating her students. Like any teacher (or parent educating their children) my mom has been looking for different creative ways to have fun with the kids and learn at the same time. Thi...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:03:58 PDT
Exploding Test Tube Candy Poppers http://www.instructables.com/id/Exploding-Test-Tube-Candy-Poppers/
Exploding Test Tube Candy Poppers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CQ90/H82UHJ0X/F3PCQ90H82UHJ0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CQ90/H82UHJ0X/F3PCQ90H82UHJ0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CQ90/H82UHJ0X/F3PCQ90H82UHJ0X.SMALL.jpg TheProcrastibaker It's Halloween time again, and as a kid, I ALWAYS loved getting a small gift bag of candy trick-or-treating instead of the usual ho-hum handful.  Sure, you wouldn't always get more candy with the gift bag, but the surprise of opening it up to see what was inside was ALWAYS a treat!  Plus, sometimes...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:12:30 PDT
Marble Roller Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Roller-Coaster/
Marble Roller Coaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance "We're doing the roller coasters?! Yes!!" That's the response I get from students who've taken my engineering classes before when they find out it's marble roller coaster day. It's a class favorite. It's an open-ended, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and easy to explain. This project reaches a wid...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:45:31 PDT
Cotton Ball Rocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cotton-Ball-Rocks/
Cotton Ball Rocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/SMPR/H6730WVP/FONSMPRH6730WVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/SMPR/H6730WVP/FONSMPRH6730WVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/SMPR/H6730WVP/FONSMPRH6730WVP.SMALL.jpg 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
Back to School: Make Old Clothes New! http://www.instructables.com/id/Back-to-School-Make-Old-Clothes-New/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/75TG/H6738GDO/FMC75TGH6738GDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/75TG/H6738GDO/FMC75TGH6738GDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/75TG/H6738GDO/FMC75TGH6738GDO.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie Back to School: Make Old Clothes New! offers 20 fast and easy ways to recycle used clothes into a NEW and stylish wardrobe! Each project comes from Instructables.com, and contains pictures for each step, so you can get crafting today! Students will learn sewing basics, like how to follow a patter...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:19:17 PDT
Tie-Dye With The Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Tie-Dye-With-The-Kids/
Tie-Dye With The Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KU3D/H4AFSNS6/F8YKU3DH4AFSNS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KU3D/H4AFSNS6/F8YKU3DH4AFSNS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KU3D/H4AFSNS6/F8YKU3DH4AFSNS6.SMALL.jpg domestic_engineer This Instructable will show you how to tie-dye, and how to do it with children, so that they have fun, and are proud of their work.  I have 4 kids, ages 6, 4, 2 and 2. They loved doing this project.  It kept them busy for a few hours over the course of two days.  Here are a few pointers in working ...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:45:22 PDT
Make a Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Zoetrope-21/
Make a Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/ZKAT/H461XIEF/FBWZKATH461XIEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/ZKAT/H461XIEF/FBWZKATH461XIEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/ZKAT/H461XIEF/FBWZKATH461XIEF.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create your own hand-held animation using an optical illusion! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:09:10 PDT
Straw Oboe http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Oboe/
Straw Oboe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/0UUD/H461XJDQ/FND0UUDH461XJDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/0UUD/H461XJDQ/FND0UUDH461XJDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/0UUD/H461XJDQ/FND0UUDH461XJDQ.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Strike up the band and let's play some music with this straw version of a classic instrument! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Ins...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:44:58 PDT
Symmetrical Party Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Symmetrical-Party-Hat/
Symmetrical Party Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a mathematically fashionable hat! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work tog...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:43:53 PDT
Phototheramin http://www.instructables.com/id/Phototheramin/
Phototheramin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create a functional circuit diagram that makes an instrument controlled by brightness of light! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with I...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:42:38 PDT
LED Bubble Wrap Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bubble-Wrap-Balls/
LED Bubble Wrap Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a ball that glows in the dark! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work togeth...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:16:23 PDT
LED Throwie - CMH version http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwie-CMH-version/
LED Throwie - CMH version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make light that sticks! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work together to build ...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 18:22:38 PDT
Chop Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Chop-Top/
Chop Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a top that creates colors from black! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:09:35 PDT
Easter Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Easter-Eggs-3/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/V5CC/H0KKWZK6/FLSV5CCH0KKWZK6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/V5CC/H0KKWZK6/FLSV5CCH0KKWZK6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/V5CC/H0KKWZK6/FLSV5CCH0KKWZK6.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Eggs are a major part of Easter - whether you dye them, paint them, make them from strings, hide them, prank your kids with them, fill them with confetti, or add a little technology to them, Easter eggs are awesome! We've put together this guide to help you decide how you'll trick out your eggs for...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 12:54:22 PDT
Propeller-Powered Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeller-Powered-Car/
Propeller-Powered Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/HLRY/H0FLDCMR/FJUHLRYH0FLDCMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/HLRY/H0FLDCMR/FJUHLRYH0FLDCMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/HLRY/H0FLDCMR/FJUHLRYH0FLDCMR.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Although Instructables offers some similar projects, I want to show you how to make a propeller car that can easily be made by many kids in grades 1 and up. This car can travel up to 40ft on a smooth and flat surface! Most kids can complete the project in less than an hour. Lesson Plan:...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:06:35 PDT
Personalized Journal and Crayons http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Journal-and-Crayons/
Personalized Journal and Crayons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/5SPR/GWXYXJ7B/F5B5SPRGWXYXJ7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/5SPR/GWXYXJ7B/F5B5SPRGWXYXJ7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/5SPR/GWXYXJ7B/F5B5SPRGWXYXJ7B.SMALL.jpg jacqueline. Getting a small gift for an adult isn't too difficult. A box of candy, some candles. But what about kids? Sure, you can pick up a toy you think they might like, but there's so many toys out there, how do you know they don't already have it, or that it's something they'll like? So here's a gift you c...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:14:15 PST
Homemade Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Finger-Paints/
Homemade Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/HWQG/GSR9IL8O/FH0HWQGGSR9IL8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/HWQG/GSR9IL8O/FH0HWQGGSR9IL8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/HWQG/GSR9IL8O/FH0HWQGGSR9IL8O.SMALL.jpg lmnopeas These homemade finger paints are super easy to make and totally non-toxic. As a matter of fact, this recipe is completely edible. No, it doesn't taste very good, but you don't have to worry if your little one accidentally digests some either, because it's completely harmless. Also, these are really ...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:25:35 PDT
Cardboard Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Boats/
Cardboard Boats - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SMALL.jpg 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
Keeping Kids Entertained in the Car: 12 fun things to do with just pencil and paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Keeping-Kids-Entertained-in-the-Car-12-fun-things/
Keeping Kids Entertained in the Car: 12 fun things to do with just pencil and paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/3AXC/GOHMAYD8/F7R3AXCGOHMAYD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/3AXC/GOHMAYD8/F7R3AXCGOHMAYD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/3AXC/GOHMAYD8/F7R3AXCGOHMAYD8.SMALL.jpg lalaclassic When I was a kid, I had a blast going on road trips!  We would often spend days on the road, and us kids were always entertained.  Guess what?  We didn't have a DVD player in the car, we didn't have a game system (Gameboy, Sega, Nintendo DS, etc.)  We had to make up our own games and the time flew b...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 21:11:24 PDT
Fluffy Frosty http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluffy-Frosty/
Fluffy Frosty - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/NI13/GH4A6DPP/FLCNI13GH4A6DPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/NI13/GH4A6DPP/FLCNI13GH4A6DPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/NI13/GH4A6DPP/FLCNI13GH4A6DPP.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Teachers-Resources-Pre-School-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/BP53/GFMBYJ2O/FVUBP53GFMBYJ2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/BP53/GFMBYJ2O/FVUBP53GFMBYJ2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/BP53/GFMBYJ2O/FVUBP53GFMBYJ2O.SMALL.jpg 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
Start your own summer camp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-your-own-summer-camp/
Start your own summer camp! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/0HIK/FFRCP8IR/FBG0HIKFFRCP8IR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/0HIK/FFRCP8IR/FBG0HIKFFRCP8IR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/0HIK/FFRCP8IR/FBG0HIKFFRCP8IR.SMALL.jpg nagle This instructable is the story of the creation of a summer camp called Camp Kaleidoscope, in Cambridge, MA. I created this in 2006 and ran until 2008. It is a program that focused on giving children the opportunity to choose what they did during the day -- even nothing -- and guiding them through cr...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2008 01:32:12 PDT
Kids Easter Crafts http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Easter-Crafts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/57XR/G7DYXZ0Z/F0F57XRG7DYXZ0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/57XR/G7DYXZ0Z/F0F57XRG7DYXZ0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/57XR/G7DYXZ0Z/F0F57XRG7DYXZ0Z.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Fun, easy kid's Easter crafts that the whole family can enjoy.   From dying eggs to making easter grass to weaving the baskets to hold them in, we've got a list of projects to keep everyone entertained.  Get out crafting tools, and get started on some of these fresh, exciting Instructables! UPCY...
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Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:13:38 PDT
how to make best friends http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-best-friends/
how to make best friends - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/V5Y4/G6MPC2MA/FWGV5Y4G6MPC2MA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/V5Y4/G6MPC2MA/FWGV5Y4G6MPC2MA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/V5Y4/G6MPC2MA/FWGV5Y4G6MPC2MA.SMALL.jpg mattcent Like this guy what best friends are made of: anything you've got! handy tools: are what's on hand! an idea emerges be creative! They're here! Who knew making friends was so easy?!
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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:10:43 PDT
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-n-Easy-Fridge-Friends-Magnetic-Dolls/
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SMALL.jpg itskadie How to make easy magnetic paper dolls for the refrigerator for cheap! I love to cook but Ive started to babysit my nephew... trying to entertain him and cook at the same time can be a little hard for me because i like to keep him in sight. while he was coloring today he wanted me to 'cut the guys...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:39:02 PST
kelseymh's High Order Derivative Common Sensible Soles of Obviousness (clown shoes) http://www.instructables.com/id/kelseymhs-High-Order-Derivative-Common-Sensible-S/
kelseymh's High Order Derivative Common Sensible Soles of Obviousness (clown shoes) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ENTE/FYYNDAKU/FZVENTEFYYNDAKU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ENTE/FYYNDAKU/FZVENTEFYYNDAKU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ENTE/FYYNDAKU/FZVENTEFYYNDAKU.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad What happens when you get a bunch of intellectuals in a room? The probability of someone having a keen fashion sense will not be high. So how do you distinguish yourself amongst the distinguished? Besides a Hawaiian shirt, get a pair of serious kicks to show that you know how to party.A pair of Hi...
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Sat, 29 Aug 2009 16:18:19 PDT
Skunkbait's keep em barefoot and pretty, irreverent happy feet of righteousness (monster feet slippers) http://www.instructables.com/id/Skunkbaits-keep-em-barefoot-and-pretty-irreveren/
Skunkbait's keep em barefoot and pretty, irreverent happy feet of righteousness (monster feet slippers) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/JBKX/FYAJKUSS/F1YJBKXFYAJKUSS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/JBKX/FYAJKUSS/F1YJBKXFYAJKUSS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/JBKX/FYAJKUSS/F1YJBKXFYAJKUSS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad What can be more fun than running around with giant feet? You can with these giant feet slippers for your little monster. Here is Caitlin kickin back at Grandma's house with her big dawgs.You can get giant slippers with monster themes but why not just make them giant human feet? This instructable...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:30:45 PDT
The Sock-ta-pus! (**With Updates!**) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sock-ta-pus/
The Sock-ta-pus! (**With Updates!**) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/CWCA/FY3KH843/F80CWCAFY3KH843.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/CWCA/FY3KH843/F80CWCAFY3KH843.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/CWCA/FY3KH843/F80CWCAFY3KH843.SMALL.jpg 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
Keith-Ki-Domo-kun, Instructables' Keith-Kid Domo-kun http://www.instructables.com/id/Keith-Ki-Domo-kun-Instructables-Keith-Kid-Domo-k/
Keith-Ki-Domo-kun, Instructables' Keith-Kid Domo-kun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/CDZE/FUPUPMFZ/FIDCDZEFUPUPMFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/CDZE/FUPUPMFZ/FIDCDZEFUPUPMFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/CDZE/FUPUPMFZ/FIDCDZEFUPUPMFZ.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Got a little monster that won't quit whining? Make them a plush Keith-Ki-Domo-kun with flashing LED eyes and big mouth. Based on the Instructables' avatar of Keith-Kid, this Domo is also starting to discover the world out there. It is sometimes scary and tough, the world that is, but a pat on the ...
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Mon, 18 May 2009 18:52:58 PDT
Instructables' Lithium Rain Somebody Needs a Hug Robo-heart http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Lithium-Rain-Somebody-Needs-a-Hug-R/
Instructables' Lithium Rain Somebody Needs a Hug Robo-heart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/4P9W/FU6LRFNP/FMK4P9WFU6LRFNP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/4P9W/FU6LRFNP/FMK4P9WFU6LRFNP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/4P9W/FU6LRFNP/FMK4P9WFU6LRFNP.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad A perfect accompaniment to dealing with snide or snarky comments all day. Other than having aloe lotion to soothe the BURN, this adorable Instructables' Lithium Rain Robo-heart can help you bring out that pent-up emotion just simmering inside.But wait, this makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day or ...
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Tue, 5 May 2009 21:02:06 PDT
Custom Plush Easy Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Plush-Easy-Button/
Custom Plush Easy Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/EC7K/FU6LRAY8/FRGEC7KFU6LRAY8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/EC7K/FU6LRAY8/FRGEC7KFU6LRAY8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/EC7K/FU6LRAY8/FRGEC7KFU6LRAY8.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad with personalized Mother's Day message or any message. Do you have the voice of somebody that only a mother can love and needs to be heard over and over again? This is the perfect gift for giving to someone who would appreciate a personalized message from their dear offspring or you just want to h...
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Mon, 4 May 2009 22:42:24 PDT
Ro-Domo-kun Instructables Robot Domo-kun http://www.instructables.com/id/Ro-Domo-Kun-Instructables-Robot-Domo-Kun/
Ro-Domo-kun Instructables Robot Domo-kun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/HIBN/FTO54K02/FPJHIBNFTO54K02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/HIBN/FTO54K02/FPJHIBNFTO54K02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/HIBN/FTO54K02/FPJHIBNFTO54K02.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Introducing Ro-Domo-kun, the latest addition to this unexplainable phenomenon of all things Domo.This Ro-Domo-kun was created to carry on the long lost craft of the Domo kingdom whereas the last Great Giant Domo-kun was trapped and turned into a backpack for humanoid use as a cruel twist of fate by ...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:24:41 PDT
Giant Cordless Power Drill - prop http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Cordless-Power-Drill-prop/
Giant Cordless Power Drill - prop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/3STY/FMMCW06K/F9F3STYFMMCW06K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/3STY/FMMCW06K/F9F3STYFMMCW06K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/3STY/FMMCW06K/F9F3STYFMMCW06K.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad When you have a tool, size matters. Here's how to build a giant cordless power drill. This will be used as a prop for Caitlin's contractor/builder Halloween costume for this year (easy- hardhat/googles, toolbelt, and usual schoolclothes). Yes, she knows how to handle power tools safely. And with ...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:48:35 PDT
Halloween spiderweb http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-spiderweb/
Halloween spiderweb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/UQRQ/FLROLZGS/FP3UQRQFLROLZGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/UQRQ/FLROLZGS/FP3UQRQFLROLZGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/UQRQ/FLROLZGS/FP3UQRQFLROLZGS.SMALL.jpg bowmaster In this Instructable we are going to learn how to make a spider web!! Materials!! For this instructable all you need is some yarn and a pair scissors. I used a blueish color for the yarn but you can use what you want. Basic frame First you want to start with a basic frame of one vertical lengt...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:27:52 PDT
How to make Irish Soda Bread http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Irish-Soda-Bread/
How to make Irish Soda Bread - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/0IDL/FLROKQH9/F4B0IDLFLROKQH9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/0IDL/FLROKQH9/F4B0IDLFLROKQH9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/0IDL/FLROKQH9/F4B0IDLFLROKQH9.SMALL.jpg Nymph Miss 3 suggested we bake bread for snack so we thought we'd show you how to do it. It's very fun but you have to follow the instructions step by step -don't leave any out else it might not work.NOTE: Must have two (or more) kids to lend their expert cooking skills. Don't have two? Ok then, even one...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2008 06:00:25 PDT
Muppet-style puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/Muppet-style-puppet/
Muppet-style puppet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/28MF/FLI8MSLO/FAE28MFFLI8MSLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/28MF/FLI8MSLO/FAE28MFFLI8MSLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/28MF/FLI8MSLO/FAE28MFFLI8MSLO.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad With a serger you can prototype many things because it makes it easy to cobble together bits of material into something fun real quick. An after-dinner project when there is nothing good on TV, make your own muppet-style puppet. Time to get more practice using the serger so I threw this together. ...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:57:55 PDT
Robohoodie for American Girl Dolls http://www.instructables.com/id/Robohoodie-for-American-Girl-Dolls/
Robohoodie for American Girl Dolls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/5QID/FL611YCB/FFB5QIDFL611YCB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/5QID/FL611YCB/FFB5QIDFL611YCB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/5QID/FL611YCB/FFB5QIDFL611YCB.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Sergiously, learn to make a sweet Robohoodie using a serger for any kid that has an American Girl Doll. If you feel the need to spoil your brat(I mean that in a loving way) further, make a matching Robohoodie outfit for her and the American Girl doll. The American Girl doll was a present from her ...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:31:54 PDT