Instructables: exploring - living - kids - fun - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:34:22 PST BLOX v1.01 Personalized Frozen Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Elsa-Ornament/
Personalized Frozen Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/HDJV/I2I46JG7/FOLHDJVI2I46JG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/HDJV/I2I46JG7/FOLHDJVI2I46JG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/HDJV/I2I46JG7/FOLHDJVI2I46JG7.SMALL.jpg bagnitsch With the holidays upon us, it's time to start making ornaments! What cuter theme to make than Frozen!? What You'll Need - Clear plastic ornament- Piece of flat clear plastic (You can find on some kind of packaging usually)- Acrylic paints- White paint pen- Epson salt- White glitter- Sugar beads -...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:45:12 PST
Non-Soldering Solar Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Bug/
Non-Soldering Solar Bug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Our first project was the simple and fun Solar Cockroach. For the longest time we've been trying to find a fun way of making a version of that project for even younger students; and this is what we came up with!We found that younger students need a good tactile approach when it comes to solar energ...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:46:40 PDT
Halloween piñata http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-piñata/
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:16:33 PDT
Wooden Hodge Podge Owl http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Hodge-Podge-Owl/
Wooden Hodge Podge Owl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/WR6M/I0QJB3I6/F2YWR6MI0QJB3I6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/WR6M/I0QJB3I6/F2YWR6MI0QJB3I6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/WR6M/I0QJB3I6/F2YWR6MI0QJB3I6.SMALL.jpg bagnitsch Fall is just about here. Celebrate by making a cute one-of-a-kind hodge podge owl for your home or yard. Make it an Event Invite friends over to make one with you. Gather supplies and prepare a work space for you and your pals. The fun part is no one's owl will look the same. Ahead of time you c...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:15:45 PDT
Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Electric-Car-for-cheap-under-5/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:44:48 PDT
Blown Paint Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Blown-Paint-Monsters/
Blown Paint Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SMALL.jpg ecsaul23 Another great little activity to do with your kiddos. It's a really simple, really fun and imaginative craft idea.All you need is:paper: thicker paper is best, like card stock or water color paperwatercolor paints and brushcup or waterstrawsharpie or other marker Pile on the Paint First thing we ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:22:39 PDT
Kids Light Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Light-Matrix/
Kids Light Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SMALL.jpg Ryan MacKenzie This is a weekend project for the family. Primarily aimed for kids around the age of two who love to switch on and off lights. What you will need Tools:Wire cutters Wire strippersSoldering iron Hot glue Screw drivers16mm holesawrulerConsumables:All consumables except for box were purchased from...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:02:00 PDT
Stingray Paper Airplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Stingray-Paper-Airplane/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:36:59 PDT
Super Hero Medal Hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Hero-Medal-Hanger/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:35:18 PDT
Make your own Pom Poms! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Pom-Poms/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:26:29 PDT
DIY Piñata http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Piñata/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:59:09 PDT
Turn an Orange into a Candle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-Orange-into-a-Candle/
Turn an Orange into a Candle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/73B9/HWLCWRD0/FAN73B9HWLCWRD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/73B9/HWLCWRD0/FAN73B9HWLCWRD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/73B9/HWLCWRD0/FAN73B9HWLCWRD0.SMALL.jpg The Best Hobbies Blog This is a quick project that will only take a few minutes and has beautiful and exciting results!When you're done with this instructable be sure to check out my youtube channel and website for more awesome tutorials! TheBestHobbiesBlog.comThe Best Hobbies Blog- Youtube Channel Watch this video! H...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:37:35 PDT
Marble Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Painting/
Marble Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/SNHG/HXII4LMI/FG2SNHGHXII4LMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/SNHG/HXII4LMI/FG2SNHGHXII4LMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/SNHG/HXII4LMI/FG2SNHGHXII4LMI.SMALL.jpg ecsaul23 Ever painted with marbles? If you haven't, you really should! It is a great, fun, loose way to paint. Perfect activity for young kids and even adults enjoy it. No art talent required! You get to let go of control and see what happens and no 2 paintings are ever the same.All you need is:1. a box (no ...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:58:07 PDT
Off Road stroller conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Road-stroller-conversion/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:59:44 PDT
DIY Cookie Cutter for an Instructables Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cookie-Cutter-of-Instructables-Robot-Natural-c/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 19:28:41 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
Celebrating Instructables Club http://www.instructables.com/id/Celebrating-Instructables-Club/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:25:01 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
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/
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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/
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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/
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:13:59 PST
Cork Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Cork-Shooter/
Cork Launcher - 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 Project Goal: Students build and modify a simple trigger-release cork launcher that fires at least 10 feetDesign Variables: Number of rubber bands, length of the launcher, number of combined launchersKey Concepts Trajectory is the path that an object follows through the air or other fluid Trigger is...
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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 This car can travel up to 40ft on a smooth and flat surface! Materials Materials Propellers Wheels Straws 1/8" Bamboo skewers Craft sticks Craft cubes Long rubberbands Paperclips Masking tape Hot glue Make the wheels Make the propeller shaft Assemble + launch ...
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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