Instructables: exploring - living - kids - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:47:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Vintage Mail Box for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Mail-Box-for-Kids/
Vintage Mail Box for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KNE4/HWZ9V392/FBRKNE4HWZ9V392.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KNE4/HWZ9V392/FBRKNE4HWZ9V392.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KNE4/HWZ9V392/FBRKNE4HWZ9V392.SMALL.jpg amalkhan It's that time of the year when being outside is absolutely magical for kids. I decided to up that ante with a mailbox just for them! Now they can receive "letters" and post their own mail! A little Imagination is all you need!See how I transform a boring old mailbox into a colorful, vintage mailbox...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:21:35 PDT
Giant Lite Brite http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Lite-Brite/
Giant Lite Brite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/OM97/FGTW4RSW/F9UOM97FGTW4RSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/OM97/FGTW4RSW/F9UOM97FGTW4RSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/OM97/FGTW4RSW/F9UOM97FGTW4RSW.SMALL.jpg noahw I made a Giant Lite Brite for Instructables that has over 1,100 self healing holes and hundreds of multi-colored pegs that go inside and light up. It's an improved upon version of the original toy, at super-human size! Create any picture you can imagine in amazing 30 x 37 peg resolution! Gather ...
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Thu, 22 May 2008 14:36:15 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
Cardboard barrel biplane. The Flyin' Lion http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-barrel-biplane-The-Flyin-Lion/
Cardboard barrel biplane. The Flyin' Lion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/V711/HW8T2EWX/FUIV711HW8T2EWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/V711/HW8T2EWX/FUIV711HW8T2EWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/V711/HW8T2EWX/FUIV711HW8T2EWX.SMALL.jpg trip janzen This Instructable will show how I built a two seat biplane using cardboard barrels, an old garden cart and a ceiling fan. This plane was designed to tow behind a small garden tractor. As always when working with any tools always wear safety glasses and wear appropriate safety gear for what you are d...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:16:56 PDT
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Bookends-with-Hot-Glue/
Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/Y4KS/HW6T71BO/FF1Y4KSHW6T71BO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/Y4KS/HW6T71BO/FF1Y4KSHW6T71BO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/Y4KS/HW6T71BO/FF1Y4KSHW6T71BO.SMALL.jpg 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
Kids play table made out of an old coffee table. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-play-table-made-out-of-an-old-coffee-table/
Kids play table made out of an old coffee table. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/KKMH/HVT145XF/FBWKKMHHVT145XF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/KKMH/HVT145XF/FBWKKMHHVT145XF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/KKMH/HVT145XF/FBWKKMHHVT145XF.SMALL.jpg trip janzen I had an old glass topped coffee table that was missing the glass and rather than throw away a sturdy table on wheels I gave it a new top and created a place for my daughter to play. Old coffee table This Instructable shows you how I built a play table if you would like to build something similar...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 01:02:08 PDT
Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Bubble-Cloud-Makers/
Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My children and I spent a wonderful Memorial Day playing together, not something I get to do with them daily because of my choice of career.One of the things we did that day was go outside an make these recycled plastic bottle and duct-taped sock bubble makers.I had the hardest time coming up with a...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 09:56:04 PDT
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/Silky-Stretchy-Two-Ingredient-Play-Dough/
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My children and I recently tried out another two-ingredient play dough recipe that I want to share with you. An inexpensive project (in the states,) it was played with for a good thirty minutes and began drying out after about an hour.A few notes:(1) The most important piece of advice I can give is...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 22:10:55 PDT
Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame! http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Rolled-Paper-Frame/
Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/DIT4/HV9FUXEH/FL5DIT4HV9FUXEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/DIT4/HV9FUXEH/FL5DIT4HV9FUXEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/DIT4/HV9FUXEH/FL5DIT4HV9FUXEH.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!This frame is visually stunning with lots of texture and pops of color!However...it'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
Paper Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Flowers-1/
Paper Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/HYR1/H82U10BU/F25HYR1H82U10BU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/HYR1/H82U10BU/F25HYR1H82U10BU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/HYR1/H82U10BU/F25HYR1H82U10BU.SMALL.jpg 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
Make a Hula Hoop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hula-Hoop/
Make a Hula Hoop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/RIQI/HUY48W57/FGHRIQIHUY48W57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/RIQI/HUY48W57/FGHRIQIHUY48W57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/RIQI/HUY48W57/FGHRIQIHUY48W57.SMALL.jpg Natalina I just started hooping, and like any beginner that meant I needed at least 5 hula hoops to get started :) Once I began researching the best ways to make a hula hoop, I fell into a rabbit hole of information on the hula hoop forums (yes, they exist). I was so overwhelmed by the choices that I decid...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 20:10:25 PDT
DIY Diaper Rash Cream http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Diaper-Rash-Cream/
DIY Diaper Rash Cream - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/ZUHV/HU8O95U3/FLXZUHVHU8O95U3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/ZUHV/HU8O95U3/FLXZUHVHU8O95U3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/ZUHV/HU8O95U3/FLXZUHVHU8O95U3.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Those poor baby bottoms suffer quite a bit! Think about it: all that booty movement, chaffing, not to mention wearing relentless un-breathing diapers that make air circulation on sensitive parts a joke! Enter in the life-changing diaper rash creme! This stuff is miraculous in that it can gently soot...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:25:33 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SMALL.jpg kelleymarie An easy recipe for edible, washable, and fun finger paint for kids and adults alike. Kids and especially young kids, love to explore the world through touch and taste. Finger paints were an excellent invention, allowing youngsters to create art, explore colors, and get messy. The problem? Paint can...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
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
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Magazine-Pages-Bowl/
Recycled Magazine Pages Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/GAQP/H17MCQOA/F96GAQPH17MCQOA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts One rainy Saturday, my kids were getting sick of watching TV and my 6-year old son asked me if we could make a craft. I had recently gone through a few of my craft magazines and stumbled on a very brief set of instructions on how to make an “earth day magazine bowl.”  The original design for this w...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:42:21 PDT
Yarn Balloon Easter/Holiday Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Yarn-Balloon-EasterHoliday-Eggs/
Yarn Balloon Easter/Holiday Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/K5OB/HTD7QZVP/FA2K5OBHTD7QZVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/K5OB/HTD7QZVP/FA2K5OBHTD7QZVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/K5OB/HTD7QZVP/FA2K5OBHTD7QZVP.SMALL.jpg vfrpic These are super simple decorations for Easter, Christmas, or any holiday you choose. just change the yarn or string and embellishment colors. Step 1-Shopping List 1-School glue and water (50/50 mixture)2-Yarn3-Water balloons4-Wax paper5-Medium bowl6-Some TIME!Optional-GlovesOptional-Glitter, Spa...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:31:29 PDT
Mess Free Easter Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Mess-Free-Easter-Eggs/
Mess Free Easter Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/18IH/HTEUF78F/FT918IHHTEUF78F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/18IH/HTEUF78F/FT918IHHTEUF78F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/18IH/HTEUF78F/FT918IHHTEUF78F.SMALL.jpg 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
No Cook Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cook-Play-Dough/
No Cook Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/KTTL/HTAMK4TT/FT4KTTLHTAMK4TT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/KTTL/HTAMK4TT/FT4KTTLHTAMK4TT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/KTTL/HTAMK4TT/FT4KTTLHTAMK4TT.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Play dough is the stuff childhood is made out of. Even better if the child could make the play dough! With this no cook recipe, you could have a pint-sized assistant make this half-pint of wonderful dough! Some interesting facts about this play dough recipe: because of the amount of salt used, i...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:48:13 PDT
How to Clean a Sippy Cup http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-a-Sippy-Cup/
How to Clean a Sippy Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/VVIY/HSM51GOJ/FS6VVIYHSM51GOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/VVIY/HSM51GOJ/FS6VVIYHSM51GOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/VVIY/HSM51GOJ/FS6VVIYHSM51GOJ.SMALL.jpg amalkhan So your tot has outgrown his or her baby bottle but is not yet ready to navigate grown up glasses and cups. sippy cups to the rescue! With features such as no drip caps and resilient BPA free plastic bodies, life couldn't get any better for a kid who has to focus all his energy strategizing his next...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:01:54 PDT
No Candy Valentine For Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Candy-Valentine-For-Kids/
No Candy Valentine For Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/KP1D/HRI94SVW/F3TKP1DHRI94SVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/KP1D/HRI94SVW/F3TKP1DHRI94SVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/KP1D/HRI94SVW/F3TKP1DHRI94SVW.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell If you have a wee one in pre-school or elementary classes that won't allow candy Valentines, here's a simple and fun no candy valentine for kids that should keep them happy and busy enough to not miss that sugar buzz! Supplies Buy as many of the first two items as you'll need for the number of...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:09:06 PST
Game Tokens (Instead of Allowance) Reward System http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Tokens-Instead-of-Allowance-Reward-System/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/HIV4/HRPSXNCU/F9XHIV4HRPSXNCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/HIV4/HRPSXNCU/F9XHIV4HRPSXNCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/HIV4/HRPSXNCU/F9XHIV4HRPSXNCU.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie I started using an alternate version of the reward system with my daughter, to balance out our struggles of getting her to help out with chores and limiting her computer/game time. I made these little "game tokens" that she can earn by doing her chores without complaining, and when we ask her to do ...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:32:03 PST
Immunity Syrup http://www.instructables.com/id/Immunity-Syrup/
Immunity Syrup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/FQSE/HEXSG46N/FZOFQSEHEXSG46N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/FQSE/HEXSG46N/FZOFQSEHEXSG46N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/FQSE/HEXSG46N/FZOFQSEHEXSG46N.SMALL.jpg CherryGregory13 This homemade syrup is delicious and healthy. It is a wonderful herbal remedy that the kids and adults will love. This is also amazingly easy to make. It can keep you from getting sick and it also helps you get over your illness faster. I made this with Elderberry, elderflower, cinnamon, ginger, or...
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:23:07 PDT
Hanging Canopy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Canopy/
Hanging Canopy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/00HT/HQQLO3QD/F7G00HTHQQLO3QD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/00HT/HQQLO3QD/F7G00HTHQQLO3QD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/00HT/HQQLO3QD/F7G00HTHQQLO3QD.SMALL.jpg fauxangel 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Weaving-a-Yarn-Basket/
Weaving a Yarn Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/XGKU/HQQIKFCP/F4BXGKUHQQIKFCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/XGKU/HQQIKFCP/F4BXGKUHQQIKFCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/XGKU/HQQIKFCP/F4BXGKUHQQIKFCP.SMALL.jpg Macabeans 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
Make your own stop-motion movie! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-you-own-cartoon-in-stop-motion-movie/
Make your own stop-motion movie! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/769M/HQQLL2Q2/FCM769MHQQLL2Q2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/769M/HQQLL2Q2/FCM769MHQQLL2Q2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/769M/HQQLL2Q2/FCM769MHQQLL2Q2.SMALL.jpg DayDreamingBoy I spent my childhood writing, drawing and watching cartoons like my favourite, always showing after school, ... La Linea! So when years later, after my graduation in space engineering, a video contest about space pops up (Wake-Up, Rosetta! Contest by the European Space Agency), I just felt compelle...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:15:13 PST
Silly Putty http://www.instructables.com/id/Silly-Putty/
Silly Putty - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/EMMU/HQMN43ME/FNWEMMUHQMN43ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/EMMU/HQMN43ME/FNWEMMUHQMN43ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/EMMU/HQMN43ME/FNWEMMUHQMN43ME.SMALL.jpg amalkhan That weird sensory stuff kids and adults alike get a kick out it. Even if you don't like to admit how fun it is to play with, silly putty's bizarre texture and chemistry is definitely therapeutic. Well, who knew you could make it out of three simple ingredients you probably already have lying around...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:59:46 PST
Cloud Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/Cloud-Dough/
Cloud Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/YONZ/HQF9G162/F0JYONZHQF9G162.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/YONZ/HQF9G162/F0JYONZHQF9G162.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/YONZ/HQF9G162/F0JYONZHQF9G162.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Let me introduce you to an extra 15 minutes of your life you didn't know were there because your kids monopolize any free moment you can manage. Two words. Cloud Dough. We should really rename it to Cloud 9 Dough, because while they'll be having a sensory blast with the dough, you can sit back and r...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:11:31 PST
Re-purposed Stuffed Animal into a Little Gadget Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purposed-Stuffed-Animal-into-a-Little-Gadget-Co/
Re-purposed Stuffed Animal into a Little Gadget Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/4TML/HPWMM2DQ/FUT4TMLHPWMM2DQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/4TML/HPWMM2DQ/FUT4TMLHPWMM2DQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/4TML/HPWMM2DQ/FUT4TMLHPWMM2DQ.SMALL.jpg ryeomans1 As any mom can tell you it's hard to part with your kids favorite childhood toys. Here's a new use for a beloved old favorite stuffed toy that you child may have outgrown, or maybe one that's been your favorite!  What a unique and easy gift idea for anyone who  is young at heart (and we all still a...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:10:02 PST
Sketchy Christmas: A Family-Friendly Drawing Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Sketchy-Christmas-A-Drawing-Game/
Sketchy Christmas: A Family-Friendly Drawing Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/RQAT/HPFZZ5FM/F8TRQATHPFZZ5FM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/RQAT/HPFZZ5FM/F8TRQATHPFZZ5FM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/RQAT/HPFZZ5FM/F8TRQATHPFZZ5FM.SMALL.jpg 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...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:19:26 PST
Paper heart decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-heart-decorations-1/
Paper heart decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/0TDH/HP8PLTLN/FKF0TDHHP8PLTLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/0TDH/HP8PLTLN/FKF0TDHHP8PLTLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/0TDH/HP8PLTLN/FKF0TDHHP8PLTLN.SMALL.jpg 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
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
Mason Jar Turned Sippy Cup http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Turned-Sippy-Cup/
Mason Jar Turned Sippy Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/N8E8/HNE3XKP5/FWPN8E8HNE3XKP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/N8E8/HNE3XKP5/FWPN8E8HNE3XKP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/N8E8/HNE3XKP5/FWPN8E8HNE3XKP5.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Mason jars have many uses, and here's one more to add to that ever expanding list! Now hipster toddlers can chat legos at the playground while sipping juice! Glass (read: non-plastic) food and beverage containers for kids are becoming increasingly popular. So lets hack our own version from items th...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:53:59 PST
Vertical Wind Tunnel for Kids' Toys and Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Wind-Tunnel-for-Kids-Toys-and-Balls/
Vertical Wind Tunnel for Kids' Toys and Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/5FEY/HMMFCOR3/FIW5FEYHMMFCOR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/5FEY/HMMFCOR3/FIW5FEYHMMFCOR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/5FEY/HMMFCOR3/FIW5FEYHMMFCOR3.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm For my 4-year-old's birthday party, I built a wind tunnel for her and her friends to "test" the flight characteristics of stuffed animals, balls, toys, and anything else that fit into the 4-inch diameter tube. Powered by an air pump (normally used for a bouncy house), the tunnel was oriented vertica...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:58:40 PST
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
Cardboard Buzz Lightyear jet pack with retractable wings in 30 minutes. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Buzz-Lightyear-jet-pack-with-retractable/
Cardboard Buzz Lightyear jet pack with retractable wings in 30 minutes. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/UD7G/JOJEYWDIN2D/FNYUD7GJOJEYWDIN2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/UD7G/JOJEYWDIN2D/FNYUD7GJOJEYWDIN2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/UD7G/JOJEYWDIN2D/FNYUD7GJOJEYWDIN2D.SMALL.jpg c4l3b My 3 year old is a big Toy story fan. He has recently begun running around and acting like buzz lightyear. I thought it would be fun to make a quick cardboard cutout in the shape of buzz's wings. I got a little carried away. Overall, the project still only required a little string(or wire) a card...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2007 08:48:40 PST
D.I.Y. Thermocol Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Thermocol-Sheet-Stamps/
D.I.Y. Thermocol Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/300V/HN46NPX4/FWI300VHN46NPX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/300V/HN46NPX4/FWI300VHN46NPX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/300V/HN46NPX4/FWI300VHN46NPX4.SMALL.jpg Muhaiminah Faiz This instructable will show you how to make stamps using thermocol sheets. These stamps are easy and fun to make. I didn't realize until I stamped one to see how it turns out, that the thermocol sheet stamps give a cool smudgy pattern. Try making some right away, you'll have fun for sure! Lets star...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:28:36 PDT
Leather Play Clothes for a Tough Kid (Bran Stark sleeves) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bran-Stark-Rough-Play-Sleeves/
Leather Play Clothes for a Tough Kid (Bran Stark sleeves) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/3ZNO/H2WEW8JY/FBR3ZNOH2WEW8JY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/3ZNO/H2WEW8JY/FBR3ZNOH2WEW8JY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/3ZNO/H2WEW8JY/FBR3ZNOH2WEW8JY.SMALL.jpg donedirtcheap Okay, I'll admit it. I am a big fan of A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, the HBO series. I have been burning through those books (like many of you have) and people are giving me strange looks when I accidentally slip into medieval parlance.  But I also love leather clothes. It all started ...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 12:24:49 PDT
A Power Ranger Mystic Phoenix Titan Costume made mostly from Reclaimed Construction Foam Core, Aluminium Foil and Tape. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Power-Ranger-Mystic-Phoenix-Titan-Costume-made-m/
A Power Ranger Mystic Phoenix Titan Costume made mostly from Reclaimed Construction Foam Core, Aluminium Foil and Tape. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/1Z9B/GUS74I24/FD71Z9BGUS74I24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/1Z9B/GUS74I24/FD71Z9BGUS74I24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/1Z9B/GUS74I24/FD71Z9BGUS74I24.SMALL.jpg anthonyshafer Halloween might as well be a perennial favorite at our house. Just like his dad, my son plans months in advance exactly what he'd like to be and for the most part, participates in the month long activity. I've been making costumes for years but not documenting their creation. Three years ago I decid...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2011 22:27:27 PST
Kid friendly bamboo geodesic dome http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-friendly-bamboo-geogesic-dome/
Kid friendly bamboo geodesic dome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/SWHK/HMF6QZB7/FF8SWHKHMF6QZB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/SWHK/HMF6QZB7/FF8SWHKHMF6QZB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/SWHK/HMF6QZB7/FF8SWHKHMF6QZB7.SMALL.jpg manuka Everyone loves domes- ESPECIALLY kids! The devil in their construction however relates to visualising their assembly (often not easy - even for adults!),organising cost effective materials and securing the struts! Here's a simple 1V version that uses bamboo slid into black garden irrigation hose of...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 03:52:09 PDT
Fairy Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Fairy-Door/
Fairy Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/B9HS/HLZRUW8I/F4EB9HSHLZRUW8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/B9HS/HLZRUW8I/F4EB9HSHLZRUW8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/B9HS/HLZRUW8I/F4EB9HSHLZRUW8I.SMALL.jpg Scarydad Make a Fairy Door to let the Little People in and out!  My daughter loves this. One day we were at the Renaissance Festival and saw these for sale. Of course, I said, "I can do that! Materials: 1/2" Plywood 1/8" Plywood Hinges Wooden furniture button Reflective scrapbook paper or foil Paints Wood...
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:25:36 PDT
Star field windows http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-field-windows/
Star field windows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/XCMV/GD2JJYEC/F3SXCMVGD2JJYEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/XCMV/GD2JJYEC/F3SXCMVGD2JJYEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/XCMV/GD2JJYEC/F3SXCMVGD2JJYEC.SMALL.jpg pink.bat I wanted to make a set of 'windows' that look out into space for my son's room. They turned out looking well in the daytime and also at night, as all the stars glow in the dark. I used some ultra glow- in-the-dark that I buy online. The stuff really glows. Regular glow in the dark paint will work ,...
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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:19:32 PDT
Little Tikes Chalkboard Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Tikes-Chalkboard-Table/
Little Tikes Chalkboard Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/N07L/HLSHJ7QP/F2QN07LHLSHJ7QP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/N07L/HLSHJ7QP/F2QN07LHLSHJ7QP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/N07L/HLSHJ7QP/F2QN07LHLSHJ7QP.SMALL.jpg Jessie Marie To a kid, his or her Little Tikes table is where everything happens: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, playtime, and homework. Why not bring more function to your little one's table by adding a chalkboard top for notes and doodling? Chalkboard spray paint is an extremely useful invention that is begi...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:39:40 PDT
Kids Minion Back Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Minion-Back-Pack/
Kids Minion Back Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/HW5L/GW88UANC/FP4HW5LGW88UANC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/HW5L/GW88UANC/FP4HW5LGW88UANC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/HW5L/GW88UANC/FP4HW5LGW88UANC.SMALL.jpg mygibzone If you have kids who are "Despicable Me" fans here is a fun and functional gift that is cheep and easy to make. It's guaranteed to make you grin when you see them wear it too! Materials These are the materials you will need as well as notes concerning where to find them and approximate prices. A ...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 22:50:23 PST
Parasol Yurt Fort http://www.instructables.com/id/Parasol-Yurt-Fort/
Parasol Yurt Fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/3GWK/HJKBYIF7/F6M3GWKHJKBYIF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/3GWK/HJKBYIF7/F6M3GWKHJKBYIF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/3GWK/HJKBYIF7/F6M3GWKHJKBYIF7.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu This super easy fort will provide some fun shelter for your little ones in the summer heat; whether in the back yard or on the beach. It is basically composed of a parasol with some sheets pinned along the edge of the brim. The finished construction resembles the traditional nomadic Mongolian home c...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:42:51 PDT
Bookmonsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Bookmonsters/
Bookmonsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/T4FK/HIPISMCG/FS7T4FKHIPISMCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/T4FK/HIPISMCG/FS7T4FKHIPISMCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/T4FK/HIPISMCG/FS7T4FKHIPISMCG.SMALL.jpg SanneLaurenssen Bookmonsters guard your books and the page you're reading whilst being terrifyingly cute. These bookmonsters are sewed by hand and really aren't hard to make! Usually these monsters are made from scrapbook paper but they are much more durable when made from fabric. I believe this is the original...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 05:45:41 PDT
Make a Tea Towel Chicken http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Tea-Towel-Chicken/
Make a Tea Towel Chicken - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/1YQ3/F7DWO0BV/FBC1YQ3F7DWO0BV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/1YQ3/F7DWO0BV/FBC1YQ3F7DWO0BV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/1YQ3/F7DWO0BV/FBC1YQ3F7DWO0BV.SMALL.jpg Trust_in_Dust Take a look at this old tea towel I have here, does it look like a chicken might be hiding in there? I think I see one. First Roll up one side of your towel halfway. Then Roll up the other side. And Then Fold your towel in half so that the tops of your rolls are on the outside. After Th...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2007 12:21:48 PDT
No Sew No Glue -Wall Quilt Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Quilt-Art-No-Sewing-No-Glueing/
No Sew No Glue -Wall Quilt Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/SUZX/HHS9RRNB/FTKSUZXHHS9RRNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/SUZX/HHS9RRNB/FTKSUZXHHS9RRNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/SUZX/HHS9RRNB/FTKSUZXHHS9RRNB.SMALL.jpg 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 time...to 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 ...it'l...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:38 PDT
How to Convert a Kid's T-Shirt into a Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-Kids-T-Shirt-into-a-Backpack/
How to Convert a Kid's T-Shirt into a Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/KPL4/HHMI86QS/FLPKPL4HHMI86QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/KPL4/HHMI86QS/FLPKPL4HHMI86QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/KPL4/HHMI86QS/FLPKPL4HHMI86QS.SMALL.jpg tidje I made this cute little backpack out of a boys long-sleeved shirt that was being thrown out by another mother nearby.  I was offered a lot of her clothes when her son had grown out of them.  Somehow, I didn't imagine my son wearing this as a shirt, but I envisioned it being a much cuter little backp...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 07:29:30 PDT
Origami bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-bracelet/
Origami bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/EQIU/HGG4Z9SJ/F8EEQIUHGG4Z9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/EQIU/HGG4Z9SJ/F8EEQIUHGG4Z9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/EQIU/HGG4Z9SJ/F8EEQIUHGG4Z9SJ.SMALL.jpg 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