Instructables: exploring - living - kids - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:36:32 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
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
Quilled Snowflake Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilling-Snowflake-Decorations/
Quilled Snowflake Decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/VIK7/HOW0IDTM/FMYVIK7HOW0IDTM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/VIK7/HOW0IDTM/FMYVIK7HOW0IDTM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/VIK7/HOW0IDTM/FMYVIK7HOW0IDTM.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Quilling is a very nice technique that I learned when I was little and although I really liked it, I stopped doing it after a short time (like most things I did!). Luckily I tend to keep everything, and when I recently started to think about trying it again, I remembered that I still had the quillin...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:06:43 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/
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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...
By: Trust_in_Dust

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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
Easy Chalkboard in a weekend http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Chalkboard-in-a-weekend/
Easy Chalkboard in a weekend - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/TG7M/HFWSV4MI/F7OTG7MHFWSV4MI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/TG7M/HFWSV4MI/F7OTG7MHFWSV4MI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/TG7M/HFWSV4MI/F7OTG7MHFWSV4MI.SMALL.jpg Nick70587 I wanted to get my son a large chalkboard for his room because he likes to draw on a large scale.  Unfortunately for him I'm horribly cheap and infinitely bored.  Real, good quality chalkboards of any significant size are rather expensive so here is how i made a decent quality one for relatively che...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 19:40:35 PDT
Papercraft Flowers (Easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Papercraft-Flowers-Easy/
Papercraft Flowers (Easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/OXJX/H1YONGR9/FYTOXJXH1YONGR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/OXJX/H1YONGR9/FYTOXJXH1YONGR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/OXJX/H1YONGR9/FYTOXJXH1YONGR9.SMALL.jpg poofrabbit Happy spring instructavillians!  What a great way to keep flowers alive and fresh all year long than to make them out of paper!  There are several uses for making papercraft flowers, in this instructable I will be using them to make a wall hanging for mothers day. Materials Needed Materials Neede...
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Sat, 12 May 2012 20:36:00 PDT
Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Sidewalk-Chalk/
Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KQ6M/FYTCM6QZ/FG8KQ6MFYTCM6QZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KQ6M/FYTCM6QZ/FG8KQ6MFYTCM6QZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KQ6M/FYTCM6QZ/FG8KQ6MFYTCM6QZ.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Sidewalk chalk is pretty darn easy to make, and by doing it at home, you can save money, create your own designs and colors, and have fun with the whole family. Materials You can get everything you need for this project from a craft or art supply store and around the house.  You'll need: ...
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Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:27:20 PDT
Marco's Belt Rack - Designed and built by Dad and Son http://www.instructables.com/id/Marcos-Belt-Rack-Designed-and-built-by-Dad-and-/
Marco's Belt Rack - Designed and built by Dad and Son - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/RR6D/HD4VFT0N/FTXRR6DHD4VFT0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/RR6D/HD4VFT0N/FTXRR6DHD4VFT0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/RR6D/HD4VFT0N/FTXRR6DHD4VFT0N.SMALL.jpg togo1919 My 7.8-year-old son and I have been wrestling with belts all over the floor at home.  We've been hanging them on doorknobs, and it just has NOT been working well. So, in order to get him more familiar with CorelDraw so he can do more of his own designing, I proposed that we design a Belt Rack toge...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:31:13 PST
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Crayons-for-Valentines-Day-Kids-Craft/
Recycled Crayons for Valentine's Day Kid's Craft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/KWXX/HCV9COTQ/FL6KWXXHCV9COTQ.SMALL.jpg BounceyBunny It is my 4-year-old daughter’s first year in preschool, which means it’s the first time she gets to hand out Valentine’s Day gifts. After a considerable amount of searching for suitable craft ideas (since that’s much more fun than buying something pre-made from the store), I came across this excelle...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:53:40 PST
Light Up Lifts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Lifts/
Light Up Lifts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/55RV/HBXWS56K/FFT55RVHBXWS56K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/55RV/HBXWS56K/FFT55RVHBXWS56K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/55RV/HBXWS56K/FFT55RVHBXWS56K.SMALL.jpg electricthread Remember when you were 5 and there were those wicked light up shoes that your parents NEVER LET YOU HAVE because they were too expensive or some other lame excuse?  Well, fret no more! At Electric Thread, we were inspired by those light up sneakers, and decided to create our own "adult" version. A ...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:15:13 PST
Gumball Machine Valentines (with free printable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gumball-Machine-Valentines-with-free-printable/
Gumball Machine Valentines (with free printable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/TMQD/GX3M1DT0/F8OTMQDGX3M1DT0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/TMQD/GX3M1DT0/F8OTMQDGX3M1DT0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/TMQD/GX3M1DT0/F8OTMQDGX3M1DT0.SMALL.jpg ThreeMoonBabies Here are the gumball valentines that I designed.  I think they turned out really cute.  Hope you like them!  Here is the tutorial and free printable, so you can make them too! **If you have trouble downloading the printable from Scribd, you can also get them HERE.  It should be free, and you shouldn...
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 08:54:39 PST
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
The FunFort http://www.instructables.com/id/The-FunFort/
The FunFort - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/PO50/HAQ30TDQ/FV1PO50HAQ30TDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/PO50/HAQ30TDQ/FV1PO50HAQ30TDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/PO50/HAQ30TDQ/FV1PO50HAQ30TDQ.SMALL.jpg velacreations All kids seem to like making dens, whether under furniture or trees, in little crooks or corners, with blankets or chairs - wherever and however they can. Our four year-old, Leo, is especially into “building”, having watched us construct our own home from the day he was born. He is constantly making...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:19:11 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
How to make POP-UP Card for Christmas - Angel POP-UP Card http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-POP-UP-Card-for-Christmas---Angel-POP-/
How to make POP-UP Card for Christmas - Angel POP-UP Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/NQV4/F9N2A2HW/FQCNQV4F9N2A2HW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/NQV4/F9N2A2HW/FQCNQV4F9N2A2HW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/NQV4/F9N2A2HW/FQCNQV4F9N2A2HW.SMALL.jpg tycoyoken Let me show you how to make an Angel POP-UP Card for your Christmas....sending a DIY greeting card is always better than buying a real card from gift shop or or just sending an e-card. because your friends won't throw it aways and keep them for a long time.Template are in Microsoft words format: you...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2007 01:34:54 PST
How to make Borax crystal decorations to impress and amaze the kids http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Borax-crystal-decorations-to-impress-a/
How to make Borax crystal decorations to impress and amaze the kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/3CYO/FOHXAO1H/FH73CYOFOHXAO1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/3CYO/FOHXAO1H/FH73CYOFOHXAO1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/3CYO/FOHXAO1H/FH73CYOFOHXAO1H.SMALL.jpg otterhopdotcom Face it, crystals are cool. Plus they work nicely into the whole holiday/winter/snowflake-y theme. You could use a few new decorations and out smarting your kids for once might lift your spirits a bit seeing that you've been pretty down about spending all that cash on the holidays.Why not amaze the ...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2008 16:58:54 PST