Instructables: exploring - living - styrofoam - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:30:40 PST BLOX v1.01 Scale Model of Historic Building: Courthouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Scale-Model-of-Historic-Building-Courthouse/
Scale Model of Historic Building: Courthouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/V3LI/I1C3ZEDL/FNTV3LII1C3ZEDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/V3LI/I1C3ZEDL/FNTV3LII1C3ZEDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/V3LI/I1C3ZEDL/FNTV3LII1C3ZEDL.SMALL.jpg Creativeman This courthouse is located in Prineville, Oregon and has been in service since 1909. I grew up there in the 50's so was very familiar with the building. Being an artist, and a nostalgic one at that, it was a labor of love constructing this project! Incubate An Idea Over the years I would visit P...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:11:54 PDT
Foam Creations: The Hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-Creations-The-Hook/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:29:57 PDT
How to Vacuum Form Foam (Reusing the Same Master, Many Times) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Vacuum-Form-Foam-Reusing-the-Same-Mold-Many/
How to Vacuum Form Foam (Reusing the Same Master, Many Times) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/N2JU/HTZY41VG/F7LN2JUHTZY41VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/N2JU/HTZY41VG/F7LN2JUHTZY41VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/N2JU/HTZY41VG/F7LN2JUHTZY41VG.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan Styrene + Foam + Heat = huge mess of melted plastics and burnt foam. This is how I prepare my foam to keep it from sticking to the styrene, and minimize the amount it shrinks with each casting. Prep Materials DAP Plaster of Paris (any plaster will probably work) Brush Water Contain...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:24:43 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
Meat Lover's Block Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Meat-Lovers-Block-Printing/
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:44:57 PST
Easy Lino Block Prints for Kids using Styrofoam! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Lino-Block-Prints-for-Kids-using-Styrofoam/
Easy Lino Block Prints for Kids using Styrofoam! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/UB3J/HAQ35IYK/FAEUB3JHAQ35IYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/UB3J/HAQ35IYK/FAEUB3JHAQ35IYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/UB3J/HAQ35IYK/FAEUB3JHAQ35IYK.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Easy Block Printing or Lino printing for kids! Who am I kidding?  I loved this too! I did Linocut printing in art class way back in the day...and wanted to find an easy and inexpensive way to give my own kids that experience. Styrofoam saved the day. Supplies! Supplies you will need: Styr...
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:22:36 PST
Giant Easter Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Easter-Eggs/
Giant Easter Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/E2XT/GYR365EH/FGJE2XTGYR365EH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/E2XT/GYR365EH/FGJE2XTGYR365EH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/E2XT/GYR365EH/FGJE2XTGYR365EH.SMALL.jpg propart Easter is coming soon and I hope that alot of you will find this instructable helpful. I'm going to show you how to make giant Easter eggs out of regular insulation polystyrene. I used 100 milimeters thickness polystyrene for making 1 meter eggs. You can use this tehnique for making almost any round...
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 15:59:05 PST
Foam wall decore and frames http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-wall-decore-and-frames/
Foam wall decore and frames - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/XUC3/GW89MDQ0/F5HXUC3GW89MDQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/XUC3/GW89MDQ0/F5HXUC3GW89MDQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/XUC3/GW89MDQ0/F5HXUC3GW89MDQ0.SMALL.jpg shazni I love making things and gifting them...else what am i to do with so many things around the house! :-) Here is some thing you can gift for a newborn  or any child for that matter. materials Styrofoam 1" wide 1/4" thick wooden slats glue wall filler acrylic paint ribbon or anything that can be u...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:42:01 PST
12 Ornaments your Kiddies and Kitties Can't Break http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Ornaments-your-Kiddies-and-Kitties-Cant-Break/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/N99L/GW3X7ZS9/FNFN99LGW3X7ZS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/N99L/GW3X7ZS9/FNFN99LGW3X7ZS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/N99L/GW3X7ZS9/FNFN99LGW3X7ZS9.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Though it's fun to decorate your tree with all the delicate ornaments you have been collecting over the years, you need something to adorn the bottom of the tree where the little kiddies and kitties can reach.  These 12 ornaments are sturdy and will hold up to repeated grabs from your kids and kitti...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:55:35 PST
Styrofoam Snowpeople http://www.instructables.com/id/Styrofoam-Snowpeople/
Styrofoam Snowpeople - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/I9S6/GW4S3CRS/FRBI9S6GW4S3CRS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/I9S6/GW4S3CRS/FRBI9S6GW4S3CRS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/I9S6/GW4S3CRS/FRBI9S6GW4S3CRS.SMALL.jpg fjordcarver In the spirit of the season, here is a fun little craft that you can make with your kids. Styrofoam snowpeople! They are easy to make, fun to embellish and family friendly. Go make something with your kids, you won't regret it. Besides, you won`t just have an awesome craft for your labours, you wil...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:03:39 PST
Make Craft Stamps (with foam) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Craft-Stamps-with-foam/
Make Craft Stamps (with foam) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/QBZX/GW3XH7OS/FMLQBZXGW3XH7OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/QBZX/GW3XH7OS/FMLQBZXGW3XH7OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/QBZX/GW3XH7OS/FMLQBZXGW3XH7OS.SMALL.jpg canucksgirl Save your money and make your own craft stamps! They are easy to make and affordable for use in a variety of crafts and scrapbooking. If you use pre-cut shapes of craft foam you will find this instructable that much easier, but you can make custom shapes too! Lets get started! Materials Styrof...
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:06:56 PST
How To Make A Hotwire Cutter...Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Hotwire-CutterCheap/
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:14:51 PST
Make Pet Portraits In Concrete http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Pet-Portraits-In-Concrete/
Make Pet Portraits In Concrete - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/W6NB/GRFNDMPY/F6OW6NBGRFNDMPY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/W6NB/GRFNDMPY/F6OW6NBGRFNDMPY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/W6NB/GRFNDMPY/F6OW6NBGRFNDMPY.SMALL.jpg Creativeman I came up with this method to embed pet portraits into concrete. It is a way to make a permanent piece of art to display wherever you would choose to place it.  I have had acrylic lettering and paintings survive for several years outdoors and with a little care, they should last 10 years or more. ...
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Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:53:23 PDT
Designer vases from used coffee cups http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-vases-from-used-coffee-cups/
Designer vases from used coffee cups - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/PX4E/GGPF4KJU/F8OPX4EGGPF4KJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/PX4E/GGPF4KJU/F8OPX4EGGPF4KJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/PX4E/GGPF4KJU/F8OPX4EGGPF4KJU.SMALL.jpg makendo Styrofoam cups are light, cheap, and insulating, but flimsy and rarely recycled. Here's a way of transforming a used styrofoam cup into a similarly-sized vase of your own design. It costs nothing, only takes a few minutes, is ridiculously easy to do, and every vase/pot will be unique. It's an intere...
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Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:48:42 PST
Can Art: A Way To Recycle Some Tin Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-Art-A-Way-To-Recycle-Some-Tin-Cans/
Can Art: A Way To Recycle Some Tin Cans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/OUT8/G1ZGGSJB/F8MOUT8G1ZGGSJB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/OUT8/G1ZGGSJB/F8MOUT8G1ZGGSJB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/OUT8/G1ZGGSJB/F8MOUT8G1ZGGSJB.SMALL.jpg Creativeman We all use some canned foods from time to time.  And we all probably use empty cans for one purpose or another.  This instructable shows how to decorate cans to be used as organizers for pencils, pens, paint brushes, etc.  It's a simple thing to do, and children would especially have fun making thei...
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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 15:12:24 PST
Homemade Holiday Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Holiday-Decorations/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/R3D5/FOWZP331/FPJR3D5FOWZP331.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/R3D5/FOWZP331/FPJR3D5FOWZP331.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/R3D5/FOWZP331/FPJR3D5FOWZP331.SMALL.jpg Creativeman This is a slide show of several decorations to make out of generally free, readily available materials. Cardboard, EPS foam, or styrofoam, paper, glue, usual stuff. The Christmas tree actually cost less than five dollars to make, should last for a very long time, and was lots of fun to make. I use a...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2008 12:19:43 PST
Halloween Mausoleum from Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Mausoleum-from-Styrofoam/
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