Instructables: exploring - living - toy - popular Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:18:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Lilliput Jewelry
Lilliput Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> spunk You might be familiar with the story of Gulliver's Travels: Gulliver's voyage brings him to a island of little people called Lilliput where he experiences several adventures. For example when he washes up on the shore of Lilliput he is captured by the inhabitants while asleep, they climb on him and ...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 03:48:46 PDT
Crochet Espion
Crochet Espion - More DIY How To Projects]]> Little Dragon and Company An Espeon I have been working on for a while. The ends of the tail are pose-able. This is, hands down, the best amigurumi I have made to date, and I am quite pleased with it. Needed Materials and Other Notes Needed Materials:   two skeins of pale purple yarn (I used ) a size f (3....
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:05 PDT
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Quang Vinh This is a simple project, it only need few pieces of cardboard and glue. Your cat will love this cardboard toy. What you need - 2mm thick cardboad - glue - scissors - compass The template First, you draw out your circle at the size you want. Then divided it into layers, each layer has the thi...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:30:22 PDT
Make a "Birds Mobile" for your child
Make a "Birds Mobile" for your child - More DIY How To Projects]]> le FabShop About one year and a half ago, Bertier (President of le FabShop) asked me if I could design a toy mobile with our new MakerBot.  I had no time for it, but kept the project on my To Do list, just in case an opportunity would show up.  Life being life, the perfect moment came when our friend and col...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:44:34 PDT
Tiny origami dragon puppet / Pequeño dragón marioneta de origamiño-dragón-marionet/
Tiny origami dragon puppet / Pequeño dragón marioneta de origami - More DIY How To Projects]]> kleffa hello everybody! in this instructable I explain how to make a puppet, like the ones I was a child. It's very funny to try make this one. ----------------- ¡Hola a todos! en este instructibo explicare como hacer una marioneta, como las que hacia de pequeño. espero se diviertan jugando con ella. p...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:05:17 PST
Candle-Powered Paper Carousel
Candle-Powered Paper Carousel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Teisha A Christmas Pyramid is a rotating pyramid-shaped structure that is usually powered by the heat of candles around the pyramid’s base. (Take a look at the link above to see some pictures.) The heat from the candles causes blades at the top of the pyramid to rotate, which causes platforms of figurine...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:28:33 PST
I-Cord Snake Tutorial
I-Cord Snake Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> bdickson1 How to make Sally, the i-cord snake!  For more details see my blog Here's what you'll need: - 2 US size 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles - worsted weight acrylic yarn - scrap yarn for eyes, and tongue - yarn needle 1.  Cast on 5 stitches 2.  Slide stitches to the other end of...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:03:23 PST
Cloud Dough
Cloud Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Re-purposed Stuffed Animal into a Little Gadget Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Clothespin dolls
Clothespin dolls - More DIY How To Projects]]> mdhaworth How to create a doll out of a clothespin--easy and fun.Enjoy!Melissahttp://underconstructionblog.typepad.com Supplies A round clothespin/doll pin (available at craft stores like Michaels) Scraps of cotton fabric and felt yarn or felt for hair embroidery floss ball point pen...
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Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:35:04 PST
DIY Clear Playing Cards
DIY Clear Playing Cards - More DIY How To Projects]]> Penolopy Bulnick Playing cards come in so many different themes nowadays.  After seeing some clear, see-through playing cards on Facebook I decided I needed to make my own!  I went through a lot of ideas before coming up with how I wanted to put it all together and what material I wanted to use. A version for sale...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 13:49:07 PST
How to Knit a Minion
How to Knit a Minion - More DIY How To Projects]]> Juanamac Everybody needs their own army of minions.... even if they are only tiny knitted stuffed ones. If you can weild a couple of knitting needles, manage a knit and purl stitch... and have a desire to rule the world... this should be a simple task. Materials Needed You will need: Size 4mm knitting ne...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:26:14 PDT
Baby Brachiosaurus Crochet Pattern janawhitley This dinosaur amigurumi is the original design of my 13-year-old daughter. She has been crocheting with me for about two years, and she loves coming up with her own ideas. She made this brachiosaurus as a gift for a little boy she babysits. I was so smitten by it, I asked her if I could write up the...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:59:22 PDT
How to Make a Sock Monkey
How to Make a Sock Monkey - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftknowitall My wonderful Daughter-in-Law was here with her family over Christmas.  Sock Monkeys are something she has made and sold at craft fairs and little gift shops.  I remember when she came to me with a poorly written pattern and a pair of knee highs to make her first Sock Monkey.  Now she has the whole p...
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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:54:18 PST
Vintage Toy Crane Lamp
Vintage Toy Crane Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> braimb This 'ible goes back to the old school. Before all kids played with plastic cars and got trophys just for participating. These toys, now vintage memoribilia from yesteryear, can still be found relatively easily because they were so sturdy and well built. Just hit a garage sale or two or maybe a flea...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:02:25 PDT
Wooden building block table top
Wooden building block table top - More DIY How To Projects]]> zieak I love the look of used wooden building blocks and have used them to make a couple of tables.  This one is one that I made as a wedding gift for a friend.  This is a project easily completed in a weekend as long as you have the materials on hand.   Tools and materials You will need: Lots of ...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 23:52:47 PDT
Pop-up Paper Chess Set
Pop-up Paper Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> belsey This happens far too often --  in the middle of a heated chess game, something comes up to interrupt the flow. By the time you get back a few hours or days later half the pieces have been knocked over. Arrgh! Game over. Since I design pop-up cards, I thought I could remedy this problem by designing...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:58:26 PDT
The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner
The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner - More DIY How To Projects]]> hertzgamma Here I'm glad to present to you my next invention!!! - The Cat Launcher This toy is for your cat or dog or other lovely friend that is going absolutely CRAZY to chase a moving object!  With this crazy machine you pull the string away from it ... place the string with the SHINY object at its end in...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:50:06 PDT
Create Custom My Little Pony Toys!
Create Custom My Little Pony Toys! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft You know there are a ton of ponies from the Friendship is Magic show that you'd love to have in toy form! Well, at least the list goes on and on for us... starting with Daring Do...and enters the realm of our own custom ponies! Here's a fabulous way to create your very own custom pony! It's a super ...
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:49:44 PDT
Easy Upcycled Tshirt to Dog Toy
Easy Upcycled Tshirt to Dog Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> purelily I hate to waste anything so when I had some tshirt scraps left from my Upcycled Market Bag project, a lightbulb went off when I thought about my new puppy, Kiwi. I've seen some rope toys before, so I made her some with the scraps!  (Sorry I couldn't get any good pics of Kiwi with her toy... she was...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:22:28 PDT
Mold Making: Two Part Silicone Mold
Mold Making: Two Part Silicone Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> bofthem *UPDATE* I'm going to include some FAQ's to answer some of the questions I've received. { FAQ }This tutorial will demonstrate how to reliably reproduce cast objects using a two part silicone mold. This technique, when skillfully applied, can have incredible resolution, effectively cast very complex...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:07:30 PST
Catnip Conversation Hearts
Catnip Conversation Hearts - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Treat your kittens this Valentine's or any day with catnip conversation hearts.  Modeled after Valentine's Day candy hearts substituted with lolcats phrases, these hearts are the perfect way to show your feline friend you love them too.  It just takes some felt, catnip, batting, and rudimentarty sew...
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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:41:06 PST
Two Platform Sisal Rope Cat Tree
Two Platform Sisal Rope Cat Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   Well I have just moved cross country from Colorado to Ohio.  My condos front window offers my cats a wonderful view of birds and SQURRELS of which we didn't have many in Colorado.  The problem is I can't fit two cat seats and my chair in the front window, so I needed to make a single two seat-er w...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:00:50 PST
Plush Balloon Animal
Plush Balloon Animal - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Everybody loves balloon animals, but eventually they deflate and the fun is over.  Make your own plush balloon animals, and the party never has to end!   Upcycle a pair of kid's tights into fun new toys, that make a very sweet gift.  No sewing skills are required - just the ability to tie some knot...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:42:37 PST
Elastrator Alligators
Elastrator Alligators - More DIY How To Projects]]> mygibzone You might be a REDNECK if you have CASTRATION TOOLS in your crafting supplies! An Elastrator is a tool most commonly used to castrate livestock, however if you are a Redneck Crafter looking to make some inexpensive toys for the children this Christmas this tool may take up new residence in your cra...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:46:29 PST
Spool Car
Spool Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Origami Slinky
Origami Slinky - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickcube4 In this instructable I will teach you how to make a modular Origami Slinky Designed by Jo Nakashima. All credit goes to him. This slinky can tumble down steps, but normal stairs are to big. It does work on smaller stairs. If you want, make a cool box out of cardboard or something, and give it as a g...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:18:56 PST
The FunFort
The FunFort - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
LED Parachute a la CMH - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to make POP-UP Card for Christmas - Angel POP-UP Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Buzz Lightyear costume
Buzz Lightyear costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster My wife's creativity begins and ends in the culinary realm. What that means for me is that I'm the one left to do all the sewing and Halloween costume-making. This arrangement works out well--she likes to cook, and I like to make stuff and eat well. It's a happy marriage.This year (2008) my kids wan...
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Tue, 4 Nov 2008 22:03:47 PST
Slime Monster With Following Eye Illusion
Slime Monster With Following Eye Illusion - More DIY How To Projects]]> sircaptaintigerotter Yes the eye will follow you around like a creepy painting; this was sparked by a dragon paper craft I saw in which the head of the dragon would appear to follow you no matter how you moved it would follow. I have replicated that with my slime monsters eye and I will be showing you how I did it. In o...
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:42:41 PDT
1 dollar Vacuum Hacks - Save your Time and Money tycoyoken Very useful hacks, let me show you how to turn any dust vacuum in water vacuum, it just cost you less than 1 dollar in a minute, you don't need to buy expensive equipment anymore, save you lots of time and money, if you like this, please share this useful video with your friends. thanks
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Wed, 1 Oct 2008 18:31:34 PDT
"Indestructible" Dog Toy
"Indestructible" Dog Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> shesparticular My mom's dog, Molly, loves to play - an activity that for her usually involves rounding up all her toys and ripping them to shreds. In an effort to make some kind of indestructible toy or at least something that she could play with that might last longer than a half hour, I rounded up a few things a...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:01:19 PDT
kermit the frog clone
kermit the frog clone - More DIY How To Projects]]> tody Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Normale Tabelle"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-p...
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:33:18 PDT
Looty - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nachimir A Looty is a device that allows each of your eyes to gaze into the other. They were originally made by Jim Woodring, who stopped making them because he thought the effect was probably bad:"I made machines and gadgets, devices to explore with. Stupid things. Like the Looty, which enables your eyes to...
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Wed, 9 Aug 2006 00:01:55 PDT
Origami Ninja Star
Origami Ninja Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> Charger_06 Cool origami throwing star. The Square Take a sheet of printer paper or note book paper and make a perfect square. Fold it in half and tear it along the crease line. The Tricky Part Fold each piece in half long ways. Turn them so the open side is facing down. Now place them like so in the pict...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:39:55 PST
Pop-up Dragon Toy
Pop-up Dragon Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> playfulplans This amusing toy- sometimes called a "morality toy" when the box is formed in the shape of a forbidden book, with covers, spine and title- requires few hand tools and materials to build. It does however require a power drill and a table saw. The dragon's action <br> I based my design...
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Sat, 5 Mar 2011 09:06:23 PST
utensils for kids
utensils for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Are you a parent who has a hard time getting their kids to eat their veggies? Or maybe you're like me and wince at the thought of a plate of steamed broccoli. Broccoli might not be much fun for kids, but put an engine sound behind it and their imagination might take over long enough to down those ve...
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Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:39:27 PST
KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy
KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> m32825 Fun toy with mister jets helps kids beat the heat. This project owes a big debt to the original KidWash instructable by discontinuity. When I saw it I knew right away it was going on the "must build" list for summer. A great combination: simple project, lots of fun for the kids! I headed down to t...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:00:56 PDT
How to make a toy turbine.
How to make a toy turbine. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman Just a little boredom-buster - a paper version of a reaction turbine that will keep the wee'uns out of your hair for a while on a wet afternoon. (Yes, I know it's Summer, yes, I know it's some of the hottest weather the UK has had this year, but this is the UK - we could have snow tomorrow.) What ...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:34:00 PDT
Napier's Bones: Quickly Multiply, Wooden Style
Napier's Bones: Quickly Multiply, Wooden Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> joshf I first encountered Napier's Bones back in Mrs. Hutnick's 4th grade EL math class. We had a 'build day' of sorts in which we made our own Napier's Bones, and at the time I thought they were really cool. Now, a bunch of years later, I still think they're really cool--they're very simple to make and t...
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Mon, 4 Aug 2008 10:40:42 PDT