Instructables: exploring - play - toys - toys Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:28:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to make a Blowgun and Darts with household items SpecificLove How to make a Blowgun and Darts with household items This is a very simple and yet powerful little blowgun that you can design and make using items found at home.  It can pop balloons and pierce an apple from a short distance away. The darts are reusable and will last many shots if you take care of...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:29:14 PDT
Model Plane Stand
Model Plane Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> darthvadersbro Stand Get a guitar wall stand and put it on the wall. Then hang the tail of the plane on it. Finish!! I hope you like my very short instructable. Please comment so I can make better instructables. Thanks ; )
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:12:53 PDT
How to Make a POWERFUL Binder Clip Mini Catapult that can shoot up to 100 feet SpecificLove I have been toying around with the idea of making a high powered catapult with a binder clip, but the design kept eluding me. That was until this design was discovered. Here I am using some jumbo craft sticks and zip ties to extend the arms of the binder clip, and they work great. In the process of...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:56:59 PST
How to make a Rubber Band Powered Car SpecificLove In this video I show you How to make a Rubber Band Powered Car Back when I was in college my group was required to make a vehicle powered only by a rubber band. This was the design that was chosen for our group. We ended up beating the rest of the class and won a small prize. These can also be made...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:06:59 PST
How to make a Mini Cannon that Shoots - PVC pipe projects SpecificLove Here is a great toy to make for your kids. It is a mini cannon made mainly from pvc. It can shot small objects like dryed pinto beans. In this video I show you how to make it and test shoot it. It does take a little work to make it strong, but it is worth it. The beans can be shot as little as a few...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:57:43 PST
How to make a Mini Helicopter that flies SpecificLove This video shows you how to make a mini helicopter that you operate by spinning it in your hands. Most people have the materials already at their homes so it should cost very little if anything at all. Have fun and be safe. If you want to see more videos like this: visit us at ...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:09:53 PST
How to make a Paper Rocket that Shoots - Mini Paper Rocket Launcher SpecificLove In this video we show you a Small Paper Rocket that anyone can make, even kids. All you need is a straw, two post-it notes, scissors, and tape. This is a super easy paper rocket which can be made at home, at work, and even at school. It is a great way to tag others across the office, or just keep th...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:57:19 PST
Very Easy Cat Toy
Very Easy Cat Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElCubano This is the easiest instructable you will ever see. If you have a cat, and old headphones (the small type) you are set to go! Supplies All you will need for this instructable is a cat, and old headphones How to Use It Now, wrap the headphone connection part around your finger, and swing the h...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:52:54 PST
Rocking Horse
Rocking Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> blanky5452 After finding rocking horses for sail that cost upwards of $200 I decided to try my hand and kids toys for my niece.  All in all I think I spent about $20, not including the paint I already had at hand and extra plywood lying around.  She's been rocking on this little bad boy for over 2 years and ha...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:16:21 PST
3 Ways To Keep Decals On Your Toys From Any Damage
3 Ways To Keep Decals On Your Toys From Any Damage - More DIY How To Projects]]> Najmyman100 Have you had a toy that within minutes the stickers start peel off? Well that can be frustrating for anyone. Time to fix up things till its all good as new. 1 Put Clear Tape Over The Decal For example on this Buzz Lightyear his arm decals are peeling off from use of play. Take a small piece of cl...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:50:45 PST
Super Cheap Babydoll Bed
Super Cheap Babydoll Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Slothfurnace My daughter Samantha had received an American Girl Bitty Baby doll she named Bessie.  The only thing she had to "put her to bed" in was the box it came with. So, she needed a suitable baby doll bed, however, I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a store bought bed.  I decided to build one myself ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:27:58 PST
Balancing Toys
Balancing Toys - More DIY How To Projects]]> hotglue Build balancing objects with corks, wire, feathers, puff balls, washers and other materials. They are fun and sometimes challenging to make, help to get a deeper understanding of balance and center of mass, and watching them move slightly in the air sitting on a perch in your room is endlessly enter...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:00:06 PST
5 Simple Homemade Toys And Gifts mist8k Here's five simple ideas for some cool D.I.Y toys and gifts. Enjoy! 
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:56:21 PST
Play Bottles louboob Use old water bottles etc. Babies & young toddles will love these. Add anything in them! Wash out and dry and add materials and attach lid tightly!!In picture bottles contain....Cotton wool, washers and snowflake decoration, wood sticks, feathers & straws.
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:50:36 PST
Stargate Lego Replicators
Stargate Lego Replicators - More DIY How To Projects]]> samartDW The Body Start off by creating the body including the wings if u want but i used the basic replicator from stargate sg1 series The Legs You need to creat 4 legs using 8 blocks altogether the legs will help them look more realistic and can be stuck on the ceiling or walls U Will Need Lego...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:45:32 PDT
Barbie Cruiser / Hot Rod Mod D4N13L94RK3R  So this being my first add to the instructables galleries. I thought I'd Put a Fun bit or trash salvaging. I found this old pink and white barbie jeep with just the back half sticking out of a pile of leaves and other yard debris just piled on the edge of my friends land. I pull it out. The body, s...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:15:54 PDT
Pop Jumping Toy - Made by Two Expired Credit Cards
Pop Jumping Toy - Made by Two Expired Credit Cards - More DIY How To Projects]]> daddiest I've recently bought a new wallet. It gave me the opportunity to dig out all the wanted and unwanted stuff in my old one. I found some unwanted plastic cards. See how it pops and jumps - Material Needed Simple. 1. 2 x unwanted plastic cards 2. 1x rubber band 3. some t...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 02:10:57 PDT
Combination Toys & Paint hs1347 The Paint is My Love And now Combination Toys & Paint Step 1:(Equipment needed) 1-1- Sheet Color Cardboard (ORANGE) (1) 1-2- Plastic Black Jeep(1) 1-3- Metal Armored personnel carriers (1) 1-4- Plastic Tank (1) 1-5- Plastic Soldiers (5) 1-6- Lego Soldiers (2) 1-7- BlacK Pencil Step 2:(Performance...
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:30:36 PDT
Tinker Toilet Paper Holder
Tinker Toilet Paper Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie Tinker toys may be fun to play with, but they are also extremely useful, especially around the house. Why buy a toilet paper holder when you can make your own at such little cost? When tinker toys meet functionality, they do wondrous things. All you need for this project is a can of tinker toys and ...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:17:55 PDT
making faces
making faces - More DIY How To Projects]]> foobear Just sharing a few short videos I made of myself sculpting some little 12" doll faces out of ProSculpt. I like this particular brand of polymer clay as it is denser and holds its overall shape better as you work it.  Once you get a certain part done the way you like it, you can bake that part and t...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:00:42 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Toy Car
How to Make a Wooden Toy Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> goodoldluke This is a plan for a simple wooden toy car. Design This is the design for the body of the car. If you right click and save this picture it should print out to scale. The car is 6 inches long and just over two inches tall. Tools Required These are the tools and materials needed: 1. 8" or more ...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:51:13 PDT
Supersized Game that is not Jenga
Supersized Game that is not Jenga - More DIY How To Projects]]> artlife This is a GREAT improvement  over Jenga, it has more pieces and it has mallets!. This game is very quick and easy to make.  It is super sized and it can be stacked well over 5’ high. The mallets add to the fun for kids and makes the large size boards easier to move. Materials 4- - 10’ long 2...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:31:16 PDT
Potential Energy Road Roller
Potential Energy Road Roller - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaitanyak this is a home made eco friendly toy (made of junk materials) for good clean fun! Rubber bands and springs store a lot of pottential energy. Here we’ll harness the potential energy in a rubber band to drive a mini road roller!. I used to make these back in school.. we used to race them.. because o...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 06:12:41 PDT
Play Kitchen Set from Entertainment Center
Play Kitchen Set from Entertainment Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maylily78 You know those old entertainment centers that are now almost obsolete since they don't accommodate flat screen TVs very well? They make excellent kitchen sets with just a little bit of paint and creativity! Took me a couple of weeks to find the perfect one on Craigslist. Was looking for space...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:05:08 PDT
Never-ending Bubble Bubbler Bucket
Never-ending Bubble Bubbler Bucket - More DIY How To Projects]]> phinch this toy creates a slow, but steady foam that just keeps going. Materials aquarium air pump - mine has a check valve. handy for bathtub use. plastic tubing - I used 1/4 inch, but its not critical, it just has to fit the aquarium pump. sponge two nesting containers - I used yogurt tubstwo cable ...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:59:40 PDT
Rope Swing with Disk Seat
Rope Swing with Disk Seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> spratjack70118 This Instructable shows the steps I took to make a durable disk seat for the bottom of a rope swing for my family to enjoy.  I looked online for existing seats to purchase, however, the only ones available had a weight limit of 150 lbs.  I happen to be a little over 200 lbs. (I'm working on it), and...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:03:08 PDT
Making Bionicle Animation Puppets for Short Films
Making Bionicle Animation Puppets for Short Films - More DIY How To Projects]]> ZipplerZap To create an animation/ movie, you have to have a good movable toy  model to work with. I made a working model out of bionicle pieces and tested it. It works wonders. The reason I used bionicles, because I've had them lying around, plus they work great for movable joints. They make great arms, legs,...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:05:32 PDT
Make Your Own Playdough
Make Your Own Playdough - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrTaco57 This is one of the simplest Playdough recipes ever!!! Enjoy!!!:):) I made Playdough from flour water and salt. I found a similar recipe online, that's how I got the idea. I worked by myself on this project. And my goal stayed the same, make AWESOME Playdough!!!:):):) I made the Playdough in my kitch...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:10:16 PDT
Larry's Caravan
Larry's Caravan - More DIY How To Projects]]> cchalmers This is a litte caravan trailer inspired by this book: My son asked me to make it for him one day, specifically asking me to 3D print it at the TechShop! I thought a combination of 3D printing and laser cutting would be faster and more fun so h...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:43:33 PST
Hoppers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> matterantimatter This is a guide to building simple hopping toy. I've seen mechanically-driven versions of this, and like those, this one entertains a 4-year old for a good period of time. Hopping Our Way Hoppers are simple mechanical toys. The weight spins around and moves the bot about by balancing badly. These...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:29:31 PST
Piston Cup - Cars kostaa My 2 year old is Cars movie fanatic. I wanted to make him something special for Christmas something that you cant find in the stores. So here is what I came up with.
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Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:56:11 PST
Building a tiny city landscape from scrap (wood)
Building a tiny city landscape from scrap (wood) - More DIY How To Projects]]> nemalim While working on another project, we were producing lots of plyboo scraps (a plywood made of bamboo). We had to find something to do with all the wood... I've decided to create this tiny city landscape. The fun part was that it took less than 24 h from the time I started drawing the images on the co...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:33:54 PST
Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoid tin!
Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoid tin! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoid tin! Perfect gift for little hands... I made each of my kids a little fishing kit for Christmas! I made each of them slightly different sizes...but one was tiny enough to fit in an Altoids tin...for my son who loves Mini-pocket-sized fun! Check out the ea...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:39:30 PST
Toy Dust Control Truck feindad My five year old loves playing in his sandbox making roads. Dust seems to be a big concern of his. After searching for almost a year for a toy dust control truck, I decided to make my own.  Bruder makes some very nice trucks. We have a few.  His log truck was the most worn of the bunch.  I found a n...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 05:47:45 PST
How to mash-up your toys with Lego and sugru!
How to mash-up your toys with Lego and sugru! - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru Reinvent and reimagine your toys to make crazy and hilarious mash-ups!  We've shown you the great things that lego and sugru can do before - allowing you to combine your toys together - but we've been playing some more and now we've come up with a way of completely reinventing and combining your to...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:56:34 PST
Homemade Toys mikeasaurus We all love playing with toys, and the very best toys are homemade.  Homemade Toys features 26 toys made by Instructables members. There are projects for kids of all ages, and probably some adults too. From simple classics like dinosaurs made from wood and a PVC periscope, to more advanced projects...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:24:24 PST
Make a Whatsit Board! mdgrover Growing up in a big family, we learned to be resourceful by making our own stuff to play with - often recycling things that would have otherwise been thrown out. Dad had a big workshop where my brothers and I learned how to use tools by taking stuff apart and putting it back together. We would use s...
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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:30:18 PST
Wooden Toys audreyobscura Wooden Toys are great for kids of all ages, and can spark imaginations. This guide outlines excellent instructables on how to make children's toys and some toys that kids can make for themselves! Do you have an excellent workbench not in this guide? Message me, and share :) null null null nul...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:35:24 PST
Oak tree and a woodpecker game
Oak tree and a woodpecker game - More DIY How To Projects]]> nemalim This is the perfect game for all acorn lovers! A short ShopBot cut or some more manual work using wood band saw and a wood drill press (I made mine at the Techshop - Make your sketch, cut it, sand it, and paint it. Then you're all set to collect some acorns and start playing. Stick...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 23:55:34 PDT
How to make a three year old happy @ Techshop jlburton This is a project I did for my three year old nephew who is obsessed with octonauts.  This is an octoalert!  Please can you sound the octoalert? 
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:32:25 PDT
Wall-E PrairieLily My daughters (ages 3 and 22 months) are deep into Wall-E.  I told my oldest that I would make her a Wall-E toy and was then under close supervison until the project was complete.  She told me, "You can work on my Wall-E now if you want," and "you can take time now!"  She even tried to convince her d...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 22:10:02 PDT
Wire Skeleton for Dolls
Wire Skeleton for Dolls - More DIY How To Projects]]> PeckLauros Me and my youngest daughter had the idea of creating a film with the dolls she won, using the technique of stop motion. To this end, we developed a skeleton very easy to be created. This tutorial will focus only on the creation of the metal skeleton. Hope you enjoy. The first step is to create the ...
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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:51:09 PDT
pion of marbles
pion of marbles - More DIY How To Projects]]> sergio mendes pions and marbles are among the oldest toys soon have a pion made with marbles is fantastic. material necessary four marbles. hot glue gun. collage Make a triangle with 3 marbles. Paste a marble on top of the triangle. test it
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:33:22 PDT
fingerboard Harakir fingerboard
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Wed, 23 May 2012 07:00:38 PDT
#PTRdesigns lil'dudes for kids PTRdesigns Some lil'dudes I designed as kids toys. Not sure if I would produce them in Plush or Vinyl. I started with some sketches and took them into the computer and developed them further in Solidworks. Once the 3D files were developed we printed the models on a ObJet 3D printer. They received a very good r...
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Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:37:35 PDT
How to make a rubber band rifle
How to make a rubber band rifle - More DIY How To Projects]]> tyler1001 Hi! In this instructable I will be showing you how to make a rubber band rifle. Pretty much anyone with access to basic tools can make it. Advantages to rubber band guns over foam dart guns are ammunition (rubber bands) costs a fraction of foam darts, even though their mainly single shot they can be...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:05:11 PST
Clackers - More DIY How To Projects]]> y3ll0wf3ll0w110 Everyone remembers the clackers, in this instructable I'll show you how to make a pair. Materials Materials- Tennis balls x2 2 feet of string Tools- Hammer Nail Flat head screwdriver The Stabbing Poke a hole into the tennis ball with a hammer and a nail. Repeat for the 2nd tennis ball. Inse...
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:21:28 PST
Wood Block Robots littlebadwren A simple and fun gift for any young scientist!!!  I used 3/4" lumber BUT next time I will use 1 1/4" lumber.  The robot pieces shown are TOO challenging for a young scientist to stack without tumbling.  Cut wood on a jig saw in many crazy robot shapes...think "head", "abdomen", and "legs".  Sand the...
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:08:00 PST
ORCA WHALES AT PLAY - More DIY How To Projects]]> mistic INTRO- This Project is for High School students primarily in Physics class and General Science. The project utilizes magnets that are interactive and  subtly move in seemingly unpreditcable ways . The student will understand basics of magnetism and will apply this knowledge and analyze the motion of...
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Mon, 6 Feb 2012 23:06:43 PST
Simple Toddler Designed Doll
Simple Toddler Designed Doll - More DIY How To Projects]]> Frog85629 This Doll is easy to make and tons of fun for kids, because it thier design.  You can make animals, people, robots whatever you and your toddler can imagine. Toddler Doll Step 1: Materials Select a thick, printed toddler shirt. Create a pattern that fits your shirt, human, animal or robo...
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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:59:36 PST