Instructables: exploring - play - play - featured Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:09:00 PST BLOX v1.01 Infinite Guitar Sustainer
Infinite Guitar Sustainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> EvanKale Today we're making a three-string guitar sustainer that fits under the strings like a guitar pickup.This sustainer will enable any guitar to hold out a note infinitely long, achieving that rich, violin-like, sustain sound.The principle behind this sustainer is the same principle that has been used b...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:10:51 PST
Heat sensitive silly putty
Heat sensitive silly putty - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barry Neeson Yup,Im back with another instructable where i put Thermochromic pigment into something to make it heat sensitive.This time its silly putty.This is a really easy instructable where the hardest thing to do is actually find some non-heatsensitive, magnetic or glow in the dark silly putty.Now heat sensi...
By: Barry Neeson

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 06:38:15 PDT
K´nex Fruit Tray
K´nex Fruit Tray - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gargamel-Knex Yum. Your parents are happy with this Instructable. This is an `healthy K'nex instructable`! If you have a lot of fruit in your house, and you won´t eat it..Than could you make this!.When you going to make this, please follow te pictures and the notes. This is an simple instructable. Good Luck and H...
By: Gargamel-Knex

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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 02:59:22 PDT
Mini rocket launcher
Mini rocket launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> MadScienceHacks In this EASY Instructable, I'll show you how to make a mini rocket launcher that not only looks cool but, also packs some serious power. It won't cost you a lot and you can make one in just 5 minutes. It's sure to give you hours of mini rocket fun!Here's what you'll need - A white board / dry eras...
By: MadScienceHacks

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:54:17 PDT
DIY Game Booth for Circus Themed Wedding or Party!
DIY Game Booth for Circus Themed Wedding or Party! - More DIY How To Projects]]> LuLuMcEagan Create a fun and eye catching circus game booth and/or lemonade and popcorn stand out of scrap slab wood and other up-cycled items! Gather Tools, Slab Wood and Other Materials Start with a free or cheap load of slab wood from a local mill. Gather up your chainsaw or hand saws, your screw gun and...
By: LuLuMcEagan

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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:39:52 PDT
Simple Wooden Shield
Simple Wooden Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hmmrhndl My son has been obsessed with swords/shields lately. This interest was fueled yesterday by a trip to the Renaissance Festival where there were 'real' knights battling it out!There was of course offerings of wooden swords/shields at the festival but I was not impressed at the cost/quality ratio so we...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:19:12 PDT
Water Organ
Water Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArvidJense Playing with water and making music are both some of the most fun things to do in summer. So when I was asked to make a musical play object for the Muziek op de Dommel festival, I decided to bring water and music together and make a water organ.The organ makes sound by spraying water on a plastic s...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:16 PDT
Instructables THE GAME
Instructables THE GAME - More DIY How To Projects]]> bravoechonovember1 I love instructables! The community is great, the staff is amazing and the ideas are outstanding! So I thought it was time I make an instructable themed instructable! What you need paper thicker paper cardboard a color printer spray adhesive a love of instructables! Print this! (on...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:26:20 PDT
Water Hose Squiggler and Scarecrow
Water Hose Squiggler and Scarecrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> flyingpuppy This summer has been hot, hot, hot! And I've tried every which way to cool down: drinking ice-cold drinks, opening the windows at night and shutting them in the morning, cranking up the air conditioning, putting tarps over the pergola, etc. etc. Of these, the one that works best is cranking up the a...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:24:16 PDT
Tangram Puzzle
Tangram Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> fraser02 A couple of years ago at school my woodworking teacher got me to make a tangram puzzle. It's incredibly easy to make, and quite good woodworking practice for beginners. Here's how to make it. What you'll need Scroll saw or coping saw Sanding machine or sandpaper Pencil Ruler Drawing it up/pla...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:46:21 PDT
Cardboard Fortress Battle! (capture the flag)
Cardboard Fortress Battle! (capture the flag) - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab Hold thine cardboard horses, and raise thouest cardboard tubes, because ye have been called upon for delightful papery battle! When you mix forts, cardboard, and capture the flag, you're sure to get something great! Whether you're a full-on LARPer or allergic to the idea of going to a Medieval Times...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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Fri, 22 May 2015 16:24:49 PDT
CATAPULT - stone hurling toy
CATAPULT - stone hurling toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> TrầnB Summer is coming, your kids will have a long vacation to play. Let's play together to make your children feel your love, make them more active, creative instead of playing boring video games What about making a CATAPULT ? Many funny battle will happen ! MATERIALS 10x pencil spoon rubber bands ...
By: TrầnB

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:21:52 PDT
How to Play Speed With Cards
How to Play Speed With Cards - More DIY How To Projects]]> choopathingy Speed is a commonly a two-player card game in which both players are dealt an equal number of cards and must place all cards in the center piles to win. Given practice and the right opponent, it can be a very nerve-wracking game that gets adrenaline pumping. All it takes to play is (at least) one de...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:58:56 PDT
Nine Mens Morris
Nine Mens Morris - More DIY How To Projects]]> Master_Squid Nine Men's Morris is a 2 player strategy game from way back in the day. This game appeared around the days of the Roman Empire. ( Think 27 BC )The Game Basics Each player starts with 9 Stones (men) each set a different colour. (Red vs Blue) Players take turns placing their pieces in to vacant spots...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:45:40 PDT
How to make Magic Goo!
How to make Magic Goo! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dave Hax This magic slime is easy to make from household ingredients. Its a liquid, but you can roll it into a ball like plasticine, and it acts like quicksand. Watch this Short and Simple Video Guide. Watch this video guide and learn how to make this amazing magic goopy slime! Getting Started What you...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:29:42 PST
Play Kitchen
Play Kitchen - More DIY How To Projects]]> rmkershner My wife and I inherited my family’s old entertainment center in college. We have been toting it around with us for years saying we would eventually re-do it. After we had our daughter my wife found some things on pintrest and thought “Instead of paying $800 for the really pretty Pottery Barn one I’l...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:28:28 PST
DIY : Lucky Coins
DIY : Lucky Coins - More DIY How To Projects]]> chienline Think of something to spend your weekend with kiddos? Well, here is mine.My kids spend some time in play zone, exchange some money with play coins, put the coins in a machine to get some tickets, expecting a jackpot tickets.What crossing my mind is "Why don't we turn the game into saving money game?...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:10:20 PST
Portable Lego Creation Station
Portable Lego Creation Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tez_Gelmir Motivation:My son has recently developed an interest/obsession with Lego. I pulled out my old Lego collection and instructions, and as we browse through them he says "Lets make a fire truck daddy!" We proceed to sift through the pile for the parts.... 2 hours later I might have all the parts needed ...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:18:54 PST
How To Make Origami a Balloon
How To Make Origami a Balloon - More DIY How To Projects]]> ishiyasu You can play with this paper balloon by bouncing it in the palm of your hand. White side up White side up, fold paper in half. Fold right side Fold right side to the left side. Open top layer Open top layer and squash fold corner to the right. Fold corners of top Fold corners of top laye...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 02:17:09 PST
DIY Guitar Capo
DIY Guitar Capo - More DIY How To Projects]]> DanishMaker This is a easy tip for guitar players if they dont have a Capo or if they forgot it at home! :-) You Will Need You will need:- A Guitar- A rubberband- A pencil/marker/fork - just someshing hard that dont break. Step 1 Place the marker where you want the Capo to be. Step 2 Put the rubber twi...
By: DanishMaker

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:39:30 PST
Making the Ladybird
Making the Ladybird - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fennecetty In this tutorial I'll be showing you how I made the Ladybird, from the universe "Better Tomorrow".I apologise for the lack of photos, but I guess I got ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures during the process. What you'll need I don't have any pictures for this as I feel like it helps peopl...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:03:52 PDT
Charisma: A K'nex All-In-One Camera Rig
Charisma: A K'nex All-In-One Camera Rig - More DIY How To Projects]]> nerfrocketeer Charisma is a state of the art camera rig made from K'nex that can be used to take first person videos in almost any environment. Created from a simple, yet sturdy design, Charisma only takes a few minutes to build, but can last a lifetime. There are many features, such as rear and front-facing came...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:13:08 PDT
Kids LEGO Table
Kids LEGO Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> tjdux This is a small table for children to imagine and build with Lego blocks. It is a quick and easy build that took me about an hour. The table is made of 2 1x4s. 8ft, and a small peice of floor underlayment plywood. Any thin plywood would do though.Tools are a drill for screws and any kind of saw. I h...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:58:53 PDT
Sand Digger: Made from Recycled Pallets
Sand Digger: Made from Recycled Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver Summers a great time to be a kid. One of my favorite memories from childhood is of days spent in the local park playing on the awesome sand digging excavators. I spent hours digging sand, looking for buried treasure, (and occasionally finding cat poop), and in general having a great time. So now ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:13:27 PDT
Building Block Picture Puzzle
Building Block Picture Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Kids love building blocks and kids love picture puzzles. So why not combine the two and make a picture puzzle with building blocks. This is a great project for kids. They can help build it and then they can play with it. Materials Building Blocks (any style will work)Printable Sticker Paper (ful...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:15:39 PDT
Ultimate airsoft Sambucus gun
Ultimate airsoft Sambucus gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver Hello everyone! When I was a kid, I used to play with this gun, it is easy to make and very fun to play with.Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is the type of wood that has a hole through the trunk, this hole is filled with some spongy material which has to be removed for this project, I'll guide you th...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:58:18 PDT
Tennis Ball Launcher
Tennis Ball Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> 24Eng A friend of mine has bad arthritis in his wrists and cannot easily throw a tennis ball for his puppy to fetch. They both enjoy the game but the current models of tennis ball throwers aren't easy on his wrist and those that are aren't very effective. My goal was to build something he could easily fir...
By: 24Eng

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:05:38 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira)
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) - More DIY How To Projects]]> awesomecreations This is a basic guide for building a Thumb Piano, or Mbira. They have been made for centuries all over Africa (and a few other places) and vary a lot in shape, size and sound. They belong to a group of instruments called "Lamellophones" which are percussion instruments, although the sound an Mbira m...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
Pac-man: Life size Edition
Pac-man: Life size Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 This is Instructables club's 4th 'ible and our entry for the 4 contest. If you can, take a moment to vote for us. Thanks! The kids and I brainstormed several ideas for this contest and we settled on this one because it was the most inexpensive idea we could come up with that was still pre...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:39:47 PDT
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
Build The Matrix "Auto-Shotgun", A Cool Nerf Version.
Build The Matrix "Auto-Shotgun", A Cool Nerf Version. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   Second Note-  I know I look pretty shaggy in the video. I had just finish building, hadn't shaved in a few days and was too exited to show off my gun to go make myself look better.  Also, I apologize for fliping the bird.  I lost my index finger in a ta...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:30:38 PST
how to make a straw instrument (straw flute)
how to make a straw instrument (straw flute) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rallekralle note: this is not my idea, i just found it somewhere you will need... a drinking straw pliers scissors flatten the end of the straw with the pliers THE CUT! cut the flattned end like in the picture more cutting cut some holes in the straw, i have painted them black so it becomes easie...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:59:29 PDT
Become a Soap Bubble Magician
Become a Soap Bubble Magician - More DIY How To Projects]]> IamWe Summertime and the livin' is easy. A good time for some magic. But how to become a soap bubble magician? I made a step by step guide with tips, a video and photo's. The last four years I did a lot of performances with giant soap bubbles in my home town and on festivals. I do this because; I am fasci...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 06:15:38 PDT
Cardboard Connect Four
Cardboard Connect Four - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 Connect Four is such a famous game that most of you must have played it at least once in your life! I had both the regular and pocket version when I was little and it's one of the games I played the most with. I still have the big one, even though some discs are missing... The base seems pretty eas...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:37:42 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
LEGO mw3 UAV Radio (how to)
LEGO mw3 UAV Radio (how to) - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrickSmith Some of you asked me to make an instructable on how to make the LEGO mw3 UAV Radio, so here it is. The Base Antenna Batteries and Cover Sorry if anything was unclear.
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:47:27 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Playset
How to Make a Wooden Playset - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rambler This Instructable is a very simple version of a toy playset that I have recently seen around a lot. The idea behind it is that it provides a relatively blank canvas for a child's imagination. A child can play with whatever toys he wants on it and it can be whatever he wants it to be (i.e. a house, a...
By: The Rambler

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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:35:32 PDT
3EP - Whale Puzzle Project
3EP - Whale Puzzle Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> m2grzegorczyk I figured something like 3EP which means 3 EVENINGS PROJECTS. What is that? Work and home responsibilities takes most of my day - there weren't to much time left for other activities. I had to come up with something that will give me time for crafting all sorts off stuff :). That's why 3EP came into...
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 00:21:52 PDT
Building Audrey II Phase 4
Building Audrey II Phase 4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> featherwurm Phase IV is the final and largest form of Audrey II. She's big, mean, and in control. Being such a large puppet with a lot of demands, it's a hefty task to build her to be up to everything. She needs to be able to:   Eat three actors Sing and move Somehow portray gro...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:23:35 PDT
Building Audrey II Bud Soft Sculptures
Building Audrey II Bud Soft Sculptures - More DIY How To Projects]]> featherwurm Having just completed building Audrey II for Little Shop of Horrors and having a very positive reaction to her appearance, I decided to make a few gifts for some fellow folks on the creative team for the show. These buds are intended to match the overall aesthetic of the ones seen in the show, but...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:47:39 PDT
Lego palm pistol
Lego palm pistol - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrickSmith The Si-Fi take on a palm pistol Barrel Handle
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Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:51:53 PST
3 in 1 Mint Tin Game
3 in 1 Mint Tin Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> sgfidlin This is how to make a 3 in 1 Mint Tin Game.. The games are tic tac toe, minty golf, and pool.  Materials. - ivy green outdoor carpet sample -midnight blue carpet sample -copper wire (the thickness of a tooth pick) -mint tin -scissors   -marker -wire cutter -laminator (optional)  -magnets -modelin...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:33:19 PST
Best of Play 2012 mikeasaurus Epic costumes, DIY instruments, and amazing K'NEX  &LEGO creations;  It was a great year for Play. I am happy to report that our LEGO community has grown considerably over the year and we now have a very comprehensive tutorial database to make everything from LEGO travel chess sets to LEGO Porta...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:12:45 PST
REAL Minecraft Blocks!
REAL Minecraft Blocks! - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheProcrastibaker Minecraft is an AWESOME game, where you can build stuff from little cubes.  Everything is a cube.  Even YOU are a cube! If you haven't played Minecraft yet, I strongly urge you to.  It is pretty awesome. Christmas is coming up, and I have this friend who is slightly  completely OBSESSED with this ...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 08:38:32 PST
Wireless PVC badminton volleyball net
Wireless PVC badminton volleyball net - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My kids received a badminton set from their grandmother last summer which we have enjoyed immensely and play it often especially as an after dinner family game. The problem is that it is cumbersome to set up and take down for mowing the grass and the kids keep tripping over the guy wires when runni...
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:37:53 PDT
DIY Arrow Bocce Set
DIY Arrow Bocce Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickcube4 Bocce is a game of aiming, most commonly played with balls. In this instructable I will teach you how to make a version of the game that is played with arrows instead of balls. NOTE: I will not be held responsible if you hurt yourself. Things you need Materials: 9 wooden chopsticks 3 different c...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:42:39 PDT
Mechanical Table Pinball (IMPROVED instructable)
Mechanical Table Pinball (IMPROVED instructable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> inspiredwood This little video shows, the entire project and the steps written below. Se the steps for further detail. The entire pinball machine was done in app. 100 hours and cost less than 100$. 1. Plan and draw the table layout on a paper (app. 30x60 cm) 2. Draw the side pieces according to your li...
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:15:43 PDT
K'nex Mini Basketball Arcade Game (Instructions)
K'nex Mini Basketball Arcade Game (Instructions) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrSmashCat Here are the instructions for the K'nex Basketball game! Pieces Count: Rods Green: 12 White: 231 Blue: 433 Yellow: 118 Red: 21 Grey: 5 Connectors Grey (Single): 16 Orange: 11 Red: 6 Green: 4 Silver: 406 Yellow: 74 Blue: 102 White: 29 Other Spacer (Blue): 6 Spacer (Silver): 12 Blue Snap: 2 Total...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 13:46:09 PDT
Water-Balloon Tennis! 2012's newest summer sport!
Water-Balloon Tennis! 2012's newest summer sport! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shadowfeet This summer has been unusually hot on the east coast, so to beat the heat I and my family, created a new game/sport to cool down. Introducing- Water-Balloon Tennis!! Perfect when you aren't quite in the mood for a water-balloon fight, and it's too hot to play real tennis.  Before Playing You'll Nee...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:15:06 PDT
K'NEX Jack Sparrow Compass
K'NEX Jack Sparrow Compass - More DIY How To Projects]]> Woutgineer Greeting to everyone! It has bin two year ago that i published my first Instructable, and I diddent think that I woud ever do it agian. I haddent even thot aboute my k'nex for years, until i got this idea. I made this thing and I think it is good enouch to publish, so here it is. Before I start, l...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:53:02 PDT