Instructables: exploring - parenting Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:35:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Great Prank For Birthdays...Or Just Because.
Great Prank For Birthdays...Or Just Because. - More DIY How To Projects]]> RyPKelley Harmless and fun balloon prank. Balloons pour into the room when the "victim" opens the door they get a birthday surprise.   The Application Of Streamers Attach some streamers across the door frame of your child's/friend's/victim's bedroom with enough slack that you can stick a balloon in bet...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 21:06:45 PDT
How to Baby-Proof a Fish Tank
How to Baby-Proof a Fish Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehill14 I couldn't find any good advice online about how to child proof a fish tank. Most involve putting it on a progressively higher shelf (which is a big no-no in earthquake prone areas, like here), and one of the main reasons for having a tank is for my son to be able to watch the goldfish inside. I tr...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:41:14 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
DIY Child Safety Locks That Actually Work!
DIY Child Safety Locks That Actually Work! - More DIY How To Projects]]> wcochran1 Child safety locks at the store are over priced and useless. Either your child discovers immediately how to bypass it or they just plain don't work . Everyone has a picture hanging kit laying around and probably a lot of these little hangers you otherwise wouldn't use ! Let me tell you I am the very...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 18:24:51 PST
Changing Mat from broken umbrellas
Changing Mat from broken umbrellas - More DIY How To Projects]]> Todd Gehris After getting in my way constantly I nearly discarded these broken umbrellas. I've been hanging on to them trying to figure out what to do with them. Inspiration to make this changing mat hit me while working on a diaper bag that my cousin requested of me. I've never used a diaper changing mat and...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 22:30:09 PST
A home built training potty.
A home built training potty. - More DIY How To Projects]]> EcoExpatMike My son has a toddler cousin, Zyra, that fully matches him in destructive ability.  If they weren't so sweet about it I think we'd give them to gypsies. At almost 2 1/2 years old she is getting to the potty training stage.  Except there is no training potty here.  So she would have to go straight to...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:54:30 PST
Game Tokens (Instead of Allowance) Reward System 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
Towel-less citizen VS the wet slide of doom! ecsaul23 Ever taken your kiddos to the park and they get to the top of the play place ready to slide and you realize there is a big puddle of water on the slide? Of course, you most likely didn't think before leaving the house... "gee, you know, i bet the slides might be wet, I'll just grab my handy dandy to...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:02:19 PST
handmade gift for parents anniversary from me..
handmade gift for parents anniversary from me.. - More DIY How To Projects]]> nawabakash now days come to enjoy my parents 24th i try to make a surprise gift for them..u can also try for your loveone's material used cardboard sheetthermocolglue handmade paper(red,orange)sissorbladewooden alphabets for matter to dedication4 led blue colour & batterysparkel(
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:25:06 PST
Make your own stop-motion movie!
Make your own stop-motion movie! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Make a refrigerator child resistant
Make a refrigerator child resistant - More DIY How To Projects]]> youngwllc Please note that this method is for TOP & BOTTOM (freezer on top and fridge on bottom) REFRIGERATOR MODELS with the ability to modify which way the door opens only. If you have another refrigerator style you may be able to modify this instructable to your needs, but will need to check how your model...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:00:40 PST
Tuna Noodle Casserole hjones miller 1 can drained tuna 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/4 cup milk 1 16 oz package frozen peas 1/2 bag of cooked egg noodles Mix all together Pour into a casserole dish Bake for 30 Minutes at 350 covered Transport in a basket, taking along a jar of apple sauce for side dish Reheat at 350 degrees for 15-20...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 08:57:20 PST
Fall Pumpkin Pregnancy Announcement eecorbridge A couple weeks ago, I decided I was ready to make my pregnancy facebook-official.  I looked through some different photos of pregnancy announcements involving pumpkins.   I combined a few different ideas to create my own, unique announcement.  Each pumpkin represents a different member of our family...
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:42:34 PDT
instant wind fort
instant wind fort - More DIY How To Projects]]> cardboard guy in this instructable i will show you how to make a fort using a fan to hold it up step one you will need • 2 sheets • 1 box fan •about 7 heavy boxes. •a clip put TWO big sheets on to of each other flat. put the 7 boxes around the edge of the sheets step two put the fan under the firs...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:28:31 PDT
Are We There Yet? Challenge Winners Danger is my middle name Kids can be a handful so the right entertainment can make all the difference! Check out these winners of the Are We There Yet? Challenge for some awesome projects to keep kids busy for hours! null null null null null null ...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:26:37 PDT
Father's Day Contest Winners Danger is my middle name Father's day is a perfect time to show your dad some appreciation! Check out these winners of the Father's Day Contest for some amazing projects! null null null null null null null null null null null ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:04:46 PDT
What newborn baby doesn't need diapers? Make a unique personalized gift! Shariah Special gift for precious babies.....Diaper Cakes: a unique gift idea 1.  Get package of diapers and small elastics 2.  Roll each diaper individually 3.  Place on cake board (size of board depends on the desired cake size) 4.  Tie all diapers together with large elastic band to form the first tier...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:03:27 PDT
Strap-Hanging for Toddlers
Strap-Hanging for Toddlers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman Over the years, we have done on buses and underground trains with our children. These days, they are older, and perfectly capable of surviving the trip without trouble, but when they were smaller, things were more difficult: with no space for a pushchair, and frequently no space to sit, we had to c...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:21:59 PDT
Mount wall bars with your kid
Mount wall bars with your kid - More DIY How To Projects]]> kalmarattila Nice "job" to spend some cool time with my son together in sunday afternoon... There is a wall bars (rib stall?) what we need to mount on the wall in his room. The whole process was around one hour, and he really liked the mounting! ;)  Tools 1. 4 x worker hands (2 big hand and 2 small hands) ...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:16:41 PDT
$1 homemade DIY baby mobile bluescrubby So in a web search for a DIY baby mobile, all I was able to find were handmade mobiles available for sale.  In addition, many of the ones on the market feature elephants or fish or whatever ... but hung as if to be viewed from the side, not from the bottom! Here is my $1 brain-enhancing, neuron-pru...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 01:12:26 PDT
Look what I made!;-) Winged Fist Okay, I admit this wasn't a DIY... I did have help;-) But it did take more than nine months! Sorry, no "how-to" pictures here... Plenty of those elsewhere on the internet;-) 2nd photo: Only one day old, and Baby Brigid meets the Instructables robot;-)
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:04:58 PDT
Kid Resistant (But Not Kid Proof) Cabinet Keeper-Shutters
Kid Resistant (But Not Kid Proof) Cabinet Keeper-Shutters - More DIY How To Projects]]> RangerJ Its amazing how much a ten-month child can get into. By the time you get one thing picked up, he is doing something else. Once my grandson was crawling pretty well, he discovered the kitchen cabinets and it was time to do something to keep him from getting hurt. When our children were little, we bo...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:59:50 PDT
Stay Open Baby/Pet Gate
Stay Open Baby/Pet Gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> pinkball Not all baby/pet gates come with a stay-open feature and the ones that do don't always work that well. It's a pain when the kid is napping and you're going back and forth carrying laundry and dishes. Anyway, here is a simple way to hack your auto-close baby gate to stay open when you want it too. ...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:59:41 PDT
Glad Press'n Seal, peel and stick shirt protector (For a messy eater) dwoodgate I came up with this idea a few weeks ago but hadn't tried it until today. I made a hot chocolate cereal (cream of wheat style) for breakfast which is messy and dries like cement. What you need: Glad Press'n Seal A normal bib (optional) A messy eater (3rd party or self) Before the meal: Hold roll o...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:56:22 PST
Easy Projects for Kids (and Parents!) carmesan Need some easy projects for the you and the kids to do at home? You've come to the right place. This guide is full of great ideas, and most likely you'll already have the supplies laying around the house. Check it out! null null null null null null null null null null null null
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:01:20 PST
Vibrating bassinet to calm baby
Vibrating bassinet to calm baby - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss We had a new baby, a vibrating bouncy seat and a play yard with the bassinet that she was to sleep in.  But while the bouncy seat had soothing vibrations, it wasn't safe for the night, while the bassinet which was safe for the night had no soothing vibrations.   A bit of work, and we have a vibratin...
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Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:20:58 PDT
Bugatti Inspired Pedal Car w/Bike Wheels jfabbri When I was about 7 I asked my Dad to help me build a go kart. Needless to say that never happened, so when I had my own sons I decided to fulfill that dream. I can't take all the credit as it's built upon plans but I deviated from them considerably by repurposing wheels from two bicycles as well as ...
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Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:28:47 PDT
Elmo tooth brushing sticker reward chart sammyrav I have just designed a sticker reward chart using my daughter's favourite character, Elmo. She needs a little encouragement (!) to keep still and be compliant while we brush her teeth as she is only 2 years old. She LOVES stickers and up till now we have been rewarding her with a sticker to play wit...
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 07:01:58 PDT
Children's Growth Chart
Children's Growth Chart - More DIY How To Projects]]> hollerbach.tompkins In my childhood home, the wall next to the laundry room door was covered with a series of marks and dates. A few times a year my mother would tell me to stand up tall with my shoulders back up against the wall, a cereal box would be placed on top of my head and a line drawn where it touched. Each li...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:28:57 PDT
Help Find Missing Children! themissing The U.S. Department of Justice reports: - Nearly 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing each year, - That's an average of 2,185 children reported missing each day. - More than 200,000 children were were abducted by family members. - More than 58,000 children were abducted by nonfamily ...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:50:06 PDT
Resetting Clearblue Easy Ovulation Prediction Kit for Reuse
Resetting Clearblue Easy Ovulation Prediction Kit for Reuse - More DIY How To Projects]]> menzies Clearblue easy sells a well-reviewed ovulation prediction kit (OPK) that essentially reads an ovulation strip and digitally tells the user whether or not she is in her fertile window. At $30-$40 for a pack of 20 tests ($25-$35 for a pack of 7 tests), they aren't the cheapest option out there. Inclu...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:42:54 PDT
how to pick the right dog when adopting!
how to pick the right dog when adopting! - More DIY How To Projects]]> yanadica in this instructable i will be talking about how to pick your very own dog!This is my first ever instructable...hope you like it! Think of mantinence Now in this step you you have to think about mantinence.If you dont want to deal with hair and clean up...dont get a dog that sheds. If you dont w...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:57:44 PDT
Making a Maker Family
Making a Maker Family - More DIY How To Projects]]> zieak Partially out of necessity (we make a little extra money from projects) and largely out of desire, our family has come to really revolve around making things. Pepper and I met through an online dating service - and I remember wishing that there was a "crafty" criteria.  In preparation for our weddi...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:45:13 PDT
How To Make Your Child Feel More Comfortable While in the Hospital
How To Make Your Child Feel More Comfortable While in the Hospital - More DIY How To Projects]]> acn13 Hello, I am a Girl Scout and I just completed my Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts and is equivalent to the Boy Scouts Eagle Award. For my Gold Award project I provided welcome kits to the children at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The welcome kits in...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 21:16:23 PDT
How to build a diaper sprayer
How to build a diaper sprayer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wynnston If you are cloth-diapering your wee one, you’re quite used to being called a loon.  If you are planning to build your own diaper sprayer, you can add at least one more person to the folks who think you insane, the plumbing associate(s) at your local home improvement store. This DIY will show you how...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:11:17 PDT
Make a Keepsake Book of your Child's Artwork
Make a Keepsake Book of your Child's Artwork - More DIY How To Projects]]> fjordcarver If you are a parent, chances are that your child(or children as is my case) produces reams and reams of artwork, craft, cards little writings and whathaveyou that you certainly feel like you should keep, and your child won't let you get rid of. What to do? My house was becoming overloaded with littl...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:05:50 PDT
Watch the Maker Magic! lookwhatjoeysmaking Not all ''Maker Moms" are truly makers. Some like me support the Maker, also known as Mom of a Maker! I have two children that are amazing Makers.  Elizabeth - 16 and Joey - 15. My job as the mother is very simple - Support , Encourage and Believe they can do anything! You don't see me much, most...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 19:27:05 PDT
Med and Note Tote (for the child who comes with instructions) domesticdiva I happen to have 4 children, 3 of whom have special needs of one extent or another.  2 of those kids, including one of the ones with special needs, travels to a different home for visits with their birth mother.   Perhaps you have kids with allergies who go to their other parent's home, or a child w...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:59:06 PDT
How to Make a Cute Little Grill Phone Holder For Fathers Day
How to Make a Cute Little Grill Phone Holder For Fathers Day - More DIY How To Projects]]> tech dawg   The Almighty Grill........A dad must. Instead building my dad something just huge I settled for something smaller than a card. Literally! This grill stands about 5 inches tall and is designed (by me) to hold a phone! This lil' guy has an opening top, real looking flames, and realistic looking door...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:42:46 PDT
How To Pump Enough Milk For Your Baby
How To Pump Enough Milk For Your Baby - More DIY How To Projects]]> Amiga500 So, you've managed to bring a cute wee person into the world, figured out a few basics, like how to change a diaper, and how to install a car seat, and suddenly, it's time to go back to work.  I'm assuming 'You' are American here, since other countries tend to have less crappy maternity leave, but I...
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Sat, 19 May 2012 23:17:55 PDT
Happy Hanukkah! DIY Dreidel-Menorah - 2 in 1 Kessem Engage the kids in a fun recycling activity making your own dreidel-menorah! From The Kessem Magic Key: Hebrew:
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Tue, 20 Dec 2011 03:08:33 PST
Prelude to Dry Nights
Prelude to Dry Nights - More DIY How To Projects]]> cptsilvertooth This is my first instructable - I didn't plan on writing one, but about 1/2 way through my project I realized this might be helpful for other people so I'll try to catch you up on my pictures as best as possible.  I use a lot of parenthesis to explain the concepts (such as what I'm doing right now) ...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:23:25 PST
Help your toddler stay in bed longer.
Help your toddler stay in bed longer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> klixtopher I know this doesn't make for much of an Instructable, but we've found it so helpful I just had to share it. Materials A simple list of materials: -Toddler (or other individual who wakes you up at the crack of 'way too early') -Plug in timer (I got mine at Home Depot for less than $7) -Table lamp...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 15:38:32 PST
How to Organize a Baby Shower roxanneup Expecting a baby in the family is one of the most overwhelming and exciting experiences a married couple will have to undergo. The wife will have to take extra care of her body through her lifestyle and eating habits while the husband will support his beloved in every step of the way. Although not t...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:06:22 PDT
ABC Necklace and Bracelet for Children
ABC Necklace and Bracelet for Children - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHARLESCRANFORD A necklace and bracelet that are both fashionable and educational. My two year old daughter loves necklaces and bracelets, and she loves letters. I thought it would be a good idea to combine the two. I made these a few weeks ago, and have tried to wear them ever day. When my daughter sees them, she ...

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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:18:51 PDT
for an addition to the family moldmaker2 we plan to adopt a child and the room was used as a spare an catch all now we need to make it fun and comforting for a young girl. i plan to make it funky and cool with nice colors. and ikea ferniture last forever and she can enjoy it like we enjoy our other ikia stuff
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:52:31 PDT
room in need moldmaker2
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:23:51 PDT
Origami diaper fold
Origami diaper fold - More DIY How To Projects]]> sachfo Origami and cloth diapering go hand in hand.  The Origami Fold is one of my favorites for flat diapers. For this you will need: 1 flat cloth diaper - they still sell these in big box stores but I prefer to use old flannel sheets, you could also use a flour sack towel. 1 baby Diaper cover...
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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 06:46:28 PDT
Stuffed animal pacifier holder
Stuffed animal pacifier holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> thematthatter You may have seen these products at your favorite" infants r us" store.  Its a stuffed animal attached to a pacifier.  It combines the benefits of a pacifier with the cuddly soft animal.  They retail for about $10.  Not that terribly expensive, however my daughter has special needs and doesn't take ...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:07:11 PDT
Ballistic Tooth Extraction shoemaker Yet another creative way to remove a loose tooth.  This one has all the good stuff - guns, explosions, pain, blood, re-purposed power tools, and a cute girl.
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 17:23:26 PDT