Instructables: exploring - photos - living - kids Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:54:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Baby Crib FS2010 This baby crib can be good for babies till 9-12 months, while large bed is unnecessary. To ensure a greater about of security for children, I found safety requirements in internet. Standard cribs must have slats that are no more 10cm - this is to keep infants from getting their heads stuck between t...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:50:41 PDT
Outdoor Kids Activity: Spray Bottle Painting GlutenFreeMama This is a REALLY fun outdoor activity for kids of all ages!!   It is inexpensive, not too messy, and perfect for those times when someone says "I'm bored!"   It never gets old either....we have done this over and over again, and its still just as fun! What you'll need: Washable tempera paint (I ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:02:11 PDT
Ladybug Face Paint Design paintedclown Here's a cute and simple ladybug design to try at your next party! Step 1: Use a medium brush and create small red circle on the cheek with red face paint. Add a head in black face paint at the top. Step 2: On the ladybug's body, use a small brush and add a line and dots in black face ...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:58:30 PDT
Minecraft Valentine's Lollipop Wrappers kraftmint Hello! I made a lollipop wrapper featuring Steve holding a heart. My kids will hand out these valentines at their schools. Thought I would share here for you! I'm including the printable file which you just need to cut and fold. Then put a lollipop in the middle, staple the ends and you done! Enjoy ...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 15:05:18 PST
Video: Valentine's Day Crafts For Kids Courtneyortega I show you three easy and inexpensive Valentines that you can make with your kids to give family and friends for Valentine's Day! Video by Courtney Ortega & Clif Bosler/Star-Telegram Photos by Ross Hailey/Star-Telegram
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:51:13 PST
Cardboard Robot for little kids sophiecarlisle I made 12 robot "kits" for my daughters bday party.   To make one, you will need: 2 boxes (one smaller than the other), tinfoil sheets, spray adhesive, xacto knife, duct tape (silver and red), laundry ducting, chip clip, whisk, round piece of cardboard (or plastic lid), rubberbands, 1 tupperware bo...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:06:35 PST
Litter box protection with baby gate and cat door olysco An old beaten up baby gate we used to prevent our son from getting into the litter box. It also gave the cat some "privacy".   It's not perfect from stopping him trying to reach his hands in there but at least he isn't able to do a belly flop into the tootsie rolls anymore. Use a sharp pair of sci...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:32:23 PST
Fisher Price Baby cradle replace D battery with AC power Kaushik Lodh Fisher Price makes cradle - Swings, soothers, and many other products which require 4 D type batteries to operate. The cost of 4 such batteries is around $12.00 at my local CVS in Dec 2013. And these products eat through the batteries like crazy, given the motors, especially in the cradle swings, a...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:47:47 PST
DIY Childrens Drawing Board (Treasure Map Example) hawkabee   I'm an artist, so when my sister in law asked if I could paint her little son a treasure map I was excited! The painting is on a 16" by 20" canvas, done in acrylic. I finished the painting with a weathered look by gently rubbing the edges of the canvas with a peice of fine sand pap...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:29:11 PST
Piñata ideasñata-ideas/ Thea Janssen Balloons, paper tape, papier-maché: ingredients for making beautiful piñatas - you can find lots of instructables on how to make one. Our tip: we wanted to make a llama and a doll :). As you can see, they became a turtle-hedgehog-dino and a penguin. It's not easy to tape balloons together, but it d...
By: Thea Janssen

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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 04:02:48 PST
TUTORIAL: Legends of Chima Party Game – Pin the Chi on Laval hometownbetty Originally, we intended to host Piano Man's Legends of Chima birthday party at a local park, so the kids could have free time to play and freedom to be kids. But the weather in the Midwest doesn’t always cooperate with us. As such, we were hit with an early snowfall (a month sooner than usual), and ...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:39:43 PST
Chinese lantern Thea Janssen In Holland we have a tradition of making Chinese lanterns for many occasions, like Sint Maarten, Halloween and Queen's Day. We call them "lampionnen". After dark, children walk in a procession showing their crafts. When I was young we carried our lantern on a stick with a little candle inside. This ...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:25:50 PST
Lumi canvas or t-shirt micreatespace We decided to let the kids try their hand at drawing their own designs and then printing them out. What you need: Transparency Sheets Sharpies or other dark, thick markers T-shirt or 8x10" canvas Lumi Inkodye Foam brush Using your markers, draw any design you want on the transparency sheet.  The ...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:19:13 PDT
Kids Picnic Table Dusseced For my little daughter (3 years) I have designed and built this picnic table. It suits for 2-4 small kids. Enjoy building your own! Please check the PDF overview drawing attached. The spruce wood I have used is quite massive (can even bear the load of an 65kg adult), so for kids only you could also...
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:33:01 PDT
DIY "Reading Fort" creativesocialworker Find a corner next to a full length window and use the curtain as the base for your fort.  Drape the end over a table and use blankets to create doors.  Hair clips, weighted objects and tape will help secure the fort.  Name your fort and create your own sign (ours was done on the computer).  Finally...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 20:40:54 PDT
Star Wars Tatooine Hut Movie Fort shotgunshane      Forts are a great way for kids to get creative and spend some time pretending. Forts can be created from a very wide variety of materials. Pillow forts are constructed in to different phases: The first phase are the structural elements. Some of these could include chairs, couches, stools, and o...
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:53:08 PDT
Kids Caterpillar Clothes Pin Craft addi003 Are you looking for a fun craft for your kids? They will love making this clothes pin caterpillar! These caterpillar crafts are very easy and your kids can create and decorate them using their imagination. I love making crafts with my boys. It gives them the opportunity to use their imaginations an...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:52:31 PDT
Smarties bone dispenser, toy ric12335 This is a smarties dispenser make for my niece. To make this toy just need, wood, methacrylate plastic, screws and glue. First make a bone design, cut wood,  put the plastic and the rotary dispenser.
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 07:43:50 PDT
Easy Catapult/Slingshot From Old Bicycle Tube severov To make it you will need: 1) wooden fork 2) old bicycle tube 3) adhesive tape (optional)
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:36:49 PDT
Make a Hedgehog with a book sur1c4t4 For your children, I propose you to make a hedgehog with a book, blade of grasses and flowers.My daughter make it an I want to show his DIY Hedgehog.For each page of book folding them like pictures.After fold all pages you can glue the eyes.And for the final touch, glue some glade of grass and flowe...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 03:14:48 PDT
Fluffy Stuff - two ingredient play-dough DeandrasCrafts What do you get when you mix shaving cream with corn starch? You get fluffy stuff (a mold-able play-with-me dough) that could be used to make summer snowballs. I don't know if I found a cheaper way to entertain a group of children ranging from seven to two for an hour. Blogger mamas throughout th...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:25:49 PDT
Potty Training – Tips & Tricks to Potty Train Your Child in 1 Week addi003 I have recently been getting asked my Potty Training Process and how I was able to get Connor to be potty trained within a few days. I was extremely nervous when I started potty training because I had no idea what to expect. I did wait until he was 2 ½ to get started. Honestly, I wish I would have ...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 12:28:37 PDT
DIY Dinosaur Dig Site chaitanyak you can also use leftover bones (from your last meal) if you want some realism. At an actual dig, the eventual goal would be to completely extract the remains..   however since our "remains" are of no real value.. it makes for an interesting keepsake/paperweight if you only partially dig it up.
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Sat, 25 May 2013 02:35:38 PDT
Jewelry Hanger Felicity27 This is a really simple project that my daughter helped with. Start with a craft picture frame, they cost about a dollar from the craft store. I bought this one at Michaels. (couldn't find the link) I spray painted it, took about five minutes. Once it was dry I drilled holes and screwed in some fun ...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:41:32 PDT
Big Mac hand clapping game ecsaul23 This is one of those hand clapping games most of us grew up with in the 90s but that most youth today dont know so I decided to share it to bring it back in :) This one is meant for groups of people instead of just 2 people like most of these types of games are. The more people, the better. Theres i...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:23:41 PST
SS - Finger Puppets abugslife99 It can be challenging to engage children's imagination in Sunday School. In this exercise I came up with an idea to make finger puppets out of duct tape, felt, scissors, pens. We then built a little stage out of cardboard (I love cardboard) and re-enacted a scene out of Kings. From the smiles on the...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:01:24 PST
DIY Kids Whiteboard with Side Opening DeandrasCrafts One of my latest creations for my children were these easy, relatively inexpensive and portable whiteboards. What kids don't LOVE whiteboards?  It's like an etch-a-sketch (a toy from back in my day) but cooler because you can actually control the drawing device where you want it to go. The primary...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:08:35 PST
YM - DC motor abugslife99 I run a young makers club for children. For one of our get togethers I was inspired by this youtube movie on how to create a DC motor out of copper enameled wire, a battery, some magnets from the refrigerator and duct tape (of course).  I wanted to share as it was a great little project.
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:17:07 PST
Cheerleading Homecoming Mums Bremauntz My daughter's cheerleading group wanted to do something special for homecoming.  Here in the south, homecoming mums are a big deal.  The downside is that they can cost well over one-hundred dollars.  Instead, I decided to make some smaller, more simple mums. Everything came from the craft store.  S...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:02:58 PST
Baby Bottle Cage sueb262 From the very first, my granddaughter has been independent. When she was about 2 months old, she started trying to hold her bottle herself, but it was too big for her hands to grip. I made a very simple "cage" so that she could hold it herself by cutting a single joint  out of an OBall from Rhino To...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:44:17 PST
DIY Instrument ohhlivs Instruments and math
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:47:38 PST
365 Day chocolate calender msraynsford Why wait until Dec 1st to start your advent calender, mine runs from Jan 1st through till Dec 25th. As a project it's pretty simple, buy 15 calenders which have 24 doors in a 4x6 arrangement (actually only 360 days). Tape them all side by side and then give them an interesting paint job. My calend...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 00:48:51 PST
Peanut Butter double Chip Pudding Cookie trish4Christ Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies Soft peanut butter pudding cookies bursting with milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese's Pieces. Yield: 3 dozen cookies Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 teasp...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:06:44 PST
Fork Flowers lucylollipop This is a really simple craft that I sometimes use with my Beavers and Cubs. All you need is a fork, a pipe cleaner, and some yarn. 1. Put the pipe cleaner through the middle tines of the fork, with about 5cm on one side and the rest on the other. 2. Wind the yarn through the tines of the fork, goi...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:49:03 PST
Amigurumi Penguins cool robot This is little penguin and his dad. I made them for the fair and I am planning on giving them to my youngest sister for Christmas. The pattern for the penguins is from Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli. The hats and scarves I designed myself. They took me about two weeks to complete. I used black...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:30:13 PST
Halloween 2012 "Oppa Gangnam Style" (my son) emeraldmay1976 This is my son Jake. He loves the song gangnam style so I pieced together this version of PSY!
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:49:49 PDT
Batman & Friends/Villains jkandersonfamily Costumes made by my wife and mother-in-law and worn by our kids ages 7 (Catwoman), 5 (Batman & Robin) and 2 (Joker).
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:14:28 PDT
EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GBETTIS87 I always hand make our daughters costumes. This year we decided to do a literal depiction of on of our favorite groups EARTH, WIND, and FIRE!!!! iT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE!!!!! Their Names are Xianne (3, Earth), Xaida (4, Wind), and Xoie (5, Fire)!!!

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Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:26:02 PDT
E.T.'s COSTUME "The Ghost" Luis Linares I Made this Props, cause my kids are Big Fan of the Extra-Terrestrial E.T. The Movie His Finger Lights up when the kids come Knocking for Trick or Treating.
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:08:33 PDT
Simplest Possible Kids Toy - Foam Camping Mat plus a child's imagination = "car" carl.myhill I've often heard people explain that the best cat toys are cardboard rolls and ping pong balls. Turns out, we're finding that kids also like pretty simple toys. I gave my two a couple of old foam camping mats and they love 'em. They have enduring appeal. In our house they are always referred to as ...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:58:29 PDT
Twin Boys as Baby Pumkins huskergirl09 This their 1st Halloween so I thought of them being pumpkins for Halloween.
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:53:57 PDT
Wooden Pirate Ship Playhouse SWChancey Built in two days or 37 long hours - by myself (This was my second time to build). Cost was $1,200. I used my plans at The videos will help a lot! It is not as hard as it appears. Saved over $4,000 from the retail price of pre-built options. I could not find any help on...
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 13:27:43 PDT
Back To School Board kathyncrew Out of a scrap piece of plywood, or a purchased piece about the size of you grade school child, this board plans the night before what you child will wear.  I designed it to go behind my son's door and painted it to match the interior room decor. Two hooks were placed to hang hangers from to hold hi...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:46:42 PDT
DIY baby stairs gate for around $10 iljmez I have stairs, and i have a toddler.  If i wanted to keep having a toddler, i needed a way to keep him out of the stairs. So explored the local baby markets, and found a gate for $100+.  Well i thought that was a bit too much, so i started thinking how i can make one for less. One stop to the garde...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:23:49 PDT
Laser cut wooden flower press r4f Motivation of this Instructable: a gift for my son, Cyrus, for his 6th birthday. This Instructable will show you how to build your own customized flower press, herbier in French. It is a nice way of pressing and preserving flowers, leaves, buds and lots of other things that can be found in your bac...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:21:55 PDT
Keepsake Quilted Patchwork Play Mat / Blanket. Pixie Puddle I was looking for padded play mats for babies (we hadn't been able to afford underlay on our carpets so the floor was very hard, not the best when your baby wants to roll around) rather than pay the silly money that the shops ask for play mats I decided to make one, What started as a simple solution...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:25:59 PDT
Small Ville :) Muhaiminah Faiz It was fun to make... and turned out real cute... you can make these for the little ones, they'd really like it (I made it for my lil sis and she Things you need to make a small ville:- 1) Cork sheets ( for the base, background, house, tree...) 2) Poster colors, paint brush.  3) Blue polythene pape...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:55:12 PDT
Pikachu Kid's Rocking Chair thebeef2 This is a rocking chair I made with my friends in the beginning of the year for my engineering class.  All of these parts can be manufactured on a 4'x4'x.5" sheet of plywood.  All of the parts were cut out on the Shopbot 4"x8" mill and were (almost) perfectly fit for assembly.  There is no glue used...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:03:46 PDT
Baby Climber usernamemasha All you do is connect together as many as you want to sturdy and of various heights cardboard boxes with a wide tape. The various heights will allow your baby climb up and down etc. My baby has been using his climber since he was 8 months old (the idea of the climber came that late to me, otherwise....
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:50:38 PDT
Children jxross Chindogu is the art of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem. However, anyone actually attempting to use one of these inventions would find that it causes so many new problems, or such significant social embarrassment, that it has effectively n...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:22:00 PDT