Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - kids - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:23:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Kids Build - Hand colouring a ceramic butterfly http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Build-Hand-colouring-a-ceramic-butterfly/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:11:13 PDT
Bib Clips for Instant Disposable Bibs http://www.instructables.com/id/Bib-Clips-for-Instant-Disposable-Bibs/
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:16:46 PDT
Kids Build - Super Rainbowtastic Paper Mâché Unicorn http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Build-Super-Rainbowtastic-Paper-Mâché-Unicorn/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:36:48 PDT
Rocking Speeder Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocking-Speeder-Bike/
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:12:58 PDT
Mario Party 10 Birthday Party Plan http://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Party-10-Birthday-Party-Plan/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:36:19 PDT
Community Kids' Build: Bristlebots! http://www.instructables.com/id/Community-Kids-Build-Bristlebots/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:35:33 PDT
Community Kids' Build: Safer Rainbow LED Throwies http://www.instructables.com/id/Community-Kids-Build-Safer-Rainbow-LED-Throwies/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:17:34 PDT
Sofa armrest transformed into a swing seat http://www.instructables.com/id/Sofa-armrest-transformed-into-a-swing-seat/
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:48:57 PDT
DIY Children's Carnival Style Swing Ride http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Childrens-Carnival-Style-Swing-Ride/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:05:50 PDT
Faux Stained Glass Alien Banner & Other Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stained-Glass-Alien-Banner-Other-Projects/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:05:12 PDT
Kids Build - Laser Cut Bedroom Name Plaque http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Build-Laser-Cut-Bedroom-Name-Plaque/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:30:08 PDT
Maple Leaf Mohawk http://www.instructables.com/id/Maple-Leaf-Mohawk/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:25:28 PDT
Simple Collage Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Collage-Box/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:21:00 PDT
Rainbow Baby Stacking Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Baby-Stacking-Toy/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:04:07 PDT
Adaptive Playscapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Adaptive-Playscapes/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:33:38 PDT
Panning For Gold Play Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Panning-For-Gold-Play-Kit/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:04:41 PDT
Rainbow Mohawk http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Mohawk/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:46:37 PDT
DIY RAINBOW PLAY RICE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-RAINBOW-PLAY-RICE/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:06:58 PDT
How to make a combination sandbox/planter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-combination-sandboxplanter/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:59:00 PDT
How to build a Safe and Strong Baby Gate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Safe-and-Strong-Baby-Gate/
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:57:21 PST
LDC Arctic Adventure Snowflake/Star Tie Dye Bandana http://www.instructables.com/id/LDC-Arctic-Adventure-SnowflakeStar-Tie-Dye-Bandana/
LDC Arctic Adventure Snowflake/Star Tie Dye Bandana - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/PA1E/IAPARK84/F5CPA1EIAPARK84.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/PA1E/IAPARK84/F5CPA1EIAPARK84.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/PA1E/IAPARK84/F5CPA1EIAPARK84.SMALL.jpg ekelkar I recently finished a great week as a leader for Junior 7 at Girl Scouts' Lilburn Day Camp Arctic Adventure. My favorite activity of the week was teaching my campers to tie-dye snowflake bandanas. I figured how to tie the bandanas after making 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes following the Instructable "H...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:55:18 PDT
Helmet Horns http://www.instructables.com/id/Helmet-Horns/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:53:41 PDT
Bedroom Porthole http://www.instructables.com/id/Bedroom-Porthole/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 08:49:52 PDT
Bamboo Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Speakers/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 19:11:48 PDT
Face Vase II: A Two-Faced 3D Learning Activity (Made at TechShop) http://www.instructables.com/id/Face-Vase-II-A-Two-Faced-3D-Learning-Activity-Made/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 15:32:53 PDT
Turn a Cardboard Box Into A Kid's Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Cardboard-Box-Into-A-Kids-Stove/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 23:44:56 PDT
Springtime Spider Habitat Craftivity http://www.instructables.com/id/Springtime-Spider-Habitat-Activity/
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Sat, 9 May 2015 09:00:33 PDT
Little Teepee http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Teepee/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 14:43:41 PDT
How to make a backyard zipline http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backyard-zipline/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 11:33:24 PDT
Homemade Play-Doh http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Play-Doh/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 09:09:56 PDT
How to make a secret door/book case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-secret-doorbook-case/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 12:44:34 PDT
Hot Glue Animal Corn Cob Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Glue-Animal-Corn-Cob-Holder/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:42:33 PDT
Make Your Own Glitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Glitter/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:57:02 PDT
How To Make Oobleck! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Oobleck-2/
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:56:47 PDT
How to Make Crayon Candles | Room Decor DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Crayon-Candles-Room-Decor-DIY/
How to Make Crayon Candles | Room Decor DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/4NEY/I8SLQK34/FZ24NEYI8SLQK34.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/4NEY/I8SLQK34/FZ24NEYI8SLQK34.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/4NEY/I8SLQK34/FZ24NEYI8SLQK34.SMALL.jpg AlejandraStyles In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to make a colorful candle using crayons! This DIY is perfect to decorate your room with a pop of color. I really hope you try it and enjoy this tutorial.My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/AlejandraStyles Candle Holder and Wick Materials:...
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:59:43 PDT
Comic book name sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Comic-book-name-sign/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:15:47 PDT
Make a Wookiee Cushion with sound effects http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Wookiee-Cushion-with-sound-effects/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:11 PDT
Pinewood Derby Race http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinewood-Derby-Race/
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:47:26 PDT
Banner Badge Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Banner-Badge-Display/
Banner Badge Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/IOHM/I7RGAOX9/FG3IOHMI7RGAOX9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/IOHM/I7RGAOX9/FG3IOHMI7RGAOX9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/IOHM/I7RGAOX9/FG3IOHMI7RGAOX9.SMALL.jpg The Rustic Barn Owl Time: 20 minutes each BannerMy daughters wanted to join girl scouts but, with very limited options where we live, I decided to do something similar. So, four years ago we started collecting badges and pins when we went to new places. I also set up activities for my daughters to earn badges when lear...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:33:23 PDT
Psychedelic Milk http://www.instructables.com/id/Psychedelic-Milk/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:22:19 PDT
How to Make pH Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Ph-Indicator/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:46:10 PDT
Personalized Globe Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Globe-Art/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:03:29 PDT
How To Have A Child on Pi Day http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Have-A-Child-on-Pi-Day/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:23:27 PDT
Schoolhouse chalkboard art desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Schoolhouse-chalkboard-art-desk/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:20:43 PDT
DIY boot dryer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-boot-dryer/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:26:55 PST
Light Up Headband http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Headband/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 13:38:27 PST
Upcycled LEGO Crayons http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-LEGO-Crayons/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:00:56 PST
Draw Your Hand In 3D - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-Your-Hand-In-3D-DIY-Tutorial/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:15:09 PST
Heat Gun Rubber Stamps and ATCs http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Gun-Rubber-Stamps-and-ATCs/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:48:09 PST
Floral Charm Bracelet for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Floral-Charm-Bracelet-for-Kids/
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