Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - kids - fun - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:47:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
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
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
Non-Soldering Solar Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Bug/
Non-Soldering Solar Bug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/7XZ0/I1C3VTVM/FIK7XZ0I1C3VTVM.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Our first project was the simple and fun Solar Cockroach. For the longest time we've been trying to find a fun way of making a version of that project for even younger students; and this is what we came up with!We found that younger students need a good tactile approach when it comes to solar energ...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:46:40 PDT
Blown Paint Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Blown-Paint-Monsters/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:22:39 PDT
Kids Light Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Light-Matrix/
Kids Light Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/B532/HZPDWJ1Q/FWLB532HZPDWJ1Q.SMALL.jpg Ryan MacKenzie This is a weekend project for the family. Primarily aimed for kids around the age of two who love to switch on and off lights. What you will need Tools:Wire cutters Wire strippersSoldering iron Hot glue Screw drivers16mm holesawrulerConsumables:All consumables except for box were purchased from...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:02:00 PDT
DIY Sidewalk Chalk http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sidewalk-Chalk/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:48:20 PDT
Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Bubble-Cloud-Makers/
Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/UL46/HVVKFVIU/FR4UL46HVVKFVIU.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My children and I spent a wonderful Memorial Day playing together, not something I get to do with them daily because of my choice of career.One of the things we did that day was go outside an make these recycled plastic bottle and duct-taped sock bubble makers.I had the hardest time coming up with a...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 09:56:04 PDT
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/Silky-Stretchy-Two-Ingredient-Play-Dough/
Silky, Stretchy, Conditioner & Cornstarch Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/HJ21/HVVKFVLA/FW3HJ21HVVKFVLA.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My children and I recently tried out another two-ingredient play dough recipe that I want to share with you. An inexpensive project (in the states,) it was played with for a good thirty minutes and began drying out after about an hour.A few notes:(1) The most important piece of advice I can give is...
By: DeandrasCrafts

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Sat, 24 May 2014 22:10:55 PDT
Celebrating Instructables Club http://www.instructables.com/id/Celebrating-Instructables-Club/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:25:01 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
Outdoor Kids Activity: Spray Bottle Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Kids-Activity-Spray-Bottle-Painting/
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By: GlutenFreeMama

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:02:11 PDT
No Cook Play Dough http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cook-Play-Dough/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:48:13 PDT
DIY Kids Whiteboard with Side Opening http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kids-Whiteboard-with-Side-Opening/
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:08:35 PST
Cotton Ball Rocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cotton-Ball-Rocks/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:36:06 PDT
Child Friendly Rain Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Child-Friendly-Rain-Stick/
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:29:56 PDT
Tie-Dye With The Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Tie-Dye-With-The-Kids/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:45:22 PDT
Kids Ice Boat made out of Ice!! Eco-Friendly & FREE! Fun Kids Toy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Ice-Boat-made-out-of-Ice-Eco-Friendly-FRE/
Kids Ice Boat made out of Ice!! Eco-Friendly & FREE! Fun Kids Toy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SMALL.jpg TabbyDeAnne Today my absolutely wonderful six year old son came to me and said that he was bored and wanted to go back to school. (It's Christmas break for almost another week!) This both shocked me and made me a little sad. I must have been enjoying his company way more than he was mine. I can’t remember EVE...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:58:09 PST
Homemade Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Finger-Paints/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:25:35 PDT
Cardboard Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Boats/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:53:17 PDT
How To Enter the Dadcando Family Fun Contest http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Enter-the-Dadcando-Family-Fun-Contest/
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Sun, 4 Jul 2010 09:06:26 PDT
BRAID THAT OCTOPUS - A Craft Project For Kids Ages 4 -10 http://www.instructables.com/id/BRAID-THAT-OCTOPUS-A-Craft-Project-For-Kids-Ages/
BRAID THAT OCTOPUS - A Craft Project For Kids Ages 4 -10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/SAO5/G8XPMD4G/FXQSAO5G8XPMD4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/SAO5/G8XPMD4G/FXQSAO5G8XPMD4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/SAO5/G8XPMD4G/FXQSAO5G8XPMD4G.SMALL.jpg khalterman When I was a young child (about 4 or 5 years old), my mom taught me how to braid by making an octopus doll and allowing me to braid its legs. The following set of instructions is a step-by-step guide on how to teach your little one how to braid. If your child is somewhat older, you can cater ...
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Sun, 9 May 2010 09:19:17 PDT
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-n-Easy-Fridge-Friends-Magnetic-Dolls/
Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/I9WW/G4JO2H5B/FOCI9WWG4JO2H5B.SMALL.jpg itskadie How to make easy magnetic paper dolls for the refrigerator for cheap! I love to cook but Ive started to babysit my nephew... trying to entertain him and cook at the same time can be a little hard for me because i like to keep him in sight. while he was coloring today he wanted me to 'cut the guys...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:39:02 PST
Anti-Boredom pocket kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Boredom-pocket-kit/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:23:33 PDT