Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - water - featured Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:40:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case!
Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case!Make a statement with this fabulous Zippered pencil case...made from recycled soda/water bottles!I used mine for schools supplies...but this could work for anything! Add straps and make it a bag...fill with homemade lunch, Fill with small gifts and candy fo...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:13:45 PDT
Backyard Recirculating Splash Pad
Backyard Recirculating Splash Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> phinch My kids love playing in the splash pad at the water park, and I figured I could build one for my yard.Of course I could have just turned on the hose, but there's a bit of a drought going on where we live, so thats why I made it recirculate.I've already built a water table based on theerikjohnson's i...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:27 PDT
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> yoda333 Lighthouses have been guiding boats to safety for thousands of years. One of the earliest and most notable of these was the Pharos of Alexandria. This huge structure stood for nearly two thousand years. When deciding on a lego project, I wanted to build something practical, yet at the same tim...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:01 PDT
A Survival Water Filter
A Survival Water Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> ethanb34 In the world we live in, you never know what is coming next. Fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can lead to apocalypse-like situations. That is why you should always be prepared to be able to survive in many conditions. One key factor to survival in all situations, is getting clean ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:47 PDT
Bury your Gutter Downspouts
Bury your Gutter Downspouts - More DIY How To Projects]]> ndretka There's plenty of information on how to install gutters, including: wanted to make this Instructable to show how I hid my gutter downspouts. It took about two full days of work. Parts were pretty cheap, I think total cost was only about $100....
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:22 PDT
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> pdaniel7 Living in Cambridge near the historical Charles river and watching people kayak down it's length, I nurtured a growing desire to be able to interact with the natural structure on my own schedule. I decided to build a boat, but I didn't know how to get started. I soon received an email from a friend ...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:51:28 PDT
Sharked kayak trailer
Sharked kayak trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Everybody who likes kayak fishing must have the same big problem: STORAGE. What to do with the caught fish? Where to stock rescue stuff, fishing gear & fishing beer? Just put & fix & wrap it on the kayak? Yeah right. It's a kayak, not a carrier! Use the kayak's trap? Yeah..., even my drinking bottl...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:48:02 PDT
Watermelon Floating Lanterns
Watermelon Floating Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Water is magical, fire is magical, when a little bit of fire is floating on the water, it's super magical!If you are camping by a lake or at a pool gathering, chances are there will be watermelons! Before taking the melon rinds to the compost bin, why not let them shine one more time, and add some m...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:32:26 PDT
How to Barefoot Waterski
How to Barefoot Waterski - More DIY How To Projects]]> bergerab Barefoot waterskiing is one of the most intimidating and rewarding water sports in practice today. These skiers travel at high speeds on just the skin on their feet! To some this is appealing; however, due to the mental obstacles barefooting brings, many beginners can be discouraged. To beginners, s...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 14:55:33 PDT
Swimsuit Dryer
Swimsuit Dryer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehudwill My sister-in-law shared with my about the swimsuit dryers they used on their trip to Hawaii. I was intrigued because my family often goes swimming at the pool and carrying bags of soaking wet swimsuits can be a smelly. Having a way to speed up the drying process would be great. Then I remembers a fa...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:16:13 PDT
7-in-1 summer squeeze: hot tub, deck, swings, arbor, firepit, birdhouse, hammock swing
7-in-1 summer squeeze: hot tub, deck, swings, arbor, firepit, birdhouse, hammock swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> skiedra Making this summer bit more awesome...We bought a small (574 sq meters / 6200 sq feet) plot of land some 10 miles outside the city in a small gardening community. That decission was made so the kids do grow up in "concrete jungle", but grow more connected to nature. The lot was empty with some old o...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:25:38 PDT
Water bottle holder
Water bottle holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> YPF The idea behind this project was to find a practical way to increase the amount of water I can take when going in the outdoor, without compromising on the volume of my backpack. The solution is a water bottle holder that can be strapped anywhere: on a bag, on a belt or simply on a shoulder strap.The...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:45 PDT
Mistick - as in Mist Stick!
Mistick - as in Mist Stick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> IamGutter Summer is a great time for getting outdoors and enjoying time with family and friends, only sometimes the enjoyment is curtailed by the brutal summer heat. The Mistick is here to help!! There are many products available to provide a cooling mist in a fixed area, such as attached to a deck or awnin...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:44:37 PDT
Water Balloon Filling Station
Water Balloon Filling Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> IamGutter The 4th of July has come and gone and my neighborhood, like many, celebrated our Nation's independence with a cookout, fireworks and, of course, a huge water balloon war! We spent hours dragging multiple hoses around, picking them up, filling a balloon, putting them down, tying a balloon, repeat. ...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:33:35 PDT
Ocean in a Bottle
Ocean in a Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> fire_weasel An ocean in a bottle is fairly quick and simple to make. Since "quick & simple" is my middle name, this project was one of my favorites as a kid. Five minutes' work will yield an attractively hypnotic "ocean." It's also a fun use and a second chance for an old plastic bottle.This is my first instru...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:50:05 PST
DIY: Skimboard
DIY: Skimboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> BenjiDaa I saw a skimboard at a shop near the beach one day, and I thought, "You know I could make something like that!" Guess what I did, I came home, found some wood, and started hauling away at making a skimboard.This skimboard isn't too hard to make, and the cost is relatively low. Give it a nice paint j...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:08:25 PDT
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways!
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 Looking for a fast, easy, breezy swimsuit cover? How about five different swimsuit covers in one?This is a sew simple project that anyone with a little sewing skill can master. You can personalize it by using different fabircs, adjusting the length, adding beads etc. The best part is the cost is...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:11:42 PDT
Hydro Hive
Hydro Hive - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dylan Larsen I have lived in the woods my enter life and have enjoyed nature all around. I have seen so many bees that have died in buckets, water puddles, and anything that has collected water that they were trying to get to. This is something that I have come up with on my 3D printer to help out some. CAD De...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:08:11 PDT
Towel Pants
Towel Pants - More DIY How To Projects]]> moon flower Turn a boring towel into a cool new pair of pants.Perfect for a pool party, swim meet, or water fight.These towel pants are simple and easy to make. Supplies 1. a large towel2. scissors 3. elastic4. thread (the same or similar color as your towel)5. pen or marker6. a large piece of paper7. pins8....
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:18:27 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Case/Holder
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Case/Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 Recently, I've been trying to go to as many Maker Faires as possible. If you've ever been to one, I'm sure you will agree that there's an incredible feeling of creativity, open sharing, and innovation. The few that I've been to so far have been a lot of fun, the best part being having the opportun...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:31:17 PDT
The Toddler Swim Suit
The Toddler Swim Suit - More DIY How To Projects]]> carrielynneh I love this swim suit for a few reasons: it's easy to sew, inexpensive, and practical. Last year my toddler had a one piece, and it was all fun and games until I had to pry it off her to change her diaper. A two piece is just more sensible to wear for their diaper loving bums. And because this swim ...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 15:47:32 PDT
Coconut Bikini Top
Coconut Bikini Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> kilo_me Whether you are getting ready for your summer vacation on a tropical island or you are just looking for an all-natural material, eco-friendly bikini top wanting to say “Aloha” wearing the appropriate apparel . Well, here is how to make your own Coconut Bikini Top! Tools & materials you will need....
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 15:45:13 PDT
Rosemary, Cinnamon, Honey Lemonade
Rosemary, Cinnamon, Honey Lemonade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Darthorso THIS IBLE IS IN SEVERAL CONTESTS! IF YOU LIKE IT, VOTE FOR IT! THANKS! :DHi dear friends!This is Filippo from Italy!I've already talked a lot about my passion for rosemary in one of my first Instructables, and today I'm here with a new recipe for using again my favorite spice!The good thing about ro...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:17:31 PDT
Water-Powered Octocopter
Water-Powered Octocopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> andzerb The power of water is sometimes understated, especially as a means of propulsion. This project uses the water and pressure from an ordinary garden hose to propel a 3D printed octo-copter into the skies.This project only takes a couple hours, as all you need to do is print the file, screw it onto a h...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:12:57 PDT
Kayak trolling motor
Kayak trolling motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> karrman1984 I was tagged on my Facebook page with a new way to look at this kayak invention, I have seen tank wheel chairs that go every where. Well I would like to extend my offer to my fellow veterans who I served with a chance to be able to kayak with your families again. Big boats are nice, but it is not th...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:14 PDT
Augmented Water
Augmented Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> tamberg The Augmented Water device helps you save water by turning red after one Liter. The device, built by @tamberg during a water hackathon, is made from an Arduino, a flow sensor and coloured LED pixels.Video (thanks kiilo)In case you want to build your ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:32:09 PDT
Palette Boat B.O.T. II
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> pzwing It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two small cars. Gathering the materials and the first steps Materials :- Palettes (ask hardware shops and/or trading companies)- almost any kind of wood- PVC ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:24 PDT
Water Powered Flashlight (v2)
Water Powered Flashlight (v2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASCAS Batteries are too mainstream, let's make Water Powered ones! This is my newer version of my previous flashlight project, this time we are using pennies (literally)! The flashlight works by using water as its electrolytes. Getting Some Inspiration From My Vacation:I spent a third of my summer hopping...

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Fri, 30 May 2014 22:53:09 PDT
How To Make A Rotary Powered Pump
How To Make A Rotary Powered Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> TeamTortoise Hello, we are a team of 3 Product Design Engineering students at the Glasgow School of Art. For a second year project called "Hydro Do That?" we were tasked with pumping 5 litres of water up a height of 60cm in the most efficient manner possible. The pump had to be capable of performing this task i...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 13:43:18 PDT
3D Printed Underwater Camera
3D Printed Underwater Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoonLanding Selecting an underwater camera is not easy: there is no one best or right underwater camera to buy, but rather the best or right camera for your specific needs and most unfortunately: your budget restrictions. To shoot underwater photography you will need a digital camera and a waterproof housing de...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 19:17:11 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> lon.jacob.johnson I set out to build a floating dock for a local music festival on the bayou. Bayou Boogaloo is my favorite festival in New Orleans, primarily because of its vicinity to and the capable use of Bayou St. John to enjoy this growing free festival. For years we have tied up my pirouge and various other...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:55:55 PDT
Foldable winged water rocket
Foldable winged water rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Faasje As a young boy or girl you may have experimented with water rockets. They are fast, they go high, they are awesome. But I asked myself, what if I put wings on a water rocket? Then the wings should be foldable or else they would compromise the launch. With this in mind I created a winged water rocket...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 15:55:14 PDT
Efficient Water Pump
Efficient Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> joshward Follow these instructions to make a really simple water pump that's easy to make and works efficiently. We designed this pump for a brief we were given at the Glasgow School of Art to attempt to design and create the most efficient way possible of lifting water up by 60mm. You can apply this design ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 10:29:03 PDT
Water Rocket Project
Water Rocket Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd Water rockets are used in school/scouting/4-H presentations to help students understand the principles of aeronautics. This project is geared towards middle school aged students. However, the project has been given to high school students and they enjoy it as well. Everyone is happy to get out of ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:38:55 PDT
Cub Scout Erosion Experiment
Cub Scout Erosion Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts My oldest son (8-years old when I wrote this Instructable) is in Cub Scouts. As part of one of the requirements we were trying to fulfill, our Wolf/Bear Den (combined meeting) performed Elective 15, Water and Soil Conservation, to earn an arrow. (This is all part of the Cub Scout Bear handbook, show...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 06:23:04 PDT
Water Rocket
Water Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoeGadget The combination of water, compressed air, and a plastic soda bottle serves as a great source of propulsion for a backyard rocket (assuming you have a big back yard).  Typical versions of these rockets involve taping or gluing on the nose cone and fins which can be challenging to keep attached and ...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:05:19 PDT
How to make a Radial Piston Water Pump
How to make a Radial Piston Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> TeamDolphin     For a project ("Hydro do that?") at the Glasgow School of Art, our group of students was tasked with designing and manufacturing a water pump. The task was to be a competition betwixt several teams, each taking the name of an aquatic creature. Our designated company was 'Dolphin'...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:21:52 PDT
Automatically water your small indoor plant using Arduino + pump
Automatically water your small indoor plant using Arduino + pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> osmithy Have you ever wanted a little plant to brighten up your desk or home, but you're afraid that you'll forget to water it? Fear no longer! Using an Arduino, a scavenged wall-wart, and a peristaltic pump, you can set up your plant to be watered as often as you like, from a jug or any other vessel. To ...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:05:10 PDT
3 Ways to Revive Stale Bread
3 Ways to Revive Stale Bread - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Three simple and easy ways to save your stale bread. There are few things that are as delicious as a fresh baked loaf of bread hot out of the oven. It's also hard to eat an entire loaf of bread while it is at it's freshest. Keeping bread fresh is a losing battle, from the moment it is done baking...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:17:57 PDT
Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen
Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng This collapsible canteen is made from six mill polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter’s plastic available at home improvement stores), #215 O-rings, and a water bottle. Fusing the plastic is done with a Food Saver vacuum. It is surprisingly strong. I can stand on it without it bursting (160 lbs). ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:16:26 PDT
DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard
DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard This isnstructable will contain information on how to build a kiteboard, the same building method can also be used to make several other boards(wakeboard, skateboard, wakeskate etc.). Materials needed: Epoxy resin Wood (with few knots) Hardwood, (cumaj...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:57:43 PDT
Natural Lemon Dusting Cloths
Natural Lemon Dusting Cloths - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie An easy homemade and chemical free way to clean and dust your home.  Dust is everywhere, sometimes most noticeably in our own homes. This can be especially tricky for people with allergies or respiratory problems. The cleaning product market is saturated with sprays, soaps, and tools to help you cl...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:47:15 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow!
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The King of Random Wait .. Diapers?  How do those help your plants?  Trust me, it's probably not what you're thinking. Watch the Video! NOTE:  The results, depictions and claims portrayed in this video are based on the limited experiences I had to test ideas prior to production.  All information is belie...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Water Bottle Sheath (Klean Kanteen)
Water Bottle Sheath (Klean Kanteen) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimamonsta I don't know about you, but I don't drink enough water. I also know that carrying a water bottle isn't for everyone. But you have to admit, if you do carry one, you are likely to drink more water than someone who doesn't. Pretty obvious right? These days, we are lucky, anyone who is reading this i...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:31:00 PDT
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unprecedented Hello, this is a step-by-step guide to building a water cooling system for the Raspberry Pi's ARM processor. It all started when I say this project. I was instantly captivated, the thought of water cooling a pi had never occurred to me but once I saw it I immediately knew I wanted to build one. ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:37:22 PDT
STAND-ALONE RAINWATER COLLECTOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElizabethGoetvinck We are students industrial design and for the past 2 weeks we have been building a rain harvesting system. Our client is a community with a public garden because they don't have a private garden for themselves. The garden is a place where they can cultivate some vegetables and fruits, relax, enjoy t...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:30:55 PDT
Water Cups Prank
Water Cups Prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Nothing is more frustrating than going from point A to point B with a huge impediment in the way. Enter the Water Cup Prank. In this prank, we simply fill up a bunch of paper cups with water (or any other liquid you think would be humorous) and place them strategically in front of either a door or e...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:40:45 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat
Homemade Pontoon Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dr. Lazer Monkey UPDATE:  The canopy was too weak and a strong wind knocked it over, luckily I have some materials to build a new and improved one. This one will come with see though plastic curtains that we can use to block out the wind. I will buy a second hand gas motor, but keep the electric one as back up. I am...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Three easy ways to clean your paint brushes. We've all done it, let paint dry on our paint brushes and then kicked ourselves later for it. I know that some of us have even thrown those brushes away thinking that we've missed the opportunity to save it's beautiful bristles--tsk tsk. This Instructabl...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:57:20 PDT
Prank Juice
Prank Juice - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie An easy and fast edible prank that is silly, harmless, and wins everyone over with smiles in the end. Pranks can be fun, especially for the one pulling the prank. That being said, they aren't always fun for the other person. Pranks can be especially hard when you're pulling them on kids. So why not ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:56:35 PDT