How can I make a completely edible model car?

My son is 11 years old and has been given a school project to create a completely edible model car that will actually roll down a ramp. It needs axels and wheels, and we are stuck, particularly about how to make an edible axel. Any ideas?

Asked by 9 years ago



is oobleck edible?

Is oobleck edible ?? just wondering because of what its made from.

Asked by sherman92 9 years ago


. Which edible plants should I choose for my small greenhouse?

I'd like to start a small greenhouse from ikea in my balcony. It's an old model called Ort and as you can immagine it does not hold much space (about 1ft deep x 3ft wide x 6ft high with 2 or tree shelves in it). I'd like to plant something I can eat. and it definetly needs to fit in vases or other similar recipients. Which plants should I choose? I was thinking about beans, is it possible? Any other sujestion? Thanks

Asked by EmcySquare 7 years ago




are all types of lavender edible?

I have some growing and wanted to use it in cooking and wasn't sure if all type or only a few types were edible

Asked by d2j5 6 years ago


Folding Edible Flowers?

 I'd like to make some edible flowers from some type foodie material, like pie dough or egg roll wrappers. is this possible? if so, are there any other materials I  could use?

Asked by hawkfrost64 8 years ago




i dont know how to make a completely edible derby car and how to make a paper airplane, help me!!

The car has to roll down a ramp at least a couple times the ramp is 8 ft long and angled at 20 degrees. the airplane has to be good and has to travel at least a couple meters

Asked by name0 9 years ago



Making edible cookie dough?

I am trying to recreate ben and jerrys cookie dough ice cream. But I am not sure of a good recipe that i could use. Has to still be soft when the ice cream freezes. Thanks in advance.

Asked by mcharlie 7 years ago


How long can I freeze it? Answered

How long can bread remain "edible" while in the freezer.

Asked by ElizabethLeona 1 year ago


How do you make edible black icing?

I am trying to make a childs birthday cake I need to put some back shadowing on the cake, most things I have tried taste yuk, I would like some help with nice tasting black icing.

Asked by DennyDear 7 years ago




I need to make a GINORMOUS human sized corn-chip, doesn't need to be edible it will be used once as a mascot. any ideas? Answered

I thought paper-mache but that will take ages and i need it soon. ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT! THANKS!

Asked by jackaroo400 9 years ago


Edible Googly Eyes from Evil Mad Scientist

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a great project showing how to make One Hundred Percent EDIBLE Googly Eyes! Googly eyes definitely make anything better by allowing you to heavily personify it. I fondly remember putting a pair on the dishwasher, and suddenly our whole lexicon changed from "don't overload the dishwasher" to "be nice to dishwasher, it's had a hard day."I'm looking forward to making these and putting them on a piece of roast bison or a big salmon fillet! "Please, please don't eat me!"

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago



Transformer Sandwich

I have a project for college... The assignment is to make an edible or non edible sandwich. I've chosen to make the non edible and I think I'm gonna call it "My Robot`s Hungry" The materials I'm thinking of using are.... *Rubber *Speaker wire *Masking tape *Duck tape *Sand paper *Metal sheets *Wood I have to make it neat because I`m a bit of a perfectionist in general when it comes to these things...Design and wot nots ^^, I have some wood glue and my Dad who is fairly handy.. Anybody that can blast out an idea...any kind...Blast away... it will be a bit of fun and interesting to read... Whoop whoop whoop Tralena

Posted by Cheena Tralena 6 years ago


where can I find instructions for decorating an edible flower basket cake?

I need to see how to make the basket pattern and form the flowers. Thanks :)

Asked by 8 years ago


How can I make a cheap foam for sealing spaces - that's not edible by bugs :-)?

That's basically it - a cheap bulk foam filler. Thanx

Asked by Baatjes 8 years ago



Pi day pie challenge question

Is this contest limited to edible, food base pies or can you make a pie from some other material, like say for example a felt, yarn or clay pie.

Posted by ChrysN 6 years ago


Faux Petit Fours, does anyone know how to make these pretty little "non edible" desserts ?

I have purchased these to use as a pretty display in dining room, but would love to make them myself.

Asked by lovedisney 8 years ago


Natural alternatives for insecticides?

I know its a bit early but the early bird gets the worm!!! In my area pesticides are banned for use on personal gardens and lawns for about 2 years now. Last year my poor peach tree really didn’t have any edible and or usable peaches on my tree because of infestations of bugs. I was wandering if any of you knowledgeable people could direct me on what kind of natural insecticides I could use in the future for my peach tree?so I can at least have some edible peaches for eats and jam. The squirrels usually take their share too. *darn little buggers!!!* Thanks. :)

Posted by Treasure Tabby 7 years ago


Collections - Unable to edit, add, delete, or unpublish

I have a published collection 'Edibles' with only 8 items in it.  Every time I try to add anything to it I get the "error adding to collection, try again later" pop-up.  I am also unable to unpublish it.  I can delete individual items within the collection but it will not let me save any changes so the deletions don't actually happen.  This has been a source of frustration for awhile now and I've noticed that others on the forum have experienced similar issues with no permanent fix.  I have since moved the items within this collection into a new one (unpublished for the moment) with no issues so far.  I would really like to be able to delete this old collection since it seems to be a broken list.  I'm hoping an admin can please just delete it for me?  Any help is greatly appreciated. EDIT:  I just published the new list. Please delete the OLD one labeled only as "Edibles." (NOT Edibles NewList). Thanks again.

Posted by TempusMori 4 years ago



Is algae oil suitable to be used as cooking oil ? Answered

Hi everyone, Is algae oil suitable to be used as cooking oil ? does it have any strange taste or odor ? what color is the oil ? I am not after biodiesel, i need to know if the algae oil is edible and suitable for human consumption.

Asked by Nick_Zouein 9 years ago


AT-AT cake is ready for its close-up

This AT-AT cake is pretty amazing even if very little of it looks to be edible cake stuff. With over 60 hours of work from a few different people and a hand-painted background this is about as epic as a cake can get. Flickr set via greatewhitesnark.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


sugar covered corn flakes, Any possible idea?

Hey guys, I currently have sugar-coated corn flakes that I am not gonna use (don like it at all =P) so do you have any good idea ( edible idea) to make out of it ?

Asked by Lonely as the moon 5 years ago


Do You Prefer More Pics and Vids in Making an Xmas Edible Ornamental Food ? Answered

I'm Putting together an instructable for an Delectable Old World Czech Xmas Traditional Goodie and the dough is a bit of a trick to do even  with a top notch food processor grinder. So I'm wondering, if 12 short 20 sec videos are too many  for a good ible ?

Asked by iceng 6 years ago


instructions/recipe for a totally edible popcorn shelled pinatas?

   When I was a kid I remember every year we had a Popcorn Pinata at Grandmas. I'd like to make one for the kids at Church. And maybe start the tradition agian. All I remeber is it was a big hollow popcorn ball that was actually two half somehow glued together and it was pretty tastey too. I tried once before to guess at how to make it. Heres what I used and the probelms with it. Light Corn Syrup and popcorn two metal bowls and wax paper to lift it out with. The probelms were; it didn't hold it's shape taking it out (so it sure wont hold up to a beating). I'm not sure how I would go about making a loop or something stirty enough to hang it from either if it did harden enough. Also, I remember some years it was impossible for us kids to even crack it. (but the Uncles had fun helping)  Any thoughts?

Asked by MrsMcArt 6 years ago


Hallowe'en turns educational - free masks to download.

Feel like mixing Hallowe'en fun and science?There's a new website about the five kingdoms of life, with a Hallowe'en theme and masks you can download and make. There's a bat, bacteria, fungi, a pumpkin and more on the way.You can imagine the doorstep scene:"And what have you come as, Billy?"Oh, I'm a Basidiomycota, Mrs Ponderosa, a genus of club-fungus that includes both edible and highly toxic species.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


What is the best way to freeze peas in the pod? Answered

I am finally getting a good crop of edible pod peas, also known as snow peas and/or Chinese peas.  These are the ones that are really sweet and you pick and eat the whole thing while its small. I have tried freezing them before but it didn't work very good. What is a good way to freeze them that will preserve the taste and texture? Will it work better if I cook them first?

Asked by Vyger 6 years ago


Are there any fruit trees that will grow "true" from the fruit's seeds? Answered

For example, an apple tree grown from the seed of an apple from the grocery store will have a very small probability of ever producing an edible apple. Are there any varieties of fruit that can grow productive offspring from their seeds? In other words, can I go into the grocery store and buy some fruit, eat the fruit, plant the seeds, and in a few years sell fruit back to grocery store?

Asked by shoehornteeth 9 years ago


How to keep FLIES away from your food!

I discovered this little "trick" (quite by accident) when I was grilling last week.  Flies do not like onions!  A few slices of raw, sliced red onion in the immediate vicinity of your food will keep disgusting flies from dining on your edibles. Onions are so effective, I'm tempted to make a pair of hoop earrings out of 'em!   Maybe onion perfume? oh, the possibilities! ;-D

Posted by bajablue 5 years ago


Project pinebeetle

Alright, well the mountain pine beetle is really eating up a ton of forests, and it's releasing a LOT of Co2 into the air. So I decided, since new trees would just get destroyed by the pine beetle again, why not find a crop (Preferably edible, inedible is just as good) that absorbs the most Co2 in the world (Next to trees). Basically, I'm looking to offset the Co2 that's being released in the forest by growing another crop. Once all the forests are destroyed, the pinebeetle population will die down, and we can replant the forests. Any suggestions?

Posted by A good name 9 years ago


LED Grow lights for indoor plants?

I have a lamp with a couple of multi-color changing LED light bulbs and I was wondering if any of the red/blue combination settings would work well for growing plants indoors? This is a photo of the type of bulb I have.  I have a couple of non-edible plants that I got at a craft store and I was just wondering if this type of bulb would work well and help them grow since I can't get these plants into direct sunlight.  Thank you Instructaverse! 

Asked by tklene 5 years ago


Slideshow problems.... HELLLP ME PLEASE!

I entered a slideshow in the instructables gingerbread contest, but i cant view it.  Yes i can see the preview image, but i can only view the actual show when im in edit mode.  Another instructables user in the same contest has also mentioned they have the same problem.  Would you guys do me a favor and see if you can see my slideshow? Pleeeease, it would be greatley appreciated. https://www.instructables.com/id/SciFi-Gingerbread-Art-100-Edible/

Asked by _-MacGyver-_ 8 years ago


Linseed oil health dangers? Answered

 I frequently get linseed oil on my hands when I finish my woodworking, is it a health hazard? I sure like the smell! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm told that linseed oil is edible until boiled. After it's boiled, it becomes hazardous if eaten (that's why you don't cook with flax oil, heat alters it). Is it a danger to the skin? Thank you!! `Neph P.S. I'm using genuine, pure boiled linseed oil. It's not synthetic. I added a totally random picture, for your enjoyment. :D

Asked by nepheron 8 years ago


Halloween Party

Want to liven up your Halloween party with some tasty and gross treats? Of course you do! There's nothing better than watching guests hesitating to eat a delicious snack because it looks like it might still be alive. So get right to it and check out these Instructables for some inspiration for your upcoming Halloween event!If you do make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Makeup Halloween Masks Make a Bloody Valentine's Heart by theprojectmaker When the heart is cut open, blood gushes out, revealing anything you hid inside. Bloody good! How to Make Edible Glowing UV Reactive JELLO by hairyconiption Make some Jell-O that glows in blacklight for some edible alien guts. Doll serving dish by zieak This one is so simple and monstrously effective. See who's willing to dip their chip inside a gutted doll. Biohazard Halloween Candy by praguequest Pack up a selection of treats and glowing lights that make it look like you're distributing toxic waste from your porch! Frankenstein Finger Cookies by Sandoz338 Watch in delight as your guests eat up some chopped off fingers. These are complete with fingernails, blood, and even some hair on top. Frog Spawn and Swamp Water Tea by whiteoakart Create a disgusting-looking elixir with some white tapioca and a sweet drink on top. See how many people you can convince that these are eggs or tiny little tadpoles. Finger Food by caitlinsdad Rated PG, pretty gross, may cause you to toss your cookies...If eating a hot dog itself was not bad enough, this is worse. Smoked salmon skull by zieak Smoked salmon stuck onto an anatomical skull makes for a wonderfully creepy fleshy appetizer. Blood Splattered Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs by technoplastique Make those "deviled" eggs a little more evil with some nasty colors and splatters of blood! Edible zombie eyeballs! by impulse94 Zombies want to eat humans, but who says it can't go the other way around? It's time for some payback!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


how to avoid damage to ground from trashing fruits ?

We have a grapes tree in our garden. the grapes are at their peak now (if left on the tree they will begin to spoil) the grapes are salty like hell and not edible but perhaps can be used to make some jam or something else parents say trash them - no time to bother making the jam + dont know any friends who do either i see a problem with it - trashing them means trashing the minerals from our garden ground. won't it degrade the ground ability to grow stuff ? how to avoid it ? or does trashing them actually help remove excess salt from the ground ? (is the problem with the ground or with the tree itself ?)

Asked by 11010010110 8 years ago


Eric Wilhelm Talks Halloween Projects on Science Friday

  Today (Friday October 16, 2015) Instructables founder Eric Wilhelm went on Science Friday to talk about some fun Halloween Projects for Science Lovers.  "Green fire, magic mirrors, fiber optic fairy wings—just a few of the ways to geek out this Halloween with do-it-yourself projects. Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables, joins Ira to suggest a few of his favorites, like an arduino-powered skull that follows you as you move, or truly realistic edible eyeballs (sorry, peeled grapes.)" Listen and follow along with this fun collection of projects.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 2 years ago


The Italian Food Contest is starting on Monday, 4/29!

We want your best Italian recipes! We're looking for appetizers, meats, sauces, desserts, candies, pastas, beverages, or anything else that is both edible and Italian. It is important to note that we're looking for creative and traditional recipes - keep in mind that just because it has pasta it doesn't mean it's Italian. ;) We're giving away a Kindle Fire, Bialetti Espresso Makers and cannoil forms - check out the official contest page for more information. The contest will be open 4/29 - 5/13 so get to cooking - this one will be over before you know it!

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


creating a surface in Invesalius?

Hi there! We want to produce an stl of a heelbone from DICOM files to print and use in an operation. The edible Chocolate Brain was the inspiration to use Invesalius - meshlab I already know so this seemed like a good option. there are, however, limited manuals in english and infos to figure out certain steps in the Program ... like creating the surface for the stl - the mask has already been taken care of and everything else looks right, just this one step isn't yielding the expected result. a link of the document in question to look at - https://www.dropbox.com/s/3oinuz5goz15mws/Fersenbein.inv3 I would appreciate any help a great deal. thank you & snowy regards from Vienna, Eva Tucek

Asked by evatucek 5 years ago


Edible Plants? AKa Underutilized crops

So.. I like to read the Wikipedia. I don't know why. However, the other day I found a little blurb interesting. I was reading about alternative crops when I realized I was very familiar with a few of the plants on the list. I do a fair amount of Gardening here in Northern Utah, so I was somewhat surprised to find that one of the weeds which I've been pulling for 90% of my gardening experience is actually an extremely nutrious food crop. So this got me wondering, what other alternative food crops were out there. I tore through the wikipedia's list of underutilized crops, and was surprised by the number of plants that just aren't used. In many cases, I can't see a reason why such a crop isn't being used. Especially in areas where cultivation of said plant would encourage use of land that's not otherwise arable. As a for instance, I live very near the Great Salt Lake. The flood plain of the great salt lake is salt killed, however, There is a small plant that grows on the flood plain. I was told that it was edible, but it wasn't usually eaten due to both the texture and the flavour. So, I was surprised when I noticed it's scientific name on the underutilized crop list. Turns out it's a good oil seed crop, and oil is one of those things we need. The other thing I noticed is that alot of the crops were indigenious, rather then more commonly used cultivars. Indigenous crops that have evolved to survive in specific locations are, in many cases, better suited to survive in local areas then food crops developed through artificial selection. Utilizing indigenious plants helps mitigate the impact of agricultural activity on the environment (which is arguably more destructive then any other industrial activity), and helps to reduce pests of popular cultivars. So with that all said, I'm interested to see what other people have donee along this line of thinking. I've noticed an instructable or two that have done just this. I'm probably put one up at the end of this year. Mine will be focusing on Common Pigweed and White Goosefoot (scientific names are in the links to the wikipedia at the bottom). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Underutilized_crops http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranthus_palmeri http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Goosefoot

Posted by Qcks 8 years ago


Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake - Hungry Scientist and Instructables in the NYT

The Hungry Scientist Handbook, Turkey tek, and Instructables were the topic of Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake in the New York Times:WHEN does a recipe become a science project?Is it when the compulsion to create an edible electrical circuit keeps a cook up all night, wrapping Twizzler string licorice in pure silver?Is it when a baker decides to bake 20 equilateral-triangle-shaped pecan pies for Thanksgiving, then attach them together with magnets to form an 80-serving icosahedron? (The recipe begins with 30 cups of flour and 2 large sheets of 24-gauge steel.) More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


I want to make hard sugarfree liquorice bricks, what type of natural binder should I use? Thanks!

For my next artistic project I would like to build edible bricks in different shapes. Whereas I don't have a problem realising molds in differeny shapes and sizes, I don't kn ow where to start in order to have bricks that are hard enough, non sticky, possibly with a good fragrance/smell and that come with natural ingredients (not too many bad chemical things). Also, I was thinking about liquorice, but they can also be made out of beetroot, cocoa, fruit juice etc. They should last a good deal of days and possibly be eaten, although hard.

Asked by studiofla 5 years ago