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I am looking to do a fairly simple children's gardening project at a Green Fair that is being held in March.  In the past, the group has had the kids transplant seedlings.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I think that there must be much better "quick" projects.

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Children Medicine Taking

Hi; My 4 yrs boy refuse taking medicine.There is no way except holdin him down. I need home movie clip to learn the right way for holding him down and taking his medicine.

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Aren't children strange?

Today is Children in Need day in the UK. Non-uniform day at school (I went dressed as Indiana Jones), and fun activities in the afternoon.I got my Van der Graff generator out for a play, and found kids queuing up so that they could pay to be hit with thousands of volts. They knew it hurt, but they still queued. Some came back for more.Kids, eh?(Oh, and I let off a Party Popper behind the Head of Year 8 whilst he was trying to do a cool and suave impression of James Bond. That was funny!)

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Children's Electric Car

I started to build a pedal car for my granddaughter and fell victim to "Project Creep". What started off as a simple, standard style pedal car modeled on a Type 59 Bugatti grew to a 6' long soapbox style car that will need an electric motor to move it.  I am a DIY guy and i have the plans, materials lists (it will be wood) and motivation.  What I don't have is a parts list for the electrical components nor do i have any idea how big the motor should be, e.g. 500W, 750W,750 gigawatts.  I wish there was just a kit that had all the components from accelerator pedals, gears, motor and a way to connect the whole thing to the 16" bicycle tires.  I don't need it to go 20MPH (she'll be 4 by the time I'm finished) but i don't want flimsy - i tend to overbuild things: why use two bolts when three will do? So, the question is what do i need and where do i get it - the first part is the most important.  I promise i will document the whole project with pics and words from concept to test drive - but i need help.   

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Children's Bed from PVC

Hello out there, I'm thinking of building a bed from PVC pipe for my 2 1/2 year old so I can move his one year old sister into his crib.  I'm doing some rough sketches of how i want it to look (and I don't have a scanner or the skills to do it in Sketchup) and I was wondering if the community could help me figure out a few things.  If it doesn't have the the following criteria helping me out my wife may not let me know do it.   First is it has to be weight bearing enough to hold at least one adult on the bed with him if we lay down with him.  Two strong enough for him to jump on.  Third; cost effective!  With all the connections it can add up really quickly and I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and buy him a bed and skip the hero dad bit. Thoughts?

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Educational Planting Project for Children

Would anyone have a quick planting project for children that I would able to use at a Green Fair that is coming up?  Thanks!

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Coming Soon! A Children's Book for Makers

Hi friends! Sneha Pai and I (grad students in the SVA MFA Interaction Design program) are putting our heads together for an exciting new project we'd like you to be a part of. In a few weeks, we'll be kickstarting a children's book called The Maker's Alphabet. If you'd like to follow along our journey, please sign up for our launch updates: http://makersalphabet.launchrock.com/ Have ideas and input? We'd love to hear them! Feel free to share in the comments. :) Thanks for your support! Melody Quintana https://twitter.com/melodyquintana

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He's back! Hide the women and children.

Hi there, all you groovy Instructables folks! After an extended absence due to vacations, visiting relatives, intermittent router failures and general "life happens" stuff (not necessarily in that order), I have returned to haunt the boards once again. I have missed this crazy place, and am looking forward to catching up with all the stuff that went down while I was gone. First order of business is to find out who this goober is that is accusing me of stealing one of my instructables from him. Sheesh.

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Early Childhood Intervention

I have an excellent system for developing good behaviour and create well rounded, happy and secure children. I have posted Instructables before but how do I make one that is mostly words?  Instructables depends so much on the visual I'm unsure. I know the content is good and well proven but how do I "show" it? Any Ideas please.

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Pallets for Kids

I have a whole bunch of kids - roughly 11yo - doing an upcycling project. We'll be in a workshop but obviously don't want them using too much that could hurt them (and get me sued). I have two hours. Ideas for simple but not rubbish pallet (or pallet wood) ideas?

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Girls bed tent. I would like to make a simple tent for my DD. The prob is no bed frame to attach anything to. Answered

She  has a standard size twin box spring and  mattress set.  Something girly and fun, but with minimal hardware.  Thank you for any creative ideas.?

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What would you suggest for a rank novice female to build as a boat with very young children ages 5 to 13?

It needs to be light enough for us to maneuver by ourselves with very clear instructions. I wanted to build a pontoon boat with 55 gallon plastic drums and duct tape, but it sounds too heavy. We have a garage we can use in which to build it. For inland lake use. Any ideas out there?  What about a paddleboat?, Grandma                                            jozann@cox.net  

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I want to construct a water well from cardboard, approx. 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall.

This will be used as a collection receptacle in our children's church project as "well" as in the bible story of Joseph.

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Maker Space Educator Workshops

Hey everyone,  I'm the Director of Education at Children's Museum of Illinois in Decatur, Illinois. We have hired a permanent Make Space Coordinator and are going though some transitions with our older Make Space Educators. I'm searching for Make Space inspired trainings for informal educators preferably in the Midwest and under $500.  If you host any trainings or know of any organizations that do, please contact me at akoester@cmofil.org Thanks! Abby Koester

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Does anyone else notice the majority of these questions are submitted with poor grammar, spelling, and punctuation? Answered

Also, most of them by young people it seems. Maybe Instructables need to start a mentoring program. I'm also surprised that half of these could be solved by taking 10 seconds doing a Google search.

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How to I make a crib mobile spin without the music?

I'm going to start making my own crib mobile but I don't want to play music while it spins, I just want it to spin. Is there a way to make my mobile just spin? The picture on the bottom it what I would need to buy if I want it to spin but it play music too.

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IMPORTANCE OF FORESTRY AND GARDENING FOR AFRICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN

In The Gambia all schools can participate in a tree nursery competition.  As the children are learning how to grow saplings for reforestation or for having fruit trees in the village, this is a very important activity in their education.  A class in Sambel Kunda village was introduced to the way a tree nursery can be set up, using seeds of the nearby baobab trees, planting them in cans, cups or poly pots.  This is one of the different aid projects contributing to the sustainable development of their village.

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How to build a space capsule for instructing children

Hi, I teach space science and I want to show students a model space capsule that looks similar to the apollo capsule (image attached.)I want a shell made of some material, in which they can place styrofoam blocks that represent the various components (drawing attached). I'm planning three tiers inside the capsule for the students to place the components as well as a window and a hatch. At first, I was thinking of buying a tapered container (bucket) and working on it. However, I cannot find any containers with the required shape. Can you suggest any other material/technique?

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The "Two and two ain't five show" (1969)

It's a Pitch for Sesame Street, some interesting background..."We're going to keep repeating them Kermit, just like commercials on regular TV, again and again, until they sink in you know." (Pitch video starts at 1:50)L

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Converting battery powered children's toys into USB powered ones

Is it possible to convert conventional battery powered children's toys to usb-powered ones? I am trying to find if I can convert my kids' small electronic piano power source that currently draws power from 3 AA batteries to a one that will draw power from a USB port. Please advice. -SR

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Internet ad awarness

One of my children was on a game site called "girl games", and a very inappropriate ad was displayed in the center of the screen without any prompting from my child. My children will no longer be going on this site, and I think a whole lot more discretion and good judgment should be used by the site as far as their ads are concerned. The ad was very upsetting to my children, and therefore to myself. These ads are for a website called 'IMVU', which is a 3-D avatar chat room. The ads show skimpily dressed people, usually female, in compromising positions. They are placed on all kinds of web sites, even though the website in question may contain games for small children, which is indeed were this ad was. Do we want our children looking at disgusting and perverted images like this?

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Is Obama's Healthcare Plan Constituional?

Before you launch yourselves into a debate about politics, please read what I have to say, and only mention things relating to my question in your response. Thanks. I am a supporter of Barack Obama, but I was thinking about his mandatory insurance for children clause of the his health care plan, and it struck me as unconstitutional. Does the federal government have the power to mandate that insurance be bought for all people under the age of 18? The 9th and 10th amendments clearly assign all powers not specifically granted to the federal government to the states and the people. Seeing as our constitution doesn't say anything about health care, or imply it, as far as I've seen, do they really have the power to mandate it? The thing is, i've never really seen this argument against socialized health care in the united states, am I missing something? Thanks! p.s. I plan on asking this same question to my American History teacher tomorrow, i'll let you all know what she says.

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Art project for 600 kids age 5-18?

I am entrusted with creating/producing an art project that includes every child at a K-12 school --600 kids.  One idea I had was each child getting a disk and putting her initials on it and then putting them together to make an image and maybe using sensors to have the discs move with motion. If  you have any ideas of a simple way to execute this idea OR any other suggestions, I would be extremely grateful. I want it to be special. as it will be permanent.

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Do I need a license of some sort to give children summer drama lessons for a small fee?

They would be held at a local cultural arts center which I would rent.

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Song suggestions

This year at school is a bit shorter for me than usual so I've decided to go to a few of the primary/elementary schools near my house and perform some 'nice' songs ie: about recylcing and stuff like that. However, I need some more songs to play. I am going to do The 3 R's by Jack Johnson. Any help?

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water table/play area

So I recently took my 3 year old to the children's museum in Indianapolis, which was great, but what really stuck out for him was the water table/play area. I think he would have been happy chasing boats around that table all day. But it got me to thinking that i could build one of these in the backyard (scaled down, of course!). I've been looking for plans to accomplish this, but everything I find is basically an elevated tub or plastic tote. The project I'm envisioning would be on an incline so the boats could follow a set path. Initially, I was thinking it would be shaped like a ring, so he could climb under it to be in the middle, but I think a rectangle would be simpler (and walking around the table would be good exercise for him!) The path would (on a gentle incline) circle around the perimeter of the rectangle, so boats would eventually end up near the starting place. He could then pick up the boats and set them on another circuit. Probably would need a pump to pull water from the end back up to the starting point, which would provide a current to help the boats along.  Any ideas or suggestions that could help this project along? Potential issues? One thing I'm not sure about is how to handle the water depth on the incline. I forsee the water rushing down the incline to quickly, leaving just a trickle to attempt to carry the boats along, leaving the boats "beached." Maybe there should be no incline at all and rely on the pump to provide the current? I'll attach some images of the super fancy versions we've encountered in museums, just as example of my inspiration.  

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Where can I get chloraform and/or tranquilizer darts?

Don't ask questions on why I need this. Just know that it will ultimatly make the world a safer place for children. Where can I get my hands on some chloraform and/or tranquilizer darts?

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Noggin!

Have any of you watched Noggin? It's the channel with all the little kid shows. My favorites are: -Oobi -Wonder Pets -Oswald -Maggie and the Ferocious Beast -Franklin -Little Bear Thats "about it" I really like moose e moose and zee too.

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Forbidden Lego

Projects developed by Lego designers that were deemed inappropriate for children. From here: http://nostarch.com/frameset.php?startat=flego

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what to read? Answered

I have read LOTR, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion, The children of Hurin, Unfinished tales, and Harry Potter. Any suggestions?  Thank you 

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How do you date a women who has 3 children?

I am in the earlly stages of dating this girl ive known since my freshman year in high school. This was in 200-2004. She went through a heartbreaking divorce and everything is now finalized. I know she wants to start out slow which I have no problem with, but now that that the choldren are on summerbrake she will be with them more so how do I get closer to her letting her I know that I want to be apart of her life.

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Surrey Stretch Limousine Deluxe (6 pedaled model)9 adults and 2 children? Answered

I have a Surrey Stretch Limousine Deluxe (6 pedaled model)9 adults and 2 children that I would like to add Electric pedal assistance along with adding a 7 speed gearing system with Rolling Brake The problems I'm finding because I prefer not to work with the International Surrey Company

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I need to make a giant globe for a float.

The globe will be painted by young children for a recylcing themed parade float.

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can a cracked plasma tv screen be fixed? or replaced economicely?

My lovely children chucked a toy at my new 3D plasma!

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Instructable request: Animated (Hologram) childrens school rulers popular in the 1980's ?

Remember the plastic school rulers with the moving pictures on it - where the picture seemed to move as we moved the ruler - plastic refraction ones I think. Can someone please tell me how to make them at home. These rulers used to be quite popular a while back - now I cannot find them - so why not make them for my kids instead! :) Thanks.

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space helmet for children need a quick,cheap relatively authentic helmet. Thats easy to make with easily found objects? Answered

Hi people, I need to make about a dozen space helmets for a school production (preps to grade 2 I'm in Australia so not sure what year level that equates to (6-8 year olds) ). I know how to do the suits but need a quick, cheap, relatively authentic helmet. That is easy to make with easily found objects. Thanks to any that can help

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What color(s) should I paint my cigar box guitar (for children ages 6-12)?

As part of my training as a children teacher I'm making music instruments out of recycled materials (scrapwood, left over bottles...) I have made 4 of these cigarbox guitars. Now I want to paint them but have absolutly no idea what colors to chose. Included you see a picture of the guitar I made. So give me some idea's :) Remember the kids I'm currently teaching are 10 years old but if possible I would like something that children ages 6-12 all will like. Also no fads like pokemon or something, I want something that I don't need to repaint every year to keep up with the trends ;) Thanks in advance :) Michel

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When it comes to noises near your circut breaker, listen to your children.

Well the other day I was at home and my parents were at work. I was hearing some weird noises from around our circut breaker. So I called my dad and told him I was hearing noises and it sound electrical. He didn't believe me until last night until I told him there were more noises comeing from it. So he opened the little door and flipped one of the switch thingies back and forth and it was arcing! So we replaced it and there was this weird blue purpley powder on it. So if your children hear noises around your circut breaker, you might want to check it. My mom said she heard something coming from over there but she thought it was a mouse or rat outside or in the wall. (Our neighbor has rats and they come over to our house all the time)

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Looking for Craft Activities that will last 45 mins for children ages 7-14? Answered

I've been asked to do some crafts for kids ages 7-14.  There will be a younger older group.  Money is not an issue for the projects, I just want something that will make a cool product and creating the project takes around 45 mins.  Thanks in advance for all your help!!

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How to add suspension to a food trolley to prevent spillage of food and tea?

I am an A level Product design student and I am designing a food trolley for a person with grip and stability issues.  One of the biggest problems with current models is that when they go over the slightest bump or carpet runners/plates e.g. and they will spill and tip whatever is on them. This is a massive problem if the user is carrying hot tea or their dinner, increasing clean up work and generally reducing the quality of life of the user. I cannot think of a relevant method for stabilising the food tray/drink holder without drastically reducing the overall function and massively increasing cost while still allowing the trolley to support the user while they take their food from the prep area/kitchen to the eating area.  A few Ideas I have had:  large pneumatic wheels (solid rubber in most other examples), Some sort of spring suspension, Pistons, A counter weight... I have tried researching stabilisers for cameras but they don't seem to be relevant. Help with research keywords would also be useful as its difficult to know what to look up. Another problem I'm addressing is the aesthetics of the product as most examples just look like hospital equipment not everyday furniture. Currently I am siding on wood as the main material for the frame, If anybody has suggestions that would be better than boring tubular steel I am still in the early stages of development and would appreciate inspiration!

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Repair handle on bounce horse

I am needing to repair the handle of this children's bouncing horse.  I don't know if the handle is original but it is the one that came with it.  I need advice on how to attach the handle.  

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Drawing on Fabric?

I have volunteered to make 3 quilts for my son's school auction.  I will have 65 children drawing on a muslin square to be incorporated into the quilts.  I have used paint before but did not have as many children (not to mention the mess!)  Each child has their own supply of colored pencils.  I've read so much on the Internet it's overwhelming and I don't have time to try each option.  Has anyone used colored pencils (or #2 pencils) to draw on muslin?  What is the best way to accomplish this without a lot of time/frustration?  Thank you:)

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Camping!

See you, chaps - I'm away for the next two days helping out at group archery camp. Several dozen small children with pointy things, and I'm scoring. :-/ See you Sunday night (UK time)

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Parsererror during image upload

When I try to upload images to an instructable I'm working on, I'm receiving a "parsererror" and being logged out of the system.

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