Sometimes the best projects are the simplest ones. We’re celebrating projects and recipes that have just three materials or ingredients in the Three-Ingredient Challenge!

Food and non-food Instructables are eligible. The important criteria is that your project is made with just three things!
The winner will take home a brand new iPad Mini, and all finalists will win a multi tool and Instructables prize packs.

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The Three Ingredient Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an iPad Mini
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 16, 2015 and Dec 14, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Three Ingredient Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.