Projects over the summer?

Have any of you got any big projects you are going to work on, or any ideas of cool projects that someone could make over the summer? Because i would like to build something over the summer but i have no ideas yet.

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Summer Camp projects

Hey everyone I am the art coordinator at a summer camp in America and im looking for some inspiration for some projects outside of the traditional camp crafts. SInce instructables is a hub for creatives I wondered if anyone either had some exciting projects that they have perhaps taught at their summer camps or to children from 8-17 years?  Also-tie dye is obviously a huge activity at any summer camp, for the past few years I have been using Dylon dyes but find they tend to loose their colour after a short time, does anyone having any recommendations of a better product that can be used? Thanks for any help and advice its really appreciated!

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How where the first days of winter and summer chosen ?

I was just wondering, was it randomly chosen or...

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is it worth it to put solar panels on a seasonal residence (used 3 months of the year)?

I work at a summer camp and i am currently working on a project to green the grounds. we want to do solar panels but there is some concern about the camp only being occupied for june, july and august. can they be snowed on in the winter if there is no one there to sweep them off? can we sell the energy back to the grid that is produced in the off months?

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Coming Soon: Krylon Summer Projects Contest

Next week we'll be starting up the Krylon Summer Projects Contest. Any project that uses any Krylon product is eligible. With tons of colors and other products it's easy to use a Krylon product to finish off a project. We'll be giving away Leatherman tools, Krylon prizes, and more. Be sure to check back next week for more info!

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Upcoming Lion Brand Summer Yarns Contest

Summer isn't typically the time we think about taking up needles and wool, but the availability of light-weight and gossamer yarns these days, it's the perfect time to whip up some new projects. We're teaming up with our friends from Lion Brand to bring you the Summer Yarns Contest! Show off your lace techniques, craft up new totebags, make some summer shawls or sundresses. Think beach, bbq, and long, hot days, and get your needles, hooks and looms ready to go.  We'll be launching this one soon!

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DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE RECORD PURSES

KIDS WANTING TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO THIS SUMMER TO EARN MONEY

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I need help thinking of inexpensive projects for middle school students: arts, field trips, educational, whatever. ?

This is optional for them, but I want the kids to want to participate in these projects, so they need to be appealing. They can be fairly complicated, as we can do them over a period of time. The kids are 13-14 years old.

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What is something I can make this summer? Answered

I would like something that i can actually use or is valuable. Maybe make power. I am up for all suggestions, my budget is about $50 but may go higher because i am going to mow lawns this summer.

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'Most X on record' climate list?

Does anyone know if there's a list/graph of the 'Most -whatever- on record' for the world, season by season? What I mean is, countries recording their hottest summer, wettest winter, worst drought, etc. I ask because it would give a pretty striking visual for climate change. It seems everywhere I spend any time it's the most something season on record, or at least for 40-50 years. Here's a little list I compiled a couple years ago, from where I'd been: 2002 - summer - New Zealand - worst drought on record          - summer - Western Australia - worst drought on record          - spring - Malaysia - hottest on record          - winter - Ireland - wettest on record          - autumn - Ireland - mildest 2003 - summer - Australia - worst drought          - summer - United Kingdom - hottest summer, hottest day          - summer - New Zealand - highest UV index 2004 - summer - British Columbia - longest          - summer and autumn - British Columbia - worst fire season 2005 - winter and spring - Victoria, Australia- wettest          - summer - Australian east coast - hottest          - summer - Western Australia - coolest Since then it's been worst droughts, floods, cyclones, wettest summers, and now snow. If it hasn't been graphed, it should be.

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Can you use frozen soda, or flavor ice as ice, in an Electric snow cone maker?

The exact product is the Hamilton Beach Icy Treats Maker, if you need to know.

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How to measure pre-shirred material for a summer dress?

I am new to making clothes and am self taught on my sewing machine. I bought this really cute cherry pre-shirred material, and am trying to figure out how to measure it to fit my body right. Is there a special way I need to do this, or is the answer right under my nose and its passing me by? Any adivce would be greatly appriciate. So, again, my question is, How to I measure the pre-shirred material to make my summer dress?

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home remedies to get rid of household spiders in the summer?

I recently am having spiders come down from the ceiling right in front of your face a few times a day. i am scared to death of spiders, no matter how big or small. the other night i had one on my arm when i woke up. these spiders are not little spiders either. i havent slept well since. just a few minutes ago while checking my facebook i had a spider come down and i didnt notice it untill it was about an inch from my nose. i about had a heart attack. needless to say.... all my kids are awake now because of the screem i let out...  please help me with some easy, cheap home remedies that really work well. PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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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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Any ideas for fun summer camp activity to bring in money?

Hi, i'm a counselor on a summer camp for teenagers aged 17, but we have a really low budget - any ideas on getting them to do a really fun activity that could also bring in some cash? can we build anything, make anything to sell? cheers!

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How to make a Giant Floppy Hat?

Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone knows how to make giant floppy hat like : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6Dd00D9j0qM/RYxUaGWJSNI/AAAAAAAAADY/8JlD8OL7vig/s320/Burberry+Plaid+Floppy+Hat.jpg or http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg? Thank you!!

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what          would be a great summer project to build with my kids?

My daughter November is now 6 and my son memphis is now 3. It is her first summer vacation and i would like to make it fun and memorable but keep her brain working hard but have a good time.

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first date?

I want to take my girlfriend out for a first date during to summer. i need ideas for the first date.

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Retractable white roof for passive heating /cooling ?? Dual season roofing idea? Answered

Last summer my top floor apartment was over 115 degrees indoors with blinds closed !  In a recent email to my landlord to report a broken mailbox I suggested the possibility of painting the apartment buildings roof white .  In reward for reporting the mailbox he says I could paint the roof but only above my apartment  . Cool . He says that the insulation was not adequate when built . The apartment has also gotten down to 30' in winter so I can only guess how cold it would get in here without the current black roof.               QUESTION ;  Are there any ideas to help solve both seasonal issues ?   I can't re-insulate because I rent .  I was thinking of a retractable white cover for hot summer days that can be removed in autumn . Or maybe even a white paint that would insulate against cold ??   An original idea was something like Bubble foil but I doubt that would stand up to weather.  Any suggestion would be great .    

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How to make easy money for a thirteen year old?

I've thought about working at camps, shoveling snow, etc.  But It's SUMMER and i don't have time to work at a 4 week camp in my 2 months of summer break.  All of my neighbors own lawn mowers, and I live in a quiet place where it's hard selling things. Any suggestions or place ideas for earning a decent amount of money in my free time?  Is there any possible store that will hire a part time thirteen year old?

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Do you have any advice for me I want to make my own version of woodstock or a really big party next summer can you help? Answered

Im plannig my own version of woodstock next summer and i need a few bands to come out and play for my party? I also need some ideas of how to make my party amazing and be remembered as the best party ever thrown by a high school student in Virginia so i'll take any help or advice.

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How to you make wrinkle release spray?

There is a spray that is expensive made by downy that will release wrinkles in casual summer shirts and dresses.  Would anyone have a homemade recipe for this?

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What are the details of an Instructables internship?

When interning with Instructables, what are some of the details not addressed here? Specifically -   What is the timespan of interning with Instructables? Could it be done over a summer, or is more time expected?  How early do hopefuls usually apply in relation to when they begin interning?  It's not abnormal for a college student to intern, right?  I'd like to keep it as an option for this summer, so if I knew it was a possibility, I'd start building a portfolio right away. Any help or tips would be appreciated (especially from interns of days past)! -p/Mc

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how does a 10 year old make alot of money fast?

My sister is trying 2 make from $100-$200 before summer this year and only has $70.

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Mecho Shades - Keep heat in in winter?

We are building a 4 seasons room. Contractor recommended Mechoshades - I know they protect from sun and heat in summer, but do they keep the heat in during the winter?

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In what "season" do water snails lay their eggs? In the summer? Spring? Every 100 days?

Also, is their a way to encourage them to lay eggs? I have two glass vases with bamboo in them, each contains one snail. They don't need to have a partner to mate, so I am hoping each snail will populate each vase. Thanks!  -Shadow Ops

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What are some good tips for interning?? Answered

This summer i'll be interning at Sony in the editing room while they're editing a feature film and i was wondering what some good tips are so that i can do a good job while i'm there 

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What's the best way to learn to navigate London?

                     I'm going to London this summer and I need to learn how to navigate the city, specifically how to get around using the Tube.  Any recommendations are appreciated.  Thanks!

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All Season greenhouse?

I live in Northern, Ontario, Canada. We get only a few warm months through the summer and its fairly cold for the rest of the year, dropping down to about 40 below, Celsius!!  I have a vegetable garden in my backyard that does fairly well during the summer but I would like to be able to have fresh vegetables for my family year round. Is there any way I could build an outdoor greenhouse that I can use year round, without costing a fortune?  I also have a spare room on the upper level of my house that I could use but I don't want it to become too humid and rot my walls. Any ideas would help! Thanks!

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How do I start a community origami club? Answered

After this summer I am going to be teaching an origami class to the public at my local library, but first I would like to create a community club for origami. Anyone know how to start a group?

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All my tomatoes have black spots?!? Answered

So I just started my own small garden this year. It's ontop of where we used to have our chicken run, so there are alot of volunteer tomatoes from the scraps we fed our chickens. I have about 3 tomato plants (which are all massive) and an eggplant. The eggplant is doing well as are the volunteers, and the one tomato I planted.  However tomatos on the one I planted (I believe it was Better Boy or Big Boy) all have large black/brown bruises/spots on the bottom. I tried eating one, and discovered it goes a part way into the tomato as well. How can I combat this? Especially naturally or organically. Is it to late to do anything?  Thanks! 

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What kind of glue would you use to bond glass or glazed ceramic to a wood wall for a mosaic?

I'm planning to fancy up my screen house with my daughter for our summer project. I need a good glue that will bond fast for a mosaic. Thanks!

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What are some good arts and crafts for a pre-k class?????

I work with my moms summer pre-k class and i want to know good arts and crafts to do with them somethimg easy and u dont have to spend so much money on any materials.

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what should i do?

Me and my girlfriend started goin out the last week of school, and we stayed together for almost a month until she found out i was cheating on her then she broke up with in the middle of our summer break then school started back a couple weeks ago we got back together last week... she used to talk to my besfriend during the summer and tell him eveything and eh told me everything she said then i find out she was cheating on me to... she told me that he was lying and i believed her until h showed me all the messages she had sent him... i have not said anything about it to her yet but idk what to do??? is our relationship going to last??? if so for how long???

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are capri sun pouches UV resistant?

after reading the capri sun welding instructable i was thinking of making an outdoor tarp out of them to cover my lawnmowers. maybe even putting it on the roof in summer to reflect heat and reduce cooling costs. my kids love these things so i have a lot of them.

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Itchy Hamster; healthy?

We have our classroom hamster for the summer. I've noticed that she seems to scratch a lot when in her apartment/sleep area. We clean her cage weekly and I often change the bedding in her apartment mid-week. I have not noticed any insects, but wonder if there is something bothering her. Any suggestions?

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What is the most effective and easiest way to study while doing something else? Answered

I usually study most of the time after summer but I still want to do something during school so I need a way to do an ambition while studying, must be very hard ain't it.

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Ice Alaska Venue

The World Ice Art Championships are held in the Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2009 the venue may move to North Pole, Alaska. Each team is provided with a site on a looping trail through the park. The sites are surrounded by small black spruce are double as R.V. parking in the summer. In 1999 I rented chainsaws from the blue bus for the competition.

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Multi-color Wizard Wands Almost Ready for the Harry Potter Conference

Only a few hours before her floo powder flight to Harry Potter summer camp (Terminus), Christy is madly making Wizard Wands in an assortment of colors. Why pink? You'll have to ask her directly for those gory details.

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I am shy, how do I ask a girl out? She is in the 5th grade and going into 6th. I only see her in the summer.

I need a way to ask her out. I know she likes me because she actually told me. But I was too shy to tell her back.

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Where to buy art supplies in bulk online ?

I am an art teacher and planning to start summer art workshops. I want to buy art supplies in bulk for my students. I have heard that ASWexpress - http://www.aswexpress.com/ is the best place online to get all premium supplies at best price. Has any one joined them ? Any suggestions would be of great help.

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A Psychoanalysis of Dr. Seuss

I got real bored in summer school, so I opened up MS Word and wrote this*. Unfortunately, when I cut&paste;, it makes funny characters, so you have to download the virus word doc instead.It should be noted that the inspiration for this work came from an analysis of Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, which I cannot find ATM...

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Ice Alaska: Ice

Ice for the competition is collected form gravel pits around Fairbanks. In the summer gravel is mined from old river channels. The resulting ponds contain little organic material. Additionally during nine month winter, temperatures range from +40 to -60F (+5 to -50C). These factors combine to create exceptionally thick clear ice. The following are pictures of an iced over gravel pit.

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Need to learn a new language new ?

I really want to learn a new language over the summer, but am not sure how, or even which one to learn. i really enjoy Asian culture, and chinas' really in the up lately, so maybe Chinese, I've also rely always wanted to learn Latin. what do you think? how should i go about teaching myself?

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