I'm looking for gross-motor games for pre-schoolers?
i need good upcycle/recycle crafts for a camp i am doing with 5/6 graders titled "Trash to Treasure"?
Planning a kids camp need crafts that take anything from 30 mins. to 5 days. Cheap budget but would love to use as many everyday or recycled products as possible!
I HAVE TWO WEB CAMS AND I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SET THEM IN A WINDOW SO I CAN CATCH WHOEVER THIS IDIOT IS WHO WILL STEEL A PUP TENT FROM AN 8 YEAR OLD GIRL IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
I have recently found solid waste in another room, nowhere near the litter box. They are able to get the litter box at all times and it is cleaned out every 1 to 2 days.
I have recently found solid waste in another room, nowhere need the litter box. They are able to get the litter box at all times and it is cleaned out every 1 to 2 days.
just took my 2 year old girls out of daycare & need help thinking of things we could make together to keep them bussy?
I'm on a low budget soo i need some ideas of things that are around the house to make things they are 2 years old twin girls and i want them to be able to get involed with out getting too messy but i do understand that thats part of the fun!!! thanks i lost my job and could not afford daycare anymore soo i want them to learn still any help would be great!!
Asked by tabetha 8 years ago
I'm thinking about making a tesla coil with my gang of kids. We have done experiments with inductance (made a motor) and capacitance (Leyden jar). Oddly enough I'm slightly nervous dealing with that amount of voltage. Any thoughts?
Posted by abugslife99 5 years ago
I will be checking periodically for abuses of this, but I have set the permissions to allow all of the group members to be able to add any relevant instructables that you see while browsing around.
Posted by jauncourt 9 years ago
I would like to receive the plans for the kids ride on crane project for use in my classroom.
Asked by Rick Webster 5 years ago
I think the "kids" category should be integrated with the "community blog" section because it has only 15 topics and no next button on the bottom, and it is rare for a topic to show up there.... What I'm saying is that section is not getting a lot of replies and should be joined with the community blog
Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago
Most people (mainly mothers) think that imaginary friends are something to do with loneliness or depression but are they real? do they really exist? Is it really something wrong in our heads that cause it? Can you help me answer my question? Thanks -Cherish
Asked by babieCherish 8 years ago
I am now having a part-time job, which is teaching a kid with simple mathe and chinese. The boy's father has a high expectation with him, so I cannot just play games with the boy and I am supposed to teach him something in the textbook. And after teaching him for a week, I found that it is really difficult for him to focus on what i am saying. Like when I was drawing apples and telling him how to count numbers, he was completely concerntrated. And once I finished talking, he started to ask questions like why Tom Cat always chases Jerry Mouse.... Also, sometimes he interrupt me and ask why he has something that other girls don't have. I was so embarrassed because his father was in the next room. Sincerely, how to teach him?
Asked by Lzx 6 years ago
My two year old outgrew her "Princess Toddler bed" and it was time to move her to a regular bed. She has gone from Cradle, to interim playpen, to crib, to fire truck toddler bed (because it was the one with the highest sides we could find when she started jumping out of her crib at 10 months), then to princess bed.. Even though the rest of our house is decorated using modern decor, I really wanted to keep the "French" theme I did when I originally setup her nursery... Because this was her 6th bed, the thought of spending $899 and up for a bed in this category (and not even made out of wood) I got discouraged and decided to buy an inexpensive IKEA bed. When I arrived at IKEA and started looking through the options, again I decided to hold off and not buy anything. As I was leaving the store, I found various items on sale. One of the items was an unfinished bed, for $30!!!! The bed was low to the ground like we needed it. The unfinished wood was not something I wanted, but for $30 I could live with it. At home depot, I purchased decorative wood applique's for the headboard and the foot board ($12 for both). On my way to the cash register I discovered that home depot sells pre-fab unfinished table legs. These legs would make perfect posts for a bed!!! I glued the appliques, screwed and glued the legs in. Then I went online and ordered Milk Paint (non-toxic, no smell, natural paint) in cream and also in white... A few days later it arrived, and I was able to paint the entire bed in about 2 hours (with re-coats). I am very happy with the results. Her room is "a work in progress, her bed is done.
Posted by SniperEve 10 years ago
My 2 year old daughter appears to enjoy the very basic geeky things that she's gotten her hands on so far. Things like plugging headphones into the iPad to listen to music; building things with large Lego blocks; turning torches on and off; playing with little remote-controlled-cars etc etc. I'd like to see how she gets on with some sort of basic "electronics kit" which allows her to experiment a little while teaching her some very basic principals (like circuits require both a power source and a load). All existing electronics kits I've seen would be way to advanced for her. For example, she's years away from being able to understand what "completing a circuit" means (i.e. any kits which require you to connect both a negative and positive cable from power source to actuator would be way to abstract for her). I'm thinking of making her a very, very basic "electronics kit". Each component would be in its own little tinted, semi-transparent box. There would be several "sources" of electrical power (small battery pack, PV cells, little hand-cranked dynamo etc). Each source module would have a single large DC socket to send power to another module. Each source would produce about 3 volts and would have short-circuit protection. There would be several "actuator" modules like a lamp, motor, door bell, volt meter, radio etc. These modules would each have a single small DC socket. Cables would have a large DC socket on one end and a small DC socket on the other. The use of large DC sockets on the power source modules and small DC sockets on the actuator modules should make it mechanically impossible to create a "wrong" circuit (like connecting a battery pack to a PV cell). And maybe some basic "control" modules like a switch, light-operated switch, oscillator etc. Each control module would have both a small DC socket (power input) and a large DC socket (power output to actuator). Each class of module (actuator, controller, power source) would have its own colour. My first question is: does a similar kit exist for purchase? If not, I'll make the kit for my daughter, unless anyone has good evidence that such a project would still be way to advanced for a 2 year old. Of course, I'll start with the real basics like just a battery module, switch, light and two cables to see how she gets on with it.
Posted by jack_kelly 5 years ago
Times are bad and my kids bord. Making inexpencive outdoor playtime fin in the sin!
Ok, why shouldn't there be a contest, for kids 0-16 year olds... this is because many contests contains electric things like circuit boards and programming where many kids like me cannot understand at all! Also, why couldn't kids enter most contests, such as the back to school contest. This is why I believe there should be contests or challenges that kids can enter. Comment below if you have any suggestions or disagreements.
Posted by NXTHacker 5 years ago
Hey this is Brett. I have something that's extremely important for you to know. You need to READ with your KIDS! You need to do it regularly! You need to do it at the same time each day! It's been proven that kids who are read to by a parent can read better, earlier! In this day and age far too many kids are dropped off at a daycare and plopped in front of a TV set. I remember the good old days, growing up on the farm. As a four year old I remember settling down with Mom in front of our wood-burning stove. I would stare at the dancing flames as Mom would read "Dick and Jane" to me. The older children would do something constructive like a jigsaw puzzle or draw pictures at the kitchen table. Dad would sit off to one side of the room and carve us some small animal figures out of walnut. Thinking back to those days really brings back those feelings of warmth and security. It tears my heart out to think about my grandchildren and what they might have to look back on. Instead of the glow of a cheery fire and the safety of Mom's lap. They might look back and only remember the cold glow of the computer screen and the uncaring embrace of a beanbag chair. Once again, Please. Please read to your children. This really works! Books on tape just don't cut it. I read to my own children every night from the books they picked out. They've grown up now and are starting their own families. I hope that they'll think back to their nights with Dad and pass on this tradition of reading to their kids. Thanks, Brett.
Posted by DELETED_Brett Briner 9 years ago
I have a question, do any of you have any method for interactive bedtime stories? When I come home from work, and it's late, Molly's already slowly getting ready to sleep. I read her stories, we watch cartoons together, but it probably is not the best way to spend time the evening together. I don't want to play with my kid in activities that envolve motion, because I know that even after 15 minutes, Molly will awaken and will never go to sleep.
Posted by Fewolow 3 years ago
Pirate ship bedroom? Shiver me timbers! Designer Steve Kuhl used 2x12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. "But that's not all. The room is also decked out with a rope bridge that connects the pirate ship to the top of a jail cell, and a rope suspended from the ship's hull provides drop-in access to the closet. There's also a completely hidden spiral slide, that lets you travel downstairs in a more adventurous way." Check out this pirate ship bedroom, there's 14 pictures that show the bedroom from all angles and even a computer model that illustrates the spiral slide. via: mymodernmet.com
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago
Next week we will be starting the SINGER Kids Crafts Contest!We want to see some awesome projects for kids or for kids to do that involve sewing. It can involve a needle and thread or a sewing machine, but most importantly it needs to be a fun project that a kid can do. To make it extra fun, SINGER is going to be putting up some awesome sewing machines as prizes. A sweet serger and some other sewing machines will be going out to those who make the best Instructables.UPDATE: To make the contest even bigger, we're going beyond crafts made by kids and also including crafts made for kids.
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
I really would like to be famous, and everyone says that i'm a great actor and full of life.
Asked by cake102 8 years ago
Hi all, I'd love help with ideas in building an indoor jungle gym for my kids. You can see one version here, but over $700! http://www.limikids.com/ Ideally, I'd like it have a ladder, trapeze, and rings. Not sure how to make it stable--- floor to ceiling? Possible to easily assemble/ disassemble? Thanks, Michael
Posted by Michael H 7 years ago
When giving away lots of little gifts to kids it's easy to just give away cheap toys that will quickly be forgotten. This blog post has some great alternative ideas for quick gifts to make that have a lot more personality. Cute gnomes, hot chocolate kits, jingling necklaces, and more in the links at the bottom. Check it out. Link via CRAFT
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Does anyone have any good "food crafts" to do with a group of middle and high school kids? No baking or stoves.
The group of kids I have coming to the library has been asking for play-with-your-food type programs. Over the summer, I offered a "sweet sushi" workshop, where the kids cut sircles out of poundcake, and using fruit by the foot, swedish fish, coconut shreds, and white frosting, made everything look like sushi rolls. I'd love to find more ideas like this one -- we all love to play with our food!!
Asked by oakleyt 8 years ago
When I was little I learned how to solder by building a heathkit. Sadly, they are no more. So what would be a good project for kids to build? I repaired an LED 'sword' for my 10 year old daughter this evening and she asked if I would teach her to solder. Of course! I would be so proud. But I need some good ideas for projects.
Asked by SteveDonie 9 years ago
Halloween is coming! It may still be a little bit in the future, but a truly great costume requires some planning, especially if you're going to be making it for a kid. To help you out, we've compiled a list of Halloween Instructables that can be used for a kid's costume. Be sure to check them all out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Costumes Halloween Decorations Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Toddler Flintstone Car by lemaster63 A total Instructables classic, this describes the process of making a Flintstones car to go with Pebbles and Bambam outifts. Make a pirate eye patch for your kids by hobbyman.se Every pirate outfit needs an eyepatch and with a small project like this the kids cen help make it as well! How to make a superhero cape! by jessyratfink Want to be a Marvel superhero or maybe your own invented superhero? Then you're probably going to need a cape so read this and start making one today! How to make a child skunk costume by Honus This skunk outfit was made to introduce an Instructablers' son to the spirit of Halloween. He must've loved it because he had another cool outfit the next year as well. Giant Toothbrush by caitlinsdad This huge toothbrush goes along with a dentist outfit, but you can use these ideas to make any other huge prop you want. Almost any costume is improved with a cool prop to hold. Kid's Obi Wan Costume by CementTruck Show off your young one's connection with The Force by creating a custom Jedi outfit. You probably won't even have to buy much new material. How to Make a Chicken Costume by bethaldridge Turn the kids into chicks for Halloween and then give them a ride in a cart for some cute overload. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue by KaptinScarlet Another classic Instructable, you can easily make your own custom wand for a Harry Potter outfit. It's so simple you'll probably end up making a bunch. Expelliarmus! How to Make a Pucca Costume by kawaiicrafter A dead simple outfit with great results. Turn your kid into an animated character for a day! How to Make a Naruto Style Headband by laminterious Turn a soda can into a nice shiny headband. You can copy the Naruto design or make up your own.
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
I want to work with my daughter to build a fun robot but it seems like there are some many choices out there for platforms, controllers, software etc. I think I'm leaning towards a platform from DFrobot. http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=37_111&product_id=97#.VaL4sZNVhBc And an Arduino based controller like this, http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=35_104&product_id=1176#.VaL45pNVhBc To control and make it move I'm thinking that Ardublock could be a good choice. http://blog.ardublock.com/ I'm curious if this community has any thoughts on my choices... or alternative ideas. Thanks, Phil
Posted by filthyPhil 3 years ago
I volunteer on Saturdays in Watts/LA for a program with kids from grades 4-6. The program involves 6-8 week "classes" taught by volunteers, and I'm an assistant for a new class on architecture. We're building a structure, and I want to include both lighting and sound. For lighting, I sincerely apologize, I have no experience and not much time, can someone recommend a simple way to let the kids build some different LED effects, ideally AC powered, that they could incorporate into the scaffolding we built last week in first class (the structure will be about 6x6feet.) The second question, I think sound is essential to architecture, I happen to have some sanyo MP3 players, I was thinking of buying small MP3 speakers for each, and then letting kids experiment with what a wash of different sounds and music would sound like within the structure.Amazon MP3 speakers start at 20$. Any other options? I think it would be great to have strpped down speakers so that kids can build the speaker housing to incorporate into the architecture. I can find + and - on a battery. Thats about the level of my competence.
Posted by heymary 5 years ago
Answer quickly and get a best answer! NM
Asked by NatNoBrains 7 years ago
Asked by karladon1 7 years ago
I have popsicle sticks, paper clips, cardboard, string, and that sort of stuff. I am going to be babysitting three kids ages 7,8, and 9 I believe. So does anyone know of any safe and easy Instructables? (Also i don't have any LED lights or anything like that.)
Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago
Asked by lockpick 8 years ago
Hey guys, I am in a creative slump with some great supplies and no ideas. My wife runs a fabric coop and as a result we have a bunch of large cardboard tubes, roughly 8in in diameter, about 5 1/2 ft long. We also have a very energetic 15month old who climbs and plays with everything. I'm trying to think of something I can build him out of these rather than let them go to waste. I thought maybe a little log cabin,but it seems a bit too much. A Ball pit sounds good but it might be too hard edged. Any ideas?
Posted by itskeiser 5 years ago
Ok, my son is 2 and has a race-car bed just like every little kid dreams of (my ex-mother-in-law found it for him at a yard sale) I want to coordinate his bedroom around this bed, because it's such a big part of the room and kind of hard to ignore the shape. I saw this kids dresser made by step 2 that's shaped like a tool chest (pictures to be included), and it's really neat and would go great with the garage theme I'm planning, but the only problems are 1) it doesn't seem to hold much, and 2) it's kind of pricey. so I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to make a dresser that has a similar look to it. I do have some basic woodworking skills, but not much in the way of tools. I can rent other tools, but I pretty much have a hammer, a drill, and POSSIBLY a circular saw (I'm not sure if we've got one of those). it doesn't have to be perfect, but I really want to try and do this for my son.
Asked by anyanca1987 5 years ago