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Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed. The basic design is pretty simple.

Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed

There are five plywood panels (two sides, two headboards, and a middle). You'll cut them out, use a router on the edges (if you want), sand, finish, and screw them together. Supplies: Two 4x8' sheets of 3/4" plywood 1-1/4" wood screws1-3/4" wood screwsPolyurethane, paint, or another finish (optional) Tools: CNC router with a 4x8' bed (optional*)Hand drillMeasuring tapeTable router (optional)SandpaperPaint brush *I used a CNC router because they have one at the TechShop I'm a member of (I made it at TechShop,

Teacher Gift Ideas: Crayon Pencil Vase - A Pumpkin And A Princess. Back to school is right around the corner and its time to start thinking about teacher gift ideas!

Teacher Gift Ideas: Crayon Pencil Vase - A Pumpkin And A Princess

Here’s a quick project that uses a recycled tin can to create a festive crayon pencil vase for a special teacher in your child’s life. I recently askedon my facebook page when school started and many said in the next week or two. My kids have a few more weeks but I’m already thinking of back to school ideas and teacher gifts! Over the weekend the kids and I made several back to school crafts that we will share with you soon! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy crayon vase to hold pencils, pens, or other school supplies in.

Build Your Own Batteries! Have you ever wanted to make your own batteries?

Build Your Own Batteries!

I will show you how to make one using ordinary household items.The batteries are very small, and to power bigger things, You may need to make more and connect them. Please Note I have almost no money. If you would like to see more great projects like this, Please Donate Here Today's Project was Funded by : Waztsn! To Build this, You will need Water Carbon Rod Zinc strip Wires Empty spice container Hot Glue gun Salt Something small powered by small batteries Thats all you need to make your own battery! Woven Finger-Knitting Hula-Hoop Rug DIY. Here we go!

Woven Finger-Knitting Hula-Hoop Rug DIY

I’m so excited to kick off this series of finger-knitting projects. For the first project, B proffered his largest ball of finger-knitting for us all to try weaving a rug! This project is super-fun and easy to do. The rug was made on a hula hoop loom, using an old t-shirt for the warp and a massively huge ball of finger knitting for the weft. I based this project on an incredible t-shirt hula hoop rug I saw on the Disney Family Fun site, where they used strips of t-shirts for the weft.

My son’s ball started with four-finger finger-knitting(click here for a how-to) and switched mid-ball to single-finger finger-knitting. I have to say that although this project was easy for the kids to work on, I think the size of it was a bit overwhelming. My suggestion is to sit down and do a little bit of finger knitting, finish it off, ball it up and add it to a basket. I’ve been going nutty with finger-knitting. Here is the DIY for the hula hoop rug: Materials: Scissors Voila!

Xo anne. Fun Kids Crafts, Science Projects, and More. 9.

Fun Kids Crafts, Science Projects, and More

Final touches! The final touches are all that’s left! We decided to make some signs out of cardboard and some tools from two toothpicks and some paper. Now we have an awesome Mine Shaft Marble Slide! You can do any theme here, maybe your slide will be a roller coaster, a jungle, or a cool water park. Don’t forget to post pictures of your version in the Your Photo Projects section of! 8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws.

Have you ever pried a straw out of the mouth of a young child, only to find it macerated and dripping in saliva?

8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws

Let’s all let out a collective “eeeewww.” In general, my “clever uses” articles are meant to teach people how to get a second use out of something disposable. In the case of straws, I’m honestly going to have to suggest that you be very picky about which straws you reuse. I really don’t expect anyone to reuse chewed up, spit-covered drinking straws. Now: It is not too gross to wash plastic drinking straws and save them for DIY projects. When the plastic drinking straws are clean and dry and you’ve amassed a decent-sized collection, try your hand at one of the following projects. Drinking straw lamp shade: The L.A. The straw cluster chandelier: Design Sponge featured a spiky-looking straw cluster chandelier. Woven coasters: According to Country Living, woven drinking straws are a great material to make coasters from.

No sew teepee.