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Maker Projects- Primarily Paper. Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. 3D Printing. Custom Holograms. Make It @ Your Library. Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. - DIY. Lego Challenges. DESIGN SQUAD NATION . Home. How to Write an Instructable. The first question from every new Instructabler is "what should I write about?

How to Write an Instructable

" The simple answer is... anything. If you have enough passion to create a project, then you have the passion to share it. You should preferably publish something original, but with tens of thousands of projects already published here, it's possible that somebody else has already had a go at your idea, even if you thought of it by yourself. Don't let that put you off. It's quite likely that many people will prefer your style of writing, or find your instructions easier to follow.

You should use an Instructable to... Show us what you have made. Instructables - How to make anything. Maker Ed's Young Makers program. Maker Faire. Raspberry Pi - Teach, Learn, and Make with Raspberry Pi. Official website of Stikbot. The Tinkering Studio.

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Challenge Cards. Activities. KEVA Lesson Plan 130909 Mindware. Kids coding the curriculum - Home. Curriculum - Wonder Workshop - US. Ozobot. Squishy Circuits. Wearables & e-textiles. Maker's Space. Cardboard Creations. Home - Thinkfun. Raging Rapids. Raging Rapids is a nicely designed tile puzzle by Thinkfun (formerly Binary Arts).

Raging Rapids

It consists of a raft and twelve paddlers. The paddlers are supposed to fit inside the raft, all facing the same way. Each paddler has on its base a rectangular tile, with dents and tabs along the edges so that it is shaped a bit like a jigsaw puzzle piece. The raft has a large rectangular floor, also with dents and tabs along the edges. The paddlers are marked on the bottom of their tile by a unique letter, ranging from A to L. In case you want to place the pieces back into the packaging, the arrangement used in the packaging is reproduced in the next picture. There are two challenges. It is actually a little tricky just to get all the paddlers in the raft regardless of their directions. The picture below shows the solution of the first challenge, where all paddlers face in the direction of the red rope.

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"where math, science, and creativity meet" PowerClix® - Guidecraft. Sphero Edu. Dash and Dot. Makerspace / The Cardboard Challenge and Challenge Cards. Osmo. 100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids. By Kristie Lewis Engineering and fun aren't always two things that kids naturally associate with one another, but there are hundreds of ways to make engineering, physics and design fun and challenging for kids.

100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids

Here are 100 great experiments that will let kids construct, play, learn and grow, all while they study the fundamentals of engineering. Basics These projects focus on the basics of motion, force and other essentials of physics. Balls and Ramp. Light and Electricity Let kids have fun understanding how to harness light and electricity. Create your own light bulb. Structures Kids will have a blast trying to put together these building projects. Build a Bird House. Materials Through these projects, children can see how different materials act and work in structures. Create the perfect play dough. Travel and Movement Learn about planes, trains, automobiles and all kinds of movement through these ideas.

Paper Airplanes. Harnessing Nature Create a compass. Environment. (38) Flexicube Blocks Full Tutorial. Mini Folded Paper Stars. Who doesn’t love a project with a little magic?

Mini Folded Paper Stars

Today’s paper art activity, Mini Folded Paper Stars has a reveal that is definitely worth waiting for! Mini Folded Paper Stars are perfect for a rainy afternoon stuck inside, they may add a little brightness to your family’s creative day! This project is great for children ages 7+ but younger children can definitely take part by decorating them and having an adult or older sibling assist them in the cutting and folding process. Like most of the paper projects on Babble Dabble Do, Mini Folded Paper Stars use a minimum of materials. You can make them using regular copy paper but for a sturdier star I recommend printing the template on cardstock. This post contains affiliate links. Today’s project is sponsored by the amazing Sakura of America. Sakura has a host of amazing projects ideas on their website.

Note: I highly recommend you watch the video of the folding process. (38) dutchpapergirl. Moving Toys. Robots. Robot Automaton. Robot Rally | Robot Automaton')"> My 6-year-old has always been fascinated by how things work, so I knew I had to try out this cardboard automaton with him.

Robot Automaton

I love that it’s a fun way for him to play with simple machines; and it also creates a really cool art piece! To build your own automaton, you’ll need: Cardboard box (like your Kiwi Crate box) Scissors or craft knife (for grown-up use only!) Wooden skewers Drinking straw Drinking glass or other round object (for tracing a circle) Masking tape or scotch tape Decorative materials such as pipe cleaners, stiff paper, and markers Optional materials: Hot glue gun Rubber band The first step is to cut the top off the box.