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DIY | Slow Cooker Crayon Recycling

DIY | Slow Cooker Crayon Recycling
Overview Here's a do it yourself tutorial outlining how to recycle stubby bits of old single-color crayons into chunky multicolored custom crayons using a slow cooker. We'll jump right into ...
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/ DIY Projects, experiment, stem

DIY | Chalkboard Panels

DIY | Chalkboard Panels
Overview These DIY chalkboard panels support creativity, self-expression, and the development of early literacy and numeracy skills. They are simple and inexpensive to make, easy to store, and can be ...
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DIY | Growing Greens

DIY | Growing Greens
Overview Growing fresh greenery from the tippy top of a root vegetable is a simple project that'll introduce kids to the Scientific Process and help them hone observation and care ...
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/ DIY Experiments, plants, stem play

DIY | Classroom Pulley System

DIY | Classroom Pulley System
The various pulley systems I installed for the kids to play with back in our family child care days were very popular with the kids in our care. Pulling the ...
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Five Reasons To DIY With Kids

Five Reasons To DIY With Kids
Overview I've been sharing Do It Yourself articles here at Playvolution HQ since founding the site and realized it might be a good idea to pull together a post about ...
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DIY | Pool Noodle Ramps

DIY | Pool Noodle Ramps
Overview Making DIY pool noodle ramps could not be easier and playing with them offers kids many learning opportunities. Ramp play is full of opportunities to hone small muscle skills ...
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/ Other Toys, stem play

DIY Video | More DIY Index Card Blocks

DIY Video | More DIY Index Card Blocks
Here's a video with a simple DIY idea--index card blocks ...
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/ block play, DIY Blocks, video

Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 4: Clamps

Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 4: Clamps
Overview In part 4 of this series, we're digging in to clamps. (Check out previous posts on Safety Gear, Pounding Tools, and Measuring, Marking, And Leveling Tools.) Clamps are useful ...
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/ diy, DIY Tool Use, stem play, tools
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