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26 DIY Projects That Make Your Kids Say, "Whoa!"

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1. Make shark attack soap for your kid's bathroom.

Now your kid's bathroom can be scary for another reason. Find the DIY at Soap Queen.
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Now your kid's bathroom can be scary for another reason. Find the DIY at Soap Queen.

2. Transform an old entertainment center into a kid’s dream play kitchen.

Find an in-depth how to at Giggleberry Creations.

3. Re-purpose an old tire into an en-tire-ly original kid's seat.

It even has storage for toys and books. Learn how to make it at Grillo Designs.
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It even has storage for toys and books. Learn how to make it at Grillo Designs.

4. You can also make a tire into this adorable backyard rocker.

Learn more on Wiki How.
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Learn more on Wiki How.

5. Speaking of the backyard, this airplane swing will seriously impress your little ones.

Find out how to build one yourself on Ana White.
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Find out how to build one yourself on Ana White.

6. Older kids, meanwhile, will want this skateboard swing in their yard. Like, now.

Why didn’t our parents think of this stuff? Learn how to DIY your own on Wiki How.
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Why didn’t our parents think of this stuff? Learn how to DIY your own on Wiki How.

7. Use Kool-Aid to make the most colorful play slime ever.

Learn how at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

8. You can also whip up some glow in the dark playdough.

It’s all natural, too. Find the how-to on Fun at Home With Kids.
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It’s all natural, too. Find the how-to on Fun at Home With Kids.

9. Watch your kid's jaw drop with this science experiment that makes flowers change color.

Super easy, super affordable. Learn how at Go Science Girls.
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Super easy, super affordable. Learn how at Go Science Girls.

10. DIY these no-sew Minecraft pillows.

Find the DIY at Surviving a Teacher's Salary.

11. An old lamp + action figures = the coolest kid's lamp ever.

Learn how on Instructables.

12. Let your kids play a few games of night bowling.

If you've got a couple bucks, you can do this. Learn more at Growing A Jeweled Rose.
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If you've got a couple bucks, you can do this. Learn more at Growing A Jeweled Rose.

13. Turn a regular fan into an amazing rainbow one.

Rainbow or not, your voice will still sound like Darth Vader. Find the how-to on DIY Home Tips.
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Rainbow or not, your voice will still sound like Darth Vader. Find the how-to on DIY Home Tips.

14. Grow wonderfully colorful crystals right at home.

Learn how at Dollar Store Crafts.

15. Put the final touches on your playroom by DIYing a ball pit.

Easy peasy.
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Easy peasy.

16. Turn travel into a blast with this portable Lego kit.

Check out the tutorial on Mamma.Papa.Bubba.
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Check out the tutorial on Mamma.Papa.Bubba.

17. Want more Lego awesomeness? Make this Lego table!

Learn how to make it on Our Wee Family.
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Learn how to make it on Our Wee Family.

18. Keep your small fry busy way longer than usual by DIYing this toddler busy board.

Learn how at Team V Education.

19. DIY a flameless fire pit so your kid's indoor campouts feel like the real thing.

Learn how at Bldg 25.

20. Make a see-through outdoor painting easel.

Here's a fun idea — have your kid's friend or sibling stand on the other side of the glass so your kid can easily paint their portrait. Find the DIY at Fix This Build That.
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Here's a fun idea — have your kid's friend or sibling stand on the other side of the glass so your kid can easily paint their portrait. Find the DIY at Fix This Build That.

21. Set up a robot building play station.

Perfect for parties or an afternoon activity.
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Perfect for parties or an afternoon activity.

22. Set up an American Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course.

Learn more at Frugal Fun For Girls And Boys.

23. Put a race course for Matchbox cars in your backyard.

Learn more at DIY Projects.

24. Serve ice cream in droolworthy bowls made out of chocolate.

It looks way harder than it is, thanks to this DIY using balloons.
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It looks way harder than it is, thanks to this DIY using balloons.

25. Build this spectacularly-shaped cardboard house.

Find the how-to at Tales of a Monkey, a Bit, and a Bean.

26. And if you want to REALLY go for it with cardboard boxes, you can make this a-maze-ing masterpiece.

Find 30 other incredible things you can do with a cardboard box here.
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Find 30 other incredible things you can do with a cardboard box here.

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