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Build Hello Kitty’s World One Mega Blok At A Time!

Hello Kitty, the worldwide cultural icon, cartoon star and ambassador from Japan to China and Hong Kong, has an immensely huge following, and it’s only natural that fans would want to personally take part in building her little world. Mega Bloks to the rescue!

Win A Professional Gardening Kit From Instructables “Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening Contest”

It’s nearly time to put away your spade and watering can, and let nature reclaim your garden for the Winter season. But with the science of hydroponics and other indoor gardening techniques, your green thumb can shine all year. Share your best indoor gardening techniques, and you could win a nice prize pack!

Need A Little Kabbage To Finance Your Small Business?

Even with the economy relaxing somewhat, bank loans are still a little tight and VC money is not always available for small businesses. So SME entrepreneurs today are seeking more creative ways to obtain capital to finance their business. One such new method to secure funds is from the appropriately named platform, Kabbage.

Win A Galaxy Nexus Tablet & Much More In The Instructables Holiday Contest!

Instructables is hoping to award 18 creative inventors with a slew of awesome prizes for demonstrating how to build the greatest Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza gifts of all time. Show off your special holiday themed gifts, décor and snacks for a chance to win 2 second visit from Santa!

Win A Set Of High End DIY Goods Via The “Build My Lab Contest”

Tekla Labs and Instructables have teamed up to present the Build My Lab Contest, where they are hoping for brilliant DIY’ers to create helpful lab equipment that real scientists can use, as well as creative “Lab Hacks” to make their jobs easier. You know you want that Dremel Kit!

Eco-Dough: For Kids Who Try To Eat All Their Toys!

Seriously though, Eco-Dough is an all-natural and creative substitute to that other ultra-popular modeling clay toy, but mostly composed of fruit, vegetable and plant extracts. If your kid has a nasty reaction to the wheat filled alternative, you’ll want to check this stuff out!

Invent Six-Ringed Wearable Art, Win $4,000!

The Origomu Master & Protégé Contest is challenging inventors and an underprivileged female friend of theirs to design and share an empowering accessory using those plastic six-pack rings that end up killing marine life when they hit the ocean for a chance to win thousands of dollars.

Win A 3D Printer & More From Maker Geeks’ Hardware Hacking Contest!

Maker Geeks and Instructables have teamed up for a contest to showcase the best ways the DIY community hacks hardware to make out-of-the-box retail goodies function exactly how we want them to. Who’s ready to share how to hack cameras, smart phones and PC’s for prizes?

Is Crayola’s Create2Destroy Series The Creation Toy Of The Year?

They’re just as destructive and creative as they are fun, and I really think that Crayola finally developed the art toy that every little boy on the planet wants: Something to build, smash and rebuild all over again. Then again, dinosaurs make everything better…

8 Best Ideas For Slightly Twisted Thanksgiving Décor

People seem to take Thanksgiving decorating way too seriously! The lack of funny stuff for Thanksgiving is appalling. We need our readers to represent and send in your best wild, wacky, crazy and OMG funny Thanksgiving decoration photos! After scouring the internet, here's what we found as the 8 Best Ideas for Slightly Twisted Thanksgiving Decor:

Eight Cutest DIY Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Kids love crafts, and they love showing off their creations. Thanksgiving, with gatherings of family and friends, is the perfect time to indulge kids with easy to make cute crafts. Here are 8 of my favorites:

13 Fun Ways To Play With Your Food This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to remember America’s beginnings, when the Pilgrims and the Native Americans made peace and broke bread together. It also is a time for family and friends to gather around the table for food and thankfulness, followed by football and some more football. Evidently, it can also be a great time for super-silliness. Here are some ridiculous and fun ways to play with your food this Thanksgiving...

Showcase Your Shining Invention For Radio Shack’s Make It Glow Contest!

Radio Shack and Instructables.com have teamed up to award the inventors who can make and share how to create some fun light-up projects a fantastic bundle of glowing goodies, including an iPad, CHAUVET blacklight, and a Canon camera!

Meet Momiji Dolls: The Toy With A Little Love Inside

The Momiji family of modern doll figurines continues to grow with darling new designs on a regular basis, and for good reason: Reading the sweet note tucked inside from whomever gave you the Momiji is half of the fun!

Crazy Thanksgiving Outfits For The Slightly Insane Family

Crazy Thanksgiving Outfits don’t want to be left behind in the rush to hideous dress up this holiday season. Perfect for wearing to Black Friday shopping frenzies or for waiting for a balloon-crash during the big Parade, these get-ups will either make you say “Awwww” or “Eeeewwww.” Here's our favorite Thankgiving outfits:

Check Out NASA’s Top LEGO Creations From The “Imagine Our Future Beyond Earth Competition!”

Earlier this year, NASA and LEGO teamed up for two contests that ignited the imaginations of anyone with an idea of the sorts of new vehicles that we might see in orbit in the near future. Let’s take a peek at the winners!

Eight Most Inventive DIY Problem Solvers From LifeHacker

The popular website Lifehacker.com has a really cool ongoing contest called the MacGyver Challenge. Readers are given a task each week to “hack” an everyday household item into something inventive and clever.  From binder clips to wine corks and more, here are some of the best and most useful  ideas to date from the MacGyver Challenge!

Meet Massbricks: My First Construction Toy

They’re huge, colorful, strong, your kids can’t choke on them, and they won’t hurt if you step on them a fraction as much as their smaller and more popular cousin, making Massbricks a great introduction to the wild world of construction toys!

Down To The Wire Hair? 5 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Dog

If you love to make things yourself, you have to visit Instructables.com, where you can learn to easily make almost anything you want.  All the items are from other DIY'ers offering photos and guided instructions, sometimes videos, demonstrating their DIY designs.  Here are five adorable, innovative dog Halloween costumes from Instructables that you can easily and inexpensively make yourself....

 

Your Important Files Are In Good, Cute Hands With Deego Toys!

Deego Toys’ roly-poly collection of characters are the perfect balance of external file storage and hip urban vinyl toys. This combo of art and technology certainly makes for a much cuter workstation!