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Print This: Wedding Puzzle Page for Antsy Little Guests

by M.E. Russell

Wedding activity pages | Free printable!

Weddings can be exciting, emotional, and/or stressful times for everybody involved - except for the younger guests. For them, the majority of the day is dull, dull, and duller. Sure, it's awesome when the cake gets cut, but little Johnny couldn't care less about the best man's speech. If you're planning an upcoming wedding and want to give the kids something extra to do during the quiet times, gather up some crayons and print a few off a few...

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Suitcase Furniture

by DIY Maven

Suited Case by Erik De Nijs2 Suitcase Furniture by Erik De Nijs

Inspired by the tired traveler, Erik De Nijs created 'Suited Case', a collection of luggage that fashions a couch. Put together like a puzzle, the four suitcases create a comfy--and familiar--place to sit while you're waiting for your connection. Baggage fees might be an issue, however. ;)

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How to make a ‘Word Search’ greeting card!

by DIY Maven

created on: 08/26/08

Curbly has siblings. One of them is called Teacherly, and, as you can probably guess, it’s an on-line resource for teachers. However, it also has a very awesomely cool FREE feature called ‘word search creator’. Teachers use such things as word search puzzles as, well, teaching tools, but they also can come in handy for paper crafters too. With a little help from Teacherly, here’s my very easy technique for making a one-of-a-kind greeting card!

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The NO Maintenance Bonzai

by DIY Maven


I love bonzai, but I don’t have any in the house. Just the idea of it makes me a little nervous. I have a fairly green thumb, but I’d worry about the little bugger’s demise constantly. The Atomic Bonzai might be a good alternative to we bonsai-loving bonsai- phobes. It’s actually a 3-D sculptural puzzle that stands 7" x 7" when fully assembled. Available at Nova68 for $24.99, and ships free via ground within the U.S. No pruning, no watering, no...

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How to make a Tangram Puzzle.

by DIY Maven

A great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year would be to make a Tangram Puzzle, which is also known as ‘seven pieces of cleverness’. Why are these puzzles so clever? Read on!

The Props:

  • a square piece of paper (my 3.5" square piece worked great)
  • a scissors

The Proceedure:

First, fold your paper in half and then half again. Unfold, rotate and repeat the process. When you’re done, your square should be divided into 16 squares, like so:

Next, using your...

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Peel and Stick Cork Puzzle Tiles

by DIY Maven

Check out Mio Cultures’ very cool--and environmentally friendly--peel and stick cork ModuTiles ($95). They’re sold in sets of six tan and six chocolate colored tiles that cover 12 square feet. Configure them any way you please to make rugs or runners. Use the adhesive tabs for temporary installation, or install them permanently over an entire floor using standard cork flooring adhesives and finishes. To increase they’re durability for...

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Art a la the Rubik's Cube, and how to solve and build your own.

by Chris Gardner

Apparently, solving a Rubik's Cube is either something you can do, or something you can't: you either know the tricks, or you don't. (I can't, and don't.)

Fortunately, these toysters know the tricks, and can manipulate the simply colored blocks into large scale works of art.

(from art.blogging.la)
(from ws.binghamton,edu)
If you'd like to build your own Rubik's Cube, check out this DIY Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube Instructable.
If you wanna learn...

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More Puzzling Floors

by DIY Maven

A few weeks ago we had puzzle carpet, now we have puzzle wood flooring. Puzzle Floor™ pieces are made of 5/8" solid northern hardwood which ‘is precision-manufactured...to allow for perfect alignment and fit.” The 13" x 13" squares are available in 13 different colors, and according to the company’s website, installation sounds DIY-able. I just have one question about this sudden influx of puzzle flooring. Why just floor applications? Why not...

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