Gumball Machine Fish Tank

No, your eyes are not deceiving you:  that is a goldfish swimming in a gumball machine.

Click here for steps to make this from Instructables.com.

Here at The MAKESHOP Show, we love creative ideas for reusing old things and we know kids do, too. So we’re sharing this project idea for transforming an old gumball machine into a real, usable fish tank! PLUS, these instructions will also teach you the basics for turning other vessels into comfy fish homes.

Click here for the how-to on Instructables.com by maker wold630.

Some important notes on this project:

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Warm Fuzzies Hand Warmers

By Guest Maker Theresa Baughmanfinale

These rice filled heating pads are great for colds, toothaches, muscle aches, cold winter days, glove warmers, heating pads, headaches and more. They are a simple sewing project perfect for young makers or those new to sewing technique. Plus, there’s tons of room to be creative! Don’t miss
our inventive suggestions at the end.

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Upcycled Necktie Father’s Day Gifts

Necktie Wallet – Click here to learn how!

The old joke is that all dads get neckties for Father’s Day. But not your dad – YOUR dad is lucky enough to have a kid-maker! Makers love using old things in surprising new ways – its earth-friendly and, in the case of Father’s Day, can put a hip new spin on familiar gifts.

So we hunted the internet for the greatest gifts for dad made from old neckties:

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Backyard Zip Line

Click here for instructions from eHow.com!

Kid makers, can you imagine zooming across your backyard on your own zip line? A zip line is a tight, inclined cord that has a handle on a pulley. You grab the handle, lift your feet and the pulley and gravity “zip” you down to the lower end! Professional zip lines can be as high as rainforest treetops. If you don’t have your own rainforest, build a safer, lower version to zoom down with your friends in your own backyard.

(Now, we know what you’re thinking: “YIKES!” But with an adult helper and common sense, a low zip line can be tons of fun and no more dangerous than anything on a normal playground.)

Here are some instructions, kits and ideas for how to begin . . .

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