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Build A Battery Out Of Pennies This is one of those cool "so-thats-how-it-works" projects that is an easy weekend activity to teach yourself (or your kids) the basics of how a battery operates.

from Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

LED / Paper Clip Hybrid

LED Clip by sungho lee: Illuminate by clipping onto batteries. #LED_Clip #sungho_lee

from Inhabitat

Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

Previous pinner said: a simple do-it-yourself solar USB charger that fits cozily in an Altoid tin! The DIY project will charge most mobile devices via USB using 2 rechargeable AA batteries and flexible thin-film solar panels. Read to learn what you need to build your own! 8-)

from Mum In The Madhouse

Mini Pizza Bites – cooking with kids

Mini pizza bites. These delicious mouthfuls of pizza are perfect for kids lunchboxes or delightly snacks. They are perfect for cooking with kids.

from Outside Online

Eight Household Items That Could Save Your Life

Chewing Gum and a battery can be used Fire Starter - Use the foil-backed wrapper to short circuit an AA battery and create a flame. First, tear the wrapper into an hourglass shape and touch the foil to the positive and negative battery terminals. The electrical current will briefly cause the paper wrapper to ignite. Use the flame to light a candle or tinder.


Ocean Water

Ocean Water - 7Up or Sprite, blue food coloring, Swedish Fish. Fun for kids summer parties. // For more family resources visit! :)