Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DIY Tuesday





Looking for ways to keep yourself entertained (Jin Ai)? Instructables is a wonderful website where you can find instructions for doing just about anything. (A few of which are guaranteed to help you start building a closer relationship with your local law enforcement officers and/or ER doctors, so use some common sense.)

For your summertime pleasure, I've made a short list my favorite "how to" guides, including how to:

Make creepy cool vinyl wall art.

Construct a device that will open any padlock.

Grow a square watermelon.

Build a cheap secret compartment.

Create cute little fridge magnets.

Construct a "poor man's" lockpick.

Make glow-in-the-dark, edible jello.

Create a pocket plant.

Transform ditzy Barbie into dangerous Wonder Woman.

And my personal favorite, build a Barbie electric chair!

Enjoy!

20 Comments:

Blogger Jin Ai said...

yay! thanks! I had no idea people grew square (technically cubic xD sorry)
The padlock thing sounds interesting.
Unfortunately, I spend so much time on odd projects anyway that I doubt my mom will give me time off for them. But thanks again for the list!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite is the pad lock opener

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Ha. I should tell my friends about the Barbie electric chair. Some song they've been singing goes,

"I'm a Barbie girl
in my Barbie world
life is plastic
That's fantastic
you can brush my hair
and touch me everywhere
imagination
it's your creation."

Or something like that.

1:52 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

Omygod.... they look awsome!!! I'm so sorry I havent posted alot lately...
Hearts, Mae

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

The only problem with the poor man's lock pick thing is that I can't figure out how to use it x(
My dad went to MIT; I always him he should have taken the lock picking course!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

* I always tell him

5:00 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Jin Ai: How about a job? http://www.prototype161.com/recruitment.html

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Kurosignal said...

The padlock video was kinda funny.

I've seen those square watermelons a lot before...I thought you already "mentshunned" them. I think it's just me...

The pocket plant is pretty kawaii.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Ananka: Thanks for the site; I'll talk to my parents.
I've been meaning to make/sell something but couldn't find anything I'd be willing to make the whole summer...I don't even have enough patience to make anything more than twice!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

But what, exactly, do the "agents" do?

6:35 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Jin Ai: I don't know. But it seems quite mysterious and intriguing.

OK--I'm really going to put on the thinking hat for you now.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Invisible Turtle said...

I can think of twenty uses for that padlock thing... okay, maybe only five, but still pretty cool. I'm going to make one!

8:28 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Awesome! Could come in handy on those rainy summer days...

8:58 PM  
Anonymous E.J.R. said...

k time 2 make me a new set of lockpicks . . .yes

those islands sound alsome . . . only idk if we well need this great idea any time soon . . . it is not like the whole world is going to flood tomorrow . . . lol

also i seen your ape artical but i have never heard of just an 'ohio' one b4 . . . ohwell

plus i was still wondering when can i snatch a book 3 in the kiki strike series . . .could you at least give alll of us a hint about it in a post????

Thank You

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

urrm, a question: would it be okay to use an older version of Kiki's character in a story? I mean her name would be differant and her ancestry and all that. (unless it's okay with you KM, that is to use Kiki in a book wioth her name and everything and saiying that she's from Kiki Strike series. and of course saying that Kirsten Miller invented the original Kiki Strike)

But now i come up with a problem. We readers have no idea what will happen to Kiki once she's older : will she marry, be assasinated, rule Pokrovia, become an Art teacher, lose hope. I highly suspect the last two could never happen. So please respond. I would like other blog readers to also respond. I would like your opinions. I will truly value yours, KM.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

Yay! Some weirdo-fun-projects to work on.
I wonder if theres an Instructable on how to build a robot. It's a dream of mine...

Thank You for the awesome list Ananka. :)

1:28 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

GLOW IN THE DARK EDIBLE JELLO!?!? OoO That sounds cool!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Invisible Turtle said...

Become an art teacher? Kiki can't draw; she can't 'draw a convincing stick figure'. Maybe a school for Irregulars or something. It would be totally secret!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's so cool! you have the best blog, and i learn from it than i did in school!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous phoenix said...

this website is cool. i think i have a new cyber-addiction.

2:59 PM  

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