Instructables

Website review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Encyclopedia of cool DIY projects, but not all for kids.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+

Love instructables

Great place to find all your favorite DIY projects from decorating, building, arts, crafts, electronics, make-up tutorials, costumes, props to recipes and so much more. Features many free classes on basic and complicated skills with feedback. Goes into depth on how to do complicated skills and very simple everyday projects. Fantastic ongoing contests with amazing prizes! User content driven site and professional content to help promote your business. Wonderful resource. Nice community atmosphere that is eager to help new members by sharing advice and answering questions. Go see for yourself! I've been incredibly inspired by projects there. Like falling down a rabbit hole of DIY! BEST do-it-yourself site on the web!

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Great messages
age 10+

Terrible admin

They tell you you can register for free, then say you need to pay for premium access to see things. Then, they send emails every day, even after you turn them off. And there's no way to delete your account - you have to send an email to their support. (I'm still waiting to see if this works or not.)

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Website Details

  • Subjects: Hobbies: building, cooking, Science: engineering, Language & Reading: following directions, presenting to others, reading, writing
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, applying information, asking questions, logic, problem solving, thinking critically, Creativity: brainstorming, imagination, innovation, making new creations, Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology, Self-Direction: achieving goals, effort, initiative, motivation, work to achieve goals
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: May 3, 2018

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