Outward, Ho!: Make an Explorer Case

Outward, Ho!: Make an Explorer Case

Beth Callaghan
Jun 17, 2014

There's plenty of time during the summer for kids to get out and explore. And for my kids, exploring is extra fun when you have a special kit to document, collect, and experiment with your surroundings. That's why I love this DIY explorer's kit from Instructables. Make sure you don't leave home without all the adventuring necessities.

I've seen many projects on Instructables that require major tools that I don't have access to (hello, laser cutter), but this one is very practical. Although it calls for a table saw to cut the few pieces of wood for the cover, you can easily have them cut at a home improvement store, since there are only a few.

Customize the inside for whatever kind of exploring your child loves the most. An artist? Make sure they have a drawing pad, several kinds of writing tools, and even a watercolor set. Budding entomologist? A small net, a jar (while holes punched in top, natch), and a bug identifying book are necessities. Future botanist? Include small paper and crayons for leaf rubbings, a container for collecting acorns and pinecones, and a small album for leaves and petals.

Whatever your child's interests, you can tailor the kit so that they have all they need to explore. Or, if you have a reluctant adventurer, giving them their own special kit can make all the difference in getting out the door.

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