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MAQET Review: Design Your Own Toys

MAQET Review: Design Your Own Toys

We review MAQET sculptures and tell you how to make your own. Plus an exclusive MAQET discount code!
Welcome to Nathan Town!

Welcome to Nathan Town!

With a couple of bucks, some fabric paint and your imagination, you can create an awesome playmat for your kids.
Howdy Kit: Robot Repair Kit

Howdy Kit: Robot Repair Kit

Build a really cool Robot Repair Kit for the tinkerer in your life for under $10!
DIY Superhero Dinosaurs

DIY Superhero Dinosaurs

When our corporate overloads fail to meet our expectations it's up to us, the parents, to give kids the things they really need. Here's how to make your own Superhero Dinosaurs.
How To: Dye Play Silks with Kool-Aid

How To: Dye Play Silks with Kool-Aid

Commercial Play silks are expensive - about $12-$15 a piece from specialty toy stores or Etsy. But you can also make them for very little money and with very little effort.
Get Crafty: Rainbow Noodle Project

Get Crafty: Rainbow Noodle Project

Anna and Elliot had a party to celebrate the first day of spring, and wanted to do a craft. Here is a great project for preschoolers: Rainbow Noodles!
How To: Showcase Your Child's Art

How To: Showcase Your Child’s Art

Do you have a mountain of your child's artwork? Anna explains the various ways she displays and stores her daughter's masterpieces.
Custom Action Figure Tutorial: The Wonder Twins

Custom Action Figure Tutorial: The Wonder Twins

We've talked about making your own action figures before - but today we'll focus on a specific tutorial: Zan and Jayna, The Wonder Twins.
Sick Day Bag of Tricks

Sick Day Bag of Tricks

  The entire house is sick but the kiddo is a day ahead of her parents on the track to feeling better. She wasn’t quite well enough to go back to school today — so her parents had to reach into their bag of tricks to keep her occupied.
100th Day of School Project

100th Day of School Project

Today is our daughter’s one hundredth day of school. Apparently, this is a big deal. [Grumpy old man voice] “Back in my day, we celebrated the first day of school and the last day. But these kids today, with their 100th day of school. Phooey!” To recognize this milestone in the life of every kindergartener,...
DIY Snow Globe

DIY Snow Globe

If you need a last-minute gift from your kid to a teacher, grandparent or for a gift swap, you can't go wrong with a do-it-yourself snowglobe. Find out how.
DIY: Cigar Box Guitar

DIY: Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box guitars are easy to make and simple enough that even small kids can help with the process.