Crafty

Here’s my favorite crafts for kids that I’ve done with my own children!

Got a gamer kid? Break away from the screen with these Minecraft Spawn EggsMilk Carton Fairy Houses or a big batch of STEM friendly Electric Play Dough!

green plastic turtle on a brush bot made from a toothbrush

How to Make a Brush Bot

Take your first step in the world of robotics with a brush bot — or bristle bot–made from a toothbrush and tiny motor. What is a Brush Bot? Brush bots are extremely simple robots made from a vibrating motor and a small brush that acts as legs. They are similar to Hexbugs, a commercially made …

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11 Musical Instruments for Your Kid’s Garage Band

Every kid dreams of being a rock star, right? But before we run out and buy them a baby violin (or grand piano), let’s make some really cool “play” instruments. Play instruments are fun for the imagination and some (gasp!) even work a bit of science into the mix.