What happens when you take a comic book artist, an inventor, and a toy designer? You get Howtoons. Our mission is to provide engaging content that teaches kids how to build things, combining instructions with storytelling. Howtoons has a foundation of science and engineering education, inspiring creativity through art and imagination.

The primary contributors to Howtoons are Nick Dragotta(comic artist), Saul Griffith(inventor), Ingrid Dragotta(toy designer), and Joost Bonsen(the big kid).

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Platonic solids are great mathematical fun. Print, cut, and fold these shapes for homemade gaming dice — or use as templates for larger shapes! Read more »


Are you using the right tool for the job? Make sure you use the proper pliers with this handy snapshot guide. Read more »

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Launch your marshmallows into the air with this stomp-powered PVC pipe cannon. Read more »


Make a costume jetpack that doubles as a Halloween candy holder from household items. Read more »

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There are not many kids (or adults) who don't know what the Pinewood Derby is, but if it wasn't a part of your childhood, here is your chance to build your own pinewood derby track and car right at home. Read more »


Build your own extendable robo arm from paint stirring sticks! Read more »


Make a fun propeller toy, complete with a ripcord launcher. Grip it, and rip it! Read more »