Kids & Family on the Blog
Mobiles aren’t just for hanging over cribs anymore! Although this new 3D hanging galaxy mobile would be a great crib accessory, brighten up any room with a miniature piece of the universe made by you! An artist from Vancouver created this stunning piece with her own DIY guide to... Read more »
Hasbro opens up its My Little Ponies brand to 3D artists with the creation of the SuperFanArt website. Artists can register to sell their own versions of MLP characters at their Shapeways shops. Eventually other Hasbro brands will be available for creative fans to tinker with. Read more »
Robert van de Walle's $100 sailboat, built with materials from a hardware store, is our summer sports contest winner. Read more »
Cool Projects for Kids of All Ages
Find these and other awesome summer projects in our Ultimate Summer Fun Guide, which features tons of 3D images and over 50 projects to make right now. Plus the magazine comes complete with 3D glasses!
Build a Zipline
You could buy a dinky, ready-made kit just for kids, but why not make your own industrial-strength zip line that will support the heaviest of neighbors? It’s a fun project you can tackle in a weekend, and you can order all the parts online for less than $400.
Launch a Rocket
Paper, tape, compressed air … lift-off! Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. Build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon or get the complete kit in the Maker Shed.
3D Print your Head
Get started with 3D printing — create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic! Take some simple pictures, use the online tool to create the 3D file, and then print out. If you don’t have a 3D printer at home, no worries, you can send it to a service that will mail it right to your door!
Super Awesome Sylvia
Have you checked out Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show yet? There’s so much to learn, and she’s an awesome teacher and very cool young maker.