Kids Crafts

Toy Hacking with Simone Giertz

When Simone Giertz isn’t holding court as the Queen of the Sh*tty Robot Nation, she is creating content for other YouTube channels, like Tested. And, I just discovered, she’s also been doing toy “hacking” videos for GoldieBox, the engineering-for-girls toy company. As you may know, Simone recently went completely indie on her channel, turning to […]

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7 Cool Maker Camp Projects You Might Have Missed

If you didn’t participate in our fall program for Maker Camp After School, don’t worry! Here’s a recap of the coolest stuff we made this season.

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Bring the Fam Together on Thanksgiving with 8 Fun Projects

Take a break from the Thanksgiving day action while entertaining the kids with these fun projects.

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DIY Kid-Friendly Bath Paints

DIY Kid-Friendly Bath Paints

Want to make bath time a bit more like super-fun playtime? Your little ones will love these kid-friendly bath paints—and the clean-up is easy, so you will too! Creative kids and toddlers can paint to their heart’s content, then wash the mess away while washing themselves with this fun corn starch and baby wash-based watercolors-to-use-in-water […]

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Maker Camp, Week 2: Make Your Own Instruments

The fantastic projects you made for Maker Camp’s Fantasy week were out-of-this-world! Now it’s time to blow the roof off the cabin. Let’s make some noise! Gotta move on through Funkytown, where we make our own unique instruments and then jam, bam, and slam our way to the Battle of the Bands at the end […]

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We Took a Field Trip to a Game Studio — and It Was Awesome

Got some video game superfans in the house? Well, today on Maker Camp, the “other Paloma” meets the video game makers at Double Fine Productions. How many kids are itching to have their jobs someday, and to be paid to play? Maker Camp campers get a quick and fascinating step-by-step, behind-the-scenes overview to five jobs just about any kid would want to have! Join […]

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