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A Custom Built Playground for Kids in Need

A Custom Built Playground for Kids in Need

GMC and MOCA Handcrafted recently teamed up to build and donate a brand new custom play structure for Childhaven in Seattle, and we are excited to share the news.

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Discover New Lights and Sounds with the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

Discover New Lights and Sounds with the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

The BOSEbuild speaker cube is a fully-customizable bluetooth speaker, that you and your children build and can enjoy for years.

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Play Kitchens

50 Fun Play Kitchens Your Kids Would Love

50 Fun Play Kitchens Your Kids Would Love

This gallery of play kitchens should inspire you to build a play kitchen of your own

 

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Sounds of the Season with BOSEbuild

Sounds of the Season with BOSEbuild

What’s Christmas without Christmas music? There is no other season that is so closely associated with songs and music than Christmastime.

A Custom Built Playground for Kids in Need

A Custom Built Playground for Kids in Need

GMC and MOCA Handcrafted recently teamed up to build and donate a brand new custom play structure for Childhaven in Seattle, and we are excited to share the news.

BOSEbuild Brings the Party

BOSEbuild Brings the Party

It’s been a joy to watch our son explore new sounds with his BOSEbuild speaker.

Discover New Lights and Sounds with the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

Discover New Lights and Sounds with the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

The BOSEbuild speaker cube is a fully-customizable bluetooth speaker, that you and your children build and can enjoy for years.

Get Everyone Organized with this Back-To-School DIY Calendar

Get Everyone Organized with this Back-To-School DIY Calendar

As kids head back to school, getting ahead of the curve on schedules for everyone in your family is key to making the transition easy on everyone. There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve missed a practice or school meeting before fall has even begun. We’ve all seen versions of a […]

DIY and the Single Parent: Teach Them Well

DIY and the Single Parent: Teach Them Well

It’s not easy, as a single parent, between working, kid activities, parenting, and basic household management to find the time to tackle projects around my new house as I’d like. My days off, aside from never really being “days off”, are often filled with catching up on all the things […]

VIDEO: Build a Backyard Obstacle Course With Pool Noodles

VIDEO: Build a Backyard Obstacle Course With Pool Noodles

If your house is anything like mine, the combination of the heat and the long summer days is taking a toll on pretty much everyone. A recent trip to my uncle’s farm left me with a giant box of pool noodles I didn’t have a need for, but now I […]

Check out this DIY Mini Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Check out this DIY Mini Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Many babies of the Eighties have babies of their own now, so when reboots of the beloved movies of our childhoods occur, you can bet Millennial parents are quick to cosplay the heck out of our fondest memories. In this case, look at what the Ghostbusters all-female cast inspired: Yes, that is […]

Pokemon GO a No-Go?

Pokemon GO a No-Go?

The latest craze for smart mobile technology gaming is without a doubt the augmented reality game Pokemon Go, from Nintendo. Despite creating a giant surge in Nintendo’s stock and becoming a cultural phenomenon overnight, you may want to wait before you download the app and hand over your device to […]

IKEA Recall: What to Know

IKEA Recall: What to Know

Yesterday IKEA announced a voluntary recall of over 29 million MALM dresser units due to the tip-over dangers specifically related to small children. Reports vary, but as many as 14 children have died since 1989 when the un-anchored units toppled forward on a child. The recall affects children’s chests and […]

HOW TO: Build a Sensory Table for $30

HOW TO: Build a Sensory Table for $30

As a special needs parent, I had a crash course in learning all about sensory processing issues for tiny humans. For whatever reasons may exist, for some kids the literal roughness and loudness of the world is too much for their little bodies and minds to handle. One of the […]

Make Your Own Paintable Lego Minifig

Make Your Own Paintable Lego Minifig

Our friend Lizz over at More Than Thursdays is a prolific DIYer with an awesome edge. She and her husband, Jamie, not only have built their own teardrop trailer, but they manage to throw the best themed parties for their son, Max (as well as make an impeccable string of Halloween […]

Spend Father’s Day at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Spend Father’s Day at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Spend a few fun hours with your family at Chuck E. Cheese’s, where you know everyone will have an amazing time.

Teach Your Kids to Look For The Helpers

As a DIYer and parent, I’m pretty adamant about my children learning how to be helpers — for themselves with age-appropriate tasks, for their friends and playmates at school or at social events, and for me with everything from chores to being that extra set of hands to pass a […]

DIY and the Single Parent

DIY and the Single Parent

I am an avid DIY home improver. I believe there is nothing you can’t figure out with the power of perseverance and the magic of Google behind you. The pride that overcomes me when I see the finished version of an idea that gestated within my brain can only be […]

VIDEO: Build A DIY Racetrack (Tutorial)

This isn’t any ordinary racetrack. Using items you’re likely to have just laying around the house, following this tutorial from Bamzee R Toys will result in an awesome activity not only when it’s complete, but throughout the whole building process. Aside from the recycling from materials we all have in our […]

Moving with (Little) Kids: 5 Easy Tips

Moving with (Little) Kids: 5 Easy Tips

Whether you have months to relocate or just the span of 24 hours, here’s our tips on making moving with kids a little bit easier on everyone involved.

8 Tips on How To Safely DIY while Pregnant

8 Tips on How To Safely DIY while Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

Flip Up Ice Fishing is the Perfect Winter Sport

Flip Up Ice Fishing is the Perfect Winter Sport

A very simple but ingenious contrivance enables a single fisherman to attend to quite a number of lines if the holes be all made within sight of the fisherman.

For The Win Project Turns Kids in Need Into Superheroes

For The Win Project Turns Kids in Need Into Superheroes

The For The Win Project gives children in special circumstances the chance to be their favorite heroes in their very own and very real movie poster.

10 Ways to Raise a Resilient Child

10 Ways to Raise a Resilient Child

Resilient children are more prepared for life’s challenges as they grow older and are more apt to achieve greater things.

Drone Racing at Maker Faire

Drone Racing at Maker Faire

The drone racing was a popular attraction at Maker Faire and action on the track was fast but sometimes over too quick.

Battle Drones at Maker Faire

Battle Drones at Maker Faire

Watch these drones try to take each other out at Maker Faire. What could go wrong?

10 Thrilling Backyard Roller Coasters

10 Thrilling Backyard Roller Coasters

Is there anything more challenging and exciting than building a backyard roller coaster? Watch and listen!

40 Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes

40 Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes

Before every child wanted to be a princess or super hero kids wore some truly frightful halloween costumes.

Do-It-Yourself Handmade Halloween Costumes

Do-It-Yourself Handmade Halloween Costumes

These costumes are all handmade and make a perfect Halloween project

Make a PVC Water Cannon to Destroy Hot Summer Days

Make a PVC Water Cannon to Destroy Hot Summer Days

Make your own water cannon that will blow the Super Soakers out of the water.