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How to Build a Chic Cardboard Castle

How to Build a Chic Cardboard Castle

With some everyday household items, you can build this colorful castle in your own home

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.

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.

Tinkering School

Tinkering School

Where kids build with real tools and gain lifelong lessons.

Upcycling Inspiration for Your Family

Upcycling Inspiration for Your Family

Upcycling can be fun for everyone. Check out these fine examples of repurposed items and buy them or consider making your own.

Spectacular 3-Story Treehouse

Spectacular 3-Story Treehouse

This amazing treehouse includes a top deck with home-sawn cedar siding, telescope, picnic table, slide and a sandbox and swings!

50 Kids Forts

50 Kids Forts

Pillows, blankets, sticks and snow all make great fort building materials. Here’s 50 fun examples of kids forts you can build.

50 Cute Kids Teepees

50 Cute Kids Teepees

Amazing kids teepees that your kids will love and will look great anywhere in your home

Extravagant Playhouses: Pretentious or Prodigious?

Extravagant Playhouses: Pretentious or Prodigious?

Outdoor playhouses can be built in all shapes and sizes and from the smallest to largest of budgets.

Girl Power: GoldieBlox and the Giant Rube Goldberg Machine

Girl Power: GoldieBlox and the Giant Rube Goldberg Machine

Girls can and should build and this awesome video from GoldieBlox proves it! Girl Power!!!

Make a Return to the Great Outdoors

Make a Return to the Great Outdoors

Educating children on the importance of nature is good for their health and good for the world

Sensory Tables are the Anti-App for Kids

Sensory Tables are the Anti-App for Kids

Instead of downloading a gaming app for your kids, consider making them a sensory board

Interview: Russell Baldon- Furniture Teacher at California College of the Arts

Interview: Russell Baldon- Furniture Teacher at California College of the Arts

Russell explores the areas of art and furniture making as a teacher at the California College of the Arts

Hunter’s Vintage Inspired Nursery

Hunter’s Vintage Inspired Nursery

Hunter’s nursery is filled with artifacts from our own childhood which inspires its vintage look

The Family Creative Workshop Vintage How To Books

The Family Creative Workshop Vintage How To Books

Vintage how-to book series for making everything from paper planes to elaborate treehouses

LA Makerspace – For makers, tinkerers and DIYers of all ages

LA Makerspace – For makers, tinkerers and DIYers of all ages

Living in Los Angeles means we have great weather, beautiful beaches and now a world-class makerspace.

Squishy Circuits: Learning Electronics Through Play Dough

Squishy Circuits: Learning Electronics Through Play Dough

Designing tools and activities which allow kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using play dough.

Handy Andy Vintage Children’s Tool Sets

Handy Andy Vintage Children’s Tool Sets

A classic vintage toy from the 50’s through the 70’s, Handy Andy Tool Sets inspired a generation of makers

5 Ways Maps Can Be Fun

5 Ways Maps Can Be Fun

Don’t throw away your old maps. Take them out and have fun exploring the world with your kids.

Setup a Maker Workshop at Home

Setup a Maker Workshop at Home

Mike Lanza transformed his garage into a maker workshop for himself and his kids

Playable Furniture from Willie Hoffman

Playable Furniture from Willie Hoffman

Multi-use wood furniture line that kids everywhere will love from Playable Studio

39 Mind Blowing Radio Flyer Wagons

39 Mind Blowing Radio Flyer Wagons

From go-karts to monster trucks, peoples Radio Flyer obsession knows no boundaries

The Art of Roughhousing

The Art of Roughhousing

An impassioned defense of good old-fashioned horseplay

Wood Toys from an American Craftsman

Wood Toys from an American Craftsman

Some products are still made in the USA and are the best in the world

Hand Built Wood Wagon the Perfect Heirloom Gift

Hand Built Wood Wagon the Perfect Heirloom Gift

Grayson’s grandfather built this wood wagon for him that his family will cherish long after he outgrows it

Classic Winter Wood Sleds For Kids of All Ages

Classic Winter Wood Sleds For Kids of All Ages

These wood sleds will make you the envy of your local snow hill and last your family for generations

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!