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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.

Tinkering School

Tinkering School

Where kids build with real tools and gain lifelong lessons.

How To Build a Kids Picnic Table

How To Build a Kids Picnic Table

This kids picnic table is perfect for the little ones as an outdoor eating and activity table.

50 Kids Playhouses

50 Kids Playhouses

These kids playhouses are fun for kids (and adults)

25 Summer Sandcastles

25 Summer Sandcastles

It’s time to break out the shovels and buckets and start building your first summer sandcastles

Create Your Backyard Jurassic World

Create Your Backyard Jurassic World

Velociraptors, T-rex, Pteranodon, and the monstrous Indominus Rex could be living and playing in your yard.

How To Find the Best Summer Camp for Your Kids

How To Find the Best Summer Camp for Your Kids

It’s time to book a memorable summer camp experience for your kids, here’s how.

Make Your Own Bouncing Ball

Make Your Own Bouncing Ball

Learn some elements of science while making a fun toy.

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.

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

33 DIY Ideas for Weekend Projects

33 DIY Ideas for Weekend Projects

These DIY Ideas will inspire you to go out and make something with your family and friends.

Rolling Robots Bring Mechanical Learning to Life

Rolling Robots Bring Mechanical Learning to Life

Rolling Robots provide an awesome space for children to explore the awesomeness of robotics

Easy Playtown Makes Cardboard Fun

Easy Playtown Makes Cardboard Fun

Build and paint villages, castles and cities with these cardboard cutouts from Easy Playtown.

How To Airbrush a Pinewood Derby Car

How To Airbrush a Pinewood Derby Car

What’s great about Pinewood Derby cars is that they stoke creativity at every stage of the process. From carving/whittling the car from a blank piece of wood, to painting and decorating the car and preparing it for race day.

Welcome to the Built by Kids Classifieds

Welcome to the Built by Kids Classifieds

Buy/sell/trade your baby and kid gear on our new classifieds section. Find gently used items for your family and upcycle furniture and toys your family has outgrown.

Elf on a Shelf Ideas

Elf on a Shelf Ideas

We love the Elf on a Shelf game! Here are some fun ways we’ve hidden our elf.

28 Elf on a Shelf Ideas

28 Elf on a Shelf Ideas

28 Elf on a Shelf ideas for Christmas that your kids will love

7 Fun Paper Bag Masks For Thanksgiving

7 Fun Paper Bag Masks For Thanksgiving

Paper bag masks are a fun Thanksgiving tradition

Make a Turkey Shaped Thanksgiving Booklet

Make a Turkey Shaped Thanksgiving Booklet

Share what you are thankful for in this Thanksgiving booklet that you can keep for years

6 Cool Kids Tables for Thanksgiving

6 Cool Kids Tables for Thanksgiving

These cool kids tables will make Thanksgiving fun for them and you

Thanksgiving Crafts and Projects

Thanksgiving Crafts and Projects

Share the Thanksgiving crafts and projects that you’ve made

5 Skills We Can Learn from Santa’s Elves

5 Skills We Can Learn from Santa’s Elves

Santa’s Elves are the hardest working builders/makers/crafters in the world. What can we learn from them?

Make a Wish and Create Amazing Wishbone Art

Make a Wish and Create Amazing Wishbone Art

Turn your turkey wishbone into a piece of art

Make a Wood Wreath for the Holidays

Make a Wood Wreath for the Holidays

This wood wreath is simple, clean and easy to make and adds a modern touch to your Christmas decorations

21 Vintage Christmas Trees

21 Vintage Christmas Trees

These photos of vintage Christmas trees are priceless

How To Build a Compost Bin For Rotting Pumpkins

How To Build a Compost Bin For Rotting Pumpkins

Dispose of your rotting pumpkin corpse in your own compost bin

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!