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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.

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

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!

DIY Kits from Darby Smart

DIY Kits from Darby Smart

Four ready to make kits from Darby Smart and the author of Project Kid, Amanda Kingloff

Build Your Very Own Dinosaur Dig

Build Your Very Own Dinosaur Dig

Freeze some dinosaur toys in a block of ice for hours of fun

DIY Cardboard Wheelbarrow

DIY Cardboard Wheelbarrow

This cardboard wheelbarrow is the perfect project for little one’s who love to store tools and toys.

GoldieBlox Engineering Toys for Girls (and Boys)

GoldieBlox Engineering Toys for Girls (and Boys)

GoldieBlox is well deserving of their meteoric success. Our son definitely approves of this engineering/building toy.

Do-It-Yourself Bat Signal

Do-It-Yourself Bat Signal

This simple DIY Bat Signal will keep your little super heros entertained for hours.

How We Built Our Pallet Playhouse

How We Built Our Pallet Playhouse

A few clean pallets and scrap lumber was all we needed to build an open floor plan playhouse

50 Kids Face Painting Ideas

50 Kids Face Painting Ideas

Face painting is fun all-year round and at any party. Don’t save your best work for Halloween. Let your artistic flair show at any time and watch the kids line up.

10 Family Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

10 Family Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

From birdwatching to stargazing, these ten activities are fun for the whole family without costing an arm and a leg.

Cardboard Castle Inspiration from DwellStudio’s Christiane Lemeiux

Cardboard Castle Inspiration from DwellStudio’s Christiane Lemeiux

Photo gallery of DwellStudio founder’s cardboard castle

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.

Plant an Herb Garden with a Reclaimed Wheelbarrow

Plant an Herb Garden with a Reclaimed Wheelbarrow

This green herb garden project uses a reclaimed wheelbarrow as a raised bed and provides a few hours of fun in the sun

How to Build a Cardboard Rocket

How to Build a Cardboard Rocket

This cardboard rocket is ready for takeoff!