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Hobbies & Projects

Hobbies, projects, art and crafts. Get science project ideas, fun kids projects and great activities to do with children.

Make the ultimate raingutter regatta racer

regatta-200x148.jpgA winning raingutter racer stays on an even keel, moves in a straight line, keeps the bow above water and does not drag. If your boat does all this, it finishes ahead of any boat that can't. Here's how to build your winner.

How to build a bug board

They might annoy us or amaze us, but there's no question about it: Bugs are an essential part of the natural order of things. Here's how to make your own nature museum to display them.

Make a 3D camera

Make a stereograph, using two cameras to create cool 3D snapshots.

How to start a hydroponic garden

Plants don't need soil as long as they have five things: food, water, light, air and support. You can provide all five in a hydroponic garden. Here's how to create your own.

Twist wire to make a great present

letter-basket.jpgWith a few tools, you can twist and turn metal into something that is functional and easy on the eyes. Here's how to wire up some new things around the house.

Make your own mailbox stove

Looking for a unique and fun way to cook for your troop? Do what this North Carolina troop does: Cook in a mailbox.

Build a working robot

Build GISMO 4, a quick, remote-controlled robot that can do battle with other robots or roll around the house.