DIY

Mars Month: Make Your Own Carl Sagan-Inspired Mars Jars for Under $5

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July 22, 2020

Knit Your Way Through ‘Harry Potter: Knitting Magic’

What do you think of when you think of Harry Potter? I’m sure any number of images appear in your…

March 2, 2020

Create a Cartoon Still Life with Beginner Cel Shading

Computer graphics and other artist use a method called “cel shading” to make photorealistic images look like comics or cartoons.…

March 2, 2020

Make Three Cuddly Character Cards With One Pattern

Make three cuddly card designs using one pattern. All images: Lisa Tate Whether in February or anytime of year, it…

February 4, 2020

Get ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Ready with Po-Zu’s Latest ‘Star Wars’ Shoes

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November 27, 2019

Halloween 2019: Repurpose Jeans and Shoes for a Funny Trick

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credit: Patricia Vollmer I saw this idea on someone’s front lawn in South Carolina. She…

October 21, 2019

Feeding Your Family On The Cheap At A Con: Hotel Cooking

Reading Time: 6 minutes My family has been roaming around cons of all sizes from the time the youngest was…

August 21, 2019

Maker-Hoarding: An Excess of Possibilities

Reading Time: 4 minutesA roll-away building platform made from a broken trundle bed and broken bookcases. Cameo by a homemade…

January 11, 2019

My Tim Burton Halloween Projects: The Killian Family Lantern

Reading Time: 3 minutesA lantern inspired ill-fated Killian family’s lantern from Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hallow,” made from silver poster board.…

October 22, 2018

From Dress-Up Box to Cosplay Stash

Reading Time: 2 minutesApparently she’s always liked dressing as tough Scandinavians. What finally convinced my daughter to clean her room…

October 19, 2018

Han Solo Cups Are for Everyone

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m the proud parent of a happy autistic son, and when Disney challenged us to come…

September 17, 2018

Taxonomies Are Fun

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is this? Will a plant taxonomy help me find out? I’m notoriously against dichotomies when it…

August 28, 2018

We Are Knitters Dinka Scarf for Kids Kit

Get crafting and making with your kids! Teaching them how to knit is the perfect craft for kids as young…

August 23, 2018

Celebrating Lieutenant Uhura’s Style With Homemade Earrings

Not long ago, I made several versions of Lt. Uhura’s earrings because I loved her style so much. Today, Nichelle…

August 17, 2018

The Benefit of a Small Person With Engineering Skills

Reading Time: 3 minutesThey can crawl in the awkwardly-angled spaces. Photo by the author. I love assembling IKEA furniture. Why…

July 24, 2018

Clear Out Those T-Shirt Drawers with Some Easy Summer Projects

Reading Time: 4 minutes These three kid friendly projects can help beat the summer afternoon boredom, while upcycling old t-shirts.…

July 4, 2018

‘The Vintage Baker’: Modern Takes on Classic Recipes

Reading Time: 4 minutesPhoto: Chronicle Books If you’re like many people, you’ve inherited some of your family’s old cookbooks. Personally,…

June 16, 2018

Funny Felt Hats to Make and Wear with a Red Rubber Nose

Reading Time: 5 minutesAll images: Lisa Tate Comedians wear many hats, as laughter is a universal language. It can also…

May 21, 2018

Save What You Love (on the Fridge) With This DIY Rose Tico Magnet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Han Solo and Lando Calrissian might be getting all of the hype this week, but The…

February 6, 2018

The Cricut Explore Air 2 Is Great for Geeky Crafting and Projects Around the House

The latest Cricut cutting machine has updated software that lets you take your geekiness to whole new levels for crafting…

July 8, 2017

Summer of Coding and Robotics

Another summer, another round of summer camps. Each summer, I've tried to improve on the curriculum, and this past week…

July 4, 2017

Geek Chic Gone? Build Your Own Gaming Table!

While there are many gaming table options on the market, building your own custom gaming table is a great option.…

June 29, 2017

DIY Midori Insert Cover With Storage Flaps (With Step-by-Step Images)

Enjoy this step-by-step guide to make your own Midori insert cover, with storage flaps; made from your favorite fabrics.

June 19, 2017

Procrastination Destination: Eggs!

Take a break and learn some facts, do some crafts, experiment, and sing about eggs!

April 15, 2017

Make a LEGO DIY Tablet Stand

After a fruitless search for a great tablet stand for his MobileStudio Pro, the author turned to his LEGO collection…

April 13, 2017

Sponsored: DIY Cute Dishwashing Detergent Pods Pouch

This DIY guide will teach you how to make a waterproof pouch to store your Cascade Platinum ActionPacs right on…

March 28, 2017

A Tinker Birthday Party: Making a Bristlebot

For his birthday, my son wanted to tinker together with his friends So we decided to have a "robot tinker…

March 23, 2017

You Can Buy Skulls for Your Fire Pit from Amazon Now

If you've always wanted to have the perfect accessory for your fireplace, grill, or fire pit, here it is.

March 20, 2017

DIY Papercraft Models from Polimind

When Polimind reached out to let us know about its new papercraft projects they're raising funds for on Indiegogo, I…

March 20, 2017

Gaming and Crafting With the Kids — Part IV

My boys and I finished up the month of February having played a number of games, including 'Frostgrave.' Let me…

March 4, 2017

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