Note: This is an ongoing project. Check back for new stuff.
Go to your studio &
make stuff: A collection of very cool sites with very cool
This is the section of the site where 1) you can get your
hands dirty and 2) we get to encourage family-based hobbies and activities.
Whether staging family puppet shows or holding a family story time,
playing a game or solving a puzzle, building a structure or a sculpture,
or creating new toys or exploring the world beyond the window, hobbies
and family activities build memories and skills.
While we like to think we carry some of the coolest toys
around, many of the coolest toys do not require a large investment beyond
the purchase of some wood, carpenters' glue, string, index paper or
bristol board, cloth, socks, needle and thread, brown paper bags, cardboard
boxes, scissors, a hobby knife, a ruler, sandpaper, and a coping or
miter saw. A few require the use of power saws (a great opportunity
to teach tool safety).
We scoured the internet for cool projects and scoured
our memories for the projects we learned from our parents. Enjoy!