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Suggest a BL Workshop project

Every month, Boys’ Life magazine gives you a brand-new project to test your skills and creativity.

But we need your ideas!

Use the comment form below to tell us what projects you’d like BL Workshop to tackle.

164 Comments on Suggest a BL Workshop project

  1. How about a Native American war shield? Because I think that would be really cool!!!

  2. a carving of Pedro?

  3. Make some fishing supplies

  4. I think u guys should tell us how to make a camping gun out of wood.

  5. How about a bike lock out of rope, a lock, a paper clip and bungee cord hooks!

  6. money box

  7. a model of our solar system/planets would be cool!

  8. bahumbug guy // October 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm // Reply

    you ought to make a way to turn an inexpensive (chainsaw or somthing) engine and a bike into a dirtbike.

  9. Boys life slide of the month. Reprints of the old articles or new ones. The boys in my troop do not know about the old side articles, adn when i bringh out my collection they are excited. I think there could be interest in the boys in scouting if it was revisited.

  10. webelos_344 // August 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm // Reply

    since we already did native American arrow we should do native American bow or clothing , make your own knife , make your own tomahawk make a power tool

  11. Teach us how to make a no cost soda can stove or grill which is fun for camping and cheap and efficient and a good way to reuse

  12. GameKing1324 // May 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm // Reply

    Maybe A Plane, Train, or automobile.

  13. Maybe a bookshelf or a magazine rack

  14. how about a wooden chest/ keepsake box or a bow and arrow out of a pvc pipe string and a dowel that would be cool.

  15. what about square foot gardening

  16. How about sewing or some sort of craft

  17. awesome6150 // January 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm // Reply

    show us how to make wooden shields. :D

  18. Howdowebuild... // December 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm // Reply

    Teach us how to make a Pillow-Seat, which could basically be 2-3 pillow cases with beads, marbles, or something that can fill space, like smaller pillows, taped, clipped, or glued together.

  19. Do a fish tail rubber band bracelet. Everyone at school is always asking me to make them one.

  20. Snap swivel fishing bracelet

  21. A paracord survival bracelet

  22. Troop 1755's coolest kid // December 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm // Reply

    pull-string bookbag

  23. 1755's coolest kid // December 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm // Reply

    Native American Headdress

  24. fisherman 100 // November 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm // Reply

    maybe a working indian bow

  25. How about an acual boat? Cause that would be cool.

  26. HeelioBagoon // October 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm // Reply

    How about a quill pen and the ink for it, thats one you could even do out doors if you made the ink from charcoal or something.

  27. how to make a green house box to grow plants in the winter

  28. A homemade grappling hook would be nice

  29. The best there is, 2860 // July 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm // Reply

    How to make your own crab pot out of wire fencing, I have done it plenty of times, and different shapes and sizes are great for an almost free project. I have instructions if anyone wants them

  30. how to wittle a spear

  31. How to make a telegraph

  32. Paracord bracelets

  33. your own floating raft?

  34. I’d like to see a program for the boys to conduct science experiments using legos specifically experimenting with different car designs. They could test weight distribution, aerodynamics, and other characteristics. They they could use that knowledge when building their Pinewood cars.

  35. how about a camp stove?

  36. survivalist12 // May 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm // Reply

    I think a nice survival kit kit would be good. Took wilderness survival mb and it was very fun and easy. Try it. Should help in unexpected situations.

  37. AlexanderTheGreat // April 15, 2013 at 6:20 am // Reply

    A working bow(as in the case of archery) that you need 50 pounds of pull back weight would be really nice(<:

  38. you should show how to make a superhero cape because i really need one but i dont have money to buy one

  39. Our Troop uses Trunks to go to summer camp. It would be great to see some plans to make some sturdy ones instead of the plastic ones you can buy in stores.

  40. My brother and I like the rubberband propelled balsa wood gliders, except for the fact that they easily break. How can we make a rubberband powered glider that won’t break? We’ve tried to use plastics from the recycle bin, but no luck.

  41. How to make homemade icecream

  42. You should make spinning tops out of old CDs and marbles. :)

  43. skeetshotXT5 // February 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm // Reply

    Please show how to make a miniature greenhouse

  44. I think book ends would be a fun and usefull project

  45. You should show how to raise crickets.

  46. how to make a paracord bracelet.

    • The Boy Scouts sells a booklet on Paracord stuff. including bracelets, and other cool things. I purchased one from the scout shop in Portland Oregon.

  47. A birdhouse with lisence plates as the roof would be awesome!

  48. I think you guys should show us how to build something that would have sort of a Pedro theme, like a mail bag or a recipe for a green cake or milkshake!

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