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.

Comments about “Suggest a BL Workshop project”

  1. cubehead says:

    a carving of Pedro?

  2. adog says:

    Make some fishing supplies

  3. adog says:

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

  4. Henry says:

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

  5. dog guy says:

    money box

  6. Cali says:

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

  7. bahumbug guy says:

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

  8. asm3696 says:

    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.

  9. webelos_344 says:

    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

  10. Santos says:

    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

  11. GameKing1324 says:

    Maybe A Plane, Train, or automobile.

  12. C.007 says:

    Maybe a bookshelf or a magazine rack

  13. ben says:

    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.

  14. Anonymouse says:

    what about square foot gardening

  15. Anonymous says:

    How about sewing or some sort of craft

  16. awesome6150 says:

    show us how to make wooden shields. :D

  17. Howdowebuild... says:

    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.

  18. triangle says:

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

  19. triangle says:

    Snap swivel fishing bracelet

  20. triangle says:

    A paracord survival bracelet

  21. Troop 1755's coolest kid says:

    pull-string bookbag

  22. 1755's coolest kid says:

    Native American Headdress

  23. fisherman 100 says:

    maybe a working indian bow

  24. let it rip says:

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

  25. HeelioBagoon says:

    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.

  26. bj says:

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

  27. dino345 says:

    A homemade grappling hook would be nice

  28. The best there is, 2860 says:

    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

  29. salvar says:

    how to wittle a spear

  30. Ftech100 says:

    How to make a telegraph

  31. Anonymous says:

    Paracord bracelets

  32. Bugler says:

    your own floating raft?

  33. Mama Bear says:

    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.

  34. nick says:

    how about a camp stove?

  35. survivalist12 says:

    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.

  36. AlexanderTheGreat says:

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

  37. batman says:

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

  38. Eagle97 says:

    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.

  39. I10 says:

    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.

  40. Anonymous says:

    How to make homemade icecream

  41. Roxrocks says:

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

  42. skeetshotXT5 says:

    Please show how to make a miniature greenhouse

  43. Anonymous says:

    I think book ends would be a fun and usefull project

  44. Aj says:

    You should show how to raise crickets.

  45. Anonymous says:

    how to make a paracord bracelet.

    • asm 396 says:

      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.

  46. Legojedi says:

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

  47. timten says:

    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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