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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.

Build a worm bed

Have you ever wished you could dig money out of the ground? In a way you can. Raising worms in a small worm farm can make you extra money during the summer.

How to skip rocks

A stone-skipping expert shares his tips to help you successfully skip rocks.

Build a ship in a bottle

Something about a ship in a bottle doesn’t seem to fit. Oh, that’s it — the ship! Learn the secret to create your own ship in a bottle.

How to make twig pencils

twig-200x148Twig pencils are fun, easy and cheap to make. And the expressions on your friends’ faces when you start scribbling with a stick will be writetious!

How to draw funny caricatures

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and get ready to learn how to give your friends a few yucks and chuckles. This is a lesson in how to draw caricatures.

How to cook some goofy grub

We scoured the Internet for these six strange recipes and oddball cooking methods. Then we challenged a Scout troop to try them out.

Build a secret-code wheel

cipherwheel-200x148Writing secret messages is easy with this cipher wheel. It scrambles the alphabet so nobody can read your message except your buddy with an identical wheel.

Make a candy dispenser

You can make this fun wooden dispenser for jelly beans, gumballs or any other hard candy that will fit in it.

How to cook camping doughnuts

Like most food, doughnuts taste even better when you're camping. Here's a simple recipe to cook fresh doughnuts on your next outing.

Make a ring toss game

This ring toss game is perfect for a picnic, Scout meeting or just while hanging out with friends and family.

Learn Guitar from a Pro

Do you want to learn how to be a rockstar? Learning to play guitar requires a lot of practice, but getting lessons from a professional teacher can help get you there faster.

Make a whistle

whistle-200x148Make a whistle that you can use to signal, play a tune or just show off your carving skills.
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