When the race is over, enter the winner's circle by building this display for your pinewood derby car.
With a few tools and some twigs and branches, you can make this durable rustic table today.
Use this handy template to sketch out your Pinewood Derby car design before you start cutting.
This simple bird feeder makes an ample platform for serving a flock of seed eaters.
If there is something too high to reach, this stool can help.
If you want to be a chess champ, it'll take lots of learning and lots of practicing. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
Make a barometer to give you a heads-up about weather conditions.
Attract birds to your backyard with this fun and stylish log cabin birdhouse.
You can build this picture frame with materials found around the house or yard.
Whether it's powering a sports car or a lawn mower or a go-cart, here's how to keep your engine running year after year.
Perfectly good food scraps get tossed in the trash when they can be used to help make
Want a natural nightlight? Use an LED light to catch some fireflies and make a firefly lantern.
Cool off with this backyard summertime sprinkler system that you can build yourself.
Father's Day is coming up. Dad will be a happy guy with one of these cool gifts.
Dad will love these homemade gifts.
Store pencils, markers and brushes in this handy DIY pencil holder.
Show your mom just how great she is by making her a gift inspired by Mother Nature herself!
Show Mom she’s the best with a handmade gift you make yourself.
This simple one-chamber roost will give those beneficial bug-eaters a much-needed boost!
Learn to fly! Build one of these simple kites and reach for the skies.
Organize your fishing rods by building this simple wooden rack.
Use this simple wooden clip to secure your stuff.
Learn how to do four magic tricks with the help of our video tutorials.
Here's how Webelos Scouts in North Carolina make homemade snowshoes.
Recycle old pallets and pants pockets to make this fun lawn game.
Use recycled materials to make a tiny neighborhood library where people can borrow, return and/or donate books.
Tell time with a homemade clock built with forks and spoons.
Learn to draw a bear from an Oscar-nominated animator who worked on the Brother Bear movie.
Find out how to preserve fragile snowflakes so you can study or admire them anytime you wish.
Use nuts and bolts from your tool chest to make a cool chess set.
Make a Chinese puzzle by cutting a square into seven shapes that can create many different figures.
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
Charge up your power drill, sharpen that saw and make this cool custom-made Off-Shore Battle game.
Boys' Life has provided more than 100 years of great reading. Here are 100 other titles that every guy should read.
Relax around camp by lashing together a comfortable chair. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
World-class pumpkin carver Farmer Mike shows you how to carve a creative jack-o'-lantern.
Keep your keys organized with this handy wooden folder.
Duct tape comes in 2-inch-wide rolls and is available in many colors. Use some to make this handy wallet that will last for years.
Twig 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!
Have fun with the wacky world of science. Try these simple experiments.
Use a digital camera or camera phone to create a trail of photo clues for your friends to find.
The first movie appeared just a few years before the first issue of Boys' Life. Since then, there have been a lot of great ones. Here are 100 movies that every guy should see.
Watch as an expert demonstrates how to do five yo-yo tricks.
This folding Scout Law ladder can be displayed at meetings, outings or any other Scouting events.
No referee? No sports field? No problem. We've adapted these four sports so they can be played almost anywhere.
A professional illustrator shows how to make your penciled puppies come to life.
You can build your miniature golf course with any available combination of bricks, wood, aluminum siding, whatever works.
Sometimes a rock's just a rock ... and sometimes it's a fossil. How can you tell the difference?
Not only are kazoos fun to play, they're easy to build. Here's how to make one.
It's not difficult to become a rock hound (just pick up a rock!), but there are a few ideas and concepts that can help you get started on your rock collection.