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.
Go Green and recycle empty plastic bottles and jugs into fun and useful projects.
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.
This project can help keep backyard birds fed during the winter.
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.
Use recycled materials to make a GISMO 5 remote-controlled robot.
With just a few common items from around the house, you can make a simple microscope that's straight out of history.
Spiders can make fascinating pets. Here are a few steps to get you started keeping spiders.
Collect nitro boosts as you race your car on nine challenging courses in Pedro's Nitro Derby.
Building a periscope is easier than you might think. Here are plans for a wooden periscope that is perfect for secret agent work.
Show off your knot-tying skills with this flag for your patrol, den, pack or troop.
Candy isn't just a sugary treat. You can learn something by using it in some fun science experiments.
Stand taller with stilts. After an afternoon’s work, you’ll be able to walk around at least 12 inches taller than you are now. That’s a pretty fast growth spurt!
There's no reason to mess with this classic camping dessert. But if you're feeling adventurous, here are 10 tasty S'more recipes.
Your eyes can play tricks on you. See if you can figure out these optical illusions.
Do you wish you could dig money out of the ground? Raising worms in a worm bed can be a lucrative business.
Stuck in the backseat on a long drive? Here are some classic (and free!) games to help travel time go by faster.
Get some sand-sculpting tips from a pro.
Build a handy place to keep your keys, coins and other small stuff.
Make a fun flying vehicle with stuff found around your house.
A stone-skipping expert shares his tips to help you successfully skip rocks.
Learn more about science, weather and energy by conducting these experiments with easy-to-find materials.