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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.

A safe bet mystery

How did Mac King know that Finger Lawson didn't rob the safe? See if you can solve the mystery.

Water on the brainless joke

This is really a practical joke masquerading as a magic trick. To do it, you need two glasses of water and a friend with a really good sense of humor.

No Noggin magic trick

Imagine your parent's surprise when they discover that you're sitting at the table without your head!

How to start a hydroponic garden

Plants don't need soil as long as they have five things: food, water, light, air and support. You can provide all five in a hydroponic garden. Here's how to create your own.

Twist wire to make a great present

letter-basket.jpgWith a few tools, you can twist and turn metal into something that is functional and easy on the eyes. Here's how to wire up some new things around the house.

Make your own mailbox stove

Looking for a unique and fun way to cook for your troop? Do what this North Carolina troop does: Cook in a mailbox.

Build a working robot

Build GISMO 4, a quick, remote-controlled robot that can do battle with other robots or roll around the house.

Make a toy acrobat

acrobat-200×148.jpgYou can turn an old action figure toy into a neat new acrobat that can do flips and somersaults.

Pinewood Derby game

Pinewood DerbyChoose and customize your own pinewood derby-style car to race. Take first place to proceed to more challenging courses.

Grow plants indoors

You don’t have to wait for the right season to plant your flower and vegetable seeds. Grow plants indoors any time of year with this easy project.

Build a camp table

Keep your stuff out of the dirt by building a table for your camp. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.

Build a flagpole

Show your colors by building a flagpole for your camp. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.