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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.

57 Comments on Suggest a BL Workshop project

  1. how to build a home made picture frame to give to someone special

  2. how to make a boomerang

  3. how about a fire with flint and steel

  4. a sling shot

  5. Show how to make a catapult

  6. brisingger homeschool // October 26, 2011 at 6:18 am // Reply

    How about one about Thanksgiving? thank you!

  7. how to build a cubmobile

  8. how to draw videos like how to draw pedro and pee wee.

  9. Wolf Den Leader // September 28, 2011 at 8:30 am // Reply

    I would like to see some throw backs…Bring back whittlin’ Jim or some kind of neckerchief slide corner.

  10. buildboy5555 // September 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    a home made video game system

  11. buildboy5555 // September 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    a cell phone/tv/or a go cart

  12. You’ve tackled an arrow, why not add a bow to go with it?

  13. greencrocs // July 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm // Reply

    How about a lantern.

  14. greencrocs // July 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm // Reply

    A homemade slingshot.

  15. magicfreak // July 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm // Reply

    a BB gun

  16. magicfreak // July 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm // Reply

    a tv

  17. why not a home made slingshot

  18. a soler oven with adjustable temperature

  19. how about a wooden crossbow pistle

  20. scout4life // July 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm // Reply

    ok i think it would be really cool if you did an article on how to make a solar powerd usb ipod charger, like the one you had an advertizement about in one of your monthly perodicles cause it was selling for 75$ and i know you could make one for 10 or 15 and they would be great for backpacking trips

  21. how about a lemanade stand made out of paper

  22. a 8 ft 4wt bamboo fly rod would rock!!!!!!

  23. Troop 115 // June 3, 2011 at 6:28 am // Reply

    Our Troop have been building 14′ canvas kayaks for the past two years and our boys LOVE them. We are heading to summer camp for the second year in a row taking our own hand made kayaks!

  24. Mr. Me Loves Projects // May 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm // Reply

    A go-cart and/or a catapult

  25. Would love to know how to build a bookshelf/entertainment shelf with drawers for my moms. It does not have to be fancy.

  26. Anonymous // May 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm // Reply


  27. WATER WAGON // May 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm // Reply


  28. a simple log cabin that i can make fast and sub for a tent.

    • I would like to design a simple program with XL to foresee the weather on the U.S. and Europe.

      • How to obtain a substance or device that incorporates the radiation in the air,bodies, fluids and solids that surround us?

  29. A small sized catapalt that throws like small marbles.

    • Wolf Den Leader // September 28, 2011 at 8:33 am // Reply

      If we could post pictures I have a great project, but we use mini marshmallows and I will be making it with my wolf den in December.

  30. How about a basketball goal!!!!

  31. How about showing how to make a skateboard or a ripstik. That would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  32. How about a buildable pocket-knife or a cell phone that actually works!

  33. Cool Dude Brown // April 4, 2011 at 10:38 am // Reply

    a lean-to or hut made of sticks and such.

  34. a wooden stool

  35. Disturbed Military // March 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm // Reply

    How about a compass/survival knife?

  36. metal mender wannabe // March 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm // Reply

    please show me how to create a blacksmithing forge, my friend and i in the bsa are all into metalworking, but we cant figure out haw to set up the right oven where it is safe and the heat is perfect. i would love to see this in the next boyslife!

  37. A tent our a catapult.

  38. How about a spear our a toy model?

  39. Immpossible // March 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm // Reply

    How about a giant life size castle! Or a wooden ball launcher!

  40. A Klondike derby sled would be nice with removable wheels so that it can run on skies.

  41. What about a bunk bed

  42. some helicopters

  43. bow and arrows mite be fun

  44. how about we do somthing for the troops

  45. a fire startig kit

  46. A rustic chair to go with the table.

    • troop140life // January 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm // Reply

      I agree with skyminer707, I built the table about a month ago and a chair would look awesome with it!

    • I agree with this one. Go to sit at kithen table and fall back because kithen chair is at desk. A rustic chair would look nice with the custom desk.

  47. Lego biuldings for you to biuld

  48. a toy rocket?

  49. How about you show us how to make a bow for the arrow you showed us how to make online.

  50. Mr. loves lock blades // December 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm // Reply

    more backpacking projects, like the backpacking sled, stuff like that

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