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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.

Hanky Panky magic trick

magic-200x148Most of us don't need a magic trick to make money vanish. For those who do, here is a great one. You'll need a quarter and a bandana.

Spin Doctor mystery

magic-200x1481A bully is accused of stealing Kelly's favorite CD, but they can't find where he hid it. See if you can solve the mystery.

Pix Trix joke

I can't really bend my body in half as depicted in this picture, but I'm able to create the illusion that I can by using this simple bit of photo trickery.

Swamp Sting mystery

A getaway car sank in the swamp. How does the criminal plan to get it out? See if you can solve the mystery.

Soaker Joker

Your friend turns on the faucet and gets sprayed with water. It's a funny practical joke, and Mac King shows you how to do it.

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.

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.