Toys

  • DIY Wooden Swingset on a Budget
    The swing set has become an icon of the American backyard You can spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on these structures that now include forts, slides, seesaw, gliders ...
  • Instructions for Building a Mousetrap-Powered Boat
    The common mousetrap, when set, stores a finite amount of kinetic energy as the spring is pulled tight When the hook is released, the "jaw" of the trap snaps shut ...
  • How to Anchor a Trampoline From the Wind
    The large surface area and light weight of a trampoline acts like a parachute on windy days Some homeowners will bury the trampoline as a safety measure but digging is not ...
  • How to Put a Trampoline on a Slope
    A trampoline that tilts can throw the jumper off the side The safest surface on which to erect a trampoline is a perfectly flat, level lawn; unfortunately, not very many ...
  • Consumer Product Safety Review of Trampolines
    The US. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been investigating trampoline injuries for over a decade. Common especially in summer months, trampoline injuries ...
  • How to Troubleshoot the Peg Perego Gator
    An Italian manufacturer of juvenile products, Peg Perego is perhaps best known for its quality strollers The company also produces products such as high chairs, car seats, ...
  • How to Build a Playground Slide
    A slide is one of the most common features on a children’s playground It is basically a smooth slope with ladder on one end, soft landing surface on the other and ...
  • How to Refinish a Radio Flyer Wagon
    With its iconic red-and-white paint job and whitewall tires the Radio Flyer wagon has been providing transportation to young Americans for generations While the solid metal ...
  • Rainbow Play Set Assembly Instructions
    Rainbow play sets have an excellent reputation for creativity, durability and lasting value They are not, however, known for their easy assembly. In fact, Rainbow ...
  • How to Build a Solar Panel for a Kid's Project
    Building a solar panel with your kids teaches them about the basics of science and the importance of energy conservation As the world adjusts to climate change, alternative ...
  • The Best Bubble Soap Recipe
    Big bubbles can add fun to any outdoor activity for children There is something festive about bubbles no matter the occasion. Using commercial bubble soap can get expensive, ...
  • What Is Play-Doh Made Of?
    If you have ever smelled, played with or even tasted the clay-like substance of Play-Doh, you may be curious to find out its exact ingredients This popular modeling material ...
  • How to Convert a Pipe Into a Bubble Pipe
    Bubble pipes are plastic toys used for blowing soap bubbles However, for a more unique and attractive toy or costume piece, you can convert a regular tobacco pipe into a ...
  • How To Use Tekno the Robotic Puppy
    Like any 8-week old puppy, TEKNO responds to care and attention Unlike a real puppy, TEKNO relies on robotic sensors in his head, nose, mouth, ears, eyes and legs to decode ...
  • How to Make Furby Go to Sleep
    The Furby Boom, like older Furby models, has no off switch to make it go to sleep The Furby Boom can be put to sleep by pulling its tail for ten seconds or setting it on its ...
  • How to Clean Cabbage Patch Dolls
    Cabbage Patch Kids are a brand of dolls created by Xavier Roberts in 1978 Xavier Roberts has his signature on the bottom of each Cabbage Patch Kid. Cabbage Patch Dolls come ...
  • How to Clean Old Stuffed Animals
    A treasured stuffed animal from your childhood or even your parent’s childhood can bring back the fondest of memories Over the years, these stuffed animals can break ...
  • Troubleshooting for Power Wheels
    Fisher Price's Power Wheels is a brand of battery-operated ride-on children's vehicles Fisher Price has sold more than 10 million of them as of 2010, and many models are ...
  • How to Make Bubble Solution Without Glycerin
    While many homemade bubble solutions call for the use of glycerin, there are a number of ways to work around this Using certain brands of the foundational soap ingredients ...
  • How to Clean Ink Stains From American Girl Dolls
    American Girl dolls are showcased as collectibles, but they are also played with by young girls During the playing process, the vinyl on the American Girl doll can become ...
  • How to Reset a Furby
    Although the 2012 iteration of Furby and its 2013 successor, Furby Boom, added features such as smartphone app interaction and the ability to produce virtual offspring, these ...
  • How to Modify a Kid's Ride-On Toy
    You can amp up your children's battery-powered ride on toys in a variety of ways that will make them feel like they are driving the real thing You can double the battery ...
  • How to Make a Baby Doll Crib
    When it is time for your little girl to tuck her baby doll in for nap time, make a special homemade crib for the doll When it is finished, you can paint the baby doll crib ...
  • Where Can I Find Out What Old Matchbox Cars Are Worth?
    Matchbox cars, the classic miniature toys, have become worldwide collectibles since their creation in England in the 1950s With a number of collectors buying and selling ...
  • How to Stop Power Wheels Tires From Slipping
    With more than 25 million sold, Fisher-Price's Power Wheels are the No 1 battery-powered, ride-on vehicles for children. While there are over 100 different models, they all ...
  • How to Train a Furby
    Furbies caused a worldwide shopping craze during the holiday season of 1998 and have continued to be a popular children’s purchase since their release A small infrared ...
  • How to Trim & Fly Mini RC Helicopters
    Flying mini RC helicopters is a great way to experience the fun world of RC aircraft In order to make the most of your flight, it is important that you understand how to ...
  • How to Turn on a Furby
    Furby is a battery-operated pet substitute Although he's a toy, Furby is capable of speaking and even "learning." Furby does not have a traditional ...
  • Slinky Tricks
    According to the commercial jingle, the slinky was "a wonderful toy, fun for a girl and a boy" The spring-shaped toy, which had its biggest run of popularity in the 60s and ...
  • How to Adopt a Reborn Baby Doll
    The creation of reborn baby dolls is an art form that is sought by many doll collectors Reborn dolls are hand painted by artists so that the doll looks exactly the way a real ...