Toys

  • How to Build a LEGO Flower
    Use colorful Lego building bricks to build flowers that are beautiful from both sides Make your Lego flowers taller or shorter by adding or removing bricks from your Lego ...
  • How to Make Old Pioneer Day Toys
    Most children living during the 1800s, or in pioneer days, did not have much time to play with toys; they spent a lot of their time helping around the house and farm Many of ...
  • Homemade Simple Machines for Kids
    A simple machine is a tool most often used by a person to make a job easier or more efficient A machine with one working part is classified as simple, whereas a tool with ...
  • How to Make a Rubber Band Helicopter
    This interesting toy can be constructed from generally available household materials, or with items that can be obtained at most craft or hobby supply stores With adult ...
  • How to Supe Up Power Wheels
    Just because you're not old enough to ride a two-wheeler bike doesn't mean that you don't feel the need for speed You can supe up your Power Wheels. Power Wheels are ...
  • 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 Make a Tin-Can Phone
    Even today's kids, used to smartphones with dozens of advanced features, can enjoy the classic tin-can telephone This simple do-it-yourself toy uses basic principles of ...
  • How to Build a Self Propelled Car With Rubber Bands
    Rubber bands can store enormous amounts of potential energy, at least as far as toy cars are concerned When wrapped around a rigid axle attached to wheels, a rubber band can ...
  • How to Identify Fine Porcelain Dolls
    Collecting porcelain dolls is a popular hobby among youngsters and adults alike While many children collect porcelain dolls simply for the beauty of the dolls and the joy ...
  • 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 Design a Balloon-Powered Car
    Compressed air is a powerful force that can be easily harnessed with a balloon to make a working toy car Using only a piece of cardboard, wheels, a few straws and some glue, ...
  • How to Build a Model Elevator
    Building a model elevator is a great way to have fun with your children and to educate them at the same time This may seem like an expensive undertaking, but this is not the ...
  • 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 Violins Out of Cardboard
    If you want to provoke your children's interest in music, or if your children are begging for a violin but you want to avoid listening to the sounds of a wailing cat, then ...
  • 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 Fix Rechargeable Batteries That Won't Hold a Charge
    Rechargeable batteries are a popular and cost-saving choice to power tools, games and appliances Unfortunately, even rechargeable batteries have a life cycle and eventually ...
  • 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, ...
  • Experiments With Baking Soda and Vinegar
    If you are looking for some fun, educational and inexpensive things to do with your kids during the summer or after school, all you need is some baking soda, vinegar, a few ...
  • How to Put Together a Graco Winnie the Pooh Pack & Play
    The Graco company is a popular manufacturer of infant, toddler and child products This company offers a variety of juvenile products, including car seats, travel systems, ...
  • How to Make a Flying Helicopter at Home
    A helicopter flies by creating lift with rotating blades The blades rotate and displace air downward, which lifts the helicopter into the air. You can make a simple flying ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mega Bloks Instructions
    Mega Bloks is a creative toy for children that aims to improve their motor skills and encourage creative play The various Mega Blok sets are targeted to three different age ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Check the Fuse on a Power Wheels Battery
    New Power Wheels models have a built-in thermal fuse to keep the car battery from overheating during use Older models used a removable 25-amp fuse to protect the battery from ...
  • How to Build a Toy Battery Powered Car
    Over the course of an afternoon, you can gather together all of the components needed to make a simple battery-powered toy car This kind of toy is about as rewarding to make ...
  • How to Make a Homemade RC Tank
    The tank is a symbol of battlefield superiority, heavily armored and mobile artillery For some enthusiasts of RC models, they have made their own model tanks capable of ...
  • Things to Build Using Mega Bloks
    With a bin full of blocks, there’s almost no limit to the creative playtime your children can enjoy Mega Bloks are brightly colored, interlocking blocks that are a bit ...