DIY Steampunk Wooden Robots

DIY Steampunk Wooden Robots

Introduce kids to woodworking by challenging them to create these whimsical steampunk wooden robots – from wood, screws and metal scraps! There is a certain appeal to a pile of loose hardware, wouldn’t you say? All those nuts, bolts and little metal scraps...
Pattern Block Alphabet: Printable Challenge Cards

Pattern Block Alphabet: Printable Challenge Cards

Combine early literacy with STEM and teach the alphabet in a playful hands-on way with these printable pattern block cards! Also check: Lego 3D AlphabetLego 2D AlphabetLego Duplo AlphabetMagna-Tiles Alphabet One of the latest additions to our classroom are these...
How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

Build a simple articulated wooden robot! It is a great engineering project to teach kids how articulation works and a perfect woodworking project for beginners. My kids have a lot of toys. When I’ve just tripped over one, I tend to think they have too...
DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

These handmade tree house blocks open new opportunities for block play, allowing children to create natural-looking constructions and multi-levelled tree houses for fairies and forest creatures to settle in. My son loves building, so our collection of building toys...
Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Learn the alphabet the hands-on way – by building letters with wooden blocks! Use our free printable cards for inspiration. People process information differently, and while three main processing methods are defined as auditory, visual and kinesthetic, there are...
DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

If your kids are into STEM activities and building, these wooden layer blocks will add a new dimension to their wooden block play and allow them to build multi-leveled doll houses, garages and towers! A few years ago, when we first started playing with wooden building...
DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

Inspired by the Montessori colour tablets, we decided to make our own gradient blocks. At first, I thought that they’d be a sturdier version of paint samples for creating a handmade gradient puzzle, but they actually turned out to be a very open-ended toy! This...
DIY Wood Robot Toy

DIY Wood Robot Toy

Do you want to make a wood robot toy? Or maybe looking for the first woodworking project for kids? Try this one! One morning, while our son was still sleeping, a surprise guest climbed onto his windowsill… “Wake up, Buddy! Look who’s here!” The...
20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

Since our son’s birth, we have developed a fondness for handmade wooden toys: they seem so sturdy and reliable, looking as if they were coming straight from a loving grandpa’s workshop. Untreated wood smells and feels pleasant, but it also provides a nice...
Make-a-Monster Blocks

Make-a-Monster Blocks

Wooden building blocks are a classic toy for open-ended play. So I try not to be too hard on myself for picking up yet another set for my kid whenever I see a good deal at a second-hand toy store or dollar store. When I have a pretty good assortment, I can turn them...
Make Rainbow Sand Blocks

Make Rainbow Sand Blocks

Adding unique wooden blocks to our collection is always fun. Who knows what will become of them! They may act as stained-glass windows in a three-story palace, or as sun-catchers on our windowsill. I wanted to get some new specialty blocks for my son, and a couple of...
DIY Wooden Toys to Make Yourself

DIY Wooden Toys to Make Yourself

Are you thinking of giving a special gift to your kid and making a personalized wooden toy? Here is the list of our favourite DIY wooden toy projects! I have always enjoyed working with wood, and my partiality grew when Budster was born. Like many parents, I was...

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