Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Superhero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws: 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Families
It's time for serious family fun Get ready to take playtime to the next level with "Dad's Book of Awesome Projects" Inside, you;ll find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. And the fun doesn't stop soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. And the fun doesn't stop there This book shows you and your kids how to build: Comic book shoesRope swingsHomemade goo slimeEggshell cupcakesOl'-fashioned fruit crate scooter Best of all, each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. With 25 DIY projects and crafts, "Dad's Book of Awesome Projects" will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad… read more
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Stuck scrambling for a last minute Christmas gift for a kid on your list? Check out these awesome Amazon finds under $25—and if you're a Prime member, they'll ship for free in two days. Avoid the rush and long lines at stores and order these toys online instead! Make all of their holiday dreams come true on a tight schedule with a range of awesome, affordable gifts kids will love, including educational LEGO sets, collectible Hatchimal figurines, creative Pokemon toys and more.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Introducing the Swagger Pro 3 electric scooter. With a lightweight, folding design, smooth, powerful motor and intelligent feature...s like cruise control, rear suspension and built-in USB charging, getting around just got better. Thanks to a 250-watt... read more
Get to work all around the construction zone with this sturdy, colorful construction site rug! Durably made to look great for coun...tless playtimes to come, the woven rug with a skid-proof backing comes with three wooden construction vehicles and features details like a crane, wheelbarrows, barriers, cones, and roads to accommodate all kinds of vehicles, play people, and more! With this rug, there are lots of ways to learn and play. Ages: 3+ Years read more
•Stackable design makes for easy,Walmartpact storage Walmartfy contoured back and wide armrests•Modern, lightweight architecture•S...uitable for indoor and outdoor useGender UnisexWeight Capacity 50lbs.Age 1 1/2 - 4 yearsStyle/ Theme N/A read more
Activity rug and with both town and country scenes and 49 wooden play piecesIncludes 15 vehicles, 8 town buildings, 8 farm structu...res, 6 animals, 7 people, 4 traffic signs, bridgePlay figures match buildings and vehicles (for instance, police officer, police car, and police station)Soft rug is machine washable and features skid-proof backing and reinforced border bindingAges 3+; rug: 39” x 36” (100 cm x 91 cm)About Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug toys are designed to nurture childhood wonder. From classic wooden toys to inventive crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products inspire creativity and imagination in children throughout the world. The thoughtfully designed toys spark free play that’s full of joy and rich with learning. Since the company’s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products with a commitment to uncompromising quality, safety, service, and value. Because high-quality playthings should be accessible to all, Melissa & Doug strives to share its passion for play with kids everywhere.Countless Ways to Play We make toys and other products that offer #CountlessWaysToPlay. We believe the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists. With everything we create, we hope to encourage: • FREE PLAY • CREATIVITY • IMAGINATION • LEARNING • DISCOVERY read more
Learning to be a maker has never been more fun. Lavishly illustrated with cartoons and drawings, this book guides the reader throu...gh six hands-on projects using electricity. Discover the electrical potential lurking in a stack of pennies - enough to light up an LED or power a calculator! Launch a flying LED copter into the air. Make a speaker that plays music from an index card. Build working motors from a battery, a magnet, and some copper wire. Have fun while learning about and exploring the world of electricity. The projects in this book illuminate such concepts as electric circuits, electromagnetism, electroluminescence, the Lorentz force and more. You'll be amazed by the results you get with a handful of simple materials. read more
The science behind, "But, why?"Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about... the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind:Chemistry, with Soap CloudsBiology, with Hole-y WallsPhysics, with Straw Balloon Rocket BlastersPlanet Earth, with Acid RainThe Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers Best of all, every single one of these projects can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the grocery store. Whether your kid wants to create his or her own Mount Vesuvius or discover why leaves change colors in the fall, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments will bring out the mad scientists in your family--in no time! read more
Younger readers learn all about gravity, balance, senses and more, with fun activities and pictures.
Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely―these species are both extinct, wh...ich means the entire population has died out. More than 99 percent of all species, or about 5 billion, have gone extinct since life first formed on Earth 4.5 billion years ago. Some of those species went extinct at the same time in an event know as a mass extinction. What type of event could cause such a massive die off? This is a question that scientists have asked for decades as they explore the causes of extinction. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the scientific investigative work necessary to answer these questions and find the culprit behind mass extinctions. Follow the scientists as they look at all potential reasons for extinction, including asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions, excessive gases in the atmosphere, climate change, and more. Where do scientists find clues to help them answer their questions? In rocks―scientists travel the globe to excavate the evidence. They look for fossils that might tell them what lived before an extinction and what lived after. They also examine the chemical elements in rocks at the boundaries between geologic eras, as well as the structure of rocks. As they follow the evidence, the pieces of the puzzle come together to form a clearer picture of events that happened millions of years ago, whether it’s an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Extinction is not just a thing of the past. It is happening right now, at a higher rate than is typical. Because of this, there is debate about whether or not the presence of humans on Earth is having the same effect as an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Are we currently experiencing the sixth mass extinction? And if so, what are the causes? Can we stop it? Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? includes hands-on activities and critical thinking exercises to encourage readers to consider humans’ role in the current extinction, what we can learn from past extinction events, and how they can be part of efforts to prevent extinction. Hands-on activities, a fun narrative style, interesting facts, species spotlights, and links to primary sources combine to bring the subject of extinction to life in a fun and engaging way. read more
A fantastic how-to-book full of projects and activities to help children learn about the natural world, with simple experiments, t...hings to make, games to play and things to find - in the woods, on the beach, in a field and in the backyard (and even indoors). More than 350 lively photographs show you exactly what to do. read more
Provide the student with a sharp pencil, eraser, a set of sharp colored pencils and a smooth black pen. The student will be able t...o use logic intuitively to complete each mind game, art game or puzzle. Use one or more pages per day. Provide the student wi read more
Artist Katrina Rodabaugh shares her artistic training and up-cycling sensibility in this unique and inspired book, The Paper Playh...ouse. With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand--all made with unique style and flair! Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, and with stunning photography by Leslie Sophia Lindell, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts. A beautiful gallery provides further project inspirations from Lisa Congdon, Maya Donenfeld, Heather Smith Jones, Courtney Cerutti, Gracia Haby, Mati Rose McDonough, and many more! read more
Releasing in time for Father's Day, Made With Dad features fifty unique, fabulous projects for fathers to make with their children.... Projects include everything from samurai swords to pocket-size dolls, wizard wands to paper zoos.All projects can made from affordable, easy-to-find items—often regular household ones already owned. Full-color photographs, line drawings, and detailed instructions provide an easy, visually lush, and family—friendly manual.This is a book for fun and bonding, one boys, girls, and adults will enjoy. It will allow families to create objects to play with everyday or display in their rooms, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. read more
Give your kids their first taste of crafting with My First Craft Book, a brilliant introduction to a world of endless creative pos...sibilities.With Emma Hardy’s 25 easy ideas aimed at children aged from 7 to 11, there are hours of fun to be had. Every project comes with crystal clear instructions and cute artworks that guide your child through every step. You’ll find you can make lots of things with just paper and glue in the papercrafts section, while tiny tailors can learn about basic stitching in the Simple Sewing chapter. Kids can move onto bigger projects in the costumes section, where there are lots of ideas for creative play. There’s a chapter on transforming natural and recycled materials into presents and toys; plus, the holidays will never be boring, with ideas for pumpkin animals, Easter egg cards, and Christmas cookies. Every activity expands your child’s knowledge and once they have mastered the basics they can let their imagination run wild and start work on their own craft projects. read more
My First Sewing Book: 35 easy and fun projects for children aged 7 years +
Provides instructions for using readily available materials and printing, sewing, decoupage, stencilling, and other techniques to ...make simple craft projects includings toys, gifts, decorations, clothing, and other items. read more
Grab some paper, cardboard, duct tape, and other materials and get ready to blast away boredom! Inventive young builders will love... creating awesome projects such as treasure chests, tin can robots, space stations, swords and armor, and a whole lot more. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions, readers will be building their own fantastic projects in no time! read more
Spread the joy and craft of books in your family with Making Books with Kids.An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for enc...ouraging an artistic spirit in children! Making Books with Kids features more than 25 creative, kid-friendly projects in design, illustration, paper decorating, binding techniques and more. Book artist and author Esther K. Smith offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, full-color photographs and illustrations. Each sequence is accompanied by finished samples and variations as well as the inspiring work of a prominent book artist. Whether you use these projects independently or as a curriculum for hands-on, family-friendly, bookmaking experiences, you'll find that the lessons in this book are open-ended so they can be explored over and over-with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Making Books with Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. Spread the love of--and craft of--books in your family with Making Books with Kids. read more
Two wonderful practical books brimming with hundreds of lively activities for children. Painting, crafts, science experiments, coo...king, gardening, magic tricks, music and party games and more, with ideas suitable for children of all ages from 3-12. All the projects use easy, safe materials and equipment you will find around the home, and the techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step photographs. read more
Cape Buffalo: Children Book of Fun Facts & Amazing Photos on Animals in Nature - A Wonderful Cape Buffalo Book for Kids aged 3-7
Stick it to 'Em is your invitation to create your own customized stickers with sass This guide comes with tons of stickers for you... to customize, so don't settle for a sticker book, stick it to 'em With just a hint of silly irreverence, Stick is to 'Em... read more
Make fun and easy paper airplanes with this great origami for kids book.Origami Airplanes is a paper craft book that presents a co...llection of unique origami airplane models from well-known origami author and expert Florence Temko. These 3D paper designed airplanes are great for paper folders of any skill level and is a favorite craft book among children and adults alike. each paper airplane is explained with easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrated with a photograph of the finished origami project. An introduction to paper folding techniques makes it a great book to learn origami and a section on how to design your own paper airplanes opens up endless possibilities for your own creativity. This origami book is sure to provide hours of entertainment for both children and adults.This origami book contains: Full-color 64 page book 20 original origami airplane projects easy-to-follow diagrams Folding tips and backgroundFun and accessible for both the paper crafts novice and the more season paper folder, this wonderfully giftable origami book gets you started right away and is a great value.Origami airplanes include: Blunt Nose Plane Global Flyer Wind Darter Concorde Helicopter and many more… read more
The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This hardcover book is filled with fun how-to guides ...for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Each of the four Boxcar Children has their own section―practical advice from Jessie, a “roughing it” guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! A great gift for Boxcar fans. read more
Over 100 fun activities that kids will love, with magic tricks, food to cook, plants to grow and games to play. Clear stage-by-sta...ge photographs make it easy to do. read more
This A4 100 page coloring book of cartoon fun to color from Donald duck, Mickey mouse and friends to Sylvester the cat and Winnie ...the pooh. Great for kids age 5+. read more
This A4 100 page coloring book of cartoon fun to color from Donald duck, Mickey mouse and friends to Sylvester the cat and Winnie ...the pooh. Great for kids age 5+. read more
This easy origami book is perfect for kids or beginners looking to try their hand at paper crafts! Perfect for the beginner. Featu...ring 50 simple origami designs, Origami Japanese Paper Folding introduces a variety of simple paper craft projects,... read more