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
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Table Color: Natural Teak Summer Classics Croquet Teak Coffee Table Features: High-end outdoor furniture Summer classics outdoor P...roduct Type: Coffee Table Top Shape: Round Style: Rustic Top Color: Natural Wood Base Color: Natural Wood Distressed: No... read more
Step2 Seaside 3.5' Beach Umbrella The Seaside Umbrella by Step2 provides kiddos with shade while they play with their activity tab...le, picnic table or while hanging out at the beach.Features: Pointed base can be driven into ground Six strong and... read more
Hexbug Remote Control Mouse Cat Toy, Color Varies; This playfully energetic Hexbug Remote Control Mouse Cat Toy will mesmerize you...r cat with its lifelike movements and actions. This realistic robotic mouse will fool your cat into thinking it’s a real... read more
Children will get around with power and style on the cool Razor E300, Multiple colors. This electric scooter features everything t...hat parents and teens love with new, sleek styling. Race down the street with a top speed of 15 mph. A single charge gives... 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
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
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
For centuries, the ancient Japanese folk art of paperfolding -- origami -- has helped teach patience, accuracy and concentration
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
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
My First Sewing Book: 35 easy and fun projects for children aged 7 years +
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
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
Make perfect puppets from old socks, rubber gloves, cardboard, kitchen foil and ping pong balls. All the projects are simple and f...un to do and can be made using everyday items found around the home. read more
Fishing Coloring Book for Men & Boys | Includes FREE Digital Version 45 fun to color pages in a variety of styles from realistic g...rayscale to cartoon makes this book perfect for dads and sons to color together Pages are printed on one side, size 8x11 in. Feel free to use any or all your favorite coloring tools, such as colored pencils, gel pens, brush-tip markers, chalk, pastels and more. Includes FREE Digital Version As a bonus, you can download a PDF and print your favorite images to color again and again for endless fun. read more
Learn how to use a sewing machine while making fantastic projects! With 35 projects that you'll love to make and a helpful techniq...ues section, this book will teach you all about sewing machines. Start out with Clothes and Accessories, where you can... 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
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
1 Pc Yo-Yo Kits 2-1/4" wide Individually packaged kits include yo-yo halves, string and peg for a do it yourself project.
Cape Buffalo: Children Book of Fun Facts & Amazing Photos on Animals in Nature - A Wonderful Cape Buffalo Book for Kids aged 3-7
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
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
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
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