The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction is an inexpensive book that provides detailed instructions for building quality birdhouses.
Everyone needs a hobby. Maintaining an aquarium is not only educational but also restful! If you can’t get outside, you can bring nature right into your own living room. The Tropical Fish Handbook, a free eBook in the public domain, will get you started! A book of practical information for the beginner, containing illustrations and […]
Ready for a fun summer project? The Second Boys’ Book of Model Aeorplanes will help you construct and fly model airplane gliders and motorized airplane models. The first edition of this book covered the history of airplanes and how they fly. With the world of aircraft changing very rapidly at the time these books were […]
Another excellent resource from NASA. Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator’s Guide is a 98-page download with STEM-focused activities for K–12. The guide includes 18 lessons or activities. Each lesson includes the objective, theory, materials needed, procedures, and leading questions from which to draw conclusions. Sounds like a great opportunity to practice the scientific […]
Here is a great summer fun activity to keep hands busy: experimenting with paper airplane designs! Fold & Fly currently has a database of 45 paper airplane designs.
Interactive site based on book by Henry T. Brown — summer learning fun! This interesting site has provided illustrations of all of the 507 movements, many of them have been animated — a process that is apparently ongoing. There are also notes that help explain the mechanisms.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Here are 4 awesome DIY Dad books to celebrate the holiday. All are currently free to read on Kindle Unlimited. If you have never used Kindle Unlimited before you may be eligible for a 30-day free trial. (Don’t have a Kindle? No problem!) Dad’s Book of Awesome […]
We included a free Christmas cookie advent in our Christmas Holiday Helps. But we recently found another Christmas cookie countdown from Betty Crocker that we are totally enjoying! You can sign up for their newsletter if you want to receive a cookie a day — or just check the link below each day. Betty’s Cookie […]
Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, you can download this free public domain title full of ideas for making homemade Christmas gifts! Boys’ Make-at-Home Things by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey and Marian Elizabeth Bailey includes instructions with illustrations and diagrams for over two dozen toys and other useful things: Make-At-Home-Things for Boys aims to […]
You remember what paper sloyd is, right? Well, here is a very modern twist on paper craft from a web designer living in the Netherlands: Templatemaker! Templatemaker is a free interactive that helps you create your own paper craft templates: This page is a resource for DIY artists, graphics designers and everyone who likes paper […]
Here are dozens of free Christmas printables from Canon! The collection of over 40 printables includes: Gift box. Stickers. Greeting cards. Wreaths. Sliding puzzles. Paper crafts. You’ll want to read the instructions to make sure you have the supplies you will need. In some cases, you’ll want special paper. Fun holiday freebie. Enjoy!
You and your kids can create pretzel turkeys or chocolate caramel turkey legs with these 20 fun DIY Thanksgiving treats!