It can be hard finding cool gifts for 11 year old boys, since they’re too ‘grown up’ for toys yet maybe not quite old enough for cell phones.Well, that’s where we come in, because we’ve done all the hunting for you and found awesome gaming consoles, LEGO building kits, electric scooters, and more.
Razor Electric Rechargeable Motorized Ride On Scooter
Travel in style to school, the park, or anywhere you like with this super cool Razor Motorized Scooter. This bad boy can go up to 15mph – perfect if you’re running a little late – and it’s sure to be a smooth ride with its extra-wide tires and chain-drive motor.
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
With access to over 15,000 apps, games, books, shows, movies and more, the Fire HD (Kids Edition) Tablet will make the ultimate gift, for sure. This kid-proof tablet is made for all the butter-fingers out there, plus parents can also make use of the features, and control what can and cannot be accessed.
Looking for a gift that’s got that wow-factor? Then go for nothing other than the Xbox One. This incredible 1TB console has more power than any other on the market, bringing their gaming experience to a whole new level. With this, you even get a game included so they can play straight from the box.
Fortnite Battle Royale Battle Bus
Bring Fortnite to life with the battle bus from Battle Royale, along with Burnout and Funk Ops mini figures to re-enact the action from the world’s most famous game.
Perfect for indoor play, this mini hockey set comes with all the thrills but none of the spills as it’s made to be played on their knees. Comes with sticks, foam balls, and nets.
Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book
Whittling can be a great stress-reliever, and it’s a skill that many wish they possessed. Have your 11 year old teach himself how to carve animals, flowers and more with this wonderful book.
Glow-in-The-Dark Capture the Flag
The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down – this game of Capture the Flag comes with 25 glow in the dark playing pieces for energetic fun well into the night.
A beautiful gift for 11 year old boys, this book will teach them how to play the old fashioned way, from fishing to building treehouses, and even how to orienteer.
With an incredible 50 pieces included, this first microscope set will allow your boy to see things from a new perspective, and can be used to view both slides and 3D objects.
Computer skills are an essential part of modern life, and this fantastic kit will set them on the right path as they build and then code their very own tablet.
It can be hard to entertain the kids when the weather says no, but this table gives them 4 ways to play (including billiards and foosball), so they’ll never get bored.
Who knew learning could be so much fun? For budding ornithologists, this game for 1-5 players will help them expand their knowledge of birds while competing to gain the most points.
Sphero 2 is the brilliant way to make music out of anything, as the finger pieces can be tapped onto colors (or the play pad) to make sounds, notes, and beats.
Kids can test their knowledge of their curriculum subjects with the fun games and activities within the pages of this brilliant book, which covers every subject studied throughout grade 6.
Transformers Generations Cybertron Titan
Fans of Transformers will love this gigantic (2 foot) Omega Supreme figure which transforms from autobot to command centre in 37 steps, and includes an additional micromaster figure.
Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist
With realistic sound effects from Avengers: Infinity War, this wearable gauntlet boasts articulated fingers, light-up infinity stones, and can be locked into a fist as an impressive display item.
11 year old boys amass an incredible amount of ‘stuff’, and whether it’s for learning or leisure, this backpack will provide enough storage and comfort to carry them through the day.
SKLZ Lightning Bolt Baseball Pitching Machine
Let him practice even when he’s on his own with this pitching machine which comes with adjustable pitch heights, 5 second delays, and 12 soft micro bolt balls.
Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit
11 year olds will love this science kit which includes 25 explosive experiments which will fizz, bang, combust, and detonate – it’s the most fun science has ever been!
LEGO Star Wars: Attack of The Clones Yoda
The most adorable of all Star Wars characters, Yoda can be theirs when they piece together the 1771 bricks and blocks contained in this incredible LEGO building kit.
The perfect way to expend energy, this game of Dodge-Tag can be played both indoors and out, as the balls used to target opponents are soft so won’t damage furniture (or kids).
Whatever wheels they choose to ride, they can add a little more excitement with this Ten Eighty Launch Ramp, which comes in 2 pieces which can be used together or apart.
Where else can you be an alien, monster, or robot but in King of Tokyo, the game which sees players choose what strategy they will use to become the ultimate winner?
Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating, and this kit will allow enthusiasts to build (and rebuild) their own T-Rex from the 51 pieces enclosed, which will stand at an impressive 36”!
LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender
This amazingly faithful reproduction of the Land Rover Defender will delight any LEGO or car-mad 11 year old, as it comes with a whopping 2573 pieces to put together and build.
NERF Fortnite Elite Dart Blaster
Straight from the game of Fortnite comes this AR Elite Dart Blaster by NERF, which has a motorized blaster which can fire 10 missiles, and comes with 20 darts and a 10 dart clip.
Let him shoot some hoops indoors with this Pop-A-Shot home basketball game which features two hoops, 10 different games, infrared scoring system, and adjustable height settings to suit both players and home.
ThinkFun Clue Master Logic Game
Encourage critical thinking and puzzle solving skills with this book which allows players to figure out each move from the color, shape, and position clues provided.
This book is FULL of cringeworthy (in the best possible way) jokes which all 11 year olds will love, and with more than 1700 of them, it’ll keep them going for weeks.
Altair High Speed Remote Control Truck
With speeds of up to 30MPH, this remote control off-roader is ready to take on even the toughest terrains, and features 2 speed controls for the beginner or the established speed-freak.
GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter
Kids are always dashing about here and there, so make their journeys a lot more pleasurable with this electric scooter, which will take them where they want to go at up to 15.5MPH.
Get them out in the fresh air with this pickleball set which comes with 2 strong but lightweight paddles and 3 drilled balls which will withstand even the most competitive of games.
This kit makes an incredible gift for 11 year old boys, as it allows them to design and build their own machine, and then program it to do what it’s supposed to do.
When the sun goes down, outdoor play usually comes to an end, but this light-up flying disc contains brightly colored LED lights, which means they can continue even when it’s dark.
Climate change is a serious business, and this hands-on science kit will help to teach kids about global warming and weather in a fun and informative way.
The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever For Boys Only
Answering some of childhood’s most pressing questions, this book will arm your child with the knowledge of how to do some of the most obscure but incredibly fascinating things they can think of.
As featured in the Guinness Book of Records, the Aerobie Pro Ring features soft edges, making both throwing and catching a lot more comfortable, while also allowing for even greater throwing distances.
SmartGames Asteroid Escape Puzzle
Absolutely perfect for engaging kids on long journeys or in waiting rooms, this puzzle asks users to help the spaceship navigate its way through the asteroid field in one of 60 different configurations.
Every minute of every day is an opportunity to play a prank on some unsuspecting victim, so make sure they’re worth doing with this book of gross, crazy, and hilarious pranks.
The possibilities are endless with LittleBits, the kit which allows kids to use everyday items to make amazing inventions. There are 8 included, and suggestions for many many more.
LEGO NINJAGO Masters of Spinjitzu Stormbringer
With 493 pieces, this LEGO set will build into Stormbringer, the Lightning Dragon from Ninjago, and also comes with 4 minifigures so they can re-enact their favorite (or make up their own) scenes.
Minecraft Mini Figure Collector Case
Fans of Minecraft will no doubt amass an impressive collection of minifigures. Give them somewhere to store them with this portable case which doubles as a playing area, too.
No matter where they are they can set up and play KanJam, the game which sees players throw their disc into the opposing goal. Comes with two goals and flying disc.
Razor E-Punk Electric Mirco Bike
This micro bike is awesome, and combines the power of electricity with the fun of a BMX. Riders can stand or sit as they perform stunts, or just go from A to B.
Kids can battle it out with family and friends by collecting assets to the tune of a million bucks, and add to their fortune by trying to ‘steal’ their opponent’s fortune, too.
Tony Hawk Dynacraft BMX Freestyle Bike
Feel just like the famous BMX master with this Tony Hawk BMX Bike. The slick black frame, neon green details, Tony Hawk’s graphics, and alloy wheels will have everyone’s heads turning down at the skatepark – especially once you start ripping out some neat tricks and moves.
LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit Building Kit
Any kid is bound to have a ‘roarsome’ time with this LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit Kit. Inside this LEGO kit, you receive a rotating blade helicopter toy (with stud shooter and searchlights), quad bike, blue raptor, Wheatley and Owen figures, plus a pilot and even more.
Yvolution Y Fliker Carver C3 Scooter
If ordinary scooters just aren’t cutting it for you anymore, then take a look at these Yvolution Fliker C3 Scooters. These sensational scooters are made for daredevils like you; with FLEX technology, no other scooter can perform tricks, stunts, and moves quite like it – and it can even reach up to 25km/h!
There is no better way to record all your wicked tricks than with this fabulous VTech Kidizoom Action Cam. This kid-proof camera is super sturdy, making it strong enough to endure years of falls and tumbles and it’s even waterproof – perfect for capturing days out at the beach or pool.
My Explorations Flash to the Past Subscription Box
Join Simon and Raven in a ‘Flash to the Past’ with this super neat My Explorations subscription. The first box comes with an introduction, fun activity sheets, lunch box with magnets, map poster and more – what a cool and unique gift for 11 year old boys.
Transformers Power of the Primes Evolution Nemesis Prime
‘Transform’ your gift-giving skills and choose this Limited Edition Transformers Nemesis Prime. You can rest assured any fan of the movies is going to absolutely love this cool 4-in-1 figure. “4-in-1?” you ask? Yes! This figure transforms between Nemesis Pax figure, Nemesis Prime figure, a tractor-trailer, and semi-truck – impressive, hey?
Big Time Toys Socker Bopper Power Bag
From Big Time Toys is the Socker Bopper Power Bag. This punch bag is brilliant for letting out all of his stresses, worries, and frustrations whilst getting some exercise and steering him away from too much screen time. It also helps to develop important self-defense skills.
Unlike most other consoles, you can play the nifty Nintendo Switch ANYWHERE; at home, in the car, park, waiting room, using the handheld tablet and joycons. What’s more, it has 2 controllers so you can even invite a friend to play with you, without having to spend more.
Ever wanted to make your own movies? Well, now’s your chance with this marvelous Stop Motion Claymation Kit. The kit contains clay to create your own characters, stage, props, backdrops, and instructions – all you need is a smartphone and you’re ready to roll. Ready…set…action!
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster
You’ll be hitting the bullseye with a Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster. The Rampage Blaster fires its darts up to a whopping 75 feet! If you need to practice your aim, this is definitely the way to do so, plus it comes with 25 darts so you can happily fire away for hours and hours.
You’ve seen the usual car racing games but have you seen Rocket League? In this game, it’s all about cars battling together to be the winning team – in the end, the team with the most goals is the winner. As you progress, you win and unlock awesome items and vehicles that you can upgrade and use.
The aim of Gravity Maze is to build the towers, matching the challenge cards, and create a path that enables the marble to reach the target. The game comes with 60 cards that range in difficulty levels, so once you’ve mastered each one, you can then level up – reckon you can become an expert?
With a durable, non-tangle cord, these headphones will make the perfect gift for 11 year old boys. For young lads who are always out on random adventures, it’s important you spend your money on products that will last through the rough and tumble, just like these. They also fold up neatly, handy for small backpacks.
Nerf Official: Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger Pack
From Nerf come these Lazer Taggers. This pack of two encourages more than just fun, they also promote exercise and get them socializing as, of course, laser tag is best played with a friend. Displayed are your strength and ammo, so you can see your performance as the game progresses – may the best man win!
Razor Power Rider 360 Electric Tricycle
With speeds of up to 9mph, this is a ride-on like no other – it’s also electric giving you ultimate power and ease of use. The Razor Power Rider comes with dual inclined rear caster wheels, making drifting an absolute dream, plus it looks pretty darn cool, too.
Beyblade Burst Evolution Star Storm Battle Set
Let the battles commence with the Beyblade Star Storm Set. Included in this set are the Star Storm Beystadium, 2 SwitchStrike spin tops, and 2 spin launchers. Beyblade battles are super exciting to watch, as it’s impossible to tell who will end up the winner, plus Beyblades can even explode into pieces – woah.
This comfy chill chair – in two dozen color choices – is the perfect place for your kid to hang out and relax after a stressful day of math and social studies. Shredded memory foam is covered with super-soft suede in this big-enough-for-two chair for maximum comfort. The removable cover is machine washable.
Star Wars Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie Interactive Plush
The ultimate sidekick, this Chewbacca interactive plush toy is the next best thing to having a real Chewie friend. This furry fellow responds with over 100 sounds and animations including funny facial expressions, hair-raising roars, and earth-shattering snores. He comes with his bandolier and satchel and, of course, is fully fluent in the Wookiee language.
Give your kid a dedicated target for all his Nerf blasters. Now he can keep his aim sharp with this digital target that features a scoreboard for solo or team play. It comes with three interactive, skill-building game modes for tons of target practice fun. It can stand alone or be mounted on the wall.
Screechers are the machine-beast hybrids that drive, flip, and transform. This set includes collectible discs that activate the morphing action. Jayhawk, Stingshift, Nightweaver, and Revadactyl are ready for high-flying, flipping, beast-crushing battles. Your kid will love playing with these cool cars for hours of adventures.
Minecraft Ender Dragon Interactive Mob Head
Your little Minecraft fan will go wild when he sees this Ender Dragon mask that brings the online gaming experience out into the real world. With an adjustable head strap that allows it to fit all sizes, it also has eyes that glow when you move the mask’s mouth.
Modular Robotics Cubelets Discovery Set
Do you have a little engineer who loves robotics? Then Cubelets is the app-enhanced, STEM toy that will encourage him to explore coding, design, and more. Brick adapters can attach Cubelets to LEGO creations enabling them with electronic functions, so your child will never run out of creative ways to use them.
Hasbro Monopoly Game: Cheaters Edition
You know all that time you spent teaching your child that “cheaters never win?” Well, throw all of that out the window with this Cheaters Edition of Monopoly. Cheat cards encourage players to attempt a specific cheat. Accomplish it and win an award. Fail and go to jail.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera
The old Polaroid instant camera has been reincarnated into the stylish Fuji Instax. With a new slimmer, lightweight design, an automatic exposure measurement, and improved viewfinder, this camera is ready to take awesome photos of fun on-the-go. It comes in more than a dozen color choices.
Hot Wheels Track Builder System Race Crate
There is no end to the super sonic racing fun your little speedster can have with this track builder crate from Hot Wheels. The crate folds out to include all the components for creating the Gravity Drop, Mega Jump, and Drag Race stunts. When done, it all folds up and stores the parts inside.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit
This is an epic LEGO set for Harry Potter fans. Over 800 pieces create the Great Hall with incredible accessories like the mirror in the Room of Requirement, a basilisk, wands, cauldrons, and more. It comes with an incredible 10 minifigures including the big three, plus Draco, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Nearless Headless Nick, and more.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! + Poké Ball Plus Pack
Take your favorite Pokemon out for a stroll with Poke Ball Plus. You can share your adventures with family or friends in 2-player action and connect the Pokemon GO app to your smartphone to enhance game play. You can catch true-to-size Pokemon just like a real trainer – this game is a must-have for fans.
Da Vinci’s DIY Science & Engineering Construction Kit
This old-school building kit allows your little engineer to build three remarkable machines: a ballista (a giant crossbow), a bombard (an early cannon), and a mighty catapult. All the laser-cut wood components you need are included and each machine is fully functional and can send projectiles up to 15 feet!
Make a statement with a 6-foot teddy bear! These bears are made of the highest quality fur which means they are super-soft and don’t shed. This adorable fellow has a sweet expression and is guaranteed for life. As long as you own it, you can return for repair or replacement.
LEGO Ninjago Movie Water Strider Building Kit
If he’s a fan of the Ninjago Movie he’s going to love this LEGO Water Strider Building Kit. Once it’s assembled, he will then be able to spend all day reenacting all the cool scenes from the movie, using the 4 included minifigures: Kai, Nya, Shark Army Thug, and Puffer.
Razor Dirt Rocket McGrath Electric Motocross Bike
Imagine all the crazy stunts, tricks and moves he could pull at up to 15mph, with this ultra awesome Razor McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike – they would definitely make for some amazing footage on a VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, don’t you think? Who knows, it could even be the start of a Motocross career!
Mario Kart 8 is a perfect game for absolute beginners or even gaming pros. The whole family will enjoy getting in on all the banana-throwing, mushroom-launching, thunderbolt-surging fun – yes, even you, parents! Throughout the tournament mode, you can also unlock new vehicles, features, and characters, too.
LEGO Space Shuttle Explorer Building Kit
In 3…2…1, the launch into block-building action shall commence, with this ‘spacetacular’ LEGO Space Shuttle Explorer Building Kit. The space shuttle has lots of fun features to play with, such as a satellite with fold-out wings, a minifigure astronaut accommodating cockpit, a robotic arm, and an opening payload bay.
Most kids are Roblox obsessed, which is why this Legends of Roblox Pack makes the ultimate gift for 11 year old boys – especially if they are avid collectors of the figures. This Legends pack contains 6 cool figures, making it a must-have addition for any Roblox collection.
Wham-O Slip N’ Slide Triple Racer
Have your friends over and slide into slippery action with this Wham-O Slip N’ Slide Triple Racer. This slide has 3 lanes, so up to 3 friends can race against each other, all while having a ‘splashing’ time and cooling down in the summer heat – what could be better?
Whether you’re off camping with your dad, or just playing around with friends and sleeping out in the backyard, this Coleman Sundome Tent is a perfect choice. This tent can fit 2 people and it’s also nice and easy to put up – great for those 11 year olds who love to do everything independently.
WowWee Fury Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings
You’ve probably seen the adorable Fingerlings Monkeys, but now they bring you their fearless and feisty Untamed Raptors. Named ‘Fury’, this guy can’t wait to eat, ahem, play with you – though beware, he may try and chomp you when you least expect it, especially if you tip him upside down!
Meet Disruptor, a seriously powerful member of the popular Nerf N-Strike Elite collection. This mighty blaster gun can fire at up to 90ft and has a 6-dart rotating drum, which definitely comes in handy when using the Slam-Fire action where you can fire all 6 in just SECONDS.
Winners of the Top Toy of the Year Award are these ‘stomptacular’ Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets. You can either stomp alone and challenge yourself to get the foam rockets as high as you can, or challenge a friend to a duel – may the highest-flying rocket, win!
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs Dinosaur
Unleash their inner creator with this 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs LEGO Building Kit. Get ready to dig your talons in because, with this kit, you can build a 4″ T-Rex, 7″ long Pterodactyl or a terrifying 3″ Triceratops. You could even add extra blocks from other kits and create ‘rawrsome’ Jurassic lands.
LEGO Marvel Infinity War Hulkbuster Smash-Up Building Kit
This will make the ultimate gift for 11 year old boys who are completely Marvel mad, don’t you think? Get ready to be brave and save the day with Hulkbuster – he needs to defeat sneaky supervillains, the perilous Proxima Midnight and get his (huge) hands on the special Infinity Stone.
Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Ride-On
Speed up to 12mph and drift ’til you can drift no more (or the battery runs out) with this Razor Ground Force Drifter. With its impressive high-torque motor, super slider wheels and rear handbrake, you’ll easily pull off some super exhilarating drifts. Why not challenge yourself and see how long you can drift for?
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
You simply cannot own a Nintendo Switch and not have this game, it’s just not right. Everyone deserves to meet the old classic, Donkey Kong – it is a Nintendo console, after all. You can even come across other cool characters such as Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong.
Fed up with throwing out and wasting all those cardboard boxes? Well, why not have your little crafter put them to use with this Cardboard Tool Kit? Using this kit he can build whatever he likes, and, best of all, once he becomes ‘board’ of it, he can take them all apart and reuse them!
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition
For those who prefer good ol’ classics, you cannot go wrong with this Nintendo Entertainment System. If he’s into retro games, he will definitely recognize all of the awesome inbuilt games, with famous titles such as Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros. and more.
Roblox Mix & Match Action Figure Pack
This Roblox Punk Rockers Action Figure Pack is going to rock his socks off. With 18 pieces, including guitars, drum kit, and mic, he’ll be busy at band practice for hours and hours, plus this pack even comes with an exclusive code giving him access to the virtual game online – how cool.
Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Discovery Kit
Blow your little brainiacs’ minds with this innovative Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics discovery kit. Using clever color-coded snap-together (so no soldering) electrical pieces, they can build their very own real-working circuits, and with over 100 projects, including an alarm, flashing light, and adjustable-volume siren, the fun never has to end.
The Inklings are back in Splatoon 2, an all-new even more exciting game for the Nintendo Switch. This uber rad game is great for taking on the go as it’s even more colorful turf-war fun with others, especially on Salmon Run where you can have up to 4 players.
Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
Upgrade your ammo and bring your game to a whole new level with this Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster. No other blaster quite matches this beast, so if you’re ‘in it’ to ‘win it’, you simply don’t need anything else – well, other than some quick thinking, that is.
25 Super Cool Diy Toys and Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys
Become like the nation’s favorite trickster, Bart Simpson, and use his weapon of choice, the trusty slingshot. Not sure how to make your own? Then take a look at this handy DIY from The Merrythought – don’t worry parents, the ammo only consists of soft pom poms, so you’re pretty safe.
Like the look of all those fancy Nerf guns but don’t fancy becoming a human target? Then you’ll be pleased to know you can actually make your own DIY Spinning Target – which will be far more appealing than your butt, luckily. Take a look at this tutorial by frugalfun4boys, to find out how.
Spoil him with all of his favorite naughty snacks with this brilliant Happy Birthday Food Cake. All you need for this tantalizingly tasty make is the food, a few pretty ribbons and decorations, cardboard and tape and you’re good to go – plus you even get to keep the leftovers for yourself.
From aturtleslifeforme.com comes this awesome and unique Batman String Nail Art – no, not the kind of nail art for your hands, this type goes on your wall. Your little superhero nerds are going to absolutely adore this, plus once you get the hang of it, it’ll be pretty easy to design and make others.
Super easy and super sweet, you can make these little tin boxes of robot-building fun for the kid in your life. Print images of robot parts on magnet paper, carefully cut out, then store in a tin box that becomes the building surface. Great for travel or a party favor.
Know a young skateboarder? Make his life easier with this “skateboard sling.” Follow this tutorial for making a cloth carrier that allows your child to carry his board, hands-free, slung across his back. You can customize with any fabrics you like. All the kids at the skate park are going to want one.
This is the easiest, most inexpensive craft ever. Grab a bunch of Army men and a cheap picture frame from the dollar store. Hot glue the plastic figures around the frame in an interesting pattern, then spray paint the whole thing in the color of your choice. Looks adorable in a little boy’s bedroom.
Diy Baseball Diamond Bulletin Board
Is your kid a baseball player? Keep him organized with this adorable DIY bulletin board designed to look like a baseball stadium. It is so easy to make, yet has an impressive wow factor. Make it in less than an hour and give your kid a cool place to store his mementos and medals.
A bit of carpentry, sewing, and engineering and you can give your kid a cool indoor hammock swing. This cozy spot is the perfect place to relax. Determine where you want to mount it and buy the proper bolt for support. Check out this tutorial for how to create one of your own.
This paper dragon marionette would make the perfect rainy day activity for any kid who loves fantasy characters, as they color in and bring their dragon to life.
A fidget spinner is the ideal gift for 11 year old boys, but they’re small and easily lost. Why not make a batch so they’re always to hand with this fabulous DIY tutorial?
Make these Super Mario cereal bars as a filling snack to munch on when he’s absorbed in playing his Nintendo. Deliciously buttery, they’re a joy to look at, too.
These leaves look incredible, and are a far cry from the standard painted leaves you probably did as a kid – just look how ethereal and space-like they turn out!
Why not arm your kids with NERF guns (or spray bottles) and paint, and let them loose in the yard, creating abstract pictures which cost next to nothing to make?
In a world full of technology, sometimes it’s nice to let screens take a back seat and go back to old-fashioned toys, like this adorable wooden block robot which you can make yourself.
Sock puppets will always raise a smile, and this dragon version is super simple to make because it’s colorful and fun but requires absolutely no sewing at all.
Although there are no instructions with this DIY, it’s incredibly easy to make – just add eyes and a tongue, then stuff with something soft for an adorable pet snake.
This is a sweet way to encourage an interest in gardening. By carefully emptying and rinsing eggshells, you can have an unusual little planter for growing herbs or flowers.
In the event of an apocalypse, you might know how to forage for food but what about entertaining the kids? This tutorial shows you how to make paintbrushes from things found in nature.
Nothing beats playing in the great outdoors, so carry on that theme by making a bow and arrow set from pool noodles and PVC piping that they can go on adventures with.
There’s nothing wrong with sneaking a little science into play time, and that’s exactly what this STEM activity does, and once the learning is done they are left with an incredibly bouncy ball.
This set of dominoes uses simple shapes instead of dots, and can be made extremely cheaply as the tutorial comes with free printable templates and a couple of helpful suggestions.
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