Guy Builds Giant Spirograph, Takes Chalk Art To the Next Level

Over on imgur a user with the alias 'hababird'—aka Nathan Pryor—has posted a gallery of images showing the step-by-step process he went through to create a gigantic eight-foot wide wooden Spirograph set that uses chunky pieces of chalk to create intricate artwork on streets and sidewalks. » 7/29/14 9:48am Yesterday 9:48am

This Simple Contraption Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons Every Minute

Like with nuclear war, a water balloon fight isn't about pinpoint accuracy. What's most important is raining down as much soakage on your opponent as quickly as possible. Which means that the Bunch O Balloons, which promises to let you make 100 throw-ready water balloons every minute, could be the most important… » 7/22/14 1:33pm 7/22/14 1:33pm

Hasbro Won't Mind If You Design (And Sell) Your Own 3D-Printed Toys

The advent of online file sharing made it easy for anyone to copy and distribute media for free, and many feel—and fear—that 3D printing will eventually do the same for physical products. So it's surprisingly refreshing to hear that a corporation like Hasbro has decided to embrace 3D printing, and will work with… » 7/21/14 6:00am 7/21/14 6:00am

MOSS Robotics Toy Review: The Easiest Way To Build Your First Robot

When reviewing a building toy it's impossible not to make comparisons with Lego. Not only are its bricks able to build everything from dinosaurs to X-wings, Lego also offers robotics sets that have been used to make some truly impressive autonomous creations. And in that latter category, it finally has some… » 7/09/14 9:00am 7/09/14 9:00am

Nerf's Double-Barreled Rhino-Fire Blaster Guarantees Office Supremacy

Although they're still designed with kids in mind, who among us doesn't have a Nerf blaster tucked away in a desk drawer, or hidden inside a carved out phone book? Office warfare can flare up in a heartbeat, but with Nerf's recently leaked N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire blaster at your disposal, you've already won the… » 7/08/14 10:40am 7/08/14 10:40am

Helicopter Lawn Darts Give You Time To Duck and Cover

Remember lawn darts? Unless you grew up during the 1980s you don't because the government decided that people lobbing giant darts with four-inch pointed metal spikes on the end was a terrible idea—so they were banned. But these Copter Darts appear to provide a similar type of lazy summer afternoon gameplay, minus the… » 7/07/14 3:20pm 7/07/14 3:20pm

Toys are even more fun when you can use them as weapons in warfare

Nerf guns, toy light sabers, shooting Spiderman webs, being a kid is awesome. But then kids grow up and foolishly lose their enjoyment for toys even though they're getting paid to pretend to be an adult. Build an arsenal of toy weapons people! You never know when you'll be able to use them as weapons like these adults… » 7/03/14 9:02pm 7/03/14 9:02pm

These Modern Dollhouses Are Nicer Than Your Actual Home

Barbie's dreamhouse might have everything from working elevators to a pool, but no one would actually want to live inside that pink nightmare. These stunning modern dollhouses from Warsaw are a different story—to the point where your kids might wonder why they have to live in the tiny bungalow you call home. » 7/01/14 11:20am 7/01/14 11:20am

Test Your Origami Skills With this Intricate Metal Apollo Lunar Lander

By now you've probably seen those Metal Earth foldable models in toy stores and at checkout stands all over the place. They're this generation's flat-packed foam gliders, but as you can see from this incredibly intricate Apollo Lunar Lander model, they require far more patience and skill to assemble. » 6/26/14 1:20pm 6/26/14 1:20pm

Conductive Foam Darts Turn Your iPad Into a Shooting Gallery

Even with incredibly-realistic first-person shooter video games that make you feel as if you're in an actual war, toy guns that shoot innocuous foam arrows still remain popular. There's just something about nailing a target with an actual projectile that's incredibly satisfying, and that's why Snipe—a tablet game that… » 6/25/14 10:05am 6/25/14 10:05am