DIY Star-Lord Infinity Orb

DIY Infinity Orb © Sophie Brown

I needed Star-Lord’s Orb for a cosplay and put together this tutorial for anyone who wants to have a go at making one themselves.

A DIY Mid-Century Medieval Guest Room Upgrade


With two kids, a dog, and space at a general premium, having a guest room has never been an easy task for our growing family. We’ve made some sad attempts over the years to accommodate visitors, including a futon (shudder), a second-string queen sized bed (which ended up covered in marker), and an office/nursery combination. A year ago, we finally moved to a house that

More Geek Loom Bands

Spiderman bracelet! Image: Cathe Post

Here are some more geeky projects to do with those little bands that seem to be distant relatives of Tribbles…

Bare Conductive: Electric Paint for Crafts & More

Bare Conductive © Bare Conductive

GeekMom Sophie is always interested in trying something new in the world of crafts, so the idea behind Bare Conductive’s battery-powered cards made with electric paint seemed fascinating.

Viking Fun

Viking Ship Lili1 copy

The Viking apocalypse already passed, but you can still have fun with Vikings: crafts, books, and Thor’s hammer!

Geek Loom Bands

star trek

Take your loom bands to the next level with these geeky loom band creations!

Big Bang Barr Blanket


GeekMom Sarah took the plunge on a mammoth craft project, and winds up on the couch (almost) with Johnny Galecki.

Batman Back to School Craft

batman party craft

Whether it’s a new school or one you’ve been going to for years, the first month back is always a transition. New teachers, new classmates, new friends, but one thing always stays true: Batman.

Indiegogo Campaign: TinySuperheroes

Since making their first cape in January of 2013, the folks behind Tiny Superheroes have made 500 capes for sick and disabled children. This Indiegogo campaign will help raise money to make and distribute 1,500 more capes in the next year.

My Daughter the Mermaid

Photo illustration by Marziah Karch

Last summer, my then ten-year-old daughter made a mermaid tail. She’s got a bit of an obsession with mermaids.

May the Force Be With Your Thumb Doodles

Photo: Klutz

Klutz kits are consistently a hit in our house. We love the paper crafts and drawing and superheros and fashion crafts. And now we have added Star Wars to our collection.

Review: The Woolyhoodwinks vs. the Dark Patch

children's books, children's poetry, stuffed animals

Take a trip into The Great North Woods with The Woolyhoodwinks, a group of hand crafted friends who would be just as much home in the fictional worlds of Silverstein or Lear, as they are in their own story.

How to Make Steampunk Goggles (Part 2)

Ready to finish your steampunk goggles? Let’s go! In part one of the steampunk goggles tutorial, we started with a pair of cheap welding goggles and applied Rub ‘n Buff to make the plastic look like aged metal. The plastic parts were then buffed and allowed to cure for about a week. The end result looked like this: I went ahead and added a few

On How I Went to a Convention, met Sarah Sidle and Spent my Next Paycheck


A few weeks ago I had the chance to sit in a hall for 12 hours with like minded people, obsessing over detail and form, preoccupied with graphics and images. I tested new equipment that I now need to spend far too much money on, oh and I met Sarah Sidle. Here is my secret geek obsession, I am obsessed with Scrapbooking. I was at