DIY - Do It Yourself!
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” Dr. Seuss
by Sasha Coefield
Check out various braided styles including: Tucked French braid -- Fishtail braid -- Lace braid -- Dutch braided headband -- French rope braid -- Bohemian braids -- Crisscross braid -- Double braided bun .
Game art for teens
by Les Pardew
Develop skills like character modeling, world & level creation and animation to create art for your games.
Chinese brush painting
by Caroline Self & Susan Self
Introduces the art of Chinese brush painting including how to paint calligraphy characters.
3D game programming for teens
by Maneesh Sethi
Create a 3D game using the Blitz3D programming language and more.
The how-to handbook
by Martin Oliver & Alexandra Johnson
"A handy reference guide is filled with tips and tricks ... from how to unstick chewing gum to how to treat a burn" - publisher.
by Kim Werker
Get started with chrochet with this simple book for tweens and teens.
Steampunk gear, gadgets, and gizmos
by Thomas Willeford
Make your own steampunk accessories, including brass goggles and an armored pith helmet.
47 things you can do for the environment
by Lexi Petronis with Jill Buck
Forty-seven things you can do to help the environment.
Stan Lee's How to draw comics
by Stan Lee
Get started with drawing comics! Includes a brief history of comic books.
To access this database from BPL's website go to Articles & Databases → Teen → Creative Commons
Make your own video games!
DIY Fashion Tips
Make your own throw pillows, clutches, hair accessories, and more.
DIY Tie Dye
Add a little hippie chic to your closet!
Download these papercrafts for free, print, fold and you're done!
Make your own beats and music with this free program.
Cut Out and Keep
Find step-by-step instructions for crafts, and upload your own.
Make your own Computer
Yes, you can make your own computer using the Raspberry Pi!