to make a PVC Star Wars Blaster for Kids
modelers go way beyond just putting a model kit together. Way beyond
As modelers, I imagine most of us are pretty handy at building things.
Not just models, but everything from furniture, to real cars, to
fixing our own home plumbing. We just seem to be able to assemble
many parts into a finished project.
While I am no carpenter per se', I was able to build a desk for
my daughter. A Big scale project for sure. And most of us Dads
build many things for our kids over their childhood years. We
are usually the go to person when toys break, or that bicycle
needs to be put together. (This includes Moms, since my own was
a single mother raising 3 boys. She helped me build my first model
kit (a Skyraider prop) when I was probably around 9.)
For all the cool Dads out there that make things for their kids,
here's a project online, for a Star
Wars blaster made from PVC pipe, courtesy of Tom Heck.
didn't go out and spend $$$ on a new toy from China, but made a
custom toy for his 10 year old son. Very Cool ! I also like this
idea because here's a kid using his creative imagination, and he's
outdoors having fun (as opposed to mindless brain cell killing hours
in front of a tv or a video game).
Check out the easy and fun project (do it with your kids together,
see what ideas they have), it's a win / win deal all around. Tom
includes a PDF file at the link with the directions to build your