SonicDad Projects

Sonic Marshmallow Cannon: Project #78 - Released on May 18, 2016

Sonic Marshmallow Cannon

The Sonic Marshmallow Cannon is a Super Sonic Expert Level Project, appealing to kids of all ages but requiring more skill and time to build than other SonicDad projects. This cannon is designed for shooting a mini-marshmallow projectile, and is powered by common 91% rubbing alcohol. When a lightly saturated fuel sponge is inserted into the cannon?s combustion chamber, alcohol vapor mixes with oxygen to create a flammable mixture. When the igniter button on the cannon is pressed, the combustible gas ignites, producing a loud sonic boom and launching a mini marshmallow!     read more

Sonic Hexbug House: Project #77 - Released on March 22, 2016

Sonic Hexbug House

The Sonic Bug House is a great project for kids about 4 and up. This project is a habitat for commercially available Hexbug Nano robotic toy bugs. The Sonic Bug House will give your bugs a fun place to play and explore. Just set them inside and watch them go!     read more

Sonic 6-Inch Action Figure Display Stand: Project #76 - Released on January 20, 2016

Sonic 6-Inch Action Figure Display Stand

The Sonic Six-Inch Action Figure Display Stand is a great way to show off your six-inch action figures. This project also makes a fun night light for youngsters who want a little comfort from their favorite super hero. The display stands can be wired with an AC power adapter, as detailed in the last section of these instructions.     read more

Sonic Lego Figure Hanglider: Project #75 - Released on November 13, 2015

Sonic Lego Figure Hanglider

The Sonic Lego Figure Hang Glider is a great flying project for kids about 4 and up. This little hang glider is designed to carry Lego action figures and can fly from a hand launch up to 20 feet. These Hang Gliders can be made in a variety of solid colors.     read more

Foam Board Helicopter: Project #74 - Released on August 27, 2015

Foam Board Helicopter

The Foam Board Helicopter: Bell 222 is a great flying project for ages 10 and up. Young children enjoy watching the helicopter fly but may have difficulty launching it. With a good hand launch, this helicopter toy can reach heights of 10? to 15?! Choose from four different graphic designs.     read more

Sonic Paper Rocket: Project #73 - Released on July 25, 2015

Sonic Paper Rocket

The Sonic Paper Rocket is a great flying project for kids of all ages with adult supervision and assistance. A bicycle pump or small air compressor is used to charge the launcher base with pressurized air. When the ball valve is opened the paper rocket will quickly launch from the base, fly to a height of over 100?, then return safely back to earth landing on its soft foam nose cone - ready for another launch! The instructions also include display stands for your rockets.     read more

Altoids Tin Binder Clip Catapult: Project #72 - Released on June 28, 2015

Altoids Tin Binder Clip Catapult

The Altoids Tin Binder Clip Catapult is a fun project for ages six and up. This little catapult will fold up and fit in your pocket for stealthy transport. It is designed to throw light objects like airsoft BB?s, hydrated floral craft water beads, or just good old fashioned spitballs. These kinds of objects can be thrown 20 feet or more. This catapult design has a built-in storage compartment for carrying the projectiles of your choice.     read more

Randomizer Rocket Launch Pad: Project #71 - Released on May 23, 2015

Randomizer Rocket Launch Pad

The Randomizer Rocket Launch Pad is designed to be used with Project #70, the Randomizer Rocket. These instructions provide an alternative launch rod configuration, allowing smaller flying model rockets to be launched. Switching between launch rods is quick and easy. The launch angle and direction is easily adjustable. This launch pad is also designed for quick setup and breaks down into several smaller sections for easy storage.     read more

TKOR 2000 Randomizer Rocket: Project #70 - Released on April 26, 2015

TKOR 2000 Randomizer Rocket

The TKOR 2000 Randomizer Rocket is a flying model rocket designed to use commercial model rocket engines for propulsion. This rocket can fly over 1,000 feet (300+ meters), then deploy a parachute for a gentle recovery back to the ground. Although adult supervision is required when launching, younger kids will enjoy helping to prepare for launch, counting down, and pressing the launch button on the launch controller.     read more

Sonic Micro Air Cannon: Project #69 - Released on March 26, 2015

Sonic Micro Air Cannon

The Sonic Micro Air Cannon is a fun project for kids ages 5 and up. Designed to be stored inside an Altoids tin, this little air cannon fires Air-Soft BB?s and is powered by smacking a dog toy squeeze bulb with your fist. The angle of the barrel can be adjusted while you fire the cannon. This project also includes a storage case with an ammo compartment and a small target for sharpening your long-range artillery skills!     read more

Sonic Micro Visible DC Motor: Project #68 - Released on February 28, 2015

Sonic Micro Visible DC Motor

The Sonic Micro Visible DC Motor is a Skill Level 5 project, appealing to kids of all ages but requiring more skill and time to build than other SonicDad projects. This DC Motor will run for hours on one AA battery and makes a fun display piece on a dresser or desk. The open, visible design also makes it ideal for teaching about electromagnetism and the function of DC motors.     read more

Sonic Crazy Wheels: Project #67 - Released on January 24, 2015

Sonic Crazy Wheels

The Sonic Crazy Wheels is a great project for kids ages 3 and up, although younger kids may need help winding. This self-balancing, wind-up, two wheeled vehicle runs well on hard surfaces like hardwood floors, smooth concrete, and even tight weave carpet.     read more

Sonic Micro Tommy Rubber Band Gun: Project #66 - Released on December 20, 2014

Sonic Micro Tommy Rubber Band Gun

The Sonic Micro Tommy Rubber Band Gun is a lot of fun for kids ages 6 and up. Kids younger than 6 will also enjoy this project, but may need help loading the rubber bands and pulling the trigger. The Sonic Micro Tommy incorporates a handy ammunition magazine to store extra rubber bands below the barrel. This project includes a fun practice target for sharpening your elastic sharp shooting skills.     read more

Foam Board Flyer: Christen Eagle: Project #65 - Released on November 24, 2014

Foam Board Flyer: Christen Eagle

The Foam Board Flyer ? Christen Eagle - is the first in a series of flying aircraft projects made from dollar store foam board. This project is designed as a hand thrown glider, launched from the ground, or launched from an elevated location for longer flights. Although fun for all ages, younger children may require help hand launching this aircraft.     read more

Sonic Aluminum Airplane Mobile: Project #64 - Released on October 25, 2014

Sonic Aluminum Airplane Mobile

The Sonic Aluminum Airplane Mobile is a great project for kids of all ages. This aviation themed mobile is a fun addition to a child's room, or is equally at home in an adults office. The airplanes are made from lightweight aluminum and are designed to look like paper airplanes, giving this mobile a fun and interesting look!     read more

Super Sonic Soaker: Project #63 - Released on September 28, 2014

Super Sonic Soaker

The Super Sonic Soaker is a great summer project for kids of any age who enjoy sprinkler play. This crazy sprinkler has five wild water lines that move around randomly creating fun and unpredictable spray patterns. Connect this sprinkler to a normal garden hose, turn on the water spigot, and let the fun begin!     read more

Sonic Action Figure Parachute: Project #62 - Released on August 25, 2014

Sonic Action Figure Parachute

The Sonic Action Figure Parachute is a fun project for all ages. The elastic parachute harness can be fitted to most 4? action figures. This unique parachute design employs vents for stability and requires only four shroud lines for fewer tangles. If tangling does happen, simply disconnect the shroud lines, untangle and reattach quickly. You can throw the parachute from the ground, or an elevated surface like a deck or hill for longer flights. Younger kids may need help throwing the parachute from the ground.     read more

Sonic Water Blast Rocket: Project #61 - Released on July 30, 2014

Sonic Water Blast Rocket

The Sonic Water Blast Rocket is a great project for kids of all ages. This water rocket flies indefinitely, balancing on a stream of water from your garden hose. The throttle allows young astronauts to make controlled flights for lift-off, hover at different altitudes up to 15 feet (4.5 meters), then slowly return to the launchpad. This project doubles as a great water play sprinkler, making it fun on hot summer days.     read more

Sonic Micro Kite: Project #60 - Released on June 23, 2014

Sonic Micro Kite

The Sonic Micro Kite is a great outdoor project for kids of all ages. This kite is designed to fly in steady winds 7 to 15 mph. Kites can be made in solid colors or with printed graphics.     read more

Sonic Boom Carbide Cannon: Project #59 - Released on May 24, 2014

Sonic Boom Carbide Cannon

The Sonic Boom Carbide Cannon is a Super Sonic Expert Level Project, appealing to kids of all ages but requiring more skill and time to build than other SonicDad projects. This cannon is designed for noise making, and is powered by non-flammable Calcium Carbide powder. When a small, measured amount of carbide reacts with water inside the cannon, acetylene gas is formed. When the igniter button on the cannon is pressed, the combustible gas ignites producing a loud Sonic Boom!     read more

Rattlesnake Eggs Prank: Project #58 - Released on May 3, 2014

Rattlesnake Eggs Prank

The classic Rattlesnake Eggs prank has been redesigned, SoniDad style! These instruction include printable graphics for the prank envelope with three different creepy critter eggs: Classic Rattlesnake Eggs, Tarantula Eggs, and Scorpion Eggs. Just wind the washer, carefully slide the frame into the envelope, close the flap, and your prank is armed and ready. When your curious foe opens the envelope to look inside, the washer is released, producing a loud, startling sound! It?s all in good fun though.     read more

Foam Board Fighter Plane: Corsair: Project #57 - Released on April 14, 2014

Foam Board Fighter Plane: Corsair

The Foam Board Fighter F4U Corsair is the first in a series of flying fighter projects and airplanes made from dollar store foam board. This project is designed as a hand thrown glider, launched from the ground, or launched from an elevated location for longer flights. Although fun for all ages, younger children may require help hand launching this aircraft.     read more

Sonic Micro Crossbow: Project #56 - Released on March 20, 2014

Sonic Micro Crossbow

The Sonic Micro Crossbow is a great project for kids ages 4 and up. Younger kids may need some help cocking the crossbow. The limbs of the bow are spring steel, making it robust and powerful for its size. This crossbow shoots modified cotton swabs. Wood matches can also be used with adult supervision. This project includes instructions for the crossbow, bolts, and a target.     read more

Sonic Mini Longbow: Project #55 - Released on February 28, 2014

Sonic Mini Longbow

The Sonic Mini Longbow is a great project for kids ages 4 and up. Younger kids will love to shoot it but may need some help operating the bow. The limbs of the bow are spring steel making it robust and powerful for its size. This project includes instructions for the bow, arrows with soft tips, and a target.     read more

Sonic Solar Night Light: Project #54 - Released on January 27, 2014

Sonic Solar Night Light

The Sonic Solar Night Light is a great project for all ages. Place this night light on a table or dresser where it can get some direct sunlight during the day, then at night it turns on automatically and becomes a sonically cool night light. The 5-inch diameter mirrored base is large enough for displaying a variety of fun subjects like die-cast cars and planes or even action figures.     read more

Sonic DC Motor: Project #53 - Released on December 29, 2013

Sonic DC Motor

The Sonic DC Motor is a Super Sonic Expert Level Project, appealing to kids of all ages but requiring more skill and time to build than other SonicDad projects. This DC Motor is designed to run for hours on one AA battery and makes a great display piece on a dresser or desk. The open design also makes it ideal for teaching about electromagnetism and the function of DC motors.     read more

Sonic Balance Mobile: Project #52 - Released on November 24, 2013

Sonic Balance Mobile

The Sonic Balance Mobile is a great project for kids ages 3 and up. This can be built using just about any small die-cast aircraft. Once the balance is set the aircraft will spin for many revolutions with a single gentle push.     read more

Sonic Parachute Ball: Project #51 - Released on November 4, 2013

Sonic Parachute Ball

The Sonic Parachute Ball is a fun project for kids ages 3 and up, although kids under 10 will need an adult to launch it. Pack the parachute, load it into the ball, then use the tether to launch up to 50 feet. As the ball climbs it opens allowing the drogue parachute to deploy the main chute. With the chute deployed, the ball makes a gentle descent to the ground.     read more

Sonic Crossbow: Project #50 - Released on October 13, 2013

Sonic Crossbow

The Sonic Crossbow is a lot of fun for kids ages 5 and up. This little crossbow is fired by pulling down on the clothespin lever which releases the bowstring. The crossbow design incorporates two handy bolt clips to store extra bolts below the bow. This project also includes a target for sharpening your crossbow skills!     read more

Sonic Mini Air Cannon: Project #49 - Released on September 30, 2013

Sonic Mini Air Cannon

The Sonic Mini Air Cannon is a fun project for kids ages 5 and up. This little air cannon fires Air-Soft bb's and is powered by smacking a dog toy squeeze bulb with your fist. The angle of the barrel can be adjusted while you fire the cannon. This project also includes a target for sharpening your long-range artillery skills!     read more

Sonic Mini Monocopter: Project #48 - Released on September 9, 2013

Sonic Mini Monocopter

The Sonic Mini Monocopter is the first in a series of flying monocopters made from easy to find materials. This project is designed to be thrown in the air by hand; then it gently returns to the ground as it auto-rotates like a maple seed. This project includes graphics for five different monocopter designs appealing to boys and girls. Although fun for all ages, younger children may require help hand-launching their monocopters.     read more

Sonic Bike Propeller: Project #47 - Released on August 26, 2013

Sonic Bike Propeller

The Sonic Bike Propeller is a great project for kids old enough to ride a trike or a bike. This electric fan-powered project is designed to look like a vintage radial aircraft engine and cowl, with a rotating propeller. This project will add exciting imaginary fun for young aspiring aviators. The built-in clamp will mount to handlebars from 3/4" to 1" in diameter, and the foam propeller blades keep little fingers safe.     read more

Sonic Spy Squirt Gun: Project #46 - Released on August 12, 2013

Sonic Spy Squirt Gun

The Sonic Spy Squirt Gun is a fun project for kids ages 3 and up. These stealthy little squirt guns can be hidden inside your fist for supper sneaky water snipering, or held ?phaser? style. Once filled with water, they can be carried inside the spy case without leaking.     read more

Sonic Air Boat: Project #45 - Released on July 28, 2013

Sonic Air Boat

The Sonic Air Boat is a fun project for kids ages 3 and up. This little boat is powered by a portable fan, making it fun to float in the bathtub, wading pools, small ponds, or swimming pools. Just turn on the battery powered fan, set the rudder, and let it go!     read more

Mousetrap Catapult: Project #44 - Released on July 14, 2013

Mousetrap Catapult

The Mousetrap Catapult is fun for ages four and up. Using a mousetrap for the spring, this catapult is designed to throw objects such as practice golf balls, paper balls, or marshmallows. These kinds of objects can be thrown 20 feet or more. The adjustable arm-stop knob allows you to dial in the target for some precision catapult strikes.     read more

Sonic Air Racer: Project #43 - Released on June 30, 2013

Sonic Air Racer

The Sonic Air Racer is a great project for kids ages 3 and up. This electric, fan-powered race car runs great on hard surfaces like hardwood floors, smooth concrete and even very tight weave carpet. The foam fan blades keep little fingers safe.     read more

Sonic Paddle Boat: Project #42 - Released on June 10, 2013

Sonic Paddle Boat

The Sonic Paddle Boat is a fun project for kids of all ages, although younger kids may need help winding the paddles. This little wind-up boat is fun to float in the bathtub, wading pools, or small ponds. Just wind the paddles, set the rudder and let it go!     read more

Sonic Tommy Rubber Band Gun: Project #41 - Released on May 25, 2013

Sonic Tommy Rubber Band Gun

The Sonic Tommy Rubber Band Gun is a lot of fun for kids ages 6 and up. Kids younger than 6 will also enjoy this project, but may need help pulling the trigger. The Sonic Tommy incorporates a handy ammunition magazine to store extra rubber bands below the barrel. This project includes a fun practice target for sharpening your elastic sharp shooting skills.     read more

Sonic Silhouette Glider: Project #40 - Released on May 12, 2013

Sonic Silhouette Glider

The Foam Plate Glider Sonic Silhouette is the first in a series of flying glider projects made from foam plates. This project is designed as a hand thrown glider, launched from the ground, or launch from an elevated location for longer flights. Although fun for all ages, younger children may require help hand-launching this glider.     read more

Sonic Micro Slingshot: Project #39 - Released on April 28, 2013

Sonic Micro Slingshot

Don't let the micro size fool you, this little baby can really rip! You can shoot a paper spitball at the speed of sound (almost)! This Sonic design is easy-to-build and has an awesome case with projectile storage! It's pocket sized!     read more

Sonic Mini Crossbow: Project #38 - Released on April 8, 2013

Sonic Mini Crossbow

The Sonic Mini Crossbow is a lot of fun for kids ages 4 to 94. This little crossbow is fired by pulling down on the mini craft clothespin lever which releases the bowstring. The design incorporates two handy clips to store extra bolts (darts) below the bow. This project also includes a target for sharpening your crossbow skills!     read more

Sonic Mini Slingshot: Project #37 - Released on March 22, 2013

Sonic Mini Slingshot

The Sonic Mini Slingshot is a must have for kids ages four and up. This slingshot is small enough to fit in a back pocket, but still packs a punch! Kids can use soft projectiles like mini marshmallows, craft floral water beads, or paper spit balls to keep the slingshot fun and safe.     read more

Sonic Paper Airplane Launcher: Project #36 - Released on March 7, 2013

Sonic Paper Airplane Launcher

The Sonic Paper Airplane Launcher is a great project for kids 5 to 99. This launcher is a bit more challenging than the average SonicDad project, but still fun to build. The launcher is operated by loading a paper airplane on the guides and giving it a gentile push forward with your hand until the friction wheels grab the plane and launch it at very high speed.     read more

Flying Popsicle Stick Helicopter: Project #35 - Released on February 25, 2013

Flying Popsicle Stick Helicopter

The Flying Popsicle Stick Helicopter is a great flying project for ages 10 and up. Young children enjoy watching the helicopter fly, but may have difficulty launching it. With a good hand launch, this helicopter toy can reach heights of 10 to 20 feet!     read more

Foam Plate Fighter: F-22 Raptor: Project #34 - Released on February 11, 2013

Foam Plate Fighter: F-22 Raptor

The Foam Plate Fighter F-22 Raptor is the first in a series of flying aircraft projects made from foam plates. This jet will fly well as a hand thrown glider, or make longer higher flights with a rubber band launcher. Although fun for all ages, younger children may require help throwing or launching.     read more

Micro Stomp Rocket: Project #33 - Released on January 28, 2013

Micro Stomp Rocket

The Micro Stomp Rocket is similar to project #12, but with a smaller and simpler base, and smaller rockets. Don't let the small size fool you - this little stomp rocket can reach heights of 35 to 40 feet. With its soft tip and light-weight design, this rocket can be launched indoors,but also flies great outside. The launcher features an adjustable launch tube with an angle gauge that allows young rocketeers to dial in the perfect angle for hitting a target. These instructions also include a display stand for your rockets.     read more

Sonic Syclone: Project #32 - Released on January 13, 2013

Sonic Syclone

The Sonic Syclon is a fun and unique project for ages four and up. The Syclone is designed to spin very fast on hard surfaces such as wood, tile, concrete, and even tight-nap carpet. The spinning Syclone has plenty of padding to keep the high RPM fun safe, as kids direct the spinning fury with their hands or battle other Syclones for Syclonic domination.     read more

Mini Binder Clip Catapult: Project #31 - Released on December 30, 2012

Mini Binder Clip Catapult

The Mini Binder Clip Catapult is fun for all ages, although kids younger than four will need some help operating it. The project is a simple, scaled down version of SonicDad project #22. This little catapult is designed to throw objects such as floral craft water beads, spit balls, or craft pony beads. These kinds of objects can be thrown 20 feet or more.     read more

Action Figure Display Stand II: Project #30 - Released on December 9, 2012

Action Figure Display Stand II

The Action Figure Display Stand II is a sequel to Project #8 and offers a second design choice. Just like the first display stand design, this is a great way to show off your action figures and a great project for all ages. This project also makes a fun nightlight for youngsters who want a little comfort from their favorite super hero.     read more

Sonic Black Hole Coin Piggy Bank: Project #29 - Released on November 26, 2012

Sonic Black Hole Coin Piggy Bank

The Sonic Black Hole Coin Bank is a great project for boys and girls age four and up. This bank is a fun project to build and an entertaining way for kids to save money. The bank is operated by loading a coin on the coin guide and giving it a quick push with your finger. Just like the large coin funnels you might see in a mall, the coin spins around inside the funnel picking up speed as it spirals down, eventually dropping into the bank below.     read more

Tinker Bell Mobile: Project #28 - Released on November 12, 2012

Tinker Bell Mobile

The Tinker Bell Mobile is a fun project for all ages of Tinker Bell fans, and is designed to hang from the ceiling in a child's bedroom. The modified battery powered fan quietly rotates the Tinker Bell figure around in a large circle. The Mobile will operate for several hours on one AA battery. The quick-change design allows you to easily exchange Tinker Bell for one of her fairy friends to take a turn on the mobile.     read more

Model 4M Rubber Band Gun: Project #27 - Released on October 28, 2012

Model 4M Rubber Band Gun

The Sonic Model 4M (micro) Rubber Band Gun is a lot of fun for kids ages 4 to 94. This tiny little single shot rubber band gun is fired by pulling down on the mini craft clothes pin lever. The Model 4M incorporates a handy ammunition clip to store extra rubber bands below the barrel. This project also includes a carrying case with rubber band storage, and a magnetic target that attaches inside the lid for storage.     read more

Popsicle Stick Air Force II: Project #26 - Released on October 14, 2012

Popsicle Stick Air Force II

The SonicDad Popsicle Stick Air Force II is a continuation of one of our most popular projects. Just like PSAF I, kids will have a lot of fun building this project, but younger kids will need help from adults to safely cut the popsicle sticks and assemble the aircraft. Once your Air Force is assembled, kids of all ages will enjoy playing with this collection of unique aircraft designs. Instructions, layouts, and cutting templates are included for five different aircraft.     read more

Micro Boomerang: Project #25 - Released on September 30, 2012

Micro Boomerang

The SonicDad Micro Boomerang is a very cool project, best for older kids from about 10 and up. This little boomerang is launched from the palm of your hand. Flick it with your finger, and it comes right back for you to catch in your hand.     read more

Sonic Robot Bug: Project #24 - Released on September 10, 2012

Sonic Robot Bug

The Sonic Robot Bug is a fun project for all ages. These instructions show you how to make bugs in three versions and many colors. You can build the simple version or add a cool robot bug body. All three versions are lots of fun to build and play with.     read more

Altoids Tin Catapult: Project #23 - Released on August 27, 2012

Altoids Tin Catapult

The Altoids Tin Catapult is a fun project for ages four and up. This little catapult will fold up and fit in your pocket for stealthy transport. It is designed to throw light objects like craft beads, hydrated floral craft water beads, or just good old fashioned spitballs. These kinds of objects can be thrown 15 feet or more. This catapult design has a built-in storage compartment for carrying the projectile of your choice.     read more

Binder Clip Catapult: Project #22 - Released on August 13, 2012

Binder Clip Catapult

The Binder Clip Catapult is fun for all ages, although kids younger than four may need a little help operating it. This catapult is designed to throw objects such as practice golf balls, paper balls, or marshmallows. These kinds of objects can be thrown 20 feet or more. Time to let it fly!     read more

Model 4 Rubber Band Gun: Project #21 - Released on July 29, 2012

Model 4 Rubber Band Gun

The Sonic Model 4 Rubber Band Gun is a lot of fun for kids ages 4 to 94. This single shot rubber band gun is fired by pulling down on the clothes pin lever. The Model 4 incorporates a handy ammunition clip to store extra rubber bands below the barrel. This project includes a fun practice target for sharpening you elastic sharp shooting skills!     read more

Aircraft Ceiling Mobile: Project #20 - Released on July 8, 2012

Aircraft Ceiling Mobile

The Aircraft Ceiling Mobile is a fun project for all ages, designed to hang from the ceiling in a child's bedroom. The modified battery powered fan quietly rotates the small die-cast aircraft around in a large circle. The Mobile will operate for several hours on one AA battery. The quick-change design allows you to easily vary the type of aircraft flying on the mobile.     read more

Secret Agent Safe: Project #19 - Released on June 25, 2012

Secret Agent Safe

The Secret Agent Safe is a fun project for kids of all ages. This top secret safe looks like an ordinary mini pop can but has a concealed compartment inside. Just unscrew the top of the can to access your secret messages, stolen plans for the Death Star, or anything else you can think of.     read more

Jupiter Jet Pack: Project #18 - Released on June 11, 2012

Jupiter Jet Pack

The Jupiter Jetpack is worn by a child like a backpack and is imagination-powered. The adjustable harness allows kids ages 3 and up to enjoy this fun project. The light weight design allows the jetpack to be worn, even by small children, for long periods of time without causing fatigue.     read more

Action Figure Zip Line: Project #17 - Released on May 26, 2012

Action Figure Zip Line

The Action Figure Zip Line is a fun project for ages about four and up; younger children may need help with set-up. This project is composed of several parts that can be stored and carried in a plastic soap travel container. This project is designed to set up easily and operate just about anywhere. Take out the parts, string the line, attach your 4-inch action figure and you are ready for some cool zip line action!     read more

Sonic Car Launcher: Project #16 - Released on May 13, 2012

Sonic Car Launcher

The Sonic Car Launcher is designed to accelerate a Hot Wheels die-cast car. Most die-cast cars this size will work with this project. This is a great project for all ages, but kids younger than six may need help from adults to operate the launcher. Use this launcher as shown below on a smooth floor for high-speed racing fun. Theses instructions will also show you how to modify the launcher to connect to Hot Wheels plastic track for racing fun on many surfaces.     read more

Pocket Rocket Stomp Rocket: Project #15 - Released on April 30, 2012

Pocket Rocket Stomp Rocket

The Pocket Rocket is the smallest stomp rocket in the known universe, but don't let the small size fool you-this little rocket can reach heights of 35 to 40 feet. The launcher easily breaks down, allowing it and one rocket to fit inside an Altoids can. Although kids of all ages will enjoy this project, smaller kids may need help with set up and launching.     read more

Popsicle Stick Air Force: Project #14 - Released on April 9, 2012

Popsicle Stick Air Force

The Popsicle Stick Air Force is a fun building project for all ages, but younger kids will need help from adults to safely cut the popsicle sticks and assemble the aircraft. Once your Air Force is assembled, kids of all ages will enjoy playing with this collection of unique aircraft designs. Instructions, layouts, and cutting templates are included for five different popsicle stick aircraft designs.     read more

Boomerang Can: Project #13 - Released on March 24, 2012

Boomerang Can

The Boomerang Can project is fun for ages about three and up. Roll the Boomerang Can away from you, and it will come right back. A weight attached to a rubber band, winds the rubber band as the can rolls, then the rubber unwinds causing it to roll back to you.     read more

Mini Stomp Rocket: Project #12 - Released on March 10, 2012

Mini Stomp Rocket

The Mini Stomp Rocket is one of the funnest SonicDad projects to date. Although great fun for all ages, kids younger than three may need some help stomping the baster for lift off. With the soft tip and light weight design, this rocket can be launched indoors and also flies great outside. The launcher features an adjustable launch tube with an angle gauge that allows young astronauts to dial in the perfect angle for hitting a target. These instructions also include a display stand for your rockets.     read more

UFO Lander: Project #11 - Released on February 27, 2012

UFO Lander

The UFO Lander is a great project appealing to kids from age 2 to 102. Made from a Mylar helium-filled balloon, the Lander is designed to slowly descend and land on it?s struts. Although light weight, the UFO Lander is design to take lots of love, and keep on flying.     read more

Masking Tape Airport: Project #10 - Released on February 13, 2012

Masking Tape Airport

The Masking Tape Airport is a great project for ages up to about 12 years old. Three different airport layouts, and graphics for runway markings and building are included in these instructions. Made from painters masking tape, the airport is easily removed when desired. Note: do not leave the airport on carpet for more than a week or so, as removal becomes more difficult with time. Use your own discretion with other floors.     read more

Aerobat Control Stick: Project #9 - Released on January 23, 2012

Aerobat Control Stick

The only thing better than an imagination powered flight with a die cast airplane, is adding a control stick. This project is suitable for pilots ages 3 and up. The design allows the child to see the aircraft as if in flight and control the attitude and direction with realistic control stick movements.     read more

Action Figure Display Stand: Project #8 - Released on January 9, 2012

Action Figure Display Stand

The Action Figure Display Stand is a great way to show off your action figures and a great project for all ages. This project also makes a fun nightlight for youngsters who want a little comfort from their favorite super hero. These display stands can also be wired with an AC adapter, as detailed in an upcoming SonicDad project.     read more

Altoid Noise Maker: Project #7 - Released on December 25, 2011

Altoid Noise Maker

The Altoids Surprise Noise Maker is a great project for all ages, but younger kids will need help from adults to wind it up. Make this fun project to give someone you know a sonic surprise! Just wind the washer a few times, close the lid, and you are ready for some fun. When the lid is opened, the washer makes a loud noise as it spins around and strikes the tin.     read more

Car Seat Control Yoke: Project #6 - Released on December 11, 2011

Car Seat Control Yoke

The Car Seat Control Yoke is a fun project for younger kids, although I have seen a few early teens play with them when no one was looking. Designed to be used in a car seat or booster, the yoke can help kids imagine flying off to distant places as the scenery passes by. An adult can add to the experience by filling the role of air traffic controller, communicating with the car seat pilot. Using walkie-talkies with head sets, or cell phones with earpieces, is a fun way to add realistic radio sound to the experience.     read more

Car Seat Control Stick: Project #5 - Released on December 4, 2011

Car Seat Control Stick

The Car Seat Control Stick is a fun project for younger kids, although I have seen a few early teens play with them when no one was looking. Designed to be used in a car seat or booster, the yoke can help kids imagine flying off to distant places as the scenery passes by. An adult can add to the experience by filling the role of air traffic controller, communicating with the car seat pilot. Using walkie-talkies with head sets, or cell phones with earpieces, is a fun way to add realistic radio sound to the experience.     read more

Super Sonic Popper: Project #4 - Released on November 28, 2011

Super Sonic Popper

The Super Sonic Popper is a fun project for all ages. Inspired by the smaller popper toy, this version has been Sonic-ized. Larger and more powerful, this Popper toy can jump up to six feet off the ground. It is built from inexpensive and easy-to-find materials.     read more

Sonic Hovercraft: Project #3 - Released on November 21, 2011

Sonic Hovercraft

The Foam Plate Hovercraft is a great project for all ages, in families or in group activities. Using a battery powered fan and a foam plate, you can make your own hovercraft that will float on a cushion of air. This hovercraft will glide over most smooth surfaces, including water.     read more

Golf Ball Top: Project #2 - Released on November 14, 2011

Golf Ball Top

The Golf Ball Top is a fun project for all ages, although younger kids will need help to get the top spinning. It is built from inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. With a little practice, you will be able to perform tricks with this Top, including the amazing anti-gravity maneuver. This project includes instructions for the Top and the Spinner.     read more

Indoor Boomerang: Project #1 - Released on November 7, 2011

Indoor Boomerang

The indoor boomerang is a great project for all ages, built from inexpensive and easy to find materials. Patterns for Boys and Girls are provided for both right and left handed boomerang pilots. With a little practice, you will be able to throw and catch your boomerang in an average sized room.     read more

This Month's Top 5 Most-Downloaded Projects:


#1      Project 56 - Sonic Micro Crossbow
#2      Project 70 - TKOR 2000 Randomizer Rocket
#3      Project 1 - Indoor Boomerang
#4      Project 50 - Sonic Crossbow
#5      Project 62 - Sonic Action Figure Parachute