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Dear Parents,
I came across this site that looks like a wonderful opportunity for your kids and you to access at home. I’d love to hear any feedback if you decide to use it.
~Michele
DIY is a community for young makers
Hi, welcome!

We’re really glad you’re here to support your creative kid. It used to be that you hang their work on the fridge to let them know you’re proud. Now they’re older and the Internet is becoming a part of their life at home and school—this is a great opportunity to keep connected and cheer them on.

Keep reading on below to learn more about DIY, or grab your kid and help them join.

How it works

  • Website

    DIY kids get their own Portfolio, a public web page to show off what they make.

  • App

    They upload videos and pictures of their projects using the DIY website or iPhone/iPod Touch app.

  • Stickers

    Kids’ projects are online for everyone to see, you can add stickers to show support.

  • Parent Dashboard

    You also have your own control panel to follow their activity and also to make sure they’re not sharing anything that should be private.

Your kid is creative.

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”

Sir Ken Robinson
Creativity Expert

We’ve all seen how kids can be like little MacGyvers. They’re able to take anything apart, recycle what you’ve thrown away – or if they’re Caine, build their own cardboard arcade. This is play, but it’s also creativity and it’s a valuable skill. Our idea is to encourage it by giving kids a place online to show it off, so family, friends and grandparents can see it and easily respond.

DIY kids build portfolios of these things they make in the real world. Along the way kids learn new skills, use technology constructively, and begin a lifelong adventure of curiosity, and it causes them to spend time offline, too.

If you notice them doing something creative in the real world, remind them to share it on DIY, too!