How to Buy Camp Cooking Gear

How to Buy Camp Cooking Gear

Chow time is one of our favorite things about camping. Whether it’s a steamy pot of cheesy pasta or warm biscuits fresh out of the Dutch oven, good food makes for good times on the trail. Proper nutrition is key when you’re hiking and spending time in the outdoors...
How to Make a Classic Tangram Puzzle

How to Make a Classic Tangram Puzzle

A tangram is a classic Chinese puzzle consisting of seven pieces that can be recombined into many different shapes and figures. Here’s how to make one. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 1⁄4″ x 8″ x 8″ square of smooth plywood. If your plywood is a little rough, sand it smooth. You can...
Send Us Photos of Your Snowman or Snow Sculpture

Send Us Photos of Your Snowman or Snow Sculpture

Every year when winter comes and the snow starts falling, kids create thousands of awesome and creative snowmen and snow sculptures. Some are funny and others are works of art, but all represent the fun and spirit of winter. We want to see your amazing snowman and...
38 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

38 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Here’s a plateful of Thanksgiving jokes by Boys’ Life readers that will make you thankful you have a funny bone instead of a wishbone on Turkey Day. Do you know a funny Thanksgiving joke? Click here to send your joke to us. Comic by Daryll...
How BL Uses Photo Magic to Get the Not-So-Big Picture

How BL Uses Photo Magic to Get the Not-So-Big Picture

Recently, I did a couple of timely studio shoots that were a lot of fun and not nearly as complicated as they might appear to be. COOKIE SHEET AND SPINACH BECOMES A SWAMP For a Halloween “Opening Shot” feature in October’s Boys’ Life magazine, the editors wanted...
BL’s Top 30 Favorite Toys, Gadgets and Games of 2018

BL’s Top 30 Favorite Toys, Gadgets and Games of 2018

Looking for a great gift? Here’s a list of some of this year’s best toys, gadgets and games. Each one has been reviewed and approved by our kid toy testers. Enter for a chance to win many of these toys, games and gadgets in the PLAY FAVORITES GIVEAWAY. TRAX TO THE MAX...