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DIY for small hands

Marc Sanchez May 22, 2012

And while the kids aren’t using their phones, because “stupid mom and dad blocked the service,” they can head over to DIY, a new website/app that encourages kids to make stuff and be creative. After they sign up, with a secure identity, they get their own web page to show off stuff like sand castles, solar-powered toys, and a variety of things made from toilet paper tubes.

The New York Times continues:

Children will soon be able to learn to program and make cardboard birdhouses, soda bottle safety glasses, duct tape wallets and toothbrush robots that scurry across a desk like alien life-forms. All these projects will allow children to earn virtual badges, which will appear on the site. They can also receive embroidered, physical badges in the mail.

Parents are given their own access page, where they can monitor activity and make sure their kids aren’t sharing private information.

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