Have a few fallen sticks in your yard? Follow Made by Joel‘s easy how-to on making a forest building toy (above), perfect for your kid’s Lego figures.

Wacky story of the week from Babble: Woman rides her bike to the hospital to give birth!

Ohdeedoh finds an abstract bird mobile that emanates a calming nursery vibe.

Still have leftover boxes from the holidays? Parents.com shows how to turn them into a bunch of fun cardboard box toys from a car to a kitchen.

Spend an afternoon outside building awesome snow sculptures inspired by National Wildlife magazine.

Or, all that fluffy snow outside can be used to make snow ice cream with MNN‘s recipe.