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DIY Moss Terrarium

Please note, this material is provided for informational purposes only and is not a guide on how to create the ...

SF Zoo Fundraiser Jewelry

To support the San Francisco Zoo, the HipMonsters' sisters team, and a neighborhood friend decided to sell jewelry to raise ...

Making of Number Six and Number Seven

After finishing Number three, we wanted to make smaller and lighter walking robots. Leveraging what we had learned from building ...
DIY mandrake root

Making Mandrake Roots

Inspired by the character Professor Sprout (from Harry Potter) and this wonderful article, we set out to make our mandrake ...
Steampunk robot

Upgrades to Number 3

Since we discovered how to make Number 5 move, we decided to upgrade Number 3. We tried to preserve as ...
Colorful, wooden. necklaces

Color Splash Collection, Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 release of the Color Splash Collection is in! Made from wood and painted in acrylic paint, each ...
Herb bottle

Herbal Potions

One of the small projects that we do is make herbal potions, tiny jars or pouches full of crushed up ...

The Making of the Hand of Glory

Inspired by Harry Potter, we made our own Hand of Glory out of Foam-Mo and paint for Halloween. Please note, ...
Wooden toy cat and deer

Wooden Deer Sculpture

This is our wooden deer sculpture, made as a Christmas present. We only used wood from our yard to make ...

Making a Toy Bunny

It was the end of the school year and we want to make a toy for one of our teachers ...
Trilobite fossil

Girl Genius Steampunk Webcomic

Girl Genius is a webcomic started in 2002 written by Phil and Kaja Foglio and colored by Cheyenne Wright about ...
Kid-made Dog Robot Number Five

The Making of Number Five

Inspired by the Boston Dynamics robot videos, steampunk art, and Girl Genius, the HipMonster team set out to make their ...
Steampunk Jewelry

Steampunk Jewelry

Where technology and beauty meet, our steampunk jewelry embraces the genius within! This collection of steampunk jewelry is fit for ...
Wooden Puzzle box

Puzzle Box: Push My Button

After building a number of dovetail puzzle boxes the HipMonsters sister team set out to make their own unique design ...
George the Mummy and HipMonsters.com project

The Making of George the Mummy

We wanted to give people a scare on Halloween and was inspired by a visit to Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum so ...

Wooden Toy – Alligator

We decided to make a special present for our teachers at school. One of the teachers really loved alligators, so ...
DIY Steampunk contraption

Steampunk Contraption Model Beta

The Hip Monsters team decided to make something that interests people when they walk into the room. Inspired by Girl ...

Potion Cabinet

 With all the potion-making we have been doing recently, we found that we needed a place to put our potion ...

The Making of Number Three

The Making of Number 3 We saw the need for a new robot for halloween, so we made one. This ...

Ladder Bookcase

How to Make a Ladder Bookcase This project is about how to build a ladder-like bookcase. This bookcase has less ...

Monster: Lin the Dragon

Born from one of our favorite bushes and a failed costume, Lin the dragon was our most complex monster at ...

Monster: Hummingbird

The hummingbird monster was made from a branch too weak to be used for other projects. We decided to make ...

Monster: Anteater

We call this monster the Anteater.  The Anteater monster was a wonderful branch that was too split to make a ...

DIY Pump Drill

The Hip Monster's sister team has created a DIY pump drill.  Pump drills are ancient tools used by many cultures ...

Wand: Flame Tamer

Every wand we craft has unique mythos and a special spell. This wand is called the Flame Tamer. Mythos Flame ...

Wand: Scarlet Sunset

Every wand we craft has unique mythos and a special spell. This wand is called the Scarlet Sunset. Mythos Scarlet ...

Sun-Moon-Earth Orrery

Getting started Need to track the moon phases for that perfect time to cast a spell? Worried about when you ...
wooden wand with a had

Wand: Night View

Every wand we craft has unique mythos and a special spell. This wand is called the Night View. Mythos The ...

DIY Ukulele

Inspired by our trips to Hawaii, the sisters team decided to make their own working ukulele. We ended up making ...
Wooden Jewelry, Necklaces, Color Splash Collection

Color Splash Collection

Embracing color and elegance our necklaces will bring joy to those who wear them. Our collection of Color Splash necklaces ...

Puzzle Box: Dovetail

This puzzle box was inspired by Roy Underhill's Woodwright Shop. Based on an early American grease pot design it is ...

Shape Shifting Toy Robots

When the sisters team discovered Transformer comics (Go WindBlade!) they wanted a whole city of Transformers to play with. While ...

Our Apothecary Garden

Severus Snape and Professor Sprout are two of our favorite characters in Harry Potter and their story inspired the sister team ...
Wooden monster, kid-made

Monster: Allie

The Hip Monsters team does not like trees going to waste so whenever we stumble upon a piece of wood ...
wooden staff

Staff – Twisting Wave

When we go hiking, we sometimes pick up some good pieces of wood to make into staffs or other creations ...
Wooden Wand

Wand: Crimson Lava

Every wand we craft has unique mythos and a special spell. This wand is called the Crimson Lava. Mythos The ...