A Doctor Who Bookcase in 7 Easy Steps

I am all for DIY and especially all for Doctor Who and other sci-fi shows. One day, I saw this really cool Doctor Who bookshelf that is only sold in the UK and I immediately remarked, “I can make that!”  And I did!

Doctor Who TARDIS Bookcase

With a little imagination, you can turn any bookcase into a dream bookcase for your child.  Now this bookcase is a dream for my son, because it houses all of his Narnia, Doctor Who, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter books.  A geekcase.

This was quite easy to make. We already had this a small 3-shelf and simply painted it a brilliant TARDIS blue color. (You can buy these bookcases in major stores for about $20-30.)

Next, I cut a piece of poster board foam the same width as the bookcase and painted it blue.  Yep, that top piece with the words on it is not wood, it is foam.

I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the words that appear on the top of the Doctor’s TARDIS. I used vinyl, which stuck to the foam board very well. I do think I put them on a bit crooked, however.  You could also use alphabet stickers.

Since the foam was really lightweight, I used my hot glue gun to attach the foam to the stop of the bookcase.

That was it. 7 easy steps.

  1. Assemble the shelf.
  2. Paint the shelf.
  3. Cut the foam board.
  4. Paint the foam board.
  5. Cut out the words.
  6. Attach the words to the foam.
  7. Attach the foam board to the top of the bookcase.

Books for Geek Kids Geeky Series for Kids

40 Fiction Books for Boys 40 MORE Fiction Books for Boys

Books that will keep your son up reading at night

Visit this post for a list of most of the books displayed on the shelves - Books for Geek Kids.

For more great book lists for boys, visit my posts Books that will keep your son up reading at night, 40 Fiction Books for Boys and 40 MORE Books for Boys.


Coolest Flashlight Ever and a Giveaway

LEGO-Flashlight

THE coolest flashlight ever. Right? Look at those teeny tiny LEGO minifigures, cut out with precision with the Silhouette CAMEO. This is just a plain black cardstock circle, measured to fit inside your favorite flashlight. Using the CAMEO, I cut out 9 little LEGO men within the circle. We have also done this with stars, letters in my son’s name, and swirls.

Silhouette America offers a very special educator discount and I’d like to encourage you to go look around their website and sign up for this opportunity.

And now for a giveaway! Enter below to win a pack of clear sticker paper and a pack of white sticker paper.


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Word of the Day Mug

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I love mugs. My 2 favorite mugs are an oversized Winnie the Pooh mug and a Star Trek transporter mug that “magically” transports the crew members when you pour in a hot liquid. When I bought my Silhouette CAMEO, one of the first things I did was run out to Old Time Pottery and stock up on mugs and glassware.

This mug belongs to my son. It is his word-of-the-day mug. It is a delicious way to introduce new vocabulary words!  The little book is cut from black vinyl. Did you know that vinyl is very similar to a chalkboard. It actually wipes off cleaner than a chalkboard!

 

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This 5 day Hopscotch is organized by iHomeschool Network, a collaboration of outstanding homeschool bloggers who connect with each other and with family-friendly companies in mutually beneficial projects. Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. And of course, click the image below to visit all the other Hopscotch articles from these homeschool moms of the iHomeschool Network.

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