To take an idea, no matter how whimsical or farfetched and to actually make it physical, make it whole, is the most creative act known to humankind. Yes, we build tract homes and outlet malls, but at its heart, building is a personal thing, borne from individual experience and obsession. Since the dawn of civilization, people have built things with meaning, from the humble and the mundane to the grand and sprawling.

As the co-founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has a natural creative spark that many dads lack. In this charming video, he passes on his love for making things to his young daughters, bringing to life their own innate creativity and helping him recapture some of the joys of his own boyhood. They skateboard and do art together. Also, there’s a sandwich guitar.

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