DIY Wands

DIY magic wand

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Beyond being fun for kids, pretending and other kinds of imaginative play are critical to healthy child development. When kids pretend they’re pirates or wizards, or create their own characters using dolls or action figures, they […]

Pillow Beds

Pillow beds.

If you have extra pillows in your home, you can bring them all together to use as a small bed while watching the TV or reading a book. Here’s how: Materials: Duvet Cover 4 Pillows, at least Sewing machine Scissors Steps: Measure the duvet cover using the pillows, and cut to desired length and width. […]

DIY Tire Sandbox

DIY Tire Sandbox

You don’t have to dig just to give your kids a sandbox to play at. Use tractor tires! Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 8-) You’ll need these materials: Tractor Tire Pool noodle […]

“Junk” Portraits

"1967"

Can you imagine the mountains of junk that are sitting in your home – really old magazines, junk mail, buttons that came out of nowhere, the little toys your kids stopped playing, that earring whose pair got lost, and a lot more? Well some people have a creative way to deal with them. Scroll down to see how two […]

Hand And Footprint Art

Hand and Footprint Art

Creating paintings with bare hands is fun. Doing it with the family makes it even more meaningful. So let your imagination run and get the whole family’s hands on it!  Here are some tips… Materials: Canvas Acrylic Paints Brush Permanent Marker Plastic Plate Steps: First thing you need to do is to make sure your […]

Fork Picture Holders

Fork Picture Holder

Eating is a big deal in every home. That’s why most of us own a lot of cutlery. Even so, we always find ourselves with pieces missing from the set. We have mismatched spoons all and forks over the place. This is a unique alternative use for your mismatched forks. Great not just for pictures, […]

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

The first introduction of a chalkboard to most people is in the classroom. But although it’s a wonderful tool for learning, it can also be more than that. A single chalkboard can be beneficial for the home in many ways! Kids certainly love them. They’re handy for leaving family messages. You can write down to-do […]

DIY Cardboard Play Kitchen

DIY Cardboard Play Kitchen

Playsets are expensive and you can guarantee the kids will outgrow them long before they wear out. So why not just build one for your kids yourself? Use cardboard boxes! Millions of cardboard boxes get discarded every day! You might already have a few at home but if not, there are a lot of folks who’d be […]

DIY Mason Jar Lights

Mason Jar Lighting

If you like Mason jars as much as we do, then you’ve saved everyone you’ve ever had! Some of our favorite DIY ideas consist of putting old jars to new use.  That’s why we snag them up at thrift shops and flea markets! Would you like elegant-looking lighting without having to spend big money? Well, […]

Shampoo Bottle Pencil Holder

DIY Shampoo Bottle Pencil Holder

Instead of throwing away your empty shampoo bottles, give them another purpose. Create colorful pencil and marker holders that your children will love! Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You’ll need these materials: Empty Shampoo Bottles Adhesive Paper Double-sided Adhesive And these tools: Scissors X-acto Knife […]