How To: Make a Modern DIY Playhouse!

By: Capreek Jul 31, 2012
created at: 07/31/2012
As a kid, I would make houses and forts out of cardboard boxes, sheets, and the odd chair or two. This DIY playhouse takes a similar approach, albeit much more aesthetically pleasing. You won't have to look at dirty boxes and your kid's imagination can still run wild: win-win!    Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Colorful and Kid-Friendly Mudroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2012
created at: 07/30/2012
I've never lived in a house with a mudroom, but I love, love, LOVE the idea of having a space dedicate to taking off muddy hiking boots or snow-covered coats after a day's adventure. It just seems so... practical. And I like that.    Continue Reading
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Make It: A DIY Skateboard Book Cubby

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2012

created at: 07/11/2012
How perfect would this little DIY book cubby be in a kid's bedroom or playroom?? I mean seriously. It. Is. Adorable. Also?? It's super insanely easy to make!    Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

By: Capreek Jul 05, 2012

created at: 07/05/2012

Whether used as a learning tool for kids or simply as a decorative coffee table or bookshelf object, these DIY wooden gradient blocks are easy to make -- and gorgeous!    Continue Reading

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Make It: A Free Printable Jigsaw Puzzle of the U.S.

By: Capreek Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/03/2012

Puzzles are fun, learning is fun, and hey, it's the Fourth of July: why not make a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S.??    Continue Reading

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Before & After: A DIY Pegboard Headboard!

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2012

created at: 06/11/2012

I always love seeing creative, affordable solutions to decor dilemmas and this DIY pegboard headboard does not disappoint!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make One-of-a-Kind Prints Using Gelatin!

By: Capreek May 31, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?   Continue Reading

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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 18 Awesome Prints for Kids!

By: Capreek May 23, 2012

created at: 05/17/2012

I'm a big believer in surrounding yourself with art and think kids deserve awesome art, too! Here are a few of my favorite prints from talented artist and illustrators from around the globe. Check them out and if you know of anyone else who should be on the list, tell us in the comments!   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple Wood Veneer Mobile

By: Capreek May 16, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make 'em!   Continue Reading

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Bento Box Lunches

By: Mollymc Apr 06, 2012

Angry Birds Bento Box

Have you seen the Super Mom trend du jour, Bento Boxes? Basically it's where Lunchables meet Martha Stewart. I gotta say though, they're pretty darn impressive. See the lengths Moms go to to get their kids to eat something besides chicken nuggets after the jump.

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DIY Animal Decor

By: Mollymc Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

Would you believe it if I told you this is a toddler's room? Heck, I would love it if it were my room! Part of what makes it so charming are the DIY animal projects scattered throughout the space. Find out how Danielle made them (and how you can, too.)

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Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

By: Craftmel Mar 28, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012

I have three little girls, two of which are very good at distributing toys, clothes, and books all over the house.  After too many days of me chasing after them and cleaning up their messes, it was time to put them in charge of pulling some of the weight around the house.  My sanity depended on it. 

So, how do we distribute chores among children at different developmental stages?  Here are a few tips, and printable helps, to encourage you in the process.   Continue Reading

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How to Make Teddy Bear Toast

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2012

Teddy Bear Toast

(Could we have a collective 'awww' here?) From Kids Soup, this Teddy Bear Toast features bananas for ears and snout, raisins for eyes and nose, and he gets his golden glow from a swipe of butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. 

Found at Like Cool, who found it here and here. (This Teddy Bear really gets around.)

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How To: Make a Volkswagen Bus-Inspired Bunk Bed and Playhouse!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Ah, the old Volkswagen Bus.  This iconic vehicle holds a special place in my heart--some of my earliest memories of family vacations and road trips are attached to this trusty hunk of metal (ours was a brilliant turquoise color)!  Needless to say, I would have loved this VW Bus bunk bed/playhouse combo as a kid.  Heck, I'd love it now!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Family-Friendly DIY Valentines Mailboxes (Two Ways)!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

As a kid, Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays (candy--duh!).  We'd make glitter and puff paint-covered Valentine holders in school from paper plates folded in half (classy), which would inevitably reach "maximum candy capacity" and burst open halfway through my walk home from school.  Sad times.  But this isn't a sad post!  We're talking about Valentine's Day mailboxes, people!  That's some happy stuff.   Continue Reading

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