Summer Fun: Make a DIY Waterfall Sprinkler!

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2011

created at: 07/28/2011

We've shared a few great summer kids projects recently (hot rocks, water walls, and tents - oh my!), but this one might be my favorite!  If you have $10 and a little bit of time, a DIY waterfall sprinkler should be at the top of your list.   Continue Reading

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Make These Pretty Picasso Lollipops

By: Kellyb Jul 22, 2011

Homemade lollipops – actually homemade anything! – are just so much better than store-bought. Sure there's a recipe to follow, but there's also room to let your creativity flow and make something really yours with personal touches and adjustments. So, can you guess the main ingredient in these Picasso-inspired lollipops?  Continue Reading

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Old Toys = New Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2011

In the so weird it's wonderful category is artist Ryan McElhiney's old toy lamp. Super easy to reproduce, all we'd have to do is grab a cord/socket and Continue Reading

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Craft It: Keep Kids Happy with Hot Rock Crayon Art!

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2011

created at: 06/30/2011

Oh man.  I would have LOVED this as a kid.  Heck, I'd probably still like making a few of these crayon rocks (I've always been fascinated by materials and the various forms they can take).  If there's some childlike wonder to entertain, either for yourself or, you know, for an actual child, then we have the craft project for you!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Chocolatey Pudding Cups

By: Kellyb Jul 01, 2011

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Take a look at these Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups from the book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O’Connor. Don't they look downright droolworthy as photographed here by Bakerella? Their intended use is for pudding, but I think ice cream or any number of things would work out in an equally delicious end result. Want to know how to make them? You'll never guess the trick.   Continue Reading

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Craft It: A Robot Centerpiece for the 4th of July!

By: Capreek Jun 28, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

PatriBot 3000 is what I'm calling this quirky Fourth of July centerpiece.  With a belly full of cookies and a head full of forks, he'll be the star of the festivities (after the fireworks, of course)!  Ready to make a DIY robot of your own?  Great.  Let's get this freedom party started!   Continue Reading

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Make It: The Best DIY Kids Activity Ever!

By: Capreek Jun 21, 2011

created at: 06/21/2011

For whatever reason, nothing seems to make kids happier than playing with water, especially during the summer!  Here's a great DIY activity project that will a) get them outside and b) keep them there (not to mention keep them entertained for hours).   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Silly Putty!

By: Capreek Jun 14, 2011

created at: 06/14/2011

Just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you can't enlighten some minds with science!  I mean c'mon, kids of all ages are fascinated by silly putty, add some magnetism to that equation and BAM!  You've just blown a few minds.  What more coud you ask for?   Continue Reading

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It's Summer: Make a DIY A-Frame Tent!

By: Capreek Jun 08, 2011

created at: 06/08/2011

School's out for the summer and that means lots of time for little ones to grow restless.  Encourage some old school imaginative play, indoors and out, with this DIY a-frame tent!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Damn Good Gifts for Dads

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2011

created at: 06/07/2011

Fathers: they're awesome... and they deserve a damn good gift!  From first-time dads to seasoned pros, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas to help you celebrate the dad in your life good and proper.   

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Before & After: A Masculine Nursery Makeover

By: Capreek May 30, 2011

created at: 05/29/2011

Fluffy pastel animals: take a hike!  This may be one of the manliest baby nurseries I've ever seen.   Continue Reading

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Gettin' Crafty: Make a DIY Domino Set!

By: Capreek May 25, 2011

created at: 05/25/2011

I say it's time to bring a little more fun and games into our DIY projects, anyone else? Fortunately, here's one that won't cause you to lose an eye.  (Get it?  It's all fun and games until... No?  Bad pun?  Okay, moving on...)   Continue Reading

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Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

By: Capreek May 23, 2011

created at: 05/23/2011

Yes, makeovers plural!  And yes, they're all ultimate!  Don't believe me?  Read on.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Bland Basement Turned Fantasy Playroom

By: Capreek Apr 25, 2011

created at: 04/25/2011

This basement renovation took a little over a year, but I'm willing to bet the "after" is what little kids' dreams are made of!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Doll House

By: Craftmel Apr 20, 2011

created at: 04/20/2011

Let's face it, we don't all want a huge, pink plastic Dreamhouse gracing our playrooms.  While some people thrive on the modern dollhouse hobby, for playtime, modern dollhouses are hard to find and expensive to boot, a combination I'd never let my kids near.  Erin at Sutton Grace solved this dilema by making her kids their own mod doll house, and you can too.   Continue Reading

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