July 8th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Need a present for a kid's birthday party?
Skip the mall, and let your kids make their own gifts to give to their friends. The hands-on problem-solving is good for them, and putting real time and effort into a gift (not just your money) is a good lesson on friendship
July 7th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Your kid probably wants a sword.
Now, whether YOU want her to have a sword is a totally different question, but your kid? Probably wants a sword
July 5th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
You've got some scrap wood in your garage, yeah?
Hand that wood over to the kids, because they've got a stomp catapult to build!
June 11th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
If you'd like a lovely outdoor space to relax in, or to let your kids play in, all summer and beyond, check out this scrap fabric teepee from Twig and Toadstool
June 3rd, 2014 | by Julie Finn
There are a lot of uses for old blue jeans, but rarely for every single part of the jean. If you know what you like to make (quilts for me, purses and skirts for you, perhaps?), then you'll find that you can make your old blue jean storage much more neat and efficient, as well as space saving, by cutting the jeans up very carefully, just so, and storing them in their parts
May 26th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Instead of tossing that racket with the broken strings, or making your kid continue to play with a bad racket, buy your kid a new tennis racket that they PROMISE to treat right and let them use the old one to make themselves a butterfly net
May 19th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Let your kid make herself her very own bug barn using this simple tutorial
May 12th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Save your broken crayons, and use them to make fun, new recycled crayons that will thrill the kids
May 5th, 2014 | by Scott Cooney
If a dual flush toilet is either out of your price range as a homeowner or out of the question as a renter, you can actually convert your existing toilet to dual flush with a handy device that's easy to install!
April 24th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Whether your handwriting is awesome or ugly, Tolkien's best is still the most meaningful when written in your own hand