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Toys

A Homemade Sandbox

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Build your own sandbox on wheels.

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Art

DIY: Alphabet Photo Frames

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Create beautiful art of your kids.

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Art

Beautiful & Easy DIY Crayon Art

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Easy and unique DIY crayon project.

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Quick Picks

It's Time to Start Your Patio Garden

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Backyard garden made easy with these DIY kits.

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Decor

Folding Cardboard Furniture

Summer’s about halfway over, and maybe the kids are looking for something new to do.  Go to foldschool.com and download free directions and templates to make your own cardboard furniture.  There are three pieces – a stool, rocker, and chair.  I think half the fun will be scavenging for the cardboard material you’ll need. www.foldschool.com

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Decor

Puka Puka Mobiles

Puka Puka from Australia makes a colorful line of mobiles, and their Sea Shapes mobile comes with a set of cut-outs that you can string together yourself to make a custom mobile for your baby nursery. Sea String Mobile  |  $35 at Puka Puka

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Art

Summer Art Project: Leaf Silhouette Portrait

From Photojojo, here’s a unique crafts project that also gets the kids outdoors collecting leaves to make silhouette portraits from tree leaves.

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Toys

DIY Readymech Toys

Go to Readymech for free downloads of flatpack toys ready to print and build right at home.  A easy snow day activity when the kids are home and so are you.t…

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Toys

DIY: Clauss the Raccoon

Make your own raccoon pillow from Let’s Stitch….

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Art

The Beauty of Sharpie Art

Lexington Kentucky attorney, Charlie Kratzer, decorated his basement using just a Sharpie and his love of Impressionist art.  The image above is just one wall, check out the panoramic video of the entire basement to see how this one wall…

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Decor

DIY Project: Baby Doll Rack

Creepy or cool?  Recently, this baby doll rack was entered into Design*Sponge’s DIY Contest.  Since the entry, there has been a range of comments from “that totally creeps me out!” to “that is the coolest thing i’ve ever seen”. …

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