Make a Kid's Hooded Towel

Make a Kid’s Hooded Towel

I didn’t really get the hooded towel thing until I had a baby of my own to bathe. When chilly weather rolls in, my son gets so cold after we wash his hair! We always use a hooded towel to keep him nice and cozy. Heather at What does she do all day? decided to skip the store-bought hooded towel and make her own on the cheap. It’s a simple tutorial that’s definitely on my to-make list!

Doctor Who TARDIS Costume

Make a Doctor Who Costume Complete with a TARDIS

My husband and I are huge fans of Doctor Who. We await each new episode impatiently, and watching the new Who is our Sunday night ritual while the season is on. When I was researching my roundup of toddler costume ideas, I came across this Doctor Who family costume that’s so wonderful I had to share it all on its own. Reese Dixon transformed her son’s wheelchair into a TARDIS, and his Matt Smith costume is spot on. I’m getting all emotional looking at it again as I write this. It’s just so good.

Make an Insulated Lunch Bag for Back to School

Make an Insulated Lunch Bag for Back to School

Does your kid brown bag it to school? This insulated lunch bag is a great, inexpensive way to give him a little upgrade with this cute tutorial from Crazy Little Projects. Amber shares a detailed tutorial with plenty of photos to help you make this simple lunch bag for back to school.

DIY Cardboard Sewing Machine Toy

Make a Cardboard Sewing Machine

My son Darrol Henry is obsessed with my sewing machine. He’s only 16 months, so his idea of playing with a sewing machine involved banging on it and pulling on parts that maybe he should not pull on. This DIY cardboard sewing machine from Little Red Window looks like the perfect way to let him take that toddler energy out on something a little more age-appropriate. Maybe without the faux needle, until he’s a little bit older.

Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Moisturizer

Make Whipped Green Tea + Coconut Oil Moisturizer

This recipe for whipped coconut and green tea moisturizer will blow your mind. Or at least, it blew my little mind.

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Garden on a Budget

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Garden on a Budget

We’re in the dog days of summer now, and your garden might be looking at little bit…well…sad. Super hot days are tough on your plants, and your garden might need a bit of sprucing. Here are some ways to make your summer garden as inviting as it was when you planted everything in the spring.

10 Baby Bib Tutorials for Your Messy Eater

10 Baby Bib Tutorials for Your Messy Eater

Got a baby shower coming up or maybe your kiddo just needs a little bit of help in the food-wrangling department. Either way, we’ve got a baby bib tutorial to suit your needs. There are DIY baby bibs on this list ranging from a simple, no-sew option to pocket-front situation for super messy eaters. Check it!

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4 Handmade Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher appreciation week is May 5-9; here are four cute handmade teacher appreciation ideas we made for the Kix Creativity   Read More »

DIY Star Wars Mobile

DIY Star Wars Mobile is the Coolest Thing You’ll See All Day

It’s definitely the coolest thing that I’ve seen all day, anyway! Jessica at Mad in Crafts used a solar system mobile kit and made a 3D mobile of the Star Wars solar system. My son’s nursery is space-themed, and I’m ashamed to say that there’s nothing even approaching this level of awesome hanging from his ceiling. You’ve shown us all how it’s done, Jessica. You’ve shown us all.

10 Quirky DIY Garden Ideas

10 Quirky Crafts for Your Spring Garden

Have you started a garden this spring? One thing that I love getting crafty in the garden is that you can let your personality shine. No more boring pots and planters! Check out these ideas for planters and other quirky garden decor to take your backyard or patio garden beyond business as usual.