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Jun 14

DIY Slip ‘N Slide

  I was not one of the lucky children who had a yard that could accommodate a Slip ‘n Slide. I always watched the commercials and yearned for a grass-y yard to have water fun with friends! Not this city girl, unfortunately! It doesn’t take much! Just some plastic sheeting and soap for sliding! Your …

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May 17

Easy DIY Backyard Games

Here are some fun backyard games you can make yourself for the kids. Anything is better than having them lay around and play video games! Some of these will require some serious crafting on your part and probably a visit to the hardware store, but they can also be permanent fixtures if they’re a hit! …

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May 05

29 Dollar-Store Finds That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

Summertime is approaching, and with it comes all parents of schoolage children’s major dilemma: what to do with all the free-time? How to keep your kids engaged and active all summer long is a difficult question to answer. Many children just end up vegging out in front of the tv for the better part of …

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Apr 28

8 Insanely Valuable Items You Probably Owned (and Threw Out)

The funny thing about collectibles is that nobody knows what current items will turn into collectors items later on. No kid growing up in the 1950’s thought that one day their Mickey Mantle baseball card would be worth enough to fund their kids college education. Likewise I can’t imagine why old cereal boxes from the …

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Apr 26

How To Find Garage Sale Treasure

You can make a great return on garage sale, Craiglist and Flea Market buys. I can personally attest to that. The professional pickers know what to look for at these sales, do you? Here are some tips for your next journey to a garage sale: Source: 20+ Garage Sale Finds to Snap Up¬†|¬†Reader’s Digest

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Apr 23

Awesome Hoverboard Conversion To Hovercart. Possible DIY??

I’m always impressed by the amount of work and ingenuity people are willing to put into such odd endeavours. This certainly falls into that category. This converted hoverboard was turned into some sort of lawn chair/electric wheelchair hybrid for those who are averse to walking anywhere. Well, here it is, video and all, enjoy: Hovercart

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Apr 11

How To Make A Play Kitchen From Cardboard Boxes

Children’s playsets can be crazy expensive. Because of this, many kids only get to use great setups like this one here when they’re at play-museums or day care centers. Both of these options leave your child, and you, covered in other childrens germs and god knows what else. This is why this is such a …

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Apr 07

DIY Covered Sandbox Tutorial

It’s true kids love to play in the sand, but who wants another junky looking plastic object planted into their yard? Why not make a more stylish version yourself? This sandbox folds over to cover itself and can be dual purposed as a mini patio or platform for a grill or whatever you want when …

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Mar 28

Make Magnetic Putty

Wow this stuff is cool! Way better than silly putty. If you watch the video, you will see that this can do a bunch of tricks, my favorite is that is can swallow a smaller magnet like the Blob. Unfortunately this putty will probably stain your hands and whatever you put it on, but I …

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Mar 28

DIY Ball Pit For Kids

Our daughter would love this! Why spend a bunch of money at Chucky Cheese or some other pay to play establishment for kids only to deal with all the crowds, germs and misbehaving kids when you can make your own? The instructions could be a little more thorough, but you will get the gist of …

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