Happiness is: A Man and his Grill
It has to be said; I’ve taken full advantage so far of the fact that Harry, at 2, is happy pottering around in a play kitchen and keeping shop, oblivious to the fact that these will rapidly become activities associated with girls, and swiftly abandoned in favour of games requiring bravery, danger and copious amounts […]
DIY Learning Tower with IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool - IKEA Hackers
Ever since we hacked an IKEA BEKVÄM step stool to make a DIY learning tower for her my toddler can now reach the kitchen counter and cook alongside us.
I was recently at a friend's house and fell in love with her water table. I was psyched to go home and buy one until I saw the price - $309! Ouch! Or $70 for the cheap ones! Since I have an unofficial policy of only buying used toys for my children, I figured that we would just have to do an El Cheapo version. Plus, the concept of the table isn't exactly rocket science. Erik and I went to Home Depot and purchased wood ($9) and a black plastic concrete mixing tub ($5). Meet our $14 version of…
Kid Crane Riding Toy
Kid Crane Riding Toy: This Instructable is for building a kids toy crane. I call it a toy, but it is really a heavy duty machine for a kid of any age. I designed this crane for my son who was a crane fanatic at the time. The crane is built mostly from wood a…
KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy
KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy: Fun toy with mister jets helps kids beat the heat. This project owes a big debt to the original KidWash instructable by discontinuity. When I saw it I knew right away it was going on the "must build" list for summer. A great combination: …
Building a Large Sandbox With Bench Seat Lids
Building a Large Sandbox With Bench Seat Lids: This is a nice 4' x 4' sand box with lids that open to bench seating. This was inspired by some other DIY projects I found. I did this using all scrap materials.
Office Chair → Laptop Stand
Office Chair → Laptop Stand: Like most families we do our computing on laptops or tablets and no longer have a computer desk with a desktop computer. Because of this, we had two office chairs that had basically been banished to a dark corner. A few months ago, I decided to remo…