As the sun begins to set on the final days of summer vacation you're sure to be as out of things to do with the kids as you are out of patience and money. Don't let the last few summer memories you make with your kids be ones of torture and misery. There's still hope.
That's why I love Instructables' guide to green jewelry. It's is a great resource for last-minute projects for you and your vacationing kids to enjoy. No matter what age your kids might be there's something for everyone.
Too hot still to think about chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Not for us crafty folks trying to get a jump-start on the homemade holiday gift season.
I'm a sucker for take-along-toys...especially the ones that involve portable homes toting miniature. I find little toys like these life-savers when I'm subjecting my poor children to long car rides or boring waiting rooms.
I'm a fan of tricking kids into learning something...Disguising concepts that might normally be on the dull side (like spelling) in a heaping helping of yummy game-time fun.
You're half-way through summer vacation and by now you might have already blown through all the trips and activities you've planned with the kids who are slowly turning into couch cushions as things heat up outside. So now what? Hows about a homemade puzzle craft that will give those fine motor skills and brains a nice workout?
It's almost total solar eclipse go time. If your family is fortunate enough to be within range of observing this event be prepared for one crazy show. However, if you're not then you're still in luck. There are some pretty impressive sites dedicated to bringing up-to-date webcasts and information about this natural phenomenon.
Everywhere we go this summer my kids have their Klean Kanteens within reach. No matter if it's playtime at the park, bike rides around the neighborhood or days spent digging in the sand their water is always within reach.
In a couple of weeks I'm expecting a visit from my two teenage nieces. While in town we'll do all those touristy activities out-of-town guests enjoy doing when visiting San Francisco. However, we'll have some down-time for at-home activities while we regain some of our energy before heading back out into the city...But what do you do with two teens during these times that doesn't involve watching them updating their statuses on Facebook and Twittering?
Harry has finally arrived. In honor of the boy-wizard Instructables has put together some of their favorite Harry Potter inspired how-tos for you to make. The Instructables guide to all things Harry Potter is a nice compilation of costume-y doodads and tasty drinks.