DIY Infinity Gauntlet Cast

A broken thumb meant several weeks in a cast, so we decided to make the most of it! He had the coolest cast in school and I got the Best Mom Award, until I made him do his chores EVEN with a broken thumb. I'm the worst. Supplies needed: Metallic gold paint (we found some … Continue reading DIY Infinity Gauntlet Cast

Backpack Wall part 2

Here's how we built it: After measuring and marking our wall VERY carefully, we mounted the first 1x6" on left side (because it was against a wall) using a level and screws Next, the horizontal pieces, across the bottom, middle and top. MAKE SURE you get that middle one (or whichever one is holding your … Continue reading Backpack Wall part 2

The Lazy/Cheap DIY Ruler Height Chart

I'm lazy. And cheap. I like making stuff from stuff I have lying around, even though it'd turn out better if I went and bought nice new materials. Case in point, my legit new ruler height chart. Problems: The height charts I bought when my boys were babies only go up to 5.5 feet (and are … Continue reading The Lazy/Cheap DIY Ruler Height Chart

Create an Arts & Crafts Station

Ever feel like toy stores are just full of button-pushing toys that light up and make noise? I'd rather play with stuff from Michaels and Hobby Lobby, myself. My middle child is just the same. LOVES to color and glue and cut and paste the old fashioned way... as it should be. So when the opportunity … Continue reading Create an Arts & Crafts Station

Dos and Don’ts for the Engineering Print

**Update** Staples no longer offers these prints. It was fun while it lasted. They still offer a variety of larger prints, but gone are the days of the four-foot long b&w prints for seven bucks. Got any other photo printing hacks? Let me know in the comments! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This idea isn't new, but since it's a … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts for the Engineering Print