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Design for kids and the home. Make The World Your Playground With UpSwing. UpSwing by Kevin Shay is a com­pact & portable swing that can quickly be set up any­where, encour­ag­ing you to explore your sur­round­ings and turn them into a giant playground.

Make The World Your Playground With UpSwing

Love the leather & can­vas construction–reminds me of a lineman’s util­ity bag. Related. Vintage + modern design for kids and the home. Cool Craft Ideas for Kids. Simple DIY Wooden Toy Cars. Amazing DIY Cardboard Learning Toys. Play and Grow is an amaz­ing blog by a Russ­ian archi­tect that has a pas­sion for mak­ing hand­made card­board toys for his lit­tle girl.

Amazing DIY Cardboard Learning Toys

The site is filled with great diy tuto­ri­als for upcy­cling card­board into early learn­ing toys. A few favorites: DIY Geo­met­ric Sort­ing Board (view tuto­r­ial) A card­board ver­sion of the clas­sic geo­met­ric sort­ing board. DIY Devel­op­men­tal Toy (view tuto­r­ial) An early learn­ing devel­op­men­tal toy made from a dia­per box, knit­ting nee­dles, a doorstop, and paper. DIY Steamship Pull Toy (view tuto­r­ial) A card­board pull toy made from a dia­per box. DIY Card­board Train (view tuto­r­ial) A card­board train made using a dia­per box and boxes from old toys.

DIY Mini Geoboard (view tuto­r­ial) A card­board ver­sion of the clas­sic peg/pin board toy used to make shapes, pat­terns, let­ters, etc. Visit Play and Grow for more cool projects & tutorials! Related. Projects: Cereal Box Village. Projects: Pennant Rubber Stamp Roller. Vintage + modern design for kids and the home. DIY Faux Snow Cone Party Garland & Gift Embellishment. As soon as the snow cone shack in our neighborhood opens up, we know that Summer is officially here!

DIY Faux Snow Cone Party Garland & Gift Embellishment

The bright candy colors and the sparkle of glittery ice makes the eyes light up of both young and young-at-heart! What better way to capture the essence of summertime fun and bring it indoors, than with this sweet DIY Faux Snow Cone Garland and Gift Embellishment. Bonus: these ones won’t melt everywhere! Follow below for the simple steps. This would also be a fun project to do with kids…they will have a blast mixing up the paint and pouring on the glitter (just be sure to give little ones a hand with the glue gun). This DIY post was sponsored and made possible by Method…”Clean Happy.” This month Method is hosting a fun contest and asking fans (like you) to guess how many bottles of Method hand soap it took to build the spectacular rainbow light installation in this month’s video.

Visit Method’s guessing contest page on Facebook to enter. DIY Garland – Supplies needed: Steps 1 and 2 1. 2. 3. DIY Tag-Shaped Stamps Two Ways. I shared the shipping packaging for my old print shop a long while back, and have had so many inquiries into the making of the tag stamp that I made / used, that I thought it was about time that I finally create a proper DIY to share with you all.

DIY Tag-Shaped Stamps Two Ways

Hooray! This DIY post was sponsored and made possible by Method…”Clean Happy.” Check out their Spring anthem video for a fun look at their playful mission and visit their Facebook page to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco, including a visit to the Method HQ, lunch with the Method co-founders, a year’s supply of Method products and other surprises*: *Open to residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, United States, and Yukon who are at least 18 years of age. Sweepstakes ends April 03, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (PDT). HOW TO – VERSION 1 | Stamp Block Method: Home - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies.