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It sounds like rain …

DIY Rainsticks

Super Crafty Suzanne originally shared this idea for a cheap, easy, and fun project for kids with Good Morning Connecticut, but I’m even more excited about her posting the idea on her site, see the post here. Who would have a guessed an old wrapping paper tube, some crafts you have on hand and a few beans could turn into something so wonderful. I truly cannot wait to share this project with my children. They’ve never met a rain stick they didn’t like.

Map storage tube

At work I often use expandable mailing tubes that would also be perfect for this project. These tubes have plastic or metal caps on each end that would make sealing the ends a neater and more permanent solution.

If you make your own version of a rain stick, we’d love to see pictures or hear your story. Post them here or email us at Don’t forget to check out our other Fun Things To Do With Your Kids ideas – let us know how you like the content so far and what types of activities you’d like to see more of.


November 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm 1 comment

Chocolate Chip Genius

Cookie costume

I found this last minute costume idea while reading my Craft Magazine feeds and just knew I had to share it with you. The talented mother behind this project figured out a way to make this costume really outlast the holidays. Her custom made Chocolate Chip cookie costume can be easily converted into seat cushions for her child after Halloween. Click here for a link to her step by step tutorial.

Genius, I tell you, Genius. Amber, I’m with you – you do deserve some sort of award. Thanks for sharing this great idea with the rest of us.

October 31, 2008 at 5:03 am 3 comments

It’s never too late for Recyclobot

Recyclobot Costume

So it’s Wednesday you say and you still don’t have a solid plan for your child’s Halloween costume. Your just about to give in and run out and buy whatever is left on the racks you say. You’ve scoured the Kids Stuff World DIY Costumes but have come up short. Well, here’s a handy costume that works double duty. This one will please boys and girls alike AND does a bit of your recycling for you.

This costume was made using items you can find laying around your house and, as you can see, is just plain cute. Check out this high-tech candy meter that will let other parents know how much candy they should give your child.

Candy Meter

Add some glow in the dark paint to specific area and you’ve got yourself a winner. Thanks to Replayground for this awesome post! Click here for here detailed instructions

October 29, 2008 at 6:04 am 1 comment

Jelly Bellied

Jelly Bean Costume

Here’s a gender-neutral, colorful costume that can be made in mere minutes. This Jelly Bean costume was found on a site called Quick and Simple and boy did they get that right. All you need is a clear trash bag, some balloons, and a piece of ribbon. Even Dad could make this one 🙂

October 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm 3 comments

Pink Little Bunny Ears

Bunny costume
We spied this cute little bunny ensemble on The Purl Bee and just knew we had to share, while this one is a bit more involved than some of our with DIY Halloween costumes, it still requires only minimal sewing. I’m willing to sew a spell to get the results of this one.

Just check out these cute little paws and you’ll know why:

Bunny Paws

Molly, the creator, really put some love into this one and it shows. The final costume : the hat, the paws, a leotard, some tights, and a pom pom tail is perfect for a growing young girl. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Be sure to check out the full instructions, here  

Molly, Thanks for sharing!

October 23, 2008 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

A wise old owl once said …

It’s not what you know, but hoooo you know. If you’ve been following Kids Stuff World’s DIY Halloween costume series than you know what we mean. There have been lots of fabulous, easy to recreate ideas posted all month and in keeping with the trend we wouldn’t want to disappoint with this one.

Feast your eyes on this adorable owl costume
Owl Costume

Almost perfect, isn’t it. The entire outfit is made up of pants you already own, a beige hooded sweatshirt, some white fleece, two white feather boa’s, and a few miscellaneous feathers.

Check out the link here for more details

October 21, 2008 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

Who said it’s not easy being green?

Kermit Costume

Stephanie from Beautiful Impressions has simplified being green for the rest of us and I just can’t thank her enough. She took a regular child’s sweatsuit and a little time and ingenuity and created one terrific child’s Halloween costume. If you have procrastinated this long and think you don’t have enough time to make something personal, think again. Stephanie just made your day.

Check out full details on her blog, here

Don’t forget to check out our ever-growing list of DIY Halloween Costumes (check out the link over there on the right)

October 19, 2008 at 8:32 pm 2 comments

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