I like this stuffed owl. You can sew one yourself with this free pattern. Cute.
How adorable are these dragon tails? There’s a free tutorial on how to make them. I loved things like this when I was a kid.
This is a great use for old jeans: turn them into jeans for your child.
Abby at Things For Boys made a pattern out of a cereal box and cut the jeans for her son’s pants out of her old pants.
Then she sewed them up, using a piece of elastic for the waist. Looks great!
Now that Savvy Jr. is starting to eat solid foods, I’ve been doing this method of freezing his food in ice cube trays.
You puree cooked vegetables in a blender, divvy into ice cube trays, freeze until hard, and transfer to a freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to feed the baby, pop one of the vegetable cubes into a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or so, until they are the right temperature.
As a bonus, one ice cube is a good serving size for a baby just starting out on solid foods.
Who needs to buy baby food when it’s so easy to make?
Check out Hootie The Owl Nap Mat, an adorable mat for an infant to play on. It’s (temporarily?) out of stock, but worth checking back for. $60.
This R2-D2 Star Wars Costume is great for Halloween. It’s for a baby age 3-24 months.
I suspect this IKEA Rocking Moose is not available in the US! That’s too bad because it’s totally adorable. £26.
Update: Now available in the USA.
Is there no end to the toys you can make from cardboard? I mean, check out this cardboard guitar. Cute and easy to make by gluing different layers of cardboard together and then adding rubber band “strings.”
I made it out of one 1x10x8′ board, which costs $10. All I needed was a jigsaw and a drill. It took about 4 hours to trace/cut/build/sand/paint.
I love it. It’s almost as cute as this rocking toy made from an actual Vespa.
Ah the cardboard box. Why do we buy kids expensive toys when these things are available for free?
Here are 10 toys you can make from a cardboard box:
1. and 2. Cardboard Rockets and Cardboard Castles
3. and 4. Cardboard Box Car and Gas Pump and Cardboard Box Kitchen–plus other ideas!
8. Cardboard Cafe–part of a cardboard-box-themed party.