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Old 01-16-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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Your Favorite DIYs for your LO?

By favorite I mean most proud of, most useful, biggest money saver, etc. I've been making a list of items I want to make for my baby while I'm pregnant (or eventually while I'm trying out the SAHM mom thing) and Id love to see your projects! Post pics if you've got em!

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Diapers and wipes to start!
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I've made some pants and inserted elastic into ready to wear pants for my very thin son. I make our food from scratch, including what we called baby food. We have apples that I process into lots of apple sauce. I didn't make my kids' diapers or wipes, but I line dried them. I also make play dough and rainbow rice and made finger paint once too. I guess I've done a bunch of stuff, but the thing I'm most proud of is making the pants because I only learned how to sew 6 months ago, and my new, low end Brother sewing machine cost me $40.
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I also make play dough and rainbow rice and made finger paint once too. I guess I've done a bunch of stuff, but the thing I'm most proud of is making the pants because I only learned how to sew 6 months ago, and my new, low end Brother sewing machine cost me $40.
Thanks for sharing! I look forward to the crafty stuff with my LO when he's older, I always loved stuff like that with my mom. I have a low end brother, too - for probably 5-6 years now, and it's still going strong!
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I have a book called Do It Yourself Early Learning. Awesome ideas. PVC pipes can be cut into short 2" sections and attached with elbows/tees/connector pieces for cheap 'erector ' sets. I turned a 2'x2' board into a peg board by drilling holes every inch (small pilot holes) then hammering in roofing nails and using rubber bands from grocery store produce. 12' of Velcro gardening ties can be purchased for much cheaper than specialty craft store Velcro, and then cut into different length pieces. They can be stuck on flannel board, or just stuck together to make letters, shapes, etc. Measuring tapes (cloth, not metal) and levels are fun toys at our house. A peg board can be turned into a sand/water fall by attaching cups, funnels, pipes to the pegs and rearranging them. I've been meaning to attach a cheap mailbox and a wireless doorbell to a wall in our playroom, for playing house. Popsicle sticks with Velcro or little magnets glued on each end. Or a small hole drilled in the ends, and bolts and nuts. I have a flat 2x2 board in our playroom, sanded smooth, for doing puzzles, a flat place to build blocks (if table tops are dirty), or for propping up and rolling balls, whatever the kids can imagine,


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