Hack request: Caring for your kid’s hair

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 We've got haircare on the brain. From what I'm hearing in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook, keeping kids' hair groomed, corralling the paraphernalia, and generally getting a handle on hairstyling is a topic in need of more in-depth hacking. So: send me your […]

Dental floss container as yarn cutter

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Are you or your kid into knitting or crochet? Fantastic hobby that's creative, calming, inexpensive, portable, quiet, productive, and requires no batteries or headphones. I could go on and on about what crochet has done for me lately (maybe I will in another post), but […]

Hairband storage solution: a wine rack

Like 0 Retweet 9 Google +1 0 Pin it 3 via papernapkinsontheedgeofinsanity.blogspot.com Clever solution to the problem of hair thingies (elastic bands, ponytail holders, barrettes, headbands, etc.) taking over the bathroom. Read the full post for details and more photos. Thank you, Loridee, for sharing this on the Parent Hacks Facebook page! Related: Storing girls' […]

No-fuss birthday cake decoration: Mr. Potato Head parts

Like 0 Retweet 0 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 Stephanie's quick tip for decorating birthday cakes: We were decorating the cakes for our twin boys' 2nd birthday when I realized I had bought the wrong decorating supplies.  No longer able to make black icing at the last minute, my mother in-law suggested we use […]

Make a Shrinky Dink cell phone charm

Like 17 Retweet 17 Google +1 0 Pin it 0 My husband made me this adorable cell phone charm: a pixelated Shrinky Dink rose. No doubt inspired by the 8-bit flower bouquet at ThinkGeek, he hand-drew this pattern onto Shrinky Dink plastic, colored it with Sharpie permanent markers, baked it in the oven, and made […]