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DIY Fort Kit

I originally shared this idea over on Or So She Says a while ago.  Just in case you missed it, I wanted to share it here as well.  Do you need an affordable, creative, and fun idea that will keep the kids busy for hours?  I have the perfect thing for you!  Today we are making a DIY fort kit using PVC pipe.  I’ve done a few PVC projects and they are always lots of fun, but my favorite part is that PVC is cheap!


All the supplies you need to make your fort kit is 1/2 inch PVC pipe, pipe connectors, a pipe cutter (the metal sturdy one is best!), duct tape, clamps, blankets (or drop cloths), and a box to store everything in.

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Back to School – Gift Idea

This post is part of a Back to School series over at The Benson Street.  Be sure to go check out all the amazing back to school ideas!  I’m not sure I’m ready to even think about going back to school yet, but I know it is just around the corner.  Luckily, I now have one thing off my ‘to do’ list.  I’ve been looking for a small back to school/good luck gift to give my Young Women (but this would also be perfect for your kids, friends, or neighbors too!)


To make this gift, we have 5 easy steps.  Print.  Cut.  Fold.  Tape.  Tie.

Print this Back to School Extra Printable.


  • Cut along the dotted line from the top of the page to the bottom.  Then, score the other dotted lines.
  • Fold your card on the dotted lines.
  • Tape the Extra gum into place.
  • Fold your card up and tie it up with some cute twine or ribbon.

This small gift will be the perfect thing to let your kids know you love them!  I have a few more simple back to school ideas that I hope to be sharing with you soon!  Be sure to go see all the great back to school ideas at The Benson Street!

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Candy Bar Etching



Candy Bar Etching is the perfect way to say Happy Father’s Day this year!  It’s so simple and easy that kids of all ages can enjoy making this little craft for Dad.

Start with a regular candy bar and use a toothpick to write or draw on the back.  Lightly brush away chocolate flakes as you go.  Then spread a generous amount of Powdered Sugar over the candy bar and lightly press it across your etches.  Use your finger to brush away the extra powdered sugar.  Then use a damp paper towel to clean off the entire candy bar.  What’s left is your design, beautifully etched into the chocolate.  Then wrap your candy bar in new tin foil, and cover with a label.  Have your kids color a custom label to put on it, or download the one below.

Here’s the label I made for mine:


Download – “Happy Father’s Day Dad” Candy Bar Label  
(Just print in colored ink on regular white paper, trim the edges, and you are ready to put it on your large candy bar!)

I can’t wait for my husband to open this special candy bar we made just for him!


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