I'm so excited to be guest posting on Juggling Act Mama today! I have the coolest project for you! I'm sharing a tutorial for Tin Can Stilts! (Bring back memories? It's that awesome classic toy you used to play with as a kid.) The best thing about this project is that it is easy and uses tools that you probably have on hand already. This is definitely a recycle or repurpose project perfect for frugal parents!
Tin Can Stilts Tutorial
Before I send you over to my guest post, I have to tell you a little secret. I did not go all out and overboard with this project (and I'm actually quite proud of myself!). Could I have painted the cans to make them look all cute and colorful? Yes. Did I have the time or supplies to do that? No. Will my kids love the tin can stilts just as much when they are just plain old boring cans? Absolutely!
I'm learning (the hard and slow way) that my kids don't need everything to be fancy. Often the fancy is just for me. This time, I opted to forego the fancy and keep it simple. I'm so glad I did.
So, all you moms out there who like to do crafty things for your kids . . . I'm giving you permission to back off a little! Every little thing does not have to be perfect. Your kids are happy with or without the extra work, so go ahead and do your next project the easy way. What will you do with all that extra time? Have a little fun with your family, of course!
And these do look like fun, don't they? I stood in line right with the kids and took my turn clomping around our street!
Still here? You might be interested in some of the tools I used for this project. My favorite are the C clamps that my hubby bought for our garage makeover. You can open and close them with one hand! Seriously, they're right up there with my Kreg Jig on my list of coolest tools! Love them!
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