Even though kids are starting to go back to school, summer is still hanging on for a bit longer, and watermelons are still being sold at the supermarket. I love this watermelon homestead, carved up by the Dahls and featured on their site Builtbykids.com.
I especially LOVE the mission behind their site:
Built by Kids is created WITH, BY and FOR children. A lifestyle brand that celebrates the parents, families, caregivers and educators who value the power of creative development and are nostalgic for a time when weekends were set aside for building a fort or making models.
We believe that a child’s imagination is endless and their thirst for knowledge is insatiable. We believe that by teaching children practical skills and encouraging them to submit to their creativity, children become more confident, capable and cosmopolitan.
At Built by Kids, the process is the goal. We know that a daughter will cherish the precious memories of making a dollhouse with her father long after the house itself is gone. And that a grandson will, one day, proudly pass the workshop skills he learned from his grandparents along to his own children
Now that’s a mission we can get behind! Process is huge, and it should always be a goal to strive for quality AND quantity time with our loved ones. The time spent making a homemade dollhouse is always more valuable than just buying a perfectly made one at the toy store.
Although they may not know how to express it, kids don’t want more stuff, they really just want more time with the people they love.
Here are some other neat projects from the site — it’s a fun place to explore!
- How to Build a Chic Cardboard Castle
- Build a Tree Swing for Two in the Backyard
- Build Your Very Own Dinosaur Dig
- How to Build a Teepee in Your Backyard