Feel like using pool noodles to help your kid become a make-believe warrior extraordinaire? Or, better yet, become one yourself? All you need are some pool noodles, PVC, and duct tape. You can make various types of swords and go wild with individual variations, shapes, and colors!
The principle is simple: use PVC of the wanted length as the sword’s “backbone,” then slide the pool noodle over it, cutting it to fit and leaving a few inches of exposed PVC as the handle. Once you’re all done with that, just wrap your marvelous creation with a ton of duct tape. And there you have your Halloween expenses reduced by half.
Easier Splinter Removal
Getting rid of a splinter is usually a difficult and painful ordeal, but baking soda and water can make it easier to endure.
Simply place the mixture on the injured area for several minutes. The baking soda will help the splinter come out of the skin, making the removal less painful and traumatic.
Everybody loves glitter, except for parents who are forced to clean it up. A lint roller is a great way to cut down on the work of gathering glitter.
Roll it around in the sparkly places and see how the glitter just sticks right to it.
If you're a young parent, you probably know that annoying situation where you have to change your baby's diaper, and… well, it ain't fun. The little rugrats simply won't stop moving, bumping different body parts on the side of the changing table! Honestly, what are they feeding them at daycare?
Anyway, if you're one of these poor parents – boy, have we got something for you. Just use a pool noodle to cover the sides of the changing table, and you'll never have to worry about your baby hurting their head.
Simple Reading Nook
One of the saddest things about growing up (aside from student loans, doing your own dishes, and having to ingest enormous amounts of coffee to survive another day) is not spending sufficient time in blanket forts. So, while your kids are still young try to do your best and encourage them to read as much as possible. Check out this next hack, you call it a reading nook.
You don't even have to read it (but your kids don't have to know). All you need to do is mount a heavy-duty tension rod between the wall and a big piece of furniture. Next, drape some blankets over it. For a finishing touch, throw some pillows on the floor and put up some twinkle lights.