From just a few scraps of wood and simple supplies, you can make your own super-hip, mid-century-modern beachfront DIY dollhouse in an afternoon. No, seriously!

Make: A Modern DIY Beach Dollhouse from Scrap Wood

Have you noticed that DIY dollhouses are all the rage lately? Having tried our hand at an MCM-inspired shoebox dollhouse, I wanted to take it to the next level with some more permanent materilas. The result was a modern DIY dollhouse…

From just a few scraps of wood and simple supplies, you can make your own super-hip, mid-century-modern scrap wood DIY beach dollhouse in an afternoon! | via barley & birch
Sensory blocks are a fantastic way for babies and toddlers to start exploring texture with their hands and you can easily DIY a modern set just like ours!

Make: Modern DIY Sensory Blocks

If you’re here, you’re probably already aware of the numerous benefits of sensory play. The smallest amount of sensory stimulation can shape and enhance how a child takes in information and learns to process it. In an effort to come…

Sensory blocks are a fantastic way for babies and toddlers to start exploring texture with their hands and you can easily DIY a modern set just like ours!
This simple DIY tablet toy lets kids enjoy creative tech play without the screen time, and can be made into a play laptop with our free printables! | via barley and birch

Make: A DIY Play Tablet or Laptop for Kids

It’s back-to-school time! With all the excitement and preparation for school-aged kids, I’ve found that the littles who are left behind often feel pretty left out, which can lead to a major case of the scowls & whines. If you’re…

This simple DIY tablet toy lets kids enjoy creative tech play without the screen time, and can be made into a play laptop with our free printables! | via barley and birch
A DIY balance board for kids (and adults!) that's just like riding a wave!

Make: A DIY Balance Board for Future Surfers

Surf’s up in the Midwest, yo! As someone who used to live steps from the Pacific and did a lot of ocean swimming, bodyboarding, and even some surfing, there are still so many days I wake up itching to hop…

A DIY balance board for kids (and adults!) that's just like riding a wave!
Our DIY sushi play set

Make: An Easy No-Sew DIY Play Sushi Set

After two weeks of spring, we’re back to snow, and frankly, everyone around here has been a little bummed about it. I had already moved on to outside play in my head, but with the temperatures hovering around 20, an…

Make an easy no-sew DIY sushi play set for kids - complete with a printable order menu! | via barley & birch
10-minute kid+parent DIY bud vase

Make: 5-Minute DIY Kid-Safe Stem Vases

Ah, August! With all the kids already back in school and the summer-like days waning, it has us longing to gather up and surround ourselves with every last bit of the season. Our woodblock stem vases were born out of the desire to…

Make 5-Minute DIY kid-safe stem vases | via barley & birch
Make a camping small world setup with our simple scrap wood and dowel rod DIY Thingamaboard toy! A wonderful imagination-builder for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: A Scrap Wood and Dowel DIY Play Board

We are putting our safety goggles on and pulling out the power tools today! Admittedly, this DIY is one of my more random ideas, but while trying to use up some spare wood, I kind of stumbled upon it, and –…

Make a camping small world setup with our simple scrap wood and dowel rod DIY Thingamaboard toy! A wonderful imagination-builder for kids. | via barley & birch