DIY projects with toddlers

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What we have found through Built By Kids, our online website, is that kids love to be involved. Children just want to be near you while you're building a seesaw, or even cooking dinner. And any of that can be fun for them. So with a toddler, there's so many fun things you can do, from even gardening, encouraging them to get their hands dirty when we're so busy keeping them clean. Give them the opportunity to put their hands in the earth. You can play with a box. You can make an amazing cardboard castle and care this imaginary world that lets them light up with creativity. There are so many things. And truly you can find all of these projects on Built By Kids. But we just really do. I want to encourage parents to work with their children and allow them to be involved in your every day life.

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Laura Dahl

Entrepreneur & Mom

Laura Dahl is a fashion designer and creative director of two brands, Laura Dahl and Wifebeader and the co-founder and editor of the lifestyle website Built by Kids, where she teaches families, caregivers and children “The ABC’s of DIY”.  She thrives in the midst of chaos and feeds off the energy around her, but she always finds balance perched on top of a horse or in a solid Downward Facing Dog position.  She loves hats, a good dance party, and vintage cars. She finds inspiration in people and their cultures and is always eager to hop on a plane. A proud Sin City native, Laura grew up in the ballet studio and is related to Vegas Vick. Halloween is a big holiday in her family and she has plenty of wigs to prove it.

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