By Diane Ako
Roll up your sleeves, Jack and Jill magazine is going DIY. The award-winning U.S. Kids title, written for children ages 7-12, will be regularly featured on PlanItDIY.com in conjunction with the website’s recent relaunch. Maintained by the North American Retail Hardware Association, PlanItDIY.com is a consumer resource for how-to home improvement videos and step-by-step project guides. Jack and Jill will be featuring kid-friendly projects that families can complete together on the website.
PlanItDIY.com provides visitors with a truly unique resource for connecting directly to a community of fellow DIYers. Some of the first Jack and Jill projects to be published on PlanItDIY.com are “World in a Bottle,” a terrarium that teaches children about the fragility and importance of our planet’s ecosystem and a duct tape handbag and wallet. Future projects include a homemade compost bin, homegrown catnip, and a bird feeder.
“Jack and Jill is focused on helping children be creative and artistic with a strong emphasis on self-sufficiency and responsibility for household chores,” said Corey Michael Dalton, U.S. Kids Editor. “These projects on PlanItDIY.com will engage kids and show them that they can have fun while doing something educational and even useful around the house.”
Just in time for the winter season, when I know Olivia will be indoors more due to the inclement weather!