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“Do It Yourself” with Jack and Jill

January 11th, 2013

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 in conjunction with the website’s recent relaunch. Maintained by the North American Retail Hardware Association, 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. 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 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 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!

4 Responses to ““Do It Yourself” with Jack and Jill”

  1. Ken Conklin:

    Will Jack and Jill magazine include an article on how Jack can avoid falling down and breaking his crown, with Jill tumbling after? You know, that might happen when the two of them go up a hill (perhaps to the compost bin) to fetch a pail of water.

  2. Rosette:

    yes waste of duct youngest when he was 4 or 5 he would take my tapes and roll it wasted it....! YES I am glad he leaves me alone now I don't have to entertain my boys anymore! My boys only said the word "bored" because they had cousins ( MY HUSBAND'S SISTER'S KIDS who would whine complain they were bored while playing with my kids so my kids had to follow them saying they were bored..SO ANNOYING !...I TRY MY BEST TO KEEP MY BOYS AWAY FROM PESKY cousins ! SO THE NEXT TIME MY OLDEST SAID HE WAS BORED I STRIP HIS ROOM WITH NOTHING no t.v no bed NOTHING and I told him go sit in there and tell me how bored he was so he shut up and never again!... I told him I don't give a crap if he was bored..THAT IS HIS PROBLEM DEAL WITH IT ..funny! so he sat with nothing for few hours .... he beg me mom I wont be bored again ...see how I deal with kids they don't mess with husband said I am psycho..but my kids never again had to say they are bored!

  3. Rosette:

    yes whatever you do teach your child to play alone and deal having to do things alone..or you be to constantly entertaining her..!

  4. Rosette:

    yes I watch my sister in laws and my kids are more calm....!They constantly having to entertain the kids with activities..I RELAX!

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