Erin (LilyBee) at Wee Baby Stuff made this adorable mini toolbelt for her little guy, including safe foam versions of tools! How cute is that? I love it when I come across clever crafts for boys because I have two little guys myself (and it seems like more crafting online is done for girls–maybe it just seems that way to me because I’m jealous of all the moms who get to make cute skirts for their daughters!). My 3 year-old son just said “maybe you can make a little tool belt for ME!” Now if you’re not a parent, don’t click away just yet! Erin takes us through all the steps of making the belt including constructing roomy pockets out of a reusable grocery bag. Such a great idea, and it would work for toolbelts for anyone. Craft toolbelt, ladies? I need a holster for my glue gun! [click here for full project instructions]

Project Estimate:

  • A re-usable shopping bag, $1 or on hand
  • A kid-sized belt, $1 or on hand
  • A plastic key chainy thing, on hand (optional)
  • Tools are made from one piece of foam floor tile, $1

Total: $1 and up