Looking for some good, clean fun? Try making these colorful, fragrant soaps. You already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen or garden. Because of their fresh ingredients, some of these soaps have a shelf life of several weeks, so plan to use them soon after making them. (But with soaps this appealing, that will hardly be a problem.) Use our easy wrapping ideas to give the soaps as gifts, or just add a splash of color to your hand-washing routine.
A handmade suitcase tag brings style and a dash of color to the baggage-claim carousel’s endless circle of identical-looking luggage. You can easily sew the tag and matching passport holder from nearly any heavy fabric, since a coat of decoupage finish makes it durable and water-resistant (and keeps the cut edges from fraying). Then all you need is basic sewing skills -- and a dad with travel plans.