Into every life a little rain must fall. Kevin and Andrew plan most of their projects to take advantage of the great outdoors, but a sudden shower or surprise storm can put a downer on the best laid plans. But just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t open that toolbox. Here are 5 rainy day projects that you can work on alone or with the family.
1. Make your own soap. Making soap from scratch is very difficult, but as Andrew demonstrates in Episode #6, The Ultimate Outdoor Shower, you can get a soap making kit and build your own bars in no time. Play around with the ingredients to get exactly the scent you like. But we don’t recommend chilli flakes.
2. Chalkboard. With chalkboard paint, it’s easy to turn any flat surface into something you can write on. Having a message board in the kitchen is always handy.
3. Floating shelves. Like most people, you could probably use a bit more storage space. Floating shelves are clean and attractive, and take up very little room on the wall. You’ll need a drill, a saw that you can use indoors, a few pieces of wood, some doweling, and screws.
4. Make a media stand. Do you have movies or books littering your living room? You can make a media stand to keep them all in order — and your clutter under control. It won’t take up much of your day, and you can spend the rest of your time on the couch “testing it out.”
5. Get cooking. Why not use a rainy day to stock your cupboards? Make some extra chicken stock for when you’re cooking soups, or use the time to practice your canning. Canning can be a lot of work. But it’s always nice to have some extra jars of pickles or jam when you get to the lake.