After coming so close to pressing the “DELETE” button on Unplug Your Kids several times, thus killing it and taking it offline forever, I never could bring myself to do it. People still come here for ideas, and quite frankly lots of people still seem to need help taking a potholder off a loom (58,864 so far)!
These people often comment about how they wish they could see the photos. I wish they could too.
For the past three years I have been ignoring the blog and trying to recover from the sudden loss of all my thousands of photos. Many, many years of hard work were lost. Family memories too. I really did do all of those artsy craftsy projects with my own three children and they say they have fond memories of each and every one. It was a big part of their lives growing up, and mine. I will always back-up pictures from now on. Lesson learned (the hard way).
But lately a thought has been milling about in my mind: What about recreating those art projects? Doing them again? It would be a huge task, but when I mentioned this idea to my kids (now 16, 14, and 10) they were like, “Yeah, bring it on! We want to do it! That stuff was fun!” So today we redid my number one most popular project: Color-Marbleized Paper (160,691 views, wow!) and I just posted our photos. It was a lot of fun! My two oldest remembered doing it before, and my youngest enjoyed doing it for the first time.
Over the past week I also managed to dig up some photos from an old computer in order to completely fix the How to Take a Potholder Off a Loom post, and the Easy Homemade Musical Instruments post. I have found a few other pictures here and there that I have put back in their posts, but will need to redo those projects in order to fully replace all the photos.
But now that my top three most popular posts are fixed, where should I go now? Does anyone out there have a favorite post they’d like to see pictures for? If so, please leave a comment and maybe we’ll recreate your favorite next.