You’ve taken on the recession reinvention challenge. Good-bye D-E-B-T , hello D-I-Y.
First on the list: a whimsical cardboard creation from Forty-Two Roads.
Pick from the cleverly designed kitchen, washer and dryer, or suite of doll furniture — all dreamed up by local mom Anna Wulick. More than happy to share her wisdom, she provides PDF instruction booklets so you can construct something of your own.
Each one can be made with materials you’ve got around the house, like hangers, boxes, and fabric scraps. Plus, disassembly’s a snap since they’re not held together with nails or glue.
Now that deserves some credit.
Available online at fortytworoads.etsy.com.
Mighty Marching Ants
What: Little chefs ages 3-6 whip up healthy treats in honor of National Snack Month.
Why: Crunch time.
When: Mon., 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods, 929 South St. (215-733-9788). Registration required.
What: Entertain with a midday screening of the animated film The Prince of Egypt.
Why: Early to bed.
When: Ongoing. Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr (610-527-9898).
Junior Jazz Festival
What: Lively performances and music-themed activities for hip kiddies.
Why: End on a high note.
When: Thru Mar. 1. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Ave. of the Republic (215-581-3181).