So, Amanda Blake Soule of this book, that I keep talking about, suggests giving kids fabric of different texture and yarn (under adult supervision) to play with. So, in keeping with that idea I threw together a few bean bags from scraps. It is such a satisfying project because it's quick success and there is no need for perfection. Plus, it's bean bags...they are just fun.
And, thanks for the porch advice. I like it...the rug just has to go. Gotta convince the husband to tear up the nasty carpet under the nasty rug and paint the floorboards. It's a good plan, I think he will actually love doing that. It involves demolition AND painting.