Peter Walsh holds up a Snapfish bound book of kids' art projects. "Take digital shots of your child's art work, then upload them to 'Snapfish' to make a picture book. You COULD then toss the piles of artwork, but save the book.
This would make a great shower gift with idea attached. Secretly have every teacher (from k to senior year.or just the high school years) sign this book, and give to your child as a surprise on their graduation.
DIY Nerf darts — when the original set gets lost (and you know they will get lost!), you'll be happy to know that you can make your own Nerf darts! Now it is known how to get the holes in the Nerf darts for legs on Proto X SLT quadcopter.