1. Revive your childhood love for flip books with stop-motion animation for free.
You can even do it with your phone by using a free stop-motion app.
2. Get started with wood carving for just $30.
If you want to try some wood alternatives, there's balsa ($8.50), pine ($7), and butternut ($11). Once you've nailed the whittling basics, you can opt for a hook knife ($16) to carve out finer details. And while the $4 sharpening stone mentioned above is a steal, this ceramic one ($22) will give you a much higher-quality edge. Lastly, it's a good idea to wear safety glasses, which you can purchase here ($5).