Our Brian is one who has a need to be doing something creative with his hands. My goal this summer was to get him a project was that a little bigger than just an hour or two. After he spent a few hours searching through a variety of ideas on Pinterest and youtube, he landed on making a hammock.
It kept his interest for awhile, but it did get set aside for a few weeks when it was realized that his original rope length estimates were off. Once he came up with the idea of using the hammock either as a chair, a blanket holder or a place to store old stuffed animals - he knuckled down and completed it.
He'll have to make another one if he wants one to lay back and read in. grin