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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kids Crafts to sell!

It is so fun to watch little entrepreneurs in the summer. But, when lemonade stands start to get a little boring… here are 2 ideas your kids could make to sell instead!

I got the original idea from this pin:
TIC TAC TOE IN A BAG
You will need:
Muslim bags
sharpie marker
Rocks

I got all of these supplies from the craft store. This craft is easy peasy to make! Just write the tic tac toe board on the bag and mark the rocks with “x”’s and “o”’s. 

This craft cost about $.50 per craft to make and so fun to put together :) 
My not-so-favorite craft that I tried, was this PRIZE INSIDE SOAP
You will need:
Clear melt soap base
silicone mold or soap mold
toys to put inside. 


The instructions were simple… melt the soap, put the toy in the mold, fill it with the soap. I bought the soap that was linked in the original pin and it ended up looking white and lumpy. I think someone else could do this well, but I somehow didn’t get it right :) So… I would try a different soap base than the one in the link. I think you could make these for about $.50 per soap as well!
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer boredom buster ideas

It’s that time.. mid summer can get a little boring around the house. SO… here are some ideas you can do with a few things around your house! 
BUBBLE SNAKE
You can find the original pin here

To make this, you will first make the bubbles. The recipe I used was:
Mix these ingredients together. The longer they sit, the better the solution is!

To make the "snake maker", you will need:
Then:

POPCORN POPPER

This was inspired by this pin

You will need:
I thought the popcorn would be healthier to use (for both the birds and my little snackers) and used that instead of marshmallows.
Launch the popcorn by placing it inside the cup, pull back the balloon and it will fly far!

CHEETOS GAME
This game is on this pin
Divide players into teams of two. Start a one-minute timer. Pairs must get a shower cap onto one teammate's head and cover the cap with shaving cream. Then the capless teammate, standing behind a tape or rope line a few feet away, tries to throw cheese puffs into the shaving cream. The team gets a point for every puff still on the cap when the minute is up.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DIY Yard Games


This time of year, it is so fun to find a way to spend time outside! These 2 DIY yard game pins are fun and EASY to make!

For both pins, I bought an 8 foot 4x4 beam and had Home Depot cut it for me! 
YARD YAHTZEE
HERE is the Original Pin
(5) cubes cut from the 4x4 beam
Outdoor Stain… I bought Behr Weatherproofing stain samples from Home Depot for $3!
White Paint
Round Stipple Brush
11x14 picture frame
Yahtzee card

Sand each block. I used a power sander but you could probably get away with using regular sand paper. 
Use the white paint to sponge “stamp” the circles on each die. 
Print the 11x14 Yahtzee card CLICK HERE for the printable
Put in a picture frame with glass
You can write on the frame like a white board!

The best part of this pin is that it is such a great cost. Yard Yahtzee games cost around $50 and I was able to make this for about $10.
KUBB
HERE is the Original Pin 
Cut the 4x4 beam into: (1) 12” post, (10) 6” posts
Cut (2) 1 1/4” dowels into 12” batons 
(2) different colors of Outdoor Stain.
Cap for the King post (as decoration)

Sand each block. 
Paint (5) of each 6” post a different color of outdoor stain.
Decorate your King post as desired.

To play, you can check out their official website HERE.

It seems complicated, but there is a video that can help you understand it easily :) 
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