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Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY Tomato Cage Kerplunk Game

Items Needed:
3 Tomato Cages
20’ish 3’ PVC Pipe sections (I bought 1/2 inches PVC pipe)
Spray Paint (optional)
Packing Tape
Ball Pit Balls

Instructions
Stack the 3 tomato cages inside each other and stick into the lawn.
This pin used vinyl fabric to seal the upper part of the cages, keeping the balls from falling out. I have also seen pins use rope to tie it off. I was WAY lazy and used packing tape… Typical slacker mom hack..but at least I saved a ton of time!

Cut your PVC pipe in 3’ sections (approx.) Hint.. Home Depot cut all of my PVC pipe for me at the store!

(Optional) Paint each PVC pipe.. This took 3 cans of spray paint. You can also use acetone to remove the writing from the pipes and avoid painting them!
Slide the pipes through the tomato cages. 

Dump in the ball pit balls.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Easy Summer Fun Activities


Sponge Water Bombs
This pin intrigued me because I loved the idea of NO MESS. SO much better than water balloons :) 

Items needed:
3 sponges per bomb
1 hair elastic 

It is easy to assemble these:
For each water bomb, cut 3 sponges into thirds length wise. 
Stack the 3 sponges in thirds, on top of each other. 
Tie the together in the middle with a hair elastic. 

Dip in water and play!
DIY Pool Cards
This pin is a perfect way to combine learning with fun this summer!

Items needed:
Foam Sheets
Sharpies

Simply type letters and/or numbers on these foam sheets! I cut mine to be a bit smaller so they would go further. You can have them swim to the answer of a math problem, or swim to letters to spell small words. The ideas are endless!
Glow in the Dark Water Balloons
I think this pin is so fun! Kids would love to do these for night games!

Items needed:
Water Balloons
Glow bracelets

break the glow stick so it is glowing. Put it in the balloon and fill the balloon with water!

Frozen T-shirt Game
This pin is such a fun game!

Items needed:
T-shirt

Soak your t-shirt in water, squeeze it out and freeze it. 


For the game, the first person to be able to put the shirt on, wins!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mason Jar Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are scrambling for some fun, creative gifts.You should try some of these fun Mason Jar Ideas!
Dirty Diet Coke Mason Jar 
This idea was inspired by this pin.
But, I decided to make a “Utah version”. 

Find a cute Mason Jar mug. Add a can of diet coke, lime, and coconut syrup that you can put in a cute container. 
This Pedicure in a jar is fun and easy! Grab a pedicure kit from the store and put the contents in the jar. For a personal touch, I made some homemade peppermint foot soak and scrub. 
The recipes are:
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
4 Peppermint Tea Bags

1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
10 Drops of Peppermint Oil
I just used regular Acrylic Paint
After 2 coats, I used a nail file to make it look more rustic. 
Add the plant, and voila! A simple gift.
This is my favorite. It is simple to make and probably is the most meaningful gift you can give!

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