Thursday, June 8, 2023

Ideas for Summer Fun

By now most people have finished school, or are just about to in the next few days.  The school year flew by for me this year. It is probably, because I was not teaching full time, and we had a Senior in school.   We have a lot of fun things planned for this summer, I could not help but reminisce about the things the kids and I did when they were younger.

One thing they really enjoyed was the time we made a water blob using plastic drop cloths. You can see how we made it here.  

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A fun way to cool off is to make water bombs out of sponges from the Dollar Tree.  We made them by cutting several sponges in to strips and then fastening four of five strips together with a rubber band. They were softer than water balloons and you could use them over and over.  

Another easy water fun toy that we enjoyed making was the pool noodle sprinkler.  I covered one end with duct tape, securing it as tight as possible.  I then a skewer to make the holes in the pool noodle. Once you are ready attach the pool noodle to the end of a garden hose. 

An as and useful craft you do make is to decorate flip flops with strips of colorful fabric.  You can find both items at the Dollar Tree.  

Here is one of the pairs the girls made. 

Another favorite summer craft we made was the year I made cardboard surfboards for my daughter's 10th birthday.  I used large pieces of cardboard and some of the decals. They were the hit of the party and only a few dollars to make. You can see how they were made here.

Watch for more summer fun ideas soon! 

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