20 DIY FUN & CHEAP Summer Activities for Kids!

20 DIY FUN & CHEAP Summer Activities for Kids!

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GIANT SUPER STRONG BUBBLES

Spend the day blowing super duty bubbles!! If you have the kiddos put socks or gloves on their hands, the bubbles will be nearly un-poppable! The oils in your skin cause bubbles to pop.

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OUTDOOR WATER PAD

A fun way to get cool if you don’t have a pool! Go to your local store and get painters plastic, parchment paper, duct tape, and glitter if you wanna glam it up a little. If you have an iron there’s a better chance of avoiding leaks!

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FROZEN ANIMAL RESCUE

A COOL idea for HOT days! Freeze some treasures in a bowl of water for little explorers to discover!

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DIY HELIUM BALLOONS

A cool experiment that kids of all ages will enjoy!

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BUBBLE BLOWER

A cheap way to make HUGE bubbles! Experiment with different sized bottles!

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KIDDO CAR WASH

Sponges, pool noodles, water sprinklers, and pvc pipes can go a long way where summer fun is concerned!

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FLOAM

Why waste your money on store bought floam when you can make your own!?

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TREASURE ROCKS

Make cool little rocks that hold treasures inside!!

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JELLYFISH IN A BOTTLE

A cool, calming project for younger children!

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FLYING PHOTO SHOOT

Take to the sky with a soaring, trampoline photo shoot!!

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POOL NOODLE CAR RACE

A great, simple activity that everyone in the family will love!

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GLITTER SLIME

A cool project for sensory seekers!

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MARKER JUMP ROPE

A simple idea that I absolutely love! How clever! Rope and marker caps! Easy Peasy!

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Soap Boats

A really neat idea for summer fun! Who doesn’t have some soap laying around?

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SPONGEBALL

A great alternative to water balloons!

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SHAVING CREAM SLIDE

You can do a shaving cream slip n slide also with just the tarp!

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DIY WATER PARK

Put all of these cool water ideas together to keep the kiddos busy while having fun!

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SPRAY CHALK

A cool project for the little artists in the family.

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KALEIDOSCOPE

Fun for all ages! A lot of kids these days have never even seen a kaleidoscope so I really like this project!

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BAKING SODA & VINEGAR FUN

The old volcano experiment evolved!

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I hope ya’ll get some time to kick back and enjoy the summer with the ones you love!

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Bubbles-http://www.busykidshappymom.org/giant-bubble-recipe/

Water Pad-http://www.homemadetoast.com/2013/07/how-to-make-leak-proof-water-blob.html

Frozen Animal Rescue-http://mamapapabubba.com/2014/01/08/frozen-ocean-animal-rescue-salt-water-ice-play/

Balloons-http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com/2012/01/blow-it-up-exploring-gas-with-balloons.html

Bubble Blower-http://www.projectsforpreschoolers.com/water-bottle-bubble-fun/

Kiddo Car Wash-http://www.thecraftingchicks.com

Floam-http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/12/homemade-floam-recipe-for-play.html

Treasure Rocks-http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/12/homemade-floam-recipe-for-play.html

Jellyfish in a Bottle-http://in-the-corner.com/2013/03/29/in-the-future-if-your-kids-ask-to-have-a-pet-you-they-arent-ready-yet-give-them-one-of-these-now-they-have-a-pet-jellyfish/

Flying Photo Shoot-http://www.ppmag.com/web-exclusives/2011/11/notebook.html

Pool Noodle Car Race-http://www.ramblingsfromutopia.com/2012/04/diy-pool-noodle-race-track.html

Glitter Slime-http://www.the36thavenue.com/2012/09/how-to-make-glitter-slime.html

Marker Jump Rope-http://www.the36thavenue.com/2012/09/how-to-make-glitter-slime.html

Soap Boats-http://www.iheartnaptime.net/soap-boat/

Spongeball-http://onecharmingparty.com/2011/03/23/water-party-sponge-ball-tutorial/

Shaving Cream Slide-http://www.creativelyblooming.com/2014/05/beware-of-whipped-cream-monsters.html

DIY Water Park-http://makingmamamagic.blogspot.com/2014/01/diy-water-park.html

DIY Spray Chalk-http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/04/18/spray-chalk-kids-activity/

Kaleidoscope-http://www.guidecentr.al/make-title/kiry3pfX9m

Baking Soda & Vinegar Fun-http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/01/glowing-science-kids-activity.html

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Primitive Furniture Overhaul Part One

Primitive Furniture Overhaul Part One

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I’m in love with primitive style decor and crafts so I’ve been working on transforming pieces I already have to make everything in my house more cohesive. This is one of the pieces I worked on today. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! The paint is interior semigloss and the color is Starboard Blue, I found it at Walmart.

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Do you like primitive decor and crafts?

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DIY Faerie House!

DIY Faerie House!

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My friend was saying something about our local greenhouse having a make your own faerie garden setup here the other day. I have wanted to make a cute lil’ miniature garden for FOREEEEEVER so I got all motivated and decided I’d make a faerie house today!

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It was super easy to make and I did it with stuff I have around the house!

What you’ll need

Small jar

Small funnel

Super glue

Black Marker

A toothpick

For the dough you’ll need

1 cup Cornstarch

1 cup glue ( I used Elmer’s)

2 tsp vinegar

Food coloring

Mix the ingredients well and form a large ball. Seal the ball tightly in Saran Wrap and let it sit for a half hour to an hour.
Separate the dough and mix in the food coloring of choice.

That’s it!

For the door, I just mixed blue, green, red, and yellow food coloring to make brown. I used a toothpick to make the lines in the ‘wood’ and I drew the ‘wood grain’ on with a black marker.

The stones were super simple, I just made regular balls then flattened them a bit.

I used the super glue to glue the ‘rocks’ and the door to the jar (the base of the house) and the funnel (the roof).

The mushrooms are basically balls on sticks, add little spots to make them look more realistic.

I can’t wait to start my faerie garden!! This lil house is going to be perfect for it. I’ll be sure to post pics for ya’ll when I get it finished!

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Super Hero Capes!!

Super Hero Capes!!

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So Bug’s big ole’ birthday bash is in June so I wanted to get a head start and get some of my party favors out of the way! Bug likes Marvel everything or anything super hero related so I’m going with a super hero theme for his party. SO what pops in your brain when ya think of super heroes??

That’s right, jellybean! Ya think of Super Awesome, Super Hero CAPES!!

Soooo, I used my spiffy decoration fabric that was sent to me by Smart-Fab and got to work today and I must say, these capes are gonna be super cute!! Smart-Fab has a bunch of color options so you can use their decoration fabric for practically anything. I’ve heard of people using it for table cloths, wreaths, sewing, and so on. I’m pretty impressed with the quality and durability of the paper.

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The paper is colorful, super easy to work with, and even disposable so it’s perfect for kid’s parties, seasonal, or school activities.

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1. Cut out a large rectangle for the cape

2. Cut out a red diamond shape & a letter

3. Glue the diamond shape and the letter together with fabric glue

4. Sew or Glue the diamond onto the cape

5. Sew or Glue two pieces of ribbon to each of the top corners of the cape for ties.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this project!

For more inspiration-

SmartFab’s Pinterest Page

SmartFab’s Facebook Page

SmartFab’s Twitter

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*I received this product free of charge in order to conduct this review. All opinions expressed are my own, pinky swear! :)

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Boho decor ideas that don’t suck.

Boho decor ideas that don’t suck.

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I’ve been vamping up a few rooms in my house and I absolutely LOVE bohemian style decor so I wanted to share some of my inspiration photos with ya’ll! Enjoy!

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Pen and Markers that don’t suck.

Pen and Markers that don’t suck.

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So, ya’ll know I’m an artsy, creative type of girl and I know a lot of you are too so I have so been lookin’ forward to sharing some sweet goodies with ya! A couple of weeks ago I received some awesome Sharpie products that I’ve been using like crazy! I die for some good markers and a super smooth writing pen so I was stoked about these spiffy office supplies!!

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First off, I’ll start by telling you about the amazing, no bleed, premium pen. It glides across the page like butter you guys!! LIKE BUTTA! I swear, I am going to hoard a million of these pens..and somehow put my name on them so peeps don’t try to steal ’em! They are that good, ya’ll! Really. You can’t even compare it to other pens like it.

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The tip is super super fine so you can draw really tiny detailed lines, if that’s your thing. And it just so happens, it totally IS my thing! The pen is made well and feels nice in your hand. I really have zero cons, it’s alllllll pros for this baby! Just grab yourself one of these pens, some office stationary, and away ya go!unnamed (19)

Next, I tried the bright, colorful, neon permanent markers. As expected, they are like all the other sharpie products I’ve used- Awesome.

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They flippin glow under a black light ya’ll!! For reals! I even decorated me some sweet Sharpie shades with them! Yes, you read that right! I decorated my white Sharpie sunglasses with these awesome, fine tip, neon markers! How cool is that?!

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Aaaaaaand, on top of all of that cool stuff, I also tried these cool metallic permanent markers as well!

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They don’t look too special at first glance but the magic is, they show up brilliantly on dark paper!

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Promotional products

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Now go get your Sharpie on!! :)

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*I received these products free of charge in order to conduct this review. All opinions expressed are my own, pinky swear! :)