It’s that time of year again, summer is here and in full swing! If your kids are anything like mine, they love to play outside, but also love to get creative. I have come up with some fun boredom busters that you can enjoy with your kids all summer long!
DIY Sidewalk Paint
This is a fun art project that your kids can do with minimal assistance and enjoy all
1/3 – cup great value cornstarch
1/3 – cup water
1 – 2 tablespoons washable paint or several drops of food coloring or icing paste
6 – 8 plastic containers with lids various brushes and rollers, you can also use
In each plastic cup add 1/3 cup cornstarch to 1/3 cup water or whatever equal parts you prefer. Mix to combine. Add 1 -2 tablespoons of paint or several drops of food coloring into each cup and stir until your desired color is reached. Repeat to make as many colors as you would like. Note: The cornstarch will settle a bit as the paint sits, so give the paints a good stir and have fun. Also the paint starts out light but will get a bit darker.
This one is fun to do on a rainy summer day.
2- 4 oz. bottles of Elmer’s Glue
1 tsp. Borax (found in the laundry detergent section of the store)
Empty the two bottles of glue into the bowl. Fill the empty bottles with warm
water, shake, then pour into the bowl with the glue.
Add food coloring of your choice, mix and set aside.
Add ½ cup warm water to your cup. Add 1 tsp. of borax to the water and mix
until the borax dissolves. Then pour this into your glue bowl.
Start stirring and you will notice how it starts becoming stringy. Keep mixing by
using your hands and squishing around. You will notice after a few minutes that
it has become pretty jelly like.
Time to play! As the kids play with it for a bit it will become the perfect goop
Homemade Bubble Blower
This is a perfect summer time activity that kids and adults of any age can enjoy!
Plastic water bottle
Thin cloth fabric
Dish soap and water
Take the empty plastic water bottle and cut the bottom off. Then use a piece of thin cloth fabric and fasten it with a rubber band around the bottom of the bottle.
Pour ¼ cup of dish soap and an 1/8 cup water into a small container and gently
mix. These amounts can be varied to get the results you want.
Dip the end of the bottle into the soap solution blow into the mouth of the bottle.
You can create a long snake of bubbles by blowing with a slow gentle stream of
air. Warning, do not let your kids inhale or they will get a mouthful of bubbles!
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