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gone fishin’

gone fishin’

i have been completely m.i.a.  our summer has been so busy…disneyland, beach, visitors, and now i’m teaching summer school.  i have so many pins i have tested that i need to type up, so hopefully i can get all these awesome ideas to you soon! the night before we drove to disneyland, i was scouring … Continue reading

hocus pocus rolls

hocus pocus rolls

although this may be the world’s most unhealthy snack, it looked so delicious i couldn’t help but try it. as with a lot of unhealthy things, they are super easy! basically, you wrap a marshmallow in a crescent roll with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. then pop it in the oven and “hocus pocus” the marshmallow … Continue reading

ivory soap experiment

ivory soap experiment

i really wanted to try this ivory soap experiment!  its so cool how it puffs up like a marshmallow!  you microwave the soap for 2 minutes on a microwave safe plate. as it started puffing up, my daughter and i got really excited! then it started hitting the walls of the microwave and started regretting … Continue reading

homemade sidewalk paint

homemade sidewalk paint

its supposed to be a bit on the cooler side for the next few days here in northern california; so we decided that we better do some outdoor stuff yesterday.  we decided to combine two of our most common activities – painting and using chalk.  this sidewalk paint is so simple to make – just … Continue reading

raised salt painting

raised salt painting

my daughter loves art!  everyday, she asks what she can make or do.  i really need pinterest, so many great ideas!  this raised salt painting from ness at one perfect day is a fun twist!  this idea involves three awesome activities for kids. 1) using glue – it amazes me how much my daughter loves … Continue reading

galaxy dough turned princess dough

galaxy dough turned princess dough

this galaxy dough looks really awesome!  it would be perfect for many kids but I knew my daughter would rather have princess dough (also, i didn’t have black food coloring or the right color of sparkles).  from the picture on pinterest, the dough looked strange, different from play dough – it isn’t.  instructables clearly states … Continue reading

cloud dough

cloud dough

cloud dough is so simple and fun for those who don’t have sand boxes.  all it takes is flower and baby oil.  i have two kids, one is a baby and i didn’t have any baby oil in the house!  so i can’t say that this is something everyone has the ingredients for; however, it … Continue reading

fun with glowsticks

fun with glowsticks

i think glowsticks are one of the easiest ways to up the fun factor of anything. i bust them out any chance i get because they are always a crowd pleaser (ironically no matter what crowd). it’s funny how you can put a few glowsticks out at a dinner party and the next thing you … Continue reading

fizzy bubbles

fizzy bubbles

there is no link to this but the picture and caption made it easy to follow! start with a pan of baking soda (i used the box from my fridge because it needed to be replaced.) mix some food coloring with vinegar and let your child use a dropper to transfer the vinegar onto the … Continue reading

mess free finger painting

mess free finger painting

my daughter spent a lot of time with this painting idea. all you have to do is put paint in a ziplock back, tap it to the table so the bag stays still as they swirl the paint. here’s the face she made when she started: i think this activity works best when you sit … Continue reading