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Big giant slime ball!!

This was such a fun activity! All you need is two boxes of slime baff and a wubble ball. We got the super wobble ball. So to make this epic slime ball use the tube it came with and place it in the ball as directed on the instructions. Next pour in all the slime baff. After that grab a hose and hold it in the tube. At first we did not let it get that big, too scared of it popping.  The kids including neighbor kids loved it. We played kid bowling and let this roll down the driveway. The kids thought it was the best thing ever to see this ball bend around them with out breaking. (will attach videos at the end) 
If you look close you can see the slime forming. You can barely tell it started as a blue ball. 
After awhiel of play we decided to make it bigger. We attached the tube and hose again and let it grow till the kids said stop.  Below is how big it got moments before popping.  This had to weigh a lot. Once the ball popped all the kids had fun playing with the slime. Two actives in o…
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$1 dry erase mat. Great for summer! Many ways to play

We always have lots of neighborhood kids around during the summer so I am always looking for new ideas that gets them sharing and most of all being creative. This idea was a new one to try and its a big dry erase mat using a dollar store clear shower liner. Now for other this may be even cheaper but I had to buy the markers(we are still in that not closing the markers stage) too so really it cost me $4 for everything.  After we are done doing this activity witch can also be done inside we brought out the dollar store water squirts, colored some water in bins and let them squirt the liner to make a different piece of art. That worked fine and washed away after but I am thinking it would look cooler with a white shower liner instead.  (will be doing a post on this shortly) Another way to play is to make car tracks and a city and use little cars to play. Another thing it is great for is play doh! keeps clean up a breeze and off of any carpet. Great for any craft time to keep clean up ea…

Organizing for summer cheap!

Recently I made my way to my local dollar store(same as Poundland in UK) and I am so happy I did. There was so many bins and buckets in many colors. So here is how I cleaned up my kids summer toys. For small balls, chalk, and bubbles I grabbed 3 small bins as seen above. For water toys I grabbed a big blue bin and I made sure all bins I bought had holes rather they were for wet toys or not. We got small bugs in our storage room and I am hoping the holes would kept bugs from setting up home in the bottom of the bins. Some other ideas we like to use but have not yet are... Trash bin for bigger balls or large shoe rack works too Clothes hamper for pool toys & Mesh bag for sand toys Before we really even got some what organized we use to use crates but I found that with many kids going threw creates to find certain toys it quickly got messy so I really like the idea of having bins for certain toys. I also like that the bins are smaller then the crates we were using so that the smalle…

Reusing Easter eggs to start seed sprouts!

One way  to reuse them Easter eggs instead of having them collect dust. Grab some soil and seeds and let your child start their own garden. These eggs make for good seed starter containers(make sure the eggs have the little hole before planting, it is needed for draining water)  and once the sprout is big enough can easily be taken out and placed in a garden or pot.  I will updated as our seeds grow but this is a idea we have done before and know it works. HAPPY EASTER! P.s. this idea works great with real egg shells too! and once the sprouts grow they can be planted as is in the egg shell.

origami cup

Easy to make origami cup that can hold food or water, or  can be a bird feeder! for fake or real birds lol Step one~ Fold a piece of origami paper in half so you make a triangle, seen in pic 2 Step 2~ then fold one tip over to meet the one side as shown in pic 3, then do the other side as seen in pic 4 Step 3~bend down one flap of the top to go over one side as seen in pic 5 To finish  flip the other side over the same as before and open the cup up to use. 

Can you name these places around you?

I am a Philly born and raised girl so coming to this area has been different for me, I am trying to learn of new fun places to explore. Any places let me know!
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Nail polish dipped eggs

Need~ Room temperature water (has to be room temperature and it is easier to do this in a bowl then a cup)  nail polish in different colors plastic eggs A place to let them dry
Firs thing to do is drop some nail polish in the water, if the water is not room temperature then it will sink and you need it to float to work. Try using a tooth pick and swirl around the nail polish to get a different effect. Once you have a pattern you like dip the eggs on the top of the water and roll them around till covered. We tried to use gloves for this but it ended up very slippery and found just wiping hands between dipping eggs worked just find for clean up. Set out to dry in a well vented room and that is it. Me and my daughter both loved this craft and wished we had more spring colors to work with but really they still came out beautiful! Highly recommend for any older kid, they make great room decor. 

Easter Egg Stacking game

Plastic eggs seem to  multiply between Easter seasons, while they wait in a storage bin I am not sure what goes on. So every Easter season I let my kids play with them, in hopes some break and need to be thrown away. lol This year we are focused on reusing them any way we can. Besides just letting them play egg hunt, we tried out this stacking game. The way to win is to make our stack the highest using the most eggs.  It ended up being a lot harder then it looked.
Another way to play is to take turns stacking one half of a egg at a time and then who ever drops the tower is out. The game ends when only one person is left. Great game for fine motor  skills!