During the summer, there is a lot of time to keep the kids busy. The structured schedule they are used during the school year has come to an end, and it’s up to parents to fill those hours with fun!
Unfortunatly, these days the cost of “fun” adds up pretty quickly, so we came up with two fun DIY projects that are fun and fairly simple! The best part about DIY projects is you can get the kids involved in the “creation” process as well, so you can keep them entertained for double the time.
Homemade Play Dough
Ingrediants –
– 1 part conditioner
– 2 parts constarch
– food coloring
Mix together the ingrediants in a large bowl. Add any combination of food coloring to create whatever color you want. And “ta-da!” you have Play Dough. When you are done playing just make sure to seal it in a zip lock bag and it will be reusable.

Homemade Sidewalk Foam
– 2 (4oz) Elmer’s (washable) glue
– 1 cup flour
– 4-5 cups shaving cream
– food coloring
– zip lock baggies
In a zip lock baggie, put one cup of flour, and empty two bottles of glue. Add in between 4-5 cups of shaving foam into the bag. Seal the bag (carefully) and mix together the mixture. Cut a small piece from the corner of the bag and seperate into four bags. Mix a different color into each bag. You can then cut the corner off to use – or if you have any used squeeze bottles around those make for easier cleanup. Then send your kids off to go color the sidewalk or driveway!!

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