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School has been out for a while now and quite possibly you may be ready for a little help keeping the kiddos entertained. Here are a few tried and true boredom busters. Go ahead and give them a try and let us know what you think.

DIY Foam Paint

Boredom Buster #1DIY Foam Paint
Learn how to make a foam paint from just 3 ingredients you may have ready and waiting at your house. Round up shaving cream, craft glue and some food coloring then pop over to Dabbles and Babbles for the easy instructions.

 

Batting Practice

Boredom Buster #2 – Batting Practice

Autie over at icandy-handmade.com orchestrated an amazing baseball birthday party for her son Max that will totally wow you. Do not miss the party pictures. With the temps reaching close to the 100 F mark this week, what could be a more fun way to cool off than with Autie’s water balloon batting practice?

Batter up….

Use some pillows and a pair of dad-size T-shirts to "sumo wrestle."

Boredom Buster #3 – Sumo Wrestling

Sumo wrestlers wanted. (for fun) A couple of Dad’s oversized T-shirts and pillows – then let the fun begin! Check out the proof in pictures at all for the boys blog.

Thrill your kids with frozen dinosaur eggs.

Boredom Buster #4 – Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

It looks like a great week for some frozen dinosaur eggs. Paging fun mums gets the credit for this “cool” boredom buster.

Rainbow Bubble Snakes ~ outdoor fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boredom Buster #5 – Rainbow Bubble Snakes

Housing a Forest has a new twist on blowing bubbles and creating some colorful rainbow snakes. This is another boredom buster with items you most likely have at your house.

We invite other ideas for Summertime Boredom Busters.

 

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ice-cube-painting

It’s a good day to melt some heat away.

There are many versions of ice cube painting. We’re going to try the Kool-Aid one but definitely outside today where it is very hot, not to mention MESSY. We’ll let you know how it goes and if it turns into semi-permanent body painting with colorful little fingers.

Share & Remember freezes liquid water colors by filling the trays with water first, then added watercolors & stirred which are left to freeze overnight.

ice-cube-painting-with-sticks

Keep the painting project less messy by freezing Popsicle sticks in the ice cubes.

Our approach will be to let the little Van Goghs cool off their hands as much as possible while creating their masterpieces hopefully on large sheets of paper.

Ice painted gift wrap!

Minieco put her 3 year old to work which resulted in brilliant and  most amazing gift wrap.

Our recipe was mixing 5 flavors of kool-aid with about 1/4 cup of water for each color, then freezing the colors into a few ice cubes. The less water you use, the more vibrant your colors will be.
We know that this will be super messy and must caution all that it will stain clothes and hands.

It’s a good day to melt some heat away.

There are many versions of ice cube painting. We’re going to try the Kool-Aid one but definitely outside today where it is very hot, not to mention MESSY. We’ll let you know how it goes and if it turns into semi-permanent body painting with colorful little fingers.

Share & Remember freezes liquid water colors by filling the trays with water first, then added watercolors & stirred which are left to freeze overnight.

Life in Mommyland keeps the painting project less messy than we plan on by freezing Popsicle sticks in the ice cubes.

Our approach will be to let the little Van Goghs cool off their hands as much as possible while creating their masterpieces hopefully on large sheets of paper.

Ice painted gift wrap!

Minieco put her 3 year old to work which resulted in brilliant and  most amazing gift wrap.

Our recipe was mixing 5 flavors of kool-aid with about 1/4 cup of water for each color, then freezing the colors into a few ice cubes. The less water you use, the more vibrant your colors will be.
We know that this will be super messy and must caution all that it will stain clothes and hands.