Category Archives: Activities

Gigantic Bubbles: DIY

Bubbles are one of the best outdoor activities. They impress children and adults of all ages. They are simple to create, and they so much fun to make, pop, chase, and admire. This summer instead of just enjoying regular bubbles we suggest trying to create super bubbles. Bubbles as bug as your kids. With a little help from this fun tutorial you can create enormous bubbles and have enormous amounts of fun while doing so!

Thanks to Buzzfeed for some incredibly cool tips you can make bubbles so large you could almost float away on them. If only we could right? Imagine the adventures we would have. This fun tutorial video is easy to follow and will be a great way to keep kids busy outdoors this summer. You will need a few supplies.

DIY Giant Bubbles

Make your own gigantic bubbles with this special DIY mix! ?

Posted by Nifty on Saturday, March 4, 2017

What You Will Need:

2 Cups Water

1/2 cup dish soap

1/4 cup glycerin

1/4 cup corn syrup

(2) 3/4 in x 32 in wooden dowel

(2) screw eye

32 in length yarn piece

hex nuts

Now just check out the video tutorial for the full instructions. This is a fun activity for everyone, we do not suggest letting your kids do this alone. However we can promise you will have just as much fun as your kids! Let the bubbles blow!

 

 

Elmer’s Glue Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe

There have been a lot of incidents regarding homemade slime. Many parents have cited that their homemade slime recipes containing borax have caused chemical burns. So we have decided it was time to share a new recipe that does not contain the borax. Many different recipes have been floating around, and we found that this one directly from Elmer’s Glue seems to be the safest alternative to the one containing borax.

What You Will Need:

1/2 tbsp of baking soda

1 tbsp of contact lens solution

4 fl oz Elmer’s White school glue

Your choice of food coloring

What You Will Do:

1. Pour out the entire bottle of a 4oz of Elmer’s School Glue into a bowl.

2. Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly.

3. After mixing, add your choice of food coloring until you get the color you want.

4. Add 1 tbsp of contact lens solution.

5. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.

6. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.

7. If needed, add ¼ tbsp of contact lens solution to make the slime less sticky.

*Adult supervision is required; This project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years. Always wash your hands before and after making and playing with slime. Warning: If large quantities of contact lens solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), get medical attention immediately.

 

*Please watch children that play with this slime. It is not appropriate for children under three and should NOT BE INGESTED.

 

This slime recipe can be altered to include glitter or different colors. Check out Elmer’s Glue for more recipes!

 

Cars 3 In Theaters soon: Download Free Cars 3 Printables NOW

If your kids are anything like mine then they are probably in overdrive waiting for Cars 3 to come to theaters this summer. June 16th cannot come soon enough in my household. We are watching Cars 1 and 2 a LOT, in preparation. Not because we want to, but because the kids want to. Don’t get me wrong, I love Cars. But after the umpteenth viewing it gets a little tiring. So i have had to look for other ways to quench their Cars thrust while keeping my tv screen Cars free for a while. Thank goodness for Highlights Along The Way. This fun blog has some great Cars activities and even a printable Cars game.

This printable set is so much fun. We have even played together as a family. The kids are so excited for the next big Cars adventure and we plan to see the movie together as a family. We will even be decked out in our Cars gear. from t-shirts to hats we have a lot of it. The kids have always loved Pixar, and Cars has been one of the best things to come out of Pixar.

If you too are dealing with Cars overload and want a small break in the madness check out these fun printable to keep your kiddos busy until June 16th. It is fun, simple, and keeps them quietly  creating and playing. Check out Highlights Along The Way for the awesome downloads now!