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Summer Art: Seashell Painting

Are you looking for some simple and fun summer crafts to do at home with your kids? I love simple activities that allow the kids to be creative and have fun without getting bogged down with too many rules and restrictions. I really feel like summer is the chance to learn hands on, to experience the world in its natural state, learn to ride a bike, skateboard, swim, or do a handstand. So much of our kids lives are spent in a classroom behind a desk. Then they get to grow up and be behind a desk some more. Summer is one of the few times in life when the world seems to slow down some and allow for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, pick up a new hobby, or get reacquainted with an old one.

I love the idea of painting and doing an art project, especially one that includes natural items like seashells. Not only does it get the kids creative juices flowing it also gives me an excuse to travel to the beach and let them choose some pieces to work with.

This fun activity can be found at Fantastic Fun and Learning. You can follow the tutorial and learn some easy ways to make these beautiful creations by checking out their original post. My favorite part of this activity was that it allowed the kids to do something different, none of the seashells looked the same. We are even talking about gluing them to a picture frame that will house a picture of us all at the beach together this summer.

Be sure to check out all the other fun ideas at Fantastic Fun and Learning, they have a ton of fun activities for summer!

Science Freaks: Make and Egg Shell Disappear

Have you ever wondered what an egg looks like on the inside? Eggs are such a unique and special part of life. But when you crack them open they are different than they looked before. It is nearly impossible to see what they look like, untouched inside the shell. Or is it?

This fun experiment from Go Science Girls will help you to finally see inside of an egg. This is so different than a hard boiled egg which only lets you see the firm outer egg white layer. This experiment will help you to remove the outer shell while keeping the white membrane and yellow yolk fully intact.

This experiment can pose a few questions. Is the egg white an important part of the egg? What protects the eggs, the shell, or the egg white? What will happen if the egg shell is removed? what will happen if there is no egg white?

Discuss with your kids why both the egg shell and the white membrane are important. Check out this article about the anatomy of an egg and why each part is important.

Head on over to Go Science Girls for a full tutorial on how to achieve this incredible science experiment. Be sure to check out some other cool experiments while you are there. They do not disappoint!

Avengers: End Game Party

Our family loves Marvel Comics. We have seen all of the Marvel movies and are waiting impatiently for the final Avengers movie. So if you are like us you may just be planning something fun this weekend.

We are planning a marathon of the previous Avengers movies on Friday night through Saturday at home, then on Sunday morning we plan to take our kids to see the final movie. We have our favorites, Spider-man and Iron Man are the two main reasons our kids love Marvel. So we plan to have a little treat to make the night more fun.

We plan to copy this incredibly cool Spider-man inspired pizza for dinner. Then we plan to have some amazing Avenger Cupcakes for dessert.

Thanks to some incredible cupcake topper we can choose our favorites, of course the kids chose Iron Man.

We plan to enjoy some incredibly delicious popcorn and just relax all weekend soaking up the superhero themed fun with our kids. Do you plan on seeing Avengers: End Game? Do you take your kids? Are you hitting up the midnight showing?