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Pool Noodle Planes: DIY Fun

We love a good craft, especially a craft that keeps our kids entertained for hours. This is definitely one of those crafts. Thank you Frugal Fun 4 Boys for always knowing exactly what we need to entertain those rowdy boys of ours!

Frugal Fun 4 Boys always seems to have the best crafts for kids. They are simple to follow, and always give us a really understandable tutorial. the activities are always fun too, so we just keep coming back for more.

This month I wanted to try something that would get my kids outside, having fun, and I wanted something that could double for pool fun. This was the perfect thing. The pool noodles and foam used can withstand a significant amount of time in water. So we enjoyed making our finished creations fly around the pool while we swam. The kids flew them back and forth to one another in the shallow end for over an hour. That’s a long time to do anything at 6. So thank you again Frugal Fun 4 Boys  for always helping me to find ways to entertain my kids.

Pool noodle planes

Be sure to head on over to Frugal Fun 4 Boys  for the full tutorial, and be sure to see what other ideas are over there. Trust us, it is worth it!

Floam: Homemade DIY Recipe

Remember floam from when you were a kid?  It can be hard to find now, but it is actually pretty simple to make at home. Most of the ingredients are already in your house or can be inexpensively picked up at the grocery store. You and the kids will get lots of fun and play out of this simple recipe.

What You Will Need:

  • 2 tsp of borax (found in the laundry aisle)
  • 1/2 cup of warm water & 1/4 cup of warm water- divided
  • 2 oz of white school glue
  • 1 & 1/3 cups of polystyrene beads (bean bag filler)
  • 3-5 drops of food coloring

Floam recipe

What You Will Do:


Combine your 2 teaspoons of borax and 1/2 cup of very warm  water in a clean bowl. Mix until the borax mixture is dissolved.

In a separate bowl combine 1/4 cup of white glue with a 1/4 cup of water. You can add food coloring to color the float now if you like.

Now pour the glue mixture in a ziplock bag. Then add the polystyrene beads and then add the borax and water mixture and seal.

Seal bag tight and mix the mixture well until it is formed. You can add more water for a thinner consistency and more borax for a thicker consistency.

Paracord Bracelet Crafts for Boys!

Paracord bracelets are becoming a huge hit with boys. Many men and women in the military have worn these bracelets for years and now they are slowly trickling in to the boy world. There are many different kits available for at home use, if you are super crafty you can probably make it at home without a kit by just buying the paracord and making one at home. But if you and your boys are in need of a little help making it simpler to do you can check out these cool paracord bracelet craft kits available at Amazon.

Guy Gear Kits: this kit by ALEX toys is a simple kit with many different colors and ways to create a paracord bracelet. It is simple, fun and will make a great looking bracelet for boys everywhere.

Creativity for Kids Kit: another simple kit it teaches some interesting patterns for the paracord to make your bracelet stand out.

DIY tutorial: feeling super crafty? Try making your own. Check out this photo tutorial!

Paracord bracelet craft