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Outdoor Activities with Shaving Cream!

I love giving my kids activities to do outside, and they love it when those activities make a mess. I do NOT love it when they make a mess, even outside. So I try to find activities that while messy, are easy to clean up.

My kids played at a friends house and used shaving cream outside to make art on the sidewalk. We don’t actually have sidewalk since we live in a rural area. We do have a very large back patio, and they love to use chalk on it. I had been hesitant to let them do too much without being sure it would wash off. So I did a little research and found this fun website called The Tiptoe Fairy. This fun website features a shaving cream recipe that allows your kids to make their own puffy paint for sidewalks (or patios) that washes off easily.  Thank you Tiptoe Fairy for this great idea. Now my kids can make a mess, and I can be sure it comes off.

The Tiptoe Fairy has a very simple and easy to follow tutorial that will help you to recreate her foamy puff paint. My kids loved the paint. Although it does stick pretty well to the cement it washes off with moderate water pressure. It was the perfect way to get them unplugged and outside during their weekend playtime.

Be sure to head on over to The Tiptoe Fairy for the complete tutorial, and be sure to check out her other amazing tutorials!

Outdoor Gaming Table: D.I.Y.

We spend a lot of time outside during the summer. We try to have as many outdoor activities to enjoy as we can. Recently we started creating fun little seating groups in our yard for spending time together as a family and for entertaining. Our kids loved the idea of having an outdoor gaming table so they could play with friends and with us. We found this fun tutorial online from Shanty-2-Chic, a great blog about DIY from two women.

I loved the idea that we could create this table at home. Also, I loved that it was two women showing us how to make the table. My boys and my girls were impressed by the skills these women had. I loved that they were seeing someone other than a man build and use power tools. it is so important for boys and girls to see strong women. I also loved how simple the tutorial was to follow. Now we have a fun new table to use in the yard, and I didn’t have e to purchase an overpriced item in a big store.

Outdoor gaming table

For the full tutorial head on over to Shanty-2-Chic now. They have many amazing tutorials for building and DIY. You can find anything from tables to beds to planters. Check them out and you may just discover a love for a new hobby.

Feel free to share with us, in the comments below, how you spend family time in the great outdoors.

Gigantic Bubbles: DIY

Gigantic 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 big 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!