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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!

Easter Ideas

Easter is just around the corner now. You may have already started gathering ideas for baskets this year, but if you haven’t we have a few ideas for different age groups that might help you in your last minute shopping.

You can make Easter baskets with simple items. While many parents like to steer away from too much candy you add “treats” in other forms: jerky, specialty drinks, cookies, chips, etc. For younger kids try including their favorite cracker or cereal.

Toys and other favorite items can e easily added. Bubbles are always a huge hit, balls, sports equipment, hats, coloring books, etc. These items do not cost much and they are great for spring activities.

You do not have to stick with the traditional “basket” theme. Try changing it up by using a baseball hat, swing, toy truck, beach towel, kiddie pool, the possibilities are endless. Check out some amazing visual ideas for different age groups below. We hope you have a fantastic Easter!

Ages newborn-2 years old: 

2 years to 5 years old:

5 years to 9 years old:

9 years old and up: