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Cheap Summer Fun: Pool Noodle Sprinkler

Summer gets expensive. Who knew that keeping a kid entertained could cost so much money? We don’t want you spending your kids college tuition keeping them busy all summer. Sure it is fun to go to the water park, the movies, the amusement park, and the beach. But those trips start to take a toll on our wallet. So we want to find you some simple, fun, and cheap ideas to keep those kids busy this summer.

Pool Noodle sprinklers may not be as extravagant as the water park, but they can be easily created on the cheap, and who can beat the commute? Throw some water balloons in, add a few buckets, and squirt guns and you better believe your kids will be busy and having a blast!

What You will Need:

Pool Noodle

Duct Tape

phillips head screw driver

What You will do:

Simply poke holes in the pool noodle, make as many as you want.

Slide the pool noodle over the end of the hose, duct tape the exposed end of the noodle so that water can not escape it.

Then turn on the hose and watch as your pool noodle sprinkler comes to life! Thanks to Hip2Save for the incredibly cool and cheap summer fun idea! Check out more of Hip2Save’s ideas now!

 

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!

 

 

Outdoor Summer Fun: Squirt Gun Painting

Squirt Gun Painting Fun

If you are anything like me you have become quickly disillusioned by summer break. The sounds of children complaining they are bored has become too much. It is time to send them back outside to do something else. Anything else, as long as they are outside!

This fun artistic endeavor will not only keep them busy, hopefully wear them out, it will also be one of the more exciting things they get to do outside. Squirt Gun Painting. Now don’t worry we are sure you can make sure to buy water soluble paint in case the painters get a little over zealous, but we do suggest wearing clothes you don’t care much about when you let them do this.

Fireflies and Mudpies writer and creator Melissa is the one to credit for this gem of a summer project. A writer, photographer, and educator, she knows how to get artistic and make it fun. And this is certainly fun. Art is such an important part of the world, and the world of education. It can also be incredibly fun. Especially when you do it with squirt guns and boys who have been cooped up in the house.

Squirt-Gun-Painting-in-Summer

We suggest heading over to Fireflies and Mudpies and learning all about how this fun project was created and the great tips on how to make it safe, fun, and easier to clean up. We just know it will be a hit!