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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!

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.


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!

37 Outdoor Summer Activities

We know Summer isn’t here yet, but its never too early to start planning. After all, the sooner you get things on your to-do list the less likely it is that you will hear those dreaded summer-time words. I’M BORED!! This list has 37 incredibly fun ideas37 outdoor summer activities for keeping your boys busy in the backyard all summer long. These projects can be done with the kids, or for the kids. You can even get started planning and creating now in order for the more extravagant ideas to be ready for summer. We love the idea of planting and planning some of these now, especially the garden teepee. Check them all out for some incredible fun this summer. We love the garden teepee, the zipline, and the rope course. Anything that keeps our boys outside and active is a favorite for us!

What is your favorite outdoor summer activity? Have you tried any of these incredible ideas? Did they work? Do they need improving?

We want to see some of your attempts at these fun and outrageous backyard activities for summer. Share photos here and on our Facebook all summer long! Give tips to other parents trying to create these ideas. Did you find something that worked better? Did it turn out how you wanted? Did your kids enjoy it? We want to know!  And please use the tag #37OutdoorsummeractivitesTBS so that we can all enjoy your ideas.