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Summer Time Fun: Glow in the Dark Bubbles

Summer is quickly approaching, which means long days and late nights. We love to spend as much time as we can outdoors in the summer. Life in the hot SoCal desert can mean a lot of very hot afternoons retreating to pools or air conditioning, however, we love to escape back outside as the weather cools and the sun goes down. This means a lot of meals spent outdoors and evenings enjoying the cooler night air.

We try to keep the kids busy and playing. For the most part they ride bikes, play with friends, and create adventures on their swingset or explore the yard like they are on safari. Sometimes we plan activities to do with them, and one activity I love to participate in is bubbles. We love to create large and unpoppable bubbles. We have even created bubble snakes. One we haven’t tried but are excited about this summer are glow-in-the-dark bubbles.

The kids participated in a Glow-run at their school one year and glow-in-the-dark bubbles was one of the “hazards” they ran through. The school followed this fun recipe and we are very excited to try it as well. The school used a bubble blowing machine but we plan to use wands and bubble blowing shooters. Whichever way you choose to create your bubbles we are sure they will glow with incredible fun.

Thank you to RVKid.com for the incredibly cool and easy-to-follow recipe. Glow on!

End of Summer Party!!

August is coming to a close and soon Autumn will be here blowing its cool winds and shorter days our way. We decided to seize the moment and have one last blow out an end of summer party. We have a projector and the new Avengers just came out on Blu-ray so the kids wanted to have a movie night outdoors so they could lounge with friends in the grass and play on the swing set while watching a movie. I wanted to do some fun and delicious treats so I did a little Pinterest stalking and found this incredible Italian Soda bar for an outdoor movie night at Thirty Handmade Days. Mique, the blogs creator has some incredible ideas for a low-budget fantastic movie night. I am so excited to set up my own Italian Soda Bar. My kids have Dairy Allergies so we made sure to purchase only dairy-free creamer for our soda bar. There are so many different flavors and types you can choose from, and the texture and taste wasn’t any different than the full dairy. We even barbecued for the event, Italian sausage to keep with the theme! Our kids and their friends had a great night, evidenced by the way they fell asleep at the end of the movie still seated in their pillow pit they had created. I hope your summer ends on a similarly great note.

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!