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Summer Head-Wear

Summer means lots of time outdoors, and if your kids are as sun-sensitive as mine you will want to be sure they are covered, literally! I spend a majority of the year slathering my kids in sunblock, covering their skin with UPF clothing, and making sure their little heads are covered too. We have a LOT of hats. My son is a hat-hater! He will pull it off the instant it is on his head, and take it off every single time you put it back on. So I have spent a lot of time looking for hats that are not too heavy, uncomfortable, or cumbersome to deal with all day long.

Flap Happy is a great brand because they are UPF 50+ protective clothing certified, they are lightweight, they are comfortable, and many come with straps to help keep them on young kids! The Boy’s Store carries several different styles of the Flap Happy hats, and many are so cute you will wish they made adult sizes.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: This sweet sea animal print will wow all animal and sea lovers.

Boys Shark Party Crusher Hat by Flap Happy: Sharks are always swimming, and with this hat your little man will always be protected from the harsh sun.

Jolly Roger Crusher Hat by Flap Happy: Older boys love this pirate worthy skull crusher style. It is to DIE for.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: Surf is up all summer long, and this hat will keep them in the sun and catching the rays all day, without the harsh result.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: tropical themed, it is perfect for a summer of fun in the sun.

Fourth of July Treats!!

Looking for easy Fourth of July treats with very little fuss and muss? This sweet treat will get you outside and munching instead of spending so much time in the kitchen prepping, cooking, and baking. This fun no bake dessert is simple to make, fun to decorate, and delicious to eat.

Fourth of July Treats

Nutrition Information

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR
  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • blue wilton melts
  • red wilton melts
  • white wilton melts
  • sprinkles
  • straws

DIRECTIONS

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.

4. Stick patriotic straws in to the back of the rice krispie.
5. Melt blue chocolate in a bowl, melt red chocolate in another bowl.

6. carefully dip rice krispies in colored chocolate then sprinkle with red, white, and blue sprinkles or drizzle with white chocolate.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Note

-For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
-1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
-Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
-Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
-To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Hurry and make your own batch of Fourth of July treats today!

Turn Milk in to Plastic: Science Experiment

Science is such an interesting subject. So many things in our world are un-explainable to the naked eye, but if you apply a little science to what seems to be an amazing miracle, voila, you have the perfect explanation. This month we are sure that every mom and dad is beginning to feel the fear of summer. The Boredom. Boredom is synonymous with summer. Which doesn’t make sense, since there is so much to do. But boredom happens, and there are ways to bust that boredom during the summer months. This incredibly fun science experiment is the perfect way to bust the boredom of summer.

This fun science experiment comes from Sarah at How Wee Learn. How Wee Learn is a fantastic website with lots of ways to teach your kids from home. Whether they are preschool age, or school age. Kids learn best when parents get involved, so lets get involved! Let’s impress those kids with some out of this world experiments with milk and vinegar. How can milk and vinegar be so cool? Go check out the full tutorial from How Wee Learn and you will see the most amazing experiment where milk will actually turn in to PLASTIC!!

Science experiment

Head on over to How Wee Learn for the full tutorial and some amazing photos!