Dear Creatives, With summer winding down there is always time to throw in some easy, fun summer projects & trips with the kids. Here is my ticket to fun for Sammie for the last week of summer fun!
Everyone here loves bubbles, small bubbles, big bubbles, shiny bubbles, soapy bubbles and loads of fun. From blowing bubbles to chasing them in the wind or trying to capture them with the camera.
Honestly it is easy to get overwhelmed at the end of summer. Too much sun, heat and not enough fun, but with a little planning and a few short trips and projects you can make the last weeks of summer fun. So just remember to keep calm and carry a wand!
Here is a perfectly easy and fun diy bubble recipe. Now everyone wands to the ready!
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin
- 4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
& Mix together
Need some more bubble inspiration? Fancy bubbles, colored bubbles, glowing bubbles or even science experiments with bubbles well just visit about.com .
Another cool project is making slime. It is super easy & is really not messy.
You will need
- Elmers glue *white craft /other glues don’t seem to work
- 2 disposable cups
- food coloring any colors
- Borax Powder – found with laundry soap
- a plastic spoon
- a tablespoon for measuring
What to do
1. Fill one small cup with water. Add a spoonful of the Borax powder and stir. Set it aside.
2. fill the other small cup with about 1 inch of the glue and stir.
3. Add three tablespoons of water to the glue and stir.
4. Add a few drops of the food coloring and stir until mixed.
5. Now the fun part….add one tablespoon of the Borax solution you made earlier and stir well. Watch the slime form!
6. After the slime forms let it sit for about 30 seconds and then pull it off the spoon and play with it.
Tip: keep your slime in a tightly closed plastic bag when you are not playing with it, and keep it away from the carpet and hair.
This recipe was given to us at a school science fair and was Candy Garcia & Vanessa Urciuoli’s science fair experiment from ScienceBob. I sure hope you give it a try the kids love it!
Both these projects will need supervision since they contain soaps / detergents.
You can see we are making our way down our list of end of summer fun and soon I will back to regular crafting and sharing of projects to share with you! So stay tuned. Later I have a new recipe I am sure your going to love.
What are your end of summer plans? Do you have a favorite summer science project you like to do with the kids? I’d love to know~