Showing posts with label July 4th. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July 4th. Show all posts

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Can you explode a Watermelon?

How many rubber bands does it take to explode a watermelon? That's a question that I issue to you, dear reader.  And it's one that we recently tried tackling in today's fun science activity!   Now, I'm not a mom who enjoys making a mess... but when I saw people exploding watermelons with rubber bands, I just couldn't help myself.  We had to try the challenge too!  So, we celebrated the end of summer with this explosive science activity.   It was super duper fun and so, so easy to set up. 

Here's how you Explode a Watermelon with kids!

How many rubber bands does it take to explode a watermelon?  This fun Kids STEM Science activity aims to find out!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Let's make Patriotic Paper Plate Purses!

(Whoa! Just realized that the title had way too many Ps in it.) 4th of July is THIS Saturday!  And if you're looking for a super easy 4th of July craft to do with the kids, tada!  Make some Patriotic Paper Plates with them!

Patriotic Paper Plate Purses!

Easy Paper Plate Purses- Super fun kids craft!  Just right for July 4th!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2 DIY Cardboard Fourth of July Hats!

Fourth of July is in a couple of days.  Now if you're like me, you probably just realized that fact just this week.  (Oh wait... am I the only one is in a perpetual time warp and constantly forgets what day it is?)  This year we plan on seeing fireworks with Chuck and I thought it would be fun to whip up some cute Fourth of July Cardboard Hats for us to wear.  Can you believe that these 2 hats were made from cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, and corrugated cardboard?

2 Easy DIY Fourth of July Hats!

Make 2 cardboard Fourth of July Hats with the kids!

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

American Flag Hand print Heart Art

The older I get, the more I appreciate the men and women that serve in the armed forces.  They are much braver that I will ever be, and I'm so thankful for the sacrifices that they and their families make.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  In honor of this Memorial Day, I tried to come up with an easy, kid-friendly craft that could somehow capture my love of America and my thankfulness for those who sacrificed their lives to protect our country. 

American Flag Hand print Heart Art

American Flag handprint Art

The hands are painted like an American flag and placed in a heart shape, representing my love for America.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Two George Washington Cotton Ball Wig Crafts

Happy Presidents Day!  In honor of the holiday, I'm posting kid-friendly president-themed crafts today and tomorrow on the blog.  Today I'm sharing two George Washington Cotton Ball Wig Crafts.  Here's the first craft-- a real cotton ball wig!

DIY George Washington Cotton Ball wig

Come on, you wanna see how I made this thing.... so keep reading to find out!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th

Dear friends~

Happy July 4th. 
Hope you have a restful, refreshing, and reflective weekend.  
I'll see you next week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence day images

Hubby and I celebrated 4th of July with some friends. 

We ate a delicious grilled meal. 

Then we sat outside and watched the fireworks. 

Some fireworks were patriotic red, white, and blue.

Others were shot so high, it felt like we were contacting aliens.

These reminded me of funny deep sea creatures.

These look like dandelions set aflame.

I also tried out sparklers for the first time.  I loved them.

Hope you had a wonderful July 4th too!