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I lived free printable, free printable, printable, I lived, One RepublicFree Printable “I Lived” Lyrics ~ Craft idea

Fireworks Art made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsPaint your own Fireworks ~ craft for your children

fireworks safter tips, 11 things you need to know before you use fireworks, safter hacks for kids on the 4th of july10 Things to know BEFORE using Fireworks

Paper bag puppets, easy craft ideas to keep you kids busy this summer, DIY crafts for kidsPaper bag puppets ~ easy craft for the kids

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If you haven’t heard this song, you really should listen to it.  It has been my favorite for a while and I really love the message. As a mom, I really want my kids to feel this way and to live their lives no matter what comes at them. It is a beautiful song that I wanted to display in my home. I waited far too long to create my printable.  Nevertheless, here it is! I hope you enjoy this song too. And if it is new to you, take a second and read the lyrics. With all the filth and degrading messages in many songs anymore, this one is the type of music we need more of! It is now displayed in my family room where I know it will be seen and hopefully the message will sink in. If you want your copy, here is the pdf!

I lived by One Republic printable

I lived free printable, free printable, printable, I lived, One Republic

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fireworks safter tips, 11 things you need to know before you use fireworks, safter hacks for kids on the 4th of july
Fireworks are a lot of fun but they can also be very dangerous. As a little girl I was terrified of them, because I had one spin across the ground and burn my foot. It was not bad, but enough to scare me and I get a lump in my stomach when I see fireworks going off.

Here are some easy tips to help your 4th of July be a little safer as your family celebrates and lights of fireworks.

1- When you light sparklers for your kids, stick the sparkler into the end of a large solo cup. This will help your child’s arm from getting burnt with the sparks from the sparkler. You can watch a video on how to do this here. 

2- Talk to your child BEFORE you light the sparkler about what is going to happen so they do not freak out once it starts to spark, and drop the sparkler.

3- Have an “after plan” on what to do with the HOT metal sparkler stick.  We always have a metal bucket for the kids to put their hot wire in. If they just drop it on the ground there is a good chance someone will step on it and burn their foot. Or it can land in dry grass and become a fire hazard.  Talking about what and where to put the hot stick at the end helps prevent this. Sparklers can reach 1,800°F (982°C), yikes that is hot enough to melt gold.

4- Before you let your child use a sparkler, pull their hair back and away from their face. Also talk to your child about holding their arm out AWAY from their face and hair.

5- Avoid areas with dry grass, dry leaves or lots of litter that might catch on fire.

6- Staying away from cars, lawn movers or other items with gas tanks is always a good idea too.

7- Do NOT put used fireworks into a garbage can. They might spark and set the other items in the can on fire. We always  put them a metal bucket, and soak them with water, then the NEXT day put them in the large trash can away from the house.

8- Have a hose or water bucket READY just in case. We are playing with fire, so having a fast water source is always a good idea.

9- Always use fireworks OUTSIDE, I know this sounds like common sense but you would be surprised how many people light them inside a garage or other indoor spaces.

10- Always point fireworks away from homes,  and people, never hold them above your head as the sparks falling may catch your hair on fire.

11- Never try to light a “dud” you never know when it might finally go off and if you are holding it or if it is near your face it would be very dangerous.

 

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watermelon slicer cutter, cut a whole mellon in just minutes, summer bbq or picnic ideas, Best invention ever and free shipping, popular kitchen tools this summerI saw these Watermelon cutter/ slicer in my local grocery store…. but I wondered if they really worked. Yesterday my friend Shannon posted a photo on facebook saying it was the best invention ever. She did say it works ONLY if you cut the ends off. Otherwise, the rind is too tough to get through. But she said it works great and loves it….. good to know!  I did a search and found some low as $8.99 shipped free.
Stainless Steel Melon Watermelon Cantaloupe Watermelon Slicer Fruit Cutter  $8.99 with FREE SHIPPING options.

  • Material: Environmentally friendly plastic and stainless steel blade.
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  • Use for cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and pineapple.

Perfect Slicer Large Fruit and Vegetable Cutter for Effortless Uniform Slices $17.99 with free shipping options

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Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsMy kids are out of school, summer is here and they LOVE craft and art projects.  Today we made fireworks with a fork for a quick and easy craft project.  I know it sounds a little strange but they had a BALL doing it, and it kept them busy for well over an hour.  If you are looking for a fun patriotic craft idea for the 4th of July then you might want to give this idea a try.

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsAll you need is:

A fork, plastic or metal, both work

A paper plate for the paint

Craft Paint

Paper

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsStart with one color of paint, dip the back of the fork in and then “wipe” the back of the fork onto the paper.  Do this over and over and make a circle pattern.  Clean your fork off and then go to another color.  Do this over and over until you have used all the colors.  I used red white and blue but you could use any color.  They turn out rather pretty and appeal to a broad age group  my 4 year old and my 12 year old both had fun making these.

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCrafts

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Paper bag puppets, easy craft ideas to keep you kids busy this summer, DIY crafts for kidsI love all time I get to spend with my kids over summer break. BUT when it is over 100% degrees outside and they need to play inside they start running out of things to do.  That is when it is good to go back to the basics and let them be creative and use their imagination. My kids made paper bag puppets this weekend and had so much fun creating them. All you need is paper lunch bags and some markers. I let the kids each make several puppets.  They they put on a puppet show and laughed and told silly stories with their new creations.  I then had them pick one bag to pack a lunch in and we took it to the park to have a picnic. What a fun day :).

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