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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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Fruit kabobs for 4th of July, recipe perfect for summer #Fruit, #Healthy, #July4th

4th of July Fruit Skewers

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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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Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
LEAF BUILDING FORT ~ HOURS OF FUN FOR KIDS!
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VALENTINE CRAFT FOR KIDS ~ HIDDEN MESSAGE HEARTS, QUICK AND EASY
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 Frozen Popcorn
Frozen Snowball Pops  
FROZEN Rice Krispy Treats
 Blue Jello Cake Recipe
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EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
How to make Flubber
Lava Lamp Bottle
Cloud Clay -2 ingredients to make the softest clay EVER 

Firework Tie Dye shirts for the 4th of July

Summer boredom buster – Kids Drawing Game 

Play Time With Dad ~ Dad Race Car Track

 DON’T EAT STEVE! FREE PRINTABLE MINECRAFT PARTY GAME 
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DRAWING ON THE TRAMPOLINE WITH SIDEWALK CHALK
PAINTED FIREWORKS ~ QUICK AND EASY 4TH OF JULY CRAFT IDEAS
DIY Bleach Art Pillowcase
Matchbox Car Water Races
Water Pinaqua ~ Beat the heat water games
BAT CAVE SHIRT ~ PLAY TIME WITH DAD SHIRT #BATMAN 
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE HEADBANDS, QUICK AND EASY DIY CRAFT #FROZEN

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Summer Boredom Buster Idea

We are only a couple of weeks into summer break and if I hear “I am bored!” one more time I am going to go crazy!  I have one child that is the biggest user of the word, but all of my kids have claimed to be bored more than once.  For the sake of my sanity, and my children not being sent away to boarding school I came up with this idea.  I had seen it a few years back via pinterest, but couldn’t find it again to save my life!  Oh well, I just made my own version.

The idea is that the child must have done everything on the list before he/she can claim to be bored.  I made it easy to read and will hang it on my fridge so no one can claim to forget.  This week will be the test to see if it actually helps.  I know that not all of the items on my list are pertinent to everyone, but it is a good starting point to help you brainstorm some ideas of your own.  Good luck!  If you try it, let us know how it works out for your family!

More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
LEAF BUILDING FORT ~ HOURS OF FUN FOR KIDS!
SHARPIE TIE DIE SHIRTS ~ EASY SUMMER ACTIVES FOR KIDS
FIREWORKS ~ JULY 4TH CRAFTS FOR KIDS, QUICK AND EASY
VALENTINE CRAFT FOR KIDS ~ HIDDEN MESSAGE HEARTS, QUICK AND EASY
GROUNDHOG DAY PUDDING CUP SNACKS
FROZEN DRINKS
 Frozen Popcorn
Frozen Snowball Pops  
FROZEN Rice Krispy Treats
 Blue Jello Cake Recipe
HOW TO MAKE MEMORY PLATE
EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
How to make Flubber
Lava Lamp Bottle
Cloud Clay -2 ingredients to make the softest clay EVER 

Firework Tie Dye shirts for the 4th of July

Summer boredom buster – Kids Drawing Game 

Play Time With Dad ~ Dad Race Car Track

 DON’T EAT STEVE! FREE PRINTABLE MINECRAFT PARTY GAME 
HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM IN A BAG 
DRAWING ON THE TRAMPOLINE WITH SIDEWALK CHALK
PAINTED FIREWORKS ~ QUICK AND EASY 4TH OF JULY CRAFT IDEAS
DIY Bleach Art Pillowcase
Matchbox Car Water Races
Water Pinaqua ~ Beat the heat water games
BAT CAVE SHIRT ~ PLAY TIME WITH DAD SHIRT #BATMAN 
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE HEADBANDS, QUICK AND EASY DIY CRAFT #FROZEN

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Lego party ideas, BUILDING Blox CANDY candy that you can snap together like legos, lego block candy, lego party ideas, lego gift ideas, summer fun for kids

Fast and Easy Lego Party Ideas

Did you know they make Blox Candy, that looks like Lego’s. My kids think it is the coolest thing ever, but in the specialty shops it cost thirteen dollars a pound. YIKES so of course I looked online and found  BUNCH of Lego Blox Candy at a much better price. Low as $23 for a 5 lb box, wow that is a MUCH better price.

Candy Blox Blocks 5 Pounds

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Yes you can do this! Anyone can recharge their own AC with this universal AC recharge kit. All AC lines look the same, and are on the passenger side of the car or truck towards the back of the engine compartment closer to the windshield. Untwist the plastic cap, snap on the adapter on the end of the kit hose, then squeeze the handle till the dial gauge is in the middle of the green section! That’s it!

Don’t go all summer with warm AC blowing. Recharge your own air conditioner! There is even the oil and conditioners needed in the air conditioner system to run for a long time that is included in the kit that automatically is sprayed in at the same time!

This kit is so easy even I can do it! So I know you can too! And you can stay cool this summer too!

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Fourth of July diy, Monster and strawberry stemmingFun, creative ideas for you and kids.
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Kitchen hacks, Stawberry recipes made easy HOW TO CORE A STRAWBERRY WITH A PLASTIC STRAW, this is such a cool trick and perfect for kids helping in the kitchen   .Core a Strawberry with a STRAW!

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