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Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids

Do any of you have Easter Eggs laying around your house?  Why not take those eggs and turn them into tools to help your kids learn.  All you need is a sharpie…. then as your child turns half the egg they can make new words.  If your child is not reading yet you can put upper case letters on one side, and lower case letters on the other side and let them match up with the correct matching letter.

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Recently we post on one of the best prices on tents we have seen. A good deal on large 10 person tents are hard to come by. But this Coleman 10 person tent is a great deal! After we post on that a couple readers mentioned that tents with poles are too hard to figure out and take too much time to even make camping fun! So we went on a search. We found some of these tents that are called Pop-Up tents. So you just unzip them from the carry bag and throw it into the air – and POP they are set up in an instant!

Pop Up TentPop Up Tent (size:106″x65″x43″) with inner tent

As low as $59.99.

  • 2 Layer construction (fly sheet and the inner tent)
  • Pop Up itself in a second
  • The inner tent is completed covered by the rain fly.
  • Fold down to a 30″ diameter dish
  • Weight: 5Lb

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Or you can get this easy to set up tent. It’s not a pop up tent but it only takes a pull of one string to set it up and once to take it down.

best price on 3 person tentThree-Person Camping Dome Tent 7 Feet X 7 Feet One Touch Set Up Normally $199.99 right now its 60% off at as low as $79.99

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Cupcake in a cone, icecream cones, cake mix, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinaconeMy mother made these CUPCAKES in a CONE as a child.  
They are perfect to take to a party or a picnic.
 No need for picking up the cupcake holders after the kids have eating off the frosting.  
They will eat all the way to the end!
Cupcake in a cone ingredients, jellybeans, icecream cones, cake mix, frosting, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinacon
Ingredients:
1 Cake Mix
1 tub of frosting
24 ice cream cones (normal size)
muffin tin
Small Jelly beans ( we used Gimbal’s Allergen-Free Fine Candies Gourmet Jelly Beans)

Instructions:
1. Put the cones in the muffin tins.
2. Follow the cake mix instructions on the box.
3.  Pour the cake mix batter in the cones up to the line before the top of the cone. (look at photo)
4.  Bake-Use the chart on the back of the box for cupcakes.  Check with toothpick.
Cupcake in a cone batter, icecream cones, cake mix, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinaconemix5. Cool completely.
6.  Frost and decorate.
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Here is the side view of the cupcakes in a cone!
Cupcakes in a cone made my a child, icecream cones, cake mix, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinaconeI have to tell my little secret!
My sweet 7 year old asked to decorate one, while I drew a blank of how to add a flower.
Here is what she came up with!
She gave me permission to copy hers

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Quick and Easy Science Experiments for Kids, Iron Shavings, Magnetic Iron Filings, #Science, #Kids Science Projects, #EasyScienceProjectsHave you ever gone to the science center or the Discovery Center and played with the magnet sand or Magnet Iron Filings.  My kids think it is so cool.  So we thought it would be a fen lesson and  hands on project  as part of my daughters Science Party.  It is a great way to learn about magnets, magnetic fields and how they work.

Best part is you can grab it for about $10 a bottle… You can order it online.  These super strength magnets are also a great learning tool right now they are 74% off.

Dowling Magnets Iron Filings

10 Neodymium Magnets 1/2 x 1/8 inch Disc N48

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Are you looking for a fun summer project to do with the kids.  Or maybe a craft idea for girls camp, family reunions or maybe even birthday party idea?  My Mother in law made these sharpie tie die shirts with my kids during our family vacation.  They were simple to make and my kids LOVED them!  Perfect for kids of all ages, heck I loved them so much I wanted to make one. To make these you will need

  1. White T-shirt or  White Pillow Case
  2. Sharpie Makers
  3. Cups, we used red solo cups 
  4. Rubber Bands 
  5. Rubbing alcohol
  6. Eye dropper 
  7. Optional ~ Soda Ash  if you want your shirts to stay bright and not fade you can pre treat the fabric with soda ash. Use – 1 cup (8 oz.) of Soda Ash Fixer per gallon of warm water. A gallon will soak 10-12 adult XL tees – so way more kids tees, fewer dresses, etc. Let shirts dry before you start to draw on them.

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Start by placing the cup inside the shirt and putting the rubber bands around the top of the cup on the outside of the shirt.  Make sure your rubber bands are tight this will help the colors fabric stay tight so you can draw a nice image.  You can add as many as you want, just a few or “FILL ‘ER UP”.

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Once you have your cups and rubber bands in place let the kids draw on the circles.  If you want you can have the kids draw one image a day to make a story board if your on a trip.  But we made ours in an afternoon while at the beach, so the kids drew things that made them think of the beach.

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You do not have to be an artist to make these look great, remember they will be “tie died” and change at the end.  SO you can scribble if you want or draw a fancy picture both will work.  1tiedie shirt3Just try and remember the colors are going to blend so keep that in mind when your drawing your images. It is better to stick with lighter colors.

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Once you are done drawing your images with sharpie markers…. now comes the fun part. Take the eye dropper, and start to drop rubbing alcohol on your images. Go slowly if you add to much the ink will blend too much.

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And like magic your images transform info stunning works of art!  The colors really pop, and as the ink blends the look amazing.

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Once you are done dropping the alcohol and the shirts is blended, let it dry.

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 Once they are dry you can take the rubber bands off.  But it is best to wait 24 hours before you wash the shirt.

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 Colors will fade some, but if you use the soda ash that I mentioned above the colors will stay better.

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If you want the colors to reach further you will need to add more alcohol drops on the very edge of the cup.  Or put your cups closer together to allow the colors to blend together from cup to cup. 1tiedie shirt10

It was a really fun project, my kids loved it.  Thanks Granny for the fun idea! I think we will do pillow cases next year! 1tiedie shirt111

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How to make your own ball pit, Turn an old hot tub into your very own BALL PIT for kids #Kids, #Play, #BallPit,Four years ago we bought an older home, we have been in the remodel process ever since tackling one room at a time.  Our home came with a “Hot Tub Room”.  Most the room is glass and brick and has a huge blue hot tub….. cool right?  Well not really, the hot tub is really old and does not work and has cracks in it. The room was built around the hot tub so there is not really a good way to get it out, or get a new one in.

How to make your own ball pit, Turn an old hot tub into your very own BALL PIT for kids #Kids, #Play, #BallPit ,We were going to take a saw to it and rip it out in pieces, but then we would be left with a huge dirt hole….. THEN one day I had an idea.  What if we filled the hot tub with BALLS and turned it into a ball pit for the kids to play in.  The kids LOVE IT, their friends love it even more, and I was just happy to see this be a usable space in our home.

SO if you happen to have an old hot tub at your house…. think about turning it into a ball pit for your kids :).

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 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
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Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
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Color Collage with ads from the paper
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Recipe for Homemade Slime
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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
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NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
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EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
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