Watermelon Volcano – Summer of Science

I couldn’t go into any grocery store without seeing how cheap watermelons are right now. Or should I say how affordable watermelons are right now. This size watermelon was only a few dollars. The larger watermelons would work too, but you would just need a whole bunch more material.

What you will need:  Baking Soda, Vinegar, Dish Soap and food coloring (that is optional).

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Dollar Tree 4th of July Flip Flop Wreaths

I headed to  The Dollar Tree to see what summer goodies they had, knowing that I wanted to make some sort of 4th of July wreaths. When I saw the display of flip flops, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I wasn’t sure hoe many pair exactly I would need but purchased 8 pair for each wreath. Looking back 6 pair per wreath would have worked.

I just kept throwing flip flops in the cart and Harbor thought I was crazy. I mean 16 pairs of flip flops… is a lot of flip flops. 🙂

All of the supplies I picked up were from The Dollar Tree… all except this garland that was on sale at Hobby Lobby and the tubing that was in the dollar craft section at JoAnn Craft Store. I actually didn’t use all of the things purchased for the wreaths so I have plenty of supplies for another project.

I laid out the flip flops around the wreath to see how I wanted the patterns and “feet” to look. I knew I didn’t want matching pairs beside each other and I also didn’t want the feet in pairs how they would be sold at the store.

Covering the wire wreath structure in garland was the easiest way I could figure out how to cover it. Then I hot glued the flip flops on.

I next needed to alternate the flip flops so I could glue them together. This gave them more support, so they would not flip only attached to the garland and wire.

After that was the fun part. Using beads and ribbon just to decorate the rest of the wreath. I also took other decorations from The Dollar Tree apart to use in the wreath. Like the stars. Those were a part of a larger decoration there.

As you are looking at the decorations they have, ask yourself if there is anything that you could take apart and use in a different way. You might surprise yourself.

I’m going to look at a few other locations to see if I could find enough of the cactus/succulent  style to make a few wreaths for after the 4th of July.


Curious to see the other goodies I found on this trip? Here is my Dollar Tree Haul.

Last Minute Easter Craft – Fast and Easy

So if you were to ask me last month about any Easter crafts I was working on, I could have shown you a list of things I had planned. Honestly there were a few more things on that list that I just didn’t get to do.

Earlier this week we received the call we had been dreading for Billiam’s mom… and just like that we were on our way to Pittsburgh.

All of the crafts I have sitting in my office and plans for spring will be there when we get back. I’m actually sitting in a hotel room somewhere in South Carolina right now, trying to get back to my to do list before I fall too far behind.

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I Tried Making Silk Dyed Easter Eggs…

So usually this time of year Pinterest is filled with pages and pages of beautifully dyed Easter eggs that seem a bit too good to be true. Each year I tell myself I’m not going to wait till the last minute to see if any of them actually work. Like in real life.

The Silk Dyed egg tutorials seemed easy enough, and I made sure to read through 2 or 3 different postings. They were all the same. Except one had an extra step. I’ll note that as I go through how my trial with six eggs went.

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Rainbow Candy Grapes

I didn’t realize how popular these grapes would be as I was making them. It seemed that as fast as I could make them my boys were walking by and grabbing them.

They are a super simple and quick snack to make for a bunch of different occasions. The great thing about these is that you can customize the colors that you use.

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Spring Break Camp – The Palm Beach Zoo

One of the things I honestly never thought about before becoming a parent was where my kids were going to go on non-school days. It’s not on any parenting list, they just show up. I loved those random days as a kid… something fun and different, but now as a parent I’m like … OK… another day that I need to plan.

It can be a bit stressful. Where are they going to go? How are they going to get there? How will it change our schedule? AND… how do I keep them away from screens (which is a problem I’m encountering more and more).

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5 Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day with Kids

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that people LOVE or hate, simple because they can’t think of what to give or what to do.

Have no fear… here are a few simple and fun ideas to make sure your Valentine’s Day is one to remember.

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