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Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess

I kinda like the mess, but some days this might be a quick and easy way.Mess-free finger painting-Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!

Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizziness!!

Colorful Fizzy Fun: Pinner says "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!

Love these tips -  so helpful! Ten skills  I'm definitely teaching my kid today. They're so cute, I'm even hanging them on fridge!

Ten skills I'm definitely teaching my kid today. They're so cute, I'm even hanging them on fridge! 10 social skills every kid should learn

Home made stepping stones

Not with concrete, but maybe clay? Get the children involved with these cement stepping stones! All you need is some cereal boxes and quick drying cement. Decorate with glass stones. Excellent idea for the kids to get their garden creativity flowing!

Looking for more things to do this summer, while keeping cool? Check out these 23 kid-friendly science projects!

23 Science Projects for Kids

23 Science Projects for Kids! - TGIF - This Grandma is Fun Looking for more things to do this summer, while keeping cool? Check out these 23 kid-friendly science projects!

Fine motor AND letter formation practice as kids turns their names into stars!

Write child's name on a piece of paper. Use stickers to trace the letters. You can also trace letters with glue and use collage materials, such as, paper scraps, pasta, or glitter. (Name Practice Station)

Make a bean bag chair that’s as unique as your child. With just two pieces of fabric, a zipper, and a straight stitch, you can create a kid’s bean bag chair in just 30 minutes. It makes the perfect spot for lounging or curling up with a good book, and it’s just the right size for your little one. Get all kinds of easy-to-follow DIYs at ProjectNursery.com, plus baby essentials, exclusive brand offers, and more.

DIY: Sew a Kids Bean Bag Chair in 30 Minutes

Do you have fabric, a zipper and a sewing machine? Hayley from Grey House Harbor is showing us how to sew a kids bean bag chair in only 30 minutes!

Haha I could see a potential use of this idea :P prom date asking, romantic date...leave the lights on, then turn them off and your date will see! :D DIY glow in the dark spots in a jar, use glow in the dark paint to paint spots in the interior of the jar. The jar can glow after it has been exposed to light for a few minutes.

DIY glow in the dark jar. (Use glow in the dark paint to paint spots in the interior of the jar. The jar can glow after it has been exposed to light for a few minutes.

Tape the ends together to create a basketball hoop.  Can take it outside & create a noodle ring toss w/ several cut noodles placed in the ground.

Ball Hoops made from pool noodles - use them in the bath, on back of doors, on walls around the house, outside, anywhere! Great for basketball and other fun ball games ( like color sort noodle toss ) just add to pool instead of bath tub

Rock Creatures

craft idea for kids- monster pet rocks. Pre-paint rocks and they can draw faces. I have a lot of googly eyes I can bring in. This can be a cheap project. Maybe high school kids can paint the rocks. Maybe use half Easter eggs if short on rocks?