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Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away!

Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this? Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox. Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants. but I never thought of this!

Bug free sand box: 1 large bottle of cinnamon 1 large bottle of baby powder Mix well into the sand before play…

Bug free sand box: 1 large bottle of cinnamon 1 large bottle of baby powder Mix well into the sand before play…The baby powder also stops sand sticking to the kids

Mix 1 cup of cinnamon to repeal bugs! Hmm....when we get a sand box this will definitely be on the list if things to do!

Tip of the Day: Keep bugs out of your kids' sandbox this summer with a simple, all-natural bug repellant: cinnamon! Just mix a cup of cinnamon in with the sand and it will repel ants, centipedes, flies, and even neighborhood cats. Really works great!

Save a fortune with this DIY water table!

DIY Water Table with Water Toys - Plastic Pool on Plastic Crates. I'd probably do ours in green or blue. This also looks like the more feasible diy water table option for me, as I'd have to borrow tools to make any of the other tables!

Got to try creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent?! Yes!

creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent? Yes! creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent? Yes!

soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!

Revive Old Paintbrushes.Soak gunked-up nylon brushes in hot vinegar for up to 30 minutes to remove paint and soften the bristles. Soak gunked-up nylon brushes in hot vinegar for up to 30 minutes to remove paint and soften the bristles.

Make your own sprinkler for this summer. Use duck tape to attach to hose and just stab holes into a 2 liter bottle. {makes so much more sense than those cheap sprinklers that break after a week's use!}

12 Water Play Activities for Kids

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Made from Recycled Materials. Simple enough for kids to make. Great DIY to do with the kids this summer! What a cool idea.

Temporary Tattoos for Child Safety at an Amusement Park (also useful for autism spectrum kids, or even Alzheimer's adults)- use a permanent marker to write on child's hand or arm and cover with liquid Bandaid. IF LOST CALL (319) 555-1234

35 Insider Hacks For Taking Your Kids To Disneyland

DIY Temporary Tattoo For Kid Safety genius idea if bringing kids to fairs/parades/amusement parks. write your phone # on child's hand and cover it in liquid bandage. temp tattoo that won't come off in water//

Ant Repellent!

Homemade Pest Control Recipes You'll Love

Natural Ant Repellent Tips- there will be mint plants surrounding my house and yard.

Mosquito trap

Let's face it Mosquitoes suck. Here's a great DIY Homemade Mosquito trap👍

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