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From our friends Frugally Sustainable...Cool the kids off with a homemade sprinkler. Take a 2 liter soda bottle, poke holes in it. Attach to a garden hose via a male to male adapter that cost less than 5$ at Lowes. Toss over a tree branch and let hang.

Tap shoes - I LOVE this idea! this is a fun alternative for kids who just want to pretend to be a tap dancer

Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool & then flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a suncatcher.

1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup (give or take) water. Knead until dough forms. Make impression. Bake at 200 for 3 hours.

What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh) 2 tablespoons Baking Soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) Preparation: Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. Store-bought Febreze: $5.59 Homemade Febreze: $0.15 Total Savings: $5.44 OR 97.3%!

Classy Clutterfrom Classy Clutter

DIY PVC Backyard Water Park

DIY PVC Backyard Water Park - www.classyclutter.net

The first straw was set aside; it required no cutting. The second straw was lined up against the ruler and 2 centimeters were cut off the bottom. It was laid next to the uncut straw. The next straw, 2 more centimeter (i.e. 4 centimeters) was cut off. This process continued until 8 straws had been cut.

The Idea Roomfrom The Idea Room

Make Some Finger Paints

homemade finger paints

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Homemade Watercolour Paint

Make Watercolor Paints - baking soda, vinegar, light corn syrup, corn starch, and food coloring. It will be ready to use in a couple of days. (Must dry first.)