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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kids' Pinterest Day Camp

I started a little day camp series this summer with my little ladies every Tuesday afternoon.  I thought that it would be a fun way to make some money, have a scheduled activity with my kids and have a GREAT time!  Today will mark my 3rd one.  I have been having a blast doing it.

So, I try out all those fun activities and ideas with the kids that see you on pinterest.  Some work great and some don't work out like the photo says!  Follow my pinterest board labeled kid stuff for the original links & ideas.  Here are some of the ones that we have done so far:

1st Week:
-We made chore cards - awesome!

-Jellyfish in a bottle - this was a little difficult for the kids to do.  This one is cool but you have to pretty much do the whole craft for them even the older kids.  You cut up a plastic grocery bag like a jellyfish and put it in a bottle of water with blue food coloring in it.

-Ladybug snacks - a huge hit and the kids could easily do themselves.

-Angry Bird Yard Game - Also a huge hit & the kids played for ever & loved building up the walls.

2nd Week:

-We made frozen yogurt dots on parchment paper using ziploc bags with the corner cut just like icing a cake.  The kids could squeeze out there own dots.

-This was sooo much fun too.  We put about a cup of vinegar in a water bottle and filled the balloon up with about 2 Tablespoons of baking soda.  Then carefully put the balloon over the bottle mouth being careful not to spill in the baking soda.  Then the kids lifted the balloon up to let the baking soda fall into the vinegar.  The gases created blew up the balloons.  Look at that face!!  haha

-This one was great from pinterest.  You just put a bar of ivory soap in the microwave and watch it grow!  Then, the kids can play & mold the foam.  The texture feels like shaving cream.

-This one was a flop!  It definitely did not look like the picture from pinterest.  But it was still fun to do.

-The kids played in this for an hour and a half.  I just put out garden stakes & twine.  It created this great obstacle course of laser beams!  We still have it set up in our backyard.

-Can't wait to do all the fun ones today!!  Glow in the dark jello, slime, water obstacle course on the fence, tooth powder, butterfly sandwiches.  Stay tuned for the results!!


  1. Yay! We have done a few of those activities this summer too, we loved the balloon one too! Can't wait to see how your slime turns out. Gotta love pinterest.

  2. SLime was awesome! I will share it on the blog.


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