It’s summertime! School’s out, and the fun has just begun. You’ll need to fill your kids’ long summer days with activities and projects. Here are some fun do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that can keep your children occupied. (Tweet These DIY)

How to Make Bouncing Bubbles 

How to Make Bouncing Bubbles

Who doesn’t love bubbles? Many bubbles pop as soon as you blow them, but your kids (and you) will have loads of fun making and playing with these pop-resistant, bouncy bubbles. As an added bonus, this recipe uses only natural ingredients, so it’s safe for the little ones.

What you’ll need:

1 cup of distilled drinking water

1 tbsp. of dish soap

1 tsp. of glycerin (you can find this at a hobby store or order it online)

Bubble wands or straws

Cotton gloves (or sock)

Mix the distilled drinking water, dish soap, and glycerin and let it sit for 24 hours. After allowing the mixture to sit, put on your gloves and use your wand or straw to blow bubbles like you would with the store-bought variety. Watch how your bubble bounces on your hand!

 

How to Make Giant Bubbles

Are you ready for more bubble amusement? This time, take it to a whole new level: giant bubbles!

What you’ll need:

A kiddie pool

Hula hoop

5 gallons of water

10 cups of dish soap (not antibacterial)

Mix the water in a large container and let the solution sit overnight. When you pour the solution into the kiddie pool the next day, pour it slowly to try avoid creating excess foam. Once it’s all set up, the giant bubble action can begin.


Pool Noodle Light Sabers Battle

Let your kids personalize their light saber by giving them a variety of different colored pool noodles to choose from, as well as a choice of black, gray, and metallic duct tape or electrical tape to create the light saber section.

light saber pool battle


Making a Watermelon Shark

Create an adorable work of eatable art by converting a delicious watermelon into a shark.

What you’ll need:

1 oblong seeded watermelon

Small utility knife

Large knife

Paring knife

Melon baller

2 large grapes

Dry erase marker

Large spoon

Toothpicks

Fish gummies

Wash and dry the watermelon and cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle. Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to draw the mouth line and eye sockets. 

Cut out the mouth. Trim back a ½ inch line of the green part of the peel for the teeth area. Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon insides, leaving 3 inches intact at the base. Cut out the teeth, using a small utility knife.

Use the melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large grapes, then use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert grapes.

Use the carved out peel from the mouth to make the fin. Attach the fin using toothpicks.

Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon and accent the mouth with the fish gummies.


DIY Sunburn Soothers

If you forget to apply sunscreen while enjoying these, or other, outdoor activities this summer, there’s even a DIY solution to help you treat burn pain:

What you’ll need:

Natural aloe vera gel that contains 100% aloe vera (or as close to 100% as possible)

An ice cube tray

Fill the ice cube tray with the aloe gel and let it freeze overnight. Once frozen, the aloe vera cubes provide a user-friendly way for users to treat sun exposed skin. 

Make sure you keep your skin healthy during the summer so you can have that beautiful summer glow.

There are so many DIY projects that can fill up your child’s summer; explore your creative side and find a handful that interest you. Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with your own DIY activity.

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