I always look for fun, easy and inexpensive things to do with the kids over the summer. These are perfect! You can grab the materials at your local Dollar Store or in the Dollar Bins at Target. I made a whole bucket of them for just a few bucks and they lasted for a while. The kids had a blast and we were able to stay cool during the sumer months.
All you need are sponges, some twine and a knife or scissors to cut the sponges with. Then you just tie the strips together. It’s so easy and best of all the kids can help!
Now that you have learned how to make your own hand soap. You might want to give it as gifts! This is a super cute way to present it as a gift or even to use in your own home! It has always been one of my favorite hostess gifts!
Here is what you need:
- Mason jar with lid
- White or colored paint (if you want to paint the jar lid)
- Outdoor Modge Podge
- Old Dish or hand soap with pump dispenser
First you need to decide if you want to paint you mason jar lid. If you do then you want to take the two lid parts and pain them, let them dry and then seal them with the Modge Podge sealer. Once that is done you will want to put the lid back on the jar and carefully make a hole in the middle of the lid.
To do this, you will need to use a nail and a hammer and carefully pound the nail through the metal lid making a large enough hole that the pump straw can fit inside.
Then place in the pump and fill with soap! There you have it!
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we hope you have had the kids tell their teacher thanks for all the work they do. As many know teachers often work hours long after the “time to go home bell” rings for the day. Although we are homeschoolers, I have many friends that are teachers and they tell me that these are their top gifts or little thank you’s that they have enjoyed most over the year:
- Gift card to their favorite restaurant
- iTunes gift cards
- Parents that offer to come and help a the end of the year (inventory books, clean up, host activities)
- Functional gifts like cool tote bags, eco-friendly cups, or things that reflect what they love to do like cook books for a teacher that loves cooking or a book on hiking for the out doors lover.
You don’t have to be really crafty to get a great gift! Check out these great ideas: They are simple but really nice.
If you have some extra time, you might want to ask your child’s co-teachers what their interests are if you don’t know. Often just showing your appreciation through making a meaningful gesture like thanking them is just as wonderful as a gift!
I have been on this big organizational kick lately. We have so much stuff and I want to “purge and organize” the house. Organizational tools can be expensive. I got a great deal on those large plastic tubs for some stuff but was so frustrated that the little drawer organizers were more than the cost of the big tubs!
Then I hit Pinterest and found this great idea for using cereal boxes (or the boxes from other things like crackers) to organize your drawers. All you need is a razor blade for cutting and you are set!
Right now you can score a great deal on flip flops at Kmart. Look for this both online (while supplies last) and in store. I just visited the local Kmart last night and they had tons of these. If you are a crafty person, these are awesome to decorate!
So the deal is hot right now so hurry! Kmart has several flip flops on sale, starting at just $0.99! Head on over to Kmart and type in the name of the sandals below in the search box, then click “Search” to find the perfect pair!
Browse through all the flip flops by typing “flip flops” in the search bar. Then sort the items from lowest to highest price. This will give those that are .99 cents. Then you can choose to ship them (not the best deal) or pick them up in store.
When you do this, basically and employee acts as your personal shopper and picks up the items and holds them for you at the layaway desk. You just head in and pick them up! It is super easy! I used this service for some of my Christmas shopping and it was wonderful!