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Macgyver Challenge: Old Board Games. Adventures in the Dark. This is a spin on the BUBBLE BOY Post.

Adventures in the Dark

My girls love all things glow in the dark. They have been asking to do GLOW AND SEEK for a while now. They can never make it up until dark... so I thought I would bring the dark to them. AK and her son came over for the fun as well. :-) Materials used: Black Tarp. (I used THIS, and folded it in half) Duct Tape. Fan (I used THIS... but next time will use something with more power... it didn't inflate as much as I wanted it to) Black light (optional) After you have the tarp folded in half, stretch out a piece of duct tape the length of the tarp. I know this may sound complicated but it's really simple and a lot of fun! Our bubble in my living room. Yes, they all had a lot of fun just playing on the tarp itself!

My 7 Month old inside the bubble. Checking things out. Lumiloons. "Moons and stars" Color coding labels under a black light. Inside the bubble. This was AWESOME!! We used: Glow sticks Disco Ball Lumiloons (Party section of Walmart) Finger lights Color coding labels. Kids in the Kitchen: Slime! September is in full swing and we thought we’d celebrate by doing Back-to-School week!

Kids in the Kitchen: Slime!

My oldest kiddo just started pre-school and Kate is now the mother to an official kindergartner. This week we’re going to have *five* posts. Hear that? A post every single day of the week you lucky duckies. So make sure to check in! Do you guys remember this?? I was so obsessed with that stuff and I totally remember the commercials. If you’ve ventured into science fun like this before then you already know that 97% of home projects require the same 2 ingredients. Start by dissolving a teaspoon of Borax in one cup of water and set it aside. Now pour the Elmer’s glue in a separate bowl. Add some water to that glue and then stir in some food coloring. Once that’s all stirred up, just pour your Borax mix into the bowl. See? How To Make Your Own Scratch Off Cards! DIY TIME!

In my Black Friday post, I mentioned that I was giving away these Secret Savings cards with the first 25 orders!

How To Make Your Own Scratch Off Cards! DIY TIME!

Now, I'm going to show you how to make them! It's the easiest thing ever, all you need is this stuff: Liquid dish soapSilver acrylic paint (the dollar store!) Clear packing tapePaint brushYou will first need to make your little cards or whatever you want to contain the scratch off. I printed my little savings cards on thick cardstock. Then you'll need to grab your tape. Now, mix up your scratch off solution! Paint over the tape you applied with the paint solution.

You'll need to let this layer dry completely before applying another layer. That's pretty much it! Like this tutorial? Flubber. The BEST Play-Dough Recipe. Have you ever made play dough and it just fell apart??

The BEST Play-Dough Recipe

Well… not this time. This recipe will make play dough that is seriously the closest thing to store-bought you’ll ever make. No falling apart or drying out (as long as stored in a sealed container). It will last up to 6 months.The secret to this recipe?? Two things: First, Cream of Tarter… it’s what helps the dough stay together. and Second, not a lot of salt… all that salt dries out your dough! Ready to make it? Ingredients: 1 C Flour 1 C Water 1/4 C Salt 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil 2 tsp Cream of Tarter Food Coloring (actual coloring or a kool-aid packet will do) Sparkles (If you wanna be a fun mom!)

Pour in all ingredients. Stir until everything is mixed well. Once the mixture is (mostly) clump free. Stir. Stir, Stir Stir.Just keep stirring until the Play Dough is formed. Remove from heat, and knead by hand. Once cooled it’s ready to go. What a fun thing to do on a rainy day! # kristanlynn xoxo UPDATE- answering your questions: