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Indoor Camping-6

Something fun for kids to do when they have to be indoors, maybe when weather isn’t favorable outside or when kids are just bored is indoor camping. Clever Guy loves to do this! You can usually do this with things you already have like a tent and Christmas lights. The white lights resemble starlight right outside of the tent.

Indoor Camping

Some tips for indoor camping with kids:

  • Allow them to set up the tent and sleeping bag. This is a great way for them to be independent and help out when you go camping out in the wild!
  • For the ground, use a foam pad from the store or a camping pad. If you have a kindergarten pad, that would work too!
  • This is a great way for kids to stay focused during sleep overs and hey, they may even stay in the tent all night!
  • Set up a small projector or portable dvd player inside the tent.
  • Make some non perishable snacks for kids to take inside and enjoy while watching a movie!

Amazon Shopping List:

Tent: 

Indoor Camping

Faux Fire: One of the fun things about camping is the fire. There are some cute little fake fires on Amazon!

 

Smart Phone ProjectorSmart Phone Projector: We have this one and it’s around $20 and it works! http://amzn.to/1PYvAVv

Indoor Camping

Tips for the projector:

  • Be sure to watch the video on how to set this up.
  • Need it to be more secure? Just a little bit of duct tape can help with that!
  • Place a white foam board in the tent if it doesn’t display on the tent well.

White LED Lights: Stock up on these after Christmas or grab some off of Amazon for less than $10 http://amzn.to/1L4aqnA!

Have your kids done indoor camping? What are there favorite things to do?

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Jello Fireworks ~ A kid friendly treat perfect for parties and BBQs!

It’s 4th of July weekend and for Clever Guy Friday we are bringing you an easy treat that kids can help make! These treats are perfect for a party or BBQ. Of course kids will love them because they are full of plenty of sugar!

Jello Fireworks

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These treats are simple to make and only involve a few ingredients!

Jello Fireworks

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Jello box
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • Blue cotton candy
  • Red & blue pop rocks
  • Plastic cups

How to:

Take a Pyrex dish and line it with the plastic cups. In a large bowl, pour in the gelatin mix then dissolve with the hot water. Once the gelatin has dissolved, pour in the cold water. Pour the Jello mixture in each of the cups and refrigerate for approximately 2 hours. Once solidified, top with cotton candy then with Pop Rocks on the top.

Leave the jello in cups in the refrigerator without the toppings until ready to serve. After prepared, serve immediately otherwise the pop rocks and cotton candy will melt into the cups.

Jello Fireworks
Jello Fireworks

51+ Kids Crafts & Activities that you can do on Spring and Summer break!
Are the kids getting ready to have Spring Break? Since I still work during that time, it’s a little harder for me to plan for us to do anything outside of the house. This means during this time I try to have some crafts and activities on hand for the kids to do so they aren’t bored or stuck in a TV coma. These kids crafts are perfect for Spring break and even for Summer vacation too!

Spring Break Activities & Crafts for Kids

Learn how to Geocache with your kids http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/07/11/geocaching-with-kids/

Make dinosaur fossils with your kids http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/05/02/diy-dinosaur-fossils/

Spray chalk is easy to make and fun to play with http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/04/18/spray-chalk-kids-activity/

Turn candy into science with these experiments http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/10/31/candy-science-experiments-kids/

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/11/07/kids-craft-cinnamon-dough-ornaments/

Treasure Stones are a perfect way to cleverly hide things http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/09/12/kids-craft-treasure-stones/

2 Ingredient Scratch n Sniff Paint http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/07/25/scratch-n-sniff-paint/

Make ice cream in a bag with just a few ingredients http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/06/20/make-ice-cream-bag/

Build Olaf and other fun things with this playdough recipe http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2014/06/06/frozen-olaf-party-favors-homemade-playdough-recipe-printable/

DIY Ring toss game http://www.momendeavors.com/2013/06/diy-ring-toss-game.html

Dinosaur track matching game http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/09/dinosaur-tracks-matching-activity.html

Snow paint http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/01/snow-paint.html

Hulk slime with glitter http://seevanessacraft.com/2015/02/craft-hulk-glitter-slime/

Make a paper kite you can fly http://www.happinessishomemade.net/2013/04/10/kids-craft-diy-paper-kite/

Styrofoam kids craft http://craftsbyamanda.com/styrofoam-cup-sea-crabs/

Decoupage treasure box http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2014/06/easy-kids-craft-decoupage-treasure-box.html

Make a Rock Caterpillar http://www.nelliebellie.com/garden-rock-caterpillar/

Fight boredom with plastic cups http://allfortheboys.com/home/2014/1/16/plastic-cup-boredom-buster.html

Chicken in a cup activity http://allfortheboys.com/home/2013/5/28/chicken-in-a-cup.html

DIY Minecraft Sword http://allfortheboys.com/home/2013/6/26/digital-to-real-life-diy-minecraft-sword.html

Egg carton spy glasses http://craftsbyamanda.com/egg-carton-spy-glasses/

Pool noodle nun-chucks http://allfortheboys.com/home/2014/3/11/diy-pool-noodle-nunchucks.html 

Floating ball activity http://allfortheboys.com/home/2014/06/26/floating-ball-activity.html

Felt pinwheel wreathhttp://madincrafts.com/hands-on-kids-craft-felt-pinwheel-wreath/

Paper plate targets and rubber band bracelet bow & arrows http://allfortheboys.com/home/2014/6/17/paper-plate-targets.html

Make your own crayons http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/06/27/making-crayons-using-molds-craft-camp/

Monster finger puppet kit http://ithappensinablink.com/2014/10/monster-finger-puppet-kit.html

Handled sponge paint stamps http://ithappensinablink.com/2014/08/handled-sponge-stamps-viva-vantage-paper-towels.html

Geometric Mod Art http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2014/05/geometric-mod-art-kids.html

Marshmallow Igloos http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/2011/02/fun-craft-idea-marshmallow-igloos.html

Statue of Liberty crown and torch http://craftsbyamanda.com/statue-liberty-crown-torch-noise-maker/

Batman wrist cuffs http://craftsbyamanda.com/batman-craft-wrist-cuffs/

Rainbow pony bead bracelet http://craftsbyamanda.com/rainbow-pony-bead-bracelet/

Rubber band car tutorial http://craftsbyamanda.com/make-rubber-band-car/

Clothespin hippo and zebra magnets http://craftsbyamanda.com/hippo-and-zebra-craft/

Pirate paper bag puppet http://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-bag-pirate-puppet/

Craft stick monsters http://craftsbyamanda.com/monster-craft/

Paper plate kite http://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-plate-kite/

Marshmallow Shooters http://www.happinessishomemade.net/2011/05/26/marshmallow-shooters/

Egg Carton Art http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2013/06/kids-will-love-this-egg-carton-art.html

Colorful pom pom trees http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2014/04/colorful-spring-pom-pom-trees-kid.html

Ice cube painting http://eclecticmomsense.com/2014/05/ice-cube-painting.html

Bubble painting http://eclecticmomsense.com/2014/01/bubble-painting-homemade-colored-bubbles.html

Paper plate frisbees http://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-plate-frisbees/

Paper plate watermelon fan http://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-plate-watermelon-fan/

Sharpie mug http://www.cleverlysimple.com/kid-craft-personalized-sharpie-mug/

Make a bouncy ball http://www.the36thavenue.com/2014/03/how-to-make-a-bouncy-ball.html

Paint a fork dandelion http://www.craftymorning.com/make-dandelions-using-fork-kids-craft/

Make kinetic sand http://livingithaca.com/diy/make-kinetic-sand/

Make a heart sun catcher for the window http://www.funathomewithkids.com/2014/01/heart-suncatcher-craft-for-toddlers.html

Jellyfish paper bag puppet http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/07/paper-bag-jellyfish-craft.html

17 Pinecone Crafts

Pinecones are a free and fun way to decorate with during the holidays. But what do you do when you have an abundance of pinecones? You craft with them! Below I have rounded up some fun pinecone crafts that are easy and great for everyone.

Pinecone Crafts perfect for Christmas

Snowy Pinecone Jars

Gold Brushed Pinecone Ornaments

Pinecone Owl Ornament

Pinecone Christmas Tree Tutorial

Pinecone Snowy Wreath

Pinecone Place Card Holders

Drop Cloth and Pinecone Ornament

Pinecone Crafts Perfect for Anytime

Painted Pinecones in a Basket

Colored Wax Covered Pinecones

Mini Pinecone Kissing Ball

Pinecone Flowers

Pinecone Topiary Centerpiece 

Pinecone Crafts for Kids

Pine Cone Junk Tree

Christmas Tree Pinecones

Pinecone Bird Feeders

Pinecone Snowman

Pompom Pinecones

 

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree Ornament

This Lego Tree Ornament is easy to make.  This post actually answers my question of how to make Legos any color you want! I spray painted these Legos and they turned out perfectly. Have you ever spray painted Legos? Below you’ll find how to spray paint any Legos.

This ornament is inspired by our most recent trip to Legoland where they are all decked out for the holidays.

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree

Gold Spray Painted Lego Christmas Tree Ornament

 What you’ll need:

  • Legos
  • 1 plastic ball ornament
  • Tinsel or cotton balls/pom poms for snow
  • Gold Spray Paint

Spray paint Legos gold, super easy!

How to spray paint Legos:

  • Wipe the Legos so they are free from dirt.
  • Spray each of the Legos until they are coated in spray paint. I used this one
    and I did not need a primer. However, if you aren’t sure if your spray paint can coat Legos I would use a primer.
  • Once dried, assemble your Lego Christmas Tree
  • Place the tinsel or other “snow” in your ornament with the Lego Christmas Tree.

 This is a fun craft for kids to do, you don’t even need to paint the Legos if you want them to be colorful!

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree

Have you spray painted Legos?

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