My son's teacher asked me to do some crafts for the End of Year Luau. We made a paper cup tiki and crepe paper hula skirts.
For the tiki just take a solid colored paper cup, found in the party supply section of any superstore, then have the kids decorate it with foamie stickers, markers, ect. I used glue dots for the googly eyes and the crepe paper hair.
To make the crepe paper (party streamers) hula skirt you just cut a long strip of butcher or craft paper. Then take a large hole punch, in this case it was a square, and cut along the strip of paper. Have the kids tread the crepe paper through the holes and with a glue stick glue the crepe paper onto itself. When they are done wrap it around their waste and staple it. You can staple a lei around their waste as well.
I know I've seriously neglected my blog lately. The last couple weeks before school got out was very stressful. I am back, and I have a list of 100 things to do during the summer. I made the list for my kids because my daughter is always bored. She doesn't know how to play by herself. So I told them if they can't find something to do on the list they have to clean their playroom if they bother me with being bored.
100 things to do
1. Blow bubbles
2. Draw with Sidewalk chalk
3. Make a comic book
4. Draw or color pictures
5. Make puppets and put together a puppet show
6. Feed the turtles - we have pond across the street
7. Play in sprinkler
8. Hula Hoop
9. Make a treasure hunt
11. Plan a picnic
12. Make a board game
13. Make ice cream
14. Watch a movie
15. Write in a journal
16. Get a pet rock
17. Go to the aquarium
18. Watch and listen to the birds
19. Write a letter to your grandparents
20. Make up a song and/or sing to some music
21. Play hide-n…
My youngest daughter had her second birthday last month. We decided to get her a ball pit, but after shopping around I found out a "ball pit" was really just a blow up pool. So I decided to get a much larger pool so that everyone can enjoy it. I think the two older kids enjoy the ball pit just as much as the youngest lol. Anyways, we awkwardly fit the huge ball pit in the living room for awhile, but balls were everywhere and we couldn't get to somethings. We thought about rearranging the living room, but everything fits so nicely where they are right now. So we decided to give the ball pit its own room. Fortunately we had a spare room that was being used as a storage room, so we had the extra space. Now the kids can all enjoy the ball pit and if any balls spill out, then it is contained in its own room!