As your little kids start to get older, you start to hear, "Mom--I'm bored!!" more and more. Or in my case, it's, "Mom--I wanna watch a movie!!" We have been watching more movies ever since Miss E was born, more as a survival tactic than anything. But I am counting down the days when we can move out of this stifling apartment into the fresh air of a new and bigger place with a yard. And here are some of the things we're gonna do...
Here's an easy recipe for Sidewalk Paint! Instructions at Domestic Charm
This would be a good preschool activity too. Mess-less fingerpainting! Full details at The Hippie Housewife
I really want to make this sprinkler out of PVC pipe! Looks like 30 minutes of work for countless hours of fun. How-to at Instructables.com.
This is just so fun and awesome. And what a fun activity for those summer nights? Especially if you don't have lightning bugs. Cut open a glow stick and pour it into a jar. Add diamond glitter, then shake with the lid on! Source
This would make a great family reunion game!! Take a Guess Who? game and replace all the pictures with pictures from your own family! Source
I thought this was a cool little education boredom buster. Put all these different density-liquids in a jar and then let them settle. Then label them. Then you can have your kids shake it up and watch it settle. Cool! Full instructions at Steve Spangler Science.