Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Easy fun!!

This morning I put electrical tape on the floor for the kids to tight rope walk on. 

This was not what they wanted to do with the tape on the floor. Instead, the kids decided it was a great town and then later a race track. It also became a kingdom somewhere along the way.

So in conclusion, putting tape on the floor is an easy and cheap way to entertain kids of all ages. 

I am thinking a little game of hot lava would be fun to do with the floor tape as well. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Repurposed crayons

I get tired of the tiny broken crayons in he crayon box. If you feel the same way then you should totally repurpose those tiny broken pieces into multi colored crayons.


Repurposing crayons is easy and fun for all ages. Simply put broken crayon pieces into an old cupcake tin or container of your choosing. We sort the colors so that like colors are melted together. 

Next you place the tin in an oven preheated to 300'-350' for fifteen minutes or until they are melted. I don't melt them completely, just to the point were they are level. This way the remaining unmelted crayon pieces make a more vibrate color variation than if it blended completely. 

When melted to your liking remove from oven and cool until solidified. Once the new crayons are hard and cool turn the tin upside down and pop them out. 

It's that easy!!! Now you are ready to use your new repurposed crayons. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Build your own sandwich night

I love build your own sandwich night because everyone gets exactly what they want. It is also a low mess dinner so that is always a bonus. 

I simply slice up a variety of sandwich fixings and put them out on a platter. 

Everyone prepares their own dinner just the way they want.

 Each member of my family builds completely different sandwiches than everyone else. 

This is also a fun way to eat for the kids because they love enjoying their own creations. 

My boys like their sandwiches on toasted and buttered bread. It is mmm mmm good :-)