14. Marshmallow Shooters
Yet again, another activity for the kids that costs next to nothing. Those are always the best! You’d be surprised at how far these things can launch a marshmallow or pom pom. Go check it out and get the instructions here.
15. Ribbon Bookmarks
I’ve done this with my 9 year old daughter, and the sewing skills required were easy enough for her to do. She was able to do just about all of this project by herself. I only helped with the measuring to ensure it was a snug fit, but not too tight to fit around the book. The best part about this craft is that you probably already have the supplies on hand! Also, these make for great gifts! Go get the instructions here.
16. DIY Lava Lamps
With just 4 ingredients (water, oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer) you can easily make your very own lava lamp. Whoop whoop!! I’ve always been fascinated by lava lamps, and didn’t realize until now how simple the science was behind them. This is a fun activity for the patio in the spring or summer when the weather is nice. That way you don’t have to worry about spills or messes with the little ones. Go get the instructions and see more photos over at S.L. Smith Photography.