Creepy Glow Eyes Instructions

creepy glow eyes instructions

My mom actually shared this idea with me, and I was amazed I have never seen it before! It was a cheap and easy idea and a great way to make some scary decorations for your yard or porch for Halloween!

My kiddos and I put these together last night and I have some tips to share with you!

items needed for glow stick eyes

Items needed for project:

Scissors

Tape

Toilet Paper Rolls, Paper Towel Rolls, or any cardboard you have on hand

Glow Sticks, I found mine at Big Lots 12 for $4 in four different colors

Instructions for Glow Stick Eyes:

1. If you don’t have extra toilet paper rolls, take cardboard box and make into tube shapes.

creepy eyes in toilet paper rolls

2. Cut “Eyes” into toilet paper rolls. Larger holes work better then small slit type holes. It lets more of the glow light through. Not too large or then you can see behind the glow stick. Also make sure they aren’t too far apart from each other, because one end of the stick is smaller then the other

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3. Then take the glow stick and smash the toilet paper roll and tape the sides down, so most of the light can come out the eye holes and not the sides. We cut some cereal box squares to put on the ends of the tubes but found just taping close the ends worked fine. You could use dark tape as well and that would really help too, but we found no issues with using clear.

 

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4.  Stick the eyes inside any bush, or plant that you have around your house. Or stick them anywhere you can “hide” them! You can even put them inside for trick or treat or a Halloween party if its dark enough and you can “hide” them.

creepy glow eyes instructions

melted crayon pumpkin how to

You can also make Melted Crayon Pumpkins too!

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Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft How To

melted crayon pumpkin how to

Melted Crayon Pumpkins How To

My best friend had this great idea for this craft! She thought our kiddos would love it and it would be a fun rainy day craft.  It was really fun to make these Melted Crayon Pumpkins with the kids, they really thought it was so cool!

What you Need:

  • Any pumpkin you would like, we choose smaller orange real pumpkins. You can use real or fake, orange or white. I think a white pumpkin would look so cool!
  • Crayons of your choice with wrappers removed.
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Blow Dryer
  • Floor Covering, we used pizza boxes from dinner that night 😉 but you could use newspaper or a trash bag

Instructions:

  1. Place your floor covering down on surface you will be working on gluing crayons to pumpkin
  2. Start gluing your crayons onto your pumpkin. {Adults did this step} melting crayons on pumpkin with blow dryer
  3. Start Melting the crayons with the blow dryer. High Heat will work faster but will spray the melted wax more, so be careful!

melted crayons on pumpkin

  • You will want to hold the blow dryer at a 45° angle to the pumpkin, not straight down, because it will help the wax melt onto the pumpkin more and splatter less.
  • I was thinking it may have worked better if we would have glued the crayons horizontally but I am not sure.
  • I do know that the more the kids “dried” the crayons the more they ran into one big mess :) So less is more at the end!
  • Some of our crayons were from my friends grandma and they didn’t want to melt properly.  They must have made crayons more indestructible back in the day 😉

However you choose to do this craft remember to have fun and BE SAFE!

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Squooshi Refillable Food Pouches

squooshi refillable food pouches These look so cool and perfect for kiddos! I know my kids constantly ask me to buy those applesauces and foods in the pouches but when they cost around $1-$2 a piece I never buy them.

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I found out about Squooshi Refillable Food Pouches and am so excited to get them and use them for my son’s lunches and on the go snacks! Prices start at $16.99 for a 4 pack of pouches.

  • Reusable, dishwasher safe, freezable
  • Choke proof cap; Leak free my zip technology seal
  • BPA free; Phthalate free; Lead free
  • Comes in two sizes 2.5 and 4.5 fluid ounce

You can easily fill these pouches at the bottom with the “zipper” with any “squishy” foods such as apple sauce, smoothies, or any combination of fruits and veggies!

Check them out here!

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Playful Painting

playful painting

 

Kids LOVE to paint and get messy!  This activity is perfect! Let the kiddos get messy and have a good time- by dropping finger paint in the bottom of an empty tub at different areas. Then put the kiddo in and let them go to town. We have gotten very creative- practiced letters, numbers, words, as well as discovered what colors you can make. Best part is it comes right off with water and sponge.

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Truck Painting

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As part of 104 Days of Summer Frugal Fun today’s post is all about Truck Painting!

What you will need: 

– Washable non-toxic kid’s paint

– Paper/Cardboard

– Plate to put the paint on

– Several different sizes of toy trucks and cars to “paint” with

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Make a “Treasure Hunt” in a Pool

baby pool I heard this idea recently and thought it would be perfect for my kids! Making a “Treasure Hunt” in a Baby pool!

You just get a baby pool, like this one here from Amazon for $7 and fill it with some little “treasures” from around the house {examples would be smooth stones, toy cars, animals, erasers, coins, etc.} or items from the dollar tree. Then you fill it up half way with sand then the rest with water. Then use sand sifters to search for treasure!

You can find 10 lb. bags of sand here on Amazon for around $12 or check your local hardware stores.

I think my sons would enjoy this all season and could keep them busy for many hours!

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Make Your Own Battleship Game!

Make Your Own Battleship Game

Before we owned the Battleship the game we wanted to play it with our boys and figured out a way to make our own!

Here’s how to Make Your Own Battleship Game!

Drawing the Grids

  • Using a ruler and black pencil, each player draws a grid of nine rows by nine columns. Leave room on each sheet of paper for another, similar-sized grid.
  • On the bottom row of each grid, using the black pencil, number the squares from “1” to “8”. Leave the square in the bottom left-hand corner blank. Mark the squares in the row on the far left of the grid with the letters “A” to “H”, with “A” in the top left-hand corner. Leave the bottom-left hand corner square blank.
  • Using a black pencil, each player now draws their “fleet” onto their grid, without showing their opponent. The fleet consists of two submarines, two destroyers, one cruiser, one battleship and one aircraft carrier.
  • The aircraft carrier is a line of five “A”s, the battleship a line of four “B”s, the cruiser is three “C”s, destroyers are lines of two “D”s and submarines are an “S” marked in one square.
  • The ships can be drawn in either horizontal or vertical lines, but cannot overlap. For example, if a submarine is placed on the square C4, no other ship can be placed on that square.
  • Each player now repeats Steps 1 & 2, to make a clean grid.

Playing the Game

  • Player One calls the coordinate of a square on the grid – for example, “B1”. Player Two checks whether they have a boat placed on that square. If so, Player Two calls “Hit”. Player One marks a Hit on B1 on their clean grid, using a colored pencil to write the letter “H”. If there is no boat on the square, Player Two calls “Miss”. Player One marks this on their clean grid, using the letter “M”. Use different-colored pencils to denote Hits and Misses.
  • Each player takes a shot on the opposing fleet in turn.
  • If all the squares that embody a ship are hit, the ship “sinks”. The player whose ship has been sunk must declare this and also say what type of ship it was.
  • The game ends when one player sinks all boats in the other player’s fleet, by correctly deducing which squares they were placed on

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Numbered Traffic Cones!

traffic cones games I seen a game with numbered traffic cones in Family Fun magazine this month and it made me think of numerous games my two sons and friends could play with them! {Seriously great magazine! Get it for just $1 per issue HERE!}

I ordered these: dozen of traffic cones for $13.50 HERE and these table numbers for $3.49 from Oriental Trading HERE OR You can use leftover Milk or Drink Containers with electrical tape around them!

Now once you get your numbered traffic cones here are some great activities that will have your kiddos exercising their minds and bodies!

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My kids above playing number games with my cones I bought! Nice for rainy days too!

For younger kids

  • Space out the cones and call out a color of one of the cones, the first kiddo to the correct colored cone wins
  • Call out a number and first kid to the correct number wins

For Older Kids

  • Call out two or more colors for the kids to follow the sequence of colored cones. Example: Green, Blue, Red, Yellow Each kid takes a turn trying to duplicate the sequence of colors stated
  • Play math cones! Call out a math problem example 1+1= what? First kid to correct answer wins! Make it more difficult or base on child’s math level with addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc!
  • Moving Memory Number game: Write down a sequence of numbers on index cards. Have one caller and one runner. The caller calls out the first number, the runner has to go to that number and back to start. The runner calls out the first and second number and the runner must tag both cones and return to base. Continue play like this until runner correctly tags each cone, and then runner and caller switch places!

What other games can you think of playing with numbered traffic cones?

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