Summer is upon us, school is out and you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids. Here are a couple of ideas for easy activities that you and your youngsters will enjoy. Plus, they are energy efficient and don’t cost a lot.
Making a kaleidoscope
We’re all about the power of light, and nothing takes advantage of light – including the extra daylight of summer – more than this timeless toy. You’ll need just a few supplies:
- Cardboard roll (e.g., paper towel or toilet paper roll)
- Mylar® cardstock
- Scrapbook or wrapping paper
- Cover the cardboard roll with some scrapbook or wrapping paper.
- Cut a 6" x 11" (or 4" x 6" for the toilet paper roll) piece of the Mylar.
- Fold the Mylar into a triangle, securing it with a piece of tape.
- Slide the triangle into the cardboard roll.
Voila! You now have a kaleidoscope that will jazz up just about anything you view through it.
What a cool treat on a hot summer day! All you need is:
- An ice cube tray
- Your favorite fruit juice
- Popsicle sticks
- Place a piece of fruit on the end of each Popsicle stick.
- Place Popsicle sticks in ice cube tray.
- Fill each ice cube tray compartment with fruit juice.
- Place tray in freezer overnight or until juice is frozen solid.