Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained
We know it’s tough sometimes to think of fun and interesting stuff for the kids to do when they’re in your environment (your house)… so we’ve come across a great site that we need to share with you that gives you an inside look at just that, so check out:

 THE BEST IDEAS FOR KIDS! This site is great for kids of all ages; it’s filled amusing, crafty things to do while at Grandma and Grandpa’s! Take a look at a couple of our favorite activities that you must try on your next visit with the grandkids. (Watch out…some of this can get a little messy!) But who cares, that’s half the fun.

Chalk Ice
Ingredients

  • 1 piece sidewalk chalk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Popsicle sticks

Instructions

  1. Start by grating a sidewalk chalk piece into a measuring cup that pours. Use a small grater if you can, so that you can grate directly into the cup. If you don’t have a small grater, then grate into a larger bowl and then transfer to a pouring cup. We used about half a sidewalk chalk piece per color.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into the measuring cup.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of water. 
  4. Mix with a whisk.
  5. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray or small plastic container.
  6. Repeat for each color you’d like to make. Double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch. This recipe will fill 2-3 ice cubes.
  7. Add mini popsicle sticks into the ice cube trays. You can lean them to one side to keep them standing up.
  8. Freeze.
  9. Once frozen, let the ice cube tray sit out for a few minutes so that you can easily pull them out.

 

 How to Make Slime With Contact Solution
How to Make Slime With Contact Solution
Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1½ TBSP of Contact Lens Solution
  • 1 TBSP Optional – Add 2 TBSP to up to 1/2 CUP of water if you’d like a slimier stretch(ier) slime
  • Optional – Add in glitter if desired
  • Small containers to store your slime

 

Instructions

  1. Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
  2. Pour the entire 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter glue into the bowl.
  3. Add baking soda and mix in thoroughly. Also add 1 TBSP or more (up to 1/2 cup) of water here if you want your slime slimier!
  4. Slowly add in the contact lens solution (reminder: the contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add it in slowly and mix if possible so that you can adjust and ensure you do not add too much. You may not need the full amount so take this step slowly. 
  5. Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. If it’s not the desirable consistency, keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.

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*Recipes reprinted from: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com