What Kid doesn’t enjoy a fresh pile of slime to play in? On days when it feels too hot to play out in sand or make mud pies, you can still give your kids a tactile experience by making your own SLIME. There are plenty of recipes out there. Here are two that will help you create colorful slime for indoor fun. One glows in the dark and has glitter.
The first one is borax, glue and chemical free:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcTzNAzHyY0 Glitter-glow-in-the-dark slime recipe
On July 14 on this blog, Kim Pfennigwerth and I celebrated National Give Something Away Day and promised to give something to two people who commented and shared their own experiences of giving.
Today I am happy to announce the winners. Drum roll please…
The winner of a $15.00 gift card is Donna Taylor and the winner of the handmade cosmetic bag is Robin Newman. Congratulations and thanks for allowing us to share something with you.
Please contact me or Kim so we can send you your gifts.
For me, there is something about a fresh box of crayons that immediately brings me back to my childhood and days spent coloring with my sister. It was a sensory experience: the smell of new crayons is so unique and the texture of the wax as it spread color on the paper. Pressing hard to make dark lines or accents, a light touch to shade areas. How can such a simple invention bring so much pleasure?
When we were done with the OLD CRAYONS…my sister and I melted them down into an empty soup can and used the wax to make our own candles. Waste not, want not. Now there is something else you can do with those unwanted crayon stubs.
Now through AUGUST 2nd, AC Moore Arts & Crafts stores will recycle your broken and unwanted crayons. IN partnership with the Crayon Initiative, they’ll donate them to children’s hospitals and keep them out of landfills.
To learn more, visit: http://www.Parade.com/crayons
One person can really make a difference.
Christian Bucks, an 11 year old fifth grader from York, PA came up with a great idea for encouraging friendships on the playground. After seeing kids on his playground sitting alone or having no one to play with during recess, he asked his principal if they could get a Buddy Bench. A place where a child could sit down and be joined by others looking for friendship. The principal agreed and a bench was installed on the playground.
It was an instant hit. A lot of new friendships were being made. The bench also helped prevent bullying. Since the installation of that first Buddy Bench, the concept has taken off and there are now more than 2,000 Buddy Benches at schools in all 50 states and in 13 countries including Russia, Australia, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia.
When asked how he felt about his idea Christian said, “I like how the idea has spread. It’s a little thing, but little things can be big.”
To find out more about the Buddy Bench visit: http://www.buddybench.org