A Messy Summer

18 Sep

As summer officially comes to an end this weekend, I’m looking back and remembering all the fun we had.  It was a busy summer full of swimming, baseball, parties, running, and fostering relationships.  It was full.

Another reason to love summer is for all of the messy fun we have outdoors.

Frozen Inspired Ice Blocks.

Mix 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup baking soda and 1 cup water together.  Add some liquid water colors and some glitter.  Freeze overnight.

To a squirt bottle add 1 cup vinegar and 1 tsp peppermint extract.  (I imagine Queen Elsa’s castle to smell like peppermint.)
DSC_0036 DSC_0047 DSC_0075 DSC_0086Shaving Cream in the Pool

DSC_0543 DSC_0547 DSC_0550Excavating an Ice Block

Freeze random toys in layers of water. To each layer I added some liquid water colors.  The kiddos love the striation of the ice.  We tried different methods to melt the ice (salt, sugar, licking it), but resorted to smashing it with a hammer.

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Rainbow Foam

DSC_0817 DSC_0825More baking soda and vinegar fun.

Not outside.  But messy fun nonetheless.  Frozen baking soda melted with vanilla-scented vinegar.

Not outside. But messy fun nonetheless. Frozen baking soda melted with vanilla-scented vinegar.

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