Rainy Day Projects….

Slime
Slime

I hope everyone had an excellent Memorial Day Weekend.  Along with honoring the brave men and women who represent the United States military, (past, present & future) Memorial Day weekend is also a kick off to the beginning of summer rituals. Cookouts, BBQ, Gardening, Yard work (not fun), Family, Swimming, Boating, Parades etc….    
For me and my family, Saturday and Sunday we got the yard work done (Ugh), Family Cookout fun, Bike rides etc….  Monday came around and it was cold and rainy.  We usually walk to town and enjoy the local parade, sometimes march with school or sports teams and enjoy an ice cream cone.  We decided to skip the parade this year and work on some at home rainy day projects.  Project #1 was making homemade Slime.  My 10-year-old daughter has perfected slime making.  Project #2 Summer Check off / Bucket list.  My friend Wendy has been doing this with her kids for years.  So much fun!  My kids still have to color and decorate ours.  We may even add more ideas.  Wendy’s list is completed as you can see in the photos.  So nicely done. 

Slime ingredients

  • Elmers School Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Baking Soda
  • Shaving cream (fluffy slime only)

Pour the glue into a bowl, add a couple of small drops of laundry detergent, add food coloring, shaving cream if you want it fluffy.  Otherwise, it is not necessary.  Stir together.  Add a little baking soda, mix it around.  This will prevent the slime from being sticky.  

Summer Check / Bucket List

  • Poster board
  • Markers
  • Imagination

I spent $1.50 on this project.  Poster board and a pack of new markers were purchased at the Dollar Tree.  We had so much fun working on this!  Laughing!  If it was up to my kids they’d spend a rainy day in front of the TV watching annoying shows and playing video games.  They had to admit, working on our list was a lot more fun! 

What rainy day projects have you done with your kids?  Please share!  We all need some new ideas.  

2 Replies to “Rainy Day Projects….”

  1. A summer bucket list is a great idea! I have been thinking of doing something like that, thanks for the inspiration, I need to get on that….As far as rainy day fun we started to play the board game Risk. My 11 year old is a huge history buff so he always wants to play it:)

  2. Board & card games are the best. My son is a “gamer” in every way. He loves board games and cards as much as minecraft. 😉 He gets very competitive though! Hmmmm, I wonder where he gets that from? 😉

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