Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rainy Day Fun

My nephew, Ethan, just had his third birthday and we were trying to think of something different to get him for a gift.  (We did get him a dvd he asked for but I wanted to get him something else to go with it.)  Here's the idea we came up with..."Rainy Day Fun in a Box." Recently, the kids and I made "indoor sand" and they have had so much fun with it, why not get all the supplies and put them in a box for Ethan?!  That way he would have a fun project to do and also have something to keep inside to play with on those rainy days.  

So here's what we got...

~1 large plastic container with lid (Target $3.22)
~a bag of flour (Target $1.94)
~bottle of vegetable oil (Target $3.00)
~plastic shower liner-to cover the table or floor when your kids play with the "sand" 
(Target $2.24)
~sand toys (Target $1.00)

Here's what we did...

1.  Put the flour, vegetable oil, shower liner and sand toys inside the plastic container.
2.  Typed out the directions and put them on the top of the container.
3. There is no's that simple!


*Mix 4 cups of flour with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil with hands.
*Have fun with your sand toys, small cars, etc!!
*Store the "sand" in the container...keep lid on tight. 

Here are two of my smarties playing in their homemade sand and we've done this a lot lately since its been raining here almost daily for the past two weeks!
 Do you have any fun, cheap, do it yourself ideas for birthday gifts?  Between my three kids, we have lots of birthday parties to attend and I would love to start giving DIY gifts more often!

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  1. I need to make this for Mason to dig in! This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. He can even help you make it. I let the girls dump the flour and oil in an mix away. They have had a blast with it especially with all this rain we've had.

  3. How much fun...what kid wouldn't love this?!

    1. I agree...I think any kid would love making and playing in this!