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Modernized Pumpkin Carving!

Spice up your pumpkin carving skills with a drill.  You don’t have to worry about handling carving knives. You can just use different sizes of drill bits for all sorts of designs.  You won’t have to be limited to the standard jack-o-lantern face. Make your magical fall nights twinkle.  It is a very simple process.

First you need your pumpkins. You can buy these at your local Rural King.

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Secondly, you would need to carve a large circular opening into the bottom of your pumpkin. Clean out the inside thoroughly, scooping away the pulp and seeds with a spoon.

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Next, make a rough design on paper first, then mark the dots on the pumpkin with a permanent marker (which can be found at your local Rural King or RuralKing.com) Try a swirling or geometric design, or randomly space dots on the pumpkin shell.

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You would then need to drill holes using a drill. You can use difference size drill bits for different sizes of holes. Rural King sells several different types of drills.  This would be a great excuses for revamping your tool collection. Check out all the drills Rural King has to offer by clicking here. 🙂

The last step required is just to fill the pumpkin with some type of lights. You can use candles or even get an extra use out of your old Christmas string lights.

Once you have your pumpkin all set up, just put it out for the world to see just how creative you are.

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Take the kids outside for some fun!

With the warmer weather inviting us outside we will need some fun things for the kids to do! I have found a few easy, cheap, and fun things to do outside with the kids. I have personally done these with my 2 nieces and they had so much fun.

sidewalk chalk

*Sidewalk paint

1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water, and food coloring of your choice

Be sure to make the colors dark because as it dries on the sidewalk it will get much lighter.

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*Dr Suess’ OOBLECK (we all laughed so hard with this stuff)

Mix 2 cups of corn starch and 1 cup of water in a bowl. You can add color but I thought that may get a little messy so I did not use color. If you are outside though color may be fun!

This stuff defies Newtons 3rd law of motion–for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you quickly smack it with your hand it immediately turns into a solid, instead of splashing or moving. If you slowly move it reacts like a liquid. Try to do this in a shady area as I noticed in the hot sun it will harden pretty quickly.

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*Fuffy Stuff Snow Balls (as if we didn’t get enough of this, but at least you won’t have to shovel this stuff!)

2 boxes of corn starch and 1 can of shaving cream

This is so soft but can still be molded it really is pretty cool! Go outside and have a “snow ball” fight

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*Fizzy Explosion Bags

Take a paper towel and tear it into 5×5 inch squares (this is your “time-release” packet)

Put 1 ½ Tbls of baking soda in the center of the square

Fold the sides of the square in toward the middle and then the opposite sides in toward the middle with the baking soda inside

Pour a ½ cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of warm water into your plastic bag

Here is where it can get a little tricky, you will need to put your “time-release” packet you made earlier into the vinegar inside the zip lock bag. This will need to be done in a hurry because you need to get the bag closed before the fizzing gets out of control. You can try to zip the bag closed half way and put in the “time-release” packet to save some time.

You will need to give the bag a shake and then set it on the ground and back up!

The bag will start to puff up and when it cannot contain itself any longer there will be a big POP!!

I sure hope this will encourage you to get out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and have some fun while doing it!

**Don’t forget, check out your local Rural King for most of the supplies needed to try these fun activities!

 

 

……………..~*Adorable Spring House Crafts*~……………..

Are you looking for a simple way to update your decor for Spring? Follow the instruction below to spruce up your home with Spring crafts!

Let me tell you how to make beautiful Spring decorations

Great for decorating anywhere!

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You will only need 5 simple items:

  1. Mason Jars
  2. Spray paint (any color)
  3. Potting soil
  4. Flowers (seeds of your choice)
  5. Permanent marker (any color)

Directions:

Take any size mason jar and spray paint it any color you choose preferably out side. Let dry over night. Next day rise and shine!Take a permanant marker of your color and create designs or quotes on your Mason Jar. Be Creative!! You will then fill your Mason jar 3/4 of the way full with potting soil. Apply seeds as directed on the back of the package. You will then need to fill the rest of the jar with soil to cover the seeds about 2 inches. Water as directed on flower pack and watch your spring flowers grow!

Example of a design on Mason Jar

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Peanut Butter Lovers: Spread the Love and Lay it on Thick

Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month?

In honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month, here are some tasty facts!

Peanut Butter Heart

  • Americans spend $800 million a year on peanut butter.
  • The average american consumes 3lbs of peanut butter every year.
  • One acre of peanuts produces 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were peanut farmers.
  • The largest peanut butter sandwich weighed in at 1,342lbs and was made in Grand Saline, TX.

For additional fun facts, check out the infographic below by nationalpeanutboard.org!

Peanut Butter Infographic

Make Your Children’s Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming around the corner. There are many cute costumes out there to choose from, but what about making your own? It’s time to show your creative side parents. Here are just some suggestions, but there are many items around the house I am sure that can be used.

Little Old Lady Costume

Little Old Lady Costume

 

All you would need to pull this costume off is: a little walker, tennis balls, a cute little outfit, and a grey wig.

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Robot

 All you would need to pull this costume off is: cardboard, aluminum foil, pacifier, a baby bottle, and a cute outfit.

 

 

 

 

Carl from the Movie “Up”

Carl from the Movie Up

 

All you would need to pull this costume off is: balloons, PVC pipe, tennis balls, and a cute outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it’s time to show your creative side. You have 16 days until Halloween, but it shouldn’t be too hard, right? If you already have your children’s Halloween Costumes ready, what are they going to be?