I love the bookmarks and the flowers!
When I was little, I was obsessed with rocks and crystals. One of my most valued possessions was one of those crystal point necklaces, and that obsession has only escalated. I like to decorate my home now with amethyst clusters and other polished stones. Needless to say, when I was younger, I thought that rock candy was the most beautiful food that existed… but I never tried making it myself (I’m not a patient person, hahaha). However, it is super easy! Growing your own rock candy with your kids is a fun, gorgeous science experiment- perfect for a rainy day. Check out this post by Crystal Underwood at Growing a Jeweled Rose– it has the full recipe, as well as an explanation of the science behind rock candy. All you need to make it is:
-A jar or glass
-And (optional)- food coloring and candy flavor
One thing I love to do in my spare time is make my own soap. I love being able to customize the scents, color, and ingredients. Plus, they make great gifts, and the bars tend to last a lot longer than a bottle of body wash. I’ve also made my own bath bombs a few times! While I don’t take baths often, when I do, I love using those fizzy, luxurious smelling bath bombs.
Kids will also love the bright colors, the fizzing effect, and the nice smells that the bombs bring to bath time. And they will have a blast making their own! It’s super messy, and super fun! Check out this special, pumpkin scented bath bomb recipe by Asia Citro at Fun At Home With The Kids for a place to get started. All you need is:
Baking Soda (AKA Sodium Bicarb)
Liquid watercolors or food coloring (optional)
Getting outside with your kids during any season is the key to making lasting memories. With Fall, the ideas literally ~fall~ from the trees– there are so many fun things to do with leaves! You can rake them, jump in leaf piles, take photos, go on a drive and look at the colors, and make lots of cute crafts. And personally, Fall is my favorite season to get out and do stuff! For an even bigger Fall “bucket list,” for kids, check out this awesome post by Jamie at Hands On As We Grow:
-Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin
-Go through a corn maze
-Bonfires and smores!
-Go on a hay ride
-Trick or Treating