1. The Stinky Sandal Solution

    My boys love sandals.  And since we live in Texas, where sandal season is literally 7-8 months out of the year, they wear their sandals a LOT.  Lots of sandals…

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  2. Castle Catapult Attack! (With fizzing dragons!)

    After we built our dowel rod catapult, I suggested to the boys that we could set up our castle and knights and shoot at our toy dragons.  We made the…

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  3. Art Binder: Contain Those Stacks of Drawings!

    All summer long, I am sharing ideas for screen-free fun (and learning) on the Frugal Fun for Boys facebook page!  Yesterday, I shared this simple idea that has kept my…

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  4. How to Build a Catapult out of Dowel Rods and Rubber Bands

    Here's a great summer project for kids - build a catapult out of pre-cut dowel rods and rubber bands! Over the years, we've done a lot of exploring with catapult…

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  5. A Lego Cake Fail (And how the most fun parties are not always Pinterest perfect!)

    This past Saturday, my third son celebrated his fourth birthday.  We usually only do birthday parties with invitations and friends at age 5, and we've decided that they can have…

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  6. Make a Water Scope for Viewing Pond Life

    A couple weeks ago, we found a book at the library called "The Kids Summer Handbook."  (Amazon Affiliate Link) Aidan was really excited about the ideas in this book!  I…

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  7. Recipe for Giant Bubble Solution

    Many years ago, I mixed up a recipe for giant bubble solution that I saw on the PBS Zoom TV show.  I was teaching science to homeschoolers at the time,…

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  8. Make an Upcycled Xylophone Wind Chime

    We have had a broken toddler toy xylophone at our house for several years.  I've never thrown it away because it still worked, but it had some sharp broken plastic…

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  9. Yarn and Glue Nests for Easter

    A couple weeks ago, I saw this idea for yarn and glue nests on The Imagination Tree, and I knew that I wanted to do them!  I am so happy…

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  10. Alphabet Egg Hunt

    Here's a simple way to make preschool work more festive this week - set up an alphabet egg hunt!  Simply fill plastic Easter eggs with alphabet letters, hide them, and…

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