Sunday, March 13, 2011

Park + Dollar Store = Frugal Afternoon!

Last week the kids and I did a $5 park playdate. While the park is free, we went to our local dollar store to take advantage of some outdoor items for Spring.

We bought 2 kites, 2 large bubble wands and liquid bubbles. Although, there was a large selection of outdoor items for sale!

I did some research and found a good "bubbles" recipe if you and your kids want to try and make it at home. The making of the bubbles could be a great adventure in itself!

Liquid Bubbles Recipe:

2 1/2 quarts water

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup liquid dish detergent

Food coloring (optional)

Because we're working with bubbles here or the creation of, this has to be done slowly and carefully or your kitchen could be consumed with a soapy mess. If weather permits, take this adventure outside. Store in old bubble containers or plastic containers. Add food coloring for colored bubbles just make sure these bubbles are blown outside to avoid any stains.

For the bubble wands there are lots of things you can use in your house such as whisks, cookie cutters, slotted spoons, potato mashers and more! Have the kids get creative with what they think would work as a bubble wand!

When going to the park, make an afternoon of it by bringing the bikes and a picnic lunch!

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