DIY Projects Your Kids Will Love For The Summer!

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Kids are out of school for the summer which means it is time to find things to fill their time that is fun for them and not to complicated for you!!!! I decided I would share with you some of the best DIY projects for you to share with your kids. I will show you how to make Chalksicles, Polka Dot Slime, Moon Sand, Playdough, and Bouncy Balls.

Kids not only love to play, but they love art projects, so this is the best of both worlds. It let’s them be apart of the project from the beginning to end. Let’s dive right in!


Chalksicles

DIY Chalksicles with doTERRA essential oils

What you need:

  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons of plaster of paris

  • 1/3 cup of water

  • few drops of food coloring paste

  • popsicle silicone mold

  • popsicle sticks

  • 2-4 drops of doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil for a summer scent

Note: This recipe makes enough for one popsicle.

Directions:

  1. In a plastic cup, mix the plaster, wild orange essential oil and water until a paste forms. Mix in the food coloring for the color you desire.

  2. Place the plaster mix inside the mold with a plastic spoon, and place a popsicle stick far down in the middle.

  3. After about 45 minutes, the popsicle chalks will harden enough to take out of the molds, then allow them to dry upright in a cup until they are completely hardened.

Tip: Silicone molds are the best way to go, when they are dry you simple roll the mold down the popsicle.


Polka Dot Slime

diy polka dot slime with doterra essential oils

What you need:

  • 2 five ounce bottles of clear school glue

  • liquid starch

  • craft pom poms

  • 2-3 drops of doTERRA Lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Pour your two five ounce bottles of clear glue into a bowl along with the Lavender essential oil.

  2. Add liquid starch a little bit at a time (in tablespoons) and stir well in between each tablespoon.

  3. Knead to make it uniform, then add your pom poms and knead them in as well.

Tip: Always shake your liquid starch container before use. You will want to keep adding liquid starch until the slime is no longer stringy or sticking to the bowl.


Moon Sand

diy moon sand with doterra essential oils

What you need:

  • 8 cups flour

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 8-10 drops doTERRA Lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. In large bowl combine all ingredients.

  2. Mix with hands until well combined.

Note: You may need to add more vegetable oil until you reach a moldable consistency.


Playdough

diy play dough with doterra essential oils

What you need: 

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 cups colored water

  • 1 cup salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 5 drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined.

  2. Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.

  3. Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.

  4. Once cool, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.

  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun!


Bouncy Balls

DIY bouncy balls with doterra essential oils

What you need:

  • ½ cup of water

  • 1 teaspoon borax

  • 1/8 cup of clear glue

  • glitter

  • 1-2 drops of doTERRA Balance essential oil

Directions:

  1. In a plastic cup mix together water and borax, once the borax dissolves, set aside.

  2. In a small bowl mix together glue, Balance essential oil and glitter until combined.

  3. Pour glue substance into the cup of water mixture, and stir with a popsicle stick until it forms a clump of glue. Note: the glue will not combine with the water, you are simple swirling it around until the glue becomes more solid

  4. Take the glue out and place it on a paper towel. Fold the paper towel over it to dry the water.

  5. Play with it in your hands so all of the bubbles release, and form into a ball.

Tip: Use two round tablespoons to get the perfect ball.


I hope you have a blast making these amazing DIY projects with your kids and I can’t wait to see how they come out!

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