8 Effortless Summer Fun Ideas For Lazy Moms Like Me

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de9d162f0ff66246fd4e0c6d0a9bda79There are so many amazing craft and activity ideas on the Internet and I’m always on the look out for fun things to do with my kids that don’t cost a ton of money or require a whole lot of crafty skill. For those of us who didn’t send our kids to camp, a lot of us are dealing with kids who are tired of reading or playing video games or being made to clean their already-clean rooms, so I dug around the web and found some ideas we all may wanna try. If you are anything like me, you want things that are fun and easy and don’t require a ton of supplies, or you want the supplies to be found at your local discount or dollar store, so I haven’t included anything too tricky. If you can think of anything else, feel free to leave me a comment because I love hearing how you all are beating summer boredom, plus, your boozy popsicle recipes!

Make Your Own Bubble Wands 



From We Have Aars. I love this idea so much because my kids are all bubble obsessed and this seems easy enough that my youngest could do it. There is even a recipe for make-you-own bubble solution.

Glow In The Dark Ringtoss 


From Rockabyebaby music.

My kids love glow-in-the-dark everything, and you know every dollar store everywhere sells those glow in the dark light up necklaces. I even want to play this one.

How To Make Spongebombs 


From Innerchild Fun.

How clever is this? And I love that these can be reused all summer and you could even stick them in the bath with your kid after a hot and sweaty day. All it takes are sponges and hair elastics, and there is a video tutorial at the above link. Plus, they seem a lot less messy than water balloons, but….

Water Balloons! 


From Tip Junkie.

I love the idea of using water balloons for batting practice. And for us grownups I also found this terribly clever idea using water balloons on Pinterest.



Homemade Popsicles

lemon-blueberry-popsicles-at-tatertots-and-jello From tatortots and jello.

There are so many yummy looking popsicle recipes out there but these look particularly good, and the recipe is so simple. All I wanna know is if we can add vodka to them.

 Outdoor tents



Oh seriously, Ffffffffffff you Pinterest! But I had to show you guys this so you can all swoon with envy with me. I want this. Badly. I need this! But anyway, I so want my kids to have an outdoor reading and playing hidey space and even if they (By they I mean ME) can’t have this I need to rig them up something simple like this:



Firefly Jar 



How easy is this? And since we already have the glow sticks from the nigh time ring toss game there is no excuse not to make these.


Tissue Paper Flowers


From Pinkofperfection.  If your weather has been anything like mine, it has been raining so much that playing outside has been difficult. I used to love making tissue paper flowers as a kid and due to the muddy grass it’s been hard to pick flowers so next time the weather stinks I will make some with my kids.

I’m sure you guys have more ideas, but all of these seem easy for lazy moms like me who are petrified of glue guns. Now I’m going to chill some booze in a bucket of water balloons and start cutting out sponges so I can watch my kids bomb each other.

(Image: Pinterest)