Summer is great. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the kids are out of school. Uh-oh. The kids are out of school and the days are longer, which means you have to keep those kids busy without breaking the bank, right?
Have no fear! Here are sometips and tricks to help make that summer transition smooth, whether it’s playing out in the yard or taking a road trip, and most can be done for less than $5!
Instantly cool sunburns by freezing aloe vera in ice-cube trays.
Make asimple and simply deliciousice cream bar by putting sprinkles and crushed cookies in shaker jars.
Remember Double Dare? Create your own byattaching a dollar store colander to a bike helmet and challenge kids to see how many water balloons they can catch.
While at the dollar store, pick up some baskets that makeorganizing outdoor summer fun so much easier.
DIY this backyard tic-tac-toe game with a shower curtain, tape, and Frisbees.
Need a quick ice pack? Throw some kitchen sponges into the freezer and then store them in a plastic bag.
Chores don’t take a summer vacation, so make sure your kids pull their weight by turning these dollar store staples into chore baskets.
Buy a soap or shampoo pump bottle, and when its empty, repurpose it and use it to fill up water balloons.
Turn pool noodles into a backyard obstacle course when they’re not hanging out in the pool.
No more sore butts from sitting on the ground!
Oh, you’re bored? Go pick a stick out of the activity stick cup. Problem solved.
Whether it’s a long road trip or just a day at the beach, use a shoe sorter to keep summer essentials organized in your trunk.
Aclear shower curtain linerquickly becomesa dry-erase sheet your kid can draw all over.
Who doesn’t love Nutella?Whip up the ultimate summer treat using Nutella, Cool Whip, and a dollar-store ice-pop mold.
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