Friday, July 16, 2010

Water Fun

Bored, but don't know what to do? Try cooling off...

Grab a hose and a sprinkler head, or just jump in the pool and try some of these games with some friends!

Diving contest

Take turns diving to see who can dive the furthest, smoothest, or who has the best diving trick.

Watermelon Rugby

With your parent's permission, grab a watermelon and grease it up with some Vaseline. Form teams and drop the watermelon in the pool, and and whichever team can get the watermelon to the opposing team's side first, wins.

Freeze Tag

Grab a hose and pick one person be "it". If you get splashed by the water, you're frozen until another player tags you.

Jump rope

Take a hose and hold it parallel to the ground, and swing it around like a jump rope. Have your friends try to jump like it were an actual rope, and don't get hit by the water!

Water Slide

If you have a slide in your yard, stick a hose at the top so the water is flowing down the slide, and now you have your very own water slide!

Send me any other ideas you may have- leave a comment or email me at

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weave a Shirt

Check out this awesome shirt you can WEAVE!!

Tailor's chalk or something to mark your shirt
needle and thread or sewing machine
a shirt
*Some of these tools may require adult assistance, so please ask an adult before beginning this project. :)

How to make it:
1. Mark with your chalk about 1 inch all the way around the collar of your shirt, then cut along that line. (you can throw this scrap away or save it for another project)

2. Mark with your chalk about three quarters of an inch from the bottom of your shirt, and continue the line all the way around. Cut it out and SAVE this scrap.

3. Do the same thing again, measuring three quarters of an inch from the bottom of your shirt, and cutting all the way around. SAVE this scrap.

4. Sew the two strips together, either with a sewing machine or with a needle and thread, to make one long strip of fabric.

5. Make marks along one side of your shirt starting at the armpit and moving down, making the lines longer the farther down you go (Make your lines closer together and shorter than mine- thick long lines don't work out too well). Cut along those lines, making sure you cut all the way through both sides of the shirt.

6. Sew one end of the long strip to the inside of the bottom of the shirt to start weaving! Then weave the long strip along the cuts you made, alternating over and under, working your way all the way around the shirt.

7. When you run out of the long strip you're weaving with, sew it to the inside of the shirt, and you're ready to go!!

Make sure you send me your designs at

Here's a V-neck shirt someone made and sent in... LOVE it!!