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Fun with Glow Sticks

What do you while waiting for the fireworks? If you have kids, you know the fireworks can’t start soon enough. A few years ago, I found a trick to make the time before the fireworks fly by (and no one bugs me about when the fireworks will start!)  So, I thought you all should know.  Dollar tree is my friend.  Who doesn’t love a dollar store?  I head over to the dollar store and get lots of glow sticks.  LOTS being the key.  If you only give them one, it’s not very fun!  Luckily, you can get a 5 pack of bracelets or a 2 pack of necklaces for a dollar.  Not bad.  I just went and stocked up for our festivities coming this weekend.

Here are some ideas of what we have done with them.  We make jewelry, we juggle, we play ring toss, we make a chain, we make a rainbow, we draw our names, we swing them back and forth while I try and take a picture (with a slow shutter speed).  It’s hours of fun.

This year I found some new glow sticks that you can hook together to make a ball.   I can already tell these are going to be a blast!  Whoever came up with this is a genius.

Again, you can have lots of fun with a slower shutter speed.

Totally worth every penny, if you ask me!  You should give it a try.  You will thank me later.  🙂  After trying out this glow stick ball last night, I think my kids are more excited for the glow sticks than for the fireworks.

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July Subway Art

I just love the Subway Art’s that eighteen25 has made.  I’ve printed most of them.  However, I’ve been wanting to try making a subway art myself to see what I could come up with.  I just love how it turned out and is the perfect touch for your 4th of July decortations!  Here is the result:


16X20  or  8X10

12X18

Download 16X20 or 8X10

Download 12X18

I had so much fun finding new fonts and deciding where to put everything.  My daughter loved helping too!  Feel free to print and enjoy.  Print as 16X20 (or 8X10) or 12X18.  I personally like the 12X18, an in between size.

I also love this printable that I saw on Landee See Landee Do.  This will be perfect with my Subway Art.

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