THE ULTIMATE SUMMER DIY GUIDE!!!

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Katherine Clardy, Writer

Summer is just around the corner! Here are some amazing DIY’s. They will get you in the mood. We’re already in the mood, but these will get you even more excited for summer! They are easy, fun and inexpensive!

 

RECIPES


 

DIY SNO CONE SYRUP!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED-

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package of unsweetened drink mix
  • Container

STEPS:

  1. Stir together sugar and water
  2. Boil water for one minute and keep stirring until sugar is completely dissolved
  3. Remove mixture from heat and stir in the unsweetened drink mix
  4. Let cool before putting in container (Syrup will thicken as it gets cooler)

 

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DIY SOUR WORM POPSICLES!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED-

  • You’re favorite juice/soda
  • Sour gummy worms (I believe Trolli has the best sour worms)
  • Popsicle mold

STEPS:

  1. Put desired amount of gummy worms into mold
  2. Pour juice/soda
  3. Put in freezer. Usually takes about 30 minutes-1 hour for them to freeze thoroughly

 

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DIY SLURPEES!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED-

  • 500 ml soda

STEPS:

  1. Shake soda vigorously to increase pressure
  2. Place soda into freezer for two an a half hours. Once you reach 2 and a half hours, check soda every fifteen minutes. YOU WANT YOU’RE SODA AS COLD AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT FREEZING
  3. Once super cold, take out and twist cap open once to release some air pressure. Then turn it upside down and then backside up. You will start to see the crystals forming!
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

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HOW TO FIGHT BOREDOM


 

 

 

DIY SUMMER BOREDOM JAR!

WHAT YOU’LL NEEED-

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Washi tape
  • Mason jar
  • Sharpie

STEPS:

  1. Over time, write down fun, simple activities on popsicle sticks with sharpie
  2. Categorize your activities: Crafts, stuff to do with friends, outside activities, lazy activities, etc with different kinds of wash tape
  3. Place in jar, you can also decorate the jar and write a “key” on it!

 

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CRAFTS


 

 

 

DIY SUMMER FRUIT MASON JARS! (watermelon)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED-

  • Mason jar
  • Pink/red paint
  • Sharpie
  • Green ribbon

STEPS:

  1. Paint your mason jar with the pink or red paint
  2. Add oval shaped dots scattered across the surface of the jar to represent the seeds
  3. Tire a green ribbon around the rim to represent the skin!

 

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DIY GLOW IN THE DARK CHALK!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED-

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Glow in the dark paint
  • Water
  • Ice cube trays

STEPS:

  1. Combine paint with a little bit of water. Let paint dissolve (water will be a vibrant glowing color)
  2. Add Plaster of Paris to mixture until you have desired consistency
  3. Place in ice cube trays and let freeze over night

 

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DIY OCEAN IN A JAR!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED-

  • Mason jar
  • Sand
  • Shells
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Blue food coloring
  • Hot glue gun

STEPS:

  1. Pour sand into jar and shells
  2. Fill jar with water until 1/2 full
  3. Add food coloring
  4. Fill jar rest of the way with olive oil
  5. Hot glue the lid

 

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