We've done sixteen items on our summer bucket list and at this point, I'm realizing some of them (tennis lessons, running races, the Hollywood Bowl) might not happen. But, it's been a fun summer and we still have a few weeks left before school starts up again. Here's what we've been doing in the heat:
|Floating in the pool|
|Diving in the pool|
|Watching the Olympics and pretending to be Olympians (gymnasts in this shot)|
|Chilling out in the library|
|Concocting our own paint|
Read this post here for the recipe and directions or here's my version (I made half the amount of the original recipe):
In a plastic cup (I used disposable because I didn't know if I'd dye my regular cups), mix 1 Tablespoon baking soda, 1/2 Tablespoon white vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon light corn syrup, and 1/2 Tablespoon corn starch. Mix it until it's well dissolved. You want it to be a gooey consistency, almost to where a blog would hold its shape. If it's too thick, add a little vinegar as needed but remember, it's going to dry solid. Add your food coloring and stir. Pour into a little jar or container with a lid. Rinse out your plastic cup and start again on your next color. I did the process 6 times for the colors you can see above.
We found our jars at Michaels for a couple of bucks in the paint section (clear plastic with white plastic lids) and used regular old food coloring.