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Check Your Noontime Shadow!

Here’s a fun experiment to do around the time of the Summer Solstice: Be sure to look at your noontime shadow — it’s your shortest noontime shadow of the year!

Clever Use For Egg Cartons

Use a cardboard egg carton as a paint holder for children. When they are finished painting, the carton can be thrown away. (Styrofoam or plastic cartons can be washed out and reused.)

Set An Easy-To-Clean Kids’ Table

Use kraft paper or butcher paper to cover the kids’ table at Thanksgiving, and set out crayons and markers for them to draw and be creative. It keeps them busy and makes clean up a snap!

Kids Cleanup On The Go

Before leaving on a family outing, fill a spray dispenser bottle with soapy water. A squirt or two and on a piece of absorbent paper will clean sticky fingers and faces in a hurry.

Have a costume swap!

Why overpay for a store bought costume when you can get one for free? Organize other families in your neighborhood and trade last year’s costume for something your kids will love.

Dyeing Pasta

Choose your desired pasta and place one cup (or more, if desired) in zip top bag. Add about 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and 10 drops of food coloring, eliminate air, seal bag tightly, shake, and lay flat. Allow mixture to fully saturate pasta. The longer it sits, the more defined the color. Carefully remove and