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Family FunSpot November

Family FunSpot November

We’re so thankful we have great families who visit the FunSpot. To show our appreciation we have super new slime recipes to share, a Bingo Bash, turkey leg treats, and some Groovy Grinch Crunch. Phew. We’re exhausted…time for a nap!

 

Frozen Slime

Frozen Slime

11/22/19

How can we not celebrate the arrival of Frozen 2 in the theaters this month? Here’s a sparkling slime recipe to keep the kids busy on a cold day.

You will need:

  • 5 oz. bottle Elmer’s aqua blue glue
  • 1 tbsp contact lens solution
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Ultra-fine blue and iridescent glitter
  • Crystal vase gems (found at craft stores)
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Bowl and mixing spoons
  • Airtight plastic storage bowls

Instructions:

Pour the blue glue into a mixing bowl, add the water and baking soda and mix thoroughly.

Add glitter, crystal vase gems and snowflake sequins.

Add the tablespoon of contact lens solution.

The mixture will firm up as you knead and manipulate it.

This slime will last longer if you place it in lidded, airtight containers when not playing with it.

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at asthebunnyhops.com for sharing this activity with our team

 

PAPER BAG TURKEY LEG

11/15/19

Why not make these clever treats for place settings on your Thanksgiving “kids table”?

You will need:

  • Bagged candy miniatures
  • Candy corn
  • Caramel corn
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Instructions:

Take scissors and cut off about 2” from the top of a brown paper lunch bag.

Fill the bag with the candy, caramel corn, and other treats. (Peanuts are an option but be sure to ask about peanut allergies before including them.)

Twist the top of the bag to close it off. Model the candy and treats inside the bag to resemble the end of a turkey leg.

Take about a 4”x 6” piece of white paper and fold it in half, making a 2” x 6” strip. Make vertical cuts on the folded side to create a “fringe” and then staple it to the end of the turkey leg to create a frilly and fancy turkey leg “bootie.”

Enjoy!

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at thisgrandmaisonfun.com for sharing this activity with our team

 

Movie Night Bingo

11/8/19

This activity is as simple as filling a bingo-style grid with things the kids must look for while they watch a movie! When they see anything on the list, they can check it off. Dollar store prizes make this one extra fun!

You will need:

  • Paper and pen
  • Prizes

Instructions:

Decide what movie you’re going to watch with the kids. If you have seen it before, it can make the process of creating the bingo cards easier. For example, if you are watching a Harry Potter movie you could add the following to their bingo cards: a necktie, someone with a beard, someone wearing glasses, a bird, a unicorn, a sword, a rat, etc. The first one who gets a straight line of items or people gets a prize.

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at momluck.com for sharing this activity with our team

 

Dalmation Slime

101 Dalmations Slime

11/1/19

Pongo and Perdita would approve of this slimy, family fun!

You will need:

  • 5 oz. bottle of Elmer’s white glue
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp multi-purpose contact lens solution
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup black plastic pony beads (found at craft stores)

Instructions:

Pour the glue into a mixing bowl, add the water and baking soda and mix thoroughly.

Add pony beads.

Add the tablespoon of contact lens solution and mix thoroughly.

The mixture will firm up as you knead and manipulate it.

Voila! Your puppy-themed slime is ready for play!

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at naturalbeachliving.com for sharing this activity with our team
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