It feels like every summer the temperature is getting harder to endure.
A couple continuous days of the rising temperatures and we are counting down the days till autumn Here are some DIY’s to keep yourself, the little ones, and even the furry ones happy during these hot times.
#1 Ice cube excavation.
Take a large, deep tray; mix water with blue and green food colouring. Randomly place dinosaurs in the container. Freeze for a couple of hours. Once frozen, take it out of the container and give the kids toy tools to excavate the dinosaurs.
#2 Have a sponge ball fight.
Take two sponges and cut them into four, long pieces. Bend the sponge in half, tie it with dental floss to make a pom-pom. Put the complete piece in a bucket of water for a sponge fight.
#3 Make your own iced coffee at home.
Make your favourite coffee at home, wait till it cools to pour into ice tray. Place the tray in the freezer for a couple of hours. In a glass with milk and sugar drop the frozen cubes for a cold drink.
#4 Aloe Vera
Pick up an aloe vera plant from your local tree nursery or hardware store. Aloe vera has a cooling effect when applied on the skin. After a long day under the sun it can also help soothe sun burns.
#5 Frozen Towels
Take a couple of wash cloths and soak them in water. Squeeze out the excess water and roll them. Lay them in a cookie sheet, placing them in the freezer afterwards. Let the towels freeze till they are solid for a couple of hours. You can also add essential oils in the water mix for a more relaxing experience.
#6 Ice Fan
#7 Icy cold foot bath.
Feet are sensitive to temperature. To beat the extreme heat, dunk your feet in ice, cold water.
#8 Balloon piñata.
Fill up balloons with water and tie them to a string. Use the end of the string to secure to a tree branch or fence post. Give them a plastic bat for the piñata beating to begin.
#9 The pupsicle
Fill a bucket with water, chicken broth, and lots of dog treats. Freeze until it turns into ice. Turn the bucket over and put the frozen dessert on a plate or stand for your pups to enjoy.
#10 Soda bottle SPRINKLER
Use a clean, large soda bottle and poke eight holes the size of a skewer stick. Pick up a hose adapter and hose washers from your local hardware store. Twist both pieces on the end of the bottle, attach the other end to the hose. Turn the water on and enjoy your new sprinkler.