Our Favorite Crafts & Activities You Can Do With Kids in Just 30 Seconds - Seriously! by Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds

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Our Favorite Crafts & Activities You Can Do With Kids in Just 30 Seconds - Seriously!

Parents always need fresh ideas for ways to spend quality time with their kids – especially activities that don't take a lot of time or money to do. Here are our favorite fast, fun and affordable activities I shared on Windy City Live!

  • Mosquito Repellent Bubble Machine (get the bubble solution recipe here!): Everyone loves bubbles! Keep them flying with a bubble machine, which not only keeps kids entertained, but also helps keep mosquitoes away (for real)!
  • Squirt Chalk (learn how to make it here!): Kick sidewalk chalk up a notch by making your own DIY squirt chalk. Our craft recipe creates a splatter paint effect kids can use to get creative indoors on poster board or outdoors on sidewalks!
  • Pool Noodle Sail Boats (learn how to make them here!): Set sail with your kids by making fun boats out of pool noodles. This craft results in a toy you can use at the beach, pool or even in the bathtub!

If all else fails, Pearachute and Class Crasher are mom-created websites that can help you find activities around the Chicago area!

Watch the full Windy City Live segment to see how host Val Warner and I made all of the crafts here!

Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent $11.50
Get the squeaky-clean dishes (and gigantic bubbles!) you're looking for! Pack of 2.
Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP (1 Quart)
Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP (1 Quart) $11
Vegetable glycerin is a natural emollient that adds a cooling effect on the skin and has become a predominant ingredient in most skin care products and soaps.
Imperial Toy Bubble Blitz Bubble Blowout Party Machine
Imperial Toy Bubble Blitz Bubble Blowout Party Machine $18
Blow thousands of bubbles in seconds! Fill it up and turn it on for an awesome bubble party.
Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch
Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch $8
One 16-ounce stay-fresh container of pure corn starch.
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda $6
America's No. 1 trusted baking soda brand (8-ounce box).
Darice Heavy Duty Plastic Funnel
Darice Heavy Duty Plastic Funnel $4
This funnel is constructed of heavy duty plastic. Perfect for glitter, beads, paint and sequins, and small enough to toss into any craft tote bag.
McCormick Food Colors & Egg Dye
McCormick Food Colors & Egg Dye $10.50
Assorted food colors and egg dye are designed to provide a splash of color to your food items and craft projects. Contains red, yellow, blue and green.
Sports Squeeze Plastic Water Bottles Push/Pull Cap
Sports Squeeze Plastic Water Bottles Push/Pull Cap $16
Made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic, these squeeze bottles our FDA approved for food grade. The push/pull cap is leak proof when closed. Set of 6.
Foam Pool Noodles
Foam Pool Noodles $12
Pack of four foam pool noodles in assorted bright colors.
Craft Foam
Craft Foam $10.50
These foam bases are ready for you to decorate with glitter, markers, foam paint, foam shapes, foam stickers and more! This package contains 50 8 1/2 by 5 1/2-inch foam sheets in assorted colors.
Styrofoam Craft Balls
Styrofoam Craft Balls $10.50
Two packs of Styrofoam craft balls (16 total balls - 6 - 0.9", 6 - 1.4", 4 - 1.9").
Farberware BBQ Bamboo Skewers
Farberware BBQ Bamboo Skewers $5
Pack of 75 12-inch bamboo skewers.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This was such a fun segment to do - Val Warner is an absolute blast (and a great mom)!

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