Well, hello June!!! Are your kiddos (or the kiddos near you) out of school for the summer yet? We’ve got two more weeks, and you better bet we are all ready for longer days, warmer weather, pool time and more relaxed schedules! With the end of school and start of summer on pretty much everyone’s mind, I thought it was the perfect time to share this fun, quick, easy and oh-so-silly gift idea for kids. We actually made these for all of Henry’s friends for Christmas this last year, but I think they would be equally fun as party favors or to celebrate the last day of school. This silly string gift for kids couldn’t be easier to pull together (especially last minute!), and it’s also a pretty budget-friendly idea if you need to make a bunch for all the neighborhood kids! Oh…and it probably goes without saying, but the kids will LOOOOOVE it and think you’re the coolest Mom on the block!
Passing out cans of Silly String is probably sufficient to say “Happy Summer.” But adding the sunglasses and a “Game On” tag made them feel more like thoughtful gifts and really encouraged the kids to break the cans open and have a silly string fight right away!
I found the Silly String from Target’s toy section (2 cans for $3) to be much cheaper and performed better than Party City’s version. Bulk packs from Amazon are a great option for parties, scout troops or classes with lots of kids (24 cans | 48 cans).
For the sunglasses, I picked these up at Party City for $0.05 each. Yep – you read that right…5 cents. They are nothing fancy, but they worked for the 5-minutes the silly string battle lasted, and the kids really got a kick out of them. Here’s a great bulk option, as well.
I’m not known for quick, short tutorials but this one really is. All you need to do tie the can of Silly String to the sunglasses with some ribbon or twine. If you’re feeling creative, add a tag or label with each kid’s name or a cheeky phrase. I made the Game On tags using the “GameOn” image (#M453F6) from the Sports Mania set in the Cricut Design Space library.
On the last day of school, simply pass out the cans to all the kiddos and let them have fun!
TIP 1! I do suggest having extra cans on hand. Not only do some cans malfunction once you start spraying them, but some extra kids are sure to show up once a silly string battle breaks out!
TIP 2! If you can, keep the kids on the cement. Once the string dries up, it’s much easier to sweep up on hard ground then pluck it out of the grass!
These were such a fun gift at Christmas time, and I am definitely considering making them again to kick off our summer break! Although…water balloons could be another fun and unexpected surprise for the kids as they arrive home from school! Do you do anything fun to launch your summer and celebrate the end of another school year?
Alright, friends…today’s post is short and sweet! I hope you have a great weekend. For the first time in what feels like a month, we aren’t undertaking any huge home projects. I might actually just relax instead! #probablynot #alwayssomethingtodo See you back here next week!