Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Glow-in-the-Dark Scavenger Hunt

It’s Wednesday and that means it is time for another awesome glow game! Unfortunately storms have been ripping through our area so we aren’t getting much outdoor time this week. Hopefully we will have sunshine for Sunday but until then let’s teach you how to make and play glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt. This is my favorite glow game so far because it is so versatile. You can adapt it for indoors, parties, vacations, and a ton of other destinations. All you have to do to change it up is make a new key and clues.

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Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Materials

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 1

First, take the connectors out of each pack of glow sticks and open them up.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 2

Next, choose a tape to wrap around one connector.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 3

Continue wrapping your connectors with each different tape.

Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have a set of connectors for each player.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 5

Add a sample of each tape to your scavenger hunt key sheet.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 6

Next, write the clues on all of the player sheets.

Tip:

  • Also add the answers to your key next to the corresponding pieces of tape.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 7

After your sheets are filled out, break your glow sticks and add your connectors.

Tip:

  • Try to keep like connectors grouped together to make them easier to hide for the game.

Step 8

Now, hide your glow sticks in the places that correspond with your hints.

Step 9

Last, give each player a scavenger hunt sheet and let the game begin.

Some Last Tips:

  • Keep your connectors because you can totally re-use them in the future. That’s why we put the tape on the connectors instead of the glow sticks. Store them in a bag along with extra printables.
  • You can use the same key for multiple games but updating with the new locations. There are multiple lines available but you can also use white-out if it fills up.
  • Save time and money by playing the scavenger hunt with teams instead of individual players. This allows you to cover fewer connectors and use fewer glow sticks for each game.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

So what is your take? Does this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt rocket to the top of your favorite glow games too? Don’t forget to print out extra sheets to take with you on vacation. It’s a great game to pull out if you get stuck in the hotel room. You can also turn it into an adventure and use it on a camping trip. Take a night hike full of glowy fun one night and then celebrate with some delicious s’mores. That’s definitely a camping win-win. Before you go, be sure to check out the other glow games in the series by clicking on any of the photos below!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY Glow Can Toss

Holy cow, how are we on our fifth glow-in-the-dark game already? If summer break is starting to stress you out, though, you are going to love this one. It is not only fun but also a healthy and slightly covert way to take out your frustration. DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at a bunch of cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down. How cathartic is that? Of, and there’s also a bonus for you moms with little ones: toddlers LOVE re-stacking the cans so you don’t even have to reset them! This is pretty much the perfect game to whip out on those moms days when you’re ready to pull your hair out.

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Materials

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 1

Cover each of your clean cans in a different color of acrylic paint. I used red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple paint each mixed with white to brighten them up.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 2

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 3 (Optional)

Put a second coat of paint on your cans if you would like. I chose not to but if you do, allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 4

Next, add glow paint to the grooves on your cans.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry.

Tip:

  • Fabric paint will take longer to dry than your acrylic paint.

Step 6

After your glow paint has dried, spray your cans with clear engine paint. This will make sure that the paint stands up to repeatedly being hit with your glow Frisbee.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

How to Play Glow Can Toss

Set Up: Align your glow cans in a pyramid. Be sure to charge them (and your glow Frisbee) with light before playing. Next, mark spots on the ground for the different levels. Spots should be marked at the following intervals:

  • 3 Feet
  • 6 Feet
  • 9 Feet
  • 12 Feet

Game Play: The game is played by players taking turns tossing the glow Frisbee at the cans from each distance. The cans should be reset after each toss. For example, player 1 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet away. The player gets a point for every can that is knocked down. The cans are then reset and player 2 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet. Play continues in this way until each player has tossed the Frisbee from each distance.

Winning the Game: The winner of the game is the player with the most points at the end of the last round.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY glow can toss is also fantastic because there is no limit to the number of players. While it might take a while to get through the rounds you could essentially have a hundred people playing. Make a couple of sets and you are ready to keep people entertained at parties, family reunions, or summer camps. Pair it with some of the other glow games like glow stick tag and giant backyard glow pong for an awesome, over-the-top summer bash. Don’t forget to check back next week for the sixth glow game in our summer series!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

Glow Balloon Tennis

Yay! It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game. This week we’re playing glow balloon tennis and it is just as much fun to play during the day as it is at night. You will want to have a lot of balloons prepped before you play. As players get more into the game and play rougher, the balloons will start breaking. If it becomes a problem, pull out the wiffle balls from your DIY Giant Backyard Glow Pong game. Change out your balloons for the wiffle balls and players can go nuts.

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Materials

Optional Materials

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

Step 1

Take all of the tags off of your fly swatters.

Step 2 (Optional)

If you are worried about the metal handles popping the balloons during game play, wrap a foam sheet around the top half of each handle and secure it with tape.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

Step 3

Break glow sticks for the number of balloons you want to prepare.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

Step 4

Place a glow stick in each balloon and blow the balloon up around it.

Tip:

  • Do not blow the balloon up to full capacity. Only make it large enough to hold the glow stick.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

How to Play Glow Balloon Tennis

Start by breaking into 2 teams of 2 players. One team is frogs and the other team is ladybugs. Next, determine the center line and have one team on either side of it. You can mark the center with a chair if you need a visual representation. To play, one team serves the balloon across the center line. This doesn’t need to be done any certain distance from the center. The receiving team must get the balloon back across the center in 3 hits. Additionally, the same player cannot hit the balloon twice in a row. A point is scored any time the returning team fails to get the balloon back over the center in 3 hits. The first team to score 10 points wins.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

Who doesn’t love batting a balloon around? Glow balloon tennis will have your family laughing and having a blast together this summer. Planning on a large party or gathering? You can easily add more players by adding more fly swatters. All of the same rules apply regardless of the number of players. That makes it a fantastically versatile game! I will see you back here next week for another awesome glow-in-the-dark idea. Until then, don’t forget to check out our other fun glow games by clicking on the photos below!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

DIY Giant Backyard Glow Pong Game

Ugh… we missed last week’s glow post so this week we are picking it back up. Is this month kicking your butt like it’s kicking mine? We are getting ready for a birthday party, wrapping up the school year, and prepping for hubby’s annual training. That’s all on top of the normal birthdays, holidays, and day-to-day life obligations. It has been chaotic to say the least. That is why I’m super stoked to have fun stuff to do like test out this super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game. It is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun!

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Materials

Make Your Glow-in-the-Dark Wiffle Balls

 

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Step 1

Open your pack of wiffle balls.

 

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Step 2

Place each ball on a plastic shot glass.

 

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Step 3

Paint the top half of each wiffle ball with glow paint.

Step 4

Allow your paint to dry and then turn your wiffle balls over on the shot glasses.

 

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Step 5

Next, paint the remainder of each wiffle ball with glow paint and allow it to dry.

 

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Step 6

Lastly, spray each wiffle ball with acrylic sealant. This will keep the glow paint from coming off due to game play.

Game Set Up

Charge Balls

Set your painted wiffle balls in the sun or under a light for an hour or more before playing. The better charged that they are, the longer your glow game can last.

 

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This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Arrange Buckets

The way that you arrange your buckets will depend on how many you are using. The buckets should be divided into 2 equal groups and arranged as outlined below. Place your groups 10-20 feet apart, the prior for small children and the latter for groups of adults.

  • 8 Buckets: Arrange 4 buckets in a diamond for each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 10 Buckets: Arrange 5 buckets in a plus sign pattern in each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 3 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 12 Buckets: Arrange 6 buckets in each group in a triangle pattern. From the bottom: 3 Buckets, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket

 

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Fill Buckets

Fill each bucket half-way with water. Next, break a glow stick for each one and toss them in the buckets.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Game Play

Divide into teams and take turns trying to toss the wiffle balls into the buckets. Each time a ball lands in a bucket, that bucket is removed from play. Balls can be blocked by the defending team but team members cannot move in front of the buckets to do so. Also, if a bucket is knocked over during a block, it is still removed from play. The first team to eliminate all of their opponents’ buckets wins.

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This DIY giant backyard glow pong game is guaranteed to bring laughs and fun. This was the exact break our family needed. Whip this game out any time this summer that you need to relax and have fun. It’s also a great game to play at parties and BBQ’s. You can totally play it during the day without the glow sticks and have a blast. End the game with a water gun fight (fill them up from the buckets) or dump the buckets on the winning team to cool off. You can also make this awesome DIY game night medal if you want a reward for the winning team. Don’t forget to check out these other fun and easy glow games before you go:

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

How to Play Glow Stick Tag

It’s Wednesday and that means it is time for another easy glow-in-the-dark game! In case you missed it, you can check out this easy DIY glow Frisbee from last week. It is an easy tutorial that you can finish in time for the weekend! This week’s glow game is just as easy. In fact, this game is not even a tutorial. All you need to play is 20+ glow sticks and a park or yard to play glow stick tag. It is a great game for a party or an outdoor family night.

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Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

Materials

 

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

Step 1

Choose the first player to be “it”. That player puts 2 glow stick bracelets together to form a large circle.

 

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Step 2

Every other player puts one glow stick bracelet on each wrist.

Step 3

Next, start your game of glow stick tag.

Step 4

When a player is tagged by the person who is “it” that player hands over a glow stick bracelet to the person who is “it”.

Note:

  • As soon as relinquishing the bracelet, the tagged player should take off.

 

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Step 5

The person who is “it” puts the bracelet on the large glow circle and continues the game. No one else can be tagged until that bracelet is latched around the large glow circle.

Step 6

Game play continues until the person who is “it” collect all of the bracelets. That means everyone has to be tagged twice to be out of the game.

Game Variations

  1. If you have a lot of player you can give each player one glow bracelet instead of 2. The player who is “it” should still put 2 glow bracelets into a circle to collect bracelets on.
  2. Glow stick tag can be easily adapted for the pool on hot nights. Everything is played the same however I recommend players who run out of glow sticks should move out of the pool until it has ended.

 

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Printable Rules

Grab your free printable of the rules for reference during the game. It is pretty enough to put in a frame to display at a party, too. Set it up on a table and put your glow sticks in a decorative can or vase. It adds fun décor to your party and makes it easy for guests to familiarize themselves with the game.

 

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

This is such an easy game to put together. Grab some glow sticks at the Dollar Tree and get the family ready to play some glow stick tag. It’s the perfect idea for a graduation party or a summer BBQ. The game continues until the glow sticks die. Don’t forget to come back next week for another fun and family-friendly glow-in-the-dark game!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

Easy DIY Glow Frisbee

Summer is right around the corner and I could not be more excited. Enjoying long days in the hot sun. No school or homework to worry about with the kids. During the summer you have the freedom for long days to turn into fun nights. With that in mind, I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities to enjoy with your family this summer. Come back every Wednesday now through July for a new glowing DIY. Since school hasn’t quite finished yet, we are starting with this series with an easy DIY glow Frisbee.

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Materials

 

Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

Step 1

Since outdoor toys tend to get so dirty (even when you store them inside when not in use) clean your Frisbee.

 

Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

Step 2 (Optional)

We are using an old Frisbee that the grandparents gave us and it is a very dark green. I wanted to help it really reflect light so before turning it into a glow Frisbee I gave it a coat of fresh white paint. This step is completely optional and really depends on your Frisbee color anyway.

Tips:

  • If completing this step, wait for your paint to dry before moving on.
  • Your Frisbee may need 2 coats on either side. Mine did because it was such a dark color.

Step 3

Paint a generous coat of glow paint on the top of your Frisbee.

Notes:

  • The paint I recommend in the materials is very thick. That is what lends to its superior glow but can also lead to the paint showing brush strokes. If that matters to you, I recommend putting on two coats.
  • Painting the underside of the Frisbee is not necessary.

Step 4

Next, allow your glow paint to dry completely.

 

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Step 5

After your paint has dried, charge it to make sure that it is bright enough for your liking. If not, repeat steps 3 and 5 until it is.

Note:

  • Mine was plenty bright after one coat. The picture above was after one coat and in my living room in the middle of the afternoon. However you could still see the brush strokes. It still glows well for playing so I didn’t feel the need to add any additional coats.

 

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Step 6

Once you have your desired glow and the paint has dried, spray your Frisbee with a coat of Acrylic Sealant to protect the glow paint from coming off.

 

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Step 7

Before playing glow Frisbee, charge your painted Frisbee by setting it in the sun for an hour.

Note:

  • This step is not necessary if planning to start the game long before the sun sets. The game-play should naturally lead to charging in that instance.

 

Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

That is all you need to make this easy DIY glow Frisbee. Later this month I’m sharing a fun DIY game to play with a glow Frisbee so come back to check that out! My kids already can’t wait for this weekend so we can toss a Frisbee in the dark. They don’t even know about the other game yet so that will be a fun surprise. Also, all of the glow games in this series are family-friendly. Take the opportunity this summer to get outside and connect with each other. There’s also the added bonus that exhausted kiddos make for easier bedtimes. See you next Wednesday for more DIY glow-in-the-dark fun!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Easy DIY Game Night Medal

It’s no secret that family game night is big in our home. We simply love laughing and competing over an awesome board game. We even own the Champion Monopoly. You know the one that comes with a trophy? That got me thinking. What if we had some sort of trophy for the winner of our other games? The kids would love to have something to show off when they defeat the parents. Thus, this easy DIY game night medal was born. It’s perfect because it is inexpensive to make and pretty! Remember these DIY birch bark vases? This is a great DIY to use up the lids left over from that project!

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Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

 

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Materials

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 1

Clean your baby food jar lid and then swab with rubbing alcohol. This will help ensure that the paint sticks.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 2

Paint the outside with gold paint. Allow it to dry.

Step 3

Next, paint the inside of your lid gold. Also allow that paint to dry.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 4

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the outside of your lid. Allow this coat to dry before moving on.

Tip:

  • The inside won’t likely need a second coat. The white rubber holds the paint well and is easily covered.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 5

Punch a hole in the side of the lid using your Crop-a-dile.

Tip:

  • This only works with the original one. I first tried with the Big Bite and it wouldn’t reach. 

Step 6

Next, attach your jump ring through the hole.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 7

Cut a length of ribbon roughly 24 inches long. (Yes, those are kid’s scissors… they were the closest pair.)

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 8

Next thread your ribbon through the jump ring.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 9

Now tie the ends of your ribbon together.

Step 10

Trim any excess ribbon at the end of the knot.

Tip:

  • If you’re worried about your knot coming undone, singe the ends with a lighter.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 11

Lastly, draw “#1” in the center of your lid with a black Sharpie.

Tip:

  • You might need to go back over your “#1” to make it darker. For the best results, allow the marker to dry before going over it a second time.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

How do you like my model? She definitely took creative license in the photos and these were the best shots that I got. We had fun with it, though. I think she likes the medal, what do you think?

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Can you believe how easy this is to make? Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold! If you’re looking for even more family game night DIY’s then check out this Family Game Night Board. It keeps the board in place while allowing it to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pick a board game out. Possibly one that gives me the edge so I get to rock this awesome medal first. Enjoy your next family game night!

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3 Creative Activities to Rock Snow Days

Being a parent is a full-time job and you’re never off the clock. Unexpected snow day can throw a wrench in your routine making you stressed or frustrated. I get it. Your responsibilities don’t stop because school is closed. Instead of letting snow days aggravate you I want to challenge you to see them another way. Snow days are unexpected gifts that you can fill with fun and creativity. They provide you with moments you can’t replace. Goldfish brand knows this, too, and together we want to help you create Smile Worthy moments with these 3 creative activities to rock snow days.

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DIY Look and Find Book

This is an incredibly simple way to get creative on a snow day.

Materials

  • Small Toys
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Construction Paper
  • Phone
  • Small Photo Album

Step 1

Gather a collection of items: small toys, art supplies, and other small objects.

Step 2

Give each child a piece of construction paper.

Step 3

Have your kids fill their paper with small items. Let them have fun with it and get as creative as they want.

Step 4

Sprinkle Goldfish crackers over the scene your child has created.

Step 5

Take a photo of the scene using the edges of the construction paper as a guide.

Step 6

Do this for each child. Feel free to let them dump the scene after you’ve photographed it and make another.

Tip:

  • Let your kids keep creating as many different scenes as they want. The more pictures you have, the better you can fill their Look and Find books.

Step 7

Print out the photos and place them in a small, inexpensive photo album.

Tip:

  • Be sure to print out multiple copies of each photo if you want each child to have his or her own book.

 

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Goldfish Cracker Mosaic

Make macaroni art a thing of the past with Goldfish cracker mosaics. This low-mess activity will make it easy for your child to discover their inner artist.

Materials

  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • ½ Cup of Water
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Construction Paper
  • Paintbrush

Step 1

Mix your flour and water in a small container to create a non-toxic paste.

Step 2

Give each child a piece of construction paper, a paintbrush, and a small bowl of Goldfish crackers.

Step 3

Show them how to create their mosaics by painting flour paste on the back of a Goldfish cracker and attaching them to the construction paper.

Tip:

  • If your child wants an idea to follow you can draw a shape or outline on the paper before he or she starts adding Goldfish crackers.

Step 4

Allow their artwork to dry then hang it on the wall to display.

 

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Stop Motion Video

This is a fun, creative activity that will have your kids excited for days! They will love coming up with the story, making the background and costumes, and showing off their movie masterpiece. If you’ve never made a stop motion video before, don’t worry. It’s easier than you think. GoldfishTales has an awesome video tutorial to help you out but essentially it is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1

Think of a story and create your background.

Step 2

Place your Goldfish crackers on your background and take a picture each time you move it.

Step 3

Add all of your photos to your favorite video app and play.

Tip:

  • If you need app suggestions, check out the Goldfish how-to video.

This is an absolute blast! My kids and I had so much fun brainstorming and creating. Right now Goldfish Brand wants to inspire you to create your own stop-motion video as a family with an awesome contest. Get information, tips, and ideas at GoldfishTales.

 

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These 3 creative activities to rock snow days are so much fun you will find yourself looking forward to snow days as much as your kiddos! Enjoy the opportunities to have fun together. Create smile worthy moments that become cherished memories for years to come. Don’t forget to visit the GoldfishTales page to submit your stop motion for a chance to win $5,000!

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Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

A Mom for Christmas DIY Rose Quartz Necklace and Movie Night

One of the joys of being a mom is sharing the things you loved as a child with your own children. The holidays are an especially fun time to share traditions. Make sure to get some quality time with your daughter during the busy season. A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night is the perfect way to do this! This was one of my favorite Christmas movies growing up. I still love this movie today although I hadn’t taken the time to watch it in many years. Now I can promise you that this will be a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition for us and I hope it is for you and your daughter too.

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We have 25 talented bloggers gathered together to share with you all the wonderful crafts and recipes you can make this Christmas season, based off of some of the most beloved holiday classic films. Each blogger will lead you to the next, so be sure to finish the hop all the way through to the end for all the Christmas movie goodies!

 

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Let’s Meet The Hosts!

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Megan ~ C’mon Get Crafty | Alli ~ An Alli Event | Shirley ~ Intelligent Domestications

Marie ~ DIY Adulation | RaNesha ~ Queen Thrifty | Emily ~ The Crafty Carlson

Stephanie ~ The Tip Toe Fairy | Molly ~ Just a Little Creativity | Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom

Pam ~ P.S. I Love You Crafts | Sue ~ A Purdy Little House | Katie ~ A Mommy Scene

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Courtney ~ Running with Love and Coffee | Dana ~ Emerald and Oak

Kim ~ Made in a Day | Kallee ~ Creative Southern Home | Rachel ~ Smart Mom Smart Ideas

Emily ~ Small Stuff Counts | Evelin ~ Sweet Song Bird Evey’s Creations


Now are you ready to get to this A Mom for Christmas DIY Rose Quartz Necklace and Movie Night? Let’s start with a little movie background then get on to the rest of the fun:

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

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About the Movie

If you haven’t seen the movie, it is about a little girl whose mom died when she was very young. Her father has never truly healed from the loss and the girl desperately craves the love and attention of a mother figure. While at the store she draws a free gift to find that it is for one free wish. She wishes for a mom for Christmas. To her surprise, she a pendant necklace as well as a literal wish come true when a mannequin comes to life and shows up at her house. This is such a beautiful and heartfelt movie about a family healing and finding its way back together. It is also sprinkled with comedy as the mannequins in the store are absolutely hysterical! You and your daughter will love watching this flick together.

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

DIY Rose Quartz Necklace

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

Materials

  • Bead Landing Sedona Rose Quartz Pendant (x2)
  • 18 inch Silver Chain Necklace (x2)

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

Step 1

Remove rose quartz pendants from packaging.

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

Step 2

Remove silver chains from packaging.

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

Step 3

Slide your pendants onto the chains and you’re done!

That is seriously the easiest DIY ever. This is a quick and fun surprise for your mother-daughter movie Christmas movie night. It will mean so much to the both of you. Now that you have your necklaces done, it’s time to cover the rest of the essentials for your night.

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

Snacks

At the beginning of the movie, Olivia Newton John (the mannequin come to life) makes the family soup for breakfast because she doesn’t know any better. It is absolutely adorable. Bring that fun vibe to your movie night by serving traditional snacks in a fresh way.

Popcorn Garland

Instead of snacking on a regular old bowl of popcorn, make a popcorn garland. Thread popcorn and dried fruit into a giant snack necklace that’s fun to munch on.

Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a delicious mug of hot chocolate. Dress up the flavors by adding your favorite flavored coffee creamer.

 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

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Dress for the Occasion

In the movie the girls wear matching braids and, of course, they rock early 90’s style. Go retro with your daughter and dress in your comfiest pair of leggings and some warm cable knit socks. If you’re feeling ambitious, braid each other’s hair. Here are a few tutorials if you need help:

Classic Braid

French Braid

Fishtail Braid

Now all that’s left to do is turn the lights down, snuggle under a blanket on the couch, and watch A Mom for Christmas. Your new necklaces will be a beautiful reminder of the memories made and your daughter will love letting friends and family know the story behind. Don’t forget to snap a picture each year to chronical your awesome mother-daughter tradition. Now it’s time to check out the next fun post in the 25 Christmas movies blog hop! Check out this awesome “This Christmas” recipe from RaNesha at Queen Thrifty! 

Start a new mother-daughter Christmas tradition this year with A Mom for Christmas DIY rose quartz necklace and movie night fun!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Start a fun and easy tradition this year with these free printable letters to Santa. Don't worry. There are options for big kids and non-writers!

Free Printable Letters to Santa for Big and Little Kids

The tradition of writing letters to Santa is such a fun way to add to the magic of the holidays. Sometimes kids can get a little carried away with the wish list. These awesome printable letters to Santa are a perfect solution. These are pretty but they also limit your child’s list automatically with a pre-defined area to fill out. Start a fun and easy tradition this year to create memories that will last for years to come!

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Start a fun and easy tradition this year with these free printable letters to Santa. Don't worry. There are options for big kids and non-writers!

Santa Letter for Older Children

Don’t just have your child make a list of gifts he or she wants. Instead help your kids learn about writing letters and have them include a fun greeting or let Santa know how their holiday is going. Don’t forget to have them with Santa a “Merry Christmas” and/or a thank you! Grab your free printable here to get started.

 

Start a fun and easy tradition this year with these free printable letters to Santa. Don't worry. There are options for big kids and non-writers!

Santa Letter for Non-Writers

The window of time that kids believe in Santa seems to keep getting smaller. That is why I recommend starting traditions early. Don’t wait until your kids can write to start sending letters to Santa. Print out this Santa Letter for non-writers and have your little ones draw pictures of their wish lists. If you want to hold on to the memories be sure to write down what the picture is on the back of the letter.

 

Start a fun and easy tradition this year with these free printable letters to Santa. Don't worry. There are options for big kids and non-writers!

Preserve the Memories

Because this magical time of belief is so short, create a wonderful surprise for your kids when they are older. Hold on to all of these letters. Don’t worry about a complicated system or losing them in a box. Grab a small 3-ring binder for each of your children (1 inch or smaller) and a pack of plastic page protectors. Label each binder so you know which binder belongs to whom and add in 12 page protectors. If you can get your kiddos to believe longer kudos to you! Feel free to add a few extra page protectors to each binder in that case. Lastly, each year add the letters to a sheet protector and label the year. A binder full of these memories will be an awesome gift later in life for your kids.

This is such an easy tradition to start that can gift you and your children memories for years to come. The earlier you start this tradition the better. Our 2 year old will be starting this year even though a lot of his drawings consist of scribbles. They all mean something to him and he can articulate what it’s supposed to be a picture of. There a good chance you will want to make copies of all of your children’s letters to Santa to keep for yourself long after your kids are grown. Do your kids send letters to Santa? What other traditions does your family love taking part in each year? Let me know in the comments. I love reading about what makes your family unique!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.