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School is out for summer, and the last thing I want my kids doing is spending the summer inside watching TV or playing video games. There is so much fun to be had by going outdoors, especially if you plan some messy outdoor summer activities for kids. If there is a mess involved, you can count my children in. If I were their age, I’d be right there with them. The messier it is, the more fun there is to be had and thanks to OxiClean™ HD™ Laundry Detergent I don’t stress about the mess much anymore either.
Messy Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids
Here are a few of our favorite messy outdoor summer activities for kids.
Water gun painting
My youngest daughter LOVES making her daddy water gun art. It’s super easy and all you need is a squirt gun, plants, and a good aim. Just fill your water gun up with water, add your favorite color paint, and start shooting.
Water Paint Balloon Fight
I know, I told you they were going to be a messy, but it’s totally fun. It’s one of my kids’ favorite things to do when it’s hot out, lol. Kids love the messy stuff; and this is messy, fun, and super easy. Just fill water balloons with water and add a quick squirt of paint before tying them shut.
Anytime we let the kids have a water balloon fight they have friends over, which means I normally end up making a few hot dogs on the grill. I don’t know what it is but every child I know loves ketchup but they can’t seem to keep it off their shirts lol. I would be a huge ball of stress if it wasn’t for products like OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent helping me take care of all life’s little messes.
Glow in the dark slime:
I don’t let my kids make a whole lot of anything messy in the house if it is warm out lol. To make the glow-in-the-dark slime, all you need is glue, starch, and glow-in-the-dark paint. Mixing it together with your hands is the fun part. I admit it; this is one craft I can’t help but sink my hands into.
Slip & Slide
Okay, so my husband got the kids started on this one. I’m not sure where he got the idea, but the kids love it. Set up the slip and slide, turn on the water, and get the slip-n-slide nice and wet and spray on a bunch of shaving cream. Yes, it’s fun, slippery, and messy. Where can you go wrong? Everything all fun and games until someone comes inside with grass stains, DAD! Yes, my husband decided to go down the slide in his pants and white shirt. I’m just glad I had OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent to help me take care of the mess.
We all love mud pies, right? Let the kids have a bake-off to see who is the best mud pie baker of them all. Just a little tip, don’t trust your oldest to watch your youngest for even a few minutes while you run inside to get the camera. When there is mud and kids in the same area, things tend to get a little, well, muddy!
Make your puff paints
This is super easy and totally messy. Mix glue, shaving cream, and food coloring to make your puff paints. FYI-do this outside, and allow the puff paint to dry if you want to save the artwork.
When we camp-out in our backyard from time to time, I can’t wait to make glowing chalk to play with. It’s super easy to make. All you need is water, ice cube trays, glow in the dark paint, and a plaster of Paris. FYI – Make sure you have OxiClean™ HD™ Laundry Detergent on hand because while totally worth it, there is no way to avoid the mess.
Take the bikes and trikes mud bogging
Yes, this is another fun but messy outside activity from my husband, but the kids LOVE it. You can either wait until after it rains, or make your own mud puddle and let the kids do some mud bogging. They’ll love it, and you’ll be glad you have OxiClean™ HD™ Laundry Detergent for the clothing.
My kids are always outside playing in the pool, making mud pies, mud holes, spilling food on their shirts, wiping their hands on my pants, and all sorts of other stuff that’s never clean. Like many other parents, I’m faced with plenty of messes, especially with my two youngest girls. They are terrible, but they have so much fun playing in the mud, rolling around in the dirt, playing soccer in their pants I just bought them, and everything else that we do. I don’t have the heart to tell them to stop having fun so they don’t get dirty. We’re only children once, they should play hard and get nice and dirty. I used to stress the messes, but thankfully I started using OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent.
You got it, the only reason I don’t stress all the messes is because I know I have OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent that can take care of it. OxiClean not only helps me take care of all the stains from things like grass, dirt, fruit, chocolate ice cream, gravy, coffee, ketchup, BBQ sauce, Wine, Spaghetti Sauce, and even blood, but it also restores radiant whites, reveals vibrant colors.
I have used OxiClean products for years so I was super excited to learn about OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent and I have not been left disappointed at all. I use it on the kids clothing and they come out looking fabulous every single time. I’m honestly, still amazing at the power of OxiClean.
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