For This Family, Spending Time Outside is #WhereFunBegins!

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We are pretty fortunate to be living in Southern California, where the sun is pretty much always shining. When it comes to having fun in the sun, it comes very naturally for us because we love to be outside. Whether we are at the park, going on a hike, playing tag, collecting sticks, or just watching clouds, we seem to have the most fun when we are outside. With Earth Day still fresh in my mind, I have been wanting to do a project with recyclable items, that the girls can use. I decided on a

DIY Kids Drink Holder

 that they can use while we are outside having fun.

Since we are always outside and in need of hydration, this mama's bag can get pretty heavy carrying everyone's drinks and snacks. I don't know how many times I have ended up carrying two extra little backpacks, this way, their cup holder is a easy enough for them to carry. Also, when their drink is gone, they can use the holder to carry the flowers, sticks, leaves and rocks that Mama usually ends up carrying. 

This is what you'll need:

Empty tin can (I used an empty vegetable can)

1 sq ft of Material or felt

Scissors

Hot Glue

Drill

Instructions:

Step 1. Clean out, empty and wash the tin can. 

Step 2. Drill two holes, one on each side of the can.

Step 3. Cut a strip of material, long enough to wrap around the can and wide enough to fold over the can. 

Step 4. Hot glue the material to the can, then fold the material to the inside and glue along the inside, you may cover the hole. 

Step 5. Poke a hole through the material that is covering the hole. 

Step 6. Cut a long strip of material, long enough to use as a strap to go over your kid's shoulder. 

Step 7. Stick the material through the hole and tie a knot on the inside. 

That's it! I glued another strip of material along the bottom of the can just to give it more color, but you could also allow the kids to decorate their holder with stickers or paint.

My little was pretty excited to take it out for a try. We went to the park after school and packed a fun lunch for a picnic. We always work up such an appetite when we are out for fun. 

Do you ever make fun lunches for the kiddos? I love to keep them as a surprise and then watch their faces as they open it up. This time I used their play-doh cutters to make small shapes out of their PB&J, and used them to top crackers. We also had yogurt, grapes, and a SunnyD to round out all of the food groups.

I remember the SunnyD commercials from when I was just a kid, and then as an adult, I loved the convenience of SunnyD, especially when alcohol was involved. Now, I have to say I was probably too happy to find the 24 pack at Sam's Club for $5.38 on the top of the aisle. 

The deal caught my eye for sure, and for that amount I thought it was perfect for team snacks,or class treats.  I have to say I was even happier when I realized these 6.75 oz bottles fit perfectly in their lunch box! Yay! If you are looking for more fun in the sun with SunnyD, you can check out more fun ideas at 

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