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Beach Party Jello Cup Snacks

Melissa Bastow

Tags recipes, snacks, summer

Beach Party Jello Cup Snacks

Nothing screams summer louder than a beach party (and it doesn't even matter if you're ON a beach during the party)!  These super cute jello cups are the perfect treat to serve at any party, dinner, or hot summer day.  Because they are absolutely the most adorable summer treat ever. Here's what you'll need: 2- 3oz. boxes Jell-O, Berry Blue Flavor 1 pkg. Honey Teddy Grahams 2 boxes Rainbow Nerds 10 Clear Plastic Cups 1 pkg. Gummy Lifesavers 1 pkg. Airheads Extreme Sourfuls 5 Drink Umbrellas Optional: Gummy fish/Gummy Sharks Directions: Prepare the Jell-O according to the package directions.  Pour...


Printable Takeout Box to Brighten Your Day

Melissa Bastow

Tags birthdays, printables, summer

Printable Takeout Box to Brighten Your Day

This printable takeout box will brighten your day with it's cute crab and gift-ability.  It's easy to put together and makes a super fun gift for a friend or someone who needs a smile.  And it's good for all sorts of occasions - birthdays, bbqs, no reason at all... To make this takeout box all you need to do is print the page on white cardstock and cut around the image.  Then fold on all the lines.  Adhere the entire side flap and stick the bottom together with your favorite adhesive.  You can add a ribbon, pipecleaner, string, or wire...


YW Girls Camp Printables

Melissa Bastow

Tags printables, religious, summer

YW Girls Camp Printables

I'm a Mormon and every summer our church has a camp for all the girls ages 12-18 in our congregation.  It's super fun for the girls - they get to learn a few camping skills and go on hikes, but the best part is getting to hang out with friends, doing crafts, and growing their testimonies of Jesus Christ.  I always had excellent experiences at girls camp when I was a teenager. This year I helped plan our camp and sent everyone off with a fun "Girls Camp Survival Kit" that I created.  (I was supposed to attend the whole camp...


4th of July Sparkler Printable

Melissa Bastow

Tags patriotic, summer

4th of July Sparkler Printable

This cute 4th of July printable wraps around a little box of sparklers (the size that comes wtih 5 sparklers per box).  They look great decorating a table for an Independence Day BBQ and still allows access to the box opening so the sparklers can be used by your guests later. It's easy to cover your sparkler boxes - just print the page on white cardstock and cut out the covers.  You can fold on the dotted lines to give your edges crispness, or if you're in a hurry you can just wrap it around the sparkler box straight away....


Ice Cream Math Match Printable

Melissa Bastow

Tags educational fun, summer

Ice Cream Math Match Printable

This fun math printable will help practice subtraction skills.  It makes a great homeschool activity, or something fun to do at math centers.  Have your child cut out the ice cream and cone pieces and match the subtraction problem with the correct answer. (Coloring the ice cream before the pieces are cut out is also a good idea!) To get this free printable just right click on the image below and select print or save.   You can also get some super cute ice cream clipart in our shop in color and blackline to use in all of your summer...