Who doesn’t want to be seen as a super-cool mom? Of course, your natural charm probably goes a long way in having your kids want to go RV camping with you! There are times, however, when you want to do something out of the ordinary, leaving your children amazed at just how cool you are. Here are two easy activities to do the next time you are on a camping trip with your kids. After all, camping is the time to relax and let kids see the fun-fun-fun side of your personality.
Have a Sparks Party
Simply buy a package of Wintergreen lifesavers before your camping trip. Then, at night, find a place that is totally dark, either inside your RV or at the campground, away from outdoor lights. Give your kids a lifesaver to put between their front teeth. After a very dramatic countdown of “3-2-1” bite into the lifesaver. “Sparks” will fly!
Build a Super Spit Sculpture
If that isn’t enough fun, have your kids get creative with one of the easiest and weirdest craft projects of all time. Before your camping trip, stop by an office store such as Office Depot or Staples and buy a bag of biodegradable packing peanuts. These look like Styrofoam peanuts but are made from 100% cornstarch.That’s where the fun starts.
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Set out the biodegradable peanuts on a picnic table and tell your kids they can make any kind of free-form sculpture they want with these peanuts. They simply pick one up, lick the end and stick that piece to another peanut. It binds! All you have to do is “lick and stick” the pieces to make a sculpture. I’ve had kids make hats, crowns and necklaces from the peanuts. Your kids can even safely put a peanut in their mouth and have it completely dissolve. The fun doesn’t end with creating sculptures; after you get tired of seeing this Spit Sculpture, take squirt guns or spray bottles filled with water and shoot at the sculpture. It totally disintegrates! This is also a great rainy day activity since kids can make the sculpture inside the cozy RV. Then carry it outside and watch the rain dissolve the sculpture.
Who needs video games when you can have a Sparks party and create a Spit Sculpture?