Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 50

Hi there friends!  It's already that time again....time to share what we've been pinning and making from Pinterest.  Gosh, it really keeps me on my toes!  That's a good thing though.  :)

This week I'm sharing a fun activity for kids. Joy actually suggested this one and when I saw it, I knew Luke would love it!  It's an aluminum foil river of fun!

Here's the original pin:

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We had two partial rolls of aluminum foil on hand when we made it....one was the heavy duty (and a little wider) and the other just your normal everyday strength and width tin foil.  We used what we had.  I will say that the heavy duty works best.  It holds up to the water best.



As you can see in our pic, we had to use the actual cardboard tin foil box to reinforce our sides in a couple of places so they wouldn't collapse.  The heavy duty tin foil portion held its walls just fine though.



All you do is create the length of your river and fold up little "walls" on the sides to hold the water in.



Then get out those boats, sharks, jet skis, and all the other fun water stuff and let them go at it!  Luke had a great time with this!



Joy and I were sitting inside the house and we could hear him talking to himself the whole time!  He has quite an imagination.  I took a picture through the window as we watched him play.  :)



He played until he had to come in for supper.  We then folded up our aluminum foil and put aside for another day because he asked if we could save it and do it again.  Of course we can!  :)

So now it's your turn!  I hope you can link up something you've pinned and tried out from Pinterest.

And thanks to everyone for stopping by!  Have a great week!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥  

11 comments:

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

This was so much fun and such a good idea! :) It's the simple things that make a childhood awesome. :) Luke will probably remember this when he grows up! :)

Love you! I'm so proud of you for keeping up with Pinned It, Made It! Monday faithfully! 8!

Love,
Joy :)

LynnMarie said...

Simple idea that works for hours. What a win-win this idea is!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

It looks like he is having fun! I love how happy kids are with just the simple things.

Lori said...

This is a really neat idea! I wish Jamie was still little so we could give it a try. Luke has the sweetest face.

Laura Lane said...

Thanks for hosting this. I'm going to try really hard to pin and DO and share with you!

Laura
Harvest Lane Cottage

Holly said...

This is the neatest idea! I think I will try it for Darbee to play with her Barbies. They could always go rafting huh? :) Have a great day!

Jill said...

That is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it, Tammy.

Jill said...

Oh yes, I have this pinned too. I forgot about it. Thanks for reminding! We don't have any boats but we're gonna give this a try anyway.

Allison said...

I've always wanted to do that with Amy--I better check my foil. I'll be posting my Pinned It soon.

Tanya said...

How adorable! I love it! The innocence and pure joy he is having is absolutely a treasure! It just made my day!
Big hugs to you!
Tanya

We have been getting lots of rain and I'm really needing some good ole' sunshine again! :0)

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