How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.
DIY Popsicle Memory Game This one works for me on so many levels. a DIY Popsicle Memory Game which LOOKS good enough to eat! I have very fond recollections as a child sitting down an and playing adhoc memory games…
SUMMER THEME Puffy Ice cream- glue and shaving cream. Also, leave paint white and paint on black ghost shapes for Halloween. Remove eye and mouth holes with q-tip or black paper ovals will stick to glue/shave cream mixture
Butterfly swap: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (II Corinthians NKJV) DIY Folded Paper Butterfly with tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
spaghetti (colored with tempura paint) painting: the children reach in, grab a handful and fling it at the paper on the wall. Some will stick and some will fall. Its great to start while the spaghetti is still warm because it feels so good.