This classic baking soda and vinegar science experiment never gets old in our house—we just find new ways to put a new spin on an old favorite. Today we’re sharing this easy Fizzy Shapes Kids Science Experiment to show the reaction of a base and acid. We use some cookie cutters and plastic molds to form baking soda shapes, freeze them, and then watch the science happen as we mix baking soda and vinegar! [Read more…]
If you’ve got a LEGO lover at home, surprise them on their special day with this Lego Birthday Present Scavenger Hunt. The printable with clues is totally free! [Read more…]
If you love simple DIYs that have a big payoff, put these DIY Dryer Balls at the top of your project list! They’re made from wool yarn which helps save money on energy costs by shortening your laundry’s drying time. Go ahead and ditch those costly dryer sheets because these will help soften your fabrics and reduce wrinkles. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give your laundry a fresh scent! [Read more…]
I’ve always loved gardening whether it was vegetable gardening or tending to houseplants. Like most moms, I’ve never had as much free time as I would have liked to spend cultivating my backyard oasis, but with more time at home because of Covid, I’ve managed to step up my green thumb game. Whether it’s gardening, crafting, cooking, or any other hobby or task, the process is always more productive and satisfying when you have the right tools to accomplish your goal. These 5 Must-Have Gardening Tools will make your gardening time more constructive and enjoyable.
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5 Must-Have Gardening Tools
- Edward Tools Soil Scoop: This extra-large soil scoop makes repotting plants so much easier. It’s not a shovel, it’s a stainless steel ergonomic designed scooper that lets you move a lot of dirt from point A to point B. It’s a huge time and saver.
- Vigoro Heavy Duty Planter Saucers: Every plant enthusiast hates when water runs through the planter after watering their houseplant beauties. These Vigoro heavy-duty planter saucers are durable and come in different sizes. They’re also super cheap so I always keep a few extras on hand.
- Velcro One-Wrap Garden Ties: These cut to size strips are gentle on plants and are made from recycled plastic. The width and sturdiness make them perfect for staking everything from tomato plants to viny flowers and drooping houseplants.
- Fiskars Multi-Purpose Garden Shears: These garden shears really are multi-purpose! The stainless-steel blades let you cut plastic soil and fertilizer bags, landscape fabric, burlap, twine, light rope, wire, tape, and so much more. It also has a built-in scissors sharpener and a bottle opener. The shears even come apart so you can use the blades as a knife for cutting large objects.
- Miracle-Gro Fast Root: This powder is a dry powder rooting hormone that lets you transplant cuttings right from cut to soil. Take a 4-6” stem cutting, dip in the rooting powder, and plant right into moist soil. There’s no need to soak in water for weeks before letting roots develop.
Whether you’re an avid gardener or a novice, these 5 Must-Have Gardening Tools will help you get more done with less frustration. You’ll be able to spend more time admiring your plants and all the fruits of your green thumb!
What’s your favorite gardening tool? Which has saved you the most time or frustration? Please share in the comments section.
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