Here is your 10 summer ideas for a summer full of activity,and fun!Make candy apples!
Hot Cinnamon Candy Apple Recipe
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups corn syrup
1/3 cup hot cinnamon hearts candy
1 cup water
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon red food coloring
6 of your favorite type of eating apple, medium size
6 wooden skewers (often found in the produce dept.)
First prepare the apples for candy coating by washing them and removing the stems. Take a skewer and stab it right into the middle of the apple at its blossom end, and repeat for each apple. Be careful not to poke the skewer through the other side of the apple though. If wooden skewers are unavailable, a Popsicle stick with one end sharpened can be used in a pinch.
In a small or medium sized saucepan set on medium heat combine sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon candies, and water. Stir and keep stirring until everything is dissolved. Then stir some more just to make sure it’s all dissolved. Once everything is dissolved, add cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and food coloring to the mix.
Now boil mixture to 300°F on the candy thermometer, or until the syrup is slightly brittle when tested in cold water. Remove from heat and quickly dip your apples into your candy coating and be sure to coat them well. Slowly twirling the apple will help spread the syrup over the apple.
Place them with the skewer pointing up on waxed paper or a greased cookie sheet and allow them to harden. They will be quite hot for a while so make sure you let them cool completely to room temperature before eating! Use sprinkles too make them look nice. Make paper airplanes,spend time decorating them.They will probably want to make more than one.Then spend some time flying them outside. Go fishing use an old stick attach a string onto the pole.Attach a magnet to the end of the string.Buy some dollar store stuff,or just use stuff around the house.Attach a magnet onto each item.Just put the stuff into a large plastic container, add a little water in it and blue food colouring too make it like the ocean.Then let the kid’s go fishing.Pennies work well too! If your really brave make a whole lot of jello.This is totally fun,and something the kid’s will not forget.Put into a small childs pool.The kid’s will play for hours.Add plastic cups,containers,and spoons.Just tell them not too eat it,but if they do so what! Rinse off with hose when your done.It’s also great fertilizer for the grass. Get a bunch of beads together,and strings.Let the kid’s make friendship bracelets,and necklaces.Put the beads into empty egg cartons for storage,and easy access. Have an icecream sundae day.Have about 5 different types of sprinkles,and let the kid’s decorate their sundaes.Don’t forget the chocolate syrup,and fresh fruit! Bake cupcakes or cookies and let the kid’s decorate them.Seperate icing into 3-4 bowls for different colours.Also have some small bowls with sprinkles.Let the kid’s go to work! Send some over for a neighbor! Try popsicle stick frames.Put out the glue,popsicle sticks,glitter, and paint. Let their imaginations run wild.Give them a few ideas try a shelf,frames,all different shapes,letters.You will be surprised what they come up with ! Get a big cardboard box usually available at furniture stores.Help the kid’s cut out windows and doors.Give them some paint or markers to decorate their new fort. Buy some cookie sheets from the dollar store.Let the kid’s paint them with acrylic paints.Attach a magnet onto the back.You can put them on the fridge as a message board,or in their bedrooms.Also attach magnetic letters on them for messages,or reminders.