"We seldom get into trouble when we speak softly. It is only when we raise our voices that the sparks fly and tiny molehills become great mountains of contention."
- - Gordon B. Hinckley
July 26, 2013
Kids Bored? Time for Fun Summer Projects
by Dian Thomas

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It’s mid-summer and easy for the kids to get bored if they do not have enough to do. Here are fun summer projects that both kids and parents and grandparents can enjoy.

Pioneer Dolls: On this video, you will learn how to take unbleached muslin and make several different rag dolls. You can make either girl or boy dolls. The kids will have a wonderful time making these and playing with them through the summer.

Ant Farms: Those who like to get outside will find great fun in making an ant farm. If you live close to a place that you can go to find an anthill, you will be set. All you need is a large glass bottle with a plastic lid that you can punch holes in and an anthill.

Watch this fun video and you and see step by step how to make your farm, go out and find an anthill and get the ants in. When you find the anthill, shovel the dirt and ants into the container. For it to work you need to get the queen ant, and you cannot be sure until you give them a few days to work to know if you have succeeded.

It would be fun to have the kids read about ants from book you get at the library before building the farm. An ant farm can also be purchased from the Internet.

Kids’ Pizza Garden: It only takes about 6 weeks for a pizza garden to grow, so there is still time this summer for the kids to have fun making a pizza garden. In this video you will see step by step how to create the circle to plant the garden in. After the garden is planted the kids will have fun watering and watching the plants grow the rest of the summer. When the vegetables are ready you can make a pizza with the tomatoes, onions and peppers that were grown in your pizza garden.

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About Dian Thomas

Dian Thomas was blessed with the good fortune to be born near and raised in the remote, breathtaking Manti-La Sal National Forest in southeastern Utah, where her father was the forest ranger. She took the skills she learned in the outdoors and turned them into a New York Times best-selling book, Roughing It Easy. Her appearance on the NBC's "Tonight" show with Johnny Carson boosted her into the national media scene, where she became a regular on NBC's "Today" show for eight years and then ABC's "Home Show" for six years. After more than 25 years of media exposure and 19 books, she now shares her practical insights and wisdom with audiences who want to savor life.

A former Relief Society president, Dian is currently serving as a visiting teacher. Visit her website at www.DianThomas.com

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