Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Rag Wreath, Straw Experiment, and More

Ready for another social distanced weekend? Let’s do it!

San Diego Comic Con is on most comic lovers’ bucket lists, but it’s a tough one to get to, especially with kids in tow. This year, the live con’s been cancelled. San Diego’s loss is your gain! Comic-Con@Home will take place this weekend (actually, it’s 7/22-26) and it’s free and open to everyone! Visit panel discussions, the online exhibit hall, and more!

Getting kids to study science in the summer can be tricky, but when you make it a game, you stand a much better chance for participation. Enter A Really Long Straw, a STEM activity from Science Buddies. How long of a straw can you build that still works? Creating a long straw will keep the kids busy as they test out their creations, but it also gives them an opportunity to learn more about air and atmospheric pressure.

You really can’t beat making friendship bracelets when it comes to finding a quiet activity for a hot summer day. This site features 14 tutorials with different styles to make. There’s a Crazy Complicated pattern, spiral, ombre, and even a watermelon bracelet. At the end of the article, there is a list of color combinations that go together well.

Remember wanting to go outside to play with water but not being able to think of what exactly to do? This article features 99 different ideas! There’s everything from water gun games to a DIY sprinkler and sponge games to making a water wall. When there are nearly a hundred games, you know there are plenty of idea for the little ones, the big ones, and the whole family, too.


If you’ve recently done a closet clean out and ended up with a bunch of old rags, try turning them into a rag wreath! You’ll need to get a wire frame – the dollar store usually has them, or you can try a craft store or Amazon. Then cut the fabric into strips and tie it onto the frame. Kids will love having décor they made themselves to hand in their room or they can save the wreath for a holiday gift.


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