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Bean Bag Game

By Needlework and General Crafts Contributor Emily from the blog Larkspur Cottage.

This lawn game is quick to put together, but great fun for all ages. Little bean bags can be used for a variety of games or open-ended play. Here just is one idea for how to use them!

Here’s What You Need:

Cut two matching squares out of your fabric. My squares are about 4×4 inches, but they could be larger or smaller.

    

Lay the squares right side together, and sew around the edge, leaving a gap to turn the bean bag right side out. Cut the corner points off and turn it right side out.

Fill your beanbag with rice. My beanbags aren’t completely full to give them some softness.

Hand sew the hole closed securely.

Repeat to make a few beanbags!

    

Here is a bean bag game idea: gather different sized bowls, and give each bowl a sign for a different number of points. Lay the bowls out on the lawn, with more points the farther away/smaller the bowl is.

Easy to set up and lots of fun for your next picnic!

Perler Bead Drink Covers

On nice summer nights, when it isn’t too warm, we have been enjoying our family dinner outside. It has been so nice, that is except when you go to take a drink and then notice a bug floating in it. Ugh, disgusting. So I broke out the Perler beads, and now am enjoying bug free lemonade!

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Toadstools

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So, mushrooms may be the food that I hate the most. Being a vegetarian, it can be a little difficult to hate mushrooms as much as I do, but I just can’t develop a taste for them. Mushrooms that you don’t eat, on the other hand? I love them, I think they’re adorable. That’s why I love a good toadstool project like these.

Pebble Fairy Mushrooms

Pebble Fairy Mushrooms

Both kids and adults can have fun making these toadstools to decorate the garden. Make them in classic toadstool colors or have fun coming up with your own color combinations.

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