Staycation: Colorful Ice Cream Floats

Prudent Baby has the “scoop” on making colorful ice cream floats with the kidlets.

Staycation: Cardboard Puppet Theatre

Zakka Life has some great ideas for creating your own Cardboard Puppet Theatre.

Staycation: Paper Plate Hats

Make a variety of paper plate hats with the tutorial found at Alpha Mom.

Staycation: Can Phones

Make your own Can Phones with this tutorial found on Skip to My Lou.

Staycation: Puffy Paint in the Microwave

One Crafty Mumma has a unique activity idea involving homemade puffy paint and a microwave.

Staycation: 150 Play Ideas

Growing a Jeweled Rose has a fabulous list of 150 summer play activities to keep your little ones happily occupied.

Staycation: Rainbow Cookies

Lady Behind the Curtain has a recipe for making these yummy rainbow cookies – sure to bring cheers from the peanut gallery.

Staycation: Turtle Cake

iVillage has put together 100 Easy Kids Cake ideas – my favorite is this easy turtle cake.