Risky Pins: The Drought Edition

Is it super dry where you live, too?  I don’t know about you, but I have so many activities I’ve pinned or saved for a rainy day … and the rain never comes!  We also have water restrictions where we live, so we’re limited on outdoor water play unless it involves going to the pool.

Here are a few cool things I’ve pinned lately that would great activities to beat the heat or the boredom that invariably sets in over the summer. Pinned anything risky lately?  Add a link in the comments to your pin!  And be sure to follow us on Pinterest – we’re theriskykids.  The more the merrier (and riskier!)

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Are your kids fans of the Fruit Ninja app?  Mine love it, and would totally dig some live action Fruit Ninja.  They’re pretty much always up for something that involves hitting things with swords, but add water and you have a recipe for summer awesome.

Source: Love Them Madly via The Risky Kids on Pinterest


This newspaper fort would be a great way to build a nice little nook for reading or escaping from siblings.  Heck, I think I might build my own … maybe even put a little minibar in there.

Source: Modern Parents Messy Kids via The Risky Kids on Pinterest

Have any Hunger Games fans in your house? Make a bow and arrow for under $1.  It also involves a trip to the hardware store, which is always a good diversion during the dog days of summer.

Source: Sugar Bee Crafts via The Risky Kids on Pinterest


I’ve always wanted a balance board for the kids, but could never convince myself to spend the money.  Love this tutorial for making your own, with materials you probably already have on hand.

Source: elsie marley via The Risky Kids on Pinterest


Next time I go thrifting, I’m keeping my eye out for a blender.  I’m not sure Eli’s ready for it, but I know Elena would love it.  She loves coming up with her own concoctions both outside and in the kitchen.  And if she breaks it?  A new appliance for Eli to dismantle!

Source: mamascout via The Risky Kids on Pinterest


If you’re on Pinterest let me know so I can follow your boards!