One of the things I am loving the most about this crazy mid year holiday called Christmas in July is that it sparks all kinds of very creative ideas, games, parties, y0u name it! Combining the 4th of July with Christmas is just one theme. There is certainly A LOT we can do with just that, and make it last all month long, but why limit ourselves like that?
Today I ran across these sn sn sno snowballs (it's just really hard to say in the summer in Minnesota!), and what I would have given to have had these when my boys were little! Or even as they got bigger!
In fact, I may pick up several bags of these and send them for Christmas....they are never too old for a good ol' fashioned snowball fight, and now its possible any time of year.
These babies are made out of a soft material that the manufacturer says
"feels like snow, no slush, no mess"!
Now, granted, part of the fun IS the slush and mess and being outside, invigorated by the cold. But, think of the smaller kids who get too cold out there. Or in places where it really is too cold to be out for very long. These snowballs make it possible, yes, to enjoy a snowball fight even in the middle of July, but think about the hours of fun (and exercise!) when the weather turns less than desirable. I think these little guys are total winners.
They are washable too. I bet the really handy folks among us could make them pretty easily, no? Here's a pattern just in case you are inspired!