10 Fun Uses for Kool-Aid {Enter to Win a Year’s Supply &More!}

When Shane started school on Monday, it was hard to admit that he’s growing up & going out into the real world- if only the 4-year-old version of it. But there was a huge silver lining: now I get to do some of the fun things I wasn’t able to before he started school, like volunteer in his classroom & make him after-school snacks!

Kool-Aid Pitcher

He’s only going to school 3 days a week {for a half day each time} but on those days, I get to ask him about his day & listen to his stories about new friends. I can hear all about what he’s learning- including songs that he sings to me in his sweet little voice. I can fill his belly with his favorites & some of my favorites from my own childhood as well.

Kool-Aid Popsicles

Today after school, I had some Kool-Aid popsicles ready & waiting for him! He would have also loved the Kool-Aid as a drink in a glass, but it’s still crazy hot out here & it’s been humid thanks to the on-again, off-again rain. So I figured a popsicle would be a great way to cool off after school! It’s crazy easy to make them, too- just make your Kool-Aid according to package directions, and fill up whatever kind of popsicle mold you have. Freeze for a few hours & ta-da!

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Whether you’re sending a thermos full of Kool-Aid in your child’s backpack or trying to come up with the yummiest afterschool snacks {or drinks to go along with it!}, Kool-Aid has you covered. Down below you can enter to win a Kool-Aid back-to-school prize pack, which includes a year’s supply of Kool-Aid products, a vintage Kool-Aid t-shirt, and a $50 Walmart gift card to help you get whatever items or snacks you need!

What else could you do with a year’s supply of Kool-Aid?

9 Uses for Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid Frosting // Kool-Aid Ice Cream // Kool-Aid Popcorn //
Kool-Aid Lip Gloss // Kool-Aid Play-Dough // Kool-Aid Snow Cones //
Kool-Aid Rock Candy // Kool-Aid Slushie // Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn

If one of these piques your interest {or you just love the sweet taste of Kool-Aid like I do} then you don’t want to miss this giveaway! Click on to enter using the simple form below. Good luck!

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A Cute & Easy Father’s Day Gift Idea! #ExpressYourself

Now that Mother’s Day is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about how to make Dad feel special! I love giving handmade gifts for holidays, but I’m not very crafty, so I decided on a ridiculously easy & fun craft that kids of any age can do!

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Depending on your child’s age & level of skill, you can choose to make a specific pattern or design {like polka dots or stripes} or you can do like we did & just let your kid have at it & scribble all over the mug.


I first wrote “Happy Father’s Day!” & then let Shane just go crazy. The Painters Markers are non-toxic but can stain, so I supervised him of course, but I didn’t give him any instruction on how or where to draw. I wanted it to truly be his creation as that makes it so much more meaningful for Dad!

fathers day gift idea

Just add some nice pens or even some wrapped candies & it’ll make the perfect desk decoration and reminder of your child’s love!

{Note: The mug is intended to be used for decoration purposes only. While the Painters Markers are non-toxic, they are still not recommended for use with food or drink.}


The Painters Markers are a great option for use with young kids because they dry almost immediately, meaning no smears or smudges from tiny fingers!

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Shane had a blast & loved that he got to use both his favorite color {green} & Daddy’s favorite color {blue}! &You can get whatever colors you want, too- Elmer’s Painters Pens are now available at Walmart in “open stock” style- meaning rather than buying a 5-pack of predetermined colors, you can pick up individual markers in a variety of colors and tip sizes for only $1.97 each! The selection of colors at our store was still small because it’s a new feature of the markers, but I’ve seen other people whose stores have a whole rainbow of colors!


The Markers would be great for lots of other projects, too! They are acid-free, which makes them perfect for scrapbooking & journaling, and they work on all kinds of surfaces, like wood, plastic, clay, glass, metal, foam board, fabric, and terra cota. They come in three different tip sizes as well- Fine Tip, Medium Tip & Chisel Tip, so you can find the perfect sized pen for your craft!

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The Elmer’s website has a cool feature that gives craft ideas for whatever occasion you choose, so whether you’re looking for more Father’s Day ideas or a gift idea for something else, they’ve got you covered!

&Be sure to check out Elmer’s on Facebook & Twitter for more inspiration!

Susie’s Note: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric. All experiences are authentic & all opinions are my own.

Get Crafty with Factory Direct Craft!

Well, it may be another two weeks until it’s official but based on the weather we’ve been having, I’d say Spring is here! Between the eggs hatching, flowers blooming & sun shining, I’m really excited to start decorating my house for Spring & Easter!

I have some cute go-to decorations for Easter but every year I like to make something as well. Last year, Shane & I finger-painted & used stickers on some plastic eggs, and the year before that I made a little scene thing that had a little yellow chick with some glittery eggs & some grass- nothing fancy, but very fun to make & I loved looking at it!

I’m already coming up with ideas for what to make this year after browsing all of the craft supplies at Factory Direct Craft! I spent way too long looking at their kid craft items as well but since Easter’s in a month, I was more focused on their super cute Spring products!

spring craft supplies

This is just a SMALL sampling of what I fell in love with- & I’m having a really hard time narrowing it down & choosing which to get! Their prices are so good, that I could buy every single one of those items for under $30- for $27.42, to be exact! The only reason I even need to narrow down my choices at all is just because I don’t have time for all these cute goodies!

They also have really cute baskets that could make a really cute Easter basket- and they have 49 different kinds so surely you can find something perfect for the Easter Bunny to bring to your house!

If you’re feeling inspired but don’t know what to make, look no further than the Factory Direct Craft blog! They have project ideas & tutorials on everything from Leaf Print Easter Eggs to Thumb Print Bunny Cards to the super cool Message in an Egg!

message in an egg factory direct craft

So if you were bitten by the crafting bug like I was, hop on over to Factory Direct Craft for inspiration, tips, and great craft supplies at great prices!

Susie’s Note: I partnered with Factory Direct Craft to bring you this post.  All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

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