Blowing the perfect bubble depends on equal parts science and magic. With a few twists of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing your technique. The best bubble solution is 10 cups water to 4 cups dish-washing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup.
Canvas sneakers are comfy and cool, but you may not find them in colors you want. Put a spring in your step by setting the shade yourself. With fabric dye, its a cinch to match them to your wardrobe or your mood.
Birthday cake, decorations, and gifts are only part of a successful birthday party -- planned activities are essential for keeping the children entertained. Making scrapbooks is a party project idea that works for children of all ages, and isn't strictly for girls.