Dragonfly Treasure: 2019
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Vapor Rub Shower Steamers


It's that time of year where viruses, 
colds, the flu, and other bugs rear their ugly heads.
Congestion abounds and you feel like your
 head is going to explode! 

I've been wanting to try these Vapor Rub Shower Steamers for quite some time. Since everyone in my household prefers showers instead of baths they sounded perfect.

They're easy to make, just drop one or two on the floor of the shower as you get in. They dissolve during your shower releasing the vapors to help clear your congestion.


You'll need:
Your favorite silicone mold
3 Tablespoons Vicks Vapor Rub
1 cup Cornstarch
5-6 Tablespoons water
Food colors of your choice (optional)


In a medium mixing bowl, add the cornstarch,  


Vapor Rub,


and 4 Tablespoons water. 


Stir well to mix the ingredients thoroughly.


If the mixture still seems too dry, add more water as needed (up to 6 Tablespoons) until a thick paste forms.


Drizzle 3-4 drops of food coloring (optional) into mixture 


and stir until you reach your desired color.


Transfer the vapor rub paste into your silicone molds



filling up to the top of each mold.


Freeze for 2 hours to allow the Shower Steamers to harden.



Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container or plastic zipper bag.



I keep mine in the freezer until ready to use.

Notes:   
These small silicone molds are the only ones I have, 
hence dropping 1-2 into the shower. 
If you have larger ones you would only need 1.



Other posts you may be interested in:
Spa Gift Basket
Sea Salt Bath Soak
Decongestant Shower Melts

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Making Key Chimes ~ Kids Craft


This is a fun and easy project for the littles! 
Not to mention inexpensive :)

We've been enjoying a late Fall here with temps still in the 70's.
Making the most of spending time outside while we can.

Sticks are always a magnet with little ones aren't they?
We decided to do something useful with them


After each choosing the "perfect" stick they were brought in


The painting began


Each had to be the perfect color ;)


Some pretty unique colors came out in mixing and creating 


While the sticks dried, they painted the keys.
 I tied the strings onto the sticks for them


Added a drop of Super Glue to each knot


Let everything dry thoroughly



They keys were added to the bottom of the strings


Each string received a beautifully colored key


Here they are in all their glory!


The littles were so excited to hear them tinkle in the breeze!


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