Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

Our tropical weather is perfect for having fun in the sun! With warm weather comes the urge to stay out all day, but enjoying our summer-y climate doesn't always have to mean going out. With creativity and the right tools, you can bring the playful spirit of the outdoors into the comfort of your home!

Recipes For Outdoor-Indoor Fun


Make a banana split

Beat the heat with a creative twist on a classic dessert: the banana split! For this simple recipe, you will need two whole bananas, a few scoops of your favorite ice cream, nuts, and whipped cream. Don't forget to add a cherry on top! Make it your own by mixing different ice cream flavors, syrups, and toppings.


Play with bubbles

Bubbles are easy for kids and adults to blow away boredom on sleepy warm afternoons. Making homemade bubbles is a great way to relax together once all the day's chores are done. Create amazing bubble art by adding drops of food dye to your bubbles and blowing them on paper. 

You can even re-purpose a wire hanger and turn it into a giant bubble wand or experiment with pipe cleaners to make your bubbles even more impressive. The possibilities for a bubble party are endless! 

 DIY Bubbles

1 cup water 
4 tablespoons dish soap 
2 tablespoons corn syrup 
1 drop food coloring, optional

To make bubbles, mix water, dish soap, and corn syrup in a bowl. Add a drop of your choice of food coloring for colored bubbles!


Decorate your garage with chalkPlaying with sidewalk chalk

This recipe is for liquid chalk, so expect its consistency to be like paint. Once it dries, you and your family can enjoy the colorful street artworks you created in your garage!

Everything you need is already in your pantry: cornstarch, baking soda, food dye, and squeeze bottles. The best part? Clean-up is stress-free! Just a quick hose down, and your garage will be like new. It's a perfect opportunity to bond with the family and light that creative spark in your kids. 

 Sidewalk Chalk

1 cup baking powder
1 cup cornstarch 
Warm water, as needed
Food coloring, as needed

Squeeze bottles

To make sidewalk chalk, mix baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl. Add warm water until the mixture reaches the consistency of poster paint. Separate the mixture into several small bowls and add food coloring to get a color you want. Transfer the mixture into squeeze bottles and let your creative ideas run wild!


Activities For the Backyard


Have a pool party with your kids

Warm days can often be intense; before your kids start feeling restless and antsy, let them cool off by organizing a pool party! Don't let not having a pool at home stop you, with Royal's selection of inflatable pools and swim accessories, the whole family is guaranteed a chill afternoon! 


Garden with your kids

Nurture your child's green thumb by gardening together. It can be a great way to share practical skills and knowledge with your kids and get them to help around the house. They will learn to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors and how to care for the environment. It's the perfect alternative to video games and excess screen time. 

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