44 Things Every Kid Should Do Before Turning 8


No. 16: How to Make a Pom-Pom

  • Take a square of cardboard and wrap yarn around it. (The more you wrap, the fluffier your pom-pom will be.)
  • Gently ease the yarn off the cardboard and tightly tie the middle.
  • Cut the loops on both ends and fluff!

No. 30: How to Make Lemonade from Scratch

  • You'll need: 1 large lemon, 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, ice.
  • Make sugar syrup: Add sugar and 1 cup water to a pan and heat to boil; let cool.
  • For each serving, combine juice of half a lemon, 2 tablespoons sugar syrup, and 8 ounces cold water.
  • Add ice and serve.

No. 37: Make a Good Paper Airplane

  • Fold a sheet of paper in half, lengthwise, and crease well.
  • From top of rectangle, fold down 1/2 inch. Repeat, folding paper over itself, half a dozen times.
  • Fold down the top left corner, then the top right corner. Fold in half.
  • Form the wings by folding paper toward the crease.
  • Let 'er loose.

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