GOOD Summer Gift Idea

I know a lot of women that HAVE to get out each day during the summer. They take their kids to the pool or the movies, or the park just so they don’t stay holed up in their houses all day long. With four little kids, it’s not always the easiest for me to get out each day (plus, there always seems to be lots to get done around the house) so I’m constantly trying to think of fun things to do at home, especially cuz it’s so HOT outside.

Probably the most favorite thing my kids like to do is COLOR and make GAK. They color literally every day (we have a LARGE supply of crayons and paper) and we make GAK all the time! What I love best about it is that it’s not super messy and even the 2 year old can get in on the fun without it making a huge mess (although I warn not to let them get it on their clothes – that can be difficult to get off).

Any way, we’ve also had lots of play dates this summer with new friends that we’ve made here in Texas and the kiddos are always so excited to make GAK (also known as Goo) with them. I thought it would be fun to turn it into a little summer gift (modified from this Gak Gift Idea), especially for the little ones who are always exclaiming how BORED they are during the summer.

GOO'D Summer Gift Idea

{Get it?! Gak is also known as GOO, so I said GOO’d! LOL!}

Supply cost is minimal and the Gak can honestly provide HOURS of entertainment. If you’re looking for a fun gift to give to the kiddos or to the neighbor kids, here is what you’ll need to make this GOOd Summer Gift Idea.


– Container to put everything in (I get mine from the dollar section at Target)

– Plastic Container (for the Gak to go into)

– Gak supplies (2 bottles Elmer’s Glue, 1 tsp. borax, food coloring)

– Printables (found below)


Have a GOO'D Summer - 1

1. Gather all your supplies

Have a GOO'D Summer - 2

Have a Goo'd Summer - 1 Have a Goo'd Summer - 2 Have a Goo'd Summer - 3 Have a Goo'd Summer - 4 Have a Goo'd Summer - 5 Have a Goo'd Summer - 6

2. Download your Printables by clicking on the color you want above. Then right-click and SAVE it.

Open it in a program like WORD and re-size it to what you want. Print and Cut out.

Have a GOO'D Summer - 3

3. Add your print to the front of your box/container.

Have a Goo'd Summer - Gak Recipe

4. Also print the recipe card above by clicking on it and then right-clicking and saving. You can tie this to the outside with some ribbon or twine or print off and put in the container.

Homemade GAK Summer Gift idea that ALL kids will love!

5. Add everything to your box (gak container – where I put the food coloring and the borax in a plastic bag, bottles of glue and recipe).

Homemade Gak Gift idea. This is such a fun summer activity! { }

Have a GOO'D Summer Gift Idea - Fill with ingredients for homemade gak! { }


Cute and promised to entertain the kiddos for hours.

For more information about the Gak you can see the original recipe HERE.

Homemade Gak! This is the cheapest and best kid entertainment ever!! Recipe on { } #gak

Along with this fun printable gift, I want to make sure you see even more!

It’s that time of month for the Printable Club and for July we are sharing Summer Prints:

July Grid {Summer}

Awesome, right?

Click on the links below to check them all out!

#1) {The Dating Divas} – Everything you need to throw a fun “Getting To Know You” BBQ with your neighbors!

#2) {Somewhat Simple} – 4 different Summer themed party invites. Just print, fill out + send!

#3) {Whipperberry} – A glow stick or sparkler printable for your summer picnics or barbecues

#4) {Crafting Chicks} – Summer in the USA

#5) {Tatertots & Jello} – Printable Lemonade Stand bunting and signs.

#6) {L’il Luna} – GOO’D Summer Gift Idea

#7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} – Summer Reading Bingo Game – 24 FUN ways to get your kids reading this Summer!

#8) {I Heart Nap Time} – A fun and colorful summer gift label!

#9) {The 36th Avenue} – Adorable Nautical Journal and Bookmark Printables.

#10) {Paging Supermom} – Kids will have a blast with these free printable Water Gun Targets!

#11) {The TomKat Studio} – Adorable popsicle notecards and tags, perfect for summer!

#12) The Idea Room} – Make some fun and colorful ice cream cone wrappers for your next summer party! Sizes available for different cones.

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 Be sure to come back next month for 12 more great prints!


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  1. 4

    So so so so cute Kristyn! Love this.
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    Carolyn Biggin :

    Love the printables! Just want to let you know that the word container on the recipe card is spelled wrong.

    • 6

      LOL! WOW – that’s what I get for working on printables at midnight. Thx for the heads up. Just fixed it. :)

  3. 7

    So fun!! What a great gift for kids!! Love it!!

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