Parents·Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 3, 201529 Summer Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline GeniusTake a vacation from irritation.by Morgan ShanahanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink BuzzFeed 1. Freeze aloe vera in ice-cube trays to instantly cool sunburns. examiner.com 2. Make an instant beach-safe diaper decoy. parenthacks.com 3. Create an easy DIY breakfast station for kiddos on summer mornings. loveandmarriageblog.com Love and Marriage Blog will show you how. 4. Keep baby powder on hand to remove damp sand from feet at the end of a long beach day. muminthemadhouse.com 5. Blow up a kiddie pool to keep blankets dry while watching fireworks or stargazing. thedatingdivas.com Damp grass? No problem. 6. Make drip-free ice pops at home by adding gelatin to the mix. thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com Get the recipe HERE. 7. Alternately, use a cupcake liner to keep dripping ice pops contained. remainsimple.tumblr.com 8. You can also use them to keep your drinks bug-free! popsugar.com 9. Equally clever? Make your own spill-proof cup out of Press n' Seal. lifeasmama.com 10. Get a thrift-store sheet and turn it into an outdoor canvas! callmemamaleisha.com 11. Use a shoe sorter to keep summer essentials organized in your trunk. kidsactivitiesblog.com See more at Kids Activities Blog. 12. Build this poolside drying rack. dumpaday.com Instructions HERE. 13. Add magnets to drinking cups so kiddos can keep themselves hydrated on hot days. funfamilycrafts.com 14. Turn your deck in to a giant game board. the36thavenue.com Let it lead to a day of outdoor activities! 15. Make giant bubbles! busykidshappymom.org See more at Busy Kids Happy Mom. 16. Keep the fun flowing with a bubble refill station. peninsulakids.com 17. Fill your cooler with frozen balloons to prevent a meltdown. onecrazyhouse.com Great for boxed drinks, which get soggy soaking in water. 18. Make your own DIY sundial, and watch time slow down. theoldschool.com Find out how! 19. Wash sand and dirt out of toy crannies in the dishwasher. Jim Bauer/Creative Commons Also a great way to clean shoes. 20. Use empty wipe containers to carry toys, food, games, and craft supplies on the go. plainvanillamom.com 21. Egg cartons can be used to tote fruit that bruises easily. Flickr: bochalla 22. Beat boredom with pre-labeled "activity sticks." artistshelpingchildren.org Brainstorm a bunch of fun ideas together and you'll always have inspiration on hand when boredom strikes. 23. Apple cider vinegar can calm itchy mosquito bites. Heike Rau / Getty Images Orajel or lemon juice will also do the trick in a pinch. 24. Easily create your own soap-boat racetrack. iheartnaptime.net Lean how at I Heart Naptime. (Aluminum foil can sub in for a wider racetrack.) 25. Convert a bead container to a customizable snack storage container. cleanandscentsible.com 26. Use old candy tins to make your own magnetic travel games. 733blog.com Learn how HERE. 27. Muffin tins make great condiment service dishes. yesterdayontuesday.com Also cuts down on dishwashing! 28. Keep your kiddo's suitcase under control by separating clothes by day. queenbeecoupons.com The ziplocks can double as wet bags for messy clothes needing to return home. 29. Bring a fitted sheet to the beach and say goodbye to sandy blankets. reddit.com Have a great summer! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF OLSEN-FH4EVER.TUMBLR.COM Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF OLSEN-FH4EVER.TUMBLR.COM Parenting Week is a week of content devoted to honoring the hardest job you'll ever love, being a parent. Check out more great Parenting Week content here. Andrew Richard Want great parenting tips in your inbox twice a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter!