You probably have such a list yourself — all the neat craft ideas and fun activities you’ve seen on Pinterest or read about otherwise on the internet. Well, here’s a list of the things I know my kids enjoy because we’ve done (most of) them before. I’ll be returning to these crafts and projects this summer, tweaking them and adding some new twists to keep it interesting.
Tie Dye T-shirts
Tie Dye kits can be purchased at amazon.com.
TP roll crafts
You can find a bunch of tp roll craft ideas for kids here.
And here’s a beautiful tp roll creation that I’d like to try to make and string into a garland to use as part of my window treatments!
I saw an idea for woodburning a monogram on to cork coasters here.
And take a look at these neat wood-burned wooden spoons.
Wood burning kits can be purchased at Michael’s, Wal-mart, or at amazon.com.
There’s an amazing web-site called That Artist Woman that is packed full of wonderful art ideas and tutorials for kids of all ages. Here is one we tried last summer.
Now here are some new projects I’d love to try (if we have time before summer runs out!).
I found an idea here for creating beautiful travel journals. Pick up the free brochures you can find at all the tourist destinations, cut and paste them into a journal, and jot down a few of the highlights. Fantastic idea! Have a look.
I think I’ll tweak that idea for my 3yo by cutting out pictures of animals we are likely to see during our trip, and letting her paste them into her own journal if/when we do see them.
Maybe the boys can make these wood slice flowers.
I’m hoping to be able to use all those extra plastic knives and the little round mirror I got at the dollar store to make a sunburst wall hanging for our camper.
And another idea for the camper: pony bead suncatchers
Whew! Not sure how many of these we’ll get to before we run out of summer. I’ll be sure to post the results of the ones we do. 🙂
(If you want more ideas, be sure to check out my boards on Pinterest. I’ve got loads of craft ideas, DIY home decor ideas, and more!)