Barbecues on warm summer evenings. Picnics in the park. Hot afternoons, lazing around at the shoreline. Flip flops! You love it all! And wouldn’t you know, there are huge amount of DIY summer projects you can make for each adventure!
Summer is the great time for parents, nannies, grannies & kids. With the kids out of school for the summer, they will have extra time to craft. These Summer Crafts are sure to spark some creativity and cure the summer boredom. Best of all, doing crafts with your kids is a great way to get the entire family together and have some fun!
Magnetic Wall Craft
If any rooms in the house call for innovative turn, it’s your children’s. Take advantage of the opportunity and make the perfect personal hideaway that your children will love. Make a giant magnet wall with Rust-Oleum Magnetic Paint at a store and it will feel like a heaven. Kids shall love it and play with it all the time.
There are plenty of indoor preschool crafts out there, so even the littlest never have to be left out. Be prepared to show your artwork with these super adorable clothespin airplanes, a magnet on the back or a string on the wall will make an incredible landing strip for your kids’ airplanes holding precious, handmade cargo.
Beach Themed Crafts
Bring the beach to life at home with a small beach craft. Painted sea shells make beautiful picture frame adornments, jewelry, paper weights, and so on. A paper plate aquarium adds depth to your standard picture drawing. Alongside your mini beach, make a mini-lighthouse for those late night sleepovers or a beach themed bedroom or party.
Bring the beauty of nature indoors with this bird’s nest craft. Bead caterpillars build motor skills and keep little hands busy. This Butterfly feet craft is another way to make something sweet out of those pudgy impressions. A leaf sun-catcher can be modified in so many ways. Try shades of green for the leaves, or shapes of flowers, fish, rainbows, etc.
Popsicle bracelets are all the fun of friendship bracelets, but easier for younger kids and unique for older. Color them, paint them, wrap them, wear them, and share them! Convey new life to old shoes with this balloon flip flops tutorial. Birthday parties, outings, or just a boring summer day can be made extra special when you can make wearable crafts for the event.
Chalkboard Table Craft
Take summer enjoyable to a new level with this easy DIY chalkboard paint recipe! Give any small table a fresh new look and a second life with a coat of Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalkboard Paint. Simply apply a coat with a brush or spray can, gather some chalk, and let the nonstop creativity ensue. Bring the fun indoors by painting a bedroom wall with the same paint.
You know, back in the days when you were a kid and it didn’t matter what you were wearing. And if it was super-hot, you didn’t even notice. You were just happy to be playing outside. Ah, those were good times of summer!