Best Bets for Summer Crafts
Keep your kids' hands busy with these fun art projects.
With kids out for the summer, parents are often in need of activities to keep their children entertained. Try these fun art projects and let your kids get creative.
In honor of Fourth of July next week, get your kids to learn to paint fireworks. All you need is paint, paper, scissors and old toilet paper/paper towel cardboard rolls. Glitter and the ensuing mess is optional.
Build a Fairy Garden
Squirt Gun Painting
Let your child express his inner Jackson Pollock. Buy squirt guns, liquid watercolors, and watercolor paper. Then head outside, pin paper to a tree and let your kid shoot ‘em up.
Make a Bird Feeder
You can keep it simple and use cardboard rolls/pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed. Or get crafty – use an old milk carton and get your child to decorate a bird’s house.
Sidewalk chalk is a parent’s favorite. It gets your kids outside and requires little to no clean up. Make mazes, tic-tac-toe games, and hopscotch designs. Or take your kids’ chalk art to a new level and try these fun ideas.
Headed to the beach? Collect shells as a family. Then, later, get your kids to paint them or try these fun ideas to transform your shells into masterpieces.
Make Flowers Out of Pipe Cleaners
Don’t have a green thumb? You don’t have to remember to water these pipe cleaner flowers.