Now that the kids are out of school and boredom sets in much faster, it’s time to find a few fun ways to keep them occupied. There is only so long they can play outside or watch TV before it’s time to find something new to do. Days get longer, bedtime gets later and the sun burns brighter, so why not ensure the kids stay creative all summer long. Here are some of our favourite summer crafts for kids.
Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Butterflies: Using things you have around the house, these adorable and easy butterflies will keep the kids occupied for hours. They can be turned into window displays, fridge magnets and more, and work for many age groups. Coffee filters, food colouring and pipe cleaners are the main ‘ingredients’ for this fun project.
Marshmallow People: Another fun craft using things in the house is marshmallow people. This particular one uses giant marshmallows for faces, or you can use toothpicks and mini-mallows to make people. Decorating them up with icing and food colouring is fun for kids of all ages, and the real treat comes when you get to eat them up!
Clothespin Caterpillars: This is a craft that’s been around for ages, and only requires a few items to complete. They also work great after for holding pictures on the fridge, or keeping paperwork together. Kids of all ages love creating these, and they can be done up in a variety of sizes and colours.
Bubble Art: Everyone loves bubbles! When you add colour and paper, the art that emerges is beautiful and abstract. Using bubble solution and watercolour paints, the kids can enjoy playing in the outdoors while creating a masterpiece. This is another project great for all ages.
String Art: Not only does this use balloons, a perennial favourite of kids, but it lets them get a little messy too. Similar to paper mache, string art can be turned into fun thinks like lanterns, bowls and more. The possibilities are endless, and with hundreds of yarn colours to be found, it’s a great prohect for any room.