Now that summer is very much here, you are probably wondering how you’re going to keep your kids occupied before it’s time for them to go back to school. As a parent, you probably don’t want them to be sitting in front of the TV or staring at their phones for the duration of the summer. So, here are some summer craft ideas that you can keep them occupied with instead.
The summer is all about doing things outside and experiencing nature. You can combine these things with a craft idea by creating a bird feeder. They can be made from cardboard. All they need to have is a way of holding the bird feed and an opening that birds can land on and access the feed from. They’re very simple to make, and they can be decorated by your kinds in full colours and patterns too.
Origami is so fun and cheap, and maybe we overlook it. But it’s great for your kids to take an interest in this during the summer. They can start by creating some paper planes for racing in the garden. Then, they can move onto more elaborate ideas if you encourage them and provide them with instructions that they can use and follow.
Garden bowling sets are a lot of fun, but why spend money on one? Instead, you can get some old bottles, have your kids paint them and make your own set. They work just as well as a bowling set that you could buy in a toy store. And you can occupy your kids by having them make them. Kids love using paints, so it’s a good thing to devote some of your time to. And they will have something to use at the end of it all.
There is something inherently summery about dip-dyed t-shirts, and that’s something that you should embrace. Kids love messing around with dyes and clothing; just make sure you’re there to oversee things when this is happening. When the fun is over, your kids will have a shirt of their own with a dip-dyed pattern that is unique and interesting. It’s a fun way to fill an afternoon, and the t-shirt will give them something to remember this summer by.
Tote bags are very much in style, and even kids can make use of them. So, why not make your own? Your family could make one each, and because of the materials used to make them, they’re really easy to design and customise. That has to be a good thing for you and the kids. They can make their bag look exactly how they want it to, and it allows them to unleash their creativity. You can use stamps, paint and all kinds of things things to make something unique.
Each of the craft ideas mentioned and discussed gives your kids something fun and interesting to do. So, make the most of them and have a summer for your family to remember.