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Summer Crafts For Kids

by CustomHomes on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Summer Crafts for KidsSummer is coming, which means that soon kids will be free from school and will need activities to keep them occupied. It’s a great time of year, but finding sources of entertainment can be tricky for parents with energetic kids. One avenue, however, that can offer many, many possibilities and a way to develop skills is crafting. Crafting is a fun endeavor both for children and adults like. There are an endless number of crafting potentials, it is something that can be worked on together, and it helps foster creativity and handiwork skills. Below are a number of ideas for projects that you can work on with your children.

A nature collage will involve spending time collecting trinkets from nature such as leaves, shells, sticks, and more. This will encourage kids to join in on walks, hikes, and observe nature more closely. After they have gathered what they like, the items can be glued or set in clay in a dry frame. If they want to add more color, they can then paint over the items they have collected.

Painting is always a favorite of many, and giving them an incentive, such as helping birds goes along way. Many DIY bird houses can be inexpensive, such as $8! When painting them, please be certain whether the paint you use is nontoxic, and avoid colors that are too dark to prevent from overheating them in the summer.

If you go to the beach this summer, collecting shells is a quaint way to pass the time. Walking with your children, talking, and helping them become more observant by finding shells is something they will love. Taking those shells back home can lead to further entertainment if you dye them, much in the same manner that you would dye Easter eggs.

End up having some leftover dye?Use it to make tie-dye T-shirts or pillow cases! This way your child will have a memento of this summer that they will always be able to look at.

Any spare tin cans you may have used, can now be turned into wind chimes. Falling back on the typical tools of crafting never hurts. Googly eyes, glitter, paint, glue, stickers, and anything else that you may think of will let your kids take full advantage of their creativity to decorate their cans in anyway they want. Once completed, you can string them up together so they overlap one another and make music in the wind.

There are many, many more possibilities that you can peruse from the first two links listed below. Crafts are meant to allow people to explore their creativity and handiwork, and so don’t be afraid of asking your kids themselves what sort of items they would like to create or work on, for they will certainly give you a great number of ideas.

https://www.care.com/c/stories/3344/62-summer-crafts-for-kids/

30 Must-Make Summer Crafts for Kids

Toddler Art Tuesdays: Painted Nature Collage (and Nature Art Roundup)


https://www.thespruce.com/bird-house-colors-and-painting-386632

Rainbow Sea Shells

Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com