Need some summer craft ideas to keep the kids busy this summer? We have them for you! I thought I would go ahead and round up a list for you now. My kids only have a week left of school so now is the time to start planning some activities to keep them busy! Get your supplies now so you will not be left with hearing “I’m bored” all summer long.
Slime for kids is a hot new trend. Everyone seems to want to play with fun slimes made from household ingredients. I had this idea for ocean slime for summer and thought I would share the recipe here. However I have seen some articles online where slime with Borax in it is burning some kids. I tried a BUNCH of recipes without the ingredient and finally landed on the one below. Hopefully you will find it helpful and can make a batch with your kids this summer!
Summer is almost here and this kite craft makes a great activity while the kids are out of school. You probably have everything on hand that you need to make these as well. That is my kind of summer activity! So read on to learn how to make a kite with a paper plate.
You too can make this hand print art for Father’s Day. It is so simple y’all! This one is perfect for kids of all ages but especially those of you with babies and toddlers. Add those hand prints to a piece of art and never forget just how small those hands were!
I am infatuated with watercolor projects. They are so easy to make and they look amazing. This die cut watercolor art is actually easy enough for kids of all ages to make themselves. That is why I am including this one for Craft Lightning Mother’s Day. I love a quick and easy project that kids can make and that looks amazing hanging in any room. If you have missed any of the fun this week, catch up with the projects from day 1. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the 15 minute Mother’s Day crafts from today.
These terra cotta bunnies are easy to make and are perfect to give as Easter gift baskets. Make them with your kids or as a special hand made gift!
Easter is the middle of April this year but when you think about it that will be here like a flash. Is it just me or does time seem to speed up as you get older? The realization that Easter is literally just around the corner did make me get started on some crafts. I made these cute Easter gift baskets that you can give to your kids. You can even get the kids to help you make these terra cotta bunnies![Read more…]
Make a mason jar leprechaun for Saint Patrick’s Day. Trust me…you will love this little guy. It is perfect for adding in a gift or just for adding a little Irish spirit to your home. Plus he is actually really easy to make. Just follow along below.
A toddler busy bag is a great way to keep those little ones busy as you run errands or spend time in a waiting room. I came up with these truck shapes as a simple way to make a busy bag for your children or even grandchildren. Just grab a few supplies and you can make your own busy bag for toddlers or even preschoolers in just minutes. Please note that this is intended for children three and over because of the small pieces. This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed however I am posting it here in case you missed it.
Painting toy wood instruments can be a great gift idea that comes from the heart. Plus it is easy and inexpensive….that is my kind of craft idea! Grab your instruments and get started on some gifts for the kids in your life today. They will love this gift. Want to change it up? Let the kids paint their own instruments for an afternoon of fun.
I love celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss with my kids and this year we will be making these cute Lorax pretzels. You can find the recipe below for these quick and easy pretzels that are perfect for enjoying at home or sending to school. Most school celebrate Read Across America Day and these pretzels are the perfect treat for the party. A quick and easy treat idea that Dr. Seuss himself would love.