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Summer Crafts for Kids, Decor and More

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During the summer, the kids are out of school and you always want to take advantage of the time you have with them. But what will you do together? In these hard economic times when going on a weekend trip isn't always an option, summer crafting is the best solution! Work with your kids to create fun summer crafts to wear or decorate your home with. These are easy ideas for summer outdoor crafts or as a project for a rainy summer day.

 

Table of Contents

Our Favorite Easy Summer Craft for Kids

More Easy Summer Kid's Crafts

The Perfect Simple Summer Gift

Tips to Decorate Your Garden Together!

More Summer Crafting Ideas

 

Our Favorite Easy Summer Craft for Kids: The Be a Star Visor

Reach for the stars while you look cool!

Designed and decorated by Frances Lopez

Materials:

  • Tulip® Cool Color Spray™ for Fabric
    • FLSP1 Lemon Peel
    • FLSP11 Lime
    • FLSP2 Tangerine
  • ulip® 3D Fashion Paint
    • 65119 Diamond
  • Contact® Paper
  • Visor, yellow
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Instructions:

1. Draw four stars onto Contact Paper. Cut stars out with scissors. Remove backing paper. Place stars onto visor.

2. Spray Cool Color Spray randomly over entire front of visor where stars are. Let dry.

3. Peel off stars. Outline each star with glitter paint. Add a few dots randomly around stars. Let dry.

 

More Easy Summer Kid's Crafts

 

 

The Perfect Simple Summer GiftBeaded Barbeque Skewers

 

Sometimes you just need a quick gift during the summer, whether it's for a party favor, to celebrate a birthday or to bring to a friend's house for a barbeque. Why not choose an easy and creative gift you can make with your kids?

 

These BBQ Skewers can be used on the barbeque and are dishwasher safe. The beads should not be placed in an open flame or directly over red hot coals. These are also great for fruit kebobs – just cut chunks of fresh fruit, skewer them & chill until ready to eat!

Courtesy of Bead Studio



Materials:

  • store bought metal skewers
  • 20g craft wire – 1 foot per skewer
  • 4-5 assorted glass beads

Instructions:

  1. Make a spiral at one end of wire.


     
  2. Anchor wire to the skewer by wrapping about 3 times around. Spiral will be at the top in or near the loop.


     
  3. Add bead & anchor wire around skewer once or twice.



     
  4. Continue to add beads & wrap remaining wire around skewer to finish.

 

Tips to Decorate Your Garden Together!

 

Windsocks are easy projects that only require a few materials:

You can make your very own windsock with just some colored paper, decorative ribbon and clothespins to hang it from. Your kids can help you decorate your windsock while you cut the ribbon. Click here for the blowin' in the wind windsock project idea. 

 

Use what you've got:

If you have extra paint (that doesn't stain!) let your kids decorate the fence around the vegetable garden with it. They can make their own signs to label what you're growing too with just some colored markers and paper. If you have extra clay around the house, let them make their favorite animals in clay to put on the patio or in the garden. If you have an abundance of green clay, try making these cute clay turtles!

 

Make your garden unique and whimsical:

Add your own personal touch to your garden that will make your garden your own. Forget buying that expensive garden gnome! Try something like this bees and hive outdoor decor made out of terra cotta saucers.

 

More Summer Crafting Ideas

 

 
 

 

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