Summer is (almost) officially here! Who wants to be stuck inside all day when the sun is shining and the weather is warm? After a season of cold temperatures and crisp white snow, it’s a great feeling to finally head outside and breathe in the fresh air. In fact, you can really take advantage of the wonderful aspects of the season by heading outside and having a picnic! You can go alone, with a friend or with the kids – no matter what, there are so many ways to make your time outside super memorable.
Whether you know it or not, there are so many ways to create crafts for a picnic. Before you head out, you want to grab a few basics – a blanket, food and a bag to hold everything. Luckily, our latest free eBook, 12 Fabulous Picnic Craft Ideas + Restaurant Copycat Recipes, featured all of these things plus so much more. If you love to crochet, sew or craft with kids, then you’re sure to find a few fabulous projects. Also, we’ve included a couple of our favorite recipes from AllFreeCopycatRecipes – no need to pay for your favorite meals when you can make them at home! With this free eBook, a few craft supplies and your favorite ingredients, you can turn your next picnic into an afternoon of fun in the sun.
Craft Projects Included in the eBook:
Reusable Cloth Snack Bags – Picnics are so much fun but let’s face it – you can generate a lot of waste during your time in the sun. From plastic bags to paper plates and cups, there are so many items that can only be used once. Plus, it’s easy for those flimsy items to become litter. Save money on bags and create your own Reusable Cloth Snack Bags. Use bright, sunny fabric and Velcro for this project – it’s an easy sewing craft you can complete in an afternoon. Best of all, you can throw these bags into a child’s lunch or take them to a party – they’re so versatile!
Rolling Place Mats – If you’re new to the world of crochet, this is the perfect pattern for you. You can make a bunch of these practical Rolling Place Mats and throw them in your tote. This crochet pattern makes dining outdoors simple and easy. They also help keep your picnic blanket clean and tidy. You only need three skeins of each color to create this quick and simple crochet pattern, so there’s no need to drop big bucks at your local craft supply store.
Soup Can Bowling – Get kids involved in the fun by creating a game that they can take on the picnic. Dig into your recycle bin and reuse aluminum soup can to create your own blowing game. Paint helps turn the simple, unexciting cans into colorful and adorable pins. This activity is sure to keep the kids busy for hours. Let the kids express their creativity by allowing them to decorate their own soup can.
Bonus! Delicious Copycat Recipes to Make at Home:
Cowboy Corn Dogs: Is there anything worse than an empty stomach at a picnic? Don’t let this happen to you! Create these delicious corn dogs and pack them up in a handmade bag or container. This is a great snack option and tastes great with a side of ketchup. Plus, you don’t have to beg the kids to take a bit – this is a dish the whole family can enjoy.
Get inspired and get outside – that’s what summer is all about! Just be sure to bring a camera so you don’t miss a moment of your DIY picnic adventure! Download a copy of 12 Fabulous Picnic Craft Ideas + Restaurant Copycat Recipes today – it’s free!