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How To Survive a Three-Day Weekend: 15 Kids Craft Ideas

Ah the joys of long weekends. Kids look forward to them almost as much as birthdays and Christmas morning and parents look forward them … being over. Of course, three-day weekends present the opportunity to spend time as a family, bond and make memories. However, these days can also be filled with the sounds of fight children and choruses of “I’m bored.” Don’t let this happen to you and your family!

This Labor Day weekend, keep the kids happy and busy with a few of these fun kids crafts. Whether your little one likes to get dirty or prefers to stay clean, there are plenty of ways to make it a memorable three-day weekend.

Kids love creating items that can be worn or displayed. After all, what’s the point of crafting if you can’t brag about the finished product after it’s completed? Stay inside or head out and enjoy the last few days of summer – the choice is yours! No matter where you end up, be sure to take in the moment and enjoy. By the time the next long weekend rolls around, the weather will be chillier, the days will be shorter and the pool will be frozen solid.


Fun Kids Crafts To Keep Them Busy

Tie dye crafts are perfect for summer and since this season is on its way out, there’s no better time to create colorful crafts. Create tie dye lunch bags, t-shirts and even a drawstring laundry bag – it’s so easy. Kids will love getting a little messy and leaving an indelible mark on their most-used items. Kids can also use yarn and eco-friendly projects to create unexpected projects. Fun kids crafts shouldn’t require the newest, hippest craft supply or a trip to the toy store. Instead, use supplies you have lying around or dig into your recycle bin and get inspired.

  1.  Tie Dye Lunch Bags
  2. Flower Tie Dye T-Shirt
  3. Eco-Friendly Plastic Cup Flowers
  4. School Spirit Scarf
  5. 5 Yarn Crafts for Kids to Make
  6. Girl Stuff Tie Dye Bag


Looking for Easy Kids Crafts?

Use this long weekend as an excuse to make memories. Get outside and challenge the kids to a round of Soup Can Bowling – just be sure to use your own decorate soup cans and homemade “bowling ball.” While you’re at it, make your own chore chart or plates – it’ll make everyday activities like taking out the trash and setting the table so much more fun. And who could forget about friendship bracelets? This classic kids craft never goes out of style.

  1. Soup Can Bowling
  2. Denim Shorts Chore Chart
  3. Glow in the Dark Name Bracelet
  4. Spirograph Coasters
  5. Initial Name Plate


Summer might be ending, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the best aspects of the season. Instead, hold on tight and squeeze every moment out of the dog days of summer. Your entire family will cherish the time spent together and appreciate the little moments spent creating these adorable craft projects.


What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?