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Showing posts sorted by relevance for query summer. Sort by date Show all posts

Monday, May 16, 2016

Uber Cute Origami Mermaid

Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  I recently signed my son up for swimming lessons and realized... oof! Summer is right around the corner!  That means that it's time for... summer crafts!  Woo hoo!  And what better way to inspire some summer crafting.. then this uber cute origami mermaid?    Yup.  Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos!

How to Fold an Origami Mermaid!

fun summer origami for kids- fold an origami mermaid
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Paper Plate Crafts

It just hit me this morning that July 4th is next week.  Next week. Summer is just flying by!  Ahhhh!  So I feel the need to do some summer crafts and that's why I made these super easy paper plate crafts.  I dunno about you, but when I imagine summer, I see outdoor picnics, grill outs, and beach adventures.  These activities usually involve disposable paper plates... which are such a great item to craft with because they're super cheap and super versatile.

Fun Summer Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Easy Summer Paper Plate Kids' Crafts (Mask, Watermelon + Doughnut Purse)

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So these are my summer inspired paper plate crafts.  They're super easy to make, colorful, quirky, and just scream SUMMER FUN!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello Summer! Let's have a Tie Dye Party!

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Ah, summer, sweet summer.  Nothing screams summer to me more than sunny weather, grill outs, fresh watermelon, and tie dye!   I recently received a free box of tie dye curtesy of  I Love to Create's Tie Dye Your Summer campaign... and I couldn't wait to try it out!

How to host a tie dye party with friends

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Magical COLOR CHANGING Bracelets

Ok. I am seriously IN LOOOVE with today's jewelry craft.  It's easy, great for all ages, involves a science component, AND it is the ultimate summer craft.  Don't believe me?  Well, tada!  We're making magical COLOR CHANGING beaded bracelets.

Yup. You read right.  Whoa!

Amazing and Magical Color Changing Bracelets!

Color Changing Bracelets-  Bracelet looks one way inside... and changes color in the sunlight!  The ULTIMATE spring and summer craft for kiddos!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sparkly Sand Castle Art

Hello everyone!   How has your summer been so far?  Visited the beach yet?  Well... today's craft is a beach-inspired one. Today we're sharing a fun sand castle summer craft.  All you need is some sand and some glue and tada!  You've got an easy breezy summer art project perfect for kids for all ages!

Let's Make Some Sparkly Sand Art

sparkly sand castle art - great kids art project
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Camp No Sew Felt Pillows

It's time for another easy summer kids craft! Awhile back I tried out a box from Little Loving Hands and made a cute no-sew felt tie heart pillow with my son.  It was so fun making that easy pillow that we made another!  Today I'm sharing these two adorable no-sew felt lion and sun pillows!

Here's the lion pillow....

no-sew felt lion tie pillow for kids

Monday, March 7, 2016

Colorful Flip Flop Artwork

We love, love, LOVE easy kid art ideas.  While dreaming of warm, sunny, summer weather, my preschooler and I channeled some good-time summer vibes with this super cute and fun colorful flip flop artwork!

Colorful Flip Flop Artwork  

Colorful Flip Flop Art- Great Spring summer art project to do with the kids
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Make Sand Dough Sculptures and Ornaments

Whenever we go to the beach and build with sand, I always feel slightly sad knowing that our creations will eventually wash away.  Do you ever feel that way too?  I recently found this great book at the library Kids' Crazy Concoctions (affiliate link) that shared a recipe for making homemade gluten free sand dough!  Yup.  You just need 3 ingredients to whip up a batch of this stuff.  Then, once you're done making your creations, wait over night and they'll dry nice and hard.  Isn't it cool? You can make your very own long-lasting sand dough sculptures and ornaments!

Make Sand Dough Sculptures and Ornaments!

Make sand dough! Great way to bring summer into kid's play
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Weaving Cute Baby Turtles Using God's Eye Weaving Pattern

Looking for some fun and unique summer crafts to do with the kiddos?   Me too! School is almost over and I've got summer crafts on my mind!  Today I'm sharing this fun twist on a God's Eye weaving craft.  (Remember collecting sticks and making those in summer camp?)  But, instead of making the traditional 2 stick version, we recently made a fun 3 stick version.... that also happens to look like a tiny baby turtle!

(Aww, aren't they cute?  My preschooler was in looove with these.)

Weaving Cute Baby Turtles Using God's Eye Weaving Pattern

How to make popsicle turtles using three sticks and God's Eye Weaving Pattern

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Easy Kirigami Fish Craft

Howdy! For those of you living above the equator-- how's summer so far?  I'm slowly recovering from illness (hooray!)  Our days are packed with swim classes, trips to the library, play dates, and night time walks.  Is it just me, or is summer just as busy as the rest of the school year?

Lately, I honestly haven't had the time (or energy) to craft.  (Do you ever feel that way too?)  Well, in case you wanted a quick, summer craft to do with the kids, I'm sharing this easy kirigami fish craft today!  I've always enjoyed paper cutting and folding crafts, so I thought this was a really great way for young children to get creative with scissors and paper too!

Let's make some Kirigami Fish!

Easy Kirigami Fish Craft for younger children

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Capturing summer in an instrument

Summer is swiftly rolling by, as evidenced by the shorter days, cooler nights, and the abundance of "back-to-school" sales.  Hubby and I are trying to savor these last weeks of good weather and freedom by stuffing ourselves with Michigan fruit and ice-pops.  Lately, I've also been listening to people play the ukulele.  Whenever I hear that happy strumming, I think of smiling people and summer island living.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easy Pom Pom Shooter (Made in less than 10 minutes!)

Lately my son has been obsessed with this DIY pom pom shooter.  Not that I blame him.  It's got a pretty sweet trigger.  Simply press down on the clothes pin.  The rubber band then releases, flinging pom poms into the air.

And you wanna know the best part about today's craft?  You can make one yourself in less than 10 minutes.  Cool right?  Wanna know how?  Keep reading to find out!

Easy Rubber Band Pom Pom Shooter Toy - Super Fun STEAM project to craft with kids.  You probably already own all the materials!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watercolor Painted Paper Lanterns (with Jellyfish too!)

I am a sucker for kids watercolor art and crafts.  They're colorful, easy to set up, easy to clean up, and give us such bright and happy results.  (Plus, who doesn't love watching colors blend with one another?  It's pure magic.)  Today I'm pulling out another watercolor craft that will look just beautiful decorating your home this summer.  Tada!  We're painting some paper lanterns!

painted watercolor paper lanterns craft (cute fish, pom pom, earth, and jellyfish kids craft!)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dip Dye Kids Art Project

If you're looking for the easiest, funnest, cheapest, and most colorful kids summer art project... you're at the right place.  We've been dying up a storm over here and turning plain old paper towels into lovely dip dye art!

How to Make Dip Dye Art With Kids

Dip Dye Art with Kids- A great alternative to tie dying this summer!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer Bug Cards for Kids

Bugs, bugs, bugs.  We've got bugs on the mind over here!  
So we made some cute bug themed birthday cards. 

Easy Summer Kids Crafts- Bug Stamped and Printed Cards!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lovely Yarn Wrapped Rocks

Got yarn?  Got rocks?  Good.  Then you have all the materials needed for today's summer craft.  We'll be doing some easy rock wrapping!

Lovely Yarn Wrapped Rocks

lovely yarn wrapped rocks to make with kids
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Make Bubble Prints! (from 101 Kids Activities)

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About a month ago, I received a free copy of 101 Kids Activities to review.   It was written by the amazing kid blogger duo Rachel and Holly from Kids Activities Blog.  These ladies are like the queens of kid fun and I was super excited to see what they had in store.  101 and activities?  Wowzers.  

After looking through the book, I can definitely say that it is an awesome go-to resource for anyone who wants to battle kid boredom.  (Which seems to be especially prevalent in the summer... right?)  The activities are super fun and use everyday, affordable materials.  Here's an example of one activity that Chuck and I tried out from the book- bubble prints!    

Make Bubble Prints!

Let's make Bubble Prints with kids

Monday, September 2, 2013

DIY Watermelon Perler Bead Bracelet

That's it.  
Summer is over.
No more vacation, no more white shoes.

Want to keep the good time summer vibes going?  
 Check out this watermelon bracelet I made out of Perler beads.
It's my second craft post for Handmade Charlotte.  

Happy belated Labor Day!

 DIY Watermelon Bead Bracelet

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Frozen summer

During a weekly thrift store run I spotted a cute set of Popsicle molds and snatched them up.  I'm going to try to make tons of Popsicles before summer whizzes by.  Here's a photo of my first attempt:

(1)  I chopped and pureed watermelon,
(2) placed the molds into the freezer,
(3) struggled to pull the pops out,
and then (4) finally enjoyed the frozen treats

Monday, November 6, 2017

Twirly Whirly Paper Snowflake Mobile (And our favorite snow books)

Is it a good time to make snowflake crafts with the kids?  The answer to that question is always, "YES!"  Snowflake crafts in summer, snowflake crafts in spring, snowflake crafts all time of the year is my personal crafting mantra.

Well, now that we've removed all the Halloween decorations (sob, sob) my son and I are starting to decorate our home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  While I've yet to find a good kids' Turkey craft that I like, I can always count on snowflakes to tide us creatively over while I keep looking. 

twirly whirly paper snowflake mobile- such a fun kids winter snow craft!

Today's twirly whirly paper snowflake mobile is just such an easy and fun craft.  We made ours ona whim one night together before bed.  Don't you just adore it?  You get to make snowflakes AND watch them "fall" from a cute cloud.

(Hmm, I bet you could easily incorporate some STEAM lessons with this art activity as well!)

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