It's easier for me if we have a 'loose' schedule, that way we all know what to expect. Our schedule doesn't involve actual clock times, instead it is more like 'first', 'then', 'next'. So after mornings of swimming and playing outside, we are all ready to come inside and spend some time in the A/C. We have lunch, and then the girls play upstairs while I catch up on emails and house chores. Then it is "craft time"!
Craft time this summer has been all about the girls. I haven't really done any home decor crafting. But we have been creating all kinds of kids crafts from Pinterest :) Here are a few of my favorite craft ideas for kiddos.
1. Rainbow Crayons- we melted old broken restaurant crayons (you know those free ones you have floating around the bottom of your purse) in cupcake liners for 7 min. at 300 degrees. We let them cool over night (not in the freezer - they tend to crack!) and then the girls have been creating 'rainbow' madness ever since! See more here.
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4. Rock Pals- Grab a rock. Paint it, add googly eyes. Then see what happens. Ours turned into a little family. Who decided to make the Kiwi crate their home. They are almost as popular as the Polly Pockets. Go figure! See more here.
Cut up a vinyl tablecloth and let your kiddos sew through punched holes. Fill with newspaper and then tie it closed. A great craft that is also useful. See more here.
We did pizza on pre-made crusts the other night for dinner. I let the girls be 'in charge' of making it. Which entailed spooning on the sauce, sprinkling the cheese and adding the pepperoni. Have you ever seen such a happy pizza?
9. Sew Something
Whether it is eyes on a sock in order to make a puppet or a few straight lines to make a small pillow, every kid likes to try sewing. My girl 'drafted' a pattern then used the big machine to sew her first cocktail dresses. :) Barbie is so lucky!
10. Kids Art Bunting
Of course a lot of our crafting time is spent coloring, drawing or painting. Wondering what to do with all the doodles? I am saving ours so that we can make bunting from it. Love this idea! See more here.
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