Creative playful summer crafts for kids.
Some crafts are made for summer. When my kids were preschoolers and early elementary age summer was one of my favorite times to do painting crafts with the kids.
When they were little I would set up an easel on the patio and they would spend part of the morning painting. Clean up was easy when we had painting time outside. I just turned on the hose to get everyone cleaned up. There was no mess in the house and it didn’t matter if someone accidentally spilled his paint on the floor, because the garden hose quickly made it disappear.
Make a Bird House
Making a birdhouse is a fun spring or summer activity. You can put the birdhouse outside and see if a bird comes to stay or use it as a decoration inside. When the kids were little we went to a lumber yard where they had kids’ building classes once a month. We had fun making all kinds of simple projects.
You could even make a bird feeder and get a book to help the kids identify the different birds that come to visit the feeder.
You can get a kit for your kids to make their own designs with old crayons. You can get the personalized sign premade here.
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