The ones we had already done ahead of time.
When I wrote the post, we had already done a few crafts such as Farm scene, Underwater Scene and Sunflowers.
Here are some of the others we've done.
This was a hit! I
Anders turned two at the beginning of August, so we made some on-the-cheap homemade decor for his party. While I made this garland for Anders, the little kids "helped" by making
I tried to get Molly and Frances on board for making some kind of garland.
Molly made this heart garland all by her lonesome,
and Frances learned how to draw hearts, so... win? ;)
Finger Painting + Tape Paintings
After the teapot extravaganza, we revisited finger painting for the little ones, and tape paintings for Molly and Frances (7 and almost 5). Anders did a green painting, and of his own volition started referring to it as "the crocodile."
Necklaces and Beaded Bracelets
We found a little bracelet and jewelry-making kit at the Dollar General for something like $3. It came with elastic string and we added some of our own brown string to the mix. The girls have really enjoyed it over and over again... making simple and complicated beaded necklaces, bracelets, and even some pasta/noodle necklaces, like I had planned.
What I didn't plan? That Madeleine would put a bead up her nose and send us to the ER. Frances also had something up her nose that fell out on its own. We later inferred that Madeleine was stretching the truth, and maybe there was never a bead there in the first place. She claimed the kitties, Yo-Yo and Sneaky, put the bead in there. lol. ;)
We also did a lot of clay-doh and modeling play-doh, and also I included that in the original list of crafts, we didn't end up baking any or keeping any, so I'm not counting it as a "craft," per se. It was more like an activity. The only things I wish we had actually done, as planned, were more from my Art With Kids Pinterest board, and the Mom I'm Bored Jar: article at Real Housekeeping written by a favorite writer of mine, Colleen Duggan. Honestly, we could have used one this Summer!
What did you do in the way of Summer Crafts this year, or beating the Summer Boredom blues? Let it be known... and may you get some ideas from this post! ;)
adding my link to Jenna @ Call Her Happy