School’s out, kids are out and you have no idea what to do with all this time. Most children will want to go outside and play but sometimes you just don’t have the time to sit outside with them. This is when the wonderful DIYs come in handy. You can buy all the materials if you don’t already have them and set the little kiddos up at a table, give them instructions and let them take it away. These crafts will keep them occupied and they can play with the end result afterwards! It’s a win-win for everyone.
Rock and Wood, Tic-Tac-Toe
-Flat piece of wood (maybe a slice of a stump)
-Multitude of colors of paint
-10 flat rocks
This game is great for each child to make their own or for two children to make together. Simply paint a Tic-Tac-Toe grid on the piece of wood. Then paint a design or a solid color on 5 flat rocks and a different design or solid color on the other 5 flat rocks. Let everything dry then play all day!
-Hot glue gun
Form a triangular tube with the aluminum that fits perfectly into the cardboard tube. Cut out three circular pieces of plastic that are the same size as the tube opening and make sure one is just small enough to fit inside. Hot glue gun the smaller circle about one inch into the tube so that it can be one side of the compartment for the beads. Glue gun another circle at?the end of the tube but make sure you put those beads in there first. Next, insert the triangle into the cardboard to use as the mirror. Then hot glue gun the last circle to the other end of the tube and cut out a doughnut from the cardboard to glue over the plastic. Then, let the Kaleidoscope imaginations soar!
Stained Glass Kites
Draw a kite shape onto the construction paper then cut it and cut out the middle while leaving a border. Glue the kite border to the paper. Next, cut up the tissue paper into little shapes that will look great when glued down onto the kite. Once the last piece of tissue paper is glued down, glue another piece of wax paper on top of it all and trim the edges to make the perfect kite. Staple a string of yarn to the bottom corner of the kite and let it fly!
Share with us what you will be making with your children this summer!