It’s been a fun Summer for us so far. I’m trying to keep the kids busy by taking them to the park, the zoo, on weekend vacations, and even having slip n’ slide parties. But despite my efforts I still hear “mom, I’m bored” at least once a day. Someone please tell me I’m not the only one? This week I finally decided to make the kids a Summer Fun Box filled with crafts to make for those “I’m bored” moments.
My husband had a few days off this week so I took full advantage of that and went shopping for craft supplies to get some crafting done. I originally planned on decorating a cardboard box so I bought an Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick for the job. I know I’ve said this several times before but I love this stuff! It’s works really well and I use it on most of my craft projects. My idea was to use a cardboard box and draw on it with an Elmer’s Painters Marker.
I didn’t end up using a cardboard box because I found this cute ocean theme box at Michael’s for $2. Since I had already purchased supplies I had to rethink my idea and created a fun little pennant banner to glue onto the box. I painted the chipboard with my painters marker then glued it on with my X-TREME glue stick. I added a little bakers twine on top to finish it off.
I cut the wording out using vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. The decals are stickers I’ve had in my craft stash for years.
I purchased a bag full of $1 craft items for their box. This should keep them occupied for awhile. Once they’re out of supplies I may switch it up and add word searches, scavenger hunt maps, and coloring books.
Happy Friday my friends! Are you excited about the long weekend? I know I am! We don’t have any set plans but we are considering driving to Reno, Nevada to visit family. If we decide to stay home we’ll probably have a relaxing weekend and backyard BBQ to celebrate Memorial Day. In case you’re looking for a few patriotic crafts and treats to make with the kids this weekend here are a few I shared last year.
I am so glad to be here at Crystal’s wonderful creative space sharing with you some Mothers day fun! I am Mari and I am over at Inspired by Family Magazine. Our ezine is a place where you can be encouraged to grow, live, laugh and create!
Now for some fun! Enter into the wonderful imaginary world that our children like to live in with this easy craft. Enjoy these cupcake jars and Easter egg tea cups with your child for some Mother’s Day fun, Tea Party! Even your little boys will get into this because what kid doesn’t like to pretend to do grown up things like sipping coffee or tea.
- tissue paper
- baby food jar
- scrapbook paper with fun edges
- chenille pom poms -mini and large sizes
Twist and glue, twist and glue starting in the outer edge and then around towards the middle going upward.
You can choose either to insert your “cupcake liner” paper that you made from scrapbook inside as shown above or on the outside as shown below.