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.
This is adorable! You are so creative!
So incredibly cute! I bet your summer fun box provides plenty of fun!
This is a great idea ;)
I would love you to add this to my craft, create an inspire linky party..
Hope to see you there
So cute. What a fun idea!
Love it! It is so cute!
My kids are always getting bored during the summer. I like the idea you had of making a box like this. It came out so cute!
What a great idea. Its funny that you mention the “im bored” phrase from the kiddos. I am dreading those words all summer long. I create an I’m bored jar that has lots of fun things to do at home…with links and craft ideas. It would go perfect with your craft box. I would LOVE if you linked it up to this weeks link party Show Off Monday @ kampenlane.com
What a fun box full of crafts and activities!! This is so cute! We are so thrilled to have you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters
Our summer holidays don’t start for another 3 weeks but I’ve already compiled a big list of crafts, baking ideas, and activity suggestions for those “I’m bored” moments! Your crafty box is really cute, I hope you have a lovely summer!
Great idea! And the box is so cute.
What a great idea! And the box is sooooo cute!
Found you over at The 36th Avenue.
I’d love for you to link up to my party:
Have a great weekend!
What a fun idea! My girls would love to get a summer fun box.
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Such a fun summer idea!!
Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up https://tidymom.net/2012/bright-ideas-for-summer/
Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!
Fabulous idea Crystal!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Uncommon! ;)
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