Summer in the fun: Summer crafts

Welcome to the 1st of our Fun in the Summer Fun event! Each Monday until September 7th Mama to 4 Blessings along with Adventures of Mommydom, Sweet Diva, Harvest Moon By Hand, and Sweet Phenomena will be hosting Fun in the Summer Fun link up events.
Here’s the line up:
The 1st Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer activities”
The 2nd Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer crafts”
The 3rd Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer receipes”
The 4th Monday of each month: link up your “How to stay cool in the summer heat”

My kids were gone this week, so I don’t have a new craft, but I found one in my archives that is great to make before all of the upcoming summer trips:

I’m a big fan of Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joanns and the like.  I try my best to hit their stuff on the sales, because the prices are so good then.

So, we stopped by Michael’s and each child picked out a box to decorate and some little wooden charms.  The charms are nice because you can get pre-colored or not as you like.

When we got home they quite happily set to work painting with acrylic paint (why the boy has no shirt on, that stuff doesn’t come out).

They didn’t end up gluing on their charms, but stored them in their treasure boxes.
Now you have a wonderful box to store all of their wonderful finds in, that has the added advantage of keeping the amount of “treasures” they bring home to what fits in the box.

By the way, what treasures did Superman bring home from Nana and Granddad’s this week?

A sandwich bag full of snail shells.  Yes, little itty bitty snail shells.  Nana was not willing to keep the shells for us………  He worked very hard finding every single one he could in her yard.


What is your Kid Friendly Summer Craft (s)?
We would love for you to share them!

8 thoughts on “Summer in the fun: Summer crafts

  1. My kids have enjoyed doing this before. We usually decorate boxes similar to this for an annual Valentine's Day party card exchange. I love the pics of your kids in the car/van/whatever….their little expressions are so cute!
    ~Jill @ Sweet Diva

  2. We have a giant bucket of giant (and I do mean giant)Hawaiian snail shells. They stink so the bucket lives outdoors, but we are not allowed to get rid of the shells. Uggh. 🙂

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