I’ll admit this isn’t strictly limited to summer, because I think these go on year round, but I just found out about it this summer.
Did you know that Lowe’s and Home Depot both host projects that kids can do at the store for free? We’ve now gone to two at our local Lowe’s and I really LOVE these projects.
These are great because the kids get a chance to make a cool project in an no-fail environment. If you horribly mess up the kit, and there’s still some left they will let you start over, and they supply all you need.
This time they made a tow truck, last time we made a goofy golf game.
The great part is you can then follow this up with an art project of painting it, or decoupage, what have you. Last time my boys happily painted them with acrylic paints. This time all 3 kids insisted that it did not need to be painted. “No Mommy, it’s just fine.”
Which considering they didn’t really get out of the store before they started playing with them, I’d say that’s a good art project.
I’m planning for my next Summer art post to spotlight my favorites from what ya’ll link up, so I can’t wait to see what you put up!