The Weekend Project: Crafts Made for Summer
June 24, 2022
When we were younger, summer vacations were all about the beach, the mountains, the sun, the breeze, and a lot of crafting. We look back fondly at those memories that have shaped our childhood. And now that we are at the forefront of shaping our children’s summer memories, one could not forget how crafting helped mold our familial relationships and interests in arts. So, now we have curated some of the hottest and easiest crafts that you can enjoy with your children.
DIY Fruit FansSummer would definitely be scorching hot, and your kid will complain every now and then that it is hot. If only you could turn on the AC 24/7, you would, but that is not practical. So, to combat the heat, why not make a craft that will let them stay refreshed when the warm weather rises. What you need:
- Popsicle Sticks
- Power Drill
- Watercolor Pad
- Brads or Round Head Fasteners
- Glue Gun or Regular Elmer’s Glue
- Grab five popsicle sticks (or depends on how many sticks could fit the brads) and drill a hole in the end.
- Spread and lay out the grouped popsicle sticks on the watercolor pad. Trace a fan shape. Make sure that the bottom arch is not too far down into the sticks.
- Paint some fun and quirky fruits on the watercolor pad. Then, let it dry.
- Cut out the fan shape, and glue the back part on the spread-out popsicle sticks.
- Fold the paper stick by stick to make the accordion of the fan.
Fish in a Bag SlimeIf you cannot go to the beach and google at the fishes in the sea, then bring the beach into your home. This silly little project is so simple and cheap to make, but the kids would definitely love it. What you need:
- Plastic Fish Toy (or any sea creatures like sharks, turtles, or even mermaids)
- Elmer’s Glue (can be replaced with blue glitter glue for a closer sea look)
- Liquid Starch
- Treat Bags
- Add ¼ cup of water to a bowl. Then add about ½ cup of blue glitter glue. If you are using a clear glue, add blue food coloring or watercolor paint and glitter into the mixture.
- Stir briskly. Make sure that the materials incorporate with each other smoothly. You do not want water to float in the mixture.
- Then, add ½ cup of liquid mixture and incorporate well by stirring briskly.
- Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Knead the slime mixture with your hands until it feels stretchy and bouncy.
- Place them in the treat bags along with the plastic sea creature toys.