Summer is just around the corner for all of us and we will be sticking close to home again this summer. But that just means we’ll be creating our own fun with crafts, games, and other summer camp-type fun, but in the comfort of our backyard. My kids are getting older so it’s important for me to find activities and fun summer camp crafts that interest them too, and aren’t too easy for those 10 and older.
Just because there are still public places closed all over the country, and summer camps and other recreational activities have been canceled doesn’t mean that your kids need to be sitting at home playing video games. Though if they are, know that I am not judging anyone, my kids spend their fair share of time on the computer, video games and/or watching TV.
Washi tape is a fun way to make your school supplies unique and reflect your own personality. Which is exactly what I wanted my kids to do. It's a great perk of homeschooling, getting to be unique and embrace their personality. Washi tape school supplies are just one way to do that.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy playing a game with this easy wooden tic tac toe game. Once you start playing a few rounds, you will absolutely feel like a kid no matter what your age! Tic tac toe is a classic game that never gets old, and you can play it anywhere you go.
These floating plastic spoon flowers look pretty floating in a pool or bowl of water at night. Add them to an outdoor pond, fountain, or indoor body of water for a pretty floating flower that lights up! They are simple to make, and you can make them match the colors in your party theme or backyard flowers.
This chalk paint is one of my favorite art recipes because it’s SO easy. It’s got three ingredients, one of which is water, so that barely even counts, right? All you need are equal parts cornstarch and water plus a little food coloring.
This easy DIY (do it yourself) garden stepping stones make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and any other special day. DIY garden stepping stones can be inexpensive to make when you know which supplies to use.
I’m already getting nostalgic over our long summer nights fading into fall, making way for chilly autumn mornings. The hum of cicadas and heavy, slow air make it hard to leave the porch at night – it makes you just want to sit still and soak it all in. Put together this cool flameless DIY lantern to keep that feeling going.
While water balloons might be a fun summer activity, they’re incredibly wasteful and bad for the environment. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly summer activity your kids will enjoy, learn how to make sponge water bombs.
Hop on the rock painting trend and have some toothy fun with these shark-painted rocks. Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial for how to paint rocks which includes our suggestions for what paint to use on rocks.
Add a little sparkle to winter and beyond with these pretty beach glass trees. A great way to use up that sea glass you’ve collected all summer long!
What are you going to do to make memories with your kids this year? Just because things aren’t “normal” doesn’t mean that we can’t make the most of this time with our kids. As my children grow I realize just how short the time we have with them is. Fun summer camp crafts can be both something to help past the summer, something to keep your kids occupied, and they can be something you hang on to for memories done the road.