Summertime provides the perfect opportunity for crafting! When the heat gets to be too much to bear and the television just isn’t cutting it, embarking on a new crafting journey with your kids is great for family bonding and allowing the little ones to express themselves. These colorful crafts, full of creativity and wonder, are perfect for kids of all ages and a total blast for the entire family! Try some out for yourself and let us know what you think!
1. Baby Wipe Tie Dye Art
Tie Dyeing your household baby wipes may not be an idea that has ever crossed your mind, but boy is it fun! Not only is this craft incredibly easy for the kiddos to complete, but it is also almost entirely mess-free and super cheap as well. All you need to complete this project is a few of your favorite baby wipes, a package or two of washable markers, and a few rubber bands. Have fun teaching your little ones the wonders of tie-dye without any of the mess or cost!
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2. Egg Carton Flowers
While you may have to help your kids with the cutting and gluing aspects of this craft, you can pretty much leave them to decorate their carton flowers to their heart’s content. Just allow them to use acrylic paints to mix colors and make a general, gorgeous mess of things.
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3. Kool-Aid Playdough
There are tons of homemade Playdough recipes out there, from fun and organic to completely edible, but this Kool-Aid version definitely takes the cake. The actual craft just requires a bit of mixing and kneading of the dough, which makes it ideal for the little ones to help out with, and the dough is super long-lasting, which allows the kids to use it for a long time.
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