The summer holidays are in full swing. For many parents though, with the lockdown restrictions and homeschooling, it already feels as though the children have been home forever!
In a recent blog on making family summer memories
, I put a few ideas together to help you use the summer to make memories that will last long into the colder months.
But what if you’ve already worked through those tasks and are fresh out of ideas? How can you keep them entertained for a little while longer?
Here are a few summer craft ideas you can use to keep your children entertained, whilst we still have the nice weather.
There are so many creative ways children can think up, to cheer up a rock. With a little bit of paint, they can create a masterpiece or a new rock friend. Over on the ‘Hello, Wonderful’ website they suggest making and painting rock fish
, whilst ‘Sustain my Craft Habit’ suggest painting flowers
. I think both would be perfect for boys and girls alike, no matter how old or young they are.
DIY fruit fans
The hot weather can get to everyone and what better way to keep cool, than with a pretty little fan. ‘The Idea Room
’ website has a rundown on how to make and decorate your own.
Perfect for cooling down and getting a little creative. You can make your own ice paint, with these simple instructions over on the ‘Easy Peasy and Fun
What’s not to love about this craft idea! You have paint-soaked cotton wool balls and your children get to hit them with a wooden mallet (or squish them with a filled water bottle, if you’d rather!). You’ll find all the instructions over on ‘The Artful Parent website
Bubble printing with bubble snakes
Whilst you’re over on ‘The Artful Parent’ website, check out this craft idea. It’s another paint and water-based craft activity, but your children can create the bubble snake maker and then use it to create arty designs! https://artfulparent.com/bubble-printing-bubble-snakes/
It’s not always easy thinking up ideas to keep the children entertained during the summertime, whether it’s school holidays or in general during the warmer months. The craft ideas above will help you have different craft activities up your sleeve to help alleviate the boredom and to keep the children entertained during the warmer weather. Whilst some of the craft ideas can be created inside if the weather’s bad, they each offer a great incentive to get the children outside and enjoying the good weather whilst it’s here.
Let us know how you got on with the above activities, by leaving a comment below...