When we are not picking strawberries, mulberries and raspberries, among other things, we will be doing some crafts in the summer months. Preferably we'll bring our materials outdoors, though some crafts are not compatible with the summer breezes. Choosing projects with materials that are less likely to be blown off the table is key.
Craft projects that, in my opinion, can be made outdoors:
|Patriotic Pinwheel Bracelet|
|Spider Web Lacing|
(a perfect compliment to The Very Busy Spider)
|Ribbon Wrapped Ring Toss Game|
|Pistachio and Pasta Art|
|Recycled Snack Boxes|
(handy for our jaunts to nearby parks)
(a great way to use up parade candy)
We will surely be spending time indoors as well, and I hope to make more effective use of my "Jar O' Fun" idea this time around. My plan is to have the kids draw out ideas at the end of each week and then slot those activities into the coming week. That way we can create a workable schedule and make sure we are stocked with any necessary supplies.
How do you plan to spend your days this summer?