6.04.2006

So I love to do crafts with my kids and honestly have been a bad bad crafting mommy this year. So I have a summer of fun crafting planned. 13 projects for the 13 weeks my older 2 are off school. Some will seem a little dorky to the oldest boy, but we have had a talk about doing it and having fun with his brothers and sister because it is important. So he has agreed :D Anyway here is our list - if you want more info on any of them leave a comment with your email addy and I will answer you.

June:
1-Painting wood cutouts from the craft store.
2-making "chirping" crickets from TP rolls and popsicle sticks.
3. necklaces with charms made from shrink plastic. (check out the treasurestoscrap.com June newsletter for an article I did about making these)

July:
1. some 4th of july craft yet to be chosen
2. turtle racers- basically paper plates decorated like turtles and attached to strings to race along.
3. sea glass jewelry - fishtank sea glass pieces wrapped in wire and hung from a leather strap.
4. going to the park and painting with watercolors.

August:
1. rock painting - making friendly buggy friends for our garden area.
2. butterfly mobile
3. treasure boxes
4. mini scrapbooks of our summer activities.

6 comments:

  1. WOW! We're coming to your house this summer to play!!!

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  2. Dawn, these are such cute crafty ideas! Love them! Can I steal your plan? The kids love crafts, but I'm one big brain fart when it comes to thinking of new ideas.

    Tell me more about the chirping crickets, please! :D

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  3. This is great, I so need to do this same thing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. very neat ideas Dawn ! I think i'll steal a few of them ;)

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  5. OMG, I just wanted to post a comment, and it made me sign up for a blog here...The pressure of it all!!

    Anyhow, that all sounds like a lot of fun! Timmy will probably be a big help with the younger kids, and I bet he'll enjoy it anyhow!

    Have fun, I miss you!

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  6. Oh what a wonderful idea!!! I'm lifting your plan!!!!! I especially like the idea of mini scrapbooks!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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