Hot Weather Fun: Summer Crafts

When boredom looms and the weather’s hot, get everyone involved in summer crafts.

Nature Collection Collages: In summer, crafts can involve found objects, like seed pods, grasses, and similar objects. Create nature collection collages by gluing these items to a stiff piece of cardboard. Spray paint some of the findings with silver or gold paint. Alternatively, you might like to glue glitter to some of the findings. Perhaps you would also enjoy collecting wild flower seed heads and creating dried flower arrangements. Arrange the bouquet in a homemade vase.

Summertime Vase: A simple vase can be made from a soup can. Be sure to file off any sharp spurs on the inside opening. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around the sides of the can. This will be glued to the outside of the can, but first it needs to be decorated. Decorate your paper by drawing a summer scene on the paper and then glue on glitter or small stickers. Another idea is for you to write your name in large letters, and glue beans, seeds, or glitter to the letters. Let all glue dry before attaching the paper to the outside of the can. Add water and fresh flowers or leave dry for dry flowers.

This summer, crafts should be at the top of everyone’s to do list!

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