Our summers always start out with the best-laid plans. Well, weekend plans at least.
But I always forget to cover the weekdays … which leads to endless pestering from the children. What are we going to do today, Mom? Huh? I wanna do something FUN!!!
Keep in mind my children are 10 years apart in age, so they each have very different ideas about what “fun” is.
I’m assuming other moms have this same trouble, so I thought I’d head to Pinterest and see what I could drum up in the way of summer projects. Here’s some ideas that I think would be awesome to do.
Depending on the age of your kiddos, Bleach Pen T-shirts could be a riot. You could either purchase a few colored t-shirts from your local craft or mega-store, or just dig into your own personal stash. Either way, let the kids get creative (and this is one project that it won’t matter if they’re wearing white!).
For kids thatÃ‚Â loveÃ‚Â paper airplanes, this map of a dozen or so different paper airplanes will keep them busy for hours. With fold-by-fold instructions, your kids only need a stack of scrap paper and the motivation to fold the paper!
Let them make rock candy! Though this tutorial mentions that it doesn’t taste great, it would be fun to watch it crystallize … plus the colors are so fun and summery!
Make watercolors from Jello … yes, that’s right, Jello! When your kids use them, it becomes a Scratch-n-Sniff project. Love!!
Keep summer alive with mason jar terrariums. These are simple to make, can be filled with anything, and can last for years!
photo credit: brandyscrafts