Sometimes, simple family activities are more fun! Like these old-school summer craft projects for the kiddos that are both inexpensive and a good way to sneak in a little education or fine motor skill development.
Encourage your kids to put down the i-gadgets and unplug the video games. These low-tech summer craft projects are simple yet, provide hours of fun for the kids this summer!
Bug Jars: This fun craft provides the perfect place for bug-loving kids to safely study their insect friends.
Easy Friendship Bracelets: Have fun with the kids making these super-easy friendship bracelets they can wear or give as gifts to their friends.
DIY Bubble Solution and Wands: Kids will be forever blowing bubbles with this quick and easy DIY bubble solution and DIY bubble wands made of pipe cleaners.
DIY Flip-Flops with Balloons: Craft DIY Flip-Flops for summer using ordinary flip-flops and colorful balloons.
Simple Sachets or Beanbags: Upcycle fabric scraps into sweet sachets or fun beanbags for kids.
If you want more great diversions for your kids this summer, go here or download the digital version of Country Woman on the iPad, Nook, Kindle or Google Play & Android. Many of these projects are in their June/July issue, available on newsstands now. Country Woman is a country lifestyle magazine for women who live in or long for the country life and offers great tips about home keeping and gardening, crafts, food and entertaining and more!
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About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.