5 easy peasy summer crafts for when you need to yank them away from screens 1 month ago

5 easy peasy summer crafts for when you need to yank them away from screens

We are a couple of weeks into the summer holidays, and how are things at your house, mama?

If your kids have started climbing the walls with boredom, or their friends are abroad on holidays or you simply just want to tear them away from the screens for a bit – we have the perfect solution.

Here are five easy summer craft ideas that are bound to spark some creativity and fun. And best of all – if the weather allows it, these can all be done outside at the garden table – killing a few birds with one stone, keeping them busy and giving them a dose of vitamin D all in one swoop.

1. Painted paper pinwheels

You might need to help them make the actual pinwheels, but the painting part they are going to love!

Get the how-to at: Art Bar

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2. Wind spinner

Because those trees in your garden could do with a bit of DIY summer decor.

Get the how-to at: How Wee Learn

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3. Ice Cube Watercolor Paint

Cool off while you're getting your art on. Mix watercolors and freeze. Don't forget to add your Popsicle stick. As the ice melts, create your masterpiece. Get the how-to at: Sheknows.com.

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4. Pasta necklaces

The perfect way to use up any little scraps of paint you have in your art box.

Get the how-to at: Pink Stripy Socks

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5. Seashell collage

Been to the beach this summer, and left with buckets of seashells you don't really know what to do with? Ta-da!

Get the how-to at: Art Bar

easy summer crafts