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Jul 10, 2012
01:51 PM

Craft Roundup: Cool Projects for Hot Summer Days

This vacation with the kids, why not kick back with these family fun DIY activities? Create ice balloons, a monster notebook and more with these nifty sites.

Craft Roundup: Cool Projects for Hot Summer Days

So, how hot has it been in your neighborhood the past few days? It's been a scorcher here in Royal Oak. My family and friends haven't been venturing outside too much during the 100-digit temperatures, so we've been laying low inside tackling hands-on projects. If you're like us, here are a few projects to help you beat the heat and keep family members quiet and happy as we wait for cooler days.

 

DIY Ice Balloons

Ice balloons? Sign me up! Here's a craft project perfect for ANY age – even us grown-up crafters. Crumb Bums shows how a package of simple balloons can turn into a cool (literally) summer hands-on project.

 

Meet Mr. Printables

Have you ever found yourself wanting to put together a project for your family to do, but had no idea where to start? Mr.Printables.com is here to help. The website provides free clip-art downloads, ranging from coloring sheets to DIY USA puzzles. Check out the site and add it to your favorites.

 

Make a Monster Notebook

Hopefully we've got some Whimseybox fans out there! Even if you're not a Whimseybox-er, you can still have fun creating this scary notebook to save for back to school.

 

Fabric Picture Frame Tutorial

Here's a great way to recycle fabric scraps. Abernathy Crafts uses that and some cardboard to produce a simple picture frame that's sweet to decorate a whole house with – or give as a gift to a friend.

 

Simple Summer Crafts – Kids Bird Feeder

Are the birds in your backyard especially hungry right now? Put your small crafters to work by having them create this sweet birdy treat by No Time for Flashcards.

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