Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Jul 29, 2014
Craft Roundup: Get Ready for the Beach
Whether you're hitting the pool or lake, southeast Michigan is packed with watery summer fun. These projects are inspired by (and ready for) this very topic!
When it's extra hot outside, a dip in the lake sounds perfect, doesn't it? Whether it's heading up north to your family's cottage or hitting up the local pool with the next-door neighbors, a day sea/beach/poolside can turn into quite the grand adventure. This week's roundup features projects inspired by the beach as well as crafts that can help make your time there even more fun and enjoyable.
What's better than ice cream at the beach? Melanie, of You Are My Fave, contributed this adorable idea to Minted.com (Julep) that has "summer" written all over it! Download the ice cream file for iron-on transfer crafting.
Your children will be ready for any adventure when they make their own "paracord" – that's a mashup of "parachute" and "cord" – bracelets. These useful wristlets by Frugal Fun for Boys are also a great lesson in weaving and creating with fiber arts.
Dream of visits to the ocean with this project. Glued to My Crafts transformed simple craft supplies into a quirky paper turtle that's great for quiet-time crafting.
It doesn't take a lot to upgrade a ready-made bag into a personalized accessory for your family. Craft supply maker DecoArt shows you how to personalize a basic beach tote with this tutorial.