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Jul 1, 2014
06:00 AM

Day-to-Day Summer Fun Craft Ideas for Kids

Fight off the vacation cries of boredom with these four fun ideas, including Funfetti candles, homemade face paints, book covers and activity cards

Happy first of July! How do you keep your children busy and entertained during summer vacation? Do they go to day camp or stay at home? Each family is different; having a list of go-to activities for everyone to enjoy is a great way to keep everyone happy and enjoying the summer break. This week's roundup features a few simple DIY projects to keep in mind the next time your kids are looking for something to do.

 

DIY Funfetti Candles

Funfetti cake mix is one of my favorites – especially the red-white-and-blue offering during the summer. For the Funfetti lovers in your house, try creating your own Funfetti mason jar candles with this idea from Beth Cakes.

 

Homemade Face Paints for the Fourth of July

Stephanie Morgan of Modern Parents, Messy Kids created this how-to for making your own natural face paints for eHow. While she selected Fourth of July colors, this recipe is great for saving for impromptu summer fun.

 

Drab to Fab Book Covers

If your children are part of a summer reading program at your local library, keep their books safe by making colorful book covers, as demonstrated by Stampin' Up.

 

Summer Activity Cards

At some point during the summer you're sure to hear the following: "Mom? Dad? I'm BOOOORED." Combat that statement with a set of summer activity cards from 30 Handmade Days.

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