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Jun 5, 2012
09:13 AM

Craft Roundup: Projects to Rev Up for Summer

Here are five how-to DIY delights to kick summer off right, featuring a bit of messy paint fun, upcycled junk mail creations, frog bookmarks and more.

We've got a potpourri of a roundup for you this week! Many of us are looking forward to summer vacation or might have even already started it, so I'm guessing you're on the hunt for some fun activities to keep your small crafters busy as summer 2012 gets underway in southeast Michigan. Here are five fun finds we tracked down to get you started. Enjoy!

 

How-To Tuesday: Paint Pour Pot

Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane always has great ideas for craft projects the whole family will love. These paint pots are no exception!

 

Junk Mail Notebooks

Here's a great way to remind your young crafters why recycling is important – it can be a primo source for craft supplies! Transform some of those heaps of security envelopes into something far more handy with this how-to from Care.com.

 

Gumdrop Fish and Crab Cupcake Toppers

Playing with your food and crafting OFTEN collide for crafters! Have fun making a tasty, crafty snack courtesy of The Decorated Cookie – that's beach approved.

 

Father's Day Frog Bookmark

Sippy Cup Mom is already thinking ahead to Father's Day with this clever bookmark. If you've got a bookworm in your house, have your little ones create this silly placeholder.

 

Patriotic Note Cards

The gang over at Melissa and Doug created these patriotic note cards to send to soldiers serving overseas. Check out how simple it is to create such a sweet sentiment.

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