With Memorial Day behind us, it feels like Summer is officially here. I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm not one that can just do the unscheduled, chaotic summer. I thrive on a routine, so I try and still have a rough schedule for myself and the boys in the summertime. While I know that things won't always go according to plan, it's so nice to at least have some sort of plan in place to try and stick to.
One thing I try and implement during the summer is craft time. We don't do crafts every single day, but I do try and do some creative craft time a couple of times a week. Usually these crafts only take about 10 minutes and are enough to get their creative juices flowing and allow them to use their hands.
I particularly like this craft because it involves painting as well as stamping. And it's something both of my kiddos love - lemonade! You can use cardboard from all those Amazon boxes hanging out in your garage to make the "glass" and from there it's just some paint and a straw! I had most of these things already laying around which makes it even better.
- cardboard cut into rectangles
- paint (I chose light pink and yellow, darker yellow for lemons and white for ice cubes)
- paint brushes
- lemon, cut in half
- hot glue
- Paint the light pink or light yellow onto an entire piece of cardboard. Let dry.
- Dip one lemon half into the darker yellow paint and stamp onto your cardboard.
- Using the white paint, paint little squares onto the cardboard for the ice cubes, let dry.
- Using the hot glue gun, glue the straw to the cardboard (it should be half on the cardboard and half off!).