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.
You can find all of the materials and steps below! If you want more craft ideas for the summer, try this Rainbow Raincloud Craft, this 5 minute Bubble Art Craft, or this Cactus Handprint Craft!
- 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!).