The August long weekend is the perfect opportunity to have your kids exercise their creative skills. These fun summer crafts will keep them entertained and engaged all weekend long.
Ladybug sun visors
Looking for a summer craft that’s equal parts creative and practical? Then check out these ladybug sun visors from Crafts by Amanda. Kids will love selecting the colours they want and getting their visors all dressed up as cute little ladybugs. And when they’re done, they’ll each have a new form of sun protection that they’ll actually be excited about wearing.
Kids of all ages love picking up shells when they visit the beach. So whether you have a box of seashells already collected at home or a weekend trip to the beach is needed, once you’ve rounded up enough, spend some time creating this lovely seashell mirror from Crazy Little Projects. A few basic materials are all that is required to put together this summery decor piece your kids won’t be able to wait to show off.
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Wee ones don’t have to miss out on the crafting fun just because they’re too young for some of the more complicated crafts you might have your older children partaking in. This homemade playdough from Susannah Kate Sews will provide your youngest ones with plenty of tactile fun and can be made in all the vibrant summer colours.
If they had their way, many tweens might be inclined to spend the entire long weekend watching TV or playing video games, which obviously isn’t how you’d prefer them to pass the time. Get your tween excited about something other than television drama and gaming with the help of this tie-dye tote craft from The Gunny Sack. You can do it as a mother-daughter activity or have her invite a few friends over and throw together a fun crafting party.
Budget-friendly? Check. Minimal materials required? Check. Fun for a variety of ages? Check. A great summer theme? Check. Sweet and simple? Definitely a big check mark on that one too. These cute and easy-to-put-together Hawaiian leis from The Crafting Chicks have it all. Plus, your kids can customize them in whichever colours they want and really make them their own.
Do you have more crafts lining your shelves than you know what to do with? Then embrace the cleverness of a practical craft such as these balloon flip-flops from Lexie Loo, Lily Boo & Dylan Too. Working away on these adorable shoes is a fun and easy activity, plus little feet will get lots of use out of the finished product all summer long.
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DIY washer necklaces
Looking for a super budget-friendly craft for the long weekend? It’s hard to beat the cost-effectiveness of these DIY washer necklaces from Small for Big. There’s a good chance you can find all the materials you require just lying around your house. And in no time, you and your kids will have turned old nail polish, washers, beads and twine that would otherwise be considered clutter into fun new pieces of jewellery!
Stained glass suncatcher
With all the summer light streaming into your windows at this time of year, it’s the perfect opportunity to put up a suncatcher. And there’s no need to buy one at the store when you and your little ones can make this lovely homemade stained glass suncatcher from Create with Mom with just a few basic, inexpensive materials. It’s an entertaining craft for kids, and you’ll have a nice new piece of decor for the rest of the season.
How will you spend the long weekend? Let us know in the comment section below!