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5 Simple Summer Crafts for Kids

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School's out for the summer & I've been trying to come up with some easy, fun projects to do with the girls. I also wanted to "prepare" a few crafts, so when we have some quiet time inside, i'm not scrambling around the attic looking for art supplies. I decided to put the supplies needed for each craft into a zip lock, so we have some projects "on call" for the next few weeks. While I was making the bags, I made 2 extra for each craft to mail down to Julie. Now, even though they are far away, the kids can still do some of the same crafts! This could be a fun neighborhood swap to keep kids busy over the summer. Here are our first 5 crafts of the summer:

Summer Crafts for Kids || The Chirping Moms
1. Jellyfish
Supplies:
Blue construction paper
Orange paper or foam sheet (I used a foam sheet)
White yarn cut into 10-15 strands
2 google eyes
Glue

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Directions:
Cut a semi circle out of the orange foam sheet. Let the kids glue all of the yarn strings onto the back of the semi circle. Flip the semi circle over & let glue to the blue construction paper. Glue on eyes.
Summer Crafts for Kids || The Chirping Moms
2. Sea Shell Turtle
Supplies:
Large shell
Green paper or foam sheet (I used a foam sheet)
2 google eyes
4 green pom poms
Brown Paint
Glue
Paint brush

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Directions:
Paint the shell brown. Cut the turtles head out of the green foam. When the shell dries, glue the 4 pom poms on as feet. Glue the eyes onto the green head & then glue the head to the shell.

Summer Crafts for Kids || The Chirping Moms

3. Colorful Bird
Supplies:
Styrofoam ball
Feathers
Brown pipe cleaner
2 google eyes
Orange construction paper
Glue
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Directions:
Cut 2 legs from the brown pipe cleaner. They should each be a few inches long. Bend the bottom of each for "feet". Stick into the styrofoam ball. Stick feathers into the ball. Glue on eyes. Cut a beak from the orange paper & glue it on.

Summer Crafts for Kids || The Chirping Moms

4. Butterfly
Supplies:
Rounded wooden clothes pin
Brown pipe cleaner
Tissue paper
Sequins
Glue

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Directions:
Cut out a piece of tissue paper about 1 inch longer than then clothespin & as wide as you would like the wings to be. Slide the tissue paper into the clothespin & scrunch it up a little. Glue sequins on the wings. Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Twist it around the top of the clothespin to make antennas.

Summer Crafts for Kids || The Chirping Moms

5. Dough Sea Animals
Supplies:
Play dough or clay
Google eyes
Sea animals cookie cutters
Rolling pin
Sequins

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