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3 Summer Crafts for Kids

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

By Mei Yee

I was looking up some summer crafts to do with my girls this summer, and here is a list of ones they said they would like to try! If you try any of these, let us know how it goes!

1. Sponge Sailboats. Here is what you will need;

  • Sponges (any color you want they recommend using ones that are 4.5” x 3” x ½”)

  • Wood skewers (8”)

  • Construction Paper

  • Scissors

  • Wire Cutters

  • Glue

Trim your sponges with scissors. (trim one in thirds, another cut in half lengthwise, the rest cut in half).

For the sponges cut into thirds, they cut the skewers to 5.5” since they were smaller. Then for the sails, cut the construction paper into triangles to fit the skewer and use the pointed end to poke holes into the sail. After that, push the pointy end through the middle of the sponge until it is about 1-2 inches on the other side.

2. Fish Origami.

For this, you will need square origami paper and googly eyes.

Start by folding a square piece of paper diagonally (both sides) and in half (one side) – crease and unfold.

Hold the paper at the horizontal line (the half fold on one side) and fold towards the center to get a triangle shape. Now hold the right bottom corner of the triangle and fold it toward the center along the crease. Do the same with the other corner, and we got a fishtail! Turn it over and add an eye.

3.Marbled Seashell Art. What you will need;

  • White clamshells

  • Food coloring (your choice of colors)

  • Shaving Cream

  • Tray (make sure it has sides)

  • Bamboo skewers

  • Paper towels

Fill the tray with shaving cream and squeeze drops of food coloring onto the shaving cream; each color can have its own tray or use them all on one for multicolored shells. Using the bamboo skewers, make a marble pattern in the shaving cream.

Dip a shell into the marbled shaving cream, dip the shells and then scoop up the shaving cream a bit. Taking a paper towel, wipe off the shaving cream to reveal the amazing patterns underneath! Place the shell on some more paper towels to dry.

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