Eleven Kids Craft Ideas

How many times have you heard it so far this summer? If the words, “I’m bored” are repeated all too often at your house then we’ve got some great ideas for you! Check out our We R blog roundup of 11 Kids Craft Ideas and you’ll have an easy remedy for summer boredom.

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To start off our kids craft roundup, we’ve got a darling Chalkboard Countdown created by design team member Jennie McGarvey. While this countdown is summer-themed, you could easily adapt it to fit any exciting event your kids are looking forward to, like a family vacation or the first day of school.

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Next up is a fun kids birthday party favor made from an origami favorite. These Fortune Teller Party Favors are not only a great way to serve up some sweets, but the kids will have fun playing with them after they’re empty.

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While this one was created for Father’s Day, this type of mini album is a great way to get kids involved in scrapbooking and paper craft projects. Letting them write their own journaling not only captures moments, it’s awesome to read it years down the road.

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Our 4×4 Photo Sleeves make for the perfect DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board for any occasion. Simply fill the pockets with your favorite patterned paper and the die cut some 4×4 X’s and O’s with an electronic die cutting machine and place some repositionable adhesive on the back.

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Photo props add a fun atmosphere to any party, event, or boring summer day. =) And We R patterned paper makes your photo props even more fun!

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With our Shape Dies and 3×4 Card Punch this DIY Bingo Game came together easily! Use any shape die you want to create a fun game that will keep the kids busy for hours.

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Make Kids Craft Kits with any of our container template dies. Then fill them with pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, and other craft supplies. Your kids’ imaginations can run wild.

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Make your own Bingo Game by cutting markers with our Shape Dies. You can create a themed bingo game, or use basic shapes like circles, squares, or stars.

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Get ready for the Holidays by making a Mini Thankful Book that the kids can write in. Our 123 Punch Board makes perfect mini file folders that would work well for this project!

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Countdowns are super fun for kids, and help them keep track of dates they’re looking forward to. This Christmas Countdown was made with our Candy Box Punch Board. Simply swap out whichever patterned papers fit with your theme.

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Get the kids in the kitchen with a fun food craft–Hot Cocoa In A Bag. Fill food grade cellophane bags with hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows, then top them off with a folded 4×6 journaling card and some die cuts.

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While some of these ideas may be seasonal, you can adapt most of them to fit any time of year. Try these crafts out with your kids or grandkids to beat summer boredom!

Happy Campers Eye Candy!!!

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For today’s post I thought I would share some Happy Campers projects to inspire you.  Here are a couple of layouts for your viewing pleasure:

I created this layout about an evening our family spent up in the nearby mountains eating hobo dinners and roasting marshmallows last summer.  Great memories!  I love how easy it was to create the background for this page with the Lace Kerchief Lucky 8 Punch.

This page features a photo of my hubby and some scouts the morning after they camped out in the rain.  The gorgeous view they saw of the clouds settled over the mountain tops made the rainy night worth it.  The Sew Ribbon tool added some fun details to this layout.

Here’s a cute door hanger that would make a great gift for a college student or a child going off to summer camp.  You could even hang it on your camper door while on a road trip.

I hope these Happy Campers projects have inspired your summer crafting.  Creative cheers!

~Aly

Check out the We R Memory Keepers website to see all the supplies:

Happy Campers Paper Pack

Lace Kerchief Lucky 8 Punch

Sew Ribbon Tool

Aqua Ribbon

Aqua Brads and Eyelets

Brown Brads

Orange Washi Tape

Yellow Baker’s Twine

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