School is out and fun is in! In between summer vacations and trips to the beach, get rid of summer boredom with our fun summer crafts that anyone can do. These easy crafts are a great way to beat the heat and discover a little summer creativity.
Plus: Make it a picnic with these delicious summer sandwiches.
1) Turn paper doilies into drink umbrellas.
Dress up your lemonade with blogger Olivia Kanaley's adorable accents. To re-create these, you'll need card stock, a glue stick, doilies, and wooden skewers - and of course, a pitcher of your favorite summer refreshment.
See the rest of the instructions here.
2) A piñata that will leave party guests abuzz.
Add some buzz to your party with crafter Kirsten Field's irresistible papier-mâché hive. Made for just $10, including bees, this honey-sweet project is sure to be a hit.
See complete instructions here.
To populate your hive with bees, hot-glue a one-inch black pom-pom to a two-inch yellow pom-pom.
Cut 2 two-inch-long pieces of black pipe cleaner, then wrap each around the yellow pom-pom, leaving about a half-inch between the pipe cleaners. Hot-glue ends in place. Finally, fold a piece of vellum paper in half and cut out a one-and-a-half-inch wing shape (as shown). Unfold and attach the creased center to the bee's body, just above the stripe nearest to its head, with hot glue. Repeat to make additional bees, then hot-glue them onto the piñata.
3) Sew a summer seashell tote.
Make use of the ocean's abundant offerings with this handy seashell-adorned tote bag - perfect for carrying around those summer must-haves. (Sunscreen, anyone?)
Grab an inexpensive fabric tote and your shell collection and follow our simple instructions.
Want more? Transform a pillowcase into a perfect tote.
4) Transform a vase into a photo montage.
Give a plain glass vase some new charm with this adorable photo vase. Use your own memories or clip photos from magazines. Then, glue images to a solid sheet of paper and attach to the vase with colorful clothespins. Don't forget to add some summer blooms!
Plus: 10 More Practically Free Crafts!
When school is out, how do you keep your kid's summertime boredom at bay?
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