More than any other time of year, I’m always on the lookout for fun kids’ activities during the summer. My girls are 7 and 4 and they absolutely love everything to do with crafts. They love to drag out all the paper, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, stickers and stamps they can find and just create. Every day when I get home from work, there are two proud artists and dozens of handmade treasures waiting for me. They really love to “make stuff” and I love this about them, even when I’m picking up hundreds of tiny paper scraps and empty sticker sheets and scrubbing marker and ink off of my kitchen table.
Now that my kids are done with school for the summer, they’ve got more time on their hands for crafting and our supplies are disappearing more quickly than usual. On a recent trip to Archiver’s to pick up supplies and lots of hot spot stickers, I also picked up a couple of kids’ kits to try.
Although they both somehow managed to create cards that open on the wrong side, they couldn’t be cuter. My favorite is Caroline’s design showing herself and Daddy on rollerskates together, with an upside-down guitar I can’t wait to see their creations with the scrapbook kits!
I love their passion for “making stuff” and I hope it continues as they grow. Whether you try a kit, our kids’ workshop, or just some cardstock and scissors, get your kids going on “making stuff” this summer too. It’s a great activity you can do together now, and for many years to come. Maybe someday, they’ll even help Mom pick up the paper scraps!