Summer is here! My daughters finished school last week so it’s only a matter of time before the “craft cabinet” at our house will need re-stocking! I hope to focus some of their creativity this summer on making cards for their friends and cousins, and also a couple easy albums that they can decorate the front of, then include some fun snapshots of the summer activities they choose as their favorites. During the summer they go through paper, stickers, glue and glitter like water, so here are a few of the fun supplies I’ll be bringing home this week:
My daughter Caroline is 5 and is learning how to read and spell. She loves making words on cards and on her drawings with letter stickers. We’ve got lots to choose from at Archiver’s, but with my girls’ obsession with anything sparkly, their favorites are always the Doodlebug glittery cardstock sticker letters!
I discovered these fringe scissors from Martha Stewart earlier this year and my daughters think they’re awesome. They love making fringe on the bottom and edges of just about anything; we did have a lengthy discussion about these scissors being ONLY for paper in the craft cabinet, never for clothes, curtains, or hair!
Anything with an American Girl theme
My daughters each have an American girl doll that goes with them just about everywhere. They love the fun project kits and especially the sticker packs with the dolls dressed in all their different outfits and accessories.
The Kolo Noci album is a perfect quick project idea for kids. They can decorate the cover and a few inside pages with stickers, then include photos of their favorite summer activities, friends and even some fun journaling.
Harness your kids’ creativity this summer and make something fun together!