by Handmade Charlotte
As much as my kids love summer, it’s not always easy to help them find ways to occupy their time. We all know that nothing breeds mischief like a child with too much time on their hands, so it’s always good to have a few quick & easy crafts ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Here are five of my recent favorite printable crafts & activities for kids…
Strawberry Treat Box Printable
visit oh happy day to download the free printable
Kate Lilley from Mini-eco is one of my favorite go-to sources for printables—the bold & colorful graphics are always a big hit with he kids. This strawberry treat box printable she created for Oh Happy Day is super cut and totally fun.
DIY Peg Dolls Summer Adventure with Cardboard Sea Creatures
Visit Mr Printables to download the template
Here’s a fab craft from another one of my favorites, Mr Printables. The six sea creatures (whale, dolphin, shark, octopus, jellyfish, and flying fish) are a snap to make: simply print the templates, cut some cardboard, and assemble by slotting the pieces (no glue required). They make perfect seaworthy companions for Mr Printables’ DIY peg dolls. Love!
visit mini-eco to download the free printable
Here’s another free printable gem recently shared on Mini-Eco. The 3D geometric creatures are super fun to fold & create, and your little one will gain a better understanding of basic shapes in the process.
Printable Sewing Card Activity
visit handmade charlotte to download the free printable
This printable activity that we shared on Handmade Charlotte a while back is always a big hit with the kids. Threading the funky hairdos is a perfect way to introduce your child to the joys of sewing.
Oscillating Bird Science Toy
visit made by joel to download the template
Joel Henriques’ DIY oscillating bird toy is a perfect tool for teaching kids the science of potential energy. The best part? Your child will be having way too much fun to ever realize that they’re learning something new!