Part 2 of Ridiculously Fun Makes for Kids is here! Keeping little ones entertained all summer long with more creative projects, from making your own tropical lei for the sunny weather to super-fun indoor activities such as creating tube animals. These exciting makes will entertain their creative minds and give you loads of ideas for filling up their summer holidays.
Here are our top picks for kids to have a summer to remember, filled with lots of Creative Play!
Get ready for hot and sunny weather with your own tropical lei! To get started, cut string to your desired length before preparing your tropical flowers. The Tropical Lei die, available at Sizzix, is perfect for this make so you can die-cut your leis in no time! To separate the flowers on your lei, cut drinking straws into small tubes about 1.5 inches long. Hole punch each flower and use the Paper Sculpting Kit to add dimension to your flowers. Lastly thread a flower onto your sting and then a tube and repeat until your lei is full and knot to secure.
Origami Fortune Teller
These paper origami fortune tellers will bring nostalgia back from your school playground days, which your kids will love to learn! All you’ll need is a sheet of cardstock, a pair of scissors and some pens! There’s lots of easy to follow instructions online how to make your own fortune teller, such as this one by apartmenttherapy.com.
Keeping kids entertained on a budget can be difficult, but with these tube animals it’s never been easier! Make sure you plan this one in advance so you can keep empty toilet rolls aside. With the opportunity to learn about all different species, you can create lots of tube animal friends, from under the sea creatures to north pole pals.
DIY Weather Station
Encourage kids to make their own observations about the weather, with their own DIY weather station! A great way to introduce young children to science, this make will have them make observations on factors such as cloud level, temperature and wind speed.
There’s lots of free templates for weather stations you can find online, or you can easily make your own by having kids draw their own symbols and temperature gauges. To make the station interactive, create an arrow out of cardstock and secure with a butterfly pin, allowing you to slide across graphs to what best represents the weather conditions of the day.
We love taking fashion inspiration from the festival season, including this adorable headband! The perfect summer fashion accessory, kids will love making their own headband to wear all summer long. To make your own, take a plain headband and wrap around some silky ribbon as a gorgeous base. Next decorate how you wish! A few ideas include making your own pom poms, or die-cut felt embellishments, both of which you can secure with a hot glue gun.
If you missed Part 1 of Ridiculously Fun Makes for Kids, click here!