10 Crafty Activities To Get Your Kids Hooked On Now That The Sun's Come Out

10 Crafty Activities To Get Your Kids Hooked On Now That The Sun's Come Out

Some good news for both sufferers of SAD and kids who want nothing more than to play outside: the sun is starting to come out and we are gearing up a for a (hopefully) glorious summer.

And with the following crafty projects - perfect for outdoors - you kids won't want to be cooped up inside any longer.

So, why not get their creative juices flowing by introducing them to these fun-filled and creative activities.

1. Shadow drawing

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  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Items to draw

2. Edible water beads

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  • Tapioca pearls
  • Container
  • Water
  • Food colouring

3. Freezy paint

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  • Shaving cream/whipped cream
  • Food colouring

4. Water marbles

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  • Water marbles
  • Container
  • Water

5. Design t-shirts using crayons and sandpaper

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  • Sandpaper
  • Crayons
  • T Shirt
  • Iron paper towels

6. Mickey Mouse tie-dye t-shirts

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  • T-shirt
  • Rubber bands
  • Dental floss
  • Tie Dye
  • Soda ash
  • Plastic wrap

7. Jello playdough

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  • Jell-O jelly
  • White flour
  • Warm water
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Cooking oil

8. Make a house out of cardboard box scraps

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  • cardboard boxes
  • scissors
  • knife marker
  • colourful paper glue Any other crafts items your child chooses (glitter, sequins, stickers, etc)

9. Salt dough jewellery

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  • Flour
  • Salt
  • String or ribbon
  • plastic knives or cookie cutters
  • Bamboo kitchen skewers and/or toothpicks paints
  • Glitter, etc

10. Bird feeding mobile

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  • Bird food
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Sturdy twigs
  • Cheerios
  • Light corn syrup
  • Paintbrush
  • String
  • Wax
  • Paper
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors