Friday, June 25, 2010

What To Do

We're only a few days into summer vacation, and I have found myself scouring my favorite blogs and sites, looking for crafts to do with my girls a few times already. Turns out, there is a ridiculous amount of brilliant ideas and resources out there—tutorials, recipes, suggestions, and even more lists of things to do. Jackpot!

I've compiled a list of my favorites for you and me :

Paint a fresco (FuoriBorgo)

Make your own bug catcher (Shivaya Naturals)

Craft up some clay suns (Twig and Toadstool)

Make some Custom Drawn kid stationary (Just Something I Made)

Have your kids make their own ink Blob t-shirts (Vintage Chica)

Make mobiles from found drift wood and beads (Wise Craft)

Try some corn syrup painting (The Crafty Crow)

Make a moss terrarium (Poppytalk)

Learn block printing: tutorials Part I & Part II ( from me!)

fold up some Origami paper wallets (Future Craft Collective)

Squeeze some fresh orange juice and make sun eggs (GardenMama)

And more lists to pour over!

The Long Thread's round up of 50 Summer Crafts for Kids (check out the Stone Dolls from MayaMade)

list of great games to play with kids over at Mommy Coddle

List of outdoor summer activities at 5 Orange potatoes

list of Artful Books for Children from Quince and Quire

and this list of resources for nature-based summer learning, from The Snail's Trail


  1. that is alot of research. thanks for doing it so now I don't have to. :) great links. today is the first without school so these will come in handy this summer.

  2. Wonderful list Amy! Thanks for including me. Have a great weekend.


  3. What a great list of resources. I am really interested in the block print tutorial you have something on my forever wanted to do list.

  4. oh THANK YOU for the round up!
    My friend and I have made up our own summer camp so I am grateful for the ideas!

  5. Block printint! This could be the summer when I finally do it - I ruined my only one piece of linoleum last year (I forgot to carve it mirror image like). Thank you for your list, and for including my fresco tutorial!

  6. What a fabulous list - we are going to be so busy having fun now! xx

  7. Dearest Amy, such wonderful list of projects! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful summer vacation!! Wishing you a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  8. what fun!! those clay suns, especially...thanks for the ideas!

  9. Holy Bazole! That is quite some list there!


  10. Waouh!!!
    It is going to be a busy-crafty summer!!! Lovely links!!!
    MERCI !
    ;) Lila