Creative Summer Fun

The school year is over for most, and that means summer fun can begin. I was sipping my coffee and reminiscing about all the things I used to do over the Summer Break as a child, especially the crafty things. This is a great time to engage in creative activities with your child/children.

What are all the fun things we used to do as kids? There are building forts that took up the entire living room. The kids on our block would make everything we needed to play. (Of course, this was before cell phones, cable t.v., wi-fi, and social media.) If we pretended we were knights we’d make swords and shields. We made blasters and lightsabers and all kinds of ice cube tray popsicles. We were treasure hunters looking for rare stones on the shore of Lake Michigan, and we would be architects building sand castles with the best view of the lake.

I want to pass down all of these creative activities to my son. Using your imagination is so vauluable.

Somewhere somehow along the way, we lose track of our inner child. Sometimes we forget to play to use our imaginations and get out of the everyday grown-up world that we live in. Now is a good time to get back to the basics getting in touch with that inner child and just play, create, make memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy this summer as you did when you were a child.

First, drawing with sidewalk chalk is always a favorite. Playing hopscotch and marbles is a great summer past time. We will make origami boats and paper airplanes. For messy fun, you have to make slime and playdough. Then for the ultimate challenge, building the most epic cardboard box fort EVER! You can’t go through summer without making tie-dye shirts and rock candy. There are so many great activities to do with children this summer.

So get out there and create your own summer fun. Craft your way to an exciting adventure with your kids and share your creative spirit.

Artfully yours,


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