If you are looking for a way to have some fun this summer with your kids you may want to give these craft ideas a try. Not only are they big on fun but will allow your kids to beat the summertime boredom with a chance to exercise their creative muscles. Here are some great summer craft ideas-
Shrinky Dink Garden Picks – You will need shrink it or shrinky dink material to make this project. You can find it at most craft stores. Use one sheet of the shrink material and cut out a plant poke shape. It should basically look like a rectangle on a stick. It is important to make sure that the stick part of the plant poke is at least an inch wide and 4-5 inches long to allow for shrinkage. You can write something on your plant poke like “Sally’s Plant” with permanent marker and then color the poke with colored pencils. (It is critical to make sure you do all your writing and decoration on the rough side of the material) Then simply put the plant poke on a paper lined baking sheet and bake it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It will shrink to about one third of its original size. Let it cool completely and then find a home for your garden pick. Kids absolutely love doing this project, especially watching through the oven door while their project curled up and shrank down in front of their eyes.