Summer is upon us and Andreja, creator of Easy Peasy and Fun features some very creative and fun crafts on her blog including Origami Frogs, Water Color Ice Painting, Printable Big Mouth Shark Craft, Printable Bug Finger Puppets and Turtle Using Black Crayon Resist. We would like to thank Andreja for granting us permission to feature her blog and share a round-up of five of her summer related crafts! Head over to her page for the full tutorials and more art fun for anytime of the year!
JUMPING ORIGAMI FROGS
Having a backyard summer BBQ and need to keep the kids entertained? Provide paper to the kids (or use recycled magazine paper–free, good and sturdy) and give her instructions on how to make Origami Jumping Frogs. Easy, Peasy and Fun has a good how-to on how to make them. Kids can use markers to add in eyes, a nose and even have a frog race. Ribbit, Set, GO!
ICE POP PAINTING
Another summer craft from Easy Peasy Fun A few drops of food coloring, water, ice cube tray and a few short popsicle sticks and you have a great activity for a hot summer day! The children can even get 2-3 activities out of this one. They can work on color theory as they drop colors and make new colors; they can choose to mix one drop of yellow with one drop of blue and watch it turn green; red and yellow to make green; you get the idea!. This can also be a quick science lesson on the different states of water and the conditions in which liquid turns into a solid.
BIG MOUTH CRAFT
Children can chose any animal they like to do the Big Mouth Craft. You can talk to the children about life cycles or discuss animals they are be more familiar with, such as birds they see in their local park or pets in relations to what they like to eat. If you want to connect it to the summer theme, you can have children do a self portrait and ask them what some of their favorite snacks are for the summer. Watermelon and ice-cream anyone?! You can get the shark printable at Easy Peasy Fun.
BUG FINGER PUPPETS
Easy Peasy Fun’s finger puppets are adorable, fun and interactive! Kids can let their imagination run wild with all the ways they want to color them. Doodle Hog NOYO Crayons would be great for this craft with their large assortment of vibrant colors! You can color it simply or take advantage of their watercolor effect by brushing water over it. The full how-to and printables are available at Easy Peasy Fun.
Turtle Black Glue Resist
Andreja, creator of Easy Peasy and Fun does it again with her incredibly creative crafts with this Black Glue Resist Craft. All you need is to add a little black acrylic paint to your usually glue to create this one of a kind piece of art worthy for framing! You can use a variety of mediums to color this in, however watercolor seems to be the way to go! This turtle looks quite lively! She even has a printable tutorial on her page demonstrating the steps on how to draw it. For extra inspiration, visit the aquarium and create a whole layout of various sea animals, Jellyfish, Manta Rays, Clownfish and more!
What are some of your favorite summer crafts to do with the children? Wishing you a summer of fun-filled days!