Summer Crafts Week One Recap

If you have been following us on Instagram, you have seen all of the fun things we have been doing this summer.  Our van is down, so we are limited on where we can go for a while so I decided to pick out a ton of fun crafts and snacks to do with the kids.  We have been doing about 2-3 crafts a week along with a crafty snack which is the most fun.

I am going to share with you all of the crafts we do and where I found the inspiration each week. 

Last week, we started off with making fingerprint dandelions.  This craft comes from Glued To My Crafts and it was a super cute project.  There is a printable to make it super easy which I am all about, but you could also draw your own with a permanent marker if you don’t have access to a printer.  We used acrylic paint to do our finger prints which washes off easily and is only $.50 a bottle at Wal-Mart.  I helped Solara do hers so it was her very first art project ever!  This is a quick craft, so you could easily pair it with your craft snack.

The next day, we did what I like to call “Lava Lamp in a Cup”.  The oil and water experiment comes from Growing A Jeweled Rose.  We used vegetable oil because it is cheap and what I had on hand, however, I would totally use baby oil next time because I think a clear oil would give a much more aesthetically pleasing result.  This was still REALLY fun and kept the kids busy for a long time.  We dumped the cups outside when we were finished because my mama always told me not to dump oil down the drain.  She would be proud. 

Our crafty snack was the favorite of the week because, well, you can eat it.  My kids LOVE food, so they were super excited about this.  Not to mention, it’s really freaking adorable.  We got this idea from The 11 Best.  We ended up having seconds because it was so yummy.  The frosting on the graham crackers reminded me of Dunkaroos from my childhood.  Y’all remember those, right?  I dyed some vanilla frosting with a little blue food coloring gel.  I find that the gel mixes better than the drops.  I also pre-crushed the graham crackers in a Ziploc then put them in a bowl for the kids.  They really enjoy building their own snack!


You can find all of these crafts and more on my Summer Craft board on Pinterest!  If you do any of these crafts, let us know which one is your favorite!

Author: Charlise Lee

I am a Crunchy Mama of 5 rowdy boys and 2 sweet girls! I also gave birth to a baby girl in January 2016 for an awesome couple as their surrogate. I married my awesome husband, Brian in October 2016 and we are located in a little city outside of Dallas, Texas. I am a jill-of-many-trades. I run a laundry service, do custom sewing and even sell lactation cookies to my locals. I love to shop at thrift stores, take showers without an audience and spend time dreaming of a life off the grid! Follow me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos in the life of my crunchy family!