Kids Craft Corner – Summer Is Here

The last day of school here was June 22!  Yes, this is considered late by most locations – but that is the way it has always been, even when I was growing up here.  With the start of summer – what to do with all that energy, brain power and creativity?  That is what all us parents are trying to get a handle on, especially this first week since most camps do not start until July.  I am sharing kid care with another family and so not knowing what the weather will bring, hot, thunderstorms, etc – I have been trying to come up with fun things to do.  Our first craft project was decorating a letter.  I love hearing the kids laugh, giggle, talk about what they are creating and just plain having fun – puts a great big smile on my face.  The best part of this activity was the friend of Stella’s, Bella, told me I was her best mom friend of her friends!  After she said that – she said I don’t know how else to say that – I told her it sounded perfect to me.

Decorating Letters

Items Needed

Wooden letter or one cut from cardboard (we did the first letter of their first name)
Paint brushes
Glitter, beads, feathers, stickers, etc.
Glue and glue gun

1. Cover the work area with newspaper.

2. Get all the materials out.

3. Paint the letters – we used wooden letter (About $3 at the craft store).  I am thinking of another letter project, but think will just cut the letters our of cardboard.

4. Decorate!





5. Allow to dry.

6. This step is for an adult: Cut a small piece of twine and a small square of cardboard.  Using the glue gun, secure the twine and then glue the cardboard over the twine.

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3 Responses to Kids Craft Corner – Summer Is Here

  1. Candace says:

    What a great compliment to you…what a great mom. I think cutting letters from cardboard is a great idea. With an exacto knife you could also cut out other shapes. Looks like decorating the letters was fun…these kids have no idea how lucky they are!! : )

  2. virginia says:


    • simply0637 says:

      I am not going to be known as the wierd cat woman on the street, but the weird craft woman that attracts the kids – not to be seen for hours afterwards!

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