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Summer break is here. And so is the pressure to do something with the kids. No school, homework, or sports to fill their days. And while I’m a firm believer in kids having free time and finding ways to entertain themselves, sometimes a little mom-directed activity is in order.
Search Pinterest and you can get overwhelmed by Pinterest Pressure to do fancy projects. And there’s nothing wrong with those if that is your thing. But if you are an uncrafty mom like me, you want to find the easy kids crafts. So I thought it was a good time to bring back Crafts for the Uncrafty Mom. Simple kids crafts or activities that don’t require too much time or fancy supplies.
The first easy summer craft is my attempt to NOT have to wash 8 million cups each day because my boys were getting a new cup each time they wanted water. So we made personalized kids cups and they know that they use their cup for water all day- setting it on the kitchen counter for the next time they want a drink.
- Sharpie Markers (about $4 for an 8 pack of bright at Walmart)
- Plastic cups(we found these in a 4 pack at Walmart for $1- way to go Walmart for the inexpensive made in the USA products!)
- Old towel/newspapers to cover your work area (optional)
Note: you’ll have less worry about the permanent marker coming off if you buy the hard non-shiny plastic type of cups instead of the kind I bought. Though by gentle handwashing, ours are still alright now(a few days after we made them). If it does come off, oh look- the kids have something else to do!
Allow your Sharpie artists to decorate their cups to their hearts’ content.
Don’t forget to HIDE the Sharpies when you are done so you don’t end up with Sharpie-decorated walls or furniture… or kids!
Crafts for the uncrafty mom guest posts:
If you have an easy kids craft or activity that you’ve done(or are doing soon!), I’d love to feature your guest post here. Email me, subject: crafty guest post.