Are you one of those parents thinking “only one more month until school starts”? The last few weeks of summer vacation can often be a challenge with temps frequently reaching the mid to upper 90s and children becoming a bit stir crazy.
It’s been several years since I fielded the “I’m bored” mantra from my children during summer vacation, but I do remember quite a few times when the heated dog days forced me to call forth some form of crafty creativity. Some of the projects that were the most fun seemed to be those where we were able to use everyday stuff from around the house: styrofoam egg cartons, old crayons that we could melt, toilet paper rolls, extra buttons - the list is endless.
Check out some of these great resources for all kinds of ideas for fun art projects using recyclables. One of the best sources for ideas can be found at the library. We have many books available with craft ideas and our Kids' World summer reading program also offers craft projects for kids.
- Lazy Day Craft Ideas for Kids
- Crafts from Recycled products
- Recycled art projects for young children
Have some green craft ideas you’ve tried with your children? Let us know here or on our Facebook page.