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3 fun ways to fight summer boredom
Tired of hearing, "I'm bored," from your kids during summer vacation? Summer is the perfect time to make scrapbook and memory craft projects that the whole family can enjoy. It's also a good time to go through the scrapbook products you don't often use and find new ways for your kids to enjoy them. Use these ideas below for some kid-friendly craft projects.Keep in mind that these projects require parental supervision, depending on the age and ability of your child.
Mobiles are a great way to decorate a child's room. Use your favorite colors and shapes to make your own unique mobile. Consider these themes: sports, beach, vacation, school, friends and holidays. Paperkuts designer Janna Wilson made this holiday mobile with her two children.
Every child has thoughts to ponder and secrets to record. Decorated journals provide the perfect place to write them down! These journals let your amazing child keep a personal diary, art book or whatever he or she likes for privacy. Use your child's favorite colors and embellishments to create this masterpiece. Paperkuts designer Stephanie Barnard and her daughter Kirstin made a darling book and pen for Kirstin to keep as a personal journal.
This project is a great way to reuse small plastic boxes. It is also a super way to use up your extra supplies. Paperkuts designer Stephanie Barnard made this cute album in a box with her 7-year-old daughter, Katie.
Holiday Mobile by Janna Wilson. Supplies: cardstock by WorldWin; stickers by Pebbles, Inc.; buttons by Junkitz; ribbon; string. Journal and Pen by Kirstin and Stephanie Barnard. Supplies: composition book; pen; patterned paper, ribbon embellishment by Westrim; die cuts by Sizzix; charms by PM Designs; stamps and ink by All Night Media; metal accents by Making Memories; ribbon by Offray; paint by Plaid; flowers by Michaels; adhesives by Krylon and Therm O Web. Katie Box and Matching Mini Album by Katie and Stephanie Barnard. Supplies: plastic box and die cuts by Sizzix; cardstock; metal letters, rub-ons and ribbon by Making Memories; stickers by American Traditional Designs; stamps by All Night Media; jewels by JewelCraft; acrylic paint by Plaid; metal letter slides by PM Designs; acrylic letter by KI Memories; stickers; jump rings; jump rings by Artistic Wire; sandpaper.