Barbara's Beat: Country Woman’s summer craft projects for kids

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Country Woman’s summer craft projects for kids

Put down the i-gadgets and unplug the video games; show kids some old-school summer fun that's both inexpensive and a good way to sneak in a little education or fine motor skill development.

Just in time for summer vacation, Country Woman the #1 country lifestyle magazine for women who live in or long for the country — has rounded up some of it's favorite and easiest summer craft projects for kids.

Bug Jars: This fun craft provides the perfect place for bug-loving kids to safely study their insect friends. 

Easy Friendship Bracelets: Have fun with the kids making these super-easy friendship bracelets they can wear or give as gifts to their friends.

DIY Bubble Solution and Wands: Kids will be forever blowing bubbles with this quick and easy DIY bubble solution and DIY bubble wands made of pipe cleaners.

DIY Flip-Flops with Balloons: Craft DIY Flip-Flops for summer using ordinary flip-flops and colorful balloons. Upcycle fabric scraps into sweet sachets or fun beanbags for kids.

If you want more great diversions for your kids this summer, visit: Summer crafts and easy-to-follow summer craft tutorials or download the digital version of Country Woman on the iPad, Nook, Kindle or Google Play and Android. Many of these projects are in our June/July issue on sale through July 8.

- Country Woman

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