Simple DIY Crafts for Kids & We Love Weekends

by Meghan

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Happy Friday, y’all!  If you’re new here, welcome!  I’m Meghan, the founder of Playground Parkbench.  I write about parenting, household tips, and at-home activities for kids.  Every Friday, I partner with four of my fellow bloggers to bring you We Love Weekends, an open forum for our favorite family-friendly bloggers to share their best ideas with you so you and your family will love the weekend too!  I also feature my favorite posts from the week before – this week’s features include some great, simple DIY crafts for kids to keep them entertained on these long, hot summer days!

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 Featured Simple DIY Crafts for Kids

With the kids out of school, and long summer days, I am always on the lookout for great at-home activity ideas, and simple DIY toys we can create together.  Last week’s link-up featured some of the best I’ve seen yet!

Simple DIY Crafts for Kids WLW 2015-07-02

First up, summer means berry season.  Just a Mom took this seasonal produce and let her daughter use fresh blackberries as natural fingerpaint!  What a great sensory play idea, and a perfect simple, outdoor craft for kids.

Next up, we love this simple DIY nightlight from Sunny Day Family.  The Glow in the Dark Ocean Bottle also doubles as a great sensory play bottle: use it for counting, I spy, and more!

And last but not least, another great idea from Little Worlds, Big Adventures.  If you’re in need of some last minute Independence Day party decor, affordable decorations for your next birthday party, or even just to add a little festivity to your living room on your next rainy day, don’t miss this simple DIY Paper Bunting.  I can’t wait to try it – do it with colored paper or even patterned scrapbook paper for endless possibilities!

Looking for more?  You might also enjoy…

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DIY Liberty Crowns for July 4thSimple DIY Liberty Crowns

What were some of your favorites from last week’s link-up?  In case you need anymore last minute ideas for your 4th of July festivities this weekend, don’t forget to check out last weekend’s July 4th Party Fun edition of We Love Weekends, as well as all of our patriotic posts here.

 We Love Weekends Co-Hosts

We Love Weekends is brought to you each week by 101 Things to do with the Kids, Peakle Pie, Playground Parkbench, Something2Offer and Witty Hoots.  Please visit my co-hosts, check out their featured posts from last weekend, and follow them on social media.

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We Love Weekends Link-Up

Now, for the link-up!  Bloggers, please share your favorite activities, recipes, adventures and anything else that shows why YOU Love Weekends!  All linked posts will be displayed across all co-hosts’ blogs, and our favorites will be featured and pinned.  Be sure to take a look around, check out the content from your fellow bloggers and leave a note to say #WeLoveWeekends!If you are not a blogger, feel free to check out all the great family-friendly content shared from kid-bloggers everywhere to see why We Love Weekends!

Thanks for sharing your blog posts with all of us!  By linking up you give my co-hosts and me permission to use a picture from your post to feature individually or as part of a collage our sites or through social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.  Pictures will only be used to feature the post that you shared and will always contain a link directly to your blog.

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Laura July 3, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Thanks for featuring our Glow in the Dark Ocean Bottle!

PGPBMeghan July 3, 2015 - 8:36 pm

I love it! Need to track down some of those glow in the dark shells!


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