This has probably been our first summer that felt less like I was “babysitting” my boys and more like we were “adventuring”. They are both now at the age where we don’t bring a stroller, we don’t need to pack a million snacks, we don’t change diapers–we just go…and do (sometimes at a moment’s notice). We’ve had beach days and farm days and picnic days and lake days and lazy days. And we have had an absolute blast bringing our Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera along for the ride to capture our adventures.
One of our favorite things to do this summer was to create crafts using mementos from our adventures. We made foraging baskets to collect shells on our beach trips. We decorated and painted sticks we collected from a picnic. We started collecting and polishing rocks we found on our hikes. And just the other day I designed these fun photo holders for the boys to keep their favorite pictures in. These ones are staying on our fireplace so I left them plain. But the boys have been painting some very colorfully to keep in their rooms.
This project is so simple! All you need are a few inexpensive supplies and 5-10 minutes, seriously!
1-2 inch wooden cubes
Scissors or wire cutters
Floral wire is very thin and easy to manipulate so you won’t have any trouble shaping it. First, I shaped a heart and left a long tail (10 inches) of excess wire on the end.
- wedding place cards
- display your favorite quotes
- church craft activity
- baby shower favors