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Summer Activities: Cork Bugs

Summer can be a difficult time to try and keep kids busy. Its hot, there are few activities that keep kids busy all day, or even for long periods of time. So you often hear those awful words, “I’m Bored!” So it is useful to have a bunch of different activities around that can be easily picked up and done throughout the course of the day.

This incredibly fun and creative craft comes from the Melissa and Doug Blog. Melissa and Doug toys are great for children, they are interactive, creative, and foster a learning environment during play. They are also great for the environment wince they try to use natural materials. The Boy’s Store loves Melissa and Doug toys, we even offer several in our store. Their goal is much the same as ours, to help kids.

This fun craft can be done at home with very few materials, and will allow children to experiment with their creative side. It can also be played with afterwards and foster imaginary play.

What You Will Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Corks

To get the full tutorial with step-by-step photos head on over to the Melissa and Doug blog. You can follow along and get some great design ideas. When you are all done prepare to bug out for some fun!

 

Father’s Day: Dad’s #1 Fan

Father’s Day is a great day to show Dad how much we love and appreciate him. Sometimes we forget to remind the people closest to us how important they are to us. Thats why days like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and Valentine’s Day exist. We live in such a fast paced, busy world that we don’t even take the time to call people, it is just so much simpler to send a text. We don’t read books we read blogs (by the way we do appreciate that we just also really like people to read books!) and we eat fast food because it is simpler and faster than cooking at home when we are on the run. So it isn’t surprising that we need days like Father’s Day to remind us to stop and show our love and affection for the people in our lives that mean the most to us.

Dad’s are great. They do the heavy lifting. Like when we fall asleep on the couch, but wake up in bed. Yep, that is usually Dad. When we want to learn how to build something with our own hands, it’s usually Dad that takes us out to the hardware store and is excited to share his wisdom. Dad are great for so many things, so it is important to show him that we love him as much as he loves us, because we do after all. Even if we don’t always say it.

This year for Father’s Day we need to get old fashioned and make Dad something special from the heart. That is just from us. No help from Mom, because that is the best way to show Dad that we really care.

We have found an excellent craft that is perfect for Dad without any real help from Mom. Thanks to Michelle at Crafty Morning we have a gift that will totally score points with Dad. This #1 Fan craft is great, it is fun, simple, and totally about Dad. You can add Dad’s favorite team to the picture and you can write Dad a special message just from you. Michelle at Crafty Morning loves to craft, and her crafts are filled with heart. Which is exactly what a craft for our Dad on Father’s Day should be filled with.

Father's Day

What You Will Need: 

  • Paper
  • Brown Paint
  • White Paint
  • Paint brush
  • One hand (you do need two but just one will get really dirty)
  • One marker or pen

Now just head on over to Crafty Morning for a very easy-to-follow tutorial with pictures. Then get your craft going and you can surprise Dad with a very cool Father’s Day gift.

Spring Craft: Egg Carton Frogs

Who says all spring crafts have to revolve around bunnies, chicks, and eggs? We have a craft for you that will keep with the spirit of spring but isn’t so a Easter-Centered. This fun craft is totally boy friendly. Is fun, easy to follow, and will leave you hopping for joy.

Egg Carton Frogs are an excellent boy spring craft. As parents we don’t always want real frogs frolicking through our house. But we can deal with a few little crafts if it makes our boys hoppy. What is so great about this craft? It is easy to do, is perfect for spring, and will make your boys feel like little frog kings themselves.

This incredible craft is brought to you by Crafty Morning, an incredibly crafty blog created and run by Michelle a crafter extraordinaire! Michelle loves to craft and has been sharing her crafts for years. She has an assortment of crafts, ideas, and activities for all sorts of decor, and even holidays. She is definitely gifted when it comes to creating fun crafts and tutorials. We are very excited to share this craft from her spring crafts and encourage you to check out her other incredibly easy tutorials.

Egg carton frogs

What You Will Need:

Egg carton

White, yellow, and red paper

Black and green paint

Scissors

Glue

Hurry on over to Crafty Morning for some great photos and tutorial to follow along while you and your boys create these fantastic frogs. Feel free to get creative with them and add different colors to express your boys favorites. When you are all done display your little frog. You can even check out this website to talk about how frogs are born and develop. Or check out a great online reading of The Frog Prince. Enjoy!

Frog prince animated story:

https://youtu.be/OjIAY024QRU