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Tuesday
May202014

Paper Plate Seashell for Preschoolers

Looking for a seashell craft to do with your preschooler?  This paper plate seashell helps preschoolers with their fine motor skills and is really easy to make.  My son made this a while back in class a while back, but it is still one of my favorite summer crafts. 

You need 1) a hole puncher 2) a plain white paper plate and 3) scissors and 4) any color of yarn. 

Voila... You have a seashell!

Want more fun summer crafts and activities for tots, preschoolers, and older kids too?  Follow me on Pinterest.

Friday
May162014

Sports & Soccer Camp: Delaware County & Mongomery County PA

Do you live in Aston, Upper Dublin, Springfield, Media, Ridley Park PA or surrounding areas?  If so, I want to tell you about a summer camp for your little sports lover!  

Future Captain Sports is now registering for their sports & soccer camps. Whether your child is on an intramural soccer team, advanced travel team, or just likes to play sports in the backyard, their coaching staff is dedicated to the development and growth for all ages and skill levels. 

Their sports camps give kids an opportunity to enjoy some of their favorite activities, including: soccer, baseball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, tag, obstacle courses and more! The soccer camps focus on technical and tactical skills in a fun and encouraging environment. 

Register for one of their Soccer or Sport Camps by May 31st and Save $10 Using Code LFFK2014.

Learn more on the Future Captain Sports website.

Friday
May162014

Corner Bakery Cafe Opening Day May 21, 2014

Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to "Feed the Day" in Moorestown, NJ with a new cafe opening on Wednesday, May 21st and they want you to celebrate with them!
Where: 400 New Jersey 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057
When: Wednesday, May 21st
What: Starting at 6:30 am, the cafe is offering the first 100 guests a commemorative Moorestown Corner Bakery Cafe travel mug, which includes a daily coffee refill for one year, FREE of charge.
Also, as part of the opening celebration, all guests that come in during the opening week will have the chance to enter a raffle for the "Free Panini for a Year" giveaway. 

 

Thursday
May152014

5 Summer Upcycled & Recycled Crafts for Kids

I remember growing up, and celebrating Earth Day once a year. Now, I'm always thinking about ways to reduce, recycle and upcycle. There are three reasons why I think upcycled kid crafts are ideal for busy moms.

1) It's cheaper. I could spend so much money on really amazing craft supplies.  But, sticking with the basics and supplementing with recycled materials can save a lot of money.

2) It's convenient. It's much easier to grab something from the recycle bin vs. dragging the kids to the craft store. I love  going to the craft store alone, but with kids, it's a whole other story.

3) It's earth friendly. Obviously, it's better for the environment to make use of something we already have instead of buying new material. We are leaving this planet to our children, and I want to leave it the best it can be.

 

So, with summer approaching, I wanted to share some of my favorite upcycled and recycled crafts for kids.  Here they are:


One thing we always have in our recycle bin is thin cardboard boxes and they seem to accumulate. My son came home from preschool one day with this really cute recycled robot craft. I have always been impressed with some of the art projects my son does at preschool.  This one is really easy and I love the results.

I love these upcycled bright summer flowers. They almost look so good you would never know they were made with old plastic water bottles. 


This is an easy one!  Just take an empty cardboard toilet paper tube. Spread on some peanut butter. Cover it in bird seed. Easy as 1,2,3! You don't need any string because you just slip it on a branch and let the birds enjoy.


Did you ever think of upcycling a mustard bottle for a Bumble Bee Garden Stake?  I didn't, but it's a great way to re-use those bright yellow bottles. 

My kids love butterflies and these egg carton caterpillars that turn into butterflies teach kids about metamorphosis and upcycling at the same time. This simple craft easily shows kids how we can recycle and re-use items that would otherwise be thrown away (cardboard egg cartons and paper bags) and teaches a bit of science as well!

If you want to see more fun upcycling crafts and summer fun activities for kids, check out my Pinterest boards!

Follow Heather @ LocalFunforKids's board Summer Crafts & Activities for Kids on Pinterest.

Follow Heather @ LocalFunforKids's board Upcycling Ideas on Pinterest.