There wasn’t enough summer in our summer.

I’ve been feeling a lull in my craftiness over the summer and I find that kind of ironic. Summer brings to mind memories of lazy days and fun crafts. But we’ve been so busy with all of this other “stuff” this summer. I’ve only got 3 weeks left until my kiddos go back to school and I’m torn between wanting to do back to school stuff – prep a lunch box cabinet, weed through their clothes to see what fits, get school day schedules printed – and wanting to cram in all of the summer craftiness and laziness that we just didn’t get around to – the tie dying, the shell painting, the bike riding, scavenger hunts and reading under trees. We’re running out of time! It feels like we’re always running out of time though. Having two pokey kids doesn’t help that matter. Perhaps it’s time to hit the pinterest boards and find something simple to do tomorrow morning…

There wasn’t enough summer in our summer.

Springtime Craft

   Last week, the girls and I made these cute little hot air balloons inspired by the Crafty Morning website. We hung ours from fishing line so they looked just like they were floating through the cloudless sky. They were so easy for the girls to make. I made a balloon template and had the girls trace it onto the back of as many pieces of patterned and solid construction paper as they wanted. They cut them out and folded them and I helped them to attach them using scrapbook adhesive. We attached the fishing wire inside one of the balloon halves so that it would come directly out of the center of the balloon once it was all stuck together. When we were done, I cut a toilet paper roll in thirds. We attached some yarn to the inside of the toilet paper roll and then taped it to the outside of the hot air balloon et voila! Hot air balloons! With the second one, I tried to tape all of the yarn to the center of the balloon but I think taping the yarn to the outside looks better.

Have you been making any cool spring crafts? Next up on our plates are stained glass Easter Eggs!

Springtime Craft