This article features the Best Summer Craft Ideas from the prior 2 linky parties, including some delicious and super-fast and easy summer recipes. Let’s start with these, shall we?
6 Delicious Healthy Smoothy Recipes
We are having a heat wave here, and smoothies sound good, with or without kids, let’s make them! Want some too???!!
How to make
Yummy healthy smoothies are super simple to make. It’s really easy to make different flavors: just change the fruit combinations! Below are 6 true and tried flavor combinations for ultimately healthy and yummy summer smoothies.
- Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, milk, natural yoghurt, ice cubes. About a cup full of each. Leave some raspberries out for decoration.
- Bananas, cocoa powder, cups milk.
- Bananas, milk, natural yogurt, mix of nuts (e.g. walnuts, pistachios, pecans), honey, vanilla extract.
- Apples, milk, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon.
- Bananas, kiwis, yogurt, spinach, ice cubes.
- Mango, banana, pineapple chunks, coconut milk.
Play around with various proportions till you get it just-the-way-you like it! (Hint: You can’t really go wrong.)
2. Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe
Like to bake with the kids? Make this summer lemon, strawberry, yoghurt cake.
by Cookin’ Food
If you don’t count the flour and the sugar, this is a pretty healthy cake. In any case, it’s light, fresh and fruity.
Kids Summer Craft Ideas – non-recipes
1. Easy 3D Illusion Drawing
2. Homemade Lava Lamp
3. DIY Olympic Torch and Winners Metal
by Sew Can Do.
As you can tell from this darling photo, making a wand with the Olympic flame is just one of many Olympic kids party ideas. I personally love the idea of the winners metals necklaces, the country flag-adorned drinking straws and the Olympic rings wall décor. All so simple and a tight theme.
4. SUMMER BEACH ROCK WREATH (tutorial)
by Silly Pearl
You’ll get a step-by-step photo tutorial, but essentially it’s play with sea pebbles, blue glass blobs, and some twine. You will need some strong glue like Gorilla Glue.
Beautiful wreaths result from being a tat freeform.
Very creative way to incorporate summer beach souvenirs into your home décor.
Crafts for Teens, Tweens, Creative Adults
5. How to Glitter Your Own iPhone Case (tutorial)
I think this is her second or third iPhone case make-over and this one is definitely most glitzy! It is sooo easy to make this. I wonder how long this glitter cover will last.
She used school glue & water, followed by layer of clear nail polish. I am thinking that I would use other glue as school glue is washable, but it works, so who am I to say something. I already did in my glue article.
6. How to Make a Sparkly Necklace Pendant
Melysa made this pretty filigree pendant by gluing on various layers of other bling with some heavy-duty jewelry glue, E-6000. (How do I get to talk about glue so much??!! What’s up with that?!)
DIY Project for Home Decorators
7. Entry Closet Transformation into Storage Bench
by Woven Home
By far the most involved and incredibly stunning project submitted. Granted, this is not a kids summer craft but as it is so good, I could not omit it in this line-up.
You won’t get project plans, but you will get lots of inspiration when you see the plain standard white hallway closet doors that were there before. This makeover is sublime in my book.
This is the view you’ll get when you first open the door. Note the smart mirror reflecting light into the area. The mirror is paneled to look like a window, and the glass fronts of the cabinet below continues that window feel. It feels so open and airy.
This is a project that will take a bit longer than an afternoon.
Those are the 7 features I have for you today. Be sure to head over to this week’s linky party and add your own creative projects. We want to see what you have made!
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