Summer fun is here! Today, I’ll give you a few super easy and doable ideas to create magical Make it Mondays with your kids this summer. Are you ready to awaken the maker in your child?
Here are a few tips to know before you tackle any Make it Monday project:
- Keep it simple. In this post, I’ve gathered a few simple projects for you to start with. The key to success in any project with kids is simplicity! Don’t expect little ones to sit for hours creating a detailed craft. Set yourself up for success and stick to the basics.
- It’s about the process, not the product. As you create memories with your kids, remember that memories are what are most important. That cute little craft will most likely be in the trash by autumn, lets face it. Cherish their expressions, take a mental photo of your babies as they create. And, most importantly, don’t stress if the your creation doesn’t look Pinterest perfect. It’s all about the process!
- Offer specific praise, not vague flattery. The process of creating can sometimes be intimidating for kids. Make it a point to be encouraging on Make it Monday! Be specific, and focus on effort. “I love the way you’re taking your time to cut that paper neatly.” Specific praise is a wonderful way to build self-esteem and teach kids to love creative time!
Hey there, mama! If you’re taking the epic summer challenge with me (and you should!), be sure to download your free summer schedule printable below! This simple weekly planner will help you get organized and be intentional about making this a summer to remember with your kids!
Need more summer fun inspiration? Check here!
- How to Make Your EPIC Summer Schedule!
- Take a Trip Tuesday
- Water Wednesday
- Thinking Thursday
- Fun Friday
Alright, here’s what you’ve been waiting for! Check out this awesome list for some fun Make it Monday inspiration.
10 Stunning Make It Monday Ideas for Kids
- Craft Stick Harmonicas– from Make It Love It
- Stained Glass Butterfly– from Typically Simple
- Pine Cone Flower Refrigerator Magnets– from The Painted Hinge
- Tin Can Bird Feeders– from Mom Endeavors
- Tee Shirt Braided Bracelets– from A Girl and a Glue Gun
- Pool Noodle Boats– from Our Family of Seven
- Leaf and Nature Insect Art Shadowbox– from Modern Parents Messy Kids
- Paint with Leaves and Natural Paintbrushes– from Learn Create Love
- Squirt Gun Painting– from Fireflies and Mudpies
- Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls– from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Happy crafting! Looking for more summer fun? Check here for inspiration for Take a Trip Tuesday, Water Wednesday, Thinking Thursday, and Fun Friday.
Don’t forget to get your free printable summer schedule weekly planner! Enter your info in the form below to get your download. It’s super quick and easy, and I know your kids will look forward to using this summer schedule!