Jean Tote Bag


Use an old jean skirt (or get one from Goodwill) to make this adorable tote bag. Perfect to take on a sleepover or out to the mall! If you like this craft, check out our Flower Pattern Shirt -- super cute and no sewing required!

What You’ll Need:
*Jean skirt
*Scissors
*Sewing machine

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Staycation Activity Kit

You don’t need to go anywhere or spend a lot of money to have a great family vacation! Take some time off and spend it with your family, having fun with these 9 great ideas. If you like this activity, check out our Road Trip Activities - 11 great ideas for going on the road with kids.

You can print out this entire sheet of ideas by clicking on the “Staycation” attachment below – either in MS Word or PDF.

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Home Movie Theater


Movies are so expensive these days, so bring the fun of the movie theater to your home! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Camp-IN & Firepit craft - which brings the fun of camping to your living room.

What You’ll Need:
*Large foam board
*White Paper
*Markers
*Play Tickets/Play Money
*Various boxes of candy
*Popcorn
*Drinks/Straws

Preparation:
*Make some play tickets and money out of paper.

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Read "Just Me & My Mom" (8/17)

Read Mercer Mayer's Just Me and My Mom and talk about a trip you might like to take with your Mom. Where would you go? What would you see? Can you find the frog on each page of the story?

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Firefly Jar


Whether you say "firefly" or "lightning bug", we all love to see those incredible blinking bodies come summertime! Make this cute firefly catching jar that's sure to attract more fireflies than any other!If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Bug Noisemakers.

What You’ll Need:
*Small clear glass or plastic jar (we used a baby food jar)
*Yellow construction paper (about 5inx3in piece per craft)
*Scissors
*Glue

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Camp-IN with Firepit


Can't get out to do the real thing? Camp out in your living room with our do-it-yourself firepit! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Tic Tac Toe Beach Towel - a great game to play at home or at the beach.

What You’ll Need:
*Tent, sleeping bags, stuffed animals
*Brown paper lunch bags (10 to 15)
*Masking tape
*Black marker

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Camping Tent Frame


Does your family love to camp? Make this adorable picture frame to show off your favorite camping memories! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Puzzle Planks craft - which also uses large popsicle sticks.

What You’ll Need:
*3 large popsicle sticks per frame
*Photo
*Scissors
*Glue
*Fabric scrap -- about a 6x6in square per frame
*Stick on magnet (optional)
*White chalk/paint/fabric marker
*Market

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Read "Just Me and My Dad" (8/9)

To get everyone in the camping spirit, read Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer.

*Check out this interactive "movie" of this book.

*Watch the video on YouTube.

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Watermelon Seeds Craft


Go to your local farmer's market and buy a fresh watermelon. Be sure to save the seeds! This watermelon craft looks so good, you'll be tempted to eat it! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Jellyfish craft - another simple, yet adorable craft.

What You’ll Need:
*Paper plate (1/2 per craft)
*Green & red crayons
*Watermelon seeds
*Glue

Preparation:

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Personalized Luggage Tags


Before going on your vacation, make these personalized tags to make sure you and your kids can identify your luggage! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our personalized bookmarks.

What You’ll Need:
*Cardstock (about 4 in. by 2 in. per tag)
*Hole punch
*Hole punch reinforcement stickers
*White paper
*Crayons, markers, etc.
*Scissors
*Glue
*Old map
*Clear contact paper or laminating paper
*Ribbon/yarn

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