I know I should enjoy every bit of summer, but I am already looking forward to fall. Cooler weather, fall colors, a consistent school routine - I'm ready! I am also looking forward to learning more craft ideas when my son brings home his artwork! A couple of weeks ago, Kellan brought home a rainmaker he made at summer camp. It was a decorated cardboard paper towel tube with rice inside and the ends taped shut. I love projects using materials I have at home. I am definitely going to replicate this craft at home on a rainy day.
This afternoon, I was doing some cleaning and Kellan amused himself by sitting inside a box. He said he was driving to "Min-sota" (where his grandparents live) and he would be back later. I asked if he wanted a steering wheel. Of course the kid wants a steering wheel! So I cut one out of cardboard and attached it to a box flap using a plastic circle, which allows the wheel to turn. I have no idea where that plastic piece came from, but it was sitting around in our kitchen junk drawer. Now I don't feel so bad for having a junk drawer!
If I have a morning when my son is content to sit inside a cardboard box while I get some work done, it's an accomplishment. Once I get around to cleaning that junk drawer, then I'll really be on a roll!
Do you have a favorite craft idea for preschoolers?