One of the biggest challenges, when kids get out of school, how to beat the “I’m so bored” situation. Of course, a little time where they need to figure out what to do is good, but too much of it can be a challenge for both child and parent.
The Mister brought home this tin from his work. It was leftover from Christmas and no one wanted it. It pains me to know things like this get thrown away; there really are so many ways to reuse them. And honestly, all alone this tin was pretty cool, but I had an idea……
I decided this would make for a great Summer Fun Kit! You could make one for each kid or one for indoors and one for outdoors. If you wanted, you could change out the items once a month. Really, it can be customized however you like.
I like the idea the children decorating the tin as an activity itself. Also, you could make items for the tin like homemade bubbles, DIY bracelet kit, or any number of homemade craft projects.
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HOW TO MAKE A SUMMER FUN KIT
- Spray Paint
- Tin Decorations (like these summer stickers)
- Items for Inside
- Lightly sand the tin.
- You can prime the tin with primer if you like.
- In a well ventilated area, spray paint your tin the desired color. (We used some paint on hand of course.)
- I did a checkerboard on the top, and painted rocks, for an additional activity.
- Add whatever items, to the tin, you like – homemade, thrifted, or dollar store.
Now, whenever your kids are bored you can bring this summer fun kit out for them to enjoy!
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*This project was also featured over at Today’s Creative Life.