Summer is in full force for us in Texas and we are having to spend more time inside. The temperature has been in the 90s all week and the kids are going a little stir crazy some days. We have been having to find summer activities for kids to do indoors during the day to keep them busy.
A few weeks ago, before the summer heat set in, we went on a wildflower adventure. For the most part the kids only picked flowers, but my son decided to fill his pockets with rocks. We took the rocks home with us and created love bugs!
This project is perfect for kids in general but especially awesome if you’re looking for summer activities for preschoolers!
I love crafts like our love bug rocks because we are able to re-purpose something we would normally discard. Plus, its an inexpensive activity for kids that will keep them entertained for awhile.
To make your own love bug rocks you will need:
- Rocks (any shape or size)
- Paint and brushes
- Google-y eyes (found in any craft store)
Not only is this an inexpensive craft, its also simple. Just paint your rocks, wait for them to dry and add your eyes.
This was the perfect craft for a hot summery day. We let the kids (I have a 2 and 3 year old) paint the rocks and get as messy as they liked. We tossed them in the tub afterwards, which also allowed the rocks to dry. We added the eyes and the kids had new ‘toys’ to play with!
These little guys were such a hit at our house! My daughter even named them.
We are going to have to find other things to create indoors this summer because I know the temperatures are going to keep rising. And the more crafts that we can re-purpose from old items, the happier this momma (and her wallet!) will be.
Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family. She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.