I am not a crafty person by nature. I cannot walk into a dollar store and see a treasure trove of supplies that can produce endless hours of fun for my children or potential home decor options. That is why there are bloggers that ARE crafty and teach me how to think outside the box
I recently found All for the Boys on Pinterest and I was thrown into a world of ideas and it was through her site that I was inspired! Our summer last year was painfully long and boring so I decided that this year was going to be different; crafty if you will. (I also don’t have a ton of cash laying around to enroll my kids in a million different summer programs so this a helpful alternative)
I have started out small. A simple box of supplies for a few ideas.
Clothes pins (1.88 for 100 at Wal-mart)
Paintbrushes (had on hand)
Masking Tape (1.00 at the dollar store)
Shower curtain rings (1.00 at the dollar store)
Glue stick (came in a pack of the 3 – 1.00 at the dollar store)
Balloons (1.00 at the dollar store)
Vinyl Shower curtain (1.00 at the dollar store)
Playing cards (came in a pack of 2 at the dollar store; 1.00)
Puzzle (1.00 at the dollar store- I bought 2)
Plastic container (.96 cents at Wal-mart)
So for approximately 12 dollars I have the beginnings of a box activities for the boys. If you have scanned the list you may ask what is the point of the shower curtain and rings. Over at All for the Boys she hosts Fort Friday. I figured, since the the curtain and rings cost a whopping 2 dollars I will allow the boys to color on the curtain and we will figure out a way to hang it for a fort. I am also having my husband pick up produce boxes at the grocery store for the boys to build a fort. I am going to post the results on Friday!
I don’t expect this box to stay this small. It will (hopefully) grow over time. As I have been writing this post my four year old has already raided it….
This box thing just may work.