This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts.
If you’re like any of the millions of parents out there, you’re looking for fun easy summer crafts to keep your kids busy this summer, am I right? Maybe you’re searching summer crafts on Pinterest or fun summer activities for kids…whatever the case may be, we have you covered! Today I teamed up with five of my favorite Plaid Creators to show you guys five Summer Projects for Kids to keep summer boredom from creeping up!! We call it Creating Your Summer and all our projects have ONE thing in common…this Apple Barrel Paint kit that will help you craft the summer away EASILY!
Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint Set makes your projects even more fun and easier to create. It provides the same results as the Original Apple Barrel Paint—only with the added value of multi-surface coverage, including tin, terracotta, paper mache, canvas, wood, plaster, rigid plastic, fabric, concrete, glass, and ceramics. It’s approved for both indoor/outdoor use and is dishwasher-safe. The kit contains sixteen 2 oz. bottles of acrylic craft paint!!
What you need for this easy summer craft:
Scissors and hot glue gun
Drill (or something sharp) to make holes in box
How to make a DIY Foosball Table
This summer DIY craft was a project my son and I tackled in about an hour together…we started by painting our shoe box! The Apple Barrel Paint Kit comes with 16 different colors, so we selected a few different colors that he liked for this project. We started by painting the floor of the box with two different greens, then we painted the sides of the box with a light blue and aqua, and we painted the outside of the box my son’s favorite color, red.
And of course, no craft sesh would be complete without some good snacks while we painted (see gummy bears photobombing us above).
Once the box was painted, we got started on our “players”. We opted to create “monsters” to play. So we painted our clothespins with the Apple Barrel paint, hot glued eye or eyes onto them, then used some scrap felt I had on hand to add hair and a jersey.
Next, once your box is dry, you need to use the black paint to paint goals on either side of the box.
The final step is to paint your dowel rods white (we used four, but six would be ideal if you have a larger box on hand). Then we carefully measured and drilled holes in the sides of the box and slid the dowel rods into position.
Finally, we added our freshly painted clothespin “monsters” to the dowel rods and created our monster team! Toss a marble or a bouncy ball inside the box and you have created your very own shoebox foosball table! Let the kids create their own versions of the foosball tables and have tournaments with their friends…this is the perfect kids craft that not only gets them crafting, but keeps them playing!!
I thought it would be fun to make a girly foosball table next with pretty unicorns! What do you think!?
You’ll LOVE all the fun crafts we’ll be sharing with you this week using the Apple Barrel Paint kit.
Check out the other fun ideas!
- Confetti Freezer Paper Shirts at Positively Splendid
- Patriotic Flag Pins at Amy Latta Creations
- Painted Rock Photo Holders at Made to Be a Momma
- Pretty Life Girls