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Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

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1. Sparkly Cork Boats: We all have extra corks lying around. Make these little cork boats with your little one. When done, you can place them in the pool, bath or even a pond. Get the how-to at Mama Papa Bubba.

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2. Light 'Em Up Fireflies: It's a summer and kids all around the country will be collecting fireflies in jars. To keep the magic alive, even after you've gone inside, make these adorable LED fireflies out of recycled plastic Easter eggs. Get the how-to at: Apartment Therapy.

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3. Ice Cube Watercolor Paint: Cool off while you're getting your art on. Mix watercolors and freeze. Don't forget to add your Popsicle stick. As the ice melts, create your masterpiece. Get the how-to at: Sheknows.com.

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4. Pom Pom Race: Stop the summer boredom blues by creating an obstacle course using a pom pom and a straw. Place masking tape on your floor and have the kids have to blow a pom pom on the line. Get the how-to at: Handmadebykelly.com.

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5. Water Piñatas: Summer is a time to get splashed. Fulfill your kid's dream by filling balloons up with water and tying them to a line. Then give them a stick and let the water pour. Get the how-to at: Ziggity Zoom.

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6. Squirty Chalk: Add color to your neighborhood's sidewalks with squirt bottles filled with a homemade chalk solution. Get the how-to at: Growing a Jeweled Rose.

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7. Tissue Paper Sun Catcher Crafts: All you need are Mason jar lids, contact paper and tissue paper to make these fun and colorful summer sun catchers. Get the how-to at: Handmadebykelly.com.

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8. DIY Tic Tac Toe: Make your own family keepsake Tic Tac Toe board out of rocks and a piece of wood. Get the how-to at: Attagirlsays.com.

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9. Wind Spirals: Recycle old water bottles by transforming them into wind spirals. All you have to do is paint, cut and hang. Get the how-to at: Creativegreenliving.com.

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10. Summer Pinwheels: There is something about pinwheels that scream summer. Maybe it's the carefree whimsy of them. Make some with your kids and enjoy the summer breeze as it blows by. Get the how-to at Kidactivitiesblog.com.

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