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Boredom Buster, make your own books!

This was such a fun project for my kids! They got creative and had a chance to use their brains while thinking it was all fun, I’m sneaky like that. ūüėČ

I found these awesome books at Target in the One Spot, but just in case they don’t have them at your Target, here are some that are similar, but in fun colors, which I really like.

Another great thing about these is that there aren’t a lot of products needed. Just the books, markers, crayons, or colored pencils and your imagination!

Here are some other thrifty summer fun ideas!

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Creative drawing game

Paper bag puppets, easy craft ideas to keep you kids busy this summer, DIY crafts for kids

Paper Bag Puppets 

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Trampoline sidewalk art 

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Favorite hand lettering tools

Thinking about diving into some hand lettering or calligraphy? Here are some of my Favorite hand lettering tools.

Favorite hand lettering tools

I picked up a hobby in 2016 that I absolutely love. Hand lettering is so fun and relaxing to me. While there are some great, expensive products out there to try you don’t have to break the bank to create pretty words. Here are some of my absolute favorites.

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Crayola supertips

Believe it or not, these markers are great for lettering! You have to play with the pressure a little bit to get the thicker downstrokes and thinner upstrokes, but a very frugal tool.

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Graphite drawing pencils

While any pencil will do, the way a graphite drawing pencil glides on the paper is perfect for helping you perfect your pressure.

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Tombow fudenosuke hard and soft tip set

Hands down my favorite pen for lettering. It is affordable and gives me beautiful letters every time I use it.

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Tombow dual brush pens

These pens are definitely on the pricier side of the options but are great to write with. You will want to invest in some high quality paper if you are going to use these pens because the regular printer frays the marker tips and you will get less use out of them.

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Graph paper

Simple graph paper is perfect for helping you create a uniform size and shape for your letters. It is an inexpensive way to get started.

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Rhodia dot pad

Similar to the graph paper, a dot pad will help you create the uniform size and shape for your letters, while not being as dark and obvious as the graph pad.

Do you hand letter? What are your favorite tools?

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Creative Drawing Idea ~ Summer Boredom Buster Idea

I love having my kids home for the summer.  I really do.  We are getting to a point now though where they are bored and it is taking more to entertain them.  They are wanting more and more to sit in front of the television and I am wanting more and more to pull my hair out before the day is over!

It is time to get creative!  Out comes the old magazines, pens, crayons or whatever you can find to draw with and some paper for an easy craft/art project that will get them using their imaginations and be creative!

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Grab an old magazine or newspaper and cut out photos that would be easy to draw around and glue them to a plain sheet of paper.  That is all the prep you need!  The rest is up to the kids to use their imagination and draw to their hearts content!  I say it was a successful project! Even my son who turns his nose up at anything that resembles homework had a ball!

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More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids.

Play Time With Dad ~ Dad Race Car Track
Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ ‚ÄúGOODY BAGS‚ÄĚ
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
LEAF BUILDING FORT ~ HOURS OF FUN FOR KIDS!
SHARPIE TIE DIE SHIRTS ~ EASY SUMMER ACTIVES FOR KIDS
FIREWORKS ~ JULY 4TH CRAFTS FOR KIDS, QUICK AND EASY
VALENTINE CRAFT FOR KIDS ~ HIDDEN MESSAGE HEARTS, QUICK AND EASY
GROUNDHOG DAY PUDDING CUP SNACKS
FROZEN DRINKS
 Frozen Popcorn
Frozen Snowball Pops  
FROZEN Rice Krispy Treats
 Blue Jello Cake Recipe
HOW TO MAKE MEMORY PLATE
EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
How to make Flubber
Lava Lamp Bottle
Cloud Clay -2 ingredients to make the softest clay EVER 
PATRIOTIC DIY VASE ~ QUICK AND EASY PAINT CRAFT FOR KIDS
Firework Tie Dye Shirt 
Summer Boredom Buster Idea
 DON’T EAT STEVE! FREE PRINTABLE MINECRAFT PARTY GAME 
HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM IN A BAG 
DRAWING ON THE TRAMPOLINE WITH SIDEWALK CHALK
PAINTED FIREWORKS ~ QUICK AND EASY 4TH OF JULY CRAFT IDEAS
DIY Bleach Art Pillowcase
Matchbox Car Water Races
Water Pinaqua ~ Beat the heat water games
BAT CAVE SHIRT ~ PLAY TIME WITH DAD SHIRT #BATMAN 
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE HEADBANDS, QUICK AND EASY DIY CRAFT #FROZEN

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