Craft Activity Ideas: Five Items Under $20!

Nikki resourcesAre you looking for some quick activities to keep the little ones busy during the summer? Would you like to support GHF while being creative? Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft gives a percentage of every online purchase you make through our affiliate links to GHF at no extra cost to you.

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With summer fast approaching—no school, sunny weather, and lots of time spent playing outdoors—it’s nice to have a few things hidden in my closet to add some novelty to a long, hot day. I’ve made a list of five items under $20 that I love from Mandala Kit

1. Sidewalk Mandala Kit: $10.39
Stencils, chalk and lots of designs to choose from, this kit is sure to keep my young artists busy for hours.

2. T-shirts and Fabric paint/markers : $5-15
Jo-Ann’s youth T-shirts are usually $2-3 each, and they have a variety of fabric paints and markers under $10 to choose from, depending on the level of mess you’d like to make. Apply the weekly coupon, and you can set the kids free to design their new play clothes quite affordably!Salt Water Power Robot

3. Salt Water Powered Robot: $11.99
This robot is just cool. No batteries required. The kids can build it and make it zoom with a drop of salt water. I’m getting one for each of my girls and looking forward to the robot races!

4. Fabric: Price varies
Jo-Ann has a fantastic fabric selection. Their character line from Frozen is perfect for those still singing “Let it Go.” The site also offers many creative and simple no-sew craft ideas on the Projects + Inspiration page for moms like myself who haven’t perfected the art of sewing.

5. Drawing and Art Supplies: Price variesgifted homeschool crafts art joann
A well-stocked art supply drawer is the key to our summer. I like to hide new materials like glitter glue or unique markers under the most often used materials for an unexpected surprise. Throw in  a few big cardboard boxes, and let the fun begin!


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When she is not stuck in a book, Nicole Linn homeschools two of her three children, and blogs about gifted children and adults at Through a Stronger Lens. She is also Online Merchandise Manager for GHF.

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