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Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer Crafts for Kids

Executive editor of Good Housekeeping magazine, Meaghan Murphy is helping keep your kids busy this summer.
Materials for Salad Spinner Art
  • Salad spinner
  • Coffee Filters
  • Paint
Materials for Fly Swatter Art
  • Fly swatters
  • Canvas
  • Waterproof Tempera Paint
  • Paper Plates
  • Easel (optional)
Materials for Ice Paint Art
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Food Coloring
  • Wooden Craft Sticks
  • Craft Paper
Materials for Watermelon Volcano
  • Watermelon
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Food Coloring


Directions for Salad Spinner Art

1. Put the coffee filter in the salad spinner
2. Add paint
3. Spin the salad spinner
4. Hang-up art to dry

Directions for Fly Swatter Art

1. Set canvas up either on an easel or on a table
2. Pour paint onto paper plate
3. Dip fly swatter into paint
4. Slap onto canvas

Directions for Ice Paint Art

1. Fill ice cube tray with water
2. Add food coloring to saturate
3. Allow to freeze
4. Take out and use to paint on craft paper

Directions for Watermelon Volcano

1. Cut bottom of watermelon so it sits flat
2. Scoop out fruit
3. Add food coloring and baking soda
4. Pour in vinegar
5. Watch it erupt!

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