As summer rolls around you may be considering what you can do at a playdate to keep the kids busy, what your vacation Bible school can do for a fun craft or what you can serve up to fun loving visitors at your table at a summer festival. I was wondering the same thing recently so I went to Oriental Trading for inspiration. Find out what were THE most popular selections offered at my festival table and why people loved them!
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Here are our 6 Super fun and easy summer crafts, perfect for vacation Bible school, summer camps and play dates that we found at Oriental Trading!
Foam Zoo Animals Mask Kit: The number one most popular item at our festival! The kids just loved that they could make their own zoo animal faces – they were absolutely “WILD” about them! Each mask comes already equipped with an elastic band and they kids were putting them on as fast as they could open them.
Bug Headband Craft Kit: Peel and stick and you are ready to go! No elastic either, you use the peel and stick ends to fasten it onto your child’s head.
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Tropical Visor Craft Kit: Beat the heat with this cool Tropical themed visor craft. The kids create their own sun visor using the kit provided. All you need is some glue! The turtle was so adorable!
Monster Mask Craft Kit: Pre-cut pieces make assembly a snap! Each one comes with it’s own elastic band making it easy for kids to wear on the go. Be an alien a monster or your own big bug, whatever your imagination takes you.
Super Suncatcher Necklace Charms: These were so popular especially with the older children at the festival. They selected from an assortment of shapes and then selected a color to create their necklace. A few turned it into a bracelet too.
Frog Slap Bracelet Craft Kit: Old and young these were one of the hottest items on the table. To be honest, they were among the first too things that children enjoyed. The frog slap bracelet takes the popular slap bracelet and adds a cute creature.
Marvelous Suncatcher Paint Pen Mega Kit 56/19610 (or any suncatchers): This pack of 56 made it easy for kids to color on the go. We had plenty for the table so everyone could share. They made a great color to shine through on the sun catchers – and even on paper as we used them later. These aren’t just for suncatchers – but plan on using them for ever season.
Each kit provides plenty of crafts for the kids to do this summer. Some are larger than others and prices are approximately $6.75 a kit. That saved me so much time and money on going from store to store shopping – as well as finding those items I needed that one store of the other may have had out of stock.
Each one of the kits were easy, needed very little if any instructions or supervision and yet let the kids use their imagination to create their own special craft that wasn’t just for mom to hang on the fridge but that they could use over and over again in imaginary play!
Here’s hoping you have as much fun as you make and play with Oriental Trading