Friday, July 8, 2011

It's Summer Camp Time!

Pack your backpack and your sleeping bag! Come join the Design Team Counselors during the month of July over on our blog as we settle you into your bunk at Summer Camp! The month will be filled with amazing ideas to help you scrap your summer events and vacations. The first week, you are off to Arts & Crafts as the Design Team shares fun projects that you can create with your children. The second week is Camper's Choice. We'll help you scrap loads of summer photos as we share multi-photo layout ideas. For week three, Swim Lessons! You'll want to bring your swimsuit as the design team turns up the heat on vacation journaling. The final week is our Campfire! We'll gather round the fire and our talented designers will share their summer stories in vacation minis! A month not to be missed! 

Are you ready? Here's our first kid friendly idea from Wilna!

Paper and Ink: Kids Crafts

Hello! Wilna here! So, for most of us that have kids, the summer holidays need to be more than hours of video games or watching TV. Here is a cool idea to get the creative juices flowing for the young at heart. I saw this cool idea on pinterest and thought it the perfect craft.

You will need:
*The tree template printed out on the background paper. You can also just have the kids draw it in pencil.
*Patterned papers
*Ink pads
*Kids willing to be creative (I got 2 out of 3 for this one)

Click on this tree to open it big and then you can right click the image and select save as. Or just drag it to your desktop. The format is 8.5 x 11.

 How to:
*Print the tree on paper. I had some 13x19 papers so i printed it big.
*Now ask the children to cover the tree with patterned paper cut in little strips so that you can't see any of the outlines except the top branches.
*Once that is complete, the can print the leaves using ink pads and their fingers.

* it took my girls about an hour to complete it.

More ideas:
* We were on a schedule, but if you have more time use some water colors and add some grass/clouds. You can also make some birds from patterned paper and add it to the tree.

Here's a few pictures of the process:

love and a kiss 
Wilna Furstenberg