Summer is in full swing, and we seem to have all sorts of ideas of fun things to do with the kids… that is until it actually comes time to DO it. Then we can’t seem to think of anything! But never fear! I have a two-fer for you! Two ideas in one. First up is this great formula can upcycle, which is a great way to get crafting with your kids and keep them busy for a bit. And then the finished craft becomes the jumping off point for all other summer fun ideas!
Basically, we’re turning an old can of formula (you could use coffee cans or other receptacles if your kids have outgrown the formula stage) into a Summer Fun Idea Jar! Wahey!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
Take all paper and wrapping off of the formula can, and quickly wipe down to remove any dust or powder.
Measure the height of the can from lip to lip, and make a mark at the same length on your crafting paper with a pencil. Cut along this line.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the paper at several points all the way across the formula can.
If you have any excess paper around the can, just double wrap and glue down.
Use hot glue to secure in several places if needed.
Set aside to dry completely.
Write activity ideas on all of your popsicle sticks, and place inside of your chore can. Look below for some thought starters.
You’re all set to go!
List Of Activity Ideas:
- Go To A Park And Feed The Ducks
- $20 Budget On Groupon
- Road Trip/Drive
- Try A New Restaurant
- Picnic At A Park
- Roller Skating
- Go To A Local Library
- Go Mini Golfing
- Go To The Drive In Movies
- Go To The Farmer’s Market
- Local Amusement Park
- Water Balloon Fight
- Make A Lemonade Stand
- Backyard Obstacle Course
- Make a Cardboard Playset
- Make Fizzy Chalk Paint
- Make a Minecraft Desk Organizer
- Play a Matching Game
- Use your craft sticks to make Exploding Rainbows
- Create a Treasure Map
- Make a Superhero Cape from a T-Shirt
- Turn a Glove into a Cuddly Bear
- Make Soup Can Planters
- Make some Wiggly Worm Dirt Bars
- Create your own String Art
Need more ideas? Check out this list of 20 Fun Summer Activities to Do with Your Toddler!
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.