We're in the thick of summer and sometimes this is when boredom sets in but Salsa Pie has you covered with these wonderful craft videos for kids for PBS on YouTube. There are five so far, and they are all made from materials you probably already have at home. Also, each craft has extended play value; make a boat from plastic water bottles then go float it or make a 1920's flapper-style headband then go dancing the afternoon away. To be alerted everytime a new craft video is posted, just subscribe to the channel!
I'm sure these crepe paper wind catchers look so beautiful blowing in the wind! Change the colors to red, white, and blue and you'll have the perfect parade accessory. Easy to make and enjoy for all ages, the tutorial is at scrumdilly-do!