In summer we enjoy with our children just letting the time pass without any worry and devoting ourselves entirely to them. Have you noticed how happy this fact makes them? Beside bathing, walking or playing, we can make these crafts we usually shelve and are the funniest ones.
For example, now that we are rested and have a bit more patience, is the ideal moment to teach them TO SEW! Combine monotonous labors in order that they learn to use needle, thread and scissors, with others more amusing and with which they can obtain an immediate result. My daughter is making a cross stitch scene she sews from time to time
y mientras cosemos otras cosas juntas, como este muñeco. Excepto coserlo a máquina, hizo todo lo demás.
and meanwhile, we sew togheter other things as this doll. She made it completely except sewing it on the machine.
We musn’t worry about the result, the more they sew themselves and the more they enjoy, the best. You can be guided by Sewing School, the blog of two girls who teach sewing to children. They give many ideas and advices, beside explaining concrete projects.
Another kind of crafts we use to avoid are those that involve getting dirty and require quite a lot of time and space, as working with clay, painting, activities with water… Outdoors areas and swimsuits will be our allies in summer.
Tenéis mil ideas veraniegas en Martha Stewart, Alphamom, Fun Family Crafts y Mini eco. También me gustan mucho las colecciones de libros de manualidades de la Editorial El Drac: Los pequeños creadores, Crea con patrones,… hay muchas. Dejad que los niños escojan la manualidad que más les guste y manos a la obra. Ana está haciendo figuras con escobillones, animales con pompones y pulseras de la amistad con cuentas e hilos.
You can find thousand summer ideas at Martha Stewart, Alphamom, Fun Family Crafts and Mini eco. I also like the craft books collections of the publishing house called El Drac: Los pequeños creadores, Crea con patrones,… there are many of them. Let the children choose the craft they prefer and shoulders to the wheel. Ana is making figures with chenille stems, animals with pompoms and friendship bracelets with beads and threads.
And to finish, cooking, funny and educational simultaneously. I cook with my daughter since she was very little. I remember I used to put the bowls on her high chair and she stired the mixtures. Children can do practically everything. It’s only necessary to avoid the heating sources and sharp objects. And there are many meals that don’t require cooking. You will find many recipes at PequeRecetas, Little Nummies and Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. The last thing that we have cooked at home: chicken croquettes and pasties.