Open-ended activities often yield the most amazing experimentations and engagement from children.  Here is one summer-y suggestion!

Materials

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Driftwood
  • Thin craft wire
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Wood glue (optional, but in our case, requested!)

We always find these items helpful too: Make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Smock
  • Craft tray

Directions

  • Put out the materials and see what your child(ren) come up with.  We would love for you to send us their creations!
  • Our son was previously exploring wrapping these BBQ skewers with yarn as seen below and this sparked the idea for a boat sail.

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • The wire was helpful in making a frame:

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Our daughter made a starfish.

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Invitation to Create: Driftwood & Yarn with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

Purpose

  • Developing one’s construction skills

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces (if you partake in the glue!)
  • Use scissors with care and adult supervision.
  • Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose.
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