Hot Stuff: Summer Crafts for Kids

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Low-Cost Summer Crafts for Kids 

Having a tight budget that prevents you from purchasing fancy or expensive supplies shouldn't prevent parents from coming up with some creative summer craft ideas. Supplies can come from a variety of places. 

You can find crafty items around the house, in the form of empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls or empty milk jugs. Supplies can be found outdoors by gathering sticks, pine cones or rocks. Some stores may even donate leftover empty boxes or supplies that they would otherwise throw out. Large boxes make great forts and playhouses that the kids can decorate themselves. 

Whether done indoors or outdoors, summer crafts are a great way to keep your kids busy during the long, hot days of summer. Craft projects can break up the day and alleviate boredom, while reducing kids' screen time. They also give the family a chance to do something together without having to spend a lot of money.