Campsite Candle Craft

This camp counselor reporting for duty is thinking about tweens. Today’s project will help your tween savor the memories of a summer camping adventure.  We will be making a candle from found objects in our campsite, with a battery operated candle and Chinet Cut Crystal. I am Karen Marie  over at Dragonfly & Lily Pads. I …continue reading

Tasty Treats for Summer

The lazy, hazy, crazy days for summer call for some special summertime food….food that is either super fast to make or food that is  designed to help you cool down with a smile. We went through the Summer Camp Archives to find all of our favorite tasty treats for summer. Check out some of our …continue reading

Let’s Play Outdoors

Are your kids bored? Send them outside to play! Check out this great collection of ideas from Summer Camp archives that will have your kids yelling, “Let’s Play Outdoors!” Here are some of our all-time favorite Summer Camp posts all about playing outdoors in the summertime. Turn Your Deck Into a Board Game Giant Bubbles …continue reading

Watermelon-Shaped Summer S’mores Treat

I don’t know about you, but watermelon screams summer to me and s’mores are one of my favorites. So, combining the two into one adorable treat, awesome! Whip up a batch of these easy microwave s’mores with your kids. It’s a fun way to spend time together in the kitchen. I’m Laura from Left on …continue reading

DIY Candy Necklaces

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DIY Candy Necklaces have been a life saver for me on more that one occasion in helping me keep kids busy. Hello! I am Kirsten from over at The Kusi Life where we love sharing ideas that bring happiness to our lives and the lives of our family. Whether I want to make a regular …continue reading

Road Trip Kit

I have a love/hate relationship with family road trips.  I love being in the car with my kids as we all get excited for whatever adventure we are headed toward.  That love feeling lasts for all of 30 minutes.  Then my children realize that its going to be a few hours or even days before we …continue reading

Dollar Store Fairy Garden Mini Party

“Just living is not enough” said the Butterfly Fairy, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen Hi DD readers! Jen here from the blog Sweeten Your Day Events and I am SO EXCITED to be back again this year as a camp counselor! Today I wanted to share a …continue reading

Banana Cream Pie Pops

Do you want a Summer ice cream treat everyone will go Bananas over? What if it only has 3 ingredients, the kids can help you make it, it is full of creamy flavor and it’s so much fun to eat? Banana Cream Pie Pops are the perfect combination of the classic pie and a cool …continue reading

Funshine Sunshine Pretzel Bark

ahhh! summer! now that the 4th is over, what else can we celebrate? how about sunshine, candy bark, and…pretzels? lookie! it’s Funshine Sunshine Pretzel Bark! 🙂  a treat you and your kiddies can make and enjoy. hello everyone! it’s lisa from hoopla palooza, a blog that is seriously fun and chock full of happy tutes …continue reading

Penny Spinners

Hi I’m Kimbo from A girl and a glue gun! I have a super easy and fun kids craft for you today to bust those summer boredom blues! Penny spinners! AND you should have most of the supplies laying around the house! Here are the supplies!    cardboard/posterboard scissors coloring supplies penny I used a lid to …continue reading

DIY Embellished Flip Flops

Hey campers!  I’m Keisha, from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams.  I’m very excited to be back for another Design Dazzle summer camp sharing fun ways to create DIY fashion flip flops.  Using ribbon, trim, fabric scraps and appliques, you can turn plain and inexpensive flip flops into adorable embellished flip flops! This summer, I’m working hard to …continue reading

Summer Taste Test Party

Hi Design Dazzle readers- I’m so excited to be here today to share a party we just had!Since Summer is such a great time to celebrate, I love any and all excuse to do so! We just had the most FUN party with our kids: a Taste Test party! It was a total blast! Our …continue reading

DIY Summer Target Practice

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be back at Design Dazzle Summer Camp again this year!  I am Jess, and I blog about parties, DIY’s and recipes over at Everyday Party Magazine.   My kids have been out of school for exactly two weeks and they are already bored out of their minds, and …continue reading

Kids Collection Bag

Help the kids get road trip ready with a customized collection bag to hold all of their treasures! Hi, guys! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here as your “Camp Counselor” for today. I love this Summer Camp series, and it’s focus on fun projects for kids! It helps me keep my two little boys entertained …continue reading

Red, White & Blue Cookies and Cream Cookies

Are you in full swing of summer? Do you have the case of summer doldrums and your kids are screaming how bored they are? These Red, White & Blue Cookies and Cream Cookies are a great way to entertain your kids not to mention how yummy they are. Plus they are perfect for those holiday …continue reading

Easy Graph Paper Art for Kids

Hi there! I’m Jennifer from The Craft Patch and I’m excited to be posting on Design Dazzle today. I have been working hard to come up with simple, fun, wholesome activities for my kids over summer break. I can’t stand the dreaded statement, “Mom, I’m BORED!” so I’ve been trying to be proactive and have at …continue reading

Sanity Saver Summer Calendar

Summer Calendar Free Printable

Set yourself up for success with this free printable Sanity Saver Summer Calendar! Carrie here. I’m one of Toni’s Dazzling Assistants. My kids attend year-round school so we’re just coming off of one of our long breaks. I’m here today to share with you my Sanity Saver Summer Calendar. This past break (which is called …continue reading

Summer Camp: Firefly Mini Party

Hi! I’m Jennifer from The Party Teacher, where I teach moms how to party like a pro. I’m thrilled to be back to Design Dazzle, sharing the Firefly Mini Party that I created with my girls and one of their besties. Our kids always have the best ideas, so when I told them I’d be …continue reading

Summer Camp: Easy DIY Comet Craft

Looking for an easy, fun craft for the kids to do–and one that will keep them busy outdoors, and possibly even teach them something?  This incredibly simple comet toy is the perfect summer solution. I can’t claim credit for this idea; my girls used to make these at their incredible, enriching, creative preschool, Desert Sun. …continue reading

Summer Camp: Rain Gutter Sailboat Races STEM Activity

A few years ago, my friend Nikki at Tikkido.com held a wonderfully styled “Raingutter Regatta” for her kids in the backyard. It was totally charming! Loved it! The idea of using rain gutters for racing has stuck with me, and I’ve used the idea for several school activities. What is really wonderful about this activity …continue reading

Summer Camp- Making molds with sand!

Summer is the time for fun kids crafts, and making molds with sand is a as easy as making a sand castle!  A fun craft tutorial to keep both you and the kids busy on a sunny day. I’ve been playing around with the idea of creating my own molds and it occurred to me that …continue reading