Rainy Summer Day Fun

20+ Rainy Day Summer Fun Activites for kids

Don’t let a rainy summer day get you down! There are still plenty of opportunities for fun.  Check out this collection of 20 ideas for indoor crafts, games and treats! Make the coolest looking bowls using perler beads Yum! 5 Minute Homemade Ice Cream! Send your kids on an indoor fishing adventure! Hydrate your kids …continue reading

Summer Camp 2015 Favorites

design dazzle summer camp 2015 banner

Hard to believe but we’re wrapping our 5th Summer Camp Series this week! We have had the most amazing group of Camp Counselors (aka “guest bloggers”) this summer. I’d like to say a special thank you to each an every one of these amazing gals. They have shared their talents and ideas. I encourage  you …continue reading

Spray Dye Swimming Towels

I love taking advantage of summer to get creative with me kids. I especially love an activity that is easy for them to do, and not a giant mess for me to cleanup. Though the idea “dye” might cause concern, this dying project can be done on your lawn where there’s little chance of permanent …continue reading

Fun in a Bucket Free Printable

Fun in a Bucket Free Printable

Hey there! I’m Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes and I’m sharing this super easy Fun in a Bucket FREE Printable! This is my first summer with 3 kids. My youngest is really easy because he just rolls around (literally), but my other two are pretty wild. I have no problem with the wildness, but since we’re …continue reading

Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

Looking for ways to encourage summer reading in your house? Don’t stress. Break it down into 3 easy steps: Great Books, Neat Places to Read and Rewards. Now I can’t guarantee that your child will come screaming with delight at the idea of sitting down and reading a book right away (if ever). But if …continue reading

200+ Ideas for Summertime Fun with Kids!

200 ideas for summer fun with kids

I can hardly believe that we’re in the very last week of our 5th Summer Camp series. In the past 2 months we have had some AMAZING ideas for Summertime Fun with Kids! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had such fun trying out fun new things with my kids this summer and I …continue reading

Fun Backyard Camping and Glamping Ideas

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re having an amazing summer.  I’m Keisha, from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams!  Today, I’m sharing a few super simple and easy (I promise) ideas to  on creating your own backyard camp.  All summer my kids have been begging us to go camping and while it would be a great experience, …continue reading

Needle Felt Ice Cream Cone Necklace

needle felted ice cream cone necklace

    Hi campers!  I’m Sunny from Sunny by Design.  It has been raining a lot here this summer so I thought I’d share one of our favorite rainy day crafts. Summer always makes me ice cream obsessed.  I love to eat it, make it and craft it. What better way to enjoy an ice cream …continue reading

DIY Chalk Paint for Outdoor Fun

Hi! This is Kylie from Made by a Princess and I’m one of the new Camp Counselors around here. I spent one summer at gymnastics camp and some of the things I remember most (aside from KP) are the arts and crafts. I’m a pretty crafty chick and love trying out new things. Last weekend …continue reading

Yard Yahtzee Summer Camp Fun

Summer Camp Fun Yard Yahtzee Hi everyone, it’s Jessica from Everyday Party Magazine.  I have 4 boys that stay home with my husband and I all summer long.  My husband and I are fortunate enough to be able to work from home 90% of the time, but, my kids want to be kids and play! …continue reading

Camp Cutie Patootie T-Shirt Made On The Cricut Explore

Create an adorable Camp Cutie Patootie custom tank or t-shirt for your little camper with this Cricut project from Hello Creative Family.

Hi Campers! My name is Crystal and I’m the publisher and creative director of Hello Creative Family! I’m so thankful to Toni for asking me to be a camp counselor this year! At Hello Creative Family we believe that creative parents raise creative kids so crafty summer camp fun is right up our alley! I’d …continue reading

Summer Nature Fun

DIY Nature Journal

Have you spent time in the woods recently? Do you remember that calm feeling you get when your standing under the dappled shade of tall trees? OK….I’ll admit hiking in the woods with your kids doesn’t always go according to plan and it’s rarely as peaceful as hikes can be without kids.  But with a …continue reading

Squirt Gun Painting

Hello Design Dazzle readers! I’m Kelly and I blog at Here Comes the Sun! I’m so excited to be here today as part of the Summer Camp series. Today I’ll be sharing a fun outdoor activity to do with the kids… Squirt Gun Painting. Around here, we play outside a LOT. Most of the time, …continue reading

Squirt Gun Water Races

Hello! I’m Tracy one of the three sisters who blog at Made From Pinterest. Debbie, Sherri and I live in three different states and keep in touch by testing one pin at a time. It took awhile, but summer has finally arrived! The temperatures have been in the triple digits all week. I realized it was time to …continue reading

5 fun games to play with paper plates!

Hi! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun. My kids. and summer. home. all day. They need some entertaining about 3 days in… (for their sanity and mine!) But I don’t like things that will break the bank–So I’ve come up with 5 fun activities to do with paper plates! 1. Paper plate …continue reading

23 Awesome Play Dough Tools

play dough tools

  Hey campers! I am Melissa from My Mommy Style and I’m here to share one of our favorite rainy day activities. Play dough! Have you ever noticed how much little kids love play dough? Give them a small amount of it and they’ll immediately sink their hands in it or start smashing, rolling or …continue reading

How to Plan a Summer Bake Sale with Kids (7 Easy Steps!)

Hi! I”m Jennifer Needham, founder of The Party Teacher, and I’m excited to be part of Summer Camp this year! The Party Teacher is THE place to learn how to throw a party like a pro would do it. (And, to make sure that “kids having fun” is your number one priority!) Last summer, my …continue reading

Painted driftwood beach treasure

We live just minutes from the beaches of the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest.  As an Indiana girl that’s been transplanted, I can’t get enough of the beach, but our beaches are just a little bit different than some.  We have an abundance of rocks and driftwood at our beaches.  Which means on our …continue reading

Healthy Berry Smoothie Popsicles

I’m excited to be a part of this fun Summer Camp here at Design Dazzle. I love being a “Camp Counselor”. I’m Annette from Tips From a Typical Mom and I’m going to share one of my all time favorite frozen treats for kids to eat as a break in between all these fun summer …continue reading

A Tiny Picnic

I’m Alexis from Jaco’lyn Murphy Designs. On my blog I share simple ways to make anything more festive and special. I’m a party enthusiast, recipe lover, pop culture addict and mom, always trying to savor every moment with my kids. To me there is nothing like celebrating Summer and I am thrilled to be with …continue reading

Kid Crafted Plant Stands

DIY Kid Crafted Plant Stands

Hello, campers! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here for a new installment of Design Dazzle’s Summer Camp! Today’s kid-friendly craft project is directly from the mind of my 6 year old son. He knows how much I love to garden so he designed (by himself!) some plant stands for my flower pots! This project is super …continue reading