Summer Crafts


How to make beautiful paper pinwheels

Pinwheels are a welcome part of many different summer celebrations. Planning a block party? Heading out for the local Fourth of July parade? Make some pinwheels to bring along as entertainment for the kiddos.

The construction paper you have around the house just won't cut it for this particular project. Instead, visit the scrapbooking paper section at your local craft store and choose some vibrant, colorful prints to use for your pinwheels. Specialty paper stores like The Paper Source also offer a nice selection of Japanese-style decorative paper.


Make your own summer journal satchels

Whether your kids are camp-bound or just heading down to the local pool, they're going to have lots of new experiences. A journal encourages kids to take a few minutes each day to reflect.