Hello and welcome back! Summer is almost here! So that means plenty of fun, sun, and popsicle runs! Summer is a great time of year for crafts and D.I.Y. projects. A lot of people tend to have more time on their hands during the summer and with longer days and more daylight, there is plenty of time to spend on whatever hobbies that one may have! If you have kids who are out of school for the summer, it can be difficult to find things to do to fill the day with activities. These days, kids already get enough entertainment through TV and social media, so why not let them make their own entertainment? D.I.Y. projects challenge kids to think outside the box and figure out problems that they would not otherwise have. Sure, they may be minor things, such as how to paint and decorate a birdhouse, but solving these problems can help lay a foundation for how to solve bigger, more complex, and more serious problems later on in life. And projects that get the kids out of the house and to enjoy the summer sun are an added bonus. But the most important thing is that the projects is fun and enjoyable! However, crafts and D.I.Y. projects aren’t only for kids. As you get older, your “craft” projects change and evolve just like you do! Your “adult” summer crafts could consist of things like redecorating your entire home or customizing a piece of furniture to use in your home, among other things that may be just a little bit more than decorating a picture frame. Sometimes adult projects may be fixing something or setting something up so that you can have or maintain a certain lifestyle. For example, if you are having a summer cookout for the 4th of July, you may need décor or furniture that is red, white, and blue in order to host a proper American barbeque! Or if you are moving into a new home, your summer project may be to redecorate your entire home for a fresh new look for your fresh new space! Regardless of why or what your summer project is, make it something that is unique to you, make it challenging so that you grow in your crafting abilities as well as a person, and most of all, make it fun!
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