School is (finally) out next week for the summer, and on hot days when we don’t want to spend time outside, I know that we’ll be doing lots of crafts. My kids constantly raid my craft supplies, and love going to the craft stores as much as I do. When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores offered me a gift card to purchase supplies for a great craft to do with my kids, I knew my kids would love it. We searched the online Jo-Ann spring catalog and chose a Duck tape craft – the toucan and penguin finger puppets. Then, we visited the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store less than a mile from my house to load up on supplies with our gift card.
The Duck tape craft directions didn’t specify which colors we needed, so we used the photo as a guide. My kids ended up choosing slightly different colors for the toucan, based upon their preferences. This craft definitely required some adult intervention – my kids were able to do some of it, but not entirely on their own. I recommend having a great pair of scissors, because the Duck tape isn’t the easiest to cut (then use vinegar on a paper towel to clean the adhesive off of those scissors). You can see our final product in the right of the photo above – not bad!
There are lots of other great craft project ideas in the Jo-Ann spring catalog – perfect for those summer vacation days when you are looking for something to do. Make sure that you sign up on their Discover Connect page – you’ll receive a 20% off coupon.
You can find more projects from Jo-Ann by searching the #summerofjoann hashtag on Pinterest and Twitter (and make sure you pin my picture with that hashtag, which will enter me to win a gift card).
Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase supplies.