Our family recently spent a week-long staycation together. It’s was a great week, full of sleeping in just a little bit later than usual, being outside as much as humanly possible, and, of course, knocking a few of my pins off the list.
I love Pinterest, I love doing arts and crafts with my kids, and I have zero shame when it comes to borrowing creativity from someone else. There, I said it. I’m one of those crazy Pinterest moms that everyone seems to hate so much. But I excel at almost nothing else, so there’s no need to dislike me.
As I was planning the crafts and activities for the kids, I had a realization that it’s somewhat possible that maybe I’m the one who wants to do the crafts and activities and perhaps my children are merely along for the ride.
It also occurred to me, toward the end of the week, that I may have overdone it – my kids started demanding an activity whilst in the middle of an activity. KIDS!!
I put together activities and crafts using things we already had on hand or could acquire cheaply and easily. I love upcycling, especially when I can upcycle something into an artwork or a play thing.
Without further ado (because you know I’ve got a lot of ado in me), here is a tour of our staycation activities:
The Dollar Store Pool Noodle Sprinkler!
Shaving Cream Play!
Baking Soda Rock Treasure Hunt!
Craft Foam Stamps!
At the end of the week, we accomplished all of the planned activities and only bought two items at the dollar store to make our fun. I think we can call this Pinterest-inspired week mission accomplished!