It’s hard not to feel festive on the Fourth of July. And with these affordable DIY ideas — from a rocket piñata to everything red, white, and blue — you can throw a budget-friendly party your friends won’t soon forget.
Whether it’s games, toys, homework, or art supplies, your kids’ stuff can quickly overrun your home. (Who hasn’t stepped on a Lego in the living room?) The quest to conquer this clutter can feel like a never-ending Groundhog Day, looping endlessly into oblivion. If you’ve already tried various toy boxes and bins, it’s time to consider some overlooked areas of your home for tidy inspiration.
It’s a great big world out there, so why limit kids’ summer activities to the ho-hum, been-there-done-that of seasons past? This year, invite them to explore beyond their borders with an around-the-world picnic featuring the cultures of other countries. Kids will have a blast trying new foods and games — and they may learn a thing or two without even realizing it.
Want to make Dad a Father’s Day present? How about one he can use all the time? Then try your hand at painting a mug for him. It costs less than $10 to make, it’s customizable, and it will leave an impression long after that final sip of morning coffee.
Whether you’re painting a mug for a dad celebrating his first Father’s Day, or you’re looking for a craft your kids can get excited about, this easy DIY project is the one.