Turn those kiddos into busy bees

DIY Spring Break activities for kidsSpring break is on its way, and I’m making plans. But my spring break plans don’t involve beaches, bikinis, or beer. Instead, I’m looking for ways to keep my kids busy. (Besides cleaning the bathroom, my standard fallback response to the cry of boredom.)

If you’re in my same boat, crafty DIY site WhipUp.net has a cool solution.

The inaugural issue of the Action Pack Mini-Mag
is all about paper and beeswax, with instructions for making origami
boats (dipped in beeswax so they really float), beeswax candles and lip
balm with printable labels, plus how-to steps for drawing bees, and some
kid-friendly recipes using honey. Of course, some activities will
require a little adult supervision, but for the most part this is cool
stuff that kids over six can do themselves.

Download the 22-page
PDF and print it out — or better yet, be green and read it directly
from your laptop or iPad. It’s not free, but for me $5 is a small price
to pay for a few buzzworthy projects to curb the boredom. -Julie

Just in time for Spring Break, get your Action Pack Mini-Mag from WhipUp.net

[via design mom]


Julie Marsh is a mom of three, a project manager by trade, and a triathlete for fun. She could also use a nap.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 30, 2011


    While my kids were on spring break I had to do the cleaning and run errands and that sort of thing. To keep the kids entertained while we ran around and did errands I brought my Ipad with me. With all the games on it and my TV Everywhere I have from where I work at DISH Network it kept them occupied the whole time. With my TV Everywhere the kids can access their favorite shows live on any channel that we have at home and access all their DVR recordings. I am able to do my errands in no time at all with my Ipad with me.

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