Over 20 Ideas for Kids Pinterest Inspired Fun Summer Projects from Thrift Store Shops!

Amazing Ideas to do with Your Kids ... Using Thrift Stores, Dollar Store and Garage Sales!

Amazing Ideas to do with Your Kids … Using Thrift Stores, Dollar Store and Garage Sales!

Over 20 Ideas for Kids Pinterest Inspired Fun Summer Projects from Thrift Store Shops!

I have scoured the internet but I can’t find the article I recently read about how every year ambitious parents make plans with their children every summer …We are going to take them to the library to get books and end paying more for library fees than the book was even worth!   Well, I would like to help you not just save money with books but I have over 20 Thrift Store Ideas (garage sales & Dollar Stores) to do with your kids this summer!

Amazing Ideas to do with Your Kids ... Using Thrift Stores, Dollar Store and Garage Sales!

Amazing Ideas to do with Your Kids … Using Thrift Stores, Dollar Store and Garage Sales!

I have been there for so many summers … trying to come up with creative ideas and I sooo wish I would have had this list of ideas when my kids were younger …. even though they are teens now we are still working on this list!

I have over 20 Ideas for you by shopping at your local thrift store!

  • Books … no LATE Fees!!!!!
  • Clothing to cut up, paint, add decals, learn to do alterations …. so many options!
  • Crafts … repaint, bejewel, add fur or trim to little knick-knacks
  • Cook Books … I found a great cook-book for kids that I am going to attempt to teach my kids to cook
  • Games ….. all types of games for under $5  (or even re-create a game with existing pieces!)
  • Maps … I found a Large U.S. and World Map for $2.99 each, we are going to do some “fact finding” games this summer!
  • Costumes … create a box of costumes for plays or dress-up (use them over at Halloween)
  • Custom Jewelry … buy a bag of “junk” jewelry, its all the broken odds & ends, to create “one-of-a-kind” pieces
  • Bracelets out of old watches (add pictures to the face)
  • Think “outside the pot” … use creative items to make unique planters
  • Tea-Cup Bird Feeder
  • Stencil your clothing
  • Vintage handbags into picture frams
  • Christmas ornaments from salt & pepper shakers
  • Paint glass jars
  • Paint, decopage or fabric a piece of furniture
  • DIY kitchen set
  • Create a shadowbox of your kids favorite toys (that they have outgrown!)
  • Paint & Decorate Frames
  • Create cute cake plate stands
  • Create an Art Suitcase!
  • Cover a piece of furniture in marbles
  • Repurpose your maps
  • Crafts with recycled toys
  • Make a “Dress-Me” book with their baby clothes (darling way to preserve them)
  • Home Made Popcorn in a Whirly Pop …. Tons of yummy ideas to make with homemade popcorn!

Do you have any creative idea’s that you want to do with your children over the summer?

Re-create Jewelry from a Thrift Store

Re-create Jewelry from a Thrift Store

 

Paint Frames

Paint Frames

Cut off jeans and paint!

Cut off jeans and paint!

 

Paint Shoes

Paint Shoes

 

Create Shadowbox with Old Favorite Toys!

Create Shadowbox with Old Favorite Toys!

 

Paint & Embellish Shorts!

Paint & Embellish Shorts!

 

Paint Silverware

Paint Silverware

Old watches that no longer work ... replace the "face" with a picture

Old watches that no longer work … replace the “face” with a picture

Creative Cake Stand from old records!

Creative Cake Stand from old records!

Create gardens from all types of planters

Create gardens from all types of planters

 

World & US Map ... I made up my own "Find Facts" game

World & US Map … I made up my own “Find Facts” game

Make an Art Box out of Old Suitcase

Make an Art Box out of Old Suitcase

 

Old Toys make great planters

Old Toys make great planters

 

Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn Recipes

 

Make Christmas ornaments from Salt & Pepper shakers

Make Christmas ornaments from Salt & Pepper shakers

 

Repurpose Old Maps

Repurpose Old Maps

Paint shoes from a thrift store

Paint shoes from a thrift store

DIY kitchen from a garage sale find

DIY kitchen from a garage sale find

 

Crafts from recycled toys

Crafts from recycled toys

Cover a piece of furniture with marbles

Cover a piece of furniture with marbles

Tea Cup Bird Feeders

Tea Cup Bird Feeders

 

Costume Box for plays, dress or halloween

Costume Box for plays, dress or halloween

Create unique serving dishes

Create unique serving dishes

Paint Jars

Paint Jars

Cover furniture with fabric

Cover furniture with fabric

Create picture frames from vintage purses

Create picture frames from vintage purses

Paint & Decopage Furniture

Paint & Decopage Furniture

Re-Paint quirky items you find

Re-Paint quirky items you find

Painted Furniture!

Painted Furniture!

 

Home-made Popcorn

Home-made Popcorn

 

TONS of Books to choose from!

TONS of Books to choose from!

 

Puzzles and Games from Thrift Store

Puzzles and Games from Thrift Store

 

Kids Cook Book

Kids Cook Book

 

What an incredible keepsake ... use your baby clothes to creat a "Get Dressed" book

What an incredible keepsake … use your baby clothes to creat a “Get Dressed” book