By Katelyn Showalter
Happy May! Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! I can’t believe it! Now that my oldest is in school I feel so much pressure to make summers memorable. There are only so many summer vacations we get as parents to spend with our kids before they are grown, so I want to make sure we make the most of every second of it! I thought it would be fun to ask my girls what is on the top of their list of things to do this summer and make a summer bucket list!
Since one of my girls can’t read I wanted to make a visual bucket list using MyPostcard’s instant prints. We ordered prints of the things we wanted to check off our list this summer. They don’t have to be the exact place you’re going, just a general idea. (ie; a picture of a waterpark you find on google vs the actual water park you plan to go to)
Here’s what was on our bucket list!
- Water Park
- Mountain trip
- Star Gazing
- Lemonade stand
- Ice Cream Sundays
- Drive in Movie
- Make friendship bracelets
Some other ideas we had that didn’t make it on our list were…. write letters to family and friends, Make homemade popsicles, go on a new local hike, camping, visit the lake or beach and visit the aquarium!
I loved creating this project because it was easy enough for my kids to help me through the entire process! They loved picking out the activities and helping to paint the sun! By the time it was done they had already mapped out which activities to do first! We live in the hot desert so we will definitely be hitting the water park first!
The best part of this is that you can get as creative as you want! There are no rules here but I will share exactly how we made ours! When I think of summer I think of the bright summer sun! I really wanted this bucket list to radiate that energy so I took that into account when creating the design of this Bucket list! I also thought a water color rainbow or tidal wave would be a really fun background for this too! Tap into your inner child or even consult your actual child and create a design that feels like summer to you!
Now let’s make one of your own!
- Poster board
- MyPostcard Instant prints
- Letter stickers or Vinyl
- Stickers for “checkmarks”
How to make your bucket list
The first thing you will need to do is to order the instant prints of what will be on your bucket list from MyPostcard.
1. Once you receive your prints, apply Vinyl decals made with die cutting machine or letter stickers the white section of the prints.
2. Place the prints where you think you will like them on the board and draw the shape of the sun lightly with a pencil to fit over the prints.
3. Paint the sun and rays (or whatever design you choose)
4. After the paint is completely dry, glue the pictures to the board. I used a very small amount of hot glue but any type of glue adhesive would work.
5. Add vinyl or sticker heading to the top of the board
6. Don’t forget to check off your activities as you go!
I hope this project helps get your family excited for summertime and all of the memories that are waiting to be made! Get out and enjoy the summer safely this year! Brighter days are ahead!
About the Author
The show gals… That’s Katelyn – our guest author – and her two little girls, Macy and Ruby, who live together with dad, Tyler, in Las Vegas. Hairstylist turned housewife and mom, Katelyn is busy bringing her girls up as independent, confident – and creative! Check out her blog for tons more child-friendly crafts, baking and adventure stories for you on her blog and Instagram channel.
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