Summertime Activities: Creative #DairyAmazing Crafts

Growing up, my favorite part of summer was going to camp. Every year I would look forward to playing in the river, sleeping outside, cooking over a fire and spending time at one of my favorite places, the craft cabin. For many kids, this summer is unlike any other – with summer camps canceled and regular activities – like going to the pool – much harder (or impossible) to do. And many parents, like myself, are looking for things for my kiddo to do. So we asked our team to try out some of the milk jug and milk carton crafts from our Pinterest Board and report back on their results!

Milk Carton Birdhouse
Alongside her 3-year-old daughter, Max, Melissa had a blast doing this craft. “This birdhouse activity was very enjoyable for my daughter and I to do together. It’s a great project for toddlers and preschoolers since it tests their imagination, creativity and motor skills while allowing them to explore their environment and the outdoors. She’s looking forward to having birds settle in her house!”

milk carton bird house

Color-Changing Milk
Teammate Sarah and her 11-year-old son, Manny, decided to get scientific with this chemistry-inspired craft. “Since school had an abrupt end this year, I didn’t want my son to miss out on his favorite topic: science. We found this project to work on because it was easy to do with just a few household items, including milk. Not only did this project help us learn some key concepts about chemistry and the scientific method, but it was entertaining and mesmerizing to watch the color combinations. We even tried different types of soap to see if there were changes. It made for a fun afternoon!”

Thinking of trying these activities with your kids? Share your crafts with us on Facebook and don’t forget to celebrate after by making homemade ice cream or a nice cold glass of chocolate milk!

By Elizabeth Hurst

Elizabeth has been working for dairy farmers at Dairy MAX since 2017. She has a background in marketing and public relations and loves helping tell the dairy story. When she's not working, Elizabeth can be found playing with her son and making our moist banana bread recipe. Learn more about Elizabeth

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