I love working with my hands, and my kids are all the same way. I am always scouring the web, trying to find something for them to create. Doing art projects together is always a blast, and they’re great to give as gifts or keep and enjoy any time.
Thanks to Mom Central, I was recently introduced to the FedEx Out of Office Blog. WOW! What a cool blog! There are so many great ideas for projects, and they’re all in one place. Their templates and tools make the projects fun and easy to complete, and my kids have had a ball.
And the great craft projects are just the tip of the iceberg. The Out of Office Blog also gives you tips on organization, marketing, fundraising, and so much more! This site has quickly become a valuable resource for my kids and my small businesses.
I recently received the resources needed to make the Bookmark Project from the Got a Good Book? Mark it! blog post. My kids love reading, and we’re We got 2 sheets of card stock with the template printed on them, a box of crayons, stickers, and some ribbon.
I cut out the bookmarks and let the kids decorate them however they wanted. Zander got totally creative, and I’m pretty sure he didn’t leave a blank spot on his template. All the kids participated – even Parker loved putting stickers all over his bookmark. (And my kitchen table!)
Once they were done, I punched a hole in the top and added some ribbon. (Couldn’t do it to Zander’s though, because it would have punched through part of his drawing.) The ribbon totally completed the look, and the kids couldn’t wait to pick out the perfect book for their new bookmarks.
If we lived a little closer to a FedEx Office store, I would have had the bookmarks laminated. It wouldn’t cost much, I’m sure, and the bookmarks would last even longer. Here’s a picture of our completed bookmarks:
If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids occupied this summer, make the FedEx Out of Office Blog your first stop. Their ideas will keep your kids creating and having fun all summer long. Maybe you have a baby shower to plan, and you need help personalizing the event? They can help with that, too!
And don’t forget – Father’s Day is just around the corner! There’s bound to be something fabulous to make for Dad.
The FedEx Out of Office Blog gets 2 very big thumbs up from all of us here at 5 Vinez Monkeys, and we’re giving them our seal of approval. For the latest happenings from the Out of Office blog, be sure to subscribe and follow them on twitter.
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of FedEx Office and received the items necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.