Summer will be here before you know it. What will your kids or grandkids be doing this summer? If you’d like to quiet the “I’m bored” refrain this coming summer, here’s an idea: Create a Summer Bucket List. Summer Bucket Lists for kids are not new. I just wish someone had thought of when my kids were little. Well maybe someone did, but I never heard of them. But back then I was a busy working mom without internet and Pinterest. How did we do it?!?!?
But now that I have grandkids and have more fun time to spend with them than I did with my own kids, I decided to not only make a Summer Bucket List for Kids, I’m making the actual bucket and it’s going to be filled with ideas for activities that kids and their grandparents can do together.
Here’s how to make a Summer Bucket List for Kids and Grandparents.
Supplies to make a summer bucket list (contains affiliate links)
First, I created stickers by cutting out images of my grandson’s favorite activities that I found on Cricut Design Space.
I cut them out of vinyl and then stuck them onto the bucket both on the outside and inside the plastic bucket.
I also made a sticker of his name. Have you tried curving text yet in Design Space? It’s super easy. I put up a short video on my Facebook page showing how to use this new feature. You can watch it here.
Next, I made a list of fun activities that we like to do with my grandson. I could have just written them on strips of paper but since this is a Cricut tutorial I thought I’d show you how I did it using the text tool and a Cricut pen.
Using the text tool and a typed out the activities. When choosing a font, I used the Filter to find a “writing” font. I made all of the text the same size. I then arranged the words so they would fit in a 8 x 10 rectangle.
Next, I drew rectangles over the words and then changed the color of those rectangles to white.
Then I selected everything together and clicked on “attach”.
When everything is “attached”, it will cut exactly as you have it placed.
The Cricut will write first and then cut out the rectangles.
Pretty cool! And so much better than my handwriting!
Since the little rectangles curled as I removed then from the cutting mat, I went with it and intentionally curled them more.
I don’t think that’s enough activities in that bucket. My grandson will go through all of those in a week. I better go type up some more!
Here are more Cricut End of the School Year Projects to make: