End of Summer – Get Outside!

August 26, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

The days are getting shorter and fall is right around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to get the kids outdoors and soak in as much Vitamin D as possible. And since you may have reached the point where sprinklers and overheated playground equipment just isn’t cutting it for your little ones anymore, Cricut® has the perfect suggestions for DIY summer projects that get them moving outside. Try a new twist on tried-and-true carnival games, some camping goodies made just for them or a pool party that really makes a splash. There’s so much fun to be had!

Banish summertime blahs with some ordinary cans and DIY labels. Who’s ready to knock them all over?

Cricut brings a new twist to this classic game with colorful, iron-on stars.

Spin up a winner with a DIY game piece.


Trying to fit in one last visit to the great outdoors? These DIY camping crafts will surely convince the entire family to hit the trails….

Personalized chairs with your little campers’ names on them are perfect for gathering around the fire.

Who wants s’mores? Kids and adults will answer “yes, please” with this delightful print and cut project. Pack in some chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows and milk to wash it all down, and they’ll be ready to go!

No kid wants to go to bed on time during the summer, but these awesome flashlights with surprising cut-outs might convince them otherwise.


And if you really want to send them off in style, consider one last party by the pool. Cricut’s nautical-themed décor really makes a splash during these last days of summer….

Ahoy! Nothing spells instant party more than tassels, and these anchor-bound beauties are easy to make on your Cricut.

Perfect as party prizes or summer drink décor, these water bottles have us dreaming of the waves with every sip.

Little kids of all ages love their water pistols. Get them in on the action right away with clever holders.

Well, hello sailor! With its charming blue-and-white stripe, this bucket holds everything needed for a fine time on the water—whether it be anchor-wrapped utensils or goodies for the guests.

Treat bags get a twist of their own with charming anchor images.

This easy-breezy water jug label will encourage little ones to hydrate “onshore.”

A perfect pool party gift bag for little ones!

Top off one last perfect day in the sun with treat toppers that show off a perfect wave.


Soon enough it’s going to be time to head indoors and dress warmer. But for now, make sure you and your kids make the most of all that sunshine! With these do-it-yourself summer projects, they’ll have plenty of fun things to write about when their teacher asks them, “So, what did you do over summer vacation?”

What’s your last big summer hurrah? Show us with #CricutMade

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