A Summer “Laundry” List {Tutorial}

 School is almost out here in Connecticut and I CAN. NOT. WAIT! I think the kids are pretty excited as well. ;)  I am a high school teacher and I start counting down the days in April! I do love my job but I love the days of hot weather and fun with my children even more.

This summer I thought it would be a good idea to have a “laundry” list of activities to keep the kids and I entertained.  And oh boy did I ever run with that “laundry” metaphor!

Summer Laundry List

This is our summer “laundry” list. Adorable isn’t it?

To create it I used the Silhouette SD to cut out shirts, pants, socks, and bathing suits from several different craft papers.

Summer Laundry List

I cut out 45 in all. Then on the back of each piece of clothing I wrote an activity for us to do. Examples include go mini golfing, paint rocks, go to the beach, wash the car . . .

Summer Laundry List

The final step was to hang a ribbon and attach each piece of “laundry” to the ribbon with a mini clothespin.

Summer Laundry List

Summer Laundry List

Every couple of nights one of the kids will get to pick a piece of clothing and the next day we will do what is suggested on the back.

Summer Laundry List

They are so excited (and so am I)!

Summer Laundry List

Would you like to see the list of things to do? Just click the link, it’s shared for free on Google Docs.

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Comments

  1. do you have the templets for this? My annual trip to the beach is coming up and I want to do this! Thanks- cute idea!

  2. Shirley says:

    Lynda do you have a Silhouette craft cutting machine? I used shapes from their library.