The summer holidays are right around the corner and we have a line up of events and activities that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Get creative with some fun summer crafts or enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather by visiting local events!
DIY Pavement Chalk Paint
DIY pavement chalk paint is a fun, easy and inexpensive outdoor summer activity! For this craft, all you need is 120 grams of corn flour, 160 millilitres of water and food colouring. Start by mixing together the corn flour and water until the corn flour has dissolved. Then, divide it into a muffin tin and add different food colouring to each mixture to create an array of colours. Finally, grab a paint brush, let your creativity flow and start painting outside!
Sun Catcher Craft
Another fun and inexpensive craft perfect for the summer time is a DIY sun catcher. For this craft, all you need is tissue paper, black card paper, contact paper and any extra decoration you may want to add. First, cut your tissue paper into squares. Then draw the shape of your sun catcher onto the black card paper, this could be anything from a butterfly to a football. Once you have your shape, cut out the middle of the shape leaving a frame of the shape. Cut a piece of contact paper larger than your shape and place your shape frame on top. Start placing the tissue paper squares on and when you are done take another sheet of contact paper to place on top to seal the shape. Finally, trim around the shape and add anymore decorations you might want to add.
Local Events This Summer
Caribbean Carnival at Malin Bridge Inn, Sheffield
From August 6th until August 7th join Malin Bridge Inn for a Caribbean Carnival! Experience Caribbean Carnival Dancers, an amazing Steel Pan Band, DJ’s and range of Caribbean cocktails and food vendors.
Rhubarb Theatre in Lincoln High Street, Lincoln
Join Rhubarb Theatre for a spot of street and walkabout theatre along the high street on the 6th August. The perfect free event for the whole family to enjoy!
Food and Craft Fair at Renishaw Hall, Chesterfield
On 28th August, Renishaw Hall are hosting a Food and Craft Fair! The Stables Courtyard will be full of stalls featuring handmade products by artisans from across the region.