Weekend Family Fun: Movies, Crafts, and More

Memorial Day Weekend is here, bringing with it the real start of summer! The weather’s looking a bit iffy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. We’ve rounded up some activities the whole family can enjoy. Check ‘em out!

A Memorial Day Weekend Carnival will be held through Monday at Skylands Stadium (94 Championship Place, Augusta). Kick off your summer at the carnival in the stadium lot. The carnival is open from 5:30 PM to 10:0 PM Friday and Saturday, then 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunday and Monday. Enjoy a variety of rides and more. Admission is free but ride tickets are additional.

Demarest Farms (244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale) will offer drive-in movies throughout the summer. You can catch Trolls World Tour on Friday, Monster Hunter on Saturday, and Onward on Sunday. All movies start at 8:30 PM. You must reserve tickets online, which are $25 per car.

It’s the last weekend for the May theme for the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Twp) Family Photo Scavenger Hunt. Participate any time between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM on Saturday or Sunday. Bring your camera or phone for May’s hunt, “Kinds of Blue.” Cost is $10 per family or group of 6 or fewer. Preregistration is required.

A craft you can wear is an extra fun kind of craft and these Sharpie Tie Dye Shoes are the perfect wearable craft. You’ll need Sharpie markers, white canvas shoes, rubbing alcohol and a spray bottle. Use the markers to color the shoes however you like. Then spray with alcohol and let them dry. You can repeat the process again if you like.

In honor of Memorial Day, try out this Popsicle Stick Flag craft. You’ll need six popsicle sticks per flag, glue, red and white craft paint, and blue cardstock. First, decide which stick will make your handle. If you have a wider or larger one, choose that. Glue the other five sticks to the handle to form the flag. Paint three red and two white to represent the stripes. Then cut a small rectangle of cardstock and glue that to the top left corner. Add dots of pain for the stars and you’re done!

Here’s a craft that the kids can make that becomes a game to play later. Using paper plates and paper towel tubes, you can create a ring toss game that’s safe enough to play indoors. Paint the paper plates, then cut out the middles. Glue several paper towel tubes to other paper plates. Then have fun tossing the rings onto the tubes! Don’t feel like waiting for paint to dry (or cleaning up a paint mess)? Use markers or crayons instead!

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