If you're trying to think of some creative ways to say goodbye to your classmates for the summer, try out these crafty ideas!

 

1. Make them a friendship bracelet! For decades, friendship bracelets have been a symbol of faith, love and true friendship. Traditionally, the bracelet is worn until it falls off and when it does, one makes a wish.

Check out some great friendship bracelet patterns here!

 

2. Host a "welcome summer" party! This is a great way to hang out with your friends for one last "HOORAH," take pictures and create memories that are bound to last a lifetime.

Some great party ideas include:

- Baking and decorating cupcakes.

- Movie night with homemade popcorn.

- A painting party! You can check out some of The Friendship Factory's painting parties here. 

 

3. Plan an afternoon of shopping. Get the crew together for a few hours to just hang out and have fun.

 

4. Take a picture with some of your best friends, then create your own frame or scrapbook page to hand out to each of them as a treasured memory.

If you're feeling extra creative, you can make an image bracelet with several of your favorite pictures from the school year! You can check out My Image Bracelet Maker here.

 

More than anything, let your friends know that you're thankful for them. After all, would you have been able to get through the school year without them?