This post is paid for by the makers of Claritin® and I have received compensation for my participation. All opinions expressed and the DIY umbrella tutorial are my own.

DIY Umbrella With UV Protection

Summer is almost here. What’s on your summer bucket list? Ours includes soccer, baseball and tennis which are in full swing… along with our allergies. HA!

Every year in the middle of sports season, somewhere between the flowers blooming and grass getting cut we all tend to start suffering. Luckily, to combat our sports interruptions outdoors we’ve made a sun protecting DIY umbrella and ensured we have our Children’s Claritin® Grape Chewables with us for when symptoms strike.

Colorful DIY Umbrella

UV Protectant DIY Umbrella

To combat our sensitivity to the sun I let the kids create their own sun protecting DIY umbrellas this year. One of the easiest projects we’ve ever made and they make our long Saturdays on the fields so much better.

To create your own DIY umbrella you will need:

  • Basic UV protectant umbrella
  • Paint
  • A boa, tassels, pom poms and other fun elements
  • Hot glue

Homemade umbrella

Let the kids have fun with this DIY umbrella project. As long as the umbrella you purchased is UV protecting, you can be sure the important part is done. Additionally, always make sure to apply and reapply sunscreen as directed when spending time outdoors.

Now is time for the fun!

Painted dashes, glued on boas and a fun pom pom for the top, makes a DIY umbrella my little sports girl loves to have with her on the tennis court.

Claritin Chewables summer protectionAlong with our sun protection, we are standing up to seasonal allergies as well with my Children’s Claritin® Grape Chewables. They are easy to pick up at Target, located in the healthcare aisle by the pharmacy, and I pack it right in my purse in case symptoms strike. With 24-hour non-drowsy allergy symptom relief, I am confident our kids can play games and participate in life fully, even during bloom season.

I love allowing the kids to get involved in their own spring allergy defense. Now that they are old enough, we all work together ensuring our spring sports days are as bright & creative.

Find your own Claritin® offers on Target’s Cartwheel app right here to help make spring sports season easier in your house.