35 Great Summer Crafts for Kids

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Great Summer Crafts for Kids

If you’re a parent with kids home in the summer, you know how challenging it can be to keep them busy and from saying those two dreaded words, “I’m Bored!” This is an amazing list of Great Summer Crafts for Kids!

When my kids are home in the summer, I like to pick 1 item a week for us to work on at home. It may be a slime or play dough recipe my kids can enjoy all week, an outdoor game they can play with friends and neighbors or painting something simple and fun they can hang in their room.

The majority of these crafts are simple and easy and I suggest picking them out with your children. That way you can gather the materials (if you don’t already have them) and work through the summer on fun creative crafts.

Outdoor Summer Crafts for Kids to Make

  1. Tin Can Ball Toss
    Our Easy Tin Can Ball Toss Game is the perfect backyard game and it only takes a few minutes to make.
  2. Spray Chalk
  3. Milk Carton Bird Feeder
    These Birdhouse Crafts for Kids will be enjoyed by children of almost any age.
  4. Rock Dominoes
    Great Summer Crafts for Kids
  5. Coffee Mug Bird Feeder
    These bird feeders are fun to make and will certainly help attract birds to your yard!

Sensory, Slime and Dough Recipes for Kids

  1. Indoor Snow
    Great Summer Crafts for Kids
  2. Unicorn Play Dough
    Great Summer Crafts for Kids
  3. Glitter Rainbow Slime
    Great Summer Crafts for Kids
  4. Sensory Slime

Perler Bead Projects

Do you have a child that loves building things? Try these cute and fun perler bead projects!

  1. Mickey Mouse
    Great Summer Crafts for Kids
  2. Bookmark
    These Perler Bead Bookmarks are completely customizable and ready for your latest book.
  3. Trolls
    Summer crafts for kids
  4. Pineapple Keychain
    Great Summer Crafts for Kids

K-Cup Summer Crafts for Kids

Save those old K-Cups from your morning coffee to make these cute summer crafts for kids!

  1. Whale
    The kids will love this cute upcycled whale craft!
  2. Turtle
    This upcycled k-cup turtle craft is super cute, fun and easy for kids!
  3. Trolls
    Reuse K-Cups to make Poppy and Branch Trolls Party Crafts and fill with candy!
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Your kids will love this fun TMNT craft that uses k-cups!
  5. Angry Birds Collection
    This Angry Birds craft is super cute and easy for kids!

Make Your Own Soap

I’m always making my kids wash their hands when they come inside. Making an easy and fun soap for them to use in the bathroom gets them excited when mom says, “Go wash your hands!”

  1. Dory and Nemo Soap
    We've found Nemo, now let's work on Finding Dory and make this fun soap!
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Soap
    If you have a TMNT lover in your house, you'll want to make this easy soap!
  3. Ice Age Friends Soap
    Chances are you've seen at least one or two of the Ice Age movies and if you haven't, you need too. Then you'll want to run home and make these super cute Ice Age Soaps for your family.
  4. Fish Soap

Popsicle Stick Summer Crafts for Kids

With a few simple materials, you can make these fun and adorable popsicle stick crafts for kids. Add a magnet to the back to decorate your refrigerator or put a stick on the bottom to make a puppet.

  1. Chick
    great summer crafts for kids
  2. Bunny
  3. Raccoon
    Our Raccoon Craft for Kids is a perfect indoor craft activity for a chilly Fall day!
  4. Fox
    Our Popsicle Stick Fox Craft is easy to make and makes you think of all those adorable woodland animals.
  5. Trolls
    This Trolls Poppy Popsicle Stick Craft for Kids will have you thinking it's all cupcakes and rainbows in no time.

Paper Plate Summer Crafts for Kids

Paper plates are inexpensive and make great crafts for kids! Try some of these:

  1. Giraffe
    If you love April the Giraffe and her new little baby you'll love our April the Giraffe Inspired Paper Plate Craft.
  2. Acorn
    Our Paper Plate Acorn Craft for Kids is the perfect craft to make during a chilly Fall day.
  3. Dog
    Kids will love this easy Secret Life of Pets craft!
  4. Angry Bird Craft
    Kids will love this easy and cute Angry Birds paper plate craft!

More Summer Crafts for Kids

  1. Mermaid Crayons
    These Mermaid Tail Crayons are the perfect glittery art supply to make drawing more fun.
  2. Donuts
    Our Donut crafts for kids are easy and look real!
  3. Sock Caterpillars
    Sock Caterpillars are easy to make, require no sewing and make great items to sell!
  4. Easy Finger Puppets
    Let the kids use their imagination with our easy to make no sew finger puppets!
  5. Mermaid Craft
    If you have a mermaid lover in your life, you need to make this mermaid craft together!
  6. Penguin Craft
    This penguin craft is great for kids and makes a cute winter home decor item. What are some of your favorite things to do with the kids in the summer? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

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