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Summer Crafts for Kids

Easy, creative, and fun Summer Crafts for Kids that will keep them entertained for hours and fight that summer boredom.

Collage of summer craft for kids

Perfect craft ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages really, that require no special skills and that can be made in less than 30 minutes. 

Easy Summer Crafts for Kids That Anyone Can Make

Popsicle Stick Smores Craft on a white shiplap background

Popsicle Stick S'mores Craft for Kids

Discover the joy of popsicle stick s'mores craft with our step-by-step guide. Create adorable miniature treats using popsicle sticks.

Coffee Filter Butterflies
One Little Project

"This is one of those crafts that is soooo perfect those summer days. It’s easy. It’s a relatively low mess. It’s even a bit of a science experiment when you wet the coffee filter and watch the colors blend. Yes, my friends, this craft has it all!" - One Little Project

Puffy Paint Starfish Craft
I Heart Crafty Things

"Have you ever had the opportunity to explore tide pools with your children? It is such a fascinating experience. Between the beautiful sea anemones, urchins, barnacles, starfish, and crabs, it’s hard to choose a favorite, but I just adore the vibrant starfish." - I Heart Crafty Things

Pineapple Corner Bookmark
Red Ted Art

"You will see how quick and easy this little chap is to make and it will hopefully bring your lots of delightful summer reading" - Red Ted Art

Sun String Art
I Heart Crafty Things

"We used a plastic yarn needle to make this because it’s a great way for kids to get used to holding a needle for beginning sewing crafts." - I Heart Crafty Things

DIY Suncatchers
The Artful Parent

"Melted bead suncatchers are easy to make from kids' plastic pony beads. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make a beautiful and durable suncatcher." - The Artful Parent

Foot and Hand Portraits
Oodles of Art

This is such a fun drawing and art project that will be a keepsake for how much your child has grown over the years.

DIY Fireflies
Apartment Therapy

"These fireflies are super easy to make. Just pop a flameless LED tealight into a plastic Easter egg. You don’t even need glue!" - Apartment Therapy

Paper Plate Rainbow
Easy Peasy & Fun

This colorful paper plate rainbow craft will brighten up your day. Great for color mixing and fine motor skills. 

Paper Plate Snails
This N That with Olivia

"Aren’t the snails above adorable? You can make these at home with your children and have a blast doing it. This craft uses some materials that you may have laying around and takes just a few steps and additional materials." - This N That with Olivia

Popsicle Stick S'mores
Glued to my Crafts

"This SMORES-themed kid craft idea is extra perfect for the upcoming camping and summer season! Everyone LOVES s’mores so without a doubt – they going to love this easy DIY pretend piece idea as well!" - Glued to my Crafts

Paper Plate Jellyfish
Arty Crafty Kids

"With Summer in our sights we’re turning our creative hands to some super cool under the sea themed crafting, kick-starting our collection with this adorable Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft!" - Arty Crafty Kids

Q-Tip Painted Dragonflies
Projects with Kids

"Using q-tips is a very relaxing way to paint and it’s great for working on fine motor skills." - Projects with Kids

DIY Wind Chimes
Consumer Crafts

"It’s Summertime here and what’s the best thing to keep the kids busy? A craft project of course!! .... We decided to just make a classic wind chime with some driftwood and beads. Follow along to learn how to make DIY wind chimes for kids!" -Consumer Crafts

Paracord Snakes
Frugal Fun 4 Boys

"Here’s a fun paracord project for kids – make paracord snakes!  This would be a great craft project for a summer camp or nature club.  Or make them on a rainy day!  The completed snakes are fun to play with." - Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Various color paper plate ladybugs
Paper Plate Lady Bugs
Crafts by Amanda

"Kids will love making these adorable paper plate ladybugs this spring and summer using colorful paint, paper plates, felt, and googly eyes." - Crafts by Amanda

3 Toilet Paper Rolls that are decorated like bumble bees
Toilet Paper Roll Bumble Bees
The Best Ideas for Kids

"If you’re looking for an easy spring craft for kids this toilet paper roll bee craft is the perfect activity. These bees are so simple to make and the best part is that they are a low mess craft!" - The Best Ideas for Kids

Homemade Scented Rainbow Bubbles poured in containers.
Scented Rainbow Bubbles
Handmade Charlotte

"Is there anything better than a sunny afternoon spent blowing bubbles? Well, how about these rainbow-hued bubbles scented with essential oils? Have fun experimenting with colors, smells, and bubble recipes with your kids this summer by making this playful bubble station!" - Handmade Charlotte

Pool Noodle Monsters
Create Craft Love

How adorable are these pool noodle monsters? Perfect for summer because pool noodles are readily available.

You can use supplies that you have around the house for most of these but here are some useful craft supplies to have on hand for these summer craft ideas!

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