Help yourself to these summer crafts for kids and give your little rascals a fun and creative time before school starts.
In this article:
- Microwave Paint Crafts for Kids
- Butterfly Wings
- Tin Can Windsocks
- Paper Plate Turtle Crafts for Kids
- DIY Paper Plate Fan
- Paper Plate Tambourine
- Crafty Kaleidoscope
- DIY Pasta Necklace
- Paper Frisbee Crafts for Kids
- Sand Collage
- DIY Yarn Flowers
- DIY Pinwheel Crafts for Kids
- Bottle Cap Bugs Crafts for Kids
- Fish in a Bag Slime
- Pool Noodle Monsters
- Luggage Toys
Summer Crafts for Kids to DIY and Enjoy
1. Microwave Paint Crafts for Kids
For your little aspiring bakers at home, this microwavable art material project is a good start. Since all the ingredients are edible, this makes for a safe art material even your toddlers can play and be creative with, the safe way.
2. Butterfly Wings
Next, let your daughter take it away at the fun part of painting the wings with rainbow colors. You might want to keep it after playtime because time flies fast, it’s going to be Halloween soon.
3. Tin Can Windsocks
If your kids are no fan of wind chimes (mine, sure are not), let them make these festive windsocks instead for outdoor or even indoor decor. Your kids can make the windsocks using some empty tin cans, strings, and some paint.
4. Paper Plate Turtle Crafts for Kids
How kids will love playing with this fun craft toy as much as you’ll enjoy making it with them.
5. DIY Paper Plate Fan
The summer is already a scorcher and it promises to get even hotter, so this paper plate fan will certainly come in handy. It’s probably the easiest one on the list too, just cut a plate in half, and add some popsicle sticks for handles.
6. Paper Plate Tambourine
Thanks to creativefamilyfun.net you can make your kid a cute paper plate tambourine which isn’t as annoying as the real thing. Here’s another fun idea: When they’re done, you might want to take our kid with the beans for some fun gardening time.
7. Crafty Kaleidoscope
An empty potato chip canister can easily transition into a cool kaleidoscope to keep your little ones occupied for hours on end. A plaything they made themselves will make it to their favorite toy stash for a while.
8. DIY Pasta Necklace
Pasta makes for a delicious meal, but it can also turn into one of the best summer crafts for kids, especially for your more stylish young ones. All you need are the pasta pieces, strings and colored paint to make this fancy DIY pasta necklace.
9. Paper Frisbee Crafts for Kids
10. Sand Collage
11. DIY Yarn Flowers
Don’t worry, it isn’t some sewing craft because you only need glue to help your kids create the designs.
12. DIY Pinwheel Crafts for Kids
Teach your kids their first pinwheel so they can create more arts and crafts using pinwheels. From pinwheels of all sizes, shapes, and colors, your kids can create accessories, frame art decor, and wreaths.
13. Bottle Cap Bugs Crafts for Kids
Spare your wallet from a dollar store splurge and raid your recycling and crafting stash instead for this neat summer crafts for kids. Make a whole batch of adorable and colorful bugs from bottle caps you can collect from your bottled summer drinks.
14. Fish in a Bag Slime
You can have kids make it as a fun activity or your you can make this ahead with your own kids and give away as tokens to their friends.
15. Pool Noodle Monsters
After a day of fun and frolicking at the pool, dry your poor pool noodles and give them whole new meaning by turning them into these little pool noodle monsters. Raid your crafting stash for scraps like cut pipe cleaners, tiny pompoms, and spare googly eyes for your kids to get creative with.
16. Luggage Toys
Introduce your kids to origami with this easy origami fish DIY from this Red Ted Art video tutorial:
Before summer is over, let your kids have the best summer of their lives with these DIY kids crafts for summer. Whether it’s a day at the beach, out camping, or a lazy summer afternoon, any of these summer activities for kids could make those summer days more fun and creative!
Which of these summer crafts for kids do you think your kiddos will enjoy much? Let us know which and why in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 24, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.