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16 Fun And Easy Summer Crafts For Kids

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Help yourself to these summer crafts for kids and give your little rascals a fun and creative time before school starts.

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In this article:

  1. Microwave Paint Crafts for Kids
  2. Butterfly Wings
  3. Tin Can Windsocks
  4. Paper Plate Turtle Crafts for Kids
  5. DIY Paper Plate Fan
  6. Paper Plate Tambourine
  7. Crafty Kaleidoscope
  8. DIY Pasta Necklace
  9. Paper Frisbee Crafts for Kids
  10. Sand Collage
  11. DIY Yarn Flowers
  12. DIY Pinwheel Crafts for Kids
  13. Bottle Cap Bugs Crafts for Kids
  14. Fish in a Bag Slime
  15. Pool Noodle Monsters
  16. Luggage Toys

Summer Crafts for Kids to DIY and Enjoy

1. Microwave Paint Crafts for Kids

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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

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For your kids first DIY butterfly wings, make it a mom and daughter fun time. First, make the wings with your baby girl since it needs your assistance with the scissors and all.

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

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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.

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4. Paper Plate Turtle Crafts for Kids

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Fun and easy crafts for kids, you say? How about this adorable and cool little turtle?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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9. Paper Frisbee Crafts for Kids

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Your little ones will spend hours outside throwing these easy paper frisbees back and forth. For your more UFO-fan boys, I’m pretty sure they’re imaginations will go wild.

10. Sand Collage

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Heading to the beach with your kids this summer? Here’s a cool idea: Bring home some sand and create this cool sand art collage in remembrance of your fun summertime at the beach.

11. DIY Yarn Flowers

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On a hot and lazy summer afternoon, there is nothing better to do than relax and cool off while doing this craft with your kids. It’s an easy flower craft using paper plates and colored yarns.

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

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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

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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

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With all the summer parties and festivities, fun crafting ideas for kids may be in short supply. Well, not here in DIY Projects with this cool fish idea 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

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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

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With all the traveling you’ll be doing this summer, customize your kids’ luggage just the way they like it–cool and colorful. With these easy handmade luggage tags, it sure will.

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.

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