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25 DIY Crafts for Kids To Do For Summer

Looking for some ideas to occupy your kids for summer? Summer is the time when kids can waste a lot of time doing nothing and parents are bound to hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from time to time. If you want to keep your kids occupied, this list of summer crafts is sure to help.

25 DIY Crafts for Kids To Do For Summer

25 DIY Crafts for Kids To Do For Summer

Summer crafts are not only fun to do but it can also be very educational. It will keep kids entertained and also help kids develop creativity, improved their focusing skills, and help them building self-confidence on what simple accomplishment can bring. I am certain that kids are going to enjoy and adore these projects and I think even parents and adults will find it fun and exciting, too.

1. Painted Rock Crafts

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With paints and rocks, let your kids create an amazing artwork that you can proudly display on your walls. See it here.

2. Straw Weaving

If you kid is not old enough for knitting, then this is the perfect alternative for creating bracelets and bookmarks. Check it out here.

3. Bottle Cap Bugs

Teach your kids the importance of recycling. Keep them busy for hours turning useless bottle caps into super cute bugs for your indoor or outdoor plants. View it here.


4. Balloon Bowls

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Made from confetti and mod podge. Don’t have both, no problem, you can make confetti by cutting scrap paper into small pieces and glue in place of mod podge. You might have all the supplies needed at home!  Check it out here.


5. Embellished Glasses

This will serve as a dual purpose craft. It will give your kid something fun to do and when they wear the glasses it will block harmful sunlight. See it here.



6. Finger Knitting

A fabulous craft to pass the time and doesn’t require any tools, all you need is a yarn. Check it out here.


7. Newspaper Forts

Want to keep your kids indoors? Help them built a wonderful newspaper fort inside. See it here.


8. Cardboard Marble Maze

This amazing project will not just give kids something to do, but also will provide them a great learning experience. Check it out here.


9. Yarn Fonts

Your kid will definitely love this fun project. They can create enough letters for their names and have it on their bedroom walls. View it here.


10. Sandpaper Printed T-Shirt

Let the kids work on their imaginative side to draw their own design onto a fine sandpaper and transfer it onto a t-shirt or any other cotton fabric. Check it out here.

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11. Baby Conch-shell Gardens

This will require a bit of planning if you don’t have the supplies on hand but kids can enjoy it all summer long as they watch their little gardens grow. See it here.


12. Marshmallow Catapult

Entertained kids for few hours with a marshmallow catapulting contest. Check it out here.


13. Superhero Terrarium

This will catch your little boy’s attention and have a great display for his room. If you have a little girl use girl’s action figure or small plastic dolls. See it here.


14. Ribbon Bookmark

Sewing skills required for this great craft is easy enough for you young daughter and she would definitely enjoy this. Also, these could be a great gift. Check it out here.


15. Shadowbox Collage

Pick and choose things that interest him or her and let them express their creativity with this project. See it here.

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16. DIY Lava Lamps

A fun activity that you and your kid can enjoy in the summer when the weather is nice. Check it out here.


17. Grass Head Monster

A perfect way to give the kids some nature education plus they will love growing their own little grass head monster. View it here.


18. Future Artist – Tape Painting

Great for all ages! Make a design with painter’s tape on a canvas and let you kids do the painting. Check it out here.


19. Kaleidoscopes for Kids

This project will provide your kids the thrill of summer, starting from making it and then using it. See it here.


20. Glove Monsters

Have gloves that you kid has outgrown? Give it a new adorable purpose that your kids can enjoy. Check it out here.

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21. Recycled Chunky Crayons

Kids will enjoy turning their broken crayons into adorable shapes and sizes and reuse it over and over. See it here.


22. Secret Messages Activity

Very simple but totally fun and will never fail to surprise your little one. Check it out here.


23. Beautiful Beads From Recycled Newspaper

A great project for the pre-teens and teens as it requires some use of the stove and can definitely teach them some beauty from recycling. View it here.


24. Painting on Wet Glue

Great for kids of all ages! A very simple technique to create a beautiful sun catcher. Check it out here.

25. DIY Traditional Kite

Kite is the perfect way to pass the summer days. Kids would love and enjoy making and decorating their own traditional kite, then have plenty of time watching it soar into the sky. See it here.


Need one more DIY Crafts for Kids? See this Origami Bottle | Snapple Inspired | Easy Paper Crafts for Kids | Summer Crafts video from Jenny W Chan –

Which DIY Crafts for Kids are you going to try with the kids? Let us know below in the comments! 

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