These simple DIY crafts will keep your kids occupied all summer long. So, if you need inspiration, don't stop reading because this list will give you what you need!
Simple DIY Crafts Kids Of All Ages Will Love
Summer is kids' most loved season of the year and spending time with them is always fun and memorable. But, it can be a bit tricky searching for activities to keep them occupied during these wonderful months. So, I’ve prepared the list below for simple DIY crafts for kids and I hope you and your children will find absolute joy in doing them. Have fun!
1. DIY No Sew Tiny House Necklace
Entertain your kids with this adorable house necklace that can hold their crayons, so they are always ready to create. You'll be surprised how quickly you and your kid can finish this tiny house necklace. I'm sure your kiddo will be happily smiling once you hand over the finished product.
2. Firework Painting
The 4th of July is over but its spirit lives on. Get patriotic with your kiddos with this firework painting. It's easy to make and inexpensive way to create an exploding display of colors.
3. Egg Carton Boat
Let your little one discover the wonders of sailing with this simple egg carton sailboat. A perfect craft to make for pool days. Great for all ages, but younger kids would need a bit of help.
4. Craft Stick Airplane
Channel that inventor's energy by making this craft stick airplane fit to explore the wide blue skies. Your little pilot will surely love this easy craft!
5. DIY Flower Crown
This beautiful flower crown is easy to make and great for jazzing up your little fairy's costume. Let her wear it at the dress-up time, or pair with a summer boho look.
6. DIY Robot Mask
This robot mask will become the best project to keep the kids busy on slow days. Your budding scientist is sure to have a fun time crafting and long hours of pretend play with this simple craft.
7. Water Bottle Piggy Bank
Turn ordinary water bottle into a cute piggy bank. This amazing craft will have your kid practice their creativity while learning two great lessons in life: recycling and saving.
8. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Tired of cleaning up the mess kids leave behind after a fun craft indoors? Here's the perfect solution: homemade sidewalk chalk paint and some paint brushes. Lend your little ones a hand in making this mixture outside and that for sure will lessen the indoor mess.
9. DIY Butterfly Magnets
Aren’t they cute?! Boys and girls will adore this fun and colorful craft. Make these fluttering butterflies and use it as a fancy decor for kids room, or you can put it all on your fridge.
10. Kids Rainbow Wind Chimes
Forget about the common wind chimes from the store and let your little artists create these adorable rainbow wind chimes for you. I'm sure you'll be proud to hang their creations anywhere at home and catch the undeniable attention from visitors.
11. Painted Nature Collage
A memorable, beautiful piece of artwork you can enjoy making with your young ones, utilizing anything you find in nature. From twigs to shells, put it all into a frame commemorating summer family fun.
12. Fun With Pet Rocks
Entertain your kids with this amazing craft perfect for all ages. These cute pets need nothing more than some paint and a rock from your backyard.
13. Giant Sun
Easy to make and inexpensive! Here's one craft that just screams summer! This giant woven sun is the perfect craft to fit the summer's sunny weather.
14. Frog Baseball Hat
The summer league is on! This cute frog baseball hat will shield your kids' faces from the sun while commanding attention and compliments from the crowd.
15. Garden Rock Caterpillar
Recreate this adorable, lovable garden creature with your very own favorite colors and a handful of rocks. Let kids enjoy the outdoors and appreciate nature with this little critter craft.
16. Sun Melted Crayon Art
Summer's heat plays a great role in making this craft. Affordable and very doable for children. Use every color in the box to create an amazing piece of art.
17. DIY Paper Fans
Entertain your kids while keeping yourself cool. Pick an eye-catching pattern for these amazing DIY paper fans and customize it to your crafty heart's desire!
18. Cotton Ball And Yarn Cloud Rainbow
Teach your kid more about the sky with this simple craft. Grab some yarn, glue and a handful of cotton balls to make dazzling cloud brimming with a stunning rainbow.
19. Crazy Feathered Parrots
Your little pirates will be jumping for joy once you give them the task of making these colorful, crazy feathered parrots. This wonderful craft provides your child some color lessons and a chance to practice motor skills.
20. Flower Prints From Soda Bottles
These flower prints from soda bottles is a great craft whenever the mood to stay indoors strikes. Reuse soda bottles to paint bright and bold summer flowers.
21. Family Name Banners
Create magic with these personalized family name banners. Every member of your family can create one to hang on sunny windows. A perfect craft for the whole family to enjoy and it doubles as a colorful addition to your home decor.
22. Bottle Cap Bugs
So easy to make and kids will love flying them around long after they’re done creating it. Adorable and definitely frugal, these bottle cap bugs will help your kids fight off boredom and get creative.
23. Kid's Summer Shoe
Bedazzle your precious one's footwear with this creative and fun project. Make sure to involve your kids in decorating, but don't forget that hot gluing is for adults only.
Still got time for one more simple DIY crafts for kids? Check out this video from Shaun and Kyra:
Summer may be a time to relax for some, but for kids, summer needs to be fun, memorable, and boredom is a no-no! Use this list of simple DIY crafts and give your child a creative summer to remember.
Did find that perfect craft to do with your kiddos? Let us know in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.