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Simple DIY Crafts For Kids | 23 DIY Projects To Do This Summer

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Looking for DIY crafts for kids? Keep your little rascals occupied with these simple DIY crafts to make this summer!

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1. No-Sew DIY Recycled Jeans Purse

With all the jeans lying around your home no longer worn, surely you can spare one for this fun recycled crafts project. Put the fun and fashion in recycling with this trendy purse for your baby girl.

2. Firework Painting

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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.

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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 for sure. It’s also 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 stick airplane craft fit to explore the wide blue skies. Your little pilot will surely love this easy craft!

5. DIY Flower Crown

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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 which for sure will lessen the indoor mess.

9. DIY Butterfly Magnets

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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

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Forget about the common wind chimes from the store. Let your little artists create these simple yet adorable rainbow wind chimes for you instead.

I’m sure you’ll be proud to hang their creations anywhere at home. And perhaps catch show them off to families and friends.

11. Nature Painting Texture Collage for Kids

What a sentimental and beautiful piece of artwork you can enjoy making with your little ones.

Surely you can’t pass up on the chance to use anything you find in nature. From twigs to shells, put it all into a frame commemorating summer family fun.

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12. Fun with Pet Rocks

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Entertain your kids with this amazing craft perfect for all ages. These cute pets need nothing more than some paint and rock from your backyard.


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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 and this cute frog baseball hat craft is just perfect. It’s a practical craft also to shield your kids’ from the sun while getting oohs and aahs 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. It’s also affordable and very doable for children.

Use every color in the box to create an amazing piece of art.

17. DIY Paper Fans

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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 Rainbow

Teach your kid more about the sky with this simple craft. Grab some yarn, glue and a handful of cotton balls to make a cozy cloud with a colorful flowing rainbow.

19. Crazy Feathered Parrots

Your little pirates will be jumping for joy with these colorful crazy feathered parrots craft. This wonderful craft also teaches your kids color lessons and boost their 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

Kids will love pretend-flying these bugs around long after they’re done creating it. They are adorable but definitely frugal.

These bottle cap bugs will also help your kids fight off boredom while getting creative.

23. Kid’s Summer Shoe

Bedazzle your precious one’s footwear with this creative and fun project. Make sure to let your kids in on the fun part of decorating, but don’t forget hot glue 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! These simple DIY crafts will keep your kids occupied all summer long for sure.

Use this list of simple DIY crafts and give your child a creative summer to remember.

Did you find the perfect DIY crafts for kids this summer? Let us know which ones in the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published 0n June 26, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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