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6 Fun Summer Crafts for Kids (+30 Ideas)

Noemi loves sharing fun ideas for the holidays, from gifts and decorations to seasonal nail art.

Need to keep the kids busy this summer? Check out these crafts!

Need to keep the kids busy this summer? Check out these crafts!

When school's out for summer it’s time to think of creative ways to keep the kids entertained. Crafting is a great way to stop kids from having a chance to say they are bored. You can use items you already have at home such as paper tubes—turn these into a fun frog game. You could try a different craft each day, then ask them to journal it or add it to a scrapbook. Crafts can create memories for a lifetime of each developmental stage. Make the most of your time together and enjoy these fun summer crafting ideas.

Kinder Birds

Kinder Birds

Little Round Birds

Make these colorful birds by rolling cut cardboard in Tempera paint for the branches, trace baby bottle lids for the birds, and use Tempera paint to color them in. Add detailed leaves and grass with washable markers. Crayons could come in handy here, too.

Painted Popsicle

Painted Popsicle

A Painted Popsicle

So the popsicle has melted—why not make a pink and purple painted popsicle instead? This one won't melt! Draw the shape of a popsicle onto paper and glue it to a popsicle stick. Have the kids color it with fingerpaints or, to save the mess, use brushwork.

Paper Plate Sunshine

Paper Plate Sunshine

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Draw the sun shape on your paper plate and cut it out. Give the kids some washable paints and paint it a nice bright yellow color. Once it's dry you can add details by making dots with white paint, or using washable markers.

Hand Print Flower

Hand Print Flower

Make a Flower Out of Handprints!

This would also make a wonderful Mother's Day craft for toddlers to give to their mommy. Put a picture of toddler and mom in the middle, add a stem, two leaves, and write Happy Mother's Day! A very simple and easy craft to do.

Frogs

Frogs

Toilette Paper Tube Frogs

Cardboard tube frogs are a fun and easy craft for kids to make! All you need is paper towel tubes, green and red craft paint, a paintbrush, scissors, googly eyes, craft glue, and a black fine point marker.

Paint the tubes green and the inside red. Once they dry, glue the bottom down and add legs. Make the fly with two identical pieces of cardboard that are cut out in the shape of wings and glue the insides together, sandwiching the string between the wings. The cardboard is heavy so that the fly can be caught in the frog toy.

Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Make a Bird Feeder Out of a Milk Carton!

Upcycle a milk carton into a bird feeder. Keep the carton lid and make a hole in it, poke string through and tie a knot on the inside of the lid and screw it back onto the carton then hang outside in a sheltered spot.