7 Crafts for Kids this Summer

School's out! Celebrate summer with your kids by creating one of these fun summer crafts.

When school is out and summer is in full gear it’s often hard to find enough activities to keep the kids busy!

We’ve rounded up some of the cutest and most fun summertime crafts for kids. Going outside to paint and create enjoyable crafts and works of art will keep your kids’ minds bright and creative.

From DIY rainbow glitter play-doh to DIY butterfly wings, we have found a craft for every personality!


  • DIY Octopus Yarn Doll

    Celebrate summer by going under the sea! This adorable octopus yarn doll is a great activity for kids who love animals and love the beach. 

  • Rainbow Glitter Play-doh

    Get messy outside with this DIY glitter play-doh project . Play-doh is such a fun activity for kids so why not take the extra step to make your own. Making an abundance of different colors allows for more creativity! 

  • DIY Butterfly Wings

    Let your kids spread their wings! Secret Agent Josephine created these adorable butterfly wings using cardboard and paint. The process of making these butterfly wings is just as fun as playing with them afterwards! 

  • Paper Plate Fish

    So many fish in the sea! Create these paper plate fish from Make and Takes in just a few easy steps. You can hang your fish on the ceiling from string for a true “under the sea” look.

  • "You Are My Sunshine" Canvas

    Create a piece of art to hang in your home by painting a “You Are My Sunshine” canvas. Twin Dragon Fly Designs shows you how the summer’s sun can be created by using your children’s handprints. What a great memento!  

  • Egg Carton Flowers

    Go green by recycling egg cartons for this beautiful project. These cute egg carton flowers from Education.com are simple to create and beautiful to display.

     

  • Sunblock Art

    Use the actual sun to help you with this summertime craft. Piikea Street used the sun’s rays to “dye” construction paper. Get creative with different shapes and words. 

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