Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer vacation is a time for enjoyment and fun. Kids would want to plop themselves in front of the television and watch their favorite cartoons, play video games, and play outdoors for hours on end. However, there does come a time when your child might eventually feel exhausted or bored from the same old routine. 

With summer crafts for kids, there’s something new and exciting to try every day! Not only are your children expanding their creativity, but they’re keeping themselves busy and engaged as well. Check out these awesome summer crafts for kids of all ages.

Easy Summer Crafts for Kids

Our easy summer crafts for kids are a great way to kill time:

Milk Carton Birdhouse

Materials required:

  • Milk carton / Juice carton
  • Wooden spoon
  • White paint
  • Chipboard / Cardboard
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Tissue paper squares
  • Twine
  • Glue

Instructions: First, take your empty milk carton and paint it white. Next, glue your colorful tissue paper squares onto the white milk carton. Use your brush to ensure all the tissue papers are completely secure. Now, to make the roof of your birdhouse, fold your chipboard/cardboard and glue tissue paper squares on it. Create a hole in your milk carton and push a wooden spoon through it and secure it with glue (to create your perch!) Punch two holes in the roof and place a twine through it so it’s easy for you to hang it outside. Make sure your roof is safely secured and glued to the carton! You can even place a few bird seeds on your perch for the birds to enjoy. For more easy summer crafts for kids, continue to read!

Felt Flower Bookmarks

Materials required:

  • Assorted colors of felt
  • Felt glue
  • Assorted buttons
  • Green craft sticks

Instructions: Cut out flower petals from your assorted colors of felt. Apply felt glue on it and stick it on green craft sticks/popsicle sticks (to make it look like the stem). Glue your assorted buttons to the center of every flower, and your bookmark is ready! Reading will now become a lot more fun. This is one of the best summer craft ideas for kids.

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Materials required:

  • Food coloring
  • Cornstarch
  • Water

Instructions: Mix your cornstarch and water until the cornstarch dissolves. Place this mixture into various compartments of a muffin tin, and add a few drops of different food coloring into each compartment. Your sidewalk chalk paint is ready! These kinds of summer arts and crafts for kids are a must-try. 

Felt Popsicles

Materials required:

  • Colored felt
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Cotton balls
  • Paint

Instructions: Here’s one of the most simple summer crafts for kids. Take your colored felt and cut it in the form of a popsicle. Next, glue it on your popsicle stick! Decorate your popsicle with cotton balls (dipped in paint!), or use assorted buttons and glitter to make your popsicle look as nice as you can.

Paper Plate Ice Cream Cones

Materials required:

  • Paper plates
  • Pink, black, and mint paints
  • Black marker
  • Sprinkles
  • Brown card stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Brushes

Instructions: Take your paper plates and draw scoops of ice cream on them in such a way that the rounded circles are on top and the scalloped bottoms are, well, at the bottom. Paint them pink and mint respectively. Glue these on brown triangular shapes cut out from brown card stock. Decorate the cones with your black marker by creating a criss-cross pattern. Dip your brush into black paint and make small black dots on your mint-colored ice cream. (don’t they look like chocolate chips?) Next, glue sprinkles on your pink ice cream, and one pom-pom ball on each scoop of your ice cream. Isn’t this one of the most awesome (and tasty-looking) summer arts and crafts for kids? You’re welcome.

Salt Dough Starfish

Materials required:

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water

Instructions: Mix all the above ingredients required to form the dough. Take balls of dough and create starfish shapes using them. Create a few holes in them to make them look more realistic. When you’re done, bake your starfish. Finally, paint them in whatever color you like and you’re done! Read on for more summer craft ideas for kids.

Rock Babies

Materials required:

  • Rocks
  • Paints and brushes
  • Assorted felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker

Instructions: Collect rocks and paint them in whichever color you like. Next, make cute little diapers with your assorted felt. Add the finishing touches by sticking googly eyes on your rock, and shaping the nose and mouth with a black marker. Your rock babies are ready! This is one of the most fun summer crafts for kids.

Watermelon Soap

Materials required:

  • Soap mold
  • Cookie cutters
  • Glycerin soap
  • Large glass measuring cup
  • Green and pink soap coloring
  • Hairspray
  • Essential oils
  • Black fondant
  • Knife

Instructions: First, make 6 seed shapes by rolling black fondant pieces between your fingers. Next, melt your glycerin soap in a microwave, and add pink food coloring/soap coloring to it. Place this mixture onto your soap mold, and remember to top it with 3 black fondant seeds on each side. Spray the mixture with hairspray to remove any air bubbles. Use your leftover soap and pour in your green soap coloring into it. Carefully pour the green mixture around the edge of your soap mold, set them aside to harden, and then cut them in half. Your watermelon soaps are ready! These fun summer crafts for kids could serve as awesome gifts too.

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