20 Rewarding Summer Crafts For Kids To Make
Keep kids busy through the summer months with rewarding crafts that can be made and used daily – something to wear, something to play with, something to beautify your home or yard, plus many more uses! These summer kids craft ideas are so creative and inspiring.
Rewarding Crafts for Kids to Create This Summer
Summer is here, and although it may seem like a short time, there are still plenty of opportunities for you and your kids to get your craft on! I’m sure we can all agree that creating fun projects with a purpose for everyday use and DIY gifts that will put a smile on another person’s face are the most rewarding crafts to make.
Create These Summer Crafts for Kids of All Ages
If you're looking for some craft-spiration, we have gathered a list of summer crafts that kids of all ages will want to make this year!
DIY Paper Plate Watermelon Fans Craft
This watermelon paper plate fan craft is fun to make and will help to keep the kids cool this summer, it doesn’t get much more rewarding than that!
DIY Stepping Stones: Starting a Family Tradition
One of the best things about Summer is the time we get to spend together as a family. To commemorate the summer, make these DIY stepping stones with the kids.
Bird Seed Ornaments
Peanut butter, bird seed and cardboard is all you need to make this easy ornament that the birds will love you for!
How to: Seashell Plant Labels for Outdoor Garden Beds
Put those seashells from the beach to good use when your kids paint beautiful designs for fun garden markers.
Painted Rocks Sharks
Hop on the rock painting trend and have some toothy fun with these shark painted rocks. Get your kids to leave them around the beach or your community to put a smile on someone’s face!
Toothpick Craft: Make a Cool Cactus for Kids
Succulents and cacti are all the rage right now, so try this cute toothpick craft with kids. Make a cool cactus that requires no water that they can use to decorate their room!
DIY Spin Art Machine with a Salad Spinner
Make your own spin painter by using a household item as a spin painter! This DIY spin art machine is so fun for kids to do – it’s budget friendly and easy to set up.
Birdhouse Craft for Kids with Colorful Buttons
The supplies for this easy birdhouse craft can be picked up at your local dollar store making it super budget-friendly. Your kids will stay busy all summer watching to see if any birds make it their home.
Alcohol Ink: Stunning Jewelry Dishes to Make and Gift
These stunning flower-like jewelry dishes are so easy to create and they make beautiful handmade gifts.
Twig Boat Craft
Next time you’re out for a walk, gather some twigs to make this simple nature craft. Once it’s made, take it to the water and see if it floats!
Yarn Wrapped Photo Mobile
This is a fun craft for kids to practice fine motor skills by wrapping yarn. You can use any yarn or string you have on hand and display photos or artwork.
Make A Mason Jar Aquarium
Imaginary play is so important! Kids can make their very own aquariums the way they want them and pretend they have real fish living inside.
Papier Mache Summer Fruit Bowls
The next time you’re shredding up the bills don’t throw the paper away. Instead use that and other paper scraps to make these fun and vibrant papier mache bowls!
Puffy Sidewalk Paint
Puffy sidewalk paint is much more fun to play with than sidewalk chalk! This sidewalk paint recipe requires minimal supplies but offers hours of fun!
DIY Lime Cactus Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial
This DIY soap tutorial is easy to make and not only smells like summer, but looks like it too!
Friendship Bracelet Tutorial
Kids can display their love for their friends with these DIY bracelets that can be made out of scrap fabrics or old clothing!
These adorable ladybug bookmarks look so good but are super easy to make with the free template. If you make extra they'd be cute gifts to hand out to friends this summer.
Make your own Nature Paint Brushes
Indulge in the beauty of nature by making paint brushes out of items you find in your very own backyard. Watch as kids put them to paper and create their nature art masterpieces!
Rainbow Tie Dye Shirts
Colourful tie dye shirts are so much fun to make and kids love showing their creations off as they wear them around! Check out this tutorial for a bright rainbow pattern.
Easy Play Doh Slime Recipe (no Borax!)
Making this Play-Doh slime recipe is SO fun! It will keep the littles busy for hours. You’re going to love this activity!
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Great collection of fun crafts for kids to make – thanks for sharing!
So many great ideas here!