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21 Summer Crafts for Kids

By: Annie Rosean, Editor for

Summer crafts for kids are highly valued in the parenting community. With school out and kids at home, occupying the kids isn't always easy. These 21 Summer Crafts for Kids will arm you with creative craft projects for kids so that your little ones have a lot of fun. Don't be shy - take a gander at these activities for kids. You're only doing yourself a favor by preparing for the heat now. When you hear the inevitable complaint that they're bored come mid-July, you'll be well-prepared thanks to these summer crafts for kids.

Summer Crafts for Kids

21 Summer Crafts for Kids Table of Contents


So Fly Kids' Crafts

It's hard to come to terms with that fact that we can't fly, but that doesn't mean our crafts can't. Like the best summer crafts for kids, these projects inspire imagination and playfulness. These carefully selected simple kids' crafts will be most enjoyed once they're airborne. From DIY kites to paper airplanes, these projects will soar beyond your wildest expectations. Your children can engage their motor skills creating these crafts and their imagination playing with them. Chances are you'll want to partake in all of the flighty fun as well, and who can blame you? Kids' crafts and activities are to hard to pass up sometimes, even for adults. Schedule these summer crafts for kids for takeoff and gather your materials now. 

Firey Dragon Kite

  1. Superpowered Kite
  2. How to Fold a Paper Airplane
  3. How to Make a Windsock
  4. Firey Dragon Kite
  5. Fun Frisbees


Homemade Kids' Toys and Activities

Sure adult summer entertainment is fun, but summer crafts for kids are more fun. There's no way you can pass up silly eyelashes glasses or a sweet I-Spy kit. Apart from being fabulous, these kids' activities are perfect for the summer because your children will have the time to make them. Give them the entire afternoon to construct their very own bubble machine. A lot of these summer crafts for kids can be taken outside too, so that your children soak up that vitamin D. There's even an easy homemade toy for your dog thrown in there, because every child of yours should be included in the summer fun.

SavvySparkle Eyelash Sunglasses

  1. SavvySparkle Eyelash Sunglasses
  2. Homemade Bubble Machine
  3. Homemade Shovel and Pail
  4. Polka Dot Paradise Pinwheels
  5. Homemade I Spy Tube
  6. Easy Upcycled Dog Toy
  7. NEW!  Pretty Recycled Princess Bracelets


Sunny Summer Decor and More

If your children are the do-it-yourself home decorating sort, then these summer crafts for kids are right up their alley. Ranging from small to big-scale projects, these kid's crafts truly embrace the summer season. By presenting these versatile projects to your kids, you're also giving them a chance to be creative in how they use them. You never know what your child will put into a flip-flop-inspired box until you let them make one. These summer crafts for kids are as much of a thoughtful process as they are a good time. 

Summer Flip Flop Box

  1. Cute Clothespin Bug Magnets
  2. Summer Shirt Door Hanger
  3. Summer Flip Flop Box
  4. Sweet Summertime Step Stool
  5. Wooden American Flags
  6. 4th of July Tea Light Glow Stick or Sparkler Holder
  7. Colorful Tissue Paper Suncatchers
  8. Tropical Theme Teepee
  9. NEW!  Bright Button Flowers

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