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9 Summer Craft Ideas Kids Will Love

By: Melissa Conner, Editor of

Looking for some family fun crafts to keep kids entertained this summer?  Well with these 9 Summer Craft Ideas, kids will learn to create and have fun both indoors and out!  These homemade crafts for boys and girls are perfect for celebrating nature and learning all about our beautiful planet.  There are fun arts and craft ideas for preschoolers, toddlers, and older kids, too.  Head outside and collect rocks to fill the Clay Rock Box, or stay inside and make your own Homemade I Spy Tube on a rainy summer day.  With these summer craft projects, kids will be learning, creating, and discovering with items right outside their front door!

And once you've had  alook at these summer craft ideas kids will love, be sure to check out our other great family fun crafts in our free eBook, Family Fun Crafts:  16 Craft Ideas for Kids.  Not only will you find these 9 summer craft projects, but you'll also get some great ideas on crafts to help kids learn responsibility and telling time, as well as fun stuff like dinosaur facts and lessons about the solar system! 


9 Summer Craft Ideas Kids Will Love

tissue sun catchers

Colorful Tissue Paper Suncatchers:  Looking for summer craft ideas for adults and kids?  These suncatchers are a great for kids and adults to do together!  They make an awesome rainy day craft and it's a great way to use up leftover paper you have lying around.

Recycled Crayons:  Crayons that are too short to use can be melted to create new crayons!  With this fun homemade crafts for boys and girls, arts and crafts time just got way more interesting!  You can even mix and match colors to create crayons that swirl!

Freezer Paper Stencil Fun:  Kids can make their own decorative tee shirts with this fun summer craft project.  Help kids show off their favorite superhero, animal, character and more with this fun and easy project.

paper bowl turtle

Cute Paper Bowl Turtle:  This is a great recycling craft for kids.  Made with paper items, this cute turtle is a great project for anyone!  Use your imagination and create a whole zoo of animals!

Altered CD:  If a rainy day has your kid stuck inside, grab some CD's you no longer want and create these cool Altered CD gifts.  These make great presents and are a fun way for kids to decorate their rooms.

Easy Dough Magnet:  With some kitchen staples, you can whip up a batch of dough for kids to use to create all kinds of things! 

clay rock box

Clay Rock Box:  This clay rock box makes for great summer craft ideas for adults and kids!  Work together to make this rock box and go on a scavenger hunt to the forest perserve or the beach and collect your favorite rocks!  Kids can also make their own rocks out of clay!

Blooming Spring Lei:  Get a taste of Hawaiian life with this easy paper lei.  These are great arts and craft ideas for preschoolers and toddlers.  They can decorate their own flowers and arrange their own necklace to show off all summer!

Homemade I Spy Tube:  Rummage through the junk drawer and create your very own I Spy tube!  This is a great family craft and a sure fire way to get all your kids involved in family night, regardless of age!



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Remember, if you enjoyed these summer craft ideas for kids, then you'll love getting even more projects in our free eBook, Family Fun Crafts:  16 Craft Ideas for Kids.

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