10 Fun Summer Crafts to Tackle on Sunny (and Not So Sunny) Days
Respond to your child's inevitable "I'm bored" complaint with one of these fun summer crafts. Here's a list of fun summer projects for kids of all ages!
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Spruce up your garden with these pretty paper pinwheels from Kids Activities. Your little ones will love picking out colorful paper and folding it into a pinwheel shape. Now you just need the wind to blow!
No crafting session is complete without snacks. Try these no-bake recipes your kids will love.
Have some old CDs or DVDs laying around? Turn them into the cutest craft ever with a little permanent marker, craft paper and tape.
Hosting a summer pool party? These fish make adorable decor. And these cool recipes can’t be beat.
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The kiddos will be entertained for hours with this fun DIY toy from The Craft Train. You only need a few basic craft supplies—plus the blog’s free printable—to make it.
If your kids love playing outdoors, try hosting an outdoor movie night. Here’s what you’ll need.
Soda Bottle Planters
After the kids polish off a 2-liter don’t toss it into the recycling bin. Instead, cut out an animal shape, then spray paint and decorate with permanent marker. Boom! You just got a cute, new (and almost free) planter.
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We all know what happens when the kids beg for a new pet—the adults end up taking care of it! Luckily, The Best Ideas for Kids’ pet cactus rocks require zero house training.
When the kids get bored of their pets, have them help you preserve fruits and veggies.
Whether the sun is shining or not, you can make your own bouquet of beautiful blooms. Just use buttons! Attach ’em to cardboard or card stock, then use ribbon or twine for the stems.
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School may be out for the summer, but your kids still need a spot to store their craft supplies. That’s where Red Ted Art’s adorable fruit pencil holders come in. They’re easy to make, and will look great on your child’s desk.
Paper Roll Birds
Repurpose empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls into these fun summer DIYs. You’ll need craft paper, paint or permanent markers, craft feathers and some hot glue.
Make an edible flock with this cute recipe for bird nests.
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Show off your summer blooms in these pretty pots from the Crafted Sparrow. We particularly love the watermelon design.
These planters are perfect for showing off your herb garden. Here are our top picks.
Don’t be scared of the bees buzzing around the garden—they’re very important! Celebrate our fuzzy friends by making a bee-inspired trinket box. You’ll need black and yellow crepe paper, craft paper and hot glue or tape.