Summertime is best spent outdoors. I wholeheartedly agree with that. But somedays it’s too hot, others it’s rainy, and some days Mom is just worn out and needs a day inside. Offering our kids a creative summer craft project is a great way to make the most of any day. I have gathered ten of my favorite fun summer craft ideas for you below. Enjoy!
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1.Sea Shell Dolls
If you are looking for something fun to do with the seashells you collected while on vacation, these Sea Shell Paper Dolls from Let’sDoSomethingCrafty are the perfect summer craft idea!
If you have a paper plate, contact paper, wax paper, tissue paper, or flower petals, then your kids can make some fun summer-themed suncatchers. Check out this bright watermelon suncatcher from CraftsByAmanda or this flower petal suncatcher from Mr. Adams EdVentures! Both are simple and fun summer craft ideas that you can enjoy all summer long.
3. Milk Carton Bird Feeders
These milk carton bird feeders from AMotherThing are a fun summer art project and a great way to teach kids all about upcycling!
For older kids, these pinwheels make for a fun summer craft project. Have them design and color their own squares and then assemble their very own pinwheel.
5. Thumbprint Flowerpots
These thumbprint flower pots from Mom Always Finds Out are adorable and a very simple craft that even the smallest kids can be part of!
I’ve shared these adorable bookmarks with you before but I am sharing them again because they are so cute and so simple! Plus, summer is made for reading under trees and alongside lakes and oceans. Well, summer is made for reading anywhere!
7. Washi Tape Popsicle Art
This popsicle summer craft idea from The Idea Room could not be sweeter! Learn how to make a popsicle, a pineapple, or a fish craft. Seriously adorable!
There’s no better way to save a stained white t-shirt then by transforming it with a little bit of tie-dye! Arts & Crafts by Three Sisters can show you how!
9. Felt Garden Markers
These felt garden markers from Premeditated Leftovers could not be any cuter! I can’t decide if I love the peas or the tomato better!
10.Summer-Themed Rock Painting
Older kids can spend hours painting adorable summer-themed painted rocks with Rock Painting 101! Next, take them for a walk through downtown or through the park so they can hide them for others to find!
Ok, there you have them – 10 super fun summer themed craft ideas for kids and teens. Art is so good for us, don’t let summer pass without finding reasons to get creative!
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