Here is a round-up of 23 summer crafts for kids to make. This summer is a little different for us because many of the summer activities we usually do are canceled this year. So I have to find other creative ways to keep my kids busy.
Fun Summer Crafts
Paper Plate Beach Ball Craft – About a Mom
This is a colorful summer craft and great for little ones learning their colors. Supplies you’ll need are different colored construction paper and a paper plate.
Summer Sun Paper Plate Craft Puppet – From The Inspiration Edit
Looking at this Sun paper plate craft makes me happy. I’m sure it will make your little ones feel the same! Supplies you’ll need are a paper plate, yellow paint, and construction paper.
Paper Lantern – From Design Dazzle
You have so many options when making this paper lantern. You can use colored construction paper. Or use pretty cardstock that you can find at craft stores such as, Michael’s or JoAnn’s. Another option is to have your little ones decorate plain paper and turn it into a lantern. Supplies you’ll need is paper and a stapler.
Summer Crafts to Play with Outdoors
Paper Bag Kite Craft – Typically Simple
Here is a fun craft to make on a breezy summer day. To make this kite you will need a small paper bag, yarn, a popsicle stick, streamers, and tape. You can also use stickers or washi tape for decoration.
Paper Windmill – From Easy Crafts for Kids
This is a cute craft your kids will love creating! Who knew making your own windmill could be so easy? Supplies you’ll need are construction paper, markers or crayons, and a push pin.
Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers – From Kids Craft Room
These Rainbow Blowers are adorable. It’s fun to play with or makes a great decoration for your little one’s room. What you need to make these are toilet paper tubes, paint, and tissue paper.
Easy Paper Roll Rocket Craft for Kids – From Look We’re Learning
We watched SpaceX launch two astronauts into space last month. It was the first time my kids and I have watched a live space launch. They thought it was really cool. So after watching that they know a little more about rockets. For this craft, you will need a paper towel roll, colored paper, and paint.
The Cutest Watermelon Painted Rocks – From Projects with Kids
My kids love collecting rocks when we go to the river. This painted watermelon rock craft is a perfect way to put those rocks to good use. To make this craft you’ll need river rocks, paint, and mod podge. The craft also calls for a green, white, and black paint pen.
Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for Kids – From Kindergarten Connection
Summer is officially here and the weather is heating up. Your little ones can help themselves cool down by making this cute watermelon fan. You’ll need a paper plate, craft sticks, paint, and cotton swabs.
Summer Flower Crafts
Paper Roll Flower Art For Kids – From Non-Toy Gifts
This paper roll flower art is a creative way to reuse a toilet paper roll. Supplies you’ll need is a paper roll, paint, colored paper, and white paper.
Make a Sunflower Craft Using Noodles – From Crafty Morning
Sunflowers are pretty and a symbol of summertime. To make this craft you’ll need rotini pasta noodles, yellow paint, brown paint, and green pipe cleaners.
Kids Summer Paper Flower Craft · From The Inspiration Edit
This is a simple summer craft your kids will love creating. It’s a good craft for practicing cutting skills. There is a template you can print to make it easier or you can follow the instructions. You need colored paper, scissors, and glue to make this cute craft.
Paper Plate Sunflower – Glued to My Crafts
This sunflower craft will brighten your day. You will need a paper plate, yellow tissue paper, yellow paper, and black glitter glue.
Cute Bug Crafts
Cardboard Tube Butterfly Kids Craft – From Crafty Morning
My little ones love trying to catch butterflies. They never catch them but it’s fun to watch them try. Since they can’t catch a live butterfly they can make their own with this craft. Supplies needed are cardboard tubes, pom poms, and pipe cleaners. Also tissue paper, and googly eyes
Egg Carton Lady Bug Craft for kids – From Buggy and Buddy
This is an adorable ladybug craft. Supplies needed are egg cartons, red and black paint. Also, red construction paper and googly eyes.
Dragonfly Craft for Preschoolers – From Mommy Made That
This is a simple craft for your little ones to make. You’ll need a popsicle stick, pom poms, googly eyes, and glitter foam for the wings.
Paper Chain Caterpillar Craft for Kids – From Where Imagination Grows
This is a fun craft for the little ones who love reading the hungry caterpillar. Supplies you will need are green construction paper, red construction paper, black paper, a stapler, and googly eyes.
Brilliant paper roll buzzy bee craft – Mas & Pas
My kids usually run away from bees when they see them. But they won’t run away from these adorable bees! To make this craft you’ll need paper rolls, black paper, bubble wrap, and googly eyes. Also black, yellow, and white paint.
Fourth of July Crafts
Patriotic Stars Thumbprint Craft – A Dab of Glue Will Do
This is an easy patriot craft for your little to make. For this craft, you will need white paper, masking tape, red paint, and blue paint. Also, your little one’s thumbs:)
Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam Kid Craft – Glued to My Crafts
I love how your little one’s hands make Uncle Sam’s beard in this craft. Supplies you’ll need jumbo popsicle sticks, red paint, white paint, and blue paint. Also, googly eyes, white and pink paper.
Firework Salt Painting – From Crafting News
On the 4th of July, my kids can’t wait for the fireworks to start. Which can make it a long day waiting for the sun to set. This craft is a perfect way to pass the time and to see fireworks during the day! Supplies you’ll need are table salt, black paper, glue, and watercolor paint.
Patriotic Necklace – Buggy and Buddy
This is a fun craft to keep kids busy at a 4th of July party. Supplies you’ll need are string, blue beads, and red straws.
Popsicle Stick Star Streamers – Happiness is Homemade
This is an adorable craft for kids to make. And use to decorate your home for the 4th of July. To make these star streams you will need popsicle sticks, tissue paper, ribbon, and paint.
Other Supplies You’ll need
Many of these crafts also need these supplies. You’ll most likely have them sitting around your home.
- Circle punch (not necessary but nice to have)
- Markers (different colors)
I hope you enjoyed this round-up of summer crafts for kids to make! Which crafts are you going to make with your little ones? Let me know in the comments:)
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