Here’s 14 fun Summer Craft Projects to help prevent the “I’m bored!” which you may be hearing throughout the day, possibly multiple times!
Gorgeous Summer Craft Projects for Kids
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the other holidays have some pretty cute crafts. But, kids crafts for the summer are an absolute favorite!
I promise these summer craft projects are easy, straightforward, and only include supplies found around your house, or can be easily picked up with a Target pick-up run or a quick trip to Walmart!
DIY Sidewalk Chalk: Craft Warehouse
A quick and easy craft that only uses three ingredients will keep your kids busy!
Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones: Crafty Morning
Every kid loves to paint, and who wouldn’t love a 3D painting of ice cream cones?
Uncle Sam Paper Plate Craft: Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
A great summer craft project for July 4th!
Cupcake Liner Lighthouse: The OT Toolbox
This cupcake liner craft is a little bit more complex but still should be put on the list of crafts for summer! Plus, it makes some pretty summer home decor.
Summer Fruit Popsicle Stick Craft: Crafts with Toddlers
You’re probably going to have a lot of popsicle sticks left over from all of the ice cream your kiddos eat. So, use them to make this cute fruit craft!
Paper Bag Mermaid Puppet: Glued to My Crafts
If you have a mermaid-obsessed child, this fun summer craft is perfect! Make a bunch of paper bag puppets for a fun performance.
Mason Jar Aquariums: Crafts by Amanda
I love a good mason jar craft, and one that involves underwater sea creatures is even better!
Pool Noodle Fish: Glued to My Crafts
These little pool noodle fish are the cutest little project I have ever seen. I love when I can reuse something like a pool noodle with a big bite taken out of it for a craft!
More Summer Craft Projects for Tweens/Teens
Teens and Tweens get bored too! Here are a couple of summer crafts for tweens! These summer crafts DIY are a little more work, but they are still some of the most fun summer craft projects!
Geometric Shoes: Happiness is Homemade
Slip-on sneakers are all the rage right now. Why not grab a white pair and some sharpies and let your tween create a beautiful piece of art they can wear all summer long!
Personalized Tie Dye beach Towel: kidsactivities.com
This summer, kids craft can be for really any age, but the tweens/teens will probably appreciate the tie-dye process a little more! Plus, when they head to the pool or lake with their friends, they’ll know which towel is theirs!
Watermelon Soap: Happiness is Homemade
Watermelon is the scent, fruit, and colors of summer! This creative craft has your teen creating soap that smells and looks just like it!
Glitter Sea Shell Frame: One Little Project
I love when craft ideas also become crafts home decor! This sea shell frame is perfect for a teen bedroom!
Wish Bracelets: Happy Hour Projects
I remember buying these in the beach town my family and I used to vacation in! You would make a wish when you put it on, and when it finally fell off after being in the pool, ocean, or wearing it for months., your wish is supposed to come true! Plus, this has a step by step tutorial and a video tutorial!
No-Sew Beach Tote: Mod Podge Rocks!
If you do not know how to sew, this bag is for you! Use mod podge and create the cutest summer or beach tote on the block!
Summer Craft Ideas
These are just some of the fun art projects, activities, and simple crafts that could keep your children entertained and keep the phrase “I’m bored!” out of your life during those 8 weeks of summer vacation! Fun summer crafts are a thing of true beauty.