When it comes to summertime, many people think that kids only want to play outside but when they discover these 7 Summer Crafts for Kids you’ll need to drag them outside kicking.
After all, the sun is shining and the weather is warm.
However, a day in doing crafts can be a great way for kids to have fun and express their creativity.
7 Summer Crafts for Kids
Finding a new craft that will pique your child’s interest can get be difficult, though.
That’s why, in this article, we are going to look at 7 summer crafts for kids they are sure to love.
Remember, these ideas can be built upon as you create them.
Some of the best and most interesting results come from crafts that kids have personalized and made their own.
One of the best ways to celebrate summer is by making a craft that reflects all the growth in nature around you.
Not only is it beautiful, it can be unique to see how children recreate the world around them.
For this craft, you don’t need anything fancy.
A few squares of cardboard, string, and buttons – flower and leaf shaped buttons are best.
The cardboard will serve as your base and you can use the string and buttons to create a garden scene.
For extra creativity, you can provide markers or paint so your kids can decorate the background of their garden.
Paper Ocean Creatures
Another thing that signals the start of summer is a trip to the beach.
One of the best things about these trips is a chance to see marine animals that differ from so much from the animals that most kids see on a daily basis.
This craft is done exactly how you would expect.
The kids draw their favorite sea creatures on different colored construction paper and cut them out.
From there, they can glue them onto a blue piece of construction paper – putting them in “the ocean.”
Plasticine is fun because it can be worked until a child creates exactly what they want.
Then, it can be put away and reused for another project – it doesn’t have the permanence of clay.
For this project, you will need a few different colors of plasticine but you will especially want yellow.
This is because, for this craft, the kids will be creating the sun.
Other colors can be used to add details like eyes, a mouth, or sunglasses because just creating a yellow ball isn’t nearly as much fun.
Ice Cream Felt Pattern
If your child is interested in sewing, a great way to get them started is with this ice cream felt pattern.
The main components you will need are a few different colors of felt, some stuffing, and a needle and thread.
For colors, you will want brown to make the popsicle stick but you can choose whatever color you would like for your ice cream.
Additional supplies you might want are supplemental materials like beads.
Once you have sewn your ice cream together and inserted the stuffing, you can add these beads on as sprinkles.
Add some tag or custom made label with kids name on it and they can sell in front of house as their own decorative item.
For this craft, you will only need a few different colors of construction paper and some scissors.
The main idea behind this is to let your kids draw their butterflies’ designs on construction paper.
Then, you will want to help them cut out their designs and assemble their butterflies.
To construct the body of the butterfly, you will want to roll a piece of construction paper into a tube.
If you want to add recycling in the mix, though, this construction paper tube can be substituted with an empty toilet paper roll, painted to suit your child’s butterfly design.
Ladybug Cardboard Card
While many bugs leave kids grossed out, ladybugs are usually one of the few that are interesting and welcome.
Even if your child doesn’t like real bugs, though, creating this cardboard card of a ladybug is a colorful and fun craft.
For it, all you need is different colors of cardboard.
If you can’t find colored cardboard, remember, plain cardboard can be painted for extra personalization.
Then, just like the butterfly, you and your kids simply need to cut out the pieces for your ladybug and its background and glue them into place.
Toy Fish from CDs
We mentioned earlier that you can recycle old cardboard tubes in the butterfly craft.
If you are interested in another craft that allows you to recycle items around the house, you might be interested in teaching your kids how to make toy fish from old CDs.
With this project, you will want to use a permanent marker to draw scales on the shiny side of the CD.
From there, you can use supplies like construction paper to add fins and faces.
Other ideas for supplies could be googley eyes, beads, or painted cardboard.
“Annabelle Carter Short is a writer and a seamstress of more than 5 years. She is a craft lover and would like to start online Arts & Crafts business. Annabelle is a mother and she loves making crafts with her two children, Leo (age 9) and Michelle (age 11).”