Today, I have some fantastic summer themed crafts to share with you today! We all love getting crafty, and these are some special things to do with your kids now that every one is home for the summer! We’ve also got a fantastic giveaway and link party here, so be sure you scroll all the way to the bottom!
Summer Daisies Handprint craft
DIY Airplanes – I had never thought to do crafts with my kids using old toilet paper rolls, but I know BOTH my kiddos would love this!
Koolaid Paint! – So neat, we’re always running out of paint, so I love this easy and thrifty idea to make paint at home!
Make some Acorn Pie
Rainbow Painting with combs! – My kids love to paint, and we’re always pulling out random things to paint with! We’ve painted pine cones, and toilet paper rolls, but I’ve never thought to do combs. We are definitely trying this one soon!
Magic pop-up flower craft – ok seriously? These are adorable! I never would have thought to do this!
Summer Trees – I loved how they used pieces of real trees to make their crafty ones! Turned out adorable, I hope to do this with my kids sometime soon too.
DIY Crafty Toy Storage Boxes – I love that the kids can make these themselves. It’s perfect for personalizing your storage space so that it will look really fun in your child’s room.
Flip Flop Painting – Not what I was expecting! My kids would obsess over this!
The big hug card – Perfect little craft to send to loved ones that live out of town!
DIY Pet Rock – Adorable! My kids are going to love this. Painting and pets, its a dream combination!
Bottle cap bugs! – Bugs normally gross me out but these are absolutely adorable!
Make a coloring book from family photos! – My kids love coloring pictures of themselves. This is surprisingly easy to make and keeps the kiddos busy for hours!
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Hi Paula! Great post for crafts to do with the younger kids, but I was wondering do you have any recommendations on what crafts and/or activities for pre-teens and teens and older? My fiancee has a 12 year old son and often times I am here alone with him whilst my fiancee is at work and I can’t find anything that we both would both enjoy doing together that is fun and educational too at the same time(without him know it wink wink) and he would prefer to play on his laptop and play games. It is very hard to get him outside or really do anything with him. It seems that kids now a days don’t like to go outside and would prefer to stay inside and play video games. Thank God his Xbox broke(sorry, but I have been praying about that wretched thing breaking for years) but anyways maybe you could do a post about it perhaps if you feel it is prudent. He really enjoys cooking and playing with his Nerf guns, but I suffer from severe lower back problems so it is kinda hard for me to run around and all that stuff with him anymore.
Thanks again for this post. I do wish I had a younger child to do these activities with though. They are fun and I would totally do them too :) Have a good one, Paula.
Theres Just One Mommy says
Love those google eyes on the milk caps!
Karen S. says
I especially love the leaf rubbing. It’s so pretty, and I never would have thought to do it.
Heather Meek says
Acorn pie- I love it!
The Meek Moose
I like the sand molds
Michelle Cannon says
Pinned this! I don’t have little ones, but I know a lot of people do, so I’m sharing.
Love the sand mold and painted rocks !
David Smith says
Neat craft ideas, especially the leaf rubbing and the sand molds.
Mary P says
The painted rocks with googly eyes are so much fun!
Vasileios Zografos says
congrats on the giveaway! thank you for this opportunity
Michelle L says
My favorite is the handprint crafts Thanks for the chance.
Joanna L says
Rainbow Painting with combs and Pet Rock sounds interesting!
Love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Joanne Higgins says
the sand models are my favorite but so much more to try xx
Jasmine P says
What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Ronald G says
Where were you 60 years ago when I was a toddler….very, very interesting..thank you.
Jasmine P says
These ideas are awesome! Thanks for sharing!