What kind of crafts do you think of as must-make summer crafts for kids to create?
Summer is the one of the times I get really excited about crafting. It brings back all the memories of what we made at vacations bible school or summer camps.
There’s a nostalgia there that makes it fun to relive.
I want to be able to create that same nostalgia feeling for my own kids when they’re older. These are some fun summer crafts for kids to make that I think will give them that same feeling.
They do for me!
30 summer crafts for kids to be sure to make this summer!
These 30 crafts I believe to be classic summer crafts for kids. They all give me that warm fuzzy feeling of remembering making them as a child.
- Make tin can wind chimes. [shown above]
- Make and decorate a colorful kite. Better Homes & Gardens
- Make an art masterpiece on a hot day.
- Make a milk carton bird feeder. Pink & Green Mama
- Make a classic butterfly craft.
- Make a bubble snake blower. Skip to My Lou
- Make a tie-dyed t-shirt or pillow case. [shown above]
- Make a flower crown for a king or queen. Artful Parent
- Make an adorable sun mobile. One Charming Party [shown above]
- Make a washer wind chime [wind spinner!]. How Wee Learn
- Make spin art streamers for the 4th of July.
- Make clothespins caterpillars. Somewhere in the Middle [shown above]
- Make a sun suncatcher for the window. All Kids Network
- Make paper plate frisbees. Crafts by Amanda
- Make a washer necklace. Small for Big [shown above]
- Make a kaleidoscope. The Chocolate Muffin Tree
- Make a craft stick airplane. The Pleasantest Thing [shown above]
- Make pasta necklaces. Pink Stripey Socks
- Make paper lanterns. Inner Child Fun
- Make stained glass jars. Classic Play
- Make tie dyed looking bookmarks. First Palette
- Make a paper plate tambourine. Creative Family Fun
- Make butterfly wings to wear. Fun at Home with Kids
- Make twig ornaments to hang outside. Happy Hooligans
- Make paper bag masks. Miopop-up Mini
- Make homemade ice cream in a bag.
- Make and decorate walking sticks. Inspired by Familia
- Make a telescope for pretend play.
- Make a windsock from a plastic bottle. Rainy Day Mum
- Make nature suncatchers.
16 more summer crafts for kids can be found on A Mom with a Lesson Plan.
What summer crafts for kids would you add to the list?
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