It’s summertime, and although we’re not homeschooling year round, we do like to try some fun hands-on activities and arts and crafts that we don’t always get to do during the school year. Here are some cute and easy summer crafts for kids that I’ve found to share with you.

Summer Crafts for Kids

The following is a quick list of some great ideas for spending quality time with your children this summer. The hot weather sometimes keeps us indoors, and we need to find fun activities to do together! Try some of these summer crafts with your kiddos, and make some great memories while you’re beating the heat.

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1. Paper Plate Frisbees – Crafts By Amanda

2. Nature Collage Suncatcher Craft for Toddlers – Hands On We Grow

3. DIY Solar Oven from a Repurposed Cardboard Box – The Craft Train

4. Stenciled T-Shirt – The Idea Room

5. DIY Ladybug Window Clings – One Little Project

6. Giant Paper Pinwheels – Kids Activities Blog

7. Two Ways to Make Suncatchers – Crafts Unleashed

8. Circles Suncatcher Summer Craft – B-Inspired Mama

9. Colorful Jellyfish Craft for Kids – I Heart Crafty Things

10. 4th of July Wind Sock – The Real Thing With the Coake Family

11. Paper Plate Tropical Fish – Crafts By Amanda

12. Balloon Powered Sponge Boat – The Craft Train

13. DIY Fruit Fans – The Idea Room

14. Margarine Tub Boat – Crafts by Amanda


If you try any of these summer crafts, you’ll enjoy time together with your kiddos, and may not have to resort to screen time. Don’t waste away your summer, do something together – even if it’s a simple summer craft here or there, it will make memories that just might last a lifetime. You don’t have to do one of these, but my list will certainly help you if you don’t feel like searching Pinterest for hours!