13 Fun And Creative DIY Summer Crafts For Kids

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Summer is here and you know what that means as a parent? Kids on vacation with nothing to do at home! As a parent, you have two choices. Either leave your kids be and let them spend their summer vacation watching tv, playing video games, or stuck in their room OR you can teach them fun DIY crafts to do! If your choice is the second option, then I have here 13 fun and creative DIY summer crafts for kids to enjoy! 

13. Perler Bead Popsicles Craft (Free Printable Templates)

Today we have an easy Perler beads pattern printable that’s perfect for summer!

Kids can use their perler beads to make super cute ice cream and popsicle designs, with these colorful perler bead patterns that are perfect for beginners.

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12. Sand Clay Handprint Keepsake with Seashells

This gorgeous seashell keepsake made from homemade sand clay is the perfect way to create sweet summer memories with your kids! What better way to preserve your child’s tiny handprint and remember all the fun you had in the summer sun?

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11. Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

Do your kids love blowing bubbles? If so, all you need to make your own DIY bubble wands are some pipe cleaners and beads! This cute summer project is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s also a great opportunity for little ones to practice their shape recognition, fine motor and pattern formation skills!

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10. Baby Shark Paper Plate Kids Craft and Free Template

Kids will love making a Baby Shark Paper Plate craft while singing with their favorite shark, learning about ocean animals, or while watching Discovery Channels Shark Week! Their paper plate sharks will look so cute hanging from the ceiling or swimming across the wall. The template includes all the pieces you need to add to your paper plate, just download the template, print the directions, and have a shark-tastic time crafting together!

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9. DIY Paper Plate Watermelon Fans Craft – Such A Cute Summer Activity!

Cool off with these hand-painted DIY paper plate watermelon fans! If you’re looking for a fun summer activity, this watermelon hand fan craft is the perfect one!

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8. Masking Tape And Chalk Mural Craft

A few weeks ago, someone in our neighborhood group posted about a community project where people were drawing shamrocks on their driveways and doors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. She wanted to do something similar, but since St. Patrick’s Day had passed, she was hoping our community could draw rainbows. That coincided with Chalk Your Walk and my friend Mallory making the cutest masking tape and chalk mural craft.

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7. Butterfly Suncatcher Craft (with Free Template!)

Looking for an easy craft to celebrate the arrival of summer? This colourful butterfly suncatcher is sure to brighten up any window—and it includes a free template for you to download and print at home!

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6. Bubble Wrap Butterflies (with Free Printable!)

Looking for a fun new way to paint? Try using bubble wrap to make these cute butterfly prints with your kids! The included template makes this project super easy to set up, and you probably already have all the materials you need at home. Plus, the butterfly stamps can be cleaned and reused, so you can make them once and use them as many times as you like!

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5. Rainbow Cloud Craft

Kids will love making their very own rainbow at home with this fun and easy Rainbow Cloud Craft! It’s easy enough for preschoolers and kindergarteners to make on their own with just a little help in the gluing department.

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4. Paper Plate Fish Craft: Make the Cutest Rainbow Fish

We are making these awesome paper plate fish craft today! And not just any old fish, we are making rainbow fish!

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3. Pineapple Corner Bookmarks

For a long time, I have been willing to make a pineapple bookmark design. And with the hot temps hitting our region, there couldn’t have been a better opportunity.

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2. How to Make Homemade Playdough

This tutorial for How to Make Homemade Playdough is so easy that the kids can make it all on their own! This recipe makes 2 pounds of playdough and costs just $2.47 to make!

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1. Cute Jellyfish Craft +Free Template!

Today we have this fun Jellyfish craft that’s perfect for kids and even preschoolers, with a little help with the cutting out part. Make sure to grab the free jellyfish template too!

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