These easy summer crafts for kids are great for those days that are too hot to be outside, or if you are lucky enough to get a little rain through the hot dry months.
I remember as a kid doing many of these same crafts at summer camp, or at home when it was just too hot to be outside.
All of these are easy enough to create on the picnic table in the backyard or as an activity at summer camp.
Use any of these finished products to decorate you house or camp throughout the summer months.
Also they can be used as great "end of school" activities, to pass the time and make some fun out of those final few days until freedom.
The "Paperclip Bookmark" craft is especially fitting for a school activity, it's a great way to promote some reading through the summer months.
I know we did those at school one year, I think Grade 5, and that year everyone in my family got a summer critter bookmark, like the one's we've created on this page.
Bumble Bee Bookmark: A fun way to make your very own bookmarks with some craft foam & a popsicle stick.
Paper Fans: Super simple to make, fun to decorate and keeps you cool for hours!
Fun Plant Starters: A great way to re-use some toilet paper rolls, and get a head start on your gardening!
Paper Mache Baseball: A fun activity for camp or a family BBQ, fill this pinata with goodies and let the kids have at it!
"Crabby" Summer Craft: Take the beach to the crafting table with our crab craft made from a paper roll!
Paper Roll Octopus: Another cute under the sea themed summer craft.
Up-cycled CD Mosaic Flower Pot: Use some old CDs to make a beautiful and sparkly flower pot.
Summery Picture Frame: Popsicle sticks, craft foam and some sea shells to help you capture all your summer fun!
Mini Campfire: Create your own tiny campfire that won't burn you if you play with fire.
Mini Palm Tree Crafts for Kids: Add a mini palm tree with our mini campfire!
Sunny Pinata: Create your own home-made pinata for the summer parties.
Rock Fish: Collect some rocks and make some fish!
Popsicle Stick Puzzles: Home-made summer themed puzzles
Watermelon Summer Dinnerware: Fun disposable dinnerware for your BBQs and summer gatherings.
Citrus Themed Summer Dinnerware: More fun with disposable dinner ware for your gatherings.
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Camping is a great summer activity. It is a great way for the family to spend time together.
Always be sure to bring games along, they are a ton of fun on these trips!Games for Camping Pack
Beat the heat with some fun, and free summer word search puzzles!
While your summer crafts for kids dry, solve some of these puzzles!
We've made them easy PDF files to print, so click away!!
Summer time is great for family hiking. Have the kids pick up some rocks- of all shapes and sizes.
We've got a great summer craft to turn those rocks into clowns!
Summer is filled with all kinds of different black and yellow bugs, but we've decided to make our own that doesn't come with a sting!
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Check out our easy summer crafts that not only promote learning they make it fun!
Bring the crafts to the beach... or the beach to the crafts with these beach crafts for kids!
Summer is a great time for crafts, indoor or outdoors. The kids are out of school and always looking for fun things to do during summer holidays. Use these summer crafts for kids to spend some time together.