Summer Craft Ideas For Kids

These are fun and easy summer craft ideas for kids, and many of these will make great toys to take outside too. We've got ways to keep you cool, ways to use the power of the wind and much more.

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We have a number of great ideas for summer, and these are not all of them.

Be sure to check out more of our summer crafts for kids for all our great ideas. 

We've made most of these crafts from simple supplies, like paper and glue.

We have great crafts like:

  • a windmill to teach the power of the wind.
  • a fan to keep you cool
  • some paper mache fun to create a baseball that will explode with candy
  • fun bookmarks to keep the page of your favorite book
  • a nature themed picture frame to keep those summer memories

More Great Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

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Too hot some days in the summer?

Why not have some printables ready and get the little ones doing some summer word searches.

Summer Windmill

Enjoy this windmill summer craft ideas for kids. Not only is it fun to make it is a great tool to help teach about the wind!

The supplies for this craft are simple, and there's a huge variety on Amazon, we got our cardstock at a great price (see below for a great deal).

Craft Supplies:

Crayons or Markers
Push Pin

Time to Complete:

15 minuntes

Age Group:

3+ years old

Step by Step Instructions for Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

Step #1:

Take your piece of paper and cut it into a perfect square.

An easy way to do this is fold the paper into a triangle, taking one corner and lining it up to the other side. This will leave excess on one side that, once cut, gives you a square!

Step #2:

Decorate both sides of the paper with whatever design you wish.

You can create a summer scene or just a fun design - like the colorful hearts we've created.

Step #3:

Fold the paper diagonally so it turns into a triangle and crease it lightly.

Repeat this for the opposite direction as well. You will then unfold and have a creased "X" on the page.

Step #4:

Cut along the creases about halfway to the middle of the paper. Be sure not to cut all the way.

Step #5:

Bend each corner into the middle. Make sure to bend and not fold.

Step #6

Once all 4 corners are in the middle push the push pin through them all as well as the straw or eraser. Be careful not to hurt yourself with the pin!

Take it out and test it in some wind!

Instead of just plain paper, use a picture or some design that will look cool when turning in the wind!

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

This is just one of the many craft ideas we have. And we are ALWAYS crafting so we will always be adding more and more fun! Keep up to date with our Critters. 

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