These easy summer crafts for kids in 2023 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 in 5th grade, and that year everyone in my family got a summer critter bookmark, like the one’s we’ve created on this page.
Summer Crafts For Kids
Fun & Easy Summer Crafts For Kids 2022
My ultimate list of fun and easy Summer crafts for kids to keep them entertained for months on end!
Toddler and preschool Summer craft idea. This Summer paper plate craft looks super cool and is very easy to make using a few craft materials.
Summer paper mache craft lets children make this adorable sunshine!
Who needs cooled down on a hot day?! Little kids do and that is why this paper fan craft is perfect. Let children experiment with their own designs for these. You can make these in less than 10 minutes and they are great for children who want to play pretend afterwards.
My easy paper windmill craft actually spins around. Here again you can decorate this however you wish but I love the vibrant yellow color as it represents the sun and makes me feel good.
My easy flamingo craft is a great Summer paper plate craft for kids this year. Step by step flamingo craft directions provided.
Olly Octopus craft is very easy to make using a toilet paper roll. He is just one of my 50 toilet paper roll crafts for kids.
I have a few crab craft ideas on Easy Crafts for Kids but this little guy using half a toilet paper roll is my favorite. Best of all he does not nip you like real crabs.
A beautiful Summer tissue paper craft resembling a mini campfire. The good news is little kids can touch this one and they will not get burnt!
Let little kids be reminded of their holiday in hot places with this toilet paper roll palm tree craft.
How much fun is it to make your own Summer dinner plates for a BBQ?! Let kids decorate these with as bright a colors as they wish and then let them eat their dinner outside using them. Perfect for BBQs!
Watermelon craft idea for decorating paper plates and paper cups.
Avid readers will enjoy using this cute ladybug craft on a hot day.
Another easy bookmark craft for kids, this time featuring a buzzy bee. Just one of my cool bee crafts featured.
This photo frame Summer craft for kids is super easy to make using craft foam and some sea shells, which you can gather from the beach.
A fabulous nature craft for kids which allows them to turn branches into a beautiful photo frame.
Little green thumbs will love making this cute toilet paper roll craft which can be used to plant seeds.
Sports fans will love their own baseball and it can easily be made using paper mache.
Who loves collecting rocks at the beach and then turning them into something fun?! How cool is my clown rock, a mixture of painting, drawing and some basic crafting to make these guys.
If you do not have any of your own fish why not paint one.
These pretty flowers look delicate and easily to make than you think with my step by step rock painting guide.
Ahoy there matey, everyone loves making pirate ships come the Summer! This one can be made using my free printable template. Perfect activity for wannabe pirates. Why not combine this craft with some of my best pirate coloring pages.
A summer jigsaw craft lets little children make their own sunshine puzzle. Older kids will be able to do this no bother but younger ones will need Mum's help.
Find great ocean crafts for kids! These are perfect for the Summer months when children are off school. These are great learning crafts which will educate your kids about sea wildlife as well as improving their fine motor skills.
If you want simple paper crafts for Summer I have a variety for you to choose from. My sun handprint idea is fabulous for the littlest of kids! Preschool kids will also love learning how to make a paper windmill that spins.
Ocean creatures are always very popular with kids during July and August and you can choose from crabs, starfish crafts and octopus activities.
Sunny Hand Prints: How about a cool sunshine made with a paper plate and your very own hands! Bring out the sunshine!
Summer Windmill: Learn how to harness the wind power with a bright windmill.
Paper Fans: Super simple to make, fun to decorate and keeps you cool for hours!
“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.
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!
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.
Paperclip Bookmark: A home-made way to keep the place in your favorite book. Why buy bookmarks! We can help you make home-made bookmarks – and you can make them for every occasion.
Bumble Bee Bookmark: A fun way to make your very own bookmarks with some craft foam & a Popsicle stick.
Branch Picture Frame: Bring your camping memories home with this natural frame! A fun activity to do at camp, and you can capture the moment by using the frame for a picture you took at camp!
Walnut Bumble Bee: Jazz up some ordinary walnuts and make them into summer bumble bees! 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!
Fun Plant Starters: A great way to re-use some toilet paper rolls, and get a head start on your gardening!
Summery Picture Frame: Popsicle sticks, craft foam and some sea shells to help you capture all your summer fun!
Crafts using recycled items
Up-cycled CD Mosaic Flower Pot: Use some old CDs to make a beautiful and sparkly flower pot.
Paper Mache Baseball: A fun activity for camp or a family BBQ, fill this pinata with goodies and let the kids have at it!
Clown Rocks: Summer time is great for family hiking. Collect rocks of all shapes and sizes on a family hike, then come home and decorate! Turn those rocks into clowns!
Rock Fish: Collect some rocks and make some fish!
Other fun summer crafts for kids
Sunny Pinata: Create your own home-made pinata for the summer parties.
Popsicle Stick Puzzles: Home-made summer themed puzzles
Free Summer Word Searches: When the summer weather hides and it rains use these free printables to pass the time! They are easy to print PDF files, so click away!!
Crafts for the beach
Bring the crafts to the beach… or the beach to the crafts with these beach crafts for kids!
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!
Below you’ll find some fun printable games you can easily print from your PC and bring them out to camp for hours of fun!
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.
Do you like these Summer Crafts for Kids?
Hi there, I’m Laura an avid kids crafter with two little ones of my own to keep entertained! I have been doing kids crafts since 2018! Here at Easy Crafts for Kids you can find seasonal crafts for all age groups, as well as drawing tutorials, coloring pages and some other fun printables!