Summer Crafts for Kids

by | May 27, 2018 | Kid Activities

Last Updated May 5, 2023
Summer Crafting

Encourage simple summer fun with these cute summer crafts for kids!

For the Love of Crafting

Crafting is one of my favorite pastimes and I truly cherish all the crafty moments I spent with my own children over the years!

With that said, my kids are older now, and sharing unique craft projects for young moms to enjoy with their own little ones continues to fill my cup.

Summer Crafts for Kids

With the help of some awesome bloggers, I was able to put together a mega list of fun summer crafts for kids.

Check them out below!

Tasty Summer Crafts for Kids

Summertime is filled with lots of tasty treats! From popsicles and ice cream to ice-cold lemonade. 

These adorable summer food crafts are the perfect place to start your summer crafting fun!

 

  • Popsicle Crafts

Popsicles made of beads or ice cream on a stick with a face, whatever your craft of choice I’ve got a list of fun ones for you.

Check out these fun popsicle crafts for kids!

Popsicles Summer Crafts for Kids

Start your summer with some super simple crafting using this printable popsicle template (top left) via Two Pink Peonies or take it up a few notches with one of these awesome crafts!

Popsicle Stick Crafts

Have kiddos that love eating the real deal? Help them use up all those popsicle sticks with these fun photo-frame crafts!

If ice cream on a stick isn’t your crafty style, try these ice cream cone craft ideas instead!

Ice Cream Cone Crafts

Print and color your ice cream treat with this printable ice cream (left) via Paper Heart Family or try one of these fun ice cream templates instead!

Leave the ice cream behind and get creative with summertime’s iconic melon.

While watermelon tends to make an adorable craft, it’s actually my least favorite fruit — go figure!

Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit it’s pretty darn cute in crafty form.

Summer Watermelon Handprint Craft for Kids

Make a keepsake to remember this summer with this adorable watermelon handprint craft (above) via Cobberson & Company.

Or lean on the side of simple with this easy paper plate watermelon craft via Mommy Made That.

Looking for other fun handprint crafts? Check out our entire lineup of handprint crafts for kids!

Watermelon Fan Crafts

Need a watermelon craft that will help you beat the heat? Check out these adorable watermelon fan crafts!

Is there anything better than a cup of ice-cold lemonade on a hot day?

Check out these cute lemon (ade) themed crafts perfect for summer!

Lemonade Summer Craft Idea

Make a cup of the good stuff with this unique bubble wrap lemonade craft (above) via Taming Little Monsters or stick with a super simple lemon stamping art project via Simply Full of Delight that is perfect for little hands!

Beachy Summer Crafts for Kids

Nothing says summertime quite like the beach!

Our family actually just recently experienced our first time at the ocean and I can see why it’s such a popular destination this time of year.

Beach Themed Crafts for Kids

Check out these adorable beach-themed summer crafts for the kiddos!

Have a little mermaid in your home? These summer crafts will be right up her alley!

Mermaid Hairpin Craft for Kids

First, create something with a little extra sparkle by making this beautiful mermaid fin hair clip (above) via Finding Zest.

This is seriously one of the coolest crafts on the list, you guys!

My 10-year-old daughter is going to flip over this one.

Mermaid Crafts for Summertime

Want something a little more on the simple side for your mermaid fan? Check out these adorable options!

Mermaids not your little one’s underwater creature of choice? No worries, we’ve got sharks on the list too!

Check out these fun shark summer crafts for kids.

Shark Summer Crafts for Kids

These painted rock sharks (above) via Sustain My Craft Habit are seriously the coolest!

Encourage your kiddo to hunt for that perfect rock then spend the day turning it into an awesome shark.

Baby Shark Crafts for Kids

Need something more geared towards littles? I’ve got you!

Try one of these fun shark craft options instead.

If sharks or mermaids aren’t gonna cut it for your summer crafting fun this year, check out these fun sea creature craft ideas instead!

Sea Creatures Summer Crafts for Kids

Make every sea creature imaginable with this fun list of ocean animals crafts (above) via Craft Play Learn.

With many options to choose from, you are sure to find something different for each of your kiddos to enjoy!

They are stinkin’ adorable to boot!

Adorable Jellyfish Crafts for Kids

If underwater creatures are your child’s thing, an adorable jellyfish craft might just be the ticket!

Check these fishy crafts out!

Fish Craft Ideas

Looking for a fun fish craft instead? Check out these fun options!

Buggy Summer Crafts for Kids

Have a little one that loves bugs? Encourage a little bug crafting alongside their bug-catching this summer!

  • Butterfly Crafts

Skip the yucky bugs (goodbye mosquitos) and focus on the leftover beauty of spring– butterflies!

Create an easy handprint butterfly paper craft via The Keele Deal or check out some of the other great handprint butterfly craft ideas in our mega list of handprint crafts for kids!

Summer Butterfly Crafts for Kids

Want more butterfly ideas?

Check out these adorable butterfly summer crafts!

Nature Inspired Butterfly Craft Ideas

If you want to take your butterfly game up a notch, consider one of these beautiful butterfly crafts instead!

Unique DIY Butterfly Bookmark

Ok, I just had to include this one, you guys!

If you have an older kiddo that wants to get creative this summer or a kiddo that is participating in a summer reading challenge and simply needs a cool new bookmark to stay motivated, this incredible wire butterfly bookmark (above) via Hip Homeschool Moms is a great go-to option!

I seriously want to make this one myself.

  • Other Bug Crafts

While butterfly crafts can be fun, sometimes all a bug-loving kiddo needs is a fun bee or ladybug craft!

These are seriously the cutest!!

Lady Bug & Bee Summer Crafts for Kids

Check out my favorite bee & ladybug craft options for summertime!

Flowery Summer Crafts for Kids

I absolutely love a good flower craft!

They are perfect for both spring and summertime.

Start your summer by getting crafty with this 3d paper garden craft via Only Passionate Curiosity.

Then, check out some of the other flower craft ideas below!

Flower Craft Ideas

This beautiful tissue paper flower craft (left) via Two Kids and a Coupon could double as a wonderful Mother’s Day gift idea or an awesome summertime centerpiece.

What a fun summer craft for big kids!

While this adorable mix & match flower craft (right) via Messy Little Monster is simple and perfect for little ones.

  • Flower Pot Crafts

Have a kiddo that loves painting? Check out these simple flower pots via In Our Spare Time and these adorable fingerprint flower pots via Crafts by Amanda.

Such a simple, yet fun craft idea that is perfect for teacher gifting or Mother’s Day

Cute Plant Pot Crafts

Have a kiddo that prefers slightly more complex summer crafts? These adorable pot plants will be right up their alley!

Create the cutest frog on the planet with this adorable frog plant pot (left) via Homemade Heather or make a beautiful unicorn plant pot (right) via The Inspiration Edit that is perfect for holding a simple succulent plant instead.

  • Sunflower & Daisy Crafts

Sunflowers and daisies are the flowers of summertime and these adorable crafts will make the perfect downtime activities for your kiddos!

Summer Flowers Crafts for Kids

Keep it simple with this paper cup daisy craft (top left) via Stray Mum or make a true piece of art with this beautiful sunflower sun catcher (bottom left) via Messy Little Monsterthis one is perfect for the older kiddos!

Want something different? Consider one of these adorable summer flower crafts for kids instead!

Other Fun Summer Crafts for Kids

Last but certainly not least, check out these final summer crafts for kids!

Encourage a little nature activity with this simple paper cup bird feeder craft via The Purple Yarn or stick to a summer-themed paper craft with this swimming watercolor craft via The Inspiration Edit.

Other Summer Crafts for Kids

Finally, enjoy the sunshine and create some colorful rocks with these adorable sunshine crafts & rock painting activities for kids!

Love these summer crafts ideas? Share this post on social media for other busy parents!

Summer Crafts for Kids

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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