Summer Crafts for Kids and Teens
Keep the boredom at bay this summer with this Summer Craft and Activities list. Whether you have younger kids or teens this list will keep kids busy indoors and out!
I can never deny my excitement for that first day of summer to get here. Making my way to the beach for the first time, catching some rays on the patio, or playing in the sunshine with friends, family, & kiddos…the anticipation has got me! But we all know the kids get bored at some point, so I have curated a long list of ideas, crafts, and activities to keep kids and parents busy all summer long!
Squirt Gun Painting by Fireflies and Mud Pies
I tried this squirt gun watercolor painting activity with my kids, and they loved it so much kept asking to do it again! Even as an adult, it is so much fun! Plus, the pretty colors make artwork I actually want to hang up around my house!
Dropcloth Picnic Blankets by Brit + Co
A lovely picnic at the park is at the very top of my must-do list this summer, and I don’t think I can do it without one of these picnic blankets! A little fabric paint and cheap drop cloth, and you’re relaxing on the green in style!
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Sidewalk Chalk Puffy Paint by Midget Momma
We all love to doodle on the concrete, but paint and puffy at that?! This is another activity that I was eager to do along with my kids! Plus, you have the added fun of making the paint with your kids!
Paper Cactus Plants by Abbi Kirsten Collections
Jazz up your home decor with some not-so-prickly paper cactus plants! I was inspired by three real cacti in nature, the Prickly Pear, Ferocactus, and Aloe Vera plant! Additionally, there are a couple of flower topper templates included to finish off your plant with a little extra pizazz.
Llama Finger Puppet Craft by I Heart Crafty Things
I had to include this llama craft because it is so cute and colorful and very friendly for young kids to make!
3D Paper Ice Cream Cone Craft by Abbi Kirsten Collections
3D papercraft by creating these sugary ice cream favor boxes! These unique ice cream craft, perfect for kid’s parties or just the kid in you, are super easy to create.
Printable Activity Packs from Design Bundles
Keeping summer games and printable packs of activities is perfect for those rainy afternoons when kids yell, I’m bored! Mazes, crosswords, iSpy, word searches, and more!
Watermelon Serving Tray by Oh So Beautiful Paper
Nothing is quite so quintessential to get those summertime vibes as decor covered in watermelons! I am loving this adorable serving tray that is sure to get you some extra hostess points easily!
Have a Scavenger Hunt by Everything Mom
Scavenger hunts are fun for everyone and will keep the kids busy while getting a little outdoor activity! I love this riddle scavenger hunt by Everything Mom!
Giant Hawaiian Paper Flowers by Abbi Kirsten Collections
I can’t leave out paper flowers in this summer craft activity list! Learn how to make giant Hawaiian-style paper flowers perfect for a tropical theme party. This Hawaiian paper flower tutorial is easy enough that kids can enjoy this as a Summertime craft too!
Citrus Coasters by Purl Soho
If you’re in the mood for a super simple sewing project then these adorable citrus coasters are sure to make your beverages look extra tasty!
Summer Painted Planters by The Crafted Sparrow
If you need an easy fun way to spruce up old pots then this project is perfect! You are sure to have the most colorful porch on the block this summer with these painted flower pots!
Free Printable Coloring Sheets for Kids from Design Bundles
This 11 page coloring set for kids with cute desserts is a perfect summer activity for girls and boys.
Printable Coloring Inspirations for Teens from Design Bundles
Adults and teens will love these intricate mandala printables sheets to color indoors or by the pool on a summer afternoon!
Painting Rocks – Cactus Rocks by Abbi Kirsten Collections
Painting rocks is a colorful playful activity that can double as a piece of home decor afterwards. My kids were only 3 and 4 when they did their first rocks. Mostly they just loved spreading the paint around but it kept them busy for hours!
Perler Bead Beverage Lids by Makezine
Did anybody else make little crafty things from Perler Beads all the time back in the day?! I love that these budget-friendly beads are making a comeback! They are so versatile and you can create the perfect design for your summer outdoor style.
Rainbow Popsicles by One Little Project
Get some quality time with the kids in the kitchen and create something rainbow-tastic that is as pretty as it is sweet with these rainbow popsicles!
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Rainbow Crayon Art by Spruce Crafts
Break open a pack of crayons or use the left overs from the school year and create a fun piece of abstract art! Kids of all ages can help by simply holding a hair dryer and watching the crayons melt into art!
Paper Pineapple Craft by Abbi Kirsten Collections
If you are throwing a tropical party or luau these paper pineapple decorations will give you the Ha-WOW-ii look you will want.
What other summer craft ideas do you have? Share with me below!
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