50+ Easy summer crafts for kids of all ages

Summer is the best time to get outdoors with your kids! Enjoy nature and fresh air while doing some of the best crafts and activities listed below! We have more than 50 easy summer crafts for kids to add to your summer bucket list. You will be amazed by the collection of beautiful ocean crafts, sun crafts, butterfly crafts, bug crafts, rock crafts, DIY toys and many other crafts and activities we have in stock for you. Read on!

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Easy summer crafts for kids

Ocean crafts 

ocean crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Cute Rock fish craft – Hello wonderful
  2. Recycled egg carton shark– Crafts By Ria
  3. Paper plate Seahorse craft – Simple Everyday Mom
  4. Paper plate fish craft – Natural beach living
  5. Stringing coral reefs ocean investigation station – The keeper of the memories

ocean crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Baby turtles using God’s eye weaving pattern– Pink stripey socks
  2. Handprint shell keepsake – Arty crafty kids
  3. Swimming mermaid paper craft – Hello wonderful
  4. Shell critters – Moss wood connections
  5. Paper plate jelly fish craft – Non-toy gifts
  6. Shell craft puppets – Blue bear wood

Butterflies and dragonflies

butterfly crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Garden butterfly craft– Blue bear wood
  2. q-tip painted dragonfly craft – Project with kids
  3. Fluttering butterfly craft from cupcake liner – Crafts By Ria
  4. Stained glass butterfly craft – Here come the girls blog
  5. Finger paint butterfly craft – Fun with mama

Ladybug crafts

bee crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Swirling twirling ladybugs– Crafts By Amanda
  2. Paper plate ladybug craft – Fireflies and mudpies
  3. Ladybug painted rocks – Crafts By Amanda

DIY Toys

toys-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Straw rockets– Artsy Fartsy Mama
  2. DIY Paper spinner toys – Red Ted Art
  3. DIY kaleidoscope – Darcy and Brian
  4. Bottle cap sail boats – Kiddy charts
  5. Soda bottle sprinkler – Glue sticks blog
  6. Parachute stickman – Stl Motherhood

Paper plate crafts

paper plate crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Paper plate Hot air balloon craft– Toots Mom is Tired
  2. Merry go round craft – Crafts By Ria
  3. Painted paper plate flower – Pink Stripey socks
  4. Watermelon craft – The Simple Parent

Patriotic crafts

patriotic 4th of july crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. 4th of July thumbprint star craft– A dab of glue will do
  2. Patriotic mason jar lights – The soccer mom blog
  3. Ribbon fireworks 4th of July craft – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  4. Patriotic cork painting craft for kids – Sunshine Whispers

patriotic crafts-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Patriotic kids blower– Natural beach living
  2. 4th of July paper plate wreath – Crafts By Ria
  3. Salt and glue fireworks – School time snippets
  4. Patriotic ribbon wand – Mama in the now
  5. Sparkly glitter star wands – Sunshine whispers

Boredom buster craft ideas

boredom buster-easy crafts for kids

  1. Easy friendship bracelets with cardboard loom– Red Ted Art
  2. Popsicle stick house – Crafts By Ria
  3. Easy DIY Bracelet – Crafts By Ria
  4. Super soft two ingredient play dough – Artsy fartsy mama

boredom buster-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. DIY Neon slime– Simple Every Day Mom
  2. Roll painting process art – The keeper of the memories
  3. Ice painting– Mommys Bundle
  4. DIY sidewalk chalk paint – The Simple Parent
  5. DIY sidewalk chalk paint – Fun With Mama

More easy summer crafts for kids

other-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Paper pineapple craft for kids– Non toy gifts
  2. Sun flower sponge paint art – School time snippets
  3. Colorful popsicle fine motor craft– A dab of glue will do
  4. Watermelon coffe filter suncatcher – 123 Homeschool 4 me

other-2-easy summer crafts for kids

  1. Birdseed ornament– Natural Beach living
  2. Solar eclipse craft – Look were learning
  3. DIY hot glue waterfall for teenagers– Crafts By Ria
  4. Toilet paper race cars – Toots Mom is tired
  5. Paper tube owl craft– Family food and travel
  6. DIY Pocket fans – Glue sticks blog
  7. Under the sea teacup garden – Fireflies and mudpies

Looking for more fun craft ideas? Check out these 35 easy paper plate crafts for kids!

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Scrunched tissue paper craft with free printable for 4th of July

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50+ Easy summer crafts for kids of all ages

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