Stop searching for easy crafts for kids to get your kids busy this season! I’ve got you here 9 easy-to-do summer crafts that your kids will love and enjoy!
1, 2, 3, YAY Summer is here! And after a very long academic year, here comes the long break that kids and parents wait for. However, with every break comes the challenge. What type of activities should kids be engaged in so that they do not get bored? For me, crafts for kids at home were a life savior most of the time. There are plenty of art and craft activities that I find helpful and can be organized in no time. So, if you are searching like me for some easy crafts for kids to get your kids busy this season, search no more! I’ve got you here 9 easy-to-do summer crafts that your kids will love and enjoy!
So, let’s go together through this list of creative and easy summer crafts for kids. They are suitable for all ages from toddlers to kindergartens and even grown-up kids up to 10 years old. No special skills are required and not even special materials. With a few items that you can find easily at home, your kids will thank you for the amazing time they will spend this summer!
A twirling rainbow does not only get your kids busy for a good time to complete it but brings a lot of joy afterward when it is done. The reason is that kids enjoy playing with it all day long as they see colors twirling in front of their eyes. With a few colored papers cut into strips, a stick to go from the bottom to the top of the strips, and glue to hold the stick and the strips together, the twirling rainbow will be ready to play with. Check the full video on Teach Beside Me page.
Summer means sun, beach, and all that comes along. And for kids, what’s better than letting them explore an under the sea scene during summertime? This aqua scene is so easy to complete and requires colored paper, paint, glue, and scissors. Kids will have to use blue paper or color a white blank paper blue. Then they will have to cut the shapes of the waves, algae, fish, and other sea elements that they like to include. Finally, comes the role of sticking all these elements each in its place. Tada!!!
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If you look at the picture below, you will notice how easy it is for kids to complete these crafts. With one cartoon plate, they will be able to create this pinky fish. First, kids need to cut the inside of the plate into a circle and use the accordion-style side to create the tail and fins. Although this fish is pink, kids can go creative with painting the fish in different colors and textures. Finally, let them stick a wiggling eye and draw the mouth, and done!
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This activity is not only fun, but it can yield fantastic results. You may see the creativity of your kids being unleashed as they create a bouquet out of pressed flowers. To craft a bouquet of pressed flowers, your kids will need flowers, watercolor paper, wax paper, and a safe hammer. I don’t advise using a hard steel hammer unless you will be helping kids to hit the flowers and press them down to the paper. Once your flowers are well pressed, let kids peel the wax paper and draw the contour and the leaves to end up with a nice bouquet!
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If you look at the picture, you will immediately understand how easy is this craft activity for kids. All they need are colored popsicle sticks, wiggly eyes, colored paper, pens, and decorative items. With the use of wood glue, let them first stick the sticks together, then cut a circle to form ahead. Next, kids can place their eyes and complete the facial expressions. Finally, with their preferred items or what they have on hand, they can decorate the hands of the octopus, and voila!
Making the salt dough is not hard. Just check the link of Chick a bug to better understand how to prepare it at home. Once your salt dough is done, let kids create nice starfish and other sea creatures and maybe create a nice garland to decorate their room.
This activity is one of those that you can enjoy doing with your kids. Why? Because there is a task that they cannot accomplish alone: how to insert the brad and fix it. Once the brad is fixed, kids can decorate their fan and color it the way they want, then open the sticks to stick them to the fan. You can find the full tutorial at The Idea Room.
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If your children love tie-dye, then this activity is definitely for them. And if they are used to doing these crafts at home, then the chances that you may have the supplies needed are high. First, make sure to cover the work surface with a disposable tablecloth so that you avoid any stains as things may get messy. Next, get a plain white beach towel and write the letters of your child’s name using duct tape. Then, let your kids wear gloves and spray the Tie Dye colors on the towel. Finally, allow the towel to dry before you rinse it in cold water. Tada!!
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I’ve written separate blogs about decorating flower pots. There are plenty of ideas there that you can find and many are kids friendly. The best pots to choose from are the terra cotta pots. Look at this pineapple-style pot. First, let kids paint their pot with yellow craft paint using a foam brush. Then with the use of a paintbrush, let them paint black dots here and there. Once the pot is dry and ready, they can fill it with potting soil and plant an Alo vera or any other plant that looks like the leaves of a pineapple.
Although we want our kids to enjoy the maximum during the break, most of us, with long working hours, do not have the luxury of time to sit for hours next to them and helping them complete their crafts. Hence, giving easy crafts to kids will teach them independence, and confidence while letting them learn through play.
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