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5 Summer Crafts for Kids – Love these Art Project Ideas!

The summer sun soon come, and we’re ready for pool days, popsicles and warm summer nights. Looking for some fun summer crafts for kids? These are some of our favorite summer art projects, perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children.

5 cute summer crafts for kids - these art projects are perfect for some summer fun!

I am so excited that the summer is near, once we pass Memorial Day, it’s official! We’ll be taking full advantage of the heat at the pool and the beach, but we will be hanging out indoors, too. In order to keep the kids busy this summer while school is out, we’re gonna have to get crafty and creative. I came across some of the cutest summer crafts for kids that I really want to try, they are perfect for both my 7 and 3 year olds. Here are some of my favorite crafts for kids this summer…

5 Summer Crafts for Kids – Fun Art Projects to Try

Sunshine Mobile Summer craft for kids
1. Make a cute sunshine mobile, by One Charming Party – Let the sun shine through with this cute craft! Paper plates, tissue paper and glue make this craft great for preschoolers, and looks cute hanging in the window.

Sponge ball summer craft
2. Create a fun sponge ball, by Spoonful – This is the ultimate of summer crafts for kids, cut a few colorful sponges into strips and you have a fun sponge ball! Soak it in water and throw it around by the pool, what a fun and useful summer craft. Water fight, anyone?

ice painting summer craft for kids
3. Ice cube painting, by C.R.A.F.T. – It’s hot outside, but this craft will cool you off. Paint with some colorful ice cubes, these homemade water colors will delight your kiddos. The best part – these colors should wash off pretty well!

non toxic diy homemade fingerpaints for kids
4. Color the rainbow with these non-toxic finger paints, by The Idea Room РI love these finger paints by The Idea Room, kids love to explore with their hands, and these are great summer crafts for kids!

Juice box sail boats float in water
5. Juice box sail boats, by Kid to Kid – This craft should float your boat. Drink up those juice boxes and save them to make these cute sail boats. Wonder if they would actually float in the pool or in the bath tub!

More awesome hands on summer fun…

Insect Lore Butterfly Garden with live caterpillars - grow butterflies at home!Original butterfly garden with a cup of live caterpillars 

Watch the Miracle of Metamorphosis in your own home or classroom! The Live Butterfly Garden offers children the invaluable lessons of metamorphosis, science, patterns, patience, and life cycle studies. Give the Magic of Metamorphosis to a child you love.

Alex Toys Artist Studio Mandala with Sweet Stuff Designs art kis for kidsAlex Toys Artist Studio Sidewalk Mandala Stencil

Kids can create beautiful mandala designs in chalk- intricate patterns are easy to create! This set also includes (6) jumbo chalks with drawing tip and easy instructions. The ALEX Toys – Active Play, Sweet Stuff Sidewalk Mandala, 315S is recommended for children age 5 and up.

Boy Craft Glow in the dark marshmallow shooterBoy Craft glow in the dark marshmallow shooter kit

Boy Craft Glow in the Dark Marshmallow Shooter Kit is easy to assemble and shoots marshmallows over 25 ft. Everything you need is included in the kit to create a one-of-a-kind marshmallow shooter. In addition to marshmallows, the shooter also shoots glow in the dark foam pellets. 

Made by Me Mix and Mold friendship stones kitMade By Me Mix and Mold friendship stones

This kit from Made By Me provides everything your child needs to start, decorate and personalize their very own trendy accessories and art. Their art and accessories will be one-of-a-kind . The kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions that will make assembling up to 7 different and unique accessories and art an absolute breeze. Let their personality shine with their one-of-a-kind accessories.

Boy Craft catapult wars build and battle kitBoy Craft Catapult Wars Build and Battle Kit Р2 Catapults 

With this Boy Craft Catapult Wars Game, you and a friend can build your own catapults and decorate them, then take turns knocking down your opponents targets. This kids catapult allows you to engage in head-to-head combat. The build-your-own catapult set includes 18 wooden pieces, four wooden dowels, two rubber bands, eight mini sand bags, two braided ropes, one sticker sheet, one glue tube, two punch-out target sheets, two foam blocks and easy-to-follow instructions, giving you everything you need to successfully build 2 complete catapults. 

What crafts are you making this summer?

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