Summer time for our family usually means Summer camp during the week and little adventures on the weekend. This year we decided against sending the girls to Summer camp, so we had to come up with things for them to do each day. While they would spend everyday in the pool, if they could, we live in FL, so Summer also means lots of rain. On the days when they’re stuck indoors, I wanted to find easy, inexpensive and fun craft ideas for them. So, after some Pinterest surfing, I was able to find 10 super fun Summer craft ideas.
Super Fun Summer Craft Ideas for Kids
Classic Coffee Filter Butterflies
I love this colorful summer craft idea by One Little Project at a Time. These Classic Coffee Filter Butterflies are easy to make and use materials that you probably already have in your home, including coffee filters, markers, water and pipe cleaners. Check out the full tutorial here.
I love this adorable summer craft idea by The Best Ideas for Kids. Our kids grow up so fast, so this Flamingo Handprint craft is a fun way to save those little hands. You’ll need supplies including cardstock, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and feathers. Check out the full tutorial here.
Black Glue and Sharpies Butterfly Sun Catcher
I love this bright, summer craft idea by Adventure in a Box. This Black Glue and Sharpies Butterfly Sun Catcher craft idea includes free printable butterfly designs! You’ll need supplies including a printer, black paint, glue, markers and plastic. This one needs to dry overnight, so it’s not a fast project. Check out the full tutorial here.
Cute Fish Bowl Craft
I love this fun summer craft idea by I Heart Crafty Things. This Cute Fish Bowl Craft idea includes free templates, which you can download here! You’ll need supplies including cardstock, glue, tissue paper, a marker, white paint and a straw. Check out the full tutorial here.
Cute Round Pirate Craft
I love this silly summer craft idea by Kids Craft Room. This Cute Round Pirate Craft idea is perfect for your little swashbuckler! You’ll need supplies including cardstock, glue, a marker and glitter foam sheets. Check out the full tutorial here.
Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers
Another bright and colorful summer craft idea by Kids Craft Room. This Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower craft idea can be hung up as a decoration indoors or outdoors! You’ll need supplies including toilet paper roll, glue, tissue paper and paint. Check out the full tutorial here.
Paper Plate Sun and Rainbow Craft
I love this super cute summer craft idea by Easy Peasy and Fun. This Paper Plate Sun and Rainbow craft idea will brighten up anyones day! You’ll need supplies including a paper plate, glue, tissue paper, paper, a marker and paint. Check out the full tutorial here.
Folded Paper Sunflower Craft
I love this sunny summer craft idea by I Heart Crafty Things. This Folded Paper Sunflower craft idea is perfect for all ages! My teenager loves sunflowers, so I’m sure she’d love to make one of these. You can even turn it into a card for a special occassion. You’ll need supplies including cardstock, construction paper, tissue paper and glue. Check out the full tutorial here.
Paper Plate Fluttering Butterfly Craft
Another cute summer craft idea by I Heart Crafty Things. This Paper Plate Fluttering Butterfly craft idea features a beautiful butterfly and flowers! It’s perfect to hang up or give to a friend. You’ll need supplies including a paper plate, paint, cardstock, pom poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, markers and glue. Check out the full tutorial here.
Paper Plate Llama Craft
I love this whimsical summer craft idea by Handmade Charlotte. This Paper Plate Llama craft idea is not only adorable, but can be decorated in so many different ways! You’ll need supplies including paint, paper plates and glue. Check out the full tutorial here.
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These are all adorable and super creative! My kids will love them and I’m excited to introduce them at our arts & crafts time.
It’s so hard to keep the little ones busy this time of year, but these will be a great addition to our day time routine.
I really like the flamingo handprints. I would love to work on this with some kiddies.
I love all of these ideas!! Definitely going to try some of these with my kiddos!!
The flamingo handprint! I love this! I don’t have grandkids yet, but when I do, I am going to do the flaming handprint with them! Adorable.
We used to make Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers as kids! I hope I can teach this to my niece and nephews! It will be a very engaging activity for them!
I love the coffee filter butterflies! They looks so colourful and also pretty easy for kids to make!