20 Easy Kids Crafts for This Summer
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20 Easy Kids Crafts for This Summer

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

Get those creative juices flowing this holiday with tons of easy kids crafts for this summer – there’s no excuse when it’s this simple!


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Kids Summer Crafts

Cupcake Jellies

If you always have a cupcake case or two in your house, this Cupcake Case Jellyfish by Easy Peasy and Fun  – is the perfect easy craft! Just add tissue paper streamers and sticky tape.

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Paper Cone Giraffes

This family of Paper Cone Giraffes by Krokotak make great use of simple rolled paper. I love them for their use of general craft bits which can be easily found around your home – great for when the weather (and time!) is not on your side.

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Robot Cardboard Tube Craft

Who doesn’t love a cheap and simple toilet roll craft? These Cardboard Tube Robot by Gluesticks and Gumdrops are super easy to do and pretty cute! Just add paint, beads and of course, googly eyes.

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Minion Stones

If your home is anything like ours, Minions are still a popular favourite with the younger children. Minions are so adorable and they are the perfect for this craft. The body shape and expressions of these Minion Pebbles by Mum in the Mad Mouse make them a great craft to do with kids.

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Egg Carton Ladybirds

These Egg Carton Ladybirds by One Little Project are really simple, and ended up looking super cute! They are usually really easy, and because you are sticking to only two colours, they almost always turn out looking fantastic! If you have young children, this project definitely requires some grown up help, but it’s lots of fun and very easy to get it all to put together.

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Scribble Art

Whether your family is travelling or enjoying a relaxing vacation at home for spring break, you are bound to hear two dreaded words: I’m bored. In anticipation of this, here’s a favourite childhood boredom buster, Scribble Art by Fireflies and Mud Pies 

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Duck Finger Puppets

How adorable are these duck finger puppets? One sure activity most families do over the summer is visiting local ponds and feeding the ducks. For these Duck Finger Puppets by I Heart Crafty Things all you need is some paper plates, felt and googly eyes. Then just add imagination.

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Mini Paper Kites

 I am all about these Mini Paper Kites by One Creative Mommy – They’re quick and easy enough for your youngest crafters. Depending on age, the kids can make these kites as simple or as fancy as they’d like. Get ready for a fun and easy boredom buster!

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Spoon Flowers

I love these Spoon Flowers by Crafty Morning – They would be great for kids to make as a summer craft or for a birthday gift! They can set it on their desk at work as a keepsake.

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Balloon Cup Shooters


Are you looking for a fun game to play that will keep the kids busy? These Balloon Cup Shooters by Happy Go Lucky – are awesome!  And they will definitely keep the kiddos entertained for a few hours.

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Bird Feather Binoculars

I love a simple craft that is completely child-led. These Bird Finder Binoculars by Art Bar » – are great for kids to pick out their own colour combinations, wrap yarn and cut tape (two skills that take lots of concentration and make little ones feel very proud), and glue their two parts together for an instant toy!

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Handprint Dragonflies

A favourite summertime activity for the little ones is going on nature walks. Kids like to look for things that they’ve never seen before and learn about different types of insects, birds, and plants. These Handprint Dragonfly by Raising Little Superheroes » – would make an adorable keepsake from your children’s handprints.

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Sponge Sailboats

Ahoy there, matey! Temperatures sure are rising so if you are in a search of a fun activity to cool with this sponge sailboat craft is just a thing to do with the kids. These  Sponge Sailboats by Easy Peasy and Fun are not only fun to make, they are also extremely fun to play with. Your kids will be able to play with them in a tub of water or have a sailboat race in the nearby stream.

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Paper Bag Monsters

I love, love when we do a craft that is not only open-ended but is one the entire family can join in on. These Paper Bag Monsters by I Heart Crafty Things are such a joy to make, you can sit around the table altogether as a family and each creates your own unique monster.

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Kids Kaleidoscope

This Kids Kaleidoscope by Darcy and Brian – is fun for the family to work on together, spend quality time together and bond. This one definitely requires adult supervision and assistance if you’re making it with younger children.

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Seashell Peacock

 These fun little Seashell Peacock by Crafty Morning  are genius! If you take your kiddos to the beach, make sure to look for these types of shells so they can create their own birds.

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Giant Paper Ice Lollies

 I love coloured card stock and bright papercrafts. Paper is so un-messy and cuttable. You can paint on it or fold it or cut it or glue it. These Giant Paper Ice Lollies by Tiny Rotten Peanuts– are one of the easiest crafts ever.

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Ribbon Wands

 If you’re looking for a simple, affordable, FUN summer craft that your kids will love- these Ribbon Wands by Somewhat Simple– are for you! The wands are super simple to make and the perfect opportunity for getting outside with some garden play!

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Clay Fossils

Let’s imagine! Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial by The Poncy Pantry and learn how to create these fun and easy clay dinosaur fossils

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How to Make Trapped Toy Soaps

Making soap is incredibly easy and perfect to make with kids. The toy inside could be adapted for all different occasions, they make fabulous gifts, party favours and of course make bath time a whole lot more fun!

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