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Summer Crafts

You need a rainy day idea or some summer crafts for the kids to do at camp (or at home). We have some of the best summer craft ideas to share with you to keep your kids entertained.

We hope you will add a lot to your child’s summer wish list.

Summer crafts for kids. From toddlers and preschoolers to preschoolers and even older kids, there are plenty of fun summer craft ideas. Fun ideas, paper toys, easy crafts, step-by-step tutorials on origami...

From water play ideas to making summer paper plates with your kids, we’re sure you’ll find the summer activity you’re looking for (including for all ages).

Cool down with a sponge sailboat

Sponge sailboat crafts for kids

We think this is the best project you can do with your kids this summer because it’s not only fun to make, but fun to play with. And since these work best in water, they’re also a great cooling activity.

Watch a tutorial on making these sailboats

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Surprise Mouthfish Printable Craft

Fun boredom buster for kids. Ask them to draw their own or print out a handy template from our website.

Download a printable here.

painting with ice

Time to start art and paint with ice! The perfect summer art activity to cool off.

Learn how to make enamel paint

seashell creation

Cute Turtle Crafts for Kids - Summer Crafts for Kids

If you brought home a shell from the holidays, or have a few at home, why not turn them into cute creations like this turtle?

See how we made turtle shells

Summer Pneumograph for Rainy Days

Summer themed printable agamograph template

We love the agamographies here – drawing your own is a great art activity. Don’t want to sign yours? Use our templates, print, color and enjoy.

buy summer agamograph models

Rainbow Fish Paper Plate – Easy Summer Crafts for Kindergarten

Paper Plate Fish Crafts for Kids

This one is so colorful (and cool). Since this summer paper plate requires some fine motor skills, it’s perfect for preschool.

Watch a step-by-step DIY tutorial to make a paper fish board.

Origami Paper Boat – Must Do Summer Craft

Paper Boat Tutorial - Origami for Kids

This is one of the coolest summer activities for kids because not only are they fun, but they also float on the water (for a while). Any origami is great for craft projects to do at home or in the classroom.

Learn how to make a paper boat.

origami fish

Easy Origami Fish Step by Step - Origami for Kids

If your kids are new to origami, why not let them make this origami fist (easy for preschoolers to master)

Learn how to fold a simple origami fish.

paper octopus

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids

Sea life is a great topic to plan your crafting session.

Make this 3D Paper Octopus

Lighthouse Canvas Print

Light family art for kids

Combine arts and crafts with this beautiful lighthouse art idea.

See how we make ours

Lice hunting sharks

shark fortune teller

If your child has not learned How to make a fortune teller However, this summer is when they have to because they are so much fun. You can even turn them into cute little animals.

Print our paper toy Shark Cootie Catcher.

Another fun shark activity.

Printable Shark Puppet Paper Craft

These crazy dolls are a huge hit in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

Bring your model and have fun

octopus emotion

Octopus Emotions Artisan Cardboard Cup

This project is fun and can also be used as a teaching tool for talking with children about emotions.

see how we did it

Learn to draw

drawing turtle with head

Summer is the best time of year to learn new skills such as Learn to draw.

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Summer Crafts

Need a rainy day activity idea or some summer crafts for the kids to do in summer camp (or at home). We have some of the best summer arts and crafts ideas to share with you to entertain your kids.
We hope you add many to your child’s summer bucket list.

From water play ideas to making summer paper plates with your kids, we’re sure you’ll find exactly the summertime activity you need (for all ages too).
Cool off with sponge sailboats

We think this one is the best project you can do with your kids this summer because not only is it fun to make, but it’s also fun to play. And since these work best when they’re in the water, they’re also a great activity for cooling off.
See the tutorial to make these sailboats
bigmouth fish

Fun boredom buster for kids. Have them draw their own or print out the handy template from our website.
Get the printable here.
Painting with ice

It’s time to get artsy and paint with ice cream! Summer artistic activity perfect for cooling off.
See how to prepare glaze paints
Shell creations

If you’ve brought home a seashell from your vacation, or have a few at home, why not turn them into cute creations like this turtle.
See how we made our shell turtle
Summer agamograph for rainy days

We’re crazy about agamographs here – if you draw your own, it makes for a great art activity. Don’t want to draw your own? Take our template, print, color and enjoy.
Get the Summer Agamograph Model
Paper Plate Rainbow Fish – Easy Summer Crafts for Kindergarten

This one is so colorful (and cool). As this summer paper plate craft requires some fine motor skills, it is perfect for kindergarten.
Check out the step-by-step DIY tutorial to make a paper plate fish.
Origami Paper Boat – Must Do Summer Crafts

This is one of the coolest summer activities for kids because not only are they fun to do, but they also float on water (for a while). Any origami is great as a craft project to do at home or in the classroom.
Learn how to make a paper boat.
origami fish

If your kids are just getting started with origami, why not have them make this origami fist (it’s easy enough for preschoolers to handle)
Learn how to fold an easy origami fish.
paper octopus

Sea animals are a great theme for planning your craft sessions.
Make this 3D paper octopus
Lighthouse Canvas

Combine art and craft with this wonderful lighthouse art idea.
See how we made ours
Cootie Catcher Shark

If your children have not learned how to make fortune tellers However, this summer is when they should because they are super fun. And you can even turn them into fun little creatures.
Print our Shark Cootie Catcher paper toy.
Another fun shark activity

These silly puppets were a huge hit in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
Grab your model and have fun
emotion octopus

This project is fun to make and can also be used as a teaching tool to talk about emotions with children.
See how we did it
learn to draw

Summer is the best time of year to learn new skills – like learn to draw.
Check out more summer crafts for kids
Hatching Dinosaur Paper CraftCardboard shape recognition activityUnicorn Paper Roll CraftHow to Draw a Cake – Step by Step Drawing TutorialCommunity workers dress dollsTurtle Coloring Pages – 30 Printable Sheets

Unlock VIP Printables – Become a Member

Become an Easy Peasy and Fun Membership and access our exclusive crafting patterns and educational printables. With brand new resources added every week, you’ll never run out of fun things to do with your kids (whether as a parent or as a teacher).

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