Summer crafts for kids: Make Your Child Have Fun

Summer crafts for kids

Summer crafts for kids

Before talking about summer crafts for kids i would like to ask you what do you do now that you've covered the patio in sidewalk chalk, made your own ice cream, and played 50 backyard lawn games? This is especially true on days when it's too hot or rainy to go outside, but you don't want to give up and leave them alone with their tablets for the day.

Instead, it's time to get the old art supply container out of the closet. These summer projects for kids are simple enough for elementary school students to complete, yet attractive enough for adults to show throughout the season. Consider tie dye blankets (because you can never have too much tie dye), painted rock pets, mermaid-inspired hair ornaments, and other kid-friendly DIY projects to keep them occupied for at least an afternoon. 

Some of these craft ideas are simple enough for kids to do on their own (paper plate creatures, for example), while others will require some parental assistance. In any case, they're a win for everyone concerned, especially since they don't require any screen time or sugar consumption.

Today we will present to you the most beautiful Summer crafts for kids:

Beady Foam Turtle

Make this cute no-mess version out of foam sheets, beads, and colorful metallic threads if you have a son or daughter who has always desired a pet turtle but you don't want to take care of one. This tiny pet that fits in your pocket will be a hit with your kids.


Materials for beady foam turtle

• Fun Foam in Green and Yellow (Westrim brand)

• Cabochons in blue and yellow

• Treasure Tape Sheet (8x10)

• Beadlets made of diamonds

• Gold Braid Assortment from Kreinik Dimensional Threads


1. Trace your pieces onto the green and yellow fun foam using the template. Carefully cut them out. Cut the holes in the "shell" layer of the pattern with a xacto knife. Place the yellow body layer on the tape after peeling down the white backer layer. Cut off the shape and repeat the process on the other side. To smooth out any air bubbles, press outwards from the center with your fingertips.

2. On the bottom of the yellow piece, peel back the red liner. Align the yellow body shape with the bottom green shape after placing your feet and tail pieces on the tape. To ensure a secure bond, press firmly.

Remove the red lining from your yellow body piece's top. Place the top green piece on top of it and press the two pieces together.

3. Begin to add details. Make a pattern on your "shell" using your gold threads.

4. When you're finished decorating, push all of the threads firmly into the tape with your red liner. Place your design on a tray or ziploc bag and cover the exposed tape with Diamond Beadlets. Swirl with your fingers to completely cover the area. Tap to get rid of any extra beadlets.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

This fashionable tiny feathered bird may contain your grocery list or a personal letter to a loved one. Kathleen George demonstrates how to turn this feathered friend into a useful companion in just six steps.

Materials  for Birds of a Feather

• Acrylic paints in your favorite hues. 

• Coordinating craft foam circles, 3/8", two.

• Make feathers in your favorite colors.

• one on four wiggle eyeballs, two.

• o Egg, 3" styrofoamtm Brand Foam.

• Black string or elastic cord (optional). 

• Scissors.

• Clothespins made of wood with a spring.

• Plastic knife with serrations.

• Ruler. 

• Skewer made of wood.

• Skewer made of wood.

• Palette that can be discarded.

• Basin for water.

• Towels made of paper.


(Adult supervision is essential; read the instructions before starting.) The serrated knife should only be handled by adults.)

1. Cut a tiny slice off the narrow end of the foam egg on a little slant with a serrated plastic knife; this will be the neck. Cut a thin slice from one side of the egg to make the body sit flat if desired.

2. Glue a clothespin to the neck area for the head/beak; the open end should be in front of the bird.

Refer to the illustration.

3. To use as a handle, insert a skewer into the bottom of the bird. Paint the entire bird in the color of your choice while holding the skewer; set aside to dry in a heavy glass or jar. Take out the skewer.

4. Poke two to four tiny holes in each side of the body with a skewer. Apply a dab of glue to the hole and insert the tip of the feather.

5. To make the eyes, glue two craft foam circles to opposite sides of the clothespin as indicated; adhere wiggle eyeballs to foam. Make sure not to glue the clothespin shut. Allow to air dry thoroughly.

6. For hanging birds, tie a line to a wire spring. Put a message in the beak.

Cat Bottle Bank

This eco-friendly craft project demonstrates how to turn a 1 liter bottle into a purrfect cat bank. This is an excellent approach to teach children about the importance of recycling.

Cat Bottle Bank

Materials for Cat Bottle Bank

•  Dry Tacky Glue

• Pencil chalk

• 1" grey, 1/2" black pom poms

• Plastic that is transparent Bottle of 1 liter

• wood ball for the head of a cat

• It was a grey day.

• Knife for crafts

• Ribbon

• 1/2"  brush flat

• Pattern


1. Slit the back of the plastic bottle with a 1/4" x 11/2" slit.

2. Using a 1/2" flat brush, paint the wood ball for the head grey. Allow for drying time.

3. Glue the heads to the caps of the bottles. Allow time for drying.

4. Trace patterns onto grey felt using a chalk pencil. Remove all of the pieces off the board. Glue the pieces in place.

5. Apply glue to the eyeballs. Use black for the nose and glue on grey pom poms. Apply glue to the ribbon trim. Allow to dry.

Origami Tulip Card

Origami Tulip Card

In Japan, origami is a popular pastime, and children learn basic origami in kindergarten. These tulips were taught to me by a 3-year-old acquaintance. Because the traditional stem for origami tulips is rather tough for a small child, I used pipe cleaners to make this card easier.

Materials for Origami Tulip Card

• The size of the origami paper is 15cm by 15cm.

• 2 sheets of origami paper in tulip color.

• For the vase, 1 sheet of origami paper

• 2 pipe cleaners (about 20cm each)

• Half-folded A4 piece of construction paper

• Adhesive

• a roll of tape


1. Make a triangle out of the first piece of tulip paper by folding it in half and turning it so the long edge is at the bottom.

2. Fold the paper in half once again, just enough to crease the bottom fold's center. Fold the triangle in half from the center to a few centimeters from the top.

3. Do the same thing on the other side.

4. Fold up the bottom corner of the paper by flipping it over.

5. Fold the right corner in half.

6. Then there's the left-hand corner.

7. Turn the tulip head over to finish it.

8. To add the stem, flip it over and use a piece of tape to secure the pipe cleaner. This completes the first flower; repeat to complete the second blossom.

To make the vase, fold a piece of origami paper in half and open it out with the color side facing down.

10. Fold the right side into the middle, then the left, and finally the bottom up, approximately 5 cm.

11. Stick the paper to the construction card by gluing along the edge of the paper, not the top edge, which will form the aperture for the vase.

12. Place your tulips in the vase after the adhesive is dry. Finished.

Fun Frisbees

Make these simple and inexpensive Frisbees with your child. Then have a blast outside in the sun with your new toys this summer!

Materials for Fun Frisbees

• Paper plates (two).

• Glue with glitter.

• liquid Glue.

• Beads are a great way to add some color to your outfit.

Steps to make Fun Frisbees:

1. Arrange one paper plate on the table as though it were going to be used to serve food. Beads should be placed on the plate.

2. Glue the second paper plate on top of the first, creating a flying saucer effect.

3. Use glitter glue to decorate your new Frisbee and set it aside to dry. Take it outside when it's entirely dry to enjoy some great exercise!

Flower T­Shirt

Create a lovely flower T-shirt using tie-dye.

Materials for Flower T­Shirt

• Tulip. o Traditional Colors

• Garbage bag (optional).

• A foam plate is required.

• A roll of paper towels.

• A cardboard box.

• White t-shirt

• Masking tape (optional).

• Wrap with plastic.

• A one-inch flat paintbrush

• Scratch paper is a type of paper that can be scratched.

• A felt pen in black.


1. Remove the sizing off the clothing by washing it. Fabric softener should not be used in the washing or dryer.

2. Place a garbage bag over the work table.

3. Freehand a flower pattern on scratch paper with a black felt pen, flipping over for a reverse pattern for one flower.

4. Smooth the garment flat on the work surface. Tape the excess plastic wrap to the back of the design. Place the pattern on the shirt and secure it. The shirt's pattern will show through.

5. Fill each dye container with water while wearing the gloves provided in the kit. Shake until everything is well combined.

6. On a foam plate, squeeze a small amount of Fuchsia Dye. Using a paper towel, wet and dry brush the surface. Dip the brush in the dye and press it into the flower's center. The dye will spread across the strands. Paint the dye to approximately 14 inches from the edge and let it spread to the line. If extra dye is required, reapply paint in the middle and allow to spread. Brush and plate should be clean.

7. Squeeze a tiny amount of Yellow Dye onto a plate and combine it with the Fuchsia to make an orange color. Fill in the lower flower's petals with this mixture. Brush and plate should be clean.

8. Place Turquoise on the plate and fill in the petals with it. Fill each flower with yellow centers, then lime stalks and leaves.

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