11 Easy Summer Crafts for Kids
Summertime is just around the corner (Finally!) which means it is time for cute crafts all about the season. And, like always, every craft we will make uses the same master list of supplies that fit into one bag. This approach makes crafting with your kids actually do-able. We all know that kids learn best when they experience something for themselves. They learn through play, through creating, through using their imaginations! And crafts offer all of that and more! Here are my 11 favorite easy summer crafts for kids from “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts”.
Here at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” it is our mission to make crafting with family attainable. And we do that in a couple of ways…
- By keeping each craft basic and something that can actually be made by a child (novel, I know!)
- We use the same MASTER LIST of craft supplies for every single craft on this site (now number well over 100). The supplies are low cost, many of which you already have in your home, and fit into one bag. With this approach, there is close to zero prep, less mess and absolutely no stress. When you find a free moment in your busy schedule or have kids that are looking for ways to keep busy, you are ready!!! Seriously, you will be so glad that you took a few moments to fill up your bag so that you will be able to make any craft you want without finding yourself without that key “ingredient”.
Find out what to put in your bag…
Number 1: Summertime Fruit
This is actually a five for one…strawberry, pear, watermelon, pineapple and orange slice. Check out the links below.
STRAWBERRY KIDS CRAFT
PINEAPPLE KIDS CRAFT
WATERMELON KIDS CRAFT
ORANGE SLICE KIDS CRAFT
PEAR KIDS CRAFT
Number 2: Dancing Hot Dog on the Grill
This craft starts with just a simple paper plate and ends in laughter and fun! Who could not be happy around a dancing hot dog?
Number 3: Ice Cream Cone
This craft is so simple, which means that it is great for any age. And it leaves loads of room for imagination as your child creates his/her own personal ice cream flavors using whatever supplies you have on hand.
Number 4: Life-Sized Sunflower
This craft is truly bigger than life (well, at least as big as life). It is taller than most little ones but yet simple to make and leaves quite the impact!
Number 5: Insects
Each of these insects has a unique personality. I expect that each child will have his/her own favorite. Free printable templates available!
Number 6: Firefly Puppet
The ultimate sign that summer is actually here are the appearance of fireflies! And this adorable puppet is a great way to celebrate the coming of Summer!!!
Number 7: Summer Photo Props
These summer photo props are fun to make and lead to hours of fun together as you play with them and take pictures of each other, posing together and separate! Go the extra step and make up a mini photo album of your fun time together! FREE printable templates available!!!
Number 8: Bugs in the Grass
This craft is perfect for practicing scissor skills, as well as fine motor coordination. But it is also just a boatload of fun!
Number 9: Dandelions
Dandelions are everywhere! What parent has not received a bouquet of these lovelies? And now they will last forever instead of blowing away in the wind.
Number 10: Sun Visor
The best thing about these sun visors are that they are absolutely unique to the maker. No two visors look the same, and there is so much room for imagination!!!
Number 11: Sunset Silhouette
This sailboat is just one of the silhouettes that you will find templates of for these beautiful and simple sunset summer crafts. Plus, this is a great craft to practice fine motor skills too!
Find these easy summer craft for kids and more under the “Seasonal Kids’ Crafts” tab in the menu.