I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not the craftiest mom. I like to knit and sew, but I usually take those interests as opportunities to get a break from being mom. Crafting with kids does a real number on my patience.
But it’s worth it to make crafts with children. It teaches them to produce their own artwork, it helps them to improve fine motor skills, and it helps me to become a more patient mom – something I desperately need.
I’ve been working on adding more crafts into our kids’ lives. For me, that means looking for the simplest, easiest projects I can find – especially with four kids getting involved!
And that’s why I’ve rounded up this list of 50 easy summer crafts for kids! These are all summer-themed, so they’re a great fit for any summer unit studies you’ll be doing! Plus, there are ideas for kids of all ages, including summer crafts for preschoolers and summer crafts for tweens!
If you love these, don’t miss this list of beach crafts for kids or this roundup of more simple summer crafts kids can try!
50 Super Easy, Super Fun Summer Crafts for Kids:
1. Coffee Filter Baseball Craft -Look! We’re Learning!
2. Easy Seashell Craft for Preschoolers – Local Fun for Kids
3. Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
4. Summer Straw Shooter Craft – Red Ted Art
5. Summer Twig Ornaments – Happy Hooligans
6. Circle Suncatcher Craft – B-Inspired Mama
7. DIY Summer Memory Book – Creekside Learning
8. Cereal Bird Feeder – No Time for Flashcards
9. Popsicle Stick Picture Frame – Kids Activities Blog
10. Summer Sky Salt Painting – Coffee Cups and Crayons
11. Colorful Jellyfish Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
12. Seashell Ladybugs – Still Playing School
13. Ice Cream Handprint Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
14. Squirt Gun Painting – Fireflies and Mud Pies
15. DIY Play Beach Sand – Look! We’re Learning!
16. Sandcastle Notecards – Inner Child Fun
17. Pine Cone Fireflies – Fireflies and Mud Pies
18. Toy Surfboard Craft – Play Trains
19. Tin Can Lanterns – Coffee Cups and Crayons
20. Footprint Flip Flops Art – Fun Handprint Art
21. Sponge Sailboat Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
22. Paper Plate Boat Craft – Non Toy Gifts
23. Summer Daisies Handprint Craft – Beauty Through Imperfection
24. Paper Plate Seagull – Local Fun for Kids
25. Seashell Jellyfish Craft – I Heart Arts and Crafts