Summer is the perfect time for children to run wild. That’s why we’ve compiled 18 of the most beautiful, easy-to-make summer crafts to help kids get started. With easy-to-create, inexpensive materials, your kids will be inspired by beautiful results.
1. Paper plate sun
How happy is this sunny craft? Start with a yellow paper plate, add a ray of construction paper, then make summer crafts for the kids with string yarn and beads in the middle.
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2. Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet
Cut out circles from colored tissue paper to create a beautiful flower. Then add a pipe cleaner string and wooden beads through the middle. Create a dozen and pass them on to your friends!
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3. Handprint Clay Jewelry Dish
More than real, this sweet kipsake made from craft clay will remind you of a moment in time.
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4. Monster change purse
All of this fun craft takes the fold of a strip of green felt in the third part, a button for a nose, some extra felt for features, and a needle and thread.
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5. Glue batik
Learn old batik crafts with a twist ব্যবহার use glue instead of wax!
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6. Learn to knit
How many of us have spent the whole summer weaving things for our mom and dad (Ghatak, anyone)? This craft teaches kids the basics, from how to make a simple loom to how to make a design.
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7. Rainbow paper spinner
Talk about rubbish! Make a whirlwind made of colored strips of construction paper and a small dowel, give it a few turns and watch it fly.
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8. Folding paper garland
Warning: this craft can be addictive! Once you start folding colored pieces of construction paper together to create an interlocking garland, you won’t want to stop.
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9. Stained-glass bunting
This craft requires a warm iron, so make sure an adult is nearby. This beautiful “stained glass” bunting is actually cut into triangles with wax paper, pressed into molten crayon shavings.
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10. Bow-tie noodle butterfly
No summer would be complete without a little pasta industry. In this case, the pasta is painted in bright colors, then glued on paper to create this strange scene.
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11. Salt dough starfish
All you need to make this gorgeous craft is salt flour, a toothpick and lots of patience! After all, it costs money to make.
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12. Pet Cactus Rocks
These adorable little succulents really only nest in small earthenware pots, attached to the googly eye with the painted stone. Create your own colony that will make you smile whenever you see them.
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13. Sand Art Bottle
Another throwback craft, the layered sand industry is making a comeback. This version uses food coloring or liquid water coloring to color the sand. Then, in a transparent glass bottle, different colors are poured in layers, creating a dreamlike effect.
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14. Bin Mosaic
Beans, Beans Magical Fruit… Who knew they could create such a beautiful design? It only takes a few cheap varieties of dried beans, a little craft color and some glue to make these gorgeous ornaments.
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15. Bottle cap bug
Toddlers talk about bugs, and what better time than summer to create something of their own?
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16. Non-sewing duct tape zipper pouch
This cute craft makes colorful pouches using ziplock bags wrapped in duct tape that kids can use for pencils, hair bands, coins and much more.
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17. Egg carton baby tortoise
This summer’s crafts for kids are made from recycled egg cartons, paint, construction paper and googly eyes. Irresistible baby turtles will inspire for hours of creative play.
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18. Craft-stick flower pots
Who knew a tin can and some colorful craft sticks would make such an adorable flower pot? Plant a colorful tree inside and it is a great gift for friends, family and neighbors.
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