Summer Crafts

Need a rainy day activity idea or a few summer crafts for kids to make in the summer camp (or at home). We’ve got some of the best summer art and craft ideas to share with you to keep your kids entertained.

We hope you will add many of these to your child’s summer bucket list.

Summer crafts for kids. Lots of fun summer art and craft ideas for kids - from toddlers and preschoolers to kids in kindergarten and even older kids. Step by step tutorials for fun ideas, from paper toys, easy crafts, origami...

From water play ideas to making summer paper plate crafts with your kids, we are sure you will find just the summer activity you need (for all ages too).

Cool down with sponge sailboats

Sponge Sailboat Craft for Kids

We think this one is the best project you can make with your kids this summer as not only is it fun to make, its also fun to play with. And as these work best when in water, they are also a great activity to cool down with.

See the tutorial for making these sailboats

Big Mouth Fish

Surprise Big Mouth Fish Printable Craft

Fun boredom buster for kids. Have them draw their own or print the handy template from our website.

Get the printable here.

Paint with ice

It’s time to get arty and paint with ice! Perfect summer art activity to cool down with.

See how to prepare the ice paints

Seashell creations

Cute Seashell Turtle Craft for Kids - Summer Craft for Kids to Make

If you brought home a seashell from your vacation, or you have a few laying at your home, why not upcycle them into cute creations like this turtle.

See how we made our seashell turtle

Summer Agamograph For Rainy Days

Summer Themed Printable Agamograph Template

We are crazy about agamographs here – if you draw your own it makes a great art activity. Not feeling like drawing your own? Grab our template, print, color and enjoy.

Get the summer agamograph template

Paper Plate Rainbow Fish – Easy Summer Craft for Kindergarten

Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids

This one is so colorful (and cool). As this summer paper plate craft requires some fine motor skill it’s perfect for kindergarten.

Check the step by step craft tutorial for making a paper plate fish.

Origami Paper Boat – Must make summer crafts

Paper Boats Tutorial - Origami for Kids

This is one of the coolest kids activities for summer as not only are these fun to make, they also float on water (for quite some time). Any origami is great as a craft project to make at home or in the classroom.

Learn how to make an paper boat.

Origami Fish

Easy Step by Step Origami Fish - Origami for Kid

If your kids are just starting 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

Simple Paper Octopus Craft for Kids

Sea animals are a great theme to plan your crafting sessions around.

Make this 3D paper octopus 

Lighthouse Canvas

Light House Art for Kids

Combine art and craft with this wonderful lighthouse art idea.

See how we made ours

Shark Cootie Catcher

Shark Fortune Teller

If your kids haven’t learned how to make fortune tellers yet, this summer is the time they should as these are super fun. And you can even transform them into fun little creatures.

Print out our shark cootie catcher paper toy.

Another fun Shark Activity

Printable Shark Puppet Paper Craft

These silly puppets have been a huge hit in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

Grab your template and have fun

Emotion Octopus

Paper Cup Octopus Emotions Craft

This project is fun to make and it can also be used as an educational tool to talk about emotions with kids.

See how we made it

Learn how to Draw

Directed Drawing Turtle

Summer is the best time of the year to learn new skills – like learning how to draw.

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