40+ Easy Summer Crafts for Kids
I love a good set of fun and easy summer crafts for kids to incorporate into our day to day play centers.
In this list, I’ll be sharing so many fun and easy ideas to try out this summer.
Whether you are on the hunt for beach crafts, ice cream crafts, paper plate crafts .. I’ve got you covered.
June Bug Themed Preschool Printable below:
We all love octopuses and starfish but getting up close and personal to the real thing is a bit different than creating a simple craft, right?
I’m excited to be sharing ideas that you’re LO and the little guy next door can try out together.
Lots of these crafts for kids will work whether you are in a school setting, homeschooling or just for fun!
We love bringing out some of these ideas within a family gathering, birthday celebration or any other milestone.
Our family will get the kids together and we’ll go about setting up an easy summer craft on a rainy day!
Let’s get into the categories I’ve set forth in this list.
These kid friendly easy summer crafts are categorized as follows:
I’ve also included more easy and fun summer crafts and activities to try out this June – August with your littles!
The summer heat is no joke at times, so I am here to share ideas that can work both indoors and outdoors.
Some of these ideas will work for big kids or older children and others will work for 3+.
Parent supervision is always advised.
Related: Check out our 100+ Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids.
Entire Year of Preschool Themes:
Best Summer Crafts for Toddlers:
What are summer craft ideas you can try on a hot summer day?
Here are some of the supplies we use to make awesome summer crafts:
Here are our favorite supplies we love to bring forth in our kids crafts!
We love using kid friendly homemade items for some frugal fun!
Kids of all ages can go about using many of these items in a simple art project.
Foam balls can be used to create a simple ball painting.
Mason jars can be used to create a great summer camp craft that glows in the dark.
Pom poms are great in paper plate crafts.
Dot stickers can be used in jelly fish crafts that incorporate a bit of early learning.
The possibilities are truly endless.
Bringing forth crafts that incorporate easy homemade supplies and items is what brings about imagination, spark and creativity!
What will your LO come up with the next time a set of kid friendly supplies for kids are brought forth?
What are some other fun craft projects that are easy peasy and so much fun?
Preschool Themes for the Entire Year Below:
Simple Summer Crafts
Looking for a fun way to incorporate fun project ideas for little hands?
Here are some of our favorite, easy craft ideas + more..
Easy Summer Crafts for Toddlers:
Summer Window Art – an easy set of toddler summer crafts that are sure to make a sunny day amazing!
Sun Fork Painting – Toddler crafts for summer that don’t break the bank and are educational too.
Easy Paper Plate Seek and Find Craft – Preschool crafts for summer can be as easy as using a homemade plate and a set of summer themed stickers.
Puffy Paint Jellyfish – Paint the jellyfish with puffy paint using this free printable in your summer crafts for preschoolers!
For Summer Preschool Lesson Plans, check this out here:
Even more craft ideas for kids:
Below I’ll share a few broad and fun ideas for creating lots of fun little project for the summer months:
Are there any creative ideas you can think of that would bring forth a great craft using any of these?
Creating ice cream cones out of paper crafts sounds fun!
Using themed crafts can result in a great way to bring forth a few summer items such as sandals, ice cream, the sun or a crab.
Some of the ways we can bring forth these DIY projects would be to possibly include:
A fun way idea to incorporate ice cream + cupcake liners = cupcake liner ice cream craft.
In whatever way you choose to bring about a great activity for summer break, I am sure that it will be a great time!
Share with me below some of your favorite things to bring forth on those hot summer days!
What makes for a perfect summer craft?
500+ Craft Ideas for Kids Below:
Beach Summer Crafts
Warm weather calls for fun summer activity ideas for the entire family.
What are different ways we can include the beach?
Here is a free printable template we use as a fun activity even when we are on the go or just right at home.
I like bringing this free printable out because not only is it fun, it also is filled with benefits:
These boredom busters are great ideas for those rainy summer nights.
See Also: Fish craft and Rainbow Fish Craft for easy summer arts ideas!
I’m glad to be sharing the best ideas for younger kids and older kids to try out this summer season.
Summer time is a wonderful length of days to bring forth all the fun things in an easy way for a perfect time outdoors!
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200+ Preschool Themes + Ideas Below:
Without further ado, let’s get into this massive list of summer crafts to try out with your littles!
40+ Easy Summer Crafts
Summer Paper Plate Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Flower – A Cultivated Nest
Paper Plate Shark – Artsy Mama
Paper Plate Seashell – Artsy Craftsy Mom
Paper Plate Fish – Natural Beach Living
Paper Plate Puffer Fish – Buggy and Buddy
Paper Plate Sun – Family Focus Blog
Under the Sea Paper Plate – Surviving Teachers Salary
Paper Plate Tropical Fish – Crafts By Amanda
Paper Plate Ocean Animals – Mas and Pas
Paper Plate Sea Turtle – Crafts on Sea
Paper Plate Fish – Natural Beach Living
Paper Plate Crab – Glued to my Crafts
Ocean Animal Crafts
Egg Carton Whale – I Heart Crafty Things
Octopus Kids Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
Goldfish Bowl – First Palette
Egg Carton Goldfish – The Craft Train
Sea Turtle Craft – The Craft Train
Ocean Animal Craft – Make Life Lovely
Paper Plate Whale – In the Playroom
Paper Plate Hermit Crab – Glued to my Crafts
Paper Plate Lobster – Craftulate
Clownfish Paper Plate – I Heart Arts n Crafts
Easy Summer Crafts for Kids
Rainbow Fish Sticky – Active Littles
Ice Cream Craft – Active Littles
Sun Craft – Active Littles
Easy Fish Craft – Active Littles
Bird Feeder – Happy Hooligans
Foam Popsicles – Active Littles
Watermelon Sponge Painting – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Squirt Gun Painting – Fireflies and Mudpies
Paperbowl Jellyfish – I Heart Crafty Things
Cardboard Ice Cream – Art Bar Blog
Ice Cream Crafts
Process Art Ice Cream – The Maternal Hobbyist
Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cone – Crafty Morning
Cupcake Liner Ice Cream – Glued to my Crafts Blog
Egg Carton Ice Cream – In the Playroom
Hand Print Ice Cream – Crafty Morning
Pom Pom Ice Cream Necklaces – Handmade Charlotte
Potato Masher Ice Cream Cone – Happy Toddler Playtime
Paper Mosaic Ice Cream – The Pinterested Parent
Popsicle Craft – Active Littles
Cotton Pad Ice Cream – Non Toy Gifts
More Easy Crafts and Activities for Summer
If you try any of these ideas out, please be sure to share in the comments below. 🙂