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Summer Crafts for Kids: 50 Quick & Easy Ideas!

Get a list of easy and creative summer crafts for kids that will keep them entertained for hours. Use these ideas and make them your own.


I remember summer growing up pretty clearly. Without telling you I’m old, let’s just say it was before the internet but after color television. I don’t know about you, but growing up with four brothers, my mom kicked us out of the house on most summer days. Which I totally get.

As I said, this was before the internet, so there was no way to look up summer crafts the way there is now. You had old standbys like macaroni necklaces and melty beads, but to come up with craft ideas for five kids was probably somewhat of a challenge. Especially when your littles have a ten year gap from oldest to youngest.

Now that we have technology, and great ideas are at our fingertips. If you want to keep kids busy during the summer, you have more options than just chucking them out the door (we got sent to the neighborhood pool). There are lots of summer craft for kids you can try!

If you need some great projects, I’ve compiled a list for you. You probably have supplies to make a lot of these on hand, and the range of time it takes on average for most of these is about 30 minutes to an hour. The nice thing about these ideas is that they are for a variety of levels, so whether you have a preschooler or a tween, you’ll find something on this list.

There are going to be a lot of crafts on this list that you already have the supplies for as well. For example, projects below use salt, paper towels, paper plates, egg cartons, baking soda, and more. I’m sure you kind find ways to make these ideas your own!

Scroll down and take a peek at these 50 summer craft for kids. I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve put together.

Summer Crafts for Kids

Keep your kids busy with a variety of quick and easy craft ideas. These summer arts and crafts are great for kids of all ages - from preschool to toddlers to tweens. Get 50 great projects here!

What are your favorite summer crafts for kids? I’d love for you to let me know in the comments!

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