Summer is such a fun time for the whole family and its a great time of the year for crafts too! We've got plenty of summer crafts for kids of all ages that you'll enjoy doing with your little ones. We have some toddler summer crafts as well as some for older children. We've got plenty of ideas including sun crafts, ice cream cone crafts, beach crafts and many more so just take a look below and start crafting with your kids.

Beach Door Hanger Craft

Beach Door Hanger Craft

This beach door hanger makes a great kids summer craft for slightly older children. They will love painting the individual pieces and adding the cool touches of glitter and sand to this unique craft.

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Beach Frame Craft

Beach Frame Craft

This beach picture frame is a fun summer craft that makes a great keepsake. All you need is a basic wooden frame to start with and then some paint and some sand from the beach if you have it.

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Beaded Starfish Craft

Beaded Starfish Craft

This fun beaded starfish craft is a nice activity to do in the summer or when learning about the ocean. It is an easy project that requires just a few materials and takes little time. These starfish look great over an ocean bulletin board if making them at a daycare or camp.

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Bottle Cap Fish Craft

Bottle Cap Fish Craft

This fun bottle cap fish craft is fun to make in the summer, when learning about the ocean or when reviewing shapes or colors. The fish are made from bottle caps and foam. After adding painted fish bubbles, tissue paper seaweed and paper ocean creatures, you have a pretty underwater scene!

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Bottle Cap Scene Craft

Bottle Cap Scene Craft

By using clean, used bottlecaps, tissue paper, foam and cardboard, children can create a lovely outdoor scene. This activity can be done in little time and can be used when reviewing colors.

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Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft

Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft

Bubble wrap, paint and our provided template make it easy to put together this cute summer kids craft. The bubble wrap is a wonderful stamp that gives the beehive a fun look. The addition of fingerprint bees makes this summer craft even better.

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Butterfly Net Craft

Butterfly Net Craft

Recycle a plastic grocery bag and a metal hanger to make a butterfly net. Once you're done, head to the back yard to catch your first creatures. Make sure to be gentle with them and always let them go after you check them out. Because this craft uses a hanger, it is better suited for older children.

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CD Fish Craft

CD Fish Craft

This fun cd fish craft is made from an old cd and blue cellophane. It is a great craft to make in the summer or when learning about the ocean. If making at a school or camp, you can create a large ocean scene and add a whole school of fish!

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colorful jellyfish craft

Colorful Jellyfish Craft

Children will love making this colorful jellyfish craft. The best part, it requires no paint so if you’ve been on the hunt for a fun summer craft that doesn’t make a lot of mess, this jellyfish craft is perfect!  Source: iheartcraftythings.com

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Craft Foam Beach Scene

Craft Foam Beach Scene

Have fun cutting out and putting together this cool beach scene craft. The pieces are made from craft foam and you can use our printable template to cut out all the pieces. Then kids can put the pieces together and add some creative finishing touches.

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Daisy Pedal Math Craft

Daisy Pedal Math Craft

If you're looking for a spring craft where kids can also get some math out of it then you've come to the right place. This is educational and crafty all in one!

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Egg Carton Flowers Craft

Egg Carton Flowers Craft

A beautiful bouquet for flowers that bloom all year long! Make these pretty flowers from an egg carton and a few other basic materials. This is sure to be a hit with all the kids during summer.

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Firefly Craft that Glows

Firefly Craft that Glows

Check out this fun glow in the dark firefly craft! Kids are sure to love the end result of this one and they will love the process of making it too. When you are done, take it into a dark room and watch it glow just like a real firefly.

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Flip Flops Craft

Flip Flops Craft

Nothing says summer like a pair of flip flops! This cute flip flop craft is made from construction paper, buttons, stickers and bows. It is an adorable craft to make in the summer.

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Floating Boat Craft

Floating Boat Craft

Spend a few hours floating this whimsical boat down a stream, in your pool, or even in your bathtub! This is the perfect craft to keep your young sailor busy with easy to follow instructions and simple to find materials.

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Flower Magnets Craft

Flower Magnets Craft

Our flower magnets craft is a great spring kids craft. Use our template to make a whole bouquet of flowers for your children to decorate with sequins, their names, glitter, stickers and more. Attach magnets to the backs of their craft foam creations and you have a great homemade spring decoration to keep or to give as gifts.

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Great Swimmer Certificate

Great Swimmer Certificate

Ok, so not so much a craft for kids to make - but it's to give to a child that is doing well learning to swim. This printable "Great Swimmer" certificate is perfect to for a child that is learning to swim and is doing well. We made this and gave to our daughter the first time she swam on her own and she was so proud to receive it!

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Handprint Fish Craft

Handprint Fish Craft

This colorful fish craft is fun to make in the summer. Children paint their hands orange to create the body and use a black marker to color stripes. It is an easy project that only requires a few materials. Make it a two day project in since the paint will need to dry.

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Handprint Hermit Crab Craft

Handprint Hermit Crab Craft

This handprint hermit crab craft is perfect during the summer season and fits with any beach themed activities. Kids will love making their handprint and using fuzzy pipe cleaner for the antennas. Children will also enjoy ripping up the tissue paper for the hermit crab shell.

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Handprint Sun Craft

Handprint Sun Craft

Decorate your window with our handprint sun craft. Turn a paper plate into a sun using yellow paint and your child's handprints. This is a simple summer craft that even a very, very young child could do with a little help.

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Ice Cream Cone Craft

Ice Cream Cone Craft

Summer is the time for ice cream! This yummy ice cream cone craft is fun to make on a hot summer day. It is an easy project that requires just a few materials and just a little time.

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Ladybug painted rocks

Ladybug Painted Rocks

Check out these adorable ladybug painted rocks, which you can keep outside in your garden. These are super cute garden rocks that you’ll be able to leave outside in the elements. Source: craftsbyamanda.com

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Letter C Crab Craft

Letter C Crab Craft

C is for crab and our easy letter craft gives you all the steps to create a crab from the letter C itself. Use our provided template, a little glue and a couple googly eyes to create your very own crab craft.

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Letter V Vase Craft

Letter V Vase Craft

V is for vase and violets too and this fun alphabet craft has both. Turn the letter V into a beautiful vase by adding flowers to it. This Letter V vase is perfect for young crafters learning their alphabet letters.

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No-Bake, Summer Birthday Cake

No-Bake, Summer Birthday Cake

Looking for a creative and easy birthday gift? The Easy-to-Make, No-Bake, Summer Birthday Cake will be a delight for your child to make and a memorable gift for the birthday child. This fun craft includes instructions for making a fun miniature cake and card!

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Ocean Flower Pot Craft

Ocean Flower Pot Craft

This is a fun summer craft that you can do with your children. Make this ocean flower pot with a basic pot, some paint, seashells (or dyed pasta) and some sand from the beach!

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Ocean Scene Craft

Ocean Scene Craft

This cute 3D ocean scene is a great craft to do when studying about the ocean or a day after coming home from the beach. Kids create an ocean scene by gluing sand and shells to a cardboard box, placing fish stickers in it and covering it with blue cellophane wrap.

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Ocean in a Bottle Craft

Ocean in a Bottle Craft

Looking to take a break from the heat this summer? Allow young children to use their creativity to make their own undersea adventure. Kids of all ages will love to explore their Ocean-in-a-Bottle, watching fish bob and swim with every shake of the jar.

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Palm Tree Craft

Palm Tree Craft

Take some used paper rolls and cut them up into smaller pieces to make this cool palm tree craft. Use our printable craft template to make the leaves to top off this fun summer craft.

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Paper Ice Cream Cone Craft

Paper Ice Cream Cone Craft

What's better on a hot summer day than cold ice cream? This cute summer craft for kids is very simple and a lot of fun to make. Let your kids color their own ice cream flavors and then assemble this cute ice cream craft complete with either real or paper sprinkles.

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Paper Ice Cream Cone Craft

Paper Ice Cream Cone Craft

Check out this fun and simple kids summer craft. All kids like ice cream cones and this kids craft is sure to be a hit! Just use a small pot, some paint, glue and pom-poms to fill in the cone.

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Paper Plate Fish Craft

Paper Plate Fish Craft

If you want a nice easy summer craft that you can do with very young children, this paper plate fish is a great one. Our 2 year old daughter had a fun time painting this one and helping us put it together. Slightly older kids can do the cutting and gluing as well.

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Paper Plate Pirate Craft

Paper Plate Pirate Craft

This paper plate pirate craft is a fun summer activity. Children decorate a paper plate to make this friendly pirate. It is a perfect craft for a camp or school doing a pirate themed week!

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Paper Plate Sun Craft

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Have fun making this paper plate sun craft which is a great summer craft for kids. With a paper plate, some paint and some construction paper, children can have some fun making this cool summertime sun!

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Personalized Beach Bag

Personalized Beach Bag

Try out this fun craft with your kids during summer time and end up with a very useful beach bag. Children will enjoy this summer craft and it works with a variety of age groups. The younger the kids, the more "abstract" the final result may be, but all kids seem to like this one during summer.

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Picnic Clips Craft

Picnic Clips Craft

Solve the problem of constantly chasing your plates, napkins, and tablecloth on windy summer days. Children can turn simple rocks into works of art, using their imagination to paint various flowers and bugs and create these Summer Picnic Clips!

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Pinecone Pineapple craft

Pinecone Pineapple

Here’s a great summer project that will take your kids outside on a hunt, then spend the a crafternoon making fun pinecone pineapples. Source: tiffanystidings.com

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Popsicle Craft

Popsicle Craft

Summer is the best time for cold treats and this colorful popsicle craft is cool to make on a hot day. Children use paper, gems and a popsicle stick to create this fun summer craft.

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Popsicle Matching Game

Popsicle Matching Game

Learning with popsicles - what could be better! All you need are a few popsicle sticks, construction paper and our free template to complete this fun summer craft. Play a matching game or memory game and customize it to the skill set of your child. This summer craft for kids is a simple way to make learning fun.

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popsicle stick smores craft

Popsicle Stick Smores Craft

It’s a simple kid craft idea that is perfect for the upcoming camping and summer season. Everyone LOVES s’mores so without a doubt – they going to love this easy DIY pretend piece idea as well! Source: gluedtomycraftsblog.com

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Sand Paper Castle Craft

Sand Paper Castle Craft

Our sandpaper sandcastle craft is a fun craft for kids that is full of shapes and new textures. Young children will enjoy feeling the rough texture of the sandpaper, while older children will enjoy working with a new, slightly different craft material. This is a fun summer craft that your kids will love.

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Styrofoam Crab Craft

Styrofoam Crab Craft

This styrofoam crab craft is a great summer project and decoration that you can make with your kids. Transform styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners and paint into an incredibly cute crab! This project uses materials with great textures and encourages your children to be creative and use materials in different ways.

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Summer Beach Shaker Bottle Craft

Summer Beach Shaker Bottle Craft

Recycle a used water bottle into a fun beach themed shaker in this summer craft. This is a fun craft to do with children in the summer season. We made this summer craft with our 4 year old and it makes a fun toy to play with in the end.

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Summer Beaded Flower Bracelet

Summer Beaded Flower Bracelet

Entertain your daughter on a rainy, summer afternoon with this beautiful Beaded Flower Bracelet. Easy to make and fun to wear, girls will delight in beading small, brightly colored beads in a unique design.

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Summer Glow Lantern Craft

Summer Glow Lantern Craft

Light up the night with this beautiful lantern. Children of all ages will have fun creating their custom lanterns from a glass jar, tissue paper, and markers. Watch in delight as night falls and children see their lanterns brighten up a dark window or an outdoor patio.

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Sun Catcher Craft

Sun Catcher Craft

Use our free template, some contact paper and tissue paper to create a very cute sun shaped sun catcher craft! This cute summer craft is easy enough for very young children to do as the contact paper takes away the messy glue factor.

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Sunflower Craft

Sunflower Craft

Sunflowers that reach into the sky are one of our favorite parts of summer. So what could be a better craft than a sunflower craft made with real sunflower seeds. This is a simple summer craft for kids that makes a wonderful decoration as well.

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Tissue Paper Fish Craft

Tissue Paper Fish Craft

We really liked this fish craft and it was perfect for summertime. The contact paper is the key to making this craft "toddler friendly" - no messy glue to contend with and it's easy for them to add the tissue paper all by themselves. The tissue paper makes the craft fun for small kids and the project has a great stained glass effect in the sunlight.

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Watermelon Craft

Watermelon Craft

No summer picnic is complete without a big slice of watermelon! This cute paper watermelon craft is a fun, simple summer craft that even a younger child could do. Our provided template makes this summer craft even easier to do.

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Wrapper Flowers Craft

Wrapper Flowers Craft

Help your kids make a garden of flowers out of construction paper and cupcake wrappers. This is a fun craft using new materials for kids which helps to keep their attention and inspire their imaginations. Use wrappers of all different shapes and colors to make each garden unique.

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