These quick and easy crafts for Summer are so much fun to make, and they will help you make the most of your time with the kids over these next couple of days! All of these use common household items you probably already have on-hand, and they are simple to set up. Yay for simple and fun activities for the kids!!
Here are 10 of our favorite quick and easy crafts for Summer:
1. DIY Toy Boat
Made with just a few simple materials, these toy boats are great for racing in the creek, lake, bathtub, pool, or water table!
A wonderful way to encourage Summer reading and enjoy a change of scenery too.
3. S’mores Making Kit (free printable)
The kids can put together some s’mores making kits to give to their friends. Our free printable labels make it easy!
4. Build a Fort
One of our favorite ways to spend a lazy Summer afternoon.
A simple game to practice hand-eye coordination and color recognition skills. Can be played indoors or out!
Got empty paper towel rolls?? This is one of our favorite ways to reuse them!
Break out the play dough, or place the play mats inside clear sheet protectors and draw on top with wipe off crayons for hours of fun!
I love how EASY these marshmallow treats are to make!
9. Make Mini Sketchbooks from a Sheet of Paper (video tutorial)
These mini sketchbooks only take a minute to make, and are great for filling with hand-drawn comics, drawings, or stories.
These sponge blocks are great for kids to build with and they are perfect for a simple “quiet time” activity.
More Quick and Easy Summer Fun:
- Tips to Slow Down and Savor Summer
- 5 Amazing Hikes to Take with Kids
- DIY Flip Flop Craft
- How to Make Summer Smoothies
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