The Best Quick and Easy Crafts for Summer

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!!

The Best Quick and Easy Crafts for Summer

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!

2. Summer Book Wagon

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.

5. Make Your Own Fishing Game!

A simple game to practice hand-eye coordination and color recognition skills. Can be played indoors or out!

6. Glow in the Dark Boredom Buster

Got empty paper towel rolls?? This is one of our favorite ways to reuse them!

7. Bakery Play Mats (free printable)

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!

8. Make Simple Marshmallow Treats

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.

10. Make Your Own Sponge Blocks

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:

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