16 Simple Summer Projects for Kids
Now that summer is in full swing we are bringing you 16 simple summer projects for kids. Most of these projects can be done in just a few steps. Save these projects for a rainy day and you will have something to do with your kids all summer long.
All of these projects have been done by different bloggers. Please take time to check out their blog posts too which will explain how to do the projects in depth. Here, we have really simplified the steps to give you an overall explanation of how to complete each craft.
For even more summer fun, check out this blog post on 31 days of summer crafts and holidays.
In general for most of these crafts you are going to need:
There are other supplies needed for some of the projects, but the supplies listed above you will use over and over. Let’s dive in!
16 Simple Summer Projects for Kids:
Take 7 popsicle sticks and paint each one a different color of the rainbow. Glue them all together, add googly eyes and a string.
Take a clothes pin and glue craft gems to it. Add a puffy head with googly eyes. Then take pipe cleaners and shape into wings for the sides!
Trace your kiddos hand and cut out. Cut out a rooster head, beak, legs, and wings. Glue them all together!
Decorate a piece of construction paper, cut slits in each corner. Fold slits into windmill shape and glue to a stick.
Take a few different pool noodles, cut them into small pieces. Decorate them with big and small googly eyes and pipe cleaners to make little monsters.
Create a sailboat scene using construction paper and sand.
Add water and paint to a squirt gun. Setup some paper and let’s your kids go at it.
Get a big white beach towel and use masking tape to create your name. Then take a Tye Dye spray kit and spray all over the towel. Remove the tape. Viola!
Take coffee filters and color all over them with markers. Spray some water on them to let them bleed a little bit. Use a clothes pin to pin the middle together and use pipe cleaners as antennas.
Take a red paper plate, fold in half and glue shut. Add construction paper legs, claws, and googly eyes!
Dip bubble wrap in different colors of paint. Then take a white paper plate and press the bubble wrap onto the plate. Add a popsicle stick and construction paper leaves for the stem.
Layer popsicle sticks on top of eachother in a square shape. Glue them together. Add string to make it hang and bird seed.
Take penne pasta, paint them however you would like. String them through some yarn. Tie off and wear as a necklace.
Cut out shapes of popsicles with different color construction paper. Decorate with glitter. Add a popsicle stick.
Take a toilet paper roll and decorate it with blue paint and clouds. Add rainbow color tissue paper stripes and glue to the inside of the toilet paper roll.
Take a small planter and turn it upside down. Paint a fairy house on the side with windows and a door.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post on 16 simple summer projects for kids. Happy Summer and happy crafting!!