20 Summer Crafts. Perfect for the "Un-Crafty" Mom!
If you're looking for fun and easy crafts to do with your kids this summer, here's a few great ideas! We've created quite a few of these and the results are sure to bring a smile to your their face.
Thankful. Grateful. Blessed Jar.
See how many many blessings or memorable moments your kids can collect throughout the summer! Before school starts, take turns reading your blessings out loud. Keep these for future idea writing prompts after school starts.
Rag Ribbon Flip Flops
This is a quick and easy craft for even little kids! If they are able to tie a knot they can easily help! If you use fabric, ribbons or both! Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns!
Fabric or ribbon. You will need about 25 pieces of ribbon per flip flop. Cut 6" long and 1" wide.
Tie ribbons in a knot around straps. Leave around 1 to 2 inches of the strap showing. Push ribbon forward toward the front of the flip flop. Trim edges of ribbon to the desired length.
Outdoor Mud Kitchen.
These painted rocks will offer fun imaginative play for kids while they are outside getting fresh air and soaking up the sunshine.
If you plan to keep your rocks outside and don't want to worry about them flaking paint immediately, Rock Painting 101 gives great tips for beginners!
Click the photo view the tutorial!
Fairy Garden out of Nature's Natural Material
Go exploring! Collect items from nature and stock up on glue. This doesn't have to be a rushed project. You can add to it as summer progresses. Click the photo to visit a link that is guaranteed to spark your imagination! https://www.homedit.com/magical-fairy-garden-designs/
Personalized Portrait Chia Pets
Container (clear plastic cup).
Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils
Summer Journaling For Kids
Set a side a time for Journaling together as a family. Not only does this give kids a fun way to practice writing and spelling but it offers a fun way to spend quality time together! Get creative with stickers, scrapbook paper and doodles.
Fingerprint - Thumbprint Art
Washable Ink Pad
Card Stock Paper
If you have Boys, they are sure to love this! This will be a little messy but worth it.
Different size paint brushes
Whimsy Head Wreath
Whether you find yourself in a field of dandelions or wildflowers, this is an easy craft that any little girl will fall in love with.
Faux or Real Flowers
Measure the wire to the circumstance of your child's head. Make sure the ends of the wire are wrapped so there are not sharp areas. Begin taping your flowers to the wire. Cut long pieces of florists tape and use it to add several flowers one after the other instead of using individual pieces for each flower. Your crown will be stronger and the flowers will stay in place better this way.
Pom Pom Garland
DIY POM POM MATERIALS
Pom Pom Maker or see the video below to make pom poms.
1 skein of yarn
Mandala Dotting Art
Easy How - to - Paint Dot For Beginners!
Dollar Tree has $1 Mini Canvas which would be perfect for displaying your art!
ICED Tie Dye Shirt
Two helpful links to help get you started with your colorful creations!
Easy Paper Beads
How to &
Bead Making Tools
Darling Yarn Bunnies
Aren't these adorable? I want a basket full of them!
No Sew Teepee
Create a perfect little Reading Nook in your kiddos bedroom!
How To Tutorial: http://www.fawnoverbaby.com/2013/07/diy-no-sew-teepee.html
Easy Sharpie Sneakers
Plain White Canvas Sneakers
91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
30 Scrubs that your kids can help you make!
Wooden Peg Super Hero's
If you can't find these locally, Amazon carries a variety of peg doll sizes.
Materials to Make Your Wooden Peg Dolls
Unfinished Wooden Peg Dolls (available in different sizes and shapes)
Various Acrylic Paints.
Acrylic Paint Brushes with varying tips.
Pencils for drawing.
Coffee Filter Ballerinas
Girls of all ages will love this craft!
Video How To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ-M7JcSM5s
Imagination in a Jar!
PBS Kids offers a great tutorial!
How To: https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/homemade-snow-globes