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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!

Materials

  • Flip Flops

  • Ruller

  • 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

Materials

  • Container (clear plastic cup).

  • Potting Soil

  • Seeds

  • Computer Paper

  • Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils

  • Lamination sheets.


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

Materials

  • Pen

  • Washable Ink Pad

  • Card Stock Paper


Stick Monsters

If you have Boys, they are sure to love this! This will be a little messy but worth it.


Materials

  • Craft paint

  • 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.


Materials

  • Floral Wire

  • Floral Tape

  • 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

Mandala Dotting Art

Easy How - to - Paint Dot For Beginners!

Dollar Tree has $1 Mini Canvas which would be perfect for displaying your art!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1BaKr_5jm4


ICED Tie Dye Shirt

How To: https://www.brepea.com/pop-art-ice-tie-dye-technique-t-shirt/

Patterns: https://www.favecrafts.com/Tie-Dye/Tie-Dye-Techniques-and-Patterns

Two helpful links to help get you started with your colorful creations!



Easy Paper Beads

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/how-to-make-paper-beads-4045300

How to &

Bead Making Tools

https://www.amazon.com/Anndason-Quilling-Tools-Different-Slotted/dp/B072JFPRR5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=paper+bead+making+tool&qid=1590441149&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1


Darling Yarn Bunnies

Aren't these adorable? I want a basket full of them!

How To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SYah_HExtg



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

Easy How To: https://www.thecraftpatchblog.com/sharpie-tie-dye-sneakers/

Materials

  • Plain White Canvas Sneakers

  • Sharpie Markers

  • 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol

  • Medicine Dropper


Body Scrubs

30 Scrubs that your kids can help you make!

https://aspectacledowl.com/30-homemade-body-scrubs/


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.

  • Spray Sealer.

Coffee Filter Ballerinas

Girls of all ages will love this craft!

Video How To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ-M7JcSM5s


Glitter Globes

Imagination in a Jar!

PBS Kids offers a great tutorial!

How To: https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/homemade-snow-globes

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