25 Kids Crafts for Those “I’m Bored” Summer Days

Summer Crafts for Kids

Both kids are out of school for the summer and it’s the first time I’ve had them both home all day. And while I love summer and all of the fun adventures we get to have, I still need to work during the day. So I’ve checked out a few of my favorite crafts from some awesome sites and am going to start setting up crafting kits for the kids on the weekend so they have 2-3 crafts to do during the week. These summer crafts for kids are great for all ages and you can make them with your child or let your child do it themselves with some guidance.

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25 Summer Crafts for Kids

  1. Airplane Clothespin Craft – DIY Inspired
  2. Hand Puppet Paper Craft – DIY Inspired
  3. Recycled Paper Dolls – DIY Inspired
  4. Perry the Platypus (Phineas & Ferb) Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
  5. Robot Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
  6. Yoda Paper Bag Craft – Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
  7. How to Make Pipe Cleaner Flowers – Life With Lovebugs
  8. 4 Simple Ways to Make Yarn Pom Poms – Life With Lovebugs
  9. Bottle Cap Bug Magnets – Quirky Inspired
  10. Make a Floating Pirate Ship (Out of Recyclables) – Milk and Cuddles
  11. Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial – One Creative Mommy
  12. Pet Rock Tic Tac Toe – One Creative Mommy
  13. Epsom Salt Painting – One Creative Mommy
  14. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe – Passion for Savings
  15. Washable Chalk Paint for Kids – Passion for Savings
  16. Birdhouse Crafts for Kids – Craft Create Cook
  17. Upcycled K-Cup Turtle Craft – Craft Create Cook
  18. Sand Cast Starfish – Crafts by Amanda
  19. Rainbow Jellyfish Craft – Crafts by Amanda
  20. Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars – Crafts by Amanda
  21. DIY Cat Bookmarks (Made from Paint Chips) – DIY Candy
  22. Paper Plate Summer Ocean Craft – JDaniel4’s Mom
  23. Paper Straw Bracelets – Kids Activities Blog
  24. How to Make a Pyramid Kite – Kids Activities Blog
  25. Cardboard Tube Pirate Craft – Kids Activities Blog

Summer Crafts for Kids toilet roll crafts

What activities do you have planned this summer?

Looking for more great activities? Check these out! 

DIY Dinosaur Toothbrush - a simple upcycled project to make teeth brushing fun
DIY Dinosaur Toothbrush

potato stamps cut out details
DIY Potato Stamps

DIY Milk Carton Bird Feeder - a quick and easy DIY project for kids
DIY Milk Carton Bird Feeder

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  1. These are great! My 3-year olds would love the paper straw bracelets. And with a family of 6 we definitely go through enough TP to make binoculars too! Pinning for later 🙂

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