Here are 10 great summer crafts that will keep your kiddo happy all afternoon. Or at least for an hour, which honestly is all we need sometimes! ūüôā The great thing is they’ll be creating fun crafts with bits and pieces of¬†materials that we would¬†have thrown away – but now – can happily repurpose. How clever is that?!

I hope you find some inspiration here to create a simple but super-fun afternoon together.


Bubble Snakes

This is my daughter playing with a craft that I put together for her birthday. The kids went pretty much insane over it and played for hours!! Easiest birthday ever.
Get the tutorial: Little Green Dot


Kitchen Roll Kaleidoscope

This looks like¬†a good lazy¬†afternoon activity…¬†for¬†the family to¬†just sit around,¬†happily construct and play.
Get the tutorial: Kitchen Roll Kaleidoscope


Newspaper Fort

I tried this out with my girls РI mean, a fort craft is always a winner!
Get the tutorial:  MPMK


DIY Wind Chime

I really love this idea Рtaking litter and turning it into art Рwhat a great thing to do with our kids!
Get the Tutorial: Handmade Charlotte


Recycled Bottle Bowling

Perfect for outdoor fun!
Get the tutorial: Moon Frye


Tin Can Monster Feet

Did you makes these when you were a kid? I remember loving this!  I reckon every kid need to experience this one!
Get the tutorial:
 The Allison Show

Pom Pom Shooters

This one takes a minute to make and your kiddo will be happy for the next hour! I’m speaking from experience – you’ll love this one!¬†
Get the tutorial:


Jellyfish in a Bottle

I recently did a similar craft – a bottle lava lamp – and the girls loved it. ¬†I’m thinking this one would be great fun too!
Get the tutorial:¬†Bhoomplay’s Blog


Floating Ball Activity

Another simple craft that makes for lots of fun!
Get the tutorial: All for the Boys 


Ice Cube Race

A perfect activity for hot days!
Get the Tutorial: Lemon Lime Adventures

PS:¬†If you haven’t yet, check out our¬†Eco-Craft Box¬†for ideas on how to¬†store craft¬†materials and have them ready-to-go,¬†when inspiration (or necessity) strikes!

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