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! :) 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.
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
I tried this out with my girls – I mean, a fort craft is always a winner!
Get the tutorial: MPMK
DIY Wind Chime
I really love this idea – taking litter and turning it into art – what 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: LindsayandAndrew
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!