27 More Kids Crafts and DIY Projects For Summer!

27 More Kids Crafts and DIY Projects For Summer!

Looking for ways to keep your children entertained during summer break? Hello Creative Family pulled together 27 of the best kids crafts and DIY projects that are guaranteed to have your kids using their creativity and imagination this summer!

Hello friends! Today marks the first day of summer break here in Vancouver. I think that Vancouver has one of the latest summer breaks in all of North America, so chances are if you have school aged kids, they have started summer break too. If you are anything like me, summer break comes with equal parts excitement and being terrified! I’m super excited to take some time off, spend time out in the sunshine and enjoy the company of my kids. I’m terrified because I have part time daycare this summer, I wonder how I’m going to get it all done and I’m just waiting for the “I’m bored! What can I do?” to begin. 

I have a standard response to “I’m bored.” If my kids ever speak those words, I respond with “Only boring people get bored. You are a creative person. The possibilities for entertainment are endless!” 

This morning I set Bean up with a summer journal, her sketchbook and a math curriculum book (yes, us creatives have to keep our left brain active too!) I’ve challenged her to write in her journal, draw in her sketchbook, and do two pages of math each day. I told her that when it comes to her drawing and writing, not to overthink it…. just do it. Getting in the habit of having a creative outlet is the first step in being creative.

Looking for tons of great kids craft ideas to keep children busy over summer break Here is a great list of kid's projects from some of the best craft bloggers around!

Last summer I shared 27 Kids Crafts To Keep Kids Busy During Summer Break. Today, the first day of Summer Break 2016, it seemed only appropriate to share 27 more kids crafts for summer. Check both posts out and you’ll have more than enough ideas to keep your kids busy all 54 days of summer break (who’s counting???)

Read on for 27 of my favorite kids crafts and DIY projects for summer that are guaranteed to have your kids using their creativity and imagination all summer long!

27 More Kids Crafts For Summer

Matryoshka Doll Lacing Card Printable from Hello Wonderful

Matryoshka Doll Lacing Card Printable from Hello Wonderful

DIY Hand Painted Alphabet Rocks from Balancing Home

DIY Hand Painted Alphabet Rocks from Balancing Home

DIY Water Color Painted Fans from Pink Stripey Socks

DIY Water Color Painted Fans from Pink Stripey Socks

Kids DIY String Art from Hello Wonderful

Kids DIY String Art from Hello Wonderful

Comic Book Picture Frame from DIY Candy

DIY Comic Book Picture Frame from DIY Candy

Origami Mermaid Instructions from Pink Stripey Socks

Origami Mermaid Instructions from Pink Stripey Socks 

DIY Lightup Fireflies Made Using Plastic Easter Eggs from Apartment Therapy

DIY Lightup Fireflies Made Using Plastic Easter Eggs from Apartment Therapy

Make Your Own Contact Paper Stickers from Artful Parent

Make Your Own Contact Paper Stickers from The Artful Parent

Melted Crayon Butterflies from Art Bar Blog

Melted Crayon Butterflies from Art Bar Blog

Cardboard Box Gas Pump and Car from Craigslist Dad

Cardboard Box Gas Pump and Car from Craigslist Dad

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

Easy fabric and hair elastic bookmarks from Hello Creative Family

Light Saber Pool Noodles from Kids Activities Blog

Light Saber Pool Noodles from Kids Activities Blog

DIY Felt Ice Cream Hair Elastics from Willow Day

DIY Felt Ice Cream Hair Elastics from Willowday

Washi Tape City from Le Jardin de Juliette

Washi Tape City from Le Jardin de Juliette

Bubble Painting from Melissa and Doug

Bubble Painting from Melissa and Doug DIY Lava Lamp from S.L. Smith Photography

DIY Lava Lamp from S.L. Smith Photography

DIY Cardboard Box TV from Petite and Small

DIY Cardboard Box TV from Petite and Small

Crayon Transfer Drawings from Craft Whack

Crayon Transfer Drawings from Craft Whack

Cardboard Box Playhouse from A Beautiful Mess

Cardboard Box Playhouse from A Beautiful Mess

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones from Crafty Morning

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones from Crafty Morning

DIY Unicorn Coloring Tshirt from Artsy Fartsy Mama

DIY Unicorn Coloring Tshirt from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Firework Salt Painting from Busy Mommy Media

Firework Salt Painting from Busy Mommy Media

Star Wars Terrariums from GeekTak

Star Wars Terrariums from GeekTak 

DIY Rocket Jetpack from Sewing In No Mans Land

DIY Rocket Jetpack from Sewing In No Mans Land

Washi Tape Mural from Pop Sugar

Washi Tape Mural from Pop Sugar

DIY Water Spray Table using plastic storage bin and piping from Sew Creative 3

DIY Water Spray Table from Hello Creative Family

Cardboard Tube Space Shuttle from A Little Pinch Of Perfect

Cardboard Tube Space Shuttle from A Little Pinch Of Perfect

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Looking for ways to keep your children entertained during summer break? Hello Creative Family pulled together 27 of the best kids crafts and DIY projects that are guaranteed to have your kids using their creativity and imagination this summer!

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Tell me… What’s your favorite way to keep your kiddos occupied in the summer?



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'27 More Kids Crafts and DIY Projects For Summer!' have 4 comments

  1. May 7, 2017 @ 11:04 pm Keri Lynn Snyder - 50 Summer Activities for Kids + Free Printable - Keri Lynn Snyder

    […] 12. Make a catapult. 13. Create mini lanterns. 14. Camp inside. 15. Make popsicle. 16. Make rockets. 17. Color a Lego person. 18. Make popsicle tents. 19. Play with straw rockets. 20. Create bug […]

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  2. May 9, 2017 @ 10:07 am 27 Kids Crafts to Keep Children Busy Through Summer Break - Hello Creative Family

    […] PS. Want even more ideas? Check out our 27 More Kids Crafts and DIY’s For Summer!  […]

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  3. June 15, 2017 @ 10:52 am Lori Morton

    My goodness!! What a delightful assortment of fun things to do with the grankiddo’s this Summer!! Thank you so much for gathering them for us!! :)

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