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17 Great Summer Crafts for Kids

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Need some inspiration to keep little hands busy this summer? You’re sure to create wonderful memories with these awesome summer crafts for kids!

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Go nautical with the upcycled boat and ice cube sailboats. Enjoy wildlife with the homemade bird feeder, ladybug sun catchers and swirling, twirling ladybugs. Get messy outside with squirt gun painting, DIY giant bubbles, chalk rockets, TP flower stamps and rainbow flowerpots. Encourage imagination and creativity with ideas like Sharpie dye tee-shirts, rock monster magnets, watermelon puffy paint, marbled paper plate butterflies and paper pinwheels.

No matter what summer craft idea you choose first, the kids—and you—are sure to have a great time!

Upcycled Boat

1. Upcycled Boat :: Nalle’s House

Homemade Bird Feeder

2. Homemade Bird Feeder :: Mommy Gaga

Squirt Gun Painting

3. Squirt Gun Painting :: Fireflies & Mud Pies

Sharpie Dye Tee Shirts

4. Sharpie Dye Tee Shirts :: Babble Dabble Doo

Giant Paper Popsicle Craft

5. Giant Paper Popsicle Craft :: Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Watermelon Puffy Paint

6.  Watermelon Puffy Paint :: Crafty Morning

How to Make Giant Bubbles {DIY Bubbles Recipe}

7. How to Make Giant Bubbles {DIY Bubbles Recipe} :: Spaceships and Laser Beams

Chalk Rockets

8. Chalk Rockets :: Growing a Jeweled Rose

Egg Carton Mini Copters

9. Egg Carton Mini ‘Copters :: The Craft Train

Marbled Paper Plate Butterflies

10. Marbled Paper Plate Butterflies :: Artful Parent

Tin Can Windsocks

11. Tin Can Windsocks :: The Wilson World inspired by Stephanie Lynn

Swirling Twirling Ladybugs

12. Swirling Twirling Ladybugs :: Crafts by Amanda

Ice Cube Sailboats

13. Ice Cube Sailboats :: She Knows

Sunshine & Rainbows Paper Plate Craft

14. Sunshine & Rainbows Paper Plate Craft :: A Little Delightful

Rainbow Flower Pot

15. Rainbow Flower Pot :: Dilly-Dalli Art

Paper Pinwheels

16. Paper Pinwheels :: Paper Source

TP Flower Stamps

17. TP Flower Stamps :: Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.