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Summer Crafts and Activities for Hours of FUN

Posted by  ·  June 7, 2019  ·  Last Updated: June 7, 2019

Summer break is here! You will want to have these summer craft ideas in your arsenal for every time you hear “Mom, I’m Bored”!  Here are 50 kid tested and Mom approved boredom busters sure to create hours of summer fun!

I even have a printable summer bucket list and a list of 100 summer activities for kids.
50 summer crafts and activities

Summer Crafts and Boredom Busters

Here is a long list of DIYs to do when you’re bored!  You will find art projects and craft projects that will keep kids busy this summer. Look through the list and grab some crafting supplies to keep on hand for when you hear, “I’m bored”.  They will love the summer time!

  1. Go back in time and make can phones
  2. Get sewing with these beautiful printable sewing sheets.
  3. Have some ooey gooey fun with homemade slime
  4. We love this fluffy slime.
  5. Learn about science and let your kids think you are amazing by making some oobleck
  6. Make a summer journal covered with your child’s artwork
  7. Explore underwater with a DIY aqua scope
  8. Catch butterflies with a homemade butterfly net
  9. Have fun with a bubble blower and more tips with a bubble snake.
  10. Hold a backyard regatta with these clever juice box boats
  11. Make your own dazzling Kaleidoscope
  12. Paint it up with amazing homemade puffy paint
  13. Set your back yard aglow with beautiful tin can lanterns
  14. Strike up the band with your own homemade musical instruments
  15. Make friendship bracelets for all your friends
  16. Get creative with this cute rock tutorial
  17. Tell your fortune with this printable fortune teller
  18. Make your beach towel super easy to carry to the pool by making it into a clever beach towel tote bag
  19. Make an entertaining yo yo balloon
  20. Make your own DIY Chia Pet
  21. Bring on the rain with a homemade rain stick
  22. Create a beautiful bracelet on your next nature walk
  23. Play with you food with this edible food paint
  24. Practice crochet and create a beautiful crochet mosaic
  25. Make smores on a stick
  26. Make your own scratch off paper –so cool!
  27. Make chalk paint to decorate sidewalks and patios
  28. Get creative and make your own Stepping Stones
  29. Personalize your own Yo Yo
  30. Keep in touch with friends with these homemade postcards
  31. Watch Brave and make a DIY bow and arrow
  32. Make your own beary cute softie with this printable
  33. Go on an adventure and keep your boys happy all summer with this duct tape bullwhip
  34. Marbleize Paper with this recipe
  35. Plant some fun and create a flower pot person
  36. Go outside and play catch with this DIY bleach bottle catch game!
  37. Make your own fabric scrap dolls
  38. Decorate your flip flops with this duct tape flower
  39. Stamp out boredom and make your own homemade rubber stamps
  40. Have a water fight with these summer sponge bombs
  41. Sew a simple bookmark for your favorite book
  42. Get involved with nature with DIY Birdhouse
  43. Cool off with the best ice cream sandwich recipe
  44. Make bread in a bag
  45. Make ice cream in a bag
  46. Keep kids reading by reading the book “Arnie The Doughnut” and then make felt donuts
  47. Make rock candy
  48. Guaranteed hours of fun make homemade playdough
  49. Create your very own creature!
  50. Do more than color make your own crayons in cool shapes for all sorts of fun
  51. Make your own Lemonade Stand
  52. Learn how to tie dye and turn it into a cool bag.
  53. We also love squirt gun tie-dye.
  54. Kids will love to decorate their room with a washi tape light switch cover.
  55. This crab paper plate craft is super cute.
  56. Kids will feel proud when they see their very own DIY kid created wall art hanging on the wall. These even have good reminders.
  57. Rock Painting is always hit. Remember making pet rocks?

More Crafts for Kids

Make the fun last all summer long! How about these fun summer crafts and kids activities.

If you find it too hot or rainy to be outside these indoor art and crafts projects would entertain and engage little hands for hours!

So many fun crafts to do when kids are bored! You will be able to turn off the screens and turn on creativity. You are ready for an awesome summer.

For more summer fun check out these genius summer hacks.

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  1. clicker heroes
    Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
    Amazing craft ideas!
  2. Thursday, May 30th, 2019
    when I click on the links to download the printable sewing cards, I get an error page. Please let me know if there would ge another way to download these projects
  3. Thursday, May 30th, 2019
    I get an error page when I click on the links to download the printable sewing cards
  4. Saturday, June 15th, 2013
    These are great ideas! Thank you so much :)
  5. Monday, June 10th, 2013
    These are really great ideas! Can't wait to try some of them with my niece. Thanks for the post!
  6. Kristen Dickinson
    Thursday, May 30th, 2013
    Thank you! This is the first summer I will be able to spend with my kids (5 &7) as I have recently retired from the Navy! I want this to be a summer to remember!! Thanks again!
  7. Thursday, May 30th, 2013
    What a great list! Definitely need to keep this so I have something to go to when my child and I need something to do together!