40+ Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

46 summer craft ideas for kids 1We have struck on the mid-summer lull. Here in the midwest, we are still waiting for the 80-degree days to stick around long enough to grab a suntan.

Younger children have day camp or special interest camps because of their favorite sports to look forward to, while their parents set up play dates and pool parties.I recall when the summer got downright dull due to the shortage of activities

I had planned to get a summer break. My mother would yell at us to turn off the TV and play outdoors. Into my teenage years, summer break got enjoyable with friends to hang out with, preferably those with automobiles

But between those day camp years and the free-flying teen years, many parents may be wondering about things for tweens to perform during the summer break.

Generally, tweens are between grade school and high school – old for some ideas and too young for others.

Here are some ideas for summer crafts for your tweens, whether they are babysitting the neighborhood children or having a fun day to themselves. You should never run out of things for tweens to perform during the summer break!

1. Get artistic with your summertime journal – decorate the cover with beads and fabrics – and take notes in style as you sit on the shore writing about life lessons learned the hard way.

2. Produce a summertime fun scrapbook page that documents your family vacation and fun hangouts with friends.

Can it be the old-fashioned manner with magazine cut-outs and markers, so you don’t need to lose a ton of money on scrapbooking supplies!

3. For the crochet-crowd out there, make your summer tote bag using a free crochet pattern you can find online at Favecrafts


4. What woman doesn’t love it?

Pick up some beads and appropriate sterling silver wires in the local craft shop and have a ball creating your bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

5. Recycled aluminum coffee cans can be used and decorated to your next significant barbecue in the home.

Covering the boxes with a cloth will transform the aluminum into fancy silverware and napkin holders to the outdoors.

6. If you are a gardening family, have your tweens create garden animals using clay pots.

A fun little turtle carries three different sized containers stacked on top of each other. Paint it green and decorate it to be the cute little garden creature it is.

7. Consider making your beeswax candles by purchasing beeswax honeycomb texture sheets; in the craft shop along with several inches of the wick.

8. If your tweens are babysitting, have them produce beverage coasters using old bottle caps; and gluing them to pieces of foam.

9. Scour the home for jewelry, using funky shapes and dimensions, see what you can make using the things you’ve found.

Consider taking some of it and creating new and improved bits!

10. Lastly, your children are entering a new phase in their lives, whether they are 10, 11, 12, or even 13.

So now could be an excellent time to make an inspiration journal; which compiles things they’re interested in and things that inspire them. Go through magazines; and be creative with it it’ll be a fun souvenir to return on!