With the kids home from school over the summer, it’s a great time to do some fun crafts and activities. In fact, getting creative like that can be a great way to fight that classic summer phrase of, “Mom, I’m bored”! So, whether you need some ideas for inside on an especially hot day (or a rainy day) or you want some ideas for extra fun outdoor playtime, this list has you covered! The kids will have so much fun making these with you and then using them!Summer Crafts & Activities for Kids

  1. Make a stick bug
  2. DIY kiddie car wash
  3. Painted rock garden markers
  4. Make a bubble refill station
  5. DIY backyard fishing
  6. Paper plate tropical fish
  7. Playdough filled balloons
  8. Chalk spray
  9. Make garden stepping stones
  10. Monsters finger puppets
  11. Rainbow paver hopscotch
  12. Tin can ball toss
  13. Colored macaroni
  14. Frozen painting
  15. Water balloon pinatas

With those 15 ideas, there is a lot of fun to be had! But, getting creative kitchen can be a lot fun too. So, be sure to check out all the summer fun food ideas too! Summer Fun Foods for Kids

What kinds of summer crafts and activities do YOUR kids enjoy?


Sara Wellensiek is a mom of 3 little guys who hung up her high school biology teacher lab coat in order to spend more time at home with them. When she’s not playing dinosaurs, cars, or doing a million other “mom” things, you can find her blogging at Mom Endeavors or chatting on Twitter and Facebook.

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2 Responses to Summer fun crafts & activities for kids

  1. Thanks so much for including my paper plate tropical fish Sara!

  2. Amber Ortega says:

    Thank you for including my bubble refill station!!!

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