Summer Crafts

Need a rainy day activity idea or some summer crafts for the kids to make at summer camp (or at home). We have some of the best summer arts and crafts ideas to share with you to keep your kids entertained.

We hope you will add many to your child’s summer wish list.


From water feature ideas to making summer paper plates crafts with your kids, we’re sure you’ll find just the summer activity you need (for all ages too).

Cool off with sponge sailboats


We think this is the best project to do with your kids this summer because not only is it fun to make but also fun to play with. And since these work best when they’re in the water, they’re also a great cool-down activity.

Watch the tutorial to craft these sailboats

big mouth fish


Funny boredom buster for kids. Ask them to draw themselves or print out the handy template from our website.

Get the print version here.

paint with ice


Time to get artistic and paint with ice cream! Perfect summer art activity to cool down.

See how to prepare enamel paints

Shell Creations


If you brought home a shell from vacation or have some at home, why not turn them into cute creations like this turtle?

See how we made our turtle shell

Summer Agamograph for rainy days


We’re crazy about agamographs here – drawing your own is a great artistic activity. Won’t you draw yours? Take our template, print it out, color it in and enjoy.

Get the Summer Agamograph model

Rainbow Fish Paper Plates – Easy summer crafts for kindergarten


This one is so colorful (and cool). Because this summery paper plate craft requires some fine motor skills, it’s perfect for preschool.

Check out the step-by-step instructions to make a paper plate with fish.

Origami Paper Boat – Must Do Summer Crafts


This is one of the coolest summer activities for kids because not only are they fun, they float on the water (for a while). Each origami makes a great home or classroom craft project.

Learn how to make a paper boat.

Origami Fish


If your kids are just starting out with origami, why not let them make this origami fist (it’s easy enough for preschoolers to handle)

Learn how to fold a simple origami fish.

Paper octopus


Sea creatures are a great theme to plan your craft lessons with.

Make this 3D paper octopus

Lighthouse Canvas Print


Mix and match arts and crafts with this wonderful lighthouse art idea.

See how we made ours

Lice hunting shark


If your children have not learned how to make fortune tellers This summer, however, they should because they’re super fun. And you can even turn them into fun little critters.

Print our Shark Cootie Catcher paper toy.

Another fun shark activity.


These silly dolls were a big hit in preschool and kindergarten classes.

Take your model and have fun

Octopus Emotion


This project is fun and can also be used as a teaching tool to talk about emotions with children.

look how we did it

learn to draw


Summer is the best time of year to learn new skills, e.g learn to draw

Check out more summer crafts for kids


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