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If you’re looking for Summer crafts and activities, then you’ve come to the right place! 

Today we are sharing a HUGE collection of Summer-themed crafts, games, art projects, STEM activities, and play ideas for kids of all ages.

There are SO MANY fun things to do in this collection that we think you’re going to be busy for a while.

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Summer crafts for kids – over 80 awesome crafts, art projects, messy play ideas, experiments, fabric art, printables, DIY toys and more

Summer is all about sunshine, water, campfires, ice cream, and the beach. Preferably eating ice cream whilst at the beach!

It’s also that time of year when you can encourage kids to get outdoors and collect natural materials to craft with, search for insects in the garden and engage in messy, fun activities (that aren’t so fun for parents when you set them up indoors!).

I know I always plan to do way more than I actually get around to doing with my kids over Summer which is why I’ve created this bucket list.

It’s been created to help you get organised and plan some fun things to do during the warm weather. There are also ideas for indoor days when it’s too hot or wet to go outside. In total there are over 70 crafts and activities both from our own archives and bloggers around the world so you’re sure to find something to suit your child’s interests and age level.

Summer crafts for kids – tie-dye ideas

Summer dye ideas

paper plate crafts for summer

Paper plate summer crafts

Summer STEM crafts for kids

Summer STEM ideas

watermelon summer crafts for kids

Watermelon crafts and activities


summer crafts that light up

Camping and firefly crafts for kids

nature crafts for Summer

Summer nature crafts

Summer ice cream crafts for kids

Ice cream crafts and activities

Summer crafts for kids – fish crafts

Fish crafts and activities

summer ocean animal crafts

Ocean animal Summer crafts

Sand crafts and activities, perfect for Summer

Sand activities for kids

summer insect crafts

Insect crafts for kids

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summer printables

Fun Summer printables

outdoor play ideas for summer

Creative Outdoor Play ideas

summer messy play ideas

Messy fun

summer crafts for kids – boat craft ideas

Boat crafts for kids

chalk ideas for summer

Fun with chalk

summer games for kids

More ways to encourage outdoor play

We’ve given you the bucket list so what are you waiting for – go and have some fun with your kids this Summer!

summer crafts for kids