20+ Easy Summer Crafts for Kids (age 3+)

The summer can be long, no need to get bored. Simply try these 20 Awesome Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids.

They are not only super fun but also easy and make the perfect summer activity for toddlers, preschooler,s and older kids.

Let’s dive right in.

20 Best summer activities for kids

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DIY Summer Crafts for Kids

It’s summer, the kids are out of school. It’s time to have fun.

Unfortunately with the pandemic still going on it’s most likely not going to be a regular summer. Never the less that doesn’t mean our kids can’t have a blast.

Here are some simple summer crafts for kids including arts and crafts projects, science experiments, and activities for kids to overcome the „normal“ boredom during school break.

1. Water Balloon Activities

By Lil Tigers
Try these awesome water balloon activities and get creative with your kids during the head. They will love this splash of water and it makes the perfect summer preschool craft during summer camp!

3 fun water balloon activities for kids

2. Recycled Bon Fire Craft

By Playful Kale
The summer is the perfect time to go camping and have a bonfire in your backyard. Why not make a craft the next day and create a nice memory.

Bonfire painting - diy summer crafts for kids

3. Disney In Ice Escape Water Table

By Bilingual Beginnings
This STEAM activity for toddlers is perfect for hot summer days. I mean which kid doesn’t love to play with ice cubes when it’s hot outside? Want to switch it up? Use other toys instead of Disney figures.

Ice sensory table

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4. Edible Slime Recipe

By Simple Moments Stick
Are your kids obsessed with slime as well?

Try to make your own toddler-safe slime at home. Just be aware, it’s edible but sure not tasty.

Tip: Add some glitter to it to make it look like unicorn slime!


5. S’mores Craft

By Lil Tigers
Get this adorable S’mores Craft Template and Coloring Sheet for free and enjoy an afternoon with S’mores without the sugar.

Free Smores Craft Template

6. Sponge Fruit Art

By Millie + Mommie
Switch things up a little bit and try this fun summer project and make your own fruit art with sponges. Especially toddlers will love this easy craft idea!

fruit craft

7. Summer Bucket List

By Lil Tigers
99 fun summer bucket list ideas incl. free printable. Don’t give your kids time to get bored and go on an adventure together!

summer bucket list

8. DIY Solar Oven

By Mosswood Connections
Building your own solar oven is a great science project. Take a look at the instructions and what you can learn during the interaction with your children.

This is a perfect father-son project, but please be careful, this is not an experiment they should do unsupervised.

Please be aware, this project is intended more for big kids!

solar oven

9. Sunscreen Painting

By Team Cartwright
Are your kids getting annoyed putting sunscreen on every day? Show them with this STEAM activity what sunscreen does for their skin and teach them the importance of putting sunscreen on at the same time.

It is definitely a suitable summer craft for toddlers to enjoy and learn! It’s a win-win!

sunscreen painting

10. Printable Under the Sea Activity Pack

By Easy Activities for Kids
Are you going on a road trip this summer?

Print out this fun under the sea activity pack. It will entertain your children, while they are learning at the same time.

Get your free printables now!

under the sea

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11. Nature Writing Craft

By Cosmo Mum
This beautiful nature craft will help your children to learn to write their names and explore nature.

This is a perfect nature lover craft for kids. Take a look.

nature name writing

12. Indoor Beach Party

By Mom Wife Busy Life
Simply have an indoor beach party, here are some party ideas and inspirations for it. Your kids will have an epic blast!

beach ball

13. Water Pistol Painting

By Messy Little Monster
Which child doesn’t like to get messy? Try this creative way of making your own canvas art.

It is perfect for crafts for toddler summer projects and even older kids will enjoy it!

Tip: Be on the safe side and use washable paint.

water pistol painting

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14. DIY Card Craft

By Simple every day Mom
Do your kids love crafts?

Try this super fun summer flamingo card. Tip: Use it to send some nice words during lockdown to loved ones.

hand print

15. Bubble Recipe

By Red Ted Art
Do your kids like bubbles? Mine is obsessed. Try this recipe for the best giant bubbles and an afternoon loaded with fun!


16. Cook with your kids

By Two Healthy Kitchen
Encourage your kids to help in the kitchen and spend quality time together. Try these healthy summer recipes together with mommy’s little helpers.

healthy recipe

17. DIY Sponge Water Bombs

By Earth Friendly Tips
Try this eco-friendly summer activity and make your own sponge water bomb. Take a look at the step-by-step instructions!

DIY sponge water bombs such a fun summer activity for kids

18. Rainbow Popsicle Bird Feeder

By Grace Giggles and Naptime
Use popsicle sticks to make your own beautiful bird feeder. Hang it in front of your kitchen or living room area and watch birds coming by every day.

rainbow bird feeder

19. Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

By Two Kids and a Coupon
Look at this super cute DIY craft. It’s the perfect summer project.

Tip: Use this opportunity to teach your children about butterflies!


20. Make your own Popsicles

By Lil Tigers
My kids like to eat ice cream every day. That’s why I started making my own popsicles.

Try this delicious strawberry recipe with your kids at home.

homemade strawberry popsicle recipe

21. Campfire Cone Recipe

By Lil Tigers

Do you love Smores but do not like that mess that comes with it? Then try these campfire cones the next time you are camping or having a BBQ.

campfire cones recipe

22. DIY Edible Paint

By All About Baby Blog

Do you have a toddler at home?

Then try this edible toddler-safe paint recipe. Your kids will have so much fun creating their own summer art project!

edible paint

23. Fun Water Toys

By Lil Tigers

Try these 15 cool water toys for toddlers and kids. They will love them!

Best Toddler Water Toys

24. Paint with Water Balloons

By Lil Tigers

Did you make your own water balloon painting yet? You should give it a try. It is definitely an easy summer painting project your kids will enjoy!

easy summer crafts for kids: diy water balloon painting

25. Fizzy Ice Experiment

By Lil Tigers

Are you looking for a fun activity on a hot summer day? Then try this fun fizzy ice cube experiment and learn about the science behind it!

Fizzy ice cube experiment

26. DIY Mud Rocket Stove

By Lil Tigers

Do your kids love to play with mud? Then let them build this cool mud rocket stove and make some popcorn together.

diy clay rocket stove design

27. Free Camping Coloring Pages

By Lil Tigers

Print out these adorable free camping coloring sheets and get your kids excited for your next adventure.

Camping coloring pages

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