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Summer Crafting Ideas For Kids

Summer Crafting Ideas For Kids

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’ve put together a selection of fun and easy craft ideas for kids that will keep the whole family entertained, even on those inevitable rainy days! Check out our craft ideas for kids to inspire your children’s crafting; gooey-centred cupcakes, cuddly bunnies, and crowns fit for kings and queens are just some of the summer craft ideas we’ve to offer…the whole family will love these children’s crafts!

Butterfly Art:

A great starter project for little ones, Butterfly Art is oodles of fun and a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Let your kids be the artists by getting them to design a background scene on a canvas, and then work with them to create pretty 3D butterflies to scatter over the scene – they will appear as though they are fluttering off the canvas!

View the full project right here.

Beards and Bow Tie:

Kids love becoming different characters, so these beard and bow tie props are sure to be a hit. Requiring only a few materials, these props won’t take long to make but will provide hours of fun and endless laughs.

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Homemade Wax Crayons:

Impress your kids by teaching them how to make their very own wax crayons. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and your kids will love drawing and colouring with crayons they’ve helped make.

View the full project right here.

Garden Pinwheel:

The garden pinwheel is a crafty favourite. It is simple enough to make and you need only basic craft materials. Get your kids crafting their own garden pinwheels, using cardstock in their favourite colours and prints; they’ll love seeing the colours and designs whirl in the wind!

View the full project right here.

Origami Fish:

Origami fish are really simple to make, and they’re super cute too! Learn how to create these fish alongside your children, teaching them the different folds as you learn them. Once the fish are complete, your kids can go wild with adding colour, designs and embellishments!

View the full project right here.

Pom-Pom Bunnies:

Your kids will be hopping with excitement to make these adorable and cuddly bunny companions. Let your kids choose the colours they want their bunnies to be, and then get them crafting along with you, creating the body, ears and adorable features.

View the full project right here.

Yummy Chocolate Birds’ Nests:

Loved by adults and children alike, these chocolate nests are easy-peasy ‘cakes’ that kids absolutely love making (and eating!). The recipe requires only a few basic ingredients – you may even have the ingredients in your cupboards already – and you can get creative with the toppings, if you wish.

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Quick and Easy Paper Sword:

Junior knights and pirates will need a sword to complete their attire; why not get your kids to craft their own using paper? Safer to play with than plastic swords, paper swords are also really easy to make, plus your little pirates and knights can fashion them in their own style, adding their initials and choice of colours and designs.

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Delicious Gingerbread Men:

Have some fun creating a batch of delicious gingerbread men with your little bakers. The recipe is super easy and there is plenty of fun to be had decorating your gingerbread men with clothes and features.

View the full project right here.

Paper Crown:

Bolster your kids’ costume box with homemade crowns befitting little kings, queens, princes and princesses. With our downloadable template, the crowns are super simple to make and will provide hours of fun and entertainment once complete.

View the full project right here.

Strawberry and Lemon Cupcakes:

Loved by adults and children alike, these strawberry and lemon cupcakes are a great summer treat. What’s more, they’re super easy to make, even young bakers can get involved. With a vanilla base, a gooey strawberry jam or lemon curd centre and coloured icing, they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family!

View the full project right here.

Animal Biscuits:

Kids will go wild for these delicious animal biscuits. The animal designs bring added fun to biscuit baking and are guaranteed to raise smiles. The recipe is simple and requires no advanced skills or equipment; make these yummy biscuits with your little bakers and then enjoy them all together.

View the full project right here.

Looking for more craft ideas for kids? Check out all our kids crafting kits, and inspire them to get really creative this summer!



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