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Summer Art And Craft Ideas For Kids

 

Summer break is in full effect! When school is out, one of my favorite things to do with my son is crafts. He absolutely loves making things with his hands.

Each summer I try to come up with fun crafts and other activities that I think he will enjoy.

I have rounded up ten crafts that are perfect for rainy days, when the kids get bored, or simply when they want to be inside out of the heat. I’m sure your kiddos will enjoy these activities as much as mine does.
 

Sponge Sailboat Craft

These sailboats are not only fun to make, but they are also extremely fun to play with.


Sponge Sailboat Kids Craft

 

Paper Plate Butterflies

This butterfly craft is simple and easy and perfect for any age!


Paper Plate Butterflies

 

Homemade Wind Chimes

The perfect craft for those who love to recycle.


Homemade Wind Chimes Craft

 

Squirt Gun Painting

A cool art experience for kids.


Painting With Squirt Gun Arts and Crafts

Paper Plate Frisbee

Simple, easy and loads of fun.


Outdoor Paper Plate Frisbee

Stained Glass Jars

The perfect place for those hand-picked flowers.


Summer Art And Craft Ideas For Kids Glass Jars

Sun Catcher

Kids will enjoy hanging this in their rooms.


Sun Catcher Craft Idea

 

Cool Kaleidoscope

Super cool science toy.
Summer Art And Craft Ideas For Kids

 

Washer Necklaces

Simple, yet fun jewelry that kids will enjoy wearing.


DIY Washer Necklaces

 

CD Wind Spinners

Turn your old CDs into art.


CD Wind Spinners Craft Activity

 

These are some seriously cool crafts, huh? Which ones did your kids enjoy the most?

40 Fun Summer Activities For Kids That Will Keep Boredom At Bay

 
School is out for the summer!  Now, how in the world are you going to keep the youngster’s entertained these next few months?  

Some of you may be sending your kids off to camp, or some type of sporting league. But if you are like me, your kiddo will be with you 24/7 all summer long.

No need to fret, there are many ways to keep the kids occupied with fun and engaging activities while school is out.



Here is a list of forty free or cheap summer activities for you and your kids to enjoy and make memories in the process.


1. Go on a backyard scavenger hunt.
2. Pay a visit to your local library.
3. Arrange a play date with neighborhood kids, or kids in your mom group.
4. Visit the park.
5. Watch educational movies on Netflix or Hulu.
6. Teach your kids to cook. Bake cookies and other desserts.
7. Go on a hike in the mountains or a nearby forest.
8. Build a lemonade stand.
9. Go camping under the stars in your own backyard.
10. Spend the day at an amusement park.
11. Make and bake a homemade pizza together.
12. Build a birdhouse.
13. Make your own homemade board game.
14. Plant trees in the backyard.
15. Visit a local splash pad or water park for some fun water play.
16. Learn how to play a musical instrument. Purchase a used instrument from places like Craigslist or a yard sale.
17. Make snow cones out of crushed ice.
18. Go swimming. If your kiddo cant swim, take swimming lessons.
19. Have a water balloon fight.
20. Explore your neighborhood. Go for family walks in the mornings or after dinner.
21. Read news stories together. Explain the story to your child in an age-appropriate manner.
22. Write letters to distant relatives.
23. Search for “free admission” days to the local museum, art gallery or zoo and make a day trip out of it.
24. Go on a bicycle ride.
25. Feed the ducks at the local pond.
26. Grab the garden hose, and play in the sprinklers.
27. Have a “mathlete” competition – see which kids can solve math problems the fastest!
28. Plant a garden and watch it grow.
29. Play a trivia game. You can find questions from the internet.
30. Host a sleepover for your kids.
31. Play frisbee or soccer.
32. Attend a baseball game.
33. Make mini-popsicles using ice trays and juice.
34. Play hide-and-go-seek.
35. Fly a kite. As an added bonus, have your kids make their own.
36. Visit an aquarium.
37. Build a backyard obstacle course.
38. Go bowling.
39. Have a picnic in the park.
40. Have a backyard luau.


As an added bonus, why not make a photo journal or a family yearbook showcasing some of the activities that you did over the summer.  

 

What are some of your favorite summertime activities?