Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

I am certainly no Pinterest-worthy mummy.  My experience of ‘crafts’ is more along the textiles lines and painting, sticking and making models is not my forte.  I love sewing, embroidery and attempting to knit.  Typically, O isn’t interested in these things at all!  So I thought I would gather together a few ideas for summer craft ideas for kids from other bloggers that would be great to do over the summer…

How to make a garden of Peg Mini Beasts | #bostikbloggers

Hannah has created these pretty awesome Mini Beasts using washing pegs which are definitely the kind of thing that O loves!  Anything to do with bugs and mini beasts and he’s there.  These look like a simple craft with an excellent outcome – I think we’ll make these and peg them to the imitation plants we have in our conservatory…


Following the nature theme, Catherine, who blogs at Growing Family, has shown how to create a Journey Stick.  This is such a fab idea and I’m sure it would help to create more conversation and discussion about the environment and natural surroundings when out for a family walk.  Double sided sticky tape is a must for any craft drawer – no matter how good you are at crafts!

DIY Kids Mud Kitchen

If you’re looking for a larger task, why not make a mud kitchen for the garden?  Medina has featured a step by step guide to follow to create a kitchen perfect for the garden and encouraging imaginative play.  Unfortunately, we don’t have the space in our garden for something like this but it is still fabulous!

Sunflower Suncatcher

Clare has shared a fantastic summery craft, perfect for developing those fine motor skills.  Although O is coming up 5 years old, he does struggle a little with his his fine motor skills and gets incredibly frustrated at times.  Things like this are perfect to help train his hands and fingers to make smaller movements and pick up smaller items.  Also, who doesn’t love sunflowers?!

I, for one, never know what to do with pipe cleaners.  These excellent footprint flip flops from Hooked are an easy yet enjoyable craft to do with the kids this summer.  Maybe it’s raining outside and you want to bring summer inside!  I know O loves doing hand and foot prints in paint – and now I have a way to use pipe cleaners!  Huzzah!

I absolutely love this from Adventures of Adam – Humpty Dumpty Egg Splat painting!  If any other kids are like O, he loves a boiled egg sandwich so why not re-use the shells to create their very own piece of egg splat art?  I think this is genius and definitely something to try this summer.

How to Make: Clay Jewellery Bowls

I’ve been looking for a jewellery bowl recently as I tend to leave my wedding rings and necklace on my bedside table top.  I’d much rather they had a little bowl to sit in, and these air-dry clay bowl are a great idea to get the kids creative.  They look so beautiful, yet so easy!

I’m not a huge fan of play-doh as I can’t stand the different colours being mixed together – total control freak alert!  But this homemade lemon play dough by Hooked seems perfect for some almost messy creative play and awakens the senses with lemon zest scents!  Lush.

And there we have it!  Eight lovely summery crafts, perfect for the summer holidays.  What kind of things to do you enjoy doing with your kids when the craft box comes out?

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