Below are five fun summer craft projects that are good for kids of all ages. Mom and dad will enjoy these crafts too! You will need some basic craft supplies to complete these projects. If you go to the end of this article, you will see links on how you can make many of the supplies you need, like homemade paste and paint.
Summer Craft Project for Kids #1 – Seashell Koala Bears: These seashell Koala bears are just too cute! To make these seashell critters, you will need seashells and white tacky glue. If you don’t live near a beach, you can buy seashells in any craft store. And you don’t have to make just Koala bears! You can try making your own seashell creatures. And you can paint your creations to give them some color. You can paint the shells with craft paint or nail polish. Coating the shells with nail polish also acts like varnish. To see a photo of the Seashell Koala Bears and to get instructions on how to make them click here.
Summer Craft Project for Kids #2 – Nature Walk Bracelet: Letting your child make a nature walk bracelet is a great way for them to keep any little treasures they find while taking a summer hike along a wooded path or an exploration walk along a beach. And how easy it is to make this bracelet! All you need to do is wrap some wide tape around your child’s wrist with the sticky side facing out. Then your child can just stick their findings on their bracelet. To see a photo of a Nature Walk Bracelet and to get instructions on how to make one click here.
Summer Craft Project for Kids #3 – Vacation Ted: Vacation Ted is a darling little teddy bear that is ready for summer! Your child does not have to make the teddy bear. Instead, he or she can just make some fun summer sunglasses for a teddy bear they already own. And what awesome sunglasses they are! Turning a ratty old teddy bear into Vacation Ted will bring the teddy bear back to life. And don’t forget to make Vacation Ted’s travel suitcase too! And you must also dress him for his travels. To see a photo of Vacation Ted and to get instructions on how to make him click here.
Summer Craft Project for Kids #4 – Handprint Sunshine: This craft is a good one for younger children. They get to make a large bright shining sun using their handprints. All you need are basic craft supplies like a paper plate, construction paper, glue and paint. When the sun is done, put it on your child’s bedroom wall for them to marvel at. Then when they wake up they can say “good morning, sunshine!” To see a photo of the Handprint Sunshine and to get instructions on how to make this craft click here.
Summer Craft Project for Kids #5 – Paper Plate Porthole: This paper plate porthole is such a creative craft. It’s a unique and fun way for kids to create their own world under the sea. Make a bunch of these portholes and line them up on the wall. Then your kids can pretend they are on an underwater adventure! To see a photo of a Paper Plate Porthole and to get instructions on how to make one click here.
If you would like to make some of your own craft supplies, check out these articles:
3 Paste Recipes: Thin Paste, Paper Paste, Classroom Paste
How to Make Decoupage Glue
Paint Recipes for Kids – Foamy Paint, Instant Finger Paint, Glossy Paint
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