Summer Crafts

Celebrate the arrival of summer with some of our summer crafts for kids! All our ideas are adaptable for all ages of kids, and most are quick and easy to make with materials you will already have.

Butterfly Crafts
Perfect for summer, we have a lovely collection of butterfly crafts - many of which you could hang outside for a pretty summer garden craft display.
Butterfly Crafts

Beach Sculptures

Beach Sculptures

Next time you visit the beach, comb the shores with your children to gather supplies for your own spectacular beach sculptures! Please note that very strong glue is needed to make these sculptures, which, for safety, should only be handled by adults.

Bonfire Collage

Bonfire Collage

Celebrate Bonfire Night with this wonderful collage bonfire collage.  It also makes a good campfire craft for summer.

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Bonfire Painting

Bonfire Painting

Here is a clever technique which will allow children to create a really effective bonfire painting for Bonfire Night or a campfire for summer...

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Bubble Painting

Bubble Painting

Bubble painting is a fascinating crafty activity for kids, which produces different results every time. It makes a great outdoor summer activity!

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Campfire Craft

Campfire Craft

Our Campfire Craft provides a campfire which is perfectly safe for children of all ages -  and, even better, you can bring it indoors if the weather lets you down! When you have made it. why not gather around and sing some campfire songs!

Design Your Own Flip Flops Craft

Design Your Own Flip Flops Craft

We had such fun with this flip flops craft! It is a perfect group activities - perhaps for a summer party, or a long rainy afternoon with friends - and uses up all your scraps of paper, wrapping paper, card and ribbon!

Fabric Flower Craft

Fabric Flower Craft

Here's a fabric flower craft for kids which will use up your scraps, provide practice for kids learning to sew, and create a really pretty display!

Flotilla Collage

Flotilla Collage

The Flotilla on the Thames during the Diamond Jubilee was one of the most memorable events of the Diamond Jubilee, and we made this craft to celebrate that event. But a sailing flotilla is a glorious sight for any occasion - so why not capture the excitement with your own flotilla collage?

Flower Face Mask

Flower Face Mask

This Flower Face mask can be adapted with different colours, different sized petals, different materials - you could even change it into a "sun" mask.

Fondant Flowers

Fondant Flowers

Make some of these gorgeous sweet treats with the kids this spring - perfect for cheering up the table or as an Easter treat, too!

Handprint Strawberry

Handprint Strawberry

Summer is the strawberry season - yum! If you can't celebrate by getting out to pick some strawberries, why not try making a handprint strawberry!

Hold A Boat Race

Hold A Boat Race

Take advantage of a glorious summer day to combine a craft and outdoor activity in one! And if the sun isn't shining, you could always use the bath tub!

Holiday Teddy

Holiday Teddy

Don't leave your favourite soft toy at home this year! The kids will enjoy getting Ted ready for his summer holiday or vacation, too!

Make A Can Cooler

Make A Can Cooler

What a useful gift! Kids can have great fun decorating and personalizing a can cooler for everyone in the family, a favourite teacher, or friends.

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Make A Garden Plaque

Make A Garden Plaque

Here is a clever craft idea for summer. Kids can make this garden plaque extra special with all their treasures and display it in the garden to admire - or give it as a very special gift!

Make An Indoor Garden

Make An Indoor Garden

We used bits and pieces from our junk cupboard as well as scraps of fabric and found objects from the garden to make this miniature indoor garden - a great project for a rainy afternoon, to being the outdoors inside!

Puffy Paint Picture

Puffy Paint Picture

Making your own puffy paint and painting a puffy paint picture is fun for kids of all ages and uses basic supplies only. Have a go and see what the kids can create!

Sandcastle Collage

Sandcastle Collage

Next time you visit the beach, bring home the supplies to make this Sandcastle Collage with your kids! Collect a little sand in a resealable bag or a small plastic food container or tub, and find some small, flat shells too.

Seasonal Tree Canvases

Seasonal Tree Canvases

This lovely craft idea can be undertaken in one go as a project on the seasons - or in four parts over the year as each season arrives. However you choose to do it, the canvases make an eye-catching display.

Shell Photo Frame

Shell Photo Frame

Take advantage of a trip to the beach to collect shells for this pretty shell photo frame - it makes a sweet gift which the kids can make themselves, too.

Squeezy Bottle Painting

Squeezy Bottle Painting

This is definitely an outdoor project! Protect the kids' clothes well (or take them off on a summer day!) and be prepared to hose the children down well afterwards.

Strawberry Mobile

Strawberry Mobile

Here's an unusual strawberry craft which gives the kids an excuse to sprinkle on some glitter. Make one or a whole punnet!

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Strawberry Necklace

Strawberry Necklace

Our Strawberry Necklace is an original summer craft for kids to make - with the added benefit that they can wear it proudly!

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Summer Collage

Summer Collage

Collage projects are great for all ages and abilities of children, as even the most reluctant or hesitant artist can produce an exciting result. They also work particularly well with mixed aged groups.

Summer Spiral

Summer Spiral

This Summer Spiral looks pretty dangling in the breeze and sparkling in the sunlight. It's a very pretty craft for kids to try in the summer - our photo doesn't do it justice!

Sun Handprint Craft

Sun Handprint Craft

Bring a little sunshine into your home with this super easy sun handprint craft for summer! And as it involves some painting, some tracing, some cutting and some sticking, it proves a particularly popular craft for kids!

Sun Suncatcher

Sun Suncatcher

Brighten up a room with this quick and easy recycled craft idea which uses an old foil pie plate and sweet wrappers!

Care should be taken with very young children as the points of the "sun" can be sharp.

Vacation Ted

Vacation Ted

Don't leave your favourite soft toy at home this year! The kids will enjoy getting Ted ready for his vacation, too!

Window Pictures

Window Pictures

These colourful Window Pictures will brighten up any view, and bring some of the sunshine in this summer! A super summer craft for kids.

More Summer Activities

Summer Printables
Summer Printables

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