Easy Fun Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

As the school year winds down, every mom is thinking about summer fun with the kids, like enjoying Tennis Lessons in Detroit. Without a plan, your summer will dissolve into chaos fast. Luckily, these easy fun summer crafts and activities for kids make creating a game plan easier!

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Admittedly, my kids would be happy to play on the Xbox and their tablets all summer long. While this is easier on me, it’s not good for them. That’s where these crafts and activities come into play.

It’s important to include indoor and outdoor activities in your summer schedule. Some days the weather doesn’t cooperate others you simply don’t want to brave the humidity. That’s why you’ll find a fun mix of activities on the list below.

Mini fairy garden

Soda Bottle Fairy Garden House (My Pinterventures)

This fun craft actually counts as both an indoor and outdoor activity. Create your fairy house inside then head to the backyard to create the entire fairy garden. Little ones will love pretending they are in a magical, secret fairy world throughout the summer.

Hanging his and hers kissy emojis

His and Her DIY Emoji Door Hangers (Hello Creative Family)

Does your kids love emojis? Add some to their doors with these easy emoji door hangers.

Rainbow jello sensory bin with toys and tools

Rainbow Jello Sensory Bin Activity (Must Have Mom)

This easy activity can also be enjoyed indoors or out. Toddles will love watching the colors “magically” appear. They’ll have even more fun exploring with cars, scoops, and their hands.

Pink plastic pencil case turned into a Lego play set

DIY Lego Travel Kit (Coupons and Freebies Mom)

The best thing about this Lego activity is that you can take it in the go. Make waiting at the doctor’s office more fun or keep kids entertained on road trips with this easy DIY.

Close up of gem stone crayons

DIY Avengers Infinity Stones Crayons (Comic Con Family)

Are your kids bent on ultimate power? Help them achieve their dreams, or at least color them, with these Infinity Stones crayons!

Square Sesame Street Softies in a basket

DIY Sesame Street Character Softies (Gluesticks Blog)

These adorable softies have so many practical uses for play. My favorite is to turn them into bean bags and create a toss game for the kiddos.

Painted salt dough dinosaur imprints with plastic figurines

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils (A Mom’s Take)

Get ready for some archaeological fun with the kids this summer. These dinosaur “fossils” are fun to create and even more fun to paint. For added fun, hide them in the yard and let your budding explorers dig up the past!

Collage of gold salt dough finger print charms

Fingerprint Salt Dough Necklace (Spaceships and Laser Beams)

Looking for something a little more feminine to make with salt dough? Try your hand at these adorable necklaces. Make a bunch to give as gifts and for the kids to wear.

Purple slime close up

How to Make Eyeshadow Slime (Tuxedo Cats and Coffee)

Slime is always at the top of kids’ crafty wishlists. Now you can make it work for you too and use up that eye shadow color you hate. Everyone wins!

Close up of pink summer activities board

Easy DIY Summer Activities Board (DIY Adulation)

Of course, you need somewhere to lay out all of that summer fun. This summer activities board is the perfect solution. Plus, I added a little something for mom too.

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I can’t promise you won’t be ready for school to start back up as early as July, but I can help make your summer easier. These easy fun summer crafts and activities for kids help you maintain your sanity without the kids glued to screens each day.

Don’t forget to make a plan. Gather the supplies you need before summer starts and have a list (or use the activities board) of activities and ideas. Then all you have to do it pull it out and have fun when the time comes.

Now that we have a plan for summer break, it’s time to head on down to this week’s Merry Monday link party! Find even more awesome summer activities and crafts for your kids or simply be inspired by what others are sharing. See you down there!

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