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Find a creative kids’ craft, learning activity, or DIY play accessory to make here in our full archive of imaginative kids’ projects.

These stand-up surfboard scrape paintings are a fun way way to experiment with art processes and the perfect summer kids craft! | via barley & birch

Make: Surf’s Up Paint Scrape Surfboards

“Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how, come on and safari with me…” It’s an endless summer with this fun scrape painting project you can make and stand to create your own gnarly 3-D mini surf gallery! Fire up one…

These adorable felt DIY beach ball softies make a cute and easy summer sewing project for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: Simple DIY Beach Ball Softies

In honor of this year’s July Sew a Softie Challenge, we’ve made a bouncy set of simple beach ball softies! The shapes are easy to cut out, color combinations are endless, and the whole project is simple enough for kids…

Design your own adorable food truck with cardboard, paper and recycled bits and pieces - a creative kids art project! | via barley & birch

Make: Recycled Cardboard Food Trucks

One of my absolute favorite parts of summer in the city? Gathering up a group of friends and hitting up the food truck party down the street for some twilight tacos, fantastic falafel, and (of course) a waffle or two…

Make your old crayons into lovely melted crayon art and discover other activities for repurposing old broken crayons! | via barley & birch

Make: DIY Melted Crayon Art

Have tons of old broken crayons that nobody wants to use anymore? You can upcycle those old art supplies into melted crayon art! Like our torn paper landscapes or rainbow road abstract art, this kids’ art project is fairly simple,…

This foldout cardboard city landscape book is an art project and reusable play backdrop all in one! | via barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard City Landscape Book

Open the pages of this oversized book, and a big, bold colorful foldout city is revealed! Made entirely of cardboard and paper, you don’t need anything more than scrap cardboard, colorful construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick to make…

Our free printable nature scavenger hunt is the perfect on-the-go activity for kids outdoor play and exploration! | via barley & birch

Freebie: A Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt

When the sun is shining and the weather is nice, sometimes it only takes the simplest of activities to have the BEST afternoon! One of my classic outdoor go-to games is a good, old-fashioned nature scavenger hunt. The itty-bitties love…

Our Paul Bunyan play pancakes are an incredibly fun sensory play activity for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: Paul Bunyan Pancakes for Sensory Play

These cardboard pancakes will have your little ones flippin’ their lids for some flapjack-themed sensory fun! Now come in close and huddle up around the fire tall-tale lovers…do you know the story of Paul Bunyan? In the Northern areas of…

These interactive kid-made collages are a fun art exercise and mental scavenger hunt that will help your kiddos find some calming inner peace! | via barley & birch

Make: Memory Maps – An Art and Play Activity

Pack your art supply bag and take a calming breath – we’re going on a journey through memories to create our own memory maps – and you can join us right from the comfort of your favorite cozy chair! Born…