Summer Activities for Kids

Summer-themed kids’ projects and activities

Make the most of summer with these fun and creative summer kids’ projects and activities to help unleash your child’s imagination throughout the season. Perfect for outdoor and indoor play, summer camps, road trips, and more!

A group of our paper bag mushrooms sitting on a wood slice in front of a white background

Make: Paper Bag Mushrooms

A brown lunch bag and a stick are all you need to make these sweet, sculptural paper bag mushrooms. This charming nature-inspired craft is a wonderfully simple project for kids (or adults!) that can be used for small-world play, classroom…

Our diy seed mosaic cardboard bird feeder hanging in the garden

Make: Bird-Friendly Seed Mosaic Bird Feeders

A twist on the classic cardboard tube bird feeder craft, this project invites kids to play with patterns and experiment with natural supplies for cool handmade bird feeders that are totally bird-safe! DIY Seed Mosaic Bird Feeders – Table of…

Our DIY magic mermaid seashell necklaces sitting on a white background

Make: DIY Magic Mermaid Seashell Necklaces

Use fun and simple art processes to turn painted shells into magic mermaid seashell necklaces that are hiding an oceanic surprise! Kids of all ages will love making these wearable deep sea treasures that are a fun summer DIY or…

Our DIY fabric pirate treasure map kids craft sitting on a table with fake gold coins

Make: Scrap Fabric Fantasy Adventure Maps with Kids

Invite your kids to make their own reusable DIY adventure maps from scrap fabric – a classic art and play activity that encourages creative storytelling, spatial thinking, and visual literacy. Kids DIY Fantasy Map Project – Table of Contents Use…

A child playing with a paper pinwheel on the beach by the ocean

Discover: Our Favorite Simple Beach Play Activities for Kids

Childhood summer vacations…the one constant? They ALWAYS included a trip to the beach. Whether it was an extended stay or just an afternoon visit, we always considered it an exciting, extravagant holiday stop. From North Carolina’s Sea Oat-decorated sands, Michigan’s…

Our salt dough starfish sitting on an aqua background with blue glass beads

Make: Salt Dough Sea Stars

Form and sculpt our favorite recipe for simple salt dough into beautifully textured handmade salt dough sea stars! A lovely invitation for kids to observe and recreate these curious and captivating marine invertebrates. Making Salt Dough Starfish with Kids –…