Summer Craft Ideas - Fun Hands-on Activities for those Hot Months

Are you seeking inspiration for summer craft ideas?

Summer is a great time to spend with the kids outside, but with no school for most kids around the world, that can often lead to a loss of ideas on what to do with them every day, all summer long.

Fear not, for we have the summer craft ideas that will be sure to fill up your days and give the children something fun to look forward to every single day of their vacations.

Some of these summer craft ideas do not require you to spend much money for supplies, if anything at all, but the kids will have fun with them for hours, even days, and that is something that you can't put a price on.

  • Paper plate sunflower - Nothing quite spells summer as sunflowers do. As one of the top ideas for summer crafts, it is not only very easy to do, there are endless variations that can be done by your child that will make each effort unique and special. All you need is a paper plate, some yellow ink and yellow strips of paper for the petals, and some sunflower seeds to spread along the front. If you really want it to be special, use green construction paper for the stem.

  • Chalk shadows - All you need for this summer craft idea is some white chalk and a section of blacktop or sidewalk. That's it. For this, all you do is simply have your child stand still where their shadow is cast on the blacktop or sidewalk. Take the chalk and follow the outline of their shadow. When you're done, you kids can decorate the shadow with different colored chalks, wigs, and even clothing. Talk about standing in one place for a long time!

  • Paper plate sundials - During the summer months, the sun is at its highest, and its hottest. This is a great time to teach your children some fundamental lessons about the sun and earth and how they interact with each other. Take a paper plate, cut a wedge of triangle from another one, and attach that triangle to the center of the paper plate. Next, place it in a location that receives a fair amount of sun all day long. Mark the top and the bottom. Each day, have your child go out and mark the time of the day it is wherever the shadow's point happens to be on the plate. Do this throughout the summer at enough different times and your child will have his or her own personal clock. The old fashioned way.

  • Buzzy Bees - If you have packing peanuts lying around, they can be used with some tissue paper to make little bees. Your kids can color the peanuts black and yellow, just like bees, and glue the tissue paper to them. This summer craft idea is a fun activity and, before you know it, you could have an entire hive buzzing around your home.

Summer craft ideas are abundant if you know where and how to look. The key is to think about what you have lying around and using a little bit of your imagination. Let your creativity flow!

With some of these craft ideas for children, your kids will have a wonderful and memorable summer vacation from school.

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