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Make these 5 DIY Crafts With Your Kids This Summer

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Summer Crafts for kids

Beat the Summer Boredom

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Kids Craft, Summer is a nice break for everyone. The days are longer, the schedule is more, well, loose. It’s a nice time to slow down and enjoy time as a family by Dye Kids Craft. Until your kids use the dreaded phrase “I’m bored.”

If those summertime boredom blues have got you down, try these 5 Kid-friendly crafts to keep your kids occupied. These fun summer crafts are guaranteed to inspire creativity, fun and to help you keep your sanity.

1. Rock-a-Bye Baby

painted rock craft ladybug
So, the idea of a new baby in the house might not seem like a great idea for your summertime fun. However, these rock babies are the quietest babies you’ll ever meet.

Have your kids paint a rock baby (complete with diaper) to spend their summer with. (For a fun variation, have them create a rock pet, like this.)

You will need:

  • rocks
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • felt
  • mini Safety-pins
  • acrylic paint (colors of choice)
  • permanent marker

Wash the rocks and let them dry. Once dry, paint the rock the chosen color (it may take more than one coat). Once the paint is dry, add the eyes and a mouth. Cut the felt for a diaper, like this

Have your child name their new friend. Make extra rock babies or pets and give them as gifts, or add them to your summer garden. 

2. Tried-and-True Tie-Dyed Shirts as Kids Craft

tie dye
Twist and Shout Dye! Tie-dye shirts never seem to go out of style. This DIY summer craft idea is sure to be a trendsetter.

Have your kids dye a shirt or even a beach towel in some fun, bright colors.

You will need:

  • White t-shirt (or chosen item to dye)
  • Tie-dye kit 
  • Rubber bands (or zip ties)
  • Plastic bag (one per item)

Wash your shirts, or at least wet them. Choose a pattern for banding your shirt or item, as these options. Follow the instructions on the dye kit. (HINT: this project is best done outside, so the dye doesn’t ruin anything.)

After applying the dye to your shirt/item, place it in a plastic bag and let it sit for at least 24 hours. After the 24 hours is up, rinse with cold water and run through the dryer to set the color.

Show off your colorful shirt around town this summer.

3. Squirt-gun Shoot Out

watercolor splatter paint
Those hot summer days can really drag on. When the kids are itching for something fun to do and you’re at your wit’s end, why not try painting? Don’t think you’re kids are interested in painting? What about squirt guns?

This is no ordinary painting. This summer project just screams, “FUN!” This unique activity is sure to be a hit with kids, especially the boys.  

You will need:

  • Water pistols (like Nerf guns or even spray bottles)
  • Watercolor paper (it’s more absorbent than traditional paper)
  • Liquid watercolors
  • Easel (or someplace to tape up the paper, or use a thumbtack on a tree)

Secure the paper to the easel (or tree.) Fill the squirt guns or spray bottles with color and let the kids go to town with painting. HINT: this is a great time to teach about primary and secondary colors

The kids will have a blast painting masterpieces and you will have a moment of peace.

4. Loch-Ness (Pool Noodle) Monster as Diy Kids Craft

pool noodle monster craft

Image from Clumsy Crafter, along with additional ideas

Let your kids make some pool noodle monsters. This craft is sure to bust the boredom blues. Pool noodles can be found EVERYWHERE during the summer and make this craft really cheap.

If you already have slightly used pool noodles, that’s great too. 

You will need:

  • Pool noodles (new or used) cut into about 6” pieces
  • Googly eyes
  • Assorted embellishments (poms poms, feathers, pipe cleaners, craft foam)
  • Glue

Now, just sit back and watch the creativity pour out of your kids. Maybe their monster will have several eyes or arms? There are no rules, the sillier, the better.

5. Where the Wind Blows as Diy Kids Craft

Make these 5 DIY Crafts With Your Kids This Summer

Keep your kids busy with this summer craft! Have them make a beautiful, musical wind chime. Wind chimes can be made out of almost anything, so this project costs very little.

So many items can be used from tin cans, plastic cups, old keys, buttons, beads, and old CDs. The options are endless.

You will need:

  • An item to secure everything to (tin can, cup or even a branch)
  • Cord or string
  • Chimes (old keys, cds, beads…anything beautiful and noisy)

Whichever item you have chosen to secure everything to may need holes in it to attach the dangling pieces. Then, using varying lengths of string, attach the other items (keys are perfect because they already have holes and make plenty of noise…they can even be painted.)

No matter what you choose, have fun making it colorful and creative…it’s sure to keep the kids busy this summer.

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