Summer Crafts Kids Can Make
Your kids can make their own kites using tissue paper, and will have a blast flying them!Cut two pieces of construction paper into the shape of a kite, and cut shapes of varying sizes into each one so they are symmetrical.
Glue or tape tissue paper over each cut out on one of the pieces of construction paper, and then glue or tape the other piece of construction paper on top, so the tissue paper shows through the holes on each piece of paper.
Attach a tail of yarn and a piece of string, and head outside to fly your kite!
Pressed Flower Place Mats
Keep summer frozen in place by gathering flowers and leaves from outside to create beautiful nature-themed place mats.
Read instructions for Pressed Flower Place Mats.
Spend some time collecting summer leaves, blossoms, and flowers to make a piece of earth art!
Read instructions for Nature Prints.
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
Spend the summer afternoon creating a sidewalk masterpiece with your kids. Begin by making your own colored chalk!
Read instructions for Homemade Sidewalk Chalk.
Colored Sand Keepers
Bring back some sand from your beach vacation to turn into colorful art.
Read instructions for Colored Sand Keepers.
Flower-Petal Stained Glass
Preserve the beautiful blooms of summer, take a hike with your kids and collect flower petals for this activity.
Read instructions for Flower-Petal Stained Glass.
Make a Sundial
An old way to tell the time was to use the sun and the shadows it cast. Kids can make their own sundial in this fun craft.
Read instructions for Make a Sundial.