It’s nearing the end of summer, which means it’s about time to start preparing for the next school year. Every kid dreads the end of summer because they have to start going to bed earlier, they have to wake up at a certain time (no sleeping until 10 in the morning), and they won’t be able to do a lot of the fun crafts for kids that they were so accustomed to doing. Once school starts, they won’t have the freedom that they had during the summer. One way to ensure that your kids’ summer ends on a high note is to let them do fun outdoor activities that will have them soaking up as much sun as they can before they have to go back to the classroom. All of these summer crafts for kids will have their frowns turning upside down! We all know and remember the disappointment we felt when our summer fun was over. The thing for your kids to do to remedy those feelings is to put a last minute bucket list together and do as many fun crafts as they can!
You can never have a complete list of fun kids’ activities without adding in some nifty recycled crafts that can be enjoyed all year round. This Whimsical DIY Wind Chime is one of many easy crafts for kids that will keep their minds off of the impending first day of of school. Your kids get to use all of their favorite materials to make these trendy little wind chimes.
2. Pom Pom Seashell Snails
I bet after you got home from that family trip to the beach you discovered that your little ones brought back tons of seashells with them. As a kid, every time I would take a trip to the beach I would have to search for the best looking seashells that I could find. Now there are nature crafts that can utilize those wonderful seashells that your kids found! They can turn them into adorable Pom Pom Seashell Snails and be reminded of that fun summer trip to the beach.
3. Bargain Bubble Snake Maker
Kids love the challenge of blowing as many bubbles as they possible can. This Bargain Bubble Snake Maker is the bubble maker that makes all other bubble makers look boring. Your kids will be able to blow tons of bubbles at once, and if you didn’t think that it could get any better than that, it can! Your kids will be able to blow so many bubbles that they will start to form a snake.
4. Fun Exploding Paint Bags
How can outdoor activities be any fun when they don’t involve getting a little messy? These Fun Exploding Paint Bags will have your little ones making crazy paint art all over the sidewalks and all over their outdoor clothes! Making art can’t get any more exciting than this!
5. Beanbag Toss Game
Fun outdoor games are another way to get your kids having some fun in the sun. This Beanbag Toss Game will allow for your kids to have some friendly competition, and it won’t cost much to make at all! I know for certain that beanbag toss games can get really expensive when you buy them from a store, so it’s refreshing to have a fun alternative like this one.
6. Ice Jewelry
Making DIY jewelry is always fun, but when you can make it out of ice, that is just perfect! Ice Jewelry is perfect for your little ones to make and wear outside during the summer because it’ll help them keep cool. What a trendy way to beat the summer heat!
Want more craft ideas for kids? Check out this DIY Tie Dye Watermelon Shirt: