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The Ultimate List of Summer Crafts & Activities for Kids

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
April 29, 2024

Here is our ultimate list of fun summer crafts and activities to keep the kids engaged all summer long! This list includes everything from arts and craft ideas, fun science, and more!

Updated May 2024

Summertime, and the livin’s easy… we love summer because of the tank top weather, the profusion of natural life all around us, the unscheduled days, and the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables (sun-ripened tomatoes from the garden!).

To us, summer means hiking, beach trips, nature art, water play, and all kinds of fun summer crafts.

Let’s hope there’s plenty of unscheduled free time for pure play and creative expression, but we all know that’s best balanced with a few good activities up our sleeves.

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Photo by Anna Harpe

So, here’s a list of awesome summer crafts, art projects that are perfect for summer, and other summer activities for you and your family to pick and choose from all summer long.

Choose a couple to try now and bookmark this page for when you’re ready for another summer craft idea or activity for the kids. Happy summer and happy artful parenting!

Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

Photo by Andrea Martelle

Outdoor Summer Crafts for Kids

god's eye weaving
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Indoor Summer Crafts for Kids

invitation to create using flowers
Phot by Meri Cherry

Summer Art Activities for Kids

chalk paint
Photo by Rachel Withers

Action Art Activities for Summer

baking soda
Photo by Rachel Withers

Science Experiments Perfect for Summer

sandcasting
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

A Few MORE Summer Activities for Kids

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