Summer Crafts

Summer crafts keep the kids busy when they are home from school, and helps fight boredom. So the next time your child says, "Mom, I'm bored! What can I do?", please keep this page handy and pick out a craft from the list.

Many of you may know that I love making recycled crafts, using materials that would normally be thrown away. Always keep a few empty toilet paper tube rolls and paper towel tube rolls. I also like to save a few empty soup cans and plastic pop bottles. Keep a couple stashed away and the next time your kids are feeling bored, you'll have the material on hand to make some of the fun crafts I have below.

Of course there are crafts for adults too, such as some beach inspired home decorations, and pretty things for your yard or garden

Enjoy your summer!

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Baby Jar Candle Holder - These really beautify the outdoors, for everyday or any summer party. These are easy to make and look beautiful in clusters, hanging from trees.

Beach Ornament - If you happen to go on a beach vacation, be sure to save some sand and shells to you can make this "beachy" souvenir.

Beach Welcome Sign - An easy way to adorn a wooden plaque to make cute wall hanging for the summer.

Beaded Dragonfly Barrette - This dragonfly is made with some wire and beads. It is a simple beaded project for a beginner.

Dragonfly Craft - This dragonfly is made out of window screening! A pencil is the dragonfly's body. This looks beautiful on a window or attached to a window screen.

Fruit Ring Necklace - A fun craft for kids as young as one! Children thread fruit ring cereal on to yarn to make a cute necklace.

Giant Bubble Maker - Learn how easy it is to make a bubble wand that will create gigantic bubbles! I also include the secret bubble recipe for HUGE bubbles. Be sure to see the video at the end demonstrating the proper technique of creating gigantic bubbles that will amaze your friends!

Hemp Jewelry - Learn how to do a simple knotting technique to make a cool hemp necklace.

Lizard Lanyard Craft - The kids will love making these colorful little lizards out of plastic lace and a few pony beads. A great summer camp project!

Paper Graduation Cap - This small graduation cap is made out of paper with a few simple folding techniques.

Patio Party Lights - Small booze bottles are recycled and threaded on to a string of white lights to make the perfect party atmosphere!\

Polymer Clay Dragonfly - Step by step instructions show you how to form this beautiful dragonfly out of polymer clay.

Pop Bottle Craft - A green plastic pop bottle is recycled into a light up firefly, using a glow stick!

Pop Bottle Wind Spinner - This unique wind spinner is made out of a recycled 2 liter soda bottle.

Sand Casts - Your children will love making sand casts of their hands and feet out of Plaster of Paris. This craft can be done at the beach, or in their own sand box!

Sandcastle Craft - This is a cute summer craft for kids. Paper towel tubes are recycled and used to make a sand castle. The tubes are then rolled in glue and covered with sand.

Seashell Center Piece - A quick and easy candle centerpiece with has some nautical flair. It goes great with the seashell napkin rings (link below).

Seashell Napkin Rings - Beautiful napkin rings you can make yourself, using a bit of jute and a few seashells. You will have these for years to come!

Seashell Wreath - Looking for something to do with your collected seashells? Make this beautiful wreath made out of seashells for your front door.

Watermelon Earrings - Adorable watermelon slices are created using polymer clay and a simple cane technique.

Wine Bottle Craft - This project shows how to create a candle holder out of a normal wine bottle (it is super easy!). It also shows a creative way to decorate the bottle with seashells.

YOUR Craft Submissions

The crafts that appear below are all submissions from visitors like you!

Creating a Faerie Garden - Lily shares photos and gives instructions on how she created her beautiful faerie garden. I just love her little campfire and the bridge she made!

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