Keep the kids busy this summer with these easy diy crafts and projects.

Creative and very budget friendly, these summer crafts will keep your family happily occupied all summer long!

Keep scrolling below to check out these amazing ideas!

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1. Summer Snow Globe

Mason jars are a must-have staple for different kinds of DIY crafts and home decor ideas. Who would have thought you could turn a simple mason jar into a beautiful summer snow globe! | via Gray Malin Lifestyle

 

2. Black Glue Butterfly Suncatcher

Make a set of beautiful butterfly suncatchers to brighten up your windows. | via Adventure in a Box

3. Foam Sidewalk Paint

The kids will have fun all summer long with this cheap and easy sidewalk paint made from dish soap and food coloring. | via Our Kid Things

 

4. Giant Rainbow Pinwheels

Have tons of summer fun with a couple of giant handmade pinwheels. It also makes an eye-catching yard decoration. | via Oh Happy Day

 

5. Flip Flop Summer Wreath

Create this fun and inviting front wreath with your favorite summer flowers and a few colorful pairs of flips flops. | via Crafty Morning

Related: 17 Brilliant Back to School Organization Ideas Your Kids Will Love

 

6. DIY Rainbow Rock Candy

Turn a science experiment into a yummy treat by making rainbow rock crystals. | via Tikkido

 

7. DIY Mosquito Bracelet

With a few drops of essential oils, you’ll be able to keep those pesky bugs away all summer long! Plus your wrist will look pretty cool with this very nice accessory on it 🙂 | via One Crazy House

Related: 8 Genius Ways to Keep Bugs Away When Having a Cookout

 

8. DIY Squirt Gun Art

Make a beautiful masterpiece to remind you of all the fun you had during summer with this squirt gun art. Let your imagination run wild! | via Fireflies and Mudpies

 

9. Macrame Rock Necklace

Create beautiful jewelry using elements of nature! This macrame necklace also makes a pretty cool gift for family and friends. | via The Artful Parent

 

10. DIY Summer Painted Planters

Brighten up your home with summer themed planters! Get as creative as you may like when making your favorite summer design on your flower pots. | via The Crafted Sparrow

Related: 18 Must-Have House Plants that Will Clean and Purify Your Indoor Air

 

11. DIY Perler Bead Maze

Make your own toy maze with perler beads for hours of fun. | via Babble Dabble Do

 

12. DIY Canvas String Graffiti Art

Time to bring out your inner graffiti artist to transform a simple canvas into unique wall art. | via Juggling Act Mama

 

13. DIY Fairy House

Using items found around the home, you can help the kids create tiny homes for their fairy friends. | via Living Well Mom

 

14. DIY Mini Lid Banjo

This is a super handy craft idea that tiny musicians would love! | via The Craft Train

 

15. Homemade Kaleidoscope

Create hours of fun with a homemade kaleidoscope! | via Darcy and Brian

16. DIY Birdhouse

Reuse old milk cartons to create bright and beautiful homes for your feathered friends! | via Craft Create Cook

 

17. DIY Bubble Painting

You can have hours of fun creating amazing art with bubbles! | via Childhood 101

 

18. DIY Friendship Bracelet

For idle fingers, here’s a way to keep busy by making beautiful friendship bracelets to give to family and friends. | via My Baba

 

19. DIY Miniature Element Jar Necklaces

Which element matches your personality? Imitate your favorite elements with colorful sand in these DIY element jar necklaces. | via Mom Dot

 

20.  DIY S’mores Pot

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Create your very own “smore’s pot” to make a yummy summer treat. | via Elizabeth McKnight

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21. DIY Watermelon Mason Jar

Personalize mason jars as fun and delicious summer fruits such as watermelon. | via Kara’s Party Ideas

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22. DIY Watermelon Stamped Doormat

Have fun this summer with these budget-friendly DIY Summer projects.

Cut out the shape of your favorite fruit using a sponge and dip it in a few drops of paint. Get as creative as you may like with the design and colors for your own personal welcome mat. | via eHow

23. DIY Light Up Jar Aquariums

These aquarium jars are stunning! Make your own mini aquarium with your favorite sea animals. The kids will love making these! | via The Tiptoe Fairy

24. DIY Fruit Fans

Color away and design a handmade fan that will keep you super cool all summer long. | via A Girl and a Glue Gun

25. DIY Picnic Blankets

These homemade picnic blankets will always bring back memories of summer fun. Design them with your favorite fruit, flower or symbol of summer. | via Brit + Co