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!
Top 25 DIY Summer Crafts
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1. Summer Snow Globe
Oh, mason jars how I love thee! Mason jars have become a staple for several different DIY crafts and home decor ideas. I love this creative chic turned a simple mason jar into a beautiful snow globe.
Photo Courtesy of Gray Malin Lifestyle. Full tutorial here.
2. Table Top Fire Bowls
Keep the bugs away with this amazing tabletop fire bowl created with a simple flower pot and a bagful of fire glass.
Photo courtesy of Today’s Creative Life. Full tutorial here.
3. Foam Sidewalk Paint
Who would have ever thought to use shaving cream like this? This is pure genius and super creative. The kids will have fun all summer long with this sidewalk paint.
Photo Courtesy of The TipToe Fairy. Full tutorial here.
4. DIY Pineapple Wall Decor
Let’s get crafty shall we? Grab some paint and a couple slabs of wood to create this beautiful eye-catching wall piece.
Photo Courtesy of Made in a Day. Full tutorial here.
5. Flip Flop Summer Wreaths
Nothing says “Summer” like a nice pair of flip-flops. Create this stunning wreath with your favorite summer flowers and a few colorful pairs of flips flops.
Photo Courtesy of Crafty Morning
6. DIY Slip and Slide
My fondest memory of summer as a child was whipping out the old slip and slide and casual games of water balloon fights. With a couple of pool noodles and sheets of vinyl to create hours of summer fun!
Photo Courtesy of The Relaxed Homeschool. Full tutorial here.
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 🙂
Photo Courtesy of One Crazy House. Full tutorial here.
8. DIY Squirt Gun Art
Make a beautiful masterpiece to remind your of all the fun you had during summer with this squirt gun art. Let your imagination run wild!
Photo Courtesy of Fireflies and Mudpies. Full tutorial here.
9. DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game
Here’s a fun twist on a classic summer game we may have all played at some time or another: Ring toss! Get some flamingo yard ornaments and make it unique!
Photo Courtesy of Sugar and Cloth. Full tutorial here.
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.
Photo Courtesy of The Crafted Sparrow. Full tutorial here.
11. DIY Perler Bead Beverage Lids
Perler beads, yes! You can make whatever you want, whenever you want with these tiny little beads of fun.
Photo Courtesy of Craftaholics Anonymous
12. DIY Canvas String Graffiti Art
Time to bring out your inner graffiti artist and create a canvas as colorful and bright as the spirit of summer.
Photo Courtesy of Juggling Act Mama. Full tutorial here.
13. DIY Giant Bubbles
Just a few cups of dish soap, glycerin and water can help you create gargantuan bubbles that will make all the kids squeal with joy!
Photo Courtesy of Today’s Parent. Full tutorial here.
14. DIY Macrame Plant Hangers
Use a few strips of jersey knit cloth to make these beautiful plant hangars. Fill your home with all of your favorite colors!
Photo Courtesy of Brit + Co. Full tutorial here.
15. DIY Watercolor Pillows
Groovy! With some watercolor paint, you can design pillows that are just fun and perfect for your summer home aesthetic.
Photo Courtesy of Tidbits. Full tutorial here.
16. DIY Pineapple Laundry Basket
Yes to pineapples! Love this laundry basket that is too cute for words. It instantly brightens up the room!
Photo Courtesy of Brit +Co. Full tutorial here.
17. DIY Marbled Hanging Planters
Grab a few bottles of fingernail polish to make a beautifully marbled planter.
Photo Courtesy of Oh Joy! Full tutorial here.
18. DIY Summer Banner
Welcome summer into your home with this super cute wooden banner. Hello summer, I hope you stick around for a while 🙂
Photo Courtesy of Today’s Creative Life. Full tutorial here.
19. DIY Miniature Element Jar Necklaces
Which element matches your personality? I think I’m more of a Sun girl 🙂 Imitate your favorite elements with colorful sand in these DIY element jar necklaces.
Photo Courtesy of Mom Dot. Full tutorial here.
20. DIY S’mores Pot
My favorite summer treat: S’mores! Create this yummy summertime snack using small flower planters, a few coals and aluminum foil.
Photo Courtesy of Elisabeth McKnight. Full tutorial here.
21. DIY Watermelon Mason Jar
Here’s my favorite item again: Mason Jars! Paint watermelon seeds on the outside with black paint and fill with your favorite pink or red drink.
Photo Courtesy of Kara’s Party Ideas. Full tutorial here.
22. DIY Watermelon Stamped Doormat
Photo Courtesy of EHow. Full tutorial here.
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!
Photo Courtesy of The Tiptoe Fairy. Full tutorial here.
24. DIY Fruit Fans
Have the kids color away and design a handmade fan that will keep them super cool all summer long.
Photo Courtesy of A Girl and a Glue Gun. Full tutorial here.
25. DIY Picnic Blankets
These homemade picnic blankets will always hold sentimental value. Design with your favorite fruit, flower or symbol of summer.
Photo Courtesy of Brit + Co. Full tutorial here.