With summer holidays just around the corner, you need practical ideas for kids’ entertainment. Otherwise, they may end up getting too much screen time. Summer crafts are the secret to having a great summer!

Today we have selected some fun summer crafts for kids to make that provide hours of fun for your children and your friends. Most of them are inexpensive, fun and easy projects to make (even more fun to play with afterwards).

Bookmark this post and come back throughout the summer for inspiration!

Summer Crafts for Kids: Toilet Paper Rolls Crafts

We adore this project created by Marie-Laure from La Maison de Loulou! Make crane and digger trucks with recycled items you easily find in your house.


If your little ones are animal lovers, maybe they will like transforming toilet rolls and cereal boxes into cute creatures. For example, they can make shark-themed binoculars!

Summer Crafts for Kids: Mini Kites

Easy to make and a blast to decorate, these mini kites are for fun in the sun. They are quick and easy enough for your youngest crafters.

Summer Crafts for Kids: Outdoor Game

This game is perfect for the backyard, picnics, even beach trips and it’s made with cork tiles, so it’s totally reusable. The tutorial includes printables, making it a simple and fun project that young and young at heart will love.

Summer Crafts for Kids: Ice Cream Tissue Paper Cones


It’s ice cream season so why not send someone you love a bouquet of ice cream tissue paper cones? You don’t need complicated items to make these beautiful paper blooms. Learn the how-to at Hello, Wonderful.

Summer Crafts for Kids: Paper Cup Craft

If you got a few paper cups laying around and no idea what to do with them, your children can turn them into cute animals. For example, a red crab, but I’m sure you can create more cute creatures with this simple material. Let’s fly your imagination!

First picture: a cardboard box turned into an ice cream cart! Can you even believe it? It’s more an adult craft, but kids can help with the details. Learn the how-to at Damask Love.