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Easy craft ideas for summer

Easy craft ideas for summer

Welcome to this summer edition of BritMums’ Crafts. I hope you’re have a great summer. I’m here to share some wonderful suggestions for Easy Craft Ideas for Summer from our amazing community of parent bloggers. Also don’t forget we have some great ideas on our Crafting with Flowers post.

As we all manage to get a little more time outside its great to have a bank of easy summer crafts for outdoor play. Yet also be a little prepared for rainy days and car trips. As always, we have summer craft projects for all levels of crafting, from messy play, print and go to scrapbooking ideas.

Easy Craft Ideas For Summer

Outdoor Summer Crafts

Make A Stick Boat

Becky from Family Budgeting shares a wonderful tutorial, perfect for the little engineers amongst us to make a twig boat. This is such a great supervised activity for families to keep cool on a hot day.

Easy family summer crafts twig boat craft

Summer Craft Activities With Ice

If you have mini architects on you hands? Gemma from Childsplay ABC has created this glorious collection of ice based summer crafts. I think my favourite has to be the edible ice cubes, but check out the igloo and ice globe they’re so cool.

Ice based summer crafts for kids

Make Toilet Roll Mini Beasts

For those explorers amongst us, check out Hannah’s Toilet Roll Mini Beasts. It’s such a fantastic all weather activity which can be set up in garden the shade for a little added nature inspiration, or indoors on a rainy day. And just look at how cute they are?

indoor activities for summer - loo roll crafts

Summer Crafts With Petals

How pretty is this summer petal craft from Jennie and Gin, Gin and Roo? This is such a wonderful creative activity for budding artists. It’s one of those anything goes crafts, giving little creative hands free reign and older more concerning crafters creative freedom.

Flower petal crafts for summer

Summer Fancy Dress Ideas

Summer is all about the bees right? So it makes sense to spend a little time learning all about bees and why we need them. Even better make you own life size bees, I adore these easy summer bee costumes from Caro and nothing gets kiddies excited like the chance to dress up.


Summer Scrapbooking Ideas

If scrapbooking is you thing Donna has created this great summer scrapbook titles post. Whilst yes its perfect to cut out on cutting machines, you can also print the files off and colour in if the little ones need a little time out.

Summer Scrapbooking ideas

Free Summer Printable Activities

Printable Summer Reading Bookmarks

Jen from Mum In The Mad House has designed these adorable printable bookmarks for summer reading activities and challenges. This is such a creative way to make reading fun during the summer holidays.

summer craft printables to colour in

Word Searches For Car Journeys And Rainy Days

Over on Cruising For All we have a great selection of Disney and cruise themed word searches. These are perfect for long car journeys and rainy days. You might even find a Frozen one in there for Frozen fans.

Summer Activities for car jouneys

Printable Summer Stickers

I have created printable summer stickers, these are perfect for summer journals, wish lists and creative play, there are even a few cocktail on there for Mum and Dad. This is a project that will give the kiddies hours of fun whilst they cut out their summer stickers by hand.

Free printable sticker sheets

I hope that diverse collection of summer crafts has given you a little summer crafting inspiration? Sometimes a last minute craft activity is such a great way of creating wonderful family memories.

Next month we will be looking at crafts using recycled materials. So please do email me at [email protected] if you have any great projects to share.

More crafts for adults and children

About Sarah Christie

Sarah Christie is the editor of the award winning blog Extraordinary Chaos, this started out life as a family travel blog, however Sarah's family travel adventures now live over on Cruising With Kids and Extraordinary Chaos Travels, leaving Extraordinary Chaos as a place for Sarah to share her love for craft and food. Here you will find her happily spending her time cooking and designing her next Cricut craft project or set of printables.