If you have toddlers running around the house, then you know how difficult it can be to keep them entertained, especially during the summer months. When you need time to pick up the house, or just want to keep them from sitting in front of the TV all summer long, a craft can be the answer!
Given the chance, most kids can create with a few key products and their own imagination. I love seeing what my little ones come up with using just a few little items, so their crafts may be bits and pieces, but they are exploring and using their imaginations, fine motor skills, right brain and more!
And while I am not always a fan of crafts, especially with my little ones, I love watching them work to create a masterpiece that brings a smile to their face. A piece they carry around with them for hours and show anyone and everyone they meet.
Summer is a great time to let them explore and make messes, which always lead to the best crafts in my opinion. There are so many fun and exciting ideas to explore during the summer months.
Some of these crafts may require a little help or supervision from a parent, but they are easy enough that your toddlers can enjoy them! You can use these crafts during your homeschool days or for some extra fun! Here are 25 summer crafts for toddlers to keep them busy during the summer.
Try a Tadpole Crate for your toddler or a Koala Crate for your 5-8 year old!
Your little ones will love creating these fun Summer Themed Crafts perfect for their little hands!
Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun
Simple Kaliedescope | Little Bins for Little Hands
Puffy Paint Ice Cream Craft | Crafty Morning
Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers | Kids Activities
Swirling Twirling Ladybugs | Crafts by Amanda
Cupcake Liner Octopus | I Heart Crafty Things
Paper Plate Fish | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Paper Plate Flowers | The Resourceful Mom
Rainbow Butterfly Corks | Red Ted Art
Salt Dough Starfish | The Crafting Chicks
Easy Flamingo Craft | Say Not Sweet Anne
Styrofoam Sea Crabs | Crafts by Amanda
Seashell Turtle Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun
Popsicle Stick Tent | Glued to my Crafts
Paper Plate Turtle | Glued to my Crafts
Paper Plate Tropical Fish | Crafts by Amanda
Puffy Paint Watermelon | Crafty Morning
Paper Plate Submarine Craft | Red Ted Art
Egg Carton Flowers | I Heart Arts & Crafts
Paper Plate Goldfish Bowl | Arty Crafty Kids
Lighthouse Art | Easy Peasy and Fun
Firefly Suncatcher | I Heart Arts & Crafts
Colorful Jellyfish Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
Paper Plate Sunflower | The Resourceful Mama
Fork Pufferfish Craft | Crafty Morning
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.