Craft Roundup: DIY Ideas Inspired by Summer Fun

Do you and your children find yourselves inspired to get crafty after returning from a family vacation? What about a hike through a local park that resulted in gathering loads of sticks, rocks and flowers for a possible art project? Our summer travels are wonderful sources for crafting and art inspiration. This week's roundup features craft project ideas that could be inspired by visiting a county fair, heading to the ocean or even spending time in a beautiful garden.

If you visited a local festival …

Printable DIY Lemonade Party Favors

Get ready to "cool off" from a fun day outside with this printable from Design Eat Repeat. These party favors double as adorable on-the-go snacks both at home and or while out and about.

If you visited the ocean …

Recycled Art: Soda Bottle Jellyfish

This is the kind of jellyfish you wouldn't mind getting close to! With this guide from Nouveau Soccer Mom, celebrate mystic ocean inhabitants by recycling a plastic bottle into a colorful, sting-free jellyfish.

If you visited the pool …

DIY Mesh Water Ring Sling

Instill the joy of swimming and feeling comfortable in the water by creating a mesh water ring sling. Featured on Mama Say What?!, it's made with jersey-like material and is perfect for the pool.

If you visited the gardens …

Cactus Made from Painted Rocks

Here's a succulent that's definitely easy to keep alive – it's a rock! A painted rock, that is. This simple project makes for a fantastic faux centerpiece once completed. Get the how-to from Craftberry Bush.

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