Summertime Crafts for Kids

Four summer-themed crafts – from sailboats to wind spinners – to make at home with your kiddos.

Get ready for summer – the first day is just around the corner on June 20! While it may seem like spring went too quickly, we can all feel excited for a few months of warm weather and sunny skies. What’s on your agenda for summer 2016? If it involves dedicating some time to crafting, this week’s roundup of summertime crafts has a few ideas to get you started for a season full of making.

DIY Fruit Fans

Keep cool this summer thanks to this handy accessory. The Idea Room shows you the how-to for making your very own folding fan.

Craft Stick Crocodile

If your summer activities include paying a visit to the Detroit Zoo, get in the DIY animal spirit before you go! Easy Peasy and Fun shares this colorful idea for making a portable crocodile.

Cork Sailboat

If you like to save old wine corks, here’s a great way to put them to use! Mama Papa Bubba turned a trio of corks into a cute, summer-friendly boat that’s ready to hit the open seas.

CD Wind Spinner

Chances are good you’ve got an old CD around the house that you don’t need anymore! If so, check out Happy Hooligans and this idea for turning them into outdoor accessories.

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