37 Cheap and Easy Crafts For Kids!

The fun days of summer will be kicking off soon, have you planned activities to keep the kids busy? I’ve been thinking about this lately, so I thought I better start looking for some things to do to keep my little guy entertained this summer.  We’ll spend lots of time at the beach, water park and places like that, but for the days we can’t make it, we will be crafting.  Oh, will we be crafting!

I suspect that you will be crafting too.  Here are 37 easy and cheap crafts for the kids to enjoy this summer; start planning your supplies list and ‘pin’ these ideas so you’re ready for summer time!

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37 Easy and Cheap Crafts For Kids

Mother’s Day Button Photo Frame

Hand Print Crab T-Shirt

Clothespin Catapult

Painted Shells

Clothespin Fairy Dolls

Upcycled Vase Out of a Plastic Bottle

Princess Wand

Easy To Make Finger Puppets

Shower Curtain Ring Bracelets

Recycled Easter Egg Shakers

Stick Bug Craft

DIY Butterfly Magnets

Chocolate Play Dough

Clothespin Airplane

Caterpillar Clothespin Craft

Dino Plate

Dot Painting

Press and Seal Sun Catchers

Turkey Snack Bags

DIY Slime

Painted Bird Houses

Cinco de Mayo Kid’s Craft

Popsicle Stick Bracelet

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

Paper Bag Monster

Button Art

Rainbow Paver Hop Scotch

Perler Bead Bowl

Geometric Painting

Pool Noodle Horse

Embellished Hair Accessories

Straw Bead Necklace

Recycled Ladybug Jar

Sandy Beach Frame

Decoupaged Beads and Dress-Up Necklaces

Terra Cotta Pot Tower

Airbrush Studio Art

DIY Kid’s Thank You Cards

 I love these ideas, and can’t wait to start shopping for supplies!

What are your summer plans?

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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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  1. Thanks for the fun list and for including some of my projects!

  2. What a fun list! Thanks for including some of my kids craft ideas! :)

  3. Can’t wait to try some of these out!! Thanks for including my embellished hair accessories!!

  4. This is great thanks so much! Pinned!

  5. Thanks for the feature!


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