Can you believe we are actually in the summer holidays now!! It has been one crazy year so far hasn’t it! We’ve been at home since the 17th of March and won’t be going away at all this summer so I’m desperately trying to keep the kids happy by coming up with different crafts and activities for them to do. I’m sure they’d be happy just to spend the whole summer on their various devices but I am really trying to inject a bit of creativity into our lives so I thought I’d share these awesome ideas with you just in case you are looking for some fab summer crafts too 🙂
I love these Water Bottle Wind Spirals, so easy to make and so pretty too. As well as keeping the kids happy I am really trying to brighten up our garden so these are just perfect for that.
This beautiful DIY Sun Catcher is another way of making the garden look pretty.
My kids always seem to have a big collection of pine cones as there are a few trees at the end of our street, so we are definitely going to have a go at this adorable Bead and Pinecone Mobile this summer.
Oh how I love this Tin Can Flower Garden! This is such a lovely way of getting the kids involved in the garden.
If you have a Pokemon fan like I do then they are going to just LOVE this Bulbasaur Planter.
Just look how gorgeous these DIY Dream Catchers are!
We are suckers for a pretty sun catcher and just adore these Suncatcher Jellyfish.
What child doesn’t love a Paper Pinwheel? I didn’t realise how easy they are to make!
I am in love with this Rainbow Heart Wall Hanging 🙂
These Yarn Sticks are perfect for that big pile of sticks that have been collected over the years by the kids 😉
I’ve never seen anything quite like this 3D Nature Suncatcher before, it is just so pretty and creative.
See I told you I loved suncatchers 😉 How gorgeous are these Raindrop Suncatchers?
How gorgeous is this Painted Twig Bouquet. This would make such a beautiful decoration on my fireplace.
These DIY Water Blobs look like SO MUCH FUN! I’m even thinking of making a giant one for me to lounge around on 😉
I used to love pressing flowers as a little girl! Oh how I wish Pinterest had been around back then! I’d just have loved to make this Pressed Flower Mobile.
Find out how to make a kite and take them to the local park for a day of kite flying fun 🙂
This Kids Camping Lantern Craft is fantastic and so easy to do. Brilliant for those summer nights camping out in the garden.
I don’t know about your kids but mine will always want to spend time doing something if they think they probably shouldn’t be 😉 Can we really draw on the pavements mummy? This Puffy Sidewalk Paint is perfect for making them feel a little rebellious… super quick to make and washes off too!
Make friends with the local bird life by creating this fab looking DIY Birdhouse. We have so many cats around our neighbourhood so I’m always a little hesitant to try and draw birds in to the garden but we do love sitting to watch them.
These Garden Wind Spinners are another great way to brighten up the garden. I love how mesmerising these things can be.
Making boats for our paddling pool was something we used to a lot when we were kids. These Twig Boats are totally free to make and will provide hours of fun.
Make these pretty Beaded Bubble Wands and no doubt have hours of fun blowing bubbles.
Build your very own Bug Hotel and why not learn about all your creepy guests while you’re at it.
This Nature Weaving craft not only is pretty to look at but is perfect for helping build fine motor skills too.
Some more bubble blowing fun with this awesome Bubble Snake Creature! You can never have too many bubbles!
I hope you have enjoyed looking through these crafts and they have given you some inspiration. Let me know your favourite 🙂
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