8 End Of Summer Crafts For Kids

The start of a new school year is right around the corner. Make the most of the rest of your summer with these 8 End Of Summer Crafts For Kids!

These crafts are so much fun for the whole family, and most can be done with household items you probably already have. Celebrate the end of summer and the sunny memories made with these crafts and art activities.

Ages 0 - 3

Nature Turtle Sticky Wall Outdoor Activity

from Happy Toddler Playtime

This easy and creative outdoor activity allows kids to use their senses to explore their environment and decorate a turtle’s shell with things they find in their backyard.

Supplies: Clear contact paper, black permanent market, scissors and tape

Click here for full instructions.

Pour Painted Pots

from Happiness Is Homemade

Get a little messy with these pour painted pots! Perfect for little hands, this activity helps promote fine motor skills and is a great opportunity to practice color recognition.

Supplies: Small flower pots, tape, paint, and clear coat

Click here for full instructions.

Ages 4 - 7

Glass Jar Lantern with Beaded Handle

from Buggy and Buddy

Light up the warm end of summer nights with these beautiful beaded lanterns! This craft is quick and easy, and is a great way to practice common skills like cutting, pasting, painting, threading, and more.

Supplies: Glass jar, tissue paper, liquid glue, paintbrushes, clear coat, wire, beads, and an electric flameless candle

Click here for full instructions.

3 Ingredient Sidewalk Chalk Paint

from DIY Candy

This simple DIY craft brings endless possibilities for fun for the whole family! Use cornstarch, water, and food coloring to create a washable, non-toxic chalk paint and let your inner artist shine for the world to see!

Supplies: Cornstarch, water, food coloring, muffin tin, paintbrushes/sponges/spray bottles/etc.

Click here for full instructions.

Ages 8 - 11

Fabric Nature Prints

from Artful Parent

Turn the leaves and plants in your yard into stunning prints using this simple printing method. Kids can make their own prints to display in a frame or give away as a gift.

Supplies: Leaves/ferns/plants/etc., scrap paper, spoon, fabric paint, large plate for rolling ink, small paint roller, white/light colored cloth, hard rubber roller/rolling pin, iron, ironing board

Click here for full instructions.

Puffy Painted Sea Shells

from Color Made Happy

If you’ve got seashells laying around you’ve collected on a family beach trip, turn them into fabulous colorful decorations with puffy paint. This craft is wonderful for letting your creativity flow.

Supplies: Seashells, puffy paints, and paint brushes

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Ages 12 - 15+

Squirt Gun Painting

from Fireflies and Mudpies

Treat your kids to the thrill of painting with squirt guns! This simple summer art activity will keep the whole family entertained for hours, and there’s hardly any clean up at all.

Supplies: Squirt guns, liquid watercolor paint, watercolor paper, clips/pins/thumbtacks/etc.

Click here for full instructions.

Personalized Tie-Dye Beach Towels

from Kids Activities

Want to make some amazing personalized beach towels on a budget? Perfect for a trip to the pool, these towels will be the favorites in your family for many summers to come!

Supplies: White/light colored beach towel, tape, scissors, gloves, and tie-dye

Click here for full instructions.

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