8 Craft Projects to Keep The Kids Busy This Summer!

21 06 2017

Today is the longest day of the year, and that means that summer has officially arrived! It also means that school is out and kids need something to keep them entertained. We mined our Summer Fun Pinterest Board to bring you some of the best DIY projects to keep those kiddos busy.


  1. Make You Own Fidget Spinner

Make Your Own Fidget Spinner

You probably know that fidget spinners are taking over the internet, but did you know that you can make your own out of popsicle sticks and a skate bearing? Bonus: the kids will continue to play with the fidget spinner after the craft project so you get extra time with them entertained.


2. Squirt Gun Painting For Kids

Squirt gun painting for kids

All of the best summer fun happens outside, and squirt gun painting is no exception! The kids will love creating their own unique works of art via Super Soaker.


3. Foam Ball Octopus Craft

Foam Ball Octopus Craft

This would be a good one to pair with a viewing of Finding Dory. You could also sub out the foam balls for pom poms if you don’t want to have to mess around with paint!


4. Shoebox Table Foosball

Shoebox Table Football

This is another one that provides lots of entertainment even after the project is finished! Set up a tournament bracket for the whole family.


5. Bored Jar

Bored jar and activity ideas

This is an easy one! Whenever one of the kids says they are bored, make them take a slip from the “I’m Bored” jar and then they have to do the activity on the slip!


6. DIY Popsicle Stick Bracelets

DIY Popsicle Stick Bracelets

This is one of our own DIY With A.I. Friedman projects and it’s perfect for summer fun. Boil popsicle sticks, let them dry in cups, then let the kids paint and decorate them!


7. DIY Lawn Dominoes

DIY Lawn Dominoes

Make these giant lawn dominoes for backyard board game fun!  Extra Difficult Mode: Turn the sprinklers on.


8. Tie Dye

20 Summer Tie Dye Techniques

A classic summer activity, tie dye! Make your own rainbow of t-shirts, tote bags, hats, flags… basically tie dye all the things!

What are your favorite craft projects for summer fun?