Summer Crafting Ideas

Whether you are looking to keep the kids busy or you just want to add something new to your home, this summer is the perfect time for you to test out your creative skills with crafting projects. Thanks to the internet, we are no longer talking about craft projects like macaroni art that you stick on the fridge. Instead, here is a look at some summer crafting ideas that will be sure to not only brighten your home, but also keep everyone entertained this season as well.

Outdoor-BirdhouseBird Feeder 

We absolutely love this bird feeder shadowbox for so many reasons. Not only is it a beautiful project that will look great in your backyard, but it’s also something that will help to bring birds to your home as well. The basic foundation of this project is easy enough for even beginners to make, but you can add on as many elements as you want to get creative. This is an ideal day project that will have a long lasting return.

Mason Jar Crafts

Mason jars are huge in terms of popularity, so there are plenty of things you can do this summer to integrate them into your home. Here are some of our favorite summer craft ideas with Mason jars.

  • Fill them with Jelly Beans or other candy, and let kids guess how many are inside.
  • Fill them with colored lights and leave them outside for additional lighting.
  • Turn them into a miniature animal terrarium.

There are so many different things that you can do with a Mason jar, making it an excellent option for summer craft ideas.

Tip for the pros: Be sure to put the Mason jar in an insulated bag to keep them safe. This helps to accidental breakages due to dropping.

Lantern Lighting

We love how these lanterns look when completed and strung along our living room! They were so easy to make and we already had many of the materials lying around the house, which will make this the perfect project for when the rain comes in and surprises you during the afternoon with nothing planned.

Pool Noodle Horse

There’s nothing like taking the day to lounge around the pool all summer. And while you’ve probably seen a bunch of different types of pool toys, we love the creative usage of turning these pool noodles into horses. Whether your kids picture themselves as fairy princess riding around or two warriors battling each other for supremacy of the diving board, they’ll love this creative pool noodle horse idea.

Boat Races At Home

Does it get any more cute than these tiny boats that you can race around your bathtub or sink? Or if you are lucky enough to have a pool or large body of water nearby, then you’ll have even more fun with these mini boats. Also create some of your favorite characters and then put them all out for a race to see who wins that last popsicle that’s in the refrigerator.

Your kids will need plenty of activities this summer if they are to stay busy while out of school. Consider the crafts here as ideas that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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