Summer crafts for kids can be a total sanity-saver during those seemingly endless school-free days. Even if you’ve got a jam-packed schedule full of camps and pool parties, chances are—especially when it’s raining or is unbearably hot outside—you’ll still run into downtime and with it, those dreaded two words: “I’m bored.” So to pass the time and keep your littles entertained, it’s a good idea to have some fun summer crafts for kids up your sleeve.
Need inspiration? I’ve rounded up 30 summer crafts for kids that will keep their hands and minds busy, so you can sit back and enjoy the season too. Whether you want to be involved in helping create summer crafts with your kids or just provide the supplies and walk away while they create a unique project on their own, there’s something for everyone on this list. (And by the way, you can also hand any of these off to your summer sitter.)
From toddler summer crafts to big-kid projects to activities that are even (dare we say it?) appealing to tweens, use one of these summer crafts for kids (or all of them—summer is long) to keep your kids occupied until school’s back in session.