Skip to Content

DIY Crafts for Kids

Summer means lots of time to explore and create together with your kids. You’ll need ways to keep their minds active, engaged, and most of all busy! These 14 creative DIY Crafts for Kids start as a recipe you can assemble together and then double as a summer activity to keep them busy and creating! Try one, or try them all!

DIY Crafts for Kids



DIY Crafts for Kids

Make Your Own Glowing Bounce Balls | DIY Home Hacks
Fun activity to create, and then lots more playtime to follow!

Homemade Aqua Sand | Growing a Jeweled Rose
All kids love to play in sand, create your own mix!

Homemade-Snow

Homemade Snow | Coffee with Us 3
Play snow is a fun way to cool off in the summer.

Homemade Kids Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients! | Happy Money Saver
Let them help create their own paints, then make a masterpiece!

Glitter-Homemade-Slime-650x975

Bubbalicious Glitter Homemade Slime | A Mom’s Take
The kids can easily help smash together this simple slime recipe.

Homemade Silly Putty | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Silly putty is great fun for transferring Sunday comic strips!

Make-Your-Own-Sidewalk-Chalk-from-Spend-With-Pennies-6

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk | Spend with Pennies
Create sidewalk chalk, then try the games to go with it.

Homemade Bath Crayons | Little Crunchy Mama
Bath time will be more fun with washable bath crayons.

edible-play-dough

4 Ingredient Edible Play Dough | A Mom’s Take
Try this play dough that is safe to eat, and yummy!

Make Your Own Magnetic Slime | Growing a Jeweled Rose
See how fun this slime is and test it’s magnetic pull.

Homemade-Playdough

Homemade Playdoh | A Mom’s Take
Playdoh is a perfect tool for building creativity!

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint | Learn Play Imagine
Give a new spin to sidewalk with chalk paint!

make-your-own-fingerpaint

Homemade Edible Finger Paints | Spend with Pennies
Let them get in on the art with edible finger paints.

Homemade Flubber | Fun Crafts Kids
Try out this flubber to see if it can bounce!

Which of these DIY Crafts for Kids will you make first?

3 Activities to Test Your Parenting Skills
← Previous
How to Optimize Your eBay Experience
Next →

valmg @ Mom Knows It All

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

Those are all great ideas! I really like the bathtub crayons, I've spent a lot on those things over the years!

Melissa Pezza

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

I LOVE the home made kids paint and the play dough. Activities like that are a great way to have fun and foster creativity. Great collection!

Daisy

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

These are such cool ideas. I'm going to try the glitter slime one this afternoon with my son!

Myrah - Coupon Mamacita

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

These are all cute ideas. I love the home made play dough.

Ellen Christian

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

I always loved making homemade playdough with the kids. That was so much fun.