15 fantastic crafts to keep your kids busy this summer!

Where The Wild Things Are tutorial

Even though my kids don’t go to school, we still usually take the summer ‘off’ – we’re generally busy with holidays, catching up with friends, summer activities and {hoepfully} enjoying the sunshine! I still like to have some fun activities planned, to fill those days we spend at home with nothing particular to do {they are my favourite kind of day}, and if your kids who are used to the business of school having a list of ideas to fill those six long weeks can be a lifesaver. I’ve rounded up a few activites that are perfect to keep your kids occupied this summer

1| Pressed flower pictures – my girls love collecting flowers and leaves on our nature walks, and this is a great idea for what to do with them once they’re pressed.

2| I love this fun Jellyfish Suncatcher idea!

3| Why not use up some of your milk bottle tops and make a easy Hot Air Ballon picture – perfect for toddlers and younger children.

4| Tube dolls are so easy to make and a great way to use up old loo rolls – check out our Where The Wild Things tube dolls!

5| If your kids love playing with dolls – why not get them to make one of these great doll beds out of sticks!

6| I love this fairy tree house, and I know my 7-year-old would too!

7| If your kids are like mine, they love an excuse to raid the button jar – this is a great idea for some button art

8| These no-sew tutu’s are bound to be a hit {especially as you can make a matching one for a doll or teddy

9| Cool down with these cute Ice Lolly hama bead designs

10| Cardboard boxes are always popular with my kids – why not turn them into some gorgeous playhouses?

11| Another idea for using up some flowers – these flower suncatchers are gorgeous and eas yto make.

12| Popsicle stick ballerinas?! You could create all sorts of characters in a similar way!

13| Dish soap silly putty is bound to keep them entertained for at least an afternoon!

14| Turn a simple paper plate into these amazing super hero masks

15| I love these homemade ribbon wands so much!

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15 fantastic kids craft ideas


  1. Eleanor (The Bristol Parent)

    July 26, 2016 at 07:23

    This is such a helpful post, thanks Polly!

  2. Molly

    July 26, 2016 at 10:05

    Brilliant ideas! Think the Jellyfish Snatcher is my favourite! x

  3. Mel Wiggins

    July 26, 2016 at 10:40

    Love those little toilet roll tube wild things! Levi would love those. x

  4. Fritha

    July 26, 2016 at 20:04

    those Wild Things crafts are brilliant! Might try this out with Wilf x

  5. Lottie | Oyster & Pearl

    July 29, 2016 at 20:24

    Brilliant post!

    Love those Where the Wild Things Are crafts! x

  6. katie albury

    July 30, 2016 at 19:39

    Such brilliant ideas Polly! I’ve shared this post with my friends and will also take inspiration for some DIY’s to do with the girls I look after as they are craft obsessed! Hope you all have a fantastic summer break! xx

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