Summer Crafting Ideas for All Ages

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If there’s something about Summer, the break from the usual routine, the longer days, that makes you feel like experimenting, trying something creative – this is the post for you.

Check out these awesome craft ideas for kids of all ages!

Whether you’re looking for new crafting ideas to try with kids or wanting to try something new yourself, there are SO many options out there. Here’s a sampling:

For the Younger Set

A Little More Adventurous

Building Some Skills

Getting into Some Really Cool Stuff

Truly Crafting

Is there any other crafting idea that isn’t listed, but you’ve always wanted to try? Let us know what it is, and we’ll help find you a tutorial to get you started!

Alternatively, are there any crafting DIY’s that you love that we didn’t list here? Let us know, and we’ll add them!

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  1. Emily says:

    I’ll definitely bookmark this, some of this would be fun for my girls. We have these concrete stepping stones that they really want to decorate. Any idea where I can find safe, kid-friendly outdoor paint that will last?

    • Victoria says:

      Emily, I’m glad you found some ideas that work for you! It depends on what you mean by kid safe. I’m assuming you mean if swallowed. I did a little bit of research, and it looks like lasting outdoor paint and kid-safe don’t mix too well. The recommendations that I’ve seen say to go ahead and use the regular acrylic paints then apply several layers of an acrylic sealer. My only other option would be to check at a paint store/ lowes and ask if any of their outdoor paints (like for houses and decks) are kid-safe. If you’re not worried about them ingesting the paint, another idea would be to use glass/ enamel paints. They could paint the stones, then you’d bake them in the oven to set the paint. I hope that helps! Please let me know if I can provide any other info!

    • Victoria says:

      Thank you so much! There are so many wonderful ideas out there, but it’s always easier when you can find a list. Hope you guys have some great fun!

    • Victoria says:

      Thank you. You are most welcome, Crystal! I’m really digging the ice painting idea right now. Of course, the warm weather is a little encouraging for that sort of thing. Enjoy!

    • Victoria says:

      You’re very welcome! I love finding tutorials that are targeted or highlight boy things. They’re definitely less common, and with my own little guy, I definitely appreciate them. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. TeamFitMommy says:

    These are some great ideas! I am always looking for something new to do with my 3 and 4 year olds. They will love the Liquid Chalk Sidewalk Paint! Looking forward to getting supplies and giving it a try!

    • Victoria says:

      I love that you found some inspiration. Kiddos love crafting. I always find the hardest part is figuring out what to do with them. I hope you all have a blast with your painting!!

    • Victoria says:

      I’m so glad you found so many you liked! I know that crafting makes my heart happy. I hope that you have tons of fun with your nieces this summer!

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