25+ Fun & Easy Summer Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers

AHEAD: Now that school is almost out – I wanted to create a blog post that would make it easy for you to plan a few kid friendly crafts to do this summer.

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Summer Arts!

One of my current obsessions when it comes to kid crafts is the potato masher. Who knew that it could be used to create so many fun creatures!


When using the potato masher you are only limited by your imagination. It’s easy to use and a great art tool for toddlers and preschoolers.


It is also something that everyone either has already in their kitchen or can include in their craft supplies!


Here is a list of simple crafts that you can do today with a few basic supplies. So if it’s a rainy summer day or if it’s too hot to be outside and you have a bored toddler or preschooler on your hand this is the list for you!

I have also have included a list of the basic supplies that you’ll need for these crafts.


Basic Supply List

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25+ Fun & Easy Summer Crafts

  1. Watermelon Sponge Painting by Fantastic Fun and Learning
  2. Button Snail Craft For Kids by I Heart Arts n Crafts
  3. Paper & Cupcake Liner Lemonade Craft – Glued to My Craft Blog
  4. Rocking Paper Plate Boat – The Madhouse Mummy
  5. Pretend Play Felt Popsicle Craft by Live.Craft.Love
  6. Fingerprint Baseball Craft for Kids by Crafty Morning
  7. Handprint Fish Puppets – Glued to My Craft Blog
  8. Colorful Jellyfish Craft by I Heart Crafty Things
  9. Cardboard Roll Shiny Pipe Cleaner Dragonflies by Our Kids Things
  10. Squirt Gun Painting by Fireflies and Mud Pies
  11. Cupcake Liner Fireworks Craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect
  12. Flip Flop Craft – Jennwa
  13. Ice Lolly Preschool Craft by Learning and Exploring Through Play
  14. Bubble Wrap Starfish Craft by Our Kid Things
  15. Cardboard Bird Feeder by Happy Toddler Playtime for Happy Hooligans
  16. Felt Pretend Play Popsicles – Kid Craft Idea For Summer – Glued To My Craft Blog
  17. Pom Pom Painted Watermelon
  1. Potato Masher Ice Cream Cone Craft
  1. Potato Masher Bee
  1. Potato Masher Turtle
  1. Paper Plate Rainbow Sun Catcher
  1. Sunflower Craft
  1. Watercolor Snail Craft
  1. Pom Pom Painted Pineapple Craft
  1. Potato Masher Crabs
  1. Butterfly Craft
  1. Shaving Cream Sunflower
  1. Potato Masher Spider
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  1. DIY Cardboard Tube Kazoo Craft
  1. Painted Pasta Necklace Craft

Looking for more summer activity ideas? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to stay busy this summer:

  1. 25+ Outdoor Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool This Summer
  2. 40+ Awesome Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids
  3. 30+ Easy Outdoor Art Projects for Kids
  4. 60+ Awesome Outdoor Activities for Kids
  5. 45+ Awesome Water Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers
  6. 40+ Water Table Activities for Toddlers
  7. 21+ Spray Bottle Activities for Toddler
  8. 20 Amazing Backyard Obstacle Courses
  9. 21+ Amazing Summer Sensory Bins
  10. 40+ Ice Sensory Play
  11. 12 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Toddlers + Kids

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