The sun is out and the holidays are edging ever closer which means that I’m allowing myself to share this round up of summer crafts for toddlers – hurray! We love sharing easy craft ideas that you can do with your kids and while summer is the perfect opportunity to get outside and play sometimes it’s also nice to have a few easy crafts as a back up if you need a bit of chill out time at home (or *whispers* if the weather is less than awesome) In this round up you’ll find lots of sun crafts, flowers, watermelons and loads more easy toddler crafts to keep you both happy….
Whether you are looking at weather crafts, summer or just need a quick and simple activity for the kids these free sun template is a great option giving you a quick way to set up a craft for your child without the stress of making something that looks like it’s meant to.
Because yes, I know that drawing a sun should be easy but I also know that sometimes my own drawings don’t quite turn out quite how I want them too, and certainly not as symmetrical as I’d like!
I’m also sharing two different designs so that your child can choose their favourite – or you can use them to try out different ways of decorating them….
Zoo animal crafts are always popular with kids, after all who doesn’t have their favourite zoo animal? (Mines a red panda by the way, super cute.) Zoos are always a popular day trip for families and they’re a popular topic for kids to learn about too, there are so many gorgeous books and stories about animals that you can share with your children.
Of course crafting is the most fun when it’s not stressful (my kids have totally had meltdowns when something’s been to hard) so I’ve tried to pick some easy zoo animal crafts so that there should be options available for preschool age kids as well as those a bit older.
My daughter and I had so much fun last week making these sweet nature butterfly craft! It was a great excuse for us to spend some time together out in the garden looking at all the plants and deciding which were our favourites. We both made a butterfly craft and it was a really nice activity to spend some time together. Using things we found in our garden and our free butterfly template also mean that that was a really cheap activity too!
Now, I know half-birthdays aren’t always the most popular idea with everyone (‘your kids will be spoilt!’ ‘why do you have to celebrate everything!’) but recently I’ve been thinking more and more about them. All our birthdays are in autumn and winter and frankly? It sucks. I love the idea of a celebration in the warmer months and if that makes me a terrible person then so be it! These half birthday ideas are simple and fun ways for you to celebrate with your kids (although there’s no shame in a grown up celebrating a half birthday either!) and are a great excuse to put a smile on everyone’s face.