Are you ready to make this summer your best ever? No matter what you have planned for this year I know that preparation is always a big thing if you want to keep your kids busy, happy and having fun. All of us want those special memories of the fun we’ve had together with our kids to look back on. I think that crafting together is a great way to share some special time together and summer crafts are a great way to inspire your child to get creative.
Whether you’re looking for summer crafts for preschoolers that you can do at home with your child or for some crafts to do with the children in your preschool there should be lots of fun inspiration here to keep you going through out the season.
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As well as summer crafts I’m also sharing some some summer themed books for preschoolers that you might enjoy and at the end of the post you’ll also find some more themed crafts for preschoolers that are perfect if you like to plan ahead!
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Summer Themed Books For Preschoolers:
If you’re doing some fun summer crafts with your preschooler why not use it as an excuse to share a summer themed story too? You could grab your sunglasses and an icecream and read it outside in the sunshine for full effect!
- And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
- Olaf’s Perfect Day (Disney Frozen Story) by Jessica Julius
- Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins
As there’s quite a few crafts in this round up I’ve listed them in the same order as you’ll see them in the collages below. There’s more ideas than just in the collages though so do take a look through to find some new ideas to try out this summer.
Summer Crafts for Preschoolers
The large stamps for this easy butterfly craft are perfect for small hands to hold.
Make a fun paper plate beach craft like this one from Crafts on Sea.
Grab an old sponge and make this simple ice cream craft.
Grab our free printable to make this gorgeous nature tree craft.
These seashell decorations are perfect to make after a trip to the beach.
This foil painted campfire craft is perfect for little fans of the great outdoors.
Under the sea crafts are always good for summer and this rainbow fish craft from Crafts on Sea is super colourful and cheerful.
I love how cheerful this doily sun craft is!
Let your preschooler practice their scissor skills while you make this sweet flower craft.
I love this 3D paper butterfly craft for preschoolers from Non-Toy Gifts.
Follow Red Ted Art’s instructions to create a bubble wand making station, a fun craft that’s perfect for encouraging the kids outside afterwards to play!
Got any old paper bowls lying around? Use them to make this fun ice cream craft.
With some supervision (which there should be with all preschooler crafts) then these pet cactus’s from The Best Ideas for Kids would be a great introduction to making painted rocks.
This dragonfly craft is really pretty and great for fine motor skills too.
Summer always (ok, hopefully!) means the sun so this handprint paper plate sun is a great craft to make and can be made collaboratively with more than one child as we did.
This handprint crab craft from Simple Everyday Mom is super cheerful.
Why not have a go at making this paper plate craft with it’s own movable fish to swim under the sea!
We love seahorses and my daughter loved making this simple seahorse craft when she was a preschooler.
Try this torn paper ice cream craft using our free template.
Make a simple paper plate watermelon that’s great for fine motor skills too.
Make a simple mosaic cactus craft using scrap paper.
Create some pretty butterfly suncatchers to display in your windows.
My kids loved making these simple paper plate parrots.
Grab our free template and make this easy painted watermelon craft.
Create some fun shell suncatchers using our free shell template.
Make this easy campfire craft for kids.
This butterfly craft is one of the cheapest we’ve made – just raid your recycling bin for materials!
This doily ice cream craft looks really pretty.
My daughter loved making these easy mosaic flowers while she was a preschooler.
These rocking paper plate crabs were made by my kids when they were aged one and four.
Make a toy teepee together that’s perfect for some outdoor small world play.
Make a cute cotton wool printed turtle.
Fun with Mama has a simple fingerprinting butterfly craft that would be perfect for preschoolers.
Projects with Kids shares how to make some pretty marbled seashells.
More Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers
While it’s summer now autumn will soon be on it’s way (sorry!) get prepared for the change in season with our round up of over 45 autumn activities for preschoolers.
Bird feeder crafts are great both as a simple activity for kids and a fun way to encourage them outdoors. Get all the inspiration you need to make some with these DIY bird feeders kids can make.
Summer with your preschooler is great fun but I know from experience how easily it is to go through an awful lot of money very quickly! If you’d like a few ideas your bank balance will thank you for then check out our post of free activities for preschoolers.