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….
Camping crafts are always popular with kids and I think a bit with grown ups too! As a family we love camping and if we can’t get out and about in our tent this year? Well we’re going to camp in our garden then. Either way it’s a great excuse to do some easy camping crafts and I think this campfire craft for kids has to be one of the simplest that we’ve shared so far, making it suitable for younger kids too….
Making (and playing with!) frozen flowers is probably one of our most popular sensory play ideas ever and it’s easy to see why – they just look so pretty! I’m a great believer that if you want kids to do something then you have to make it interesting and inviting for them and these frozen flowers are so pretty that I’m always quite tempted to have a play with them myself. Actually I enjoy getting this activity prepped in advance too which isn’t something that I’ll say about everything! While it does involve advance preparation it really only takes a few minutes as you’ll be able to see in the video I’ve made and it can keep your kids busy for ages. What’s more it’s something that my kids have returned to year after year, my daughter was a toddler the first time we made this but fast forward to now a few years later and it’s still an activity that both kids enjoy….
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….