By Handmade Charlotte
The lazy days of summer have arrived. We want to stock you up on some super fun craft ideas for the kiddos. After scouring the internet we hand selected 12 of our favorites. We had a blast this past weekend digging into our Apple Barrel paints. My boy’s had fun painting and assembling their own tiny air fleet. Check out there handiwork. Let us know what crafts you had success with we would love to take a peek!
DIY Clothespin Helicopters and Airplanes
Man we had fun making these flying wonders! We were inspired by this airplane tutorial and then took it a few steps further making helicopters and adding stripes to our World War II fighter planes. Apple Barrel has so many colors to choose from, we went a bit nutty and made 15. Super Easy to make and you can add a magnet on the back to hold your child’s artwork.
DIY Sweet as Sugar Pull Toys
Lions and tigers and bears o’h my! I just love the simplicity of this classic pull toy. This craft will surely become an heirloom. Find the instructions here.
Cork Stamp DIY
The kid’s will really enjoy this cork stamp how-to from the one and only Martha Stewart. You can find this adorable craft here.
DIY Mini Pinwheel Charms
Nothing reminds you of summer like a colorful pinwheel. Check out this mini version and the rest of the instructions over here.
DIY Party Blowers
This may be the sweetest DIY ever. Your kids will just swoon over the pretty paper and the fun cause and effect experiment. Check for the instructions here.
DIY Braided Necklaces
Braiding is a rights of passage kind of thing. You learn to tie your shoes and then you learn to braid. Your kids will be braiding all of your scraps into lovely necklaces. You can find the tutorial on Cakies.
DIY Fabric Covered Bead Necklace
Love beads for summer! Your kids can dig into the fabric scrap pile and find their favorite colors for summer. I found this lovely DIY on one of my all time fav’s Cakies.
DIY Sewing Cards
The smallest child will get a kick out of these fun sewing cards. You will find several sewing projects for kids here.
DIY Painted Bow Tie Pasta
This cute pasta craft will be a hit and can be glued on just about anything. You can see the entire tutorial here.
DIY Kids Clock From Cardboard
Get the kids prepared for the up coming school year with this super duper adorable clock. Find more DIY inspiration here.
DIY Clothespin Pom Pom Fairies
Ballerina pom pom fairies will delight any small child. I couldn’t resist their sweet faces. Find the fairies and more on this crafty blog.
DIY Egg Carton People
Everyone loves a green up-cycled project. The egg carton people are not only recycled but adorable. Check out this fun DIY website for the complete tutorial.
DIY Shark Teeth
My boys are going to flip out over this fun and quick craft! I already hear myself humming the Jaws theme song. Find this and more here.