15+ DIY Summer Activities for Kids for Sensational Fun
These 15+ DIY summer activities are wonderful ways to encourage your kids to learn and get creative this summer!
Easy and affordable, each of these activities will encourage your kids to keep learning and entertained for hours.
DIY Summer Activities Are SO Smart!
Even though summer is often filled with hanging out with friends or going to the pool, it’s always a good idea to have a few activities on hand. Or have some special summer homeschool fun activities planned.
Especially when your kids start complaining about being bored!
Make sweet summer memories your kids will never forget by preparing these fun activities.
You can enjoy as a family or set your kids off with these fun activities.
Oh, and you’ll have a few homemade keepsakes by the time your kids have worked through the end of the list!
Make It Special with These 15+ DIY Summer Activities
1. DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint
This DIY summer activity is fantastic for hands-on fun!
Have the kids get out and get creative with this DIY Sidewalk foam paint. This easy-to-make fun includes ingredients you already have at home!
Kids of all ages can enjoy this type of DIY summer fun.
2. DIY Summer Fun Idea Jar
This fun activity jar, designed by kids for kids, is the ultimate boredom buster for summer!
3. How to Make Sponge Water Bombs
Water balloons are tons of fun, but they also create tons of waste.
Thanks to these DIY sponge water bombs, your kids can have endless hours of fun and you won’t have to waste time picking up tiny pieces of broken water balloons.
4. DIY Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots and Painted Stone Garden Markers
Turn reusing empty toilet paper rolls into a fun summer learning experience for kids with this easy DIY seedling pot tutorial.
And for fun, learn how to paint garden stone markers to know what you planted where in your garden.
5. Homemade DIY Moon Sand Fun
This recipe for moon sand is so easy (and affordable compared to buying commercial moon sand).
Your kids will enjoy hours of play and fun.
Oh, and it’s not just for kids! Adults can dig right in and have a blast with hands-on (and relaxing) fun, too.
6. How to Make a Broken Pot Fairy Garden
This adorable broken pot fairy garden will let creativity and imagination thrive all summer long.
Broken pot gardens are such a wonderful way to spark imaginative play for adults and children alike!
I encourage you to go on a search around your home for all sorts of little objects that can be used as decor for your special garden.
7. How to Make Bubble Foam
This bubble foam is a great activity for a hot summer day.
Using this recipe, make up a batch of multi-colored bubble foam large enough to fit in a water table or make bubble foam to create an ocean-themed sensory bin for outdoor play.
8. DIY Soda Bottle Terrarium For Kids
Make your own personal garden from a recycled bottle!
All you need is a 2-liter bottle, dirt, seeds, or a small plant. Plus it’s super easy to care for and enjoy with your kids.
9. DIY Bird Feeders
These DIY bird feeders are awesome ways to get outside AND do something super sweet for the birds in your backyard.
Plus, these projects recycle materials (and you don’t have to spend a dime!).
10. How to Make a Shrinky Dink Keychain
Go old-school with this DIY Shrinky dinks craft that’s perfect when it gets a little too hot outside.
Kids can make friendship keychains and give them to family and friends for special summer gifts and memories.
11. Stomping Bubble Wrap Painting
Get active and create vibrant art at the same time with this stomping bubble wrap painting!
This activity is fantastic for outdoor summer fun – and probably running through a sprinkler afterwards 😉
12. DIY Lemonade Popsicles
These homemade lemonade popsicles are super refreshing. With just three ingredients, these cold sweet treats are easy to make and perfect to cool off on a hot day.
13. DIY Tie Dye with Turmeric
If you ever wondered if you could tie-dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow on shirts, socks, and other bags!
14. Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks
These adorable pressed flower bookmarks are super easy to make and make the perfect gift for book lovers!
15. DIY Floating Spoon Flowers
For a fun floating flower that lights up, make these easy-to-build floating spoons! Add them to a pool, pond, or birdbath for a pretty floating light-up flower!
These DIY summer activities for kids (and family fun) are sensational ways to make the most of this season.