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10 Kids' Crafts Worth Making This Summer

School is out and it’s time to get the kids busy for the summer! I’ve pulled together a collection of ideas for you to keep them occupied – and several are scrapbooking. Kids love to scrapbook! It’s fun for them to look over old memories and pull them together in a creative way. This school days scrapbook is a great way for children to assemble last year’s memorabilia.

Kids can also do the same online. If you are looking for a digital way to pull memories together, I recommend Wendy’s Fresh Pic’d Summer app, which is a fun and easy way to get a scrapbook going in minutes. Are you ready to get creative? Click through the jump for more kids summer craft ideas!


  • Birthday Box 1 of 9
    Birthday Box
    Have children collect birthday party memories such as cards, wrapping paper, candles and photos inside a special box.
    Learn more at Martha Stewart
  • Tropical Fish 2 of 9
    Tropical Fish
    Have children paint paper plates using bright acrylic paints to make these fun tropical fish.
    Find out how at Make and Takes
  • Fun Slime 3 of 9
    Fun Slime
    With simple household ingredients you can create slime that provides hours of entertainment.
    Get the how-to at TidyMom
  • Books in a Book 4 of 9
    Books in a Book
    Let kids create small albums that tell a story, then place them in a larger album to commemorate a special time.
    Find out how at Martha Stewart
  • Flower Canvas 5 of 9
    Flower Canvas
    Paint a canvas and then add pretty blooms by cutting up paper scraps.
    Learn more at Tonya Staab
  • Ring Bound Books 6 of 9
    Ring Bound Books
    Kids will love using items collected on family vacations (such as postcards and maps) to make these memorable mini-scrapbooks.
    Get the how-to at Martha Stewart
  • Milk Carton Boats 7 of 9
    Milk Carton Boats
    Cut up old milk cartons and then paint them to make fun summer boats.
    Visit the post at Lilla a
  • Mini Books 8 of 9
    Mini Books
    Create a mini-scrapbook to document special times with favorite wrapping paper, magazine tear outs or other special, unique things.
    Learn more at Martha Stewart
  • Sun Prints 9 of 9
    Sun Prints
    Kids will love collecting the leaves and flowers, then using sun print paper to create pretty art.
    Learn how to do it at Skip to My Lou

 

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