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Summer vacation is here and we all know what that means – bored kids are just a few days away! So in an effort to keep the kiddos entertained this summer and keep boredom at bay (you know, without relying on television or video games), I’m on a one-woman mission to round up the coolest summer activities for kids. From crafts they can join in on to classic childhood games, click through for 10 fun DIY summer activities for kids!

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    10 DIY Summer Activities for Kids

    Keep the kids from getting bored this summer with 10 DIY summer activities for kids!

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    DIY Summer Kits

    I love these cool DIY summer kits, perfect for keeping the kids occupied in the backyard or at the beach! Start with muslin bags dip-dyed in your favorite color and stash them with goodies like treats and water guns.
    Get the how-to at Oh My Little Dears

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    DIY ABC Fishing Game

    A fun little game for the little kiddos! I love this DIY fishing game that's made simply from cardboard and allows your kids to practice their alphabet, too!
    Get the how-to at Sugar Lander

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    DIY Homemade Flubber

    Perfect for rainy days stuck inside, homemade flubber is as easy as combining basic ingredients like school glue, Borax and water!
    Get the how-to at Live Craft Eat

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    DIY Bird Feeders

    These homemade bird feeders are so easy to make that the kids can definitely help. Bonus: they'll love watching feathered friends visiting in the backyard all summer long!
    Get the how-to at Hellobee | Photo by Danyelle of Dandee Designs

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    DIY Construction Site Activity Tray

    Keep little imaginations busy with this cute little construction site activity tray! Take a wooden tray and fill it up with lentils (or any kind of grain or seed), then deck it out with little toys like trucks, worker men, and spoons. So fun!
    Get the how-to at Hellobee | Photo by Caroline of Armelle Blog

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    Water Painting

    This is such a fun idea and it's one I've never heard of before! Using a cup of water and little paint brushes, get busy water "painting" on the sidewalk.
    Get the how-to at Hellobee

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    DIY Tree Swing

    I'm crazy about an old-fashioned tree swing and vote we all make our own this summer! To get started you need a wood plank, rope, and loads of colorful paint.
    Get the how-to at Design Love Fest | Photo by Kimberly Genevieve

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    DIY Herb Garden

    A fun activity for the whole family this summer, these DIY herb garden cans are so fun - especially with the free printable labels!
    Get the how-to at Homemade Charlotte | Photo by Sibylle Roessler of Funkytime

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    Homemade Bubbles

    Blowing bubbles on a summer day is my kind of fun! Up the ante by making your own homemade bubble solution and fun heart-shaped wands from floral wire.
    Get the how-to at Poppy Haus

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    DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppets

    Another perfect pick for a rainy day, these googly-eyed hand puppets are so sweet! Make your own from wooden beads and elastic cord.
    Get the how-to at Handmade Charlotte | Photo by Natalie Kramer of Schaer­esteipa­pier

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

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