Eliminate boredom with these DIY Summer Fun Ideas for Kids!
DIY Summer Fun Ideas for Kids
When the last school bell rings and the kids enjoy long hot days home, mom’s creativity must come in. Often in our home we create a “bucket list” of fun with ideas of what we want to accomplish this summer. Pairing this with a calendar makes you organized or you might be like me where you just go with the flow and take it take by day. Whatever your style, take a look at some of these creative DIY Summer Fun Ideas for Kids. These ideas incorporate easy backyard ideas for your family – no need to leave home!
Before you get started, make sure you look at our No Bummer Summer Summer Boredom Busters Set. This set includes indoor and outdoor games for rainy and sunny days. Perfect for large and small groups. Enjoy a Stay at Home Vacation Stay-cation bundle and two creative summer bucket lists to form new family traditions and memories. Twenty-two pages of a fun summer printables.
DIY Summer Fun Ideas for Kids
2.) Make your own Constellation Flashlight from Paging Superman.
3.) Get artsy – Make a Squirt Gun Water Painting from Fire Flies and Mud Pies.
4.) Make Sand Pudding from Food Family Finds
5.) Get messy! Take a classic board game and have fun with Shaving Cream Twister as seen on Pinterest.
6.) Create your own game with Backyard Ker Plunk from All Parenting
8.) Discover something new with Ice Cavating on Frugal Coupon Living.
9.) Capture fairies in a jar with this DIY Glow in the Dark Mason Jar Tutorial from From Panka With Love.
10.) Paint with salt in this Salt Painting Tutorial from Meri Cherry. It’s really fun to see how the paint bleeds into the salt – creative and fascinating!
11.) Make your own Sleepover Tents from Lindsay and Andrew.
12.) Have a night swim with Glow Sticks in a Pool with this idea found online!
13.) Make your own paint with this Rainbow Sidewalk Chalk Paint tutorial on Learn, Play and Imagine.
14.) Make your own Tin Can Lanterns on Grow Creative.
15.) Make your own Ocean Water with this recipe on Frugal Coupon Living.
16.) Make Snake Bubbles or Kiddle Bubble Snake Creatures with this tutorial on Two Daloo.
17.) Make your own Glitter Slime from 36th Avenue.
18.) Easy to make Soap Clouds and so fun to play with! See our Best Bites for Tutorial.
19.) Paint with bubbles in this Water Color Bubble Art tutorial on My Cakies.
20.) DIY Night Bowling on Growing a Jeweled Rose.
21.) Make Colored Rice from Frugal Coupon Living – fun, sensory play for kids. We love playing with our cars and minatures a bucket!
22.) DIY Water Slide using a tarpe. We found the LDSym has a great tutorial.
23.) Make your own Backyard Movie Theater from Not Just a Housewife.
24.) Remember these? Take the kids back to your years off youth and make these DIY Coffee Can Stilts from Teach Mama.
25.) We love our six awesome ways to do water play, make your own Water Bag Pinata from Frugal Coupon Living.
26.) DIY Sponge Balls from Inner Child Fun – this is great for a back yard toss or homemade game. Add some water and soap and get ready to get wet!
27.) Make your own Tie Dye Swimsuit Cover from Adventures of a Middle Sister.
28.) Skip the color run and make your own. Host a backyard color fight with this DIY Color Powder Tutorial on Dukes nad Duchesses.
29.) Meet me at the car wash! Make your own Backyard Car Wash for your toy bikes on Design Mom. Maybe it’s a good excuse for skipping a bath night and sudzing the kids up!
30.) Who would have though!??! We love this last idea, make your own Glow in the Dark Sand from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
31) Twist your S’mores with these Campfire Cones on Frugal Coupon Living.
Take a look at this homemade Play-doh Recipe from Frugal Coupon Living!
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