50 Summer Crafts, Recipes and Games

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

As parents we know that after a few weeks of being out of school the “I’m bored blues” can set in, leaving you wondering how you’ll cope until fall. Well never fear! We’ve been out looking for some of our favorite summertime games, crafts, activities and edible treats. From cooling off on a homemade slip and slide to constructing your own hula hoops, there are more than enough ideas here to keep you and the kids busy and entertained all summer! To get the instructions for each of these ideas, click the corresponding link. These links go outside of FamilyCorner.com. Use your back button to return and continue down the list! Water Fun

1. How to Make a Sprinkler from PVC Pipe

2. Back Yard Kid Wash

3. Homemade Slip n Slide

4. Washcloth Pom Pom Sponges

5. Water Sponge Toys

6. Sprinkler Birthday Party Cool Treats

7. Homemade Slushie Floats

8. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

9. Frozen Watermelon Pops

10. Monster Popsicle Snuggies

11. Tropical Fruit Popsicles

12. Freeze Pop Holders Fun Activities

13. Super Giant Bubbles Kit

14. How to Make Giant Bubbles

15. Snake Bubbles

16. Water Bottle Bubble Fun

17. Tiny Bubbles

18. Chalk Spray

19. Homemade Sidewalk Paint

20. How to Make Rainbow Ice

21. Rainbow Ice Painting Games to Play

22. Finger Weave Jump Rope

23. Homemade Hula Hoops

24. Paper Plate Frisbees

25. Colorful Kites

26. Dragon Kite

27. How to Make Foam Swords

28. Marshmallow Shooters

29. Backyard Twister Game

30. Bean Bag Toss

31. Ring Toss Crafts to Make

32. Glow Stick Lanterns

33. Sand Casted Starfish

34. Sand Casted Handprints

35. Tree House Signs

36. Make a Sit Upon

37. Ribbon Flip Flops

38. Foam Water Bottle Carrier

39. How to Tie Dye with Preschoolers

40. Swirling Twirling Ladybugs

41. Pop Bottle Wind Spinner

42. Acorn Mobile

43. Colorful Walking Stick

44. Flower Prints

45. Printing With Leaves

46. Watering Can Craft Float a Boat

47. Twig Raft

48. Cargo Ship

49. Make Wine Cork Boats

50. Wine Cork Boats

Don’t miss our summer section where you’ll find even more summer crafts, games, activities and recipes. Here are 18 varieties of the game “Tag” you can play too!

Amanda Formaro
Amanda Formaro (343 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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