Continuing on with our Summer themed round ups, today is all about sunshine! It wouldn’t be Summer without the sun so what better way to celebrate the upcoming season than with sun crafts and activities. We will be sharing some of the cutest sun crafts made with paper plates, learning activities that work on fine motor skills, ideas that incorporate cutting with scissors practice, and more!
More themed Summer fun → 10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids
At the end of this post, we are sharing even more ways have fun celebrating Summer with kids from 25+ other awesome bloggers!
10 Sun Crafts to make with Kids this Summer:
- Glue Resist Sun Craft – Make a happy sun using a paper plate! Little Sister loved seeing our glue designs show through.
- Handprint Sunshine – We love handprint crafts and love this cheerful art project
- Summer Alphabet Clothespin Clipping Activity – Incorporates art, fine motor, and letter recognition!
- Scissor Skills Sunshine – This activity provides littles ones who are learning to use a scissors with a way to practice cutting while making a simple craft.
- Shaved Crayon Suncatcher – Catch the sun with this beautiful art project!
- Sunny Monoprints – Have you tried this art technique yet? It’s fun for both kids and adults! Head over to see how easy it is to do.
- Cupcake Liner Sun – Isn’t this adorable? Grab a few cupcake liners and buttons, then pop on over to I Heart Crafty Things to get the instructions!
- Letter S Fine Motor Craft – Head over to School Time Snippets to see how to make this idea that is great for preschoolers.
- Peeking Paper Plate Sunshine – Stacey also shares a paper plate umbrella in the post – both a great for a weather unit!
- Fine Motor Sun Craft – Kids will work their fine motors with this fun threading activity!
More ways for kids to stay busy this Summer:
We have also teamed up with quite a few other kid bloggers to bring you tons of Fun Summer ideas for kids! You can find these ideas linked at the end of this post. We have so many more themed Summer play ideas to share with you over the next month like this one and our watermelon crafts round up we shared earlier in the week.
- Wet and Wonderful Summer Ideas for Kids | Powerful Mothering
- Awesome Backyard Ideas for Summer | In The Playroom
- Summer Alphabet Relay Obstacle Course – Mom Inspired Life
- Planning a Summer Garden for Kids – Mama’s Happy Hive
- Summer Lego Ice Rescue – Multicraftingmummy
- 35 Beach & Ocean Themed Sensory Play Ideas | Golden Reflections Blog
- Summer Flower Sensory Bin for Kids | Adventure in a Box
- Fun with Zoo Animals for Kids – My Bright Firefly
- Summer Bubble Fun For Kids – Just Another Mom
- Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer! – The Natural Homeschool
- Summer STEM Activities for Kids | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
- 27 Simple Summer Science Experiments for Kids | Edventures with Kids
- Summer Alphabet Activities– Growing Book by Book
- Color Your Summer: Sidewalk Chalk for Kids | Child Led Life
- Top tips for creating a Summer fairy garden | The Gingerbread House
- Ultimate Guide to Summer Sidewalk Chalk | Cutting Tiny Bites
- Ideas for Summer drawings | Hodge Podge Craft
- Summer nature art & craft ideas | Messy Little Monster
Refreshing Kids Drinks and Snacks
- How to Make Awesome Summer Juices for Kids | Witty Hoots
- 10 Summer Snacks for Kids to Make – Fun-A-Day!
- Quick and Easy Frozen Summer Watermelon Pop | Little Bins for Little Hands
- Frozen Watermelon Cubes for Fruit Flavored Water | Little Bins for Little Hands
Even more ideas:
- Free Summer Printables – Montessori Nature
- 100 Budget Friendly Summer Activities | Something 2 Offer
- Summer acts of kindness for kids | Mum in the Mad House
- Summer Survival Guide For Busy Moms and Toddlers | Words n Needles
- Summer Fun Activities For Toddlers | Adventures of Adam
- 20 Ideas for Summer Fun with Preschool Kids | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
- Summer Preschool Activities – Living Life and Learning
- Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles
- 5 Amazingly Cool Summer Activities for Little Kids | Peakle Pie
- Summer Evenings – Family Fun Ideas with young kids | Rainy Day Mum