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13 Must-Make Easy Summer Crafts for Preschoolers & Toddlers

Hi friends & welcome back to the blog! Today I want to share with you over 13 super fun must-make easy summer crafts for preschoolers & toddlers!

I recently polled you on Instagram and asked what you’d like to see coming up for this month, and so many of you said “crafts for toddlers” so I decided to make this post!

I have asked so many of my blogging friends to share with me their all-time favorite crafts for toddlers & preschoolers and have found the following 13 crafts to be the best ones of all.

While I’m at it, I’d like to remind you that I have other similar posts on my page for toddlers & preschoolers. Make sure you check out these related posts today before you leave:

I really hope you enjoy today’s post! I’m sure you will! Please share this with other parents so they can provide a fun activity for their toddlers and preschoolers to do this summer! Let’s get right to it!

summer crafts for preschoolers and toddlers

13 Must-Make Easy Summer Crafts for Preschoolers & Toddlers

1. Sunflower Bird Feeder Craft

sunflower bird feeder craft

This is such a cute, simple idea for a summer craft from Gin Gin & Roo! This sunflower bird feeder looks like something you would buy at HomeGoods or something similar – it really is adorable.

2. Balloon Painting Craft

balloon painting craft

If you’ve never done balloon painting with your toddlers or preschoolers, you are seriously missing out – it really is so much fun! Paper Scissors Craft blog goes over ideas for balloon painting in their post and I think you will love it!

3. Aquarium Craft

aquarium craft

This aquarium craft is not only easy – it is also super adorable and something I can imagine most toddlers and preschoolers would love to help make! Check out The Write Balance to see it and more ideas!

4. Shark Porthole Sun Catcher Craft

shark porthole sun catcher craft

My favorite on this entire list is this shark porthole sun catcher craft. That may be because I was in the Navy for 10 years and love anything ship-related! But it’s also because it is so pretty and super unique. Your kids will love making this, too! Check out One Simple Party for more information on how to make this!

5. Popsicles Craft

popsicle craft

Art Craft and Fun has a list of several summer crafts for kids and this popsicles craft is my favorite! I love that your toddler or preschooler can get super creative with this and make whatever “flavor” popsicle they’d like! It would be fun to do this and then have a popsicle treat right after.

6. Ice Cream Craft

ice cream craft

This puffy paint ice cream craft is so cute and so realistic looking you may want to eat it! (Not really, ha!) Crafty Morning goes over all the instructions on their post so be sure to check them out for this adorable idea for toddlers and preschoolers for summertime!

7. Colorful Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

coffee filter butterfly craft

This colorful coffee filter butterfly craft from Mombrite is not only colorful and beautiful, but it’s also super easy to do. It’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. The craft turns out to look pretty magical, so make sure this one is on your list of crafts to make for this summer!

8. Egg Carton Bugs Craft

egg carton bugs craft

Paper Scissors Craft will be mentioned several times throughout this post because they really are one of my favorite places to go to for crafts for small children. This egg carton bugs craft is one of my favorites of theirs – kids love not only making these but also playing with them once they are done! Too cute.

9. Sunscreen Painting Craft

sunscreen painting craft

This sunscreen painting craft by Team Cartwright is not only cute, it’s also something that can be incorporated into a STEAM art lesson for homeschooled preschoolers. Check it out now!

10. Q-Tip Painting Craft

q tip painting craft

Q-tip painting is something you can do any time of year, even if it’s not summer – but you can use various templates of shapes and designs to make it more summer-like. This is another one from Paper Scissors Craft that your small children will be sure to love!

11. Toilet Paper Roll Firework Craft

toilet paper roll firework craft

This is my second favorite on the list – because I mean, come on, how beautiful are these? This is the toilet paper roll firework craft by Mombrite and I’m pretty sure you will love the looks of this one hung up in your window for 4th of July just as much as your toddler enjoys making it!

12. Toddler Car Art Craft

toddler car art craft

I absolutely love the idea of this craft, toddler car art, by Paper Scissors Craft! This is so perfect for a toddler or preschooler who loves vehicles – and it’s especially great during the summer when they will already be outside playing with all their cars and trucks! Toddlers will love this craft – and the outcome is beautiful.

13. Foam Bubbles Craft

foam bubble craft

Finally, this foam bubbles craft will be a hit with your toddler and preschoolers for the summer time! I recommend doing this before bath, because it may get messy! This one is from Paper Scissors Craft as well so be sure to check out their page to get more details on how to make the bubbles!


Well friends, that’s all for today’s post on summer crafts for toddlers and preschoolers! I truly hope you enjoyed this and found at least once craft you will be making with your children this summer. Tell me in the comments, what is your favorite craft from this list?

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2 years ago

Thank you for all the shout outs, you are too kind! This is a great list for preschoolers and toddlers! They are simple, easy and fun!

2 years ago

omg my son would love these. thanks for sharing these ideas.

2 years ago

Such cute craft ideas! I will be trying a few of these with my toddler!

2 years ago

These ideas are so creative love them all!! Cant wait to try 🙂

2 years ago

Thank you for sharing so many fun options! I can’t wait to try these out during a rainy day.