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Fun Summer Craft Kits for Kids and Adults

Updated on June 21, 2014

Kids Summer Crafts

Find great summer crafts for kids and adults including flip flop kits, bug jars, picture frame, paint by numbers, cross stitch, scrapbooking and more.

These are fun to make at home, at parties, summer camp or any other variety of occasions. From young kids to seniors, there's lots of great craft kits here. I even have something fun for the men.

Craft kits are a wonderful way to get creative and relax at the same time. They are also good for keeping kids, as well as adults, busy and happy.

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Shell Craft Kit

Kids can really show off their crafting talents when they transform real sea shells into these adorable sea animals. Once completed. they can make for a nice display.

Creativity for Kids Beach Buddies Shell Crafts
Creativity for Kids Beach Buddies Shell Crafts

Comes with supplies to make 25 shell creatures.

 

Bug Jar Kit

A favorite summer activity for a lot of kids is to catch bugs, often to their mom's dismay. Instead of never knowing where one of their bugs will show up, kids can make their own bug jars to keep their favorite insects in.

Plastic Bug Jar Craft Kits - 12 per pack
Plastic Bug Jar Craft Kits - 12 per pack

You get supplies to make 12 bugs jars. The jars are made of plastic, so no need to worry about glass breaking.

 

Disney Crafts

You can always count on Disney for fun. This comes with everything to make 7 creative projects.

Flowers and Fairies Craft Kit - Disney Family Fun 7 Summer Fun Projects
Flowers and Fairies Craft Kit - Disney Family Fun 7 Summer Fun Projects

Make a clay ladybug, 3D butterfly, friendship bracelets, flower fairy and more!

 

Rubber Band Launcher

What I like about this is kids can not only have the fun of making it, but can play with it afterwards, making it double the fun.

Boy Craft Rubber Band Launcher Kit
Boy Craft Rubber Band Launcher Kit

Kids can build and decorate their own rubber band launcher. It's designed to have good accuracy when shooting.

 

Picture Frame Craft

Don't you love how bright and colorful this is? It definitely say summer.

Foam Summer Fun Photo Frame Magnet Craft Kits (1 dz)
Foam Summer Fun Photo Frame Magnet Craft Kits (1 dz)

Makes one dozen frames. Fill them with great summer memories. These would be particularly nice for children's parties.

 

Edible Craft

What about a fun edible craft? Gather the family together to make no bake cake pops. These are also great for parties.

Cake It Easy, No-Bake Cake Pops Kit - Create & Decorate - Fun for Kids!
Cake It Easy, No-Bake Cake Pops Kit - Create & Decorate - Fun for Kids!

Just add oil and water. Everything else you need is included to make 10 tasty treats.

 

Summer Scrapbook

Scrapbook Cover
Scrapbook Cover

Summer is full of fun activities. Picnics, barbecues, parties, vacations and so much more takes place during this time of year. How about an ongoing project?

Get a scrapbook and each week fill it in with pictures and memories for the week. As this craft would last all summer, it makes it economical and the family can always relive the summer through the pages of this book.

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Scrapbook Kit

I enjoy the color of this book. The yellow reminds me of the warm summer sun.

Tapestry by CR Gibson Scrapbook Complete Kit, Summer Theme, 12 by 12-Inch
Tapestry by CR Gibson Scrapbook Complete Kit, Summer Theme, 12 by 12-Inch

This complete kit comes with everything you need to create a wonderful summer scrapbook. All you need to do is add your memorable pictures.

 

Summer Necklace Craft

Looking for some tropical fun? Children can make their own Hawaiian necklaces.

Fun Express BB019377 Tropical Luau Necklace Craft Kit - Activity For 12
Fun Express BB019377 Tropical Luau Necklace Craft Kit - Activity For 12

Each necklace kit comes individually wrapped, so you don't have to worry about sorting items out.

 

Beaded Birdhouse Kit

Isn't this delightful looking? You can add it to your summer decor when finished.

Flip Flop Kits

How can you not think of flip flops when you think of summer? Here are some creative crafts that honor this summer footwear.

Make Your Own Flip Flop Fashion Kit - Makes 2 Pairs - One for you, One for a friend
Make Your Own Flip Flop Fashion Kit - Makes 2 Pairs - One for you, One for a friend

Isn't it great how this kit has enough supplies to make two pair? How fun for best friends to make together.

 
Adult Size Flip Flops Craft Kit (makes 12)
Adult Size Flip Flops Craft Kit (makes 12)

Ladies, don't let the kids have all the fun. There are enough supplies in this kit to make 12 pairs of decorated flip flops.This is fun for luncheons, pool parties, or any other ladies' gathering. If you have a teenager, this would be great for a slumber party.

 
Midwest Products Mosaic Flip Flop Stepping Stone Kit
Midwest Products Mosaic Flip Flop Stepping Stone Kit

Think how pretty these would look in your garden. The instructions are easy to follow and the kit comes with the tools needed to create these.

 
Craftways Flip Flops Latch Hook Kit
Craftways Flip Flops Latch Hook Kit

Think how adorable this will look on the floor when completed. The approximate size is 20"x27."

 

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Summer Paint By Numbers

Paint by numbers kits are a relaxing way to spend some quiet time during a busy summer. These are good for older kids and adults. Afterwards, you can hang your gorgeous masterpiece.

Dimensions Crafts Paintworks Paint by Number Kit, Hummingbird and Poppies
Dimensions Crafts Paintworks Paint by Number Kit, Hummingbird and Poppies

You can almost smell the flowers and hear the flapping of the hummingbird's wings.

 

Summer Cross Stitch

Dimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch, A Summer Stroll
Dimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch, A Summer Stroll

Step back in time to a simpler time with this beautiful Victorian cross stitch. Isn't it elegant? Measures 10x8 inches when completed. With easy to follow instructions, you'll find everything you need to make this beauty.

 
Bucilla Heirloom Collection Counted Cross Stitch Picture Kit, 45480 Garden Hummingbird
Bucilla Heirloom Collection Counted Cross Stitch Picture Kit, 45480 Garden Hummingbird

Create this delightful hummingbird cross stitch. Look at how wonderful the details are.

 

Beer Making Kit

Why not let the men have some fun? Two different types of beer are included making for a total of 4 gallons.

What kind of crafts do you enjoy?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @georgepmoola2: I absolutely agree with you.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @AlanJC321: That's very nice to hear.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @takkhisa: I love the flip flop kits.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      A much better way to spend time than being transfixed by computer games.

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      AlanJC321 3 years ago

      Looks like a lot of fun. They would make great gifts for my nieces.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      I see there are many fun summer crafts ideas for both kids and adults. All those flip-flops look very cute!