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The best summer handprint crafts for preschool or kindergarten kids. Sunshine, ocean animals, and watermelon – they are all here!
Summer is perfect for crafting with little ones. The afternoons can be super hot, and it’s often nice to escape to the air-conditioning and get your craft on.
I’ve discovered some handprint summer crafts that your kids are going to love. You can make them on regular craft paper or on a canvas to be hung on the wall. Either way, handprint crafts make great keepsakes for loved ones.
Summer Handprint Crafts
There is nothing I love more in summer than to watch the hummingbirds flit around the trees outside my window. If you love hummingbirds, too, your kids can make a sweet handprint hummingbird craft. Learn Create Love
Summer is made for grilling! And, your kids will love making this Daddy’s grilling partner keepsake for their favorite grill master. Glued to My Crafts
Sports fans will love this baseball glove handprint project. Easy Preschool Craft
Whether your kids like eating watermelon or not, they’re sure to love making a handprint watermelon painting. Crystal and Co.
Mermaid fans will love making a handprint mermaid painting while they dream of swimming with them this summer. Education.com
Kick off your summer with a BANG! These handprint fireworks make a great addition to your 4th of July party decor. Ava’s Alphabet
Speaking of the 4th of July, you won’t believe how easy it is to turn your child’s handprints into Uncle Sam and a bald eagle! Artsy Crafty Mom
Whether you’re heading to the beach this summer or just dreaming of it, these handprint crabs are sure to put you in a beachy mood. Faith and Fabric Design
I’ve never seen a flamingo in the wild unless plastic yard flamingos count. But, they sure do make me think of summer. These handprint flamingos are so cute your kids will want to make a whole flock. The Chirping Moms
Summertime is the best time to enjoy cold, juicy pineapple! And, your kids will love making a handprint pineapple keepsake! Glued to My Crafts
Do your kids love camping or hanging out around the fire pit in your backyard? Let them make a fire of their own. A handprint campfire, that is. The Chirping Moms
I scream! You scream! The kids will all scream to make this handprint ice cream cone craft. Crafty Morning
Gather sand on your next trip to the beach. Use it to make a sandy handprint keepsake. If you make one every time you go to the beach, you’ll be able to watch your child’s growth from year to year. Crafting a Green World
Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers. I love watching them grow tall and sway in the wind. Your kids will love making their own sunflower handprint craft. Free Preschool Crafts
Speaking of flowers… kids can make a whole bouquet of handprint flowers in their favorite colors. Tots and Me
This paper handprint eagle craft is a great no-mess handprint craft for kids. Simple Every Day Mom
Save this handprint sun paper plate craft for a rainy day to lighten the mood. Darcy and Brian
Is your yard invaded by ladybugs each summer? Now, they can invade your craft space when your kids make a paper roll handprint ladybug craft. Non Toy Gifts
Nemo fans will love this handprint fish craft. Simple Every Day Mom
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
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This bald eagle craft combines items you likely have in your craft stash with a focus on our national bird! The perfect 4th of July craft for kids.
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