Summertime Crafts for Toddlers
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This collection of summertime crafts for toddlers is perfect for kids ages 2-4. They’re simple to make and (mostly) mess-free!
Each one of the crafts featured on this list can be made by young crafters. Most require supplies you’ve likely got lying around your crafting space.
You’ll find paper plate crafts, toilet paper roll crafts, paper crafts, and more.
These crafts are a great way to encourage toddlers to express their creativity while strengthen important motor skills as they color, cut, and glue to complete each one.
Summertime Crafts for Toddlers
Paper Plate Watermelon Craft
Summer is the perfect time to make this adorable paper plate watermelon craft. It's so easy for preschoolers to make this adorable paper plate craft!
Cupcake Liner Flower Craft
This simple flower craft is one of my favorites. Add it to your preschool summer ideas, because it's easy to make and requires just a few supplies you've likely got in your stash already.
Beehive Craft for Preschoolers
This beehive craft for preschoolers is simply adorable! Fingerprint bees add to the playfulness of this paper craft that's perfect for spring and summer.
Easy Fingerprint Flowers Craft
Are you looking for a super simple craft to do with your kids? It doesn't get any easier than this fingerprint flowers craft!
Bunny Paper Plate Craft
This bunny paper plate craft is perfect for your upcoming preschool activities! It simple enough for even your youngest crafters to make.
Handprint Ice Cream Cone Craft
Preserve your toddlers tiny handprint with this fun ice cream cone paper craft. It's perfect for summer crafting sessions.
Red, White & Blue Star Craft
Toddlers can strengthen motor skills as they use a paper punch to punch red, white, and blue stars out of construction paper for a one-of-a-kind patriotic star craft.
Torn Paper Ice Cream Cone
Tearing paper is a great fine motor skill builder. Kids can practice that skill as they make this adorable torn paper ice cream cone.
Summer Crafts for Toddlers
With a little bit of prepwork (cutting strips into the toilet paper tube), kids can paint colorful fireworks for a fun summertime craft.
Nature Suncatcher Craft
Gather bits of nature on your next walk around the blog. Collect clovers, flower petals, and more. Use them to create a gorgeous nature suncatcher craft.
Coffee Filter Sun Craft
Toddlers can paint or color a coffee filter yellow, and use it as the base for this simple coffee filter sun craft.
Pool Noodle Monsters
These pool noodle monsters are perfect for toddlers. Gather scraps of paper, feathers, pom poms, and more to make each one a unique creation.
Ocean Themed Wreaths
Ocean stickers adorn a paper plate to make this ocean themed wreath. Pair it with your favorite book about the ocean to extend the activity.
This adorable turtle craft is perfect for toddlers especially when you provide a prepared turtle cut out.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
If you love using peg dogs in your imaginative play area, you don’t want to miss these eco-friendly Summer Peg Dolls decorated with hand painted summery flowers!
Storytelling is part of the learning process. Add some summer story stones to your reading and literacy centers.