11+ Fun Summer Art & Craft Ideas Your Teen Will Love

Summer break is almost here, and you know what that means: the inevitable chorus of “I’m bored!” from your favorite tweens and teens. Fear not! We’ve rounded up some sensational summer craft ideas that will keep them busy, entertained, and creatively engaged all season long. Plus, most of these projects can be whipped up using items you already have on hand, no need for special tools or materials!

1. Astronaut Finger Puppet

Launch your kids’ imagination into outer space with this simple yet delightful astronaut finger puppet. All you need is some felt, glue, and a little creativity to bring these miniature space explorers to life.

2. Peacock Paper Craft

Spread the feathers of fun with a vibrant peacock paper craft. Colorful construction paper, scissors, and some glue are all it takes to create a dazzling display of plumage that’s sure to impress.

3. Face Change Disposable Glass

Turn an ordinary disposable glass into a canvas of expressions. With markers and some stick-on accessories, kids can create a variety of faces that change with a twist of the glass.

4. Funny Fox Ahri Puppet

Inspired by the playful character Ahri, this funny fox puppet will be a hit with the gaming crowd. Craft foam, pipe cleaners, and a bit of sewing can bring this charismatic creature to life.

5. Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter may be over, but the crafting continues! From bunny ear headbands to egg carton chicks, these Easter-themed crafts are perfect for any time of the year.


6. Watermelon Paper Fan

Cool down with a watermelon paper fan that looks good enough to eat. Folded paper, paint, and popsicle sticks combine to create a refreshing slice of summer.

7. Popsicle Tissue Craft

Speaking of popsicles, why not make a non-melting version with tissue paper? Layer different colors to mimic your favorite flavors for a sweet decoration.

8. Watermelon Sponge Painting

Dive into sponge painting with a watermelon twist. Cut sponges into watermelon shapes, dip them in paint, and stamp away to create juicy art pieces.

9. Sponge Painted Ice Cream Craft

If watermelons aren’t your thing, how about ice cream? Use the same sponge painting technique to create delicious-looking ice cream cones that won’t drip on a hot day.

10. Handprint Butterflies

Transform little hands into beautiful butterflies with some paint and creativity. Each handprint becomes a unique set of wings for these fluttering masterpieces.

11. Dinosaur Handprint

Roar into the prehistoric past with dinosaur handprints. A few strokes of paint can turn a handprint into a mighty T-Rex or a long-necked Brachiosaurus.

12. Pom Pom Hedgehogs

Create a cuddly collection of pom pom hedgehogs. With yarn, felt, and googly eyes, these little critters are perfect for a crafty afternoon.

13. Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get a head start on Halloween with spooky crafts that can be enjoyed all summer long. From ghostly garlands to wicked witch hats, there’s no limit to the eerie creations you can conjure up.

14. Cardboard Sun Craft

This sun craft is a fantastic way to brighten up any room and add a touch of summer warmth. It’s also a great opportunity for kids to learn about the sun’s importance to our planet while expressing their artistic side.

With these craft ideas, your tweens and teens will have a blast unleashing their inner artists. So, gather your materials, and let’s make this summer one to remember with crafts that are as fun to make as they are to display!

For more crafty inspiration, make sure to explore our Pinterest Board, where we’ve curated a collection of even more fabulous craft ideas. And don’t forget to check out our blog for step-by-step guides, tips, and tricks to enhance your crafting experience.

Also, for all your crafting needs, consider Drawlish Art Supplies, your go-to source for quality materials that will help bring your creative visions to life.

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