We did #20CraftsIn20Days with our Summer Craft Club! If you’re new here, I sent out 1 email a day for 20 days and we all crafted together!
I really enjoyed seeing all of the kids crafts in our 20 Crafts In 20 Days Facebook group. Kids are so creative and it was fun seeing how they made the crafts their own. All of images below came from our facebook group and are actual crafts kids made in our Summer Craft Club!
Below you’ll find exactly what crafts we did each week with a link to the tutorial for that craft. If you’d like to join the club and get a materials list and an email each weekday morning for 20 days, skip to the bottom of this post to sign up. It’s free!
Summer Crafts- Week 1
Day 1. Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirts
Day 2. Cereal Box Houses
Erin’s kids loved crafting with cardboard boxes so much they made their own ski ball machine! Super impressive!
Day 3. Spray Bottle Painting
This craft is messy, but totally worth it. You can use spray bottles or syringes with watered down paint, or heck give water guns a try! Check out this masterpeice made by Erin’s daughter. It’s now hanging on her bedroom wall!
This is another craft that is a winner for all ages. Becca is a part of our #20CraftsIn20Days Facebook group and said the kids and parents loved this craft when she did it as a collaborative art peice at their preschool.
Day 4. DIY Matching Game for Kids
Day 5. Paint a Toy
This craft was invented by my 3 year old son. About 6 months ago, for 3 days straight, Maxwell begged me to paint a green plastic tractor. After exhausting all of my excuses, I gave in and let the kiddo paint his tractor. He painted that tractor all the colors for an hour straight. He set it outside to dry, and then preceded to paint that tractor every afternoon for the next week.
Summer Crafts- Week 2
Day 6. Slime
Gather Elmer’s glue, baking soda, contact solution, and food dye and let the slime magic happen! One bottle of glue, makes one batch of slime. How cute are Kristin’s kiddos whipping up a batch of slime together?
Day 7. Nature Art
Start your nature art with a walk around the yard to collect twigs, berries, rocks, grass blades, leaves, flowers, anything really. Next, make deisgns! Or letters, words, numbers, shapes, mandalas, or even creatures out of the nature collected. We typically make our creations on the cement patio, but you could easily glue them to paper too.
Alexis is an awesome mom, but she’s not into crafting with her kids. Here’s what she said about nature art, “All I had to do was walk around the yard while they collected a bag full of rocks and leaves and then I sat my butt in the shade and ate a popsicle while they made designs out of it all on the porch. All of the gold stars for taking my kids outside and crafting today!”
Day 8. Shaving Cream Marbling
This craft is one of my favorites! All kids love the process, it’s easy, and the results are gorgeous! Plus, you can turn the marbled masterpieces into things like this amazing banner made by Deonna!
Day 9. Snail Mail Envelopes
Day 10. Creative Station
Summer Crafts- Week 3
Day 11. TP Tube Creatures
Day 12. Ice Blocks
There are many ways to excavate the ice blocks. Laurel’s kiddos used water squirters! My son loves a hammer, ha! Another smart mom in the group had her boys take the ice blocks camping, and then when the parents needed a few minutes to clean up breakfast, she pulled them out of the cooler and handed the kids hammers!
Day 13. Chalk Obstacle Course
This is one of my kids favorite things to do outside, and lately Maxwell likes to get in on the design part. In the picture below, he added the rock pile to “donkey kick” over! Best part? All you need is chalk!
Day 14. Coffee Filter Crafts
This craft is one of my favorites because it is low mess painting. They’re just painting with water and markers on coffee filters!
Day 15. Paper Plate Creatures
There are 70+ paper plate crafts on the list above, but I love that Erin’s son decided to make his own thing. His tribal mask turned out so awesome I added it to the master list!
Summer Crafts- Week 4
Day 16. Rock Paintings
Rock painting is about as easy as it gets in craft world, but kids always love it! Hunt for a few rocks and then, add paint. You can also use permanent markers for even less mess. Victoria’s kids made these awesome patriotic rocks!
Day 17. Monster Pancakes
Day 18. Fruit Volcano Experiment
Fruit volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar were a big hit in the group! There were a ton of adorable videos posted. I love the fun squirters Victoria’s kids are using in the picture below!
Day 19. Magic Watercolors
Day 20. Sandpaper Printed T-Shirts
Kids always love wearing their art, or at least mine do! These DIY t-shirts provide a unique process that amazes kids and adults. Color with crayons on sandpaper and then use an iron to transfer the design to a t-shirt… who knew?
To get the free printable of the summer crafts checklist, just save this file to your computer and print.
If you want to join the summer craft club fun and have a crafty email sent to you every morning for 2o days, sign up with your email below!
Happy crafting, y’all!