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5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

The summer holidays will soon be upon us and that means one thing - children who need entertaining. Whatever your child’s interested in, crafting is a great way to keep the kids occupied and teach them new skills. Share your love for papercraft and enjoy a day of creativity with our top 5 fun kids crafts to treat the kids to this summer.

5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

1. Fruit and veg printing

5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

We've all heard of potato printing, but there are many fruits and vegetables that are ideal candidates for this art. Experiment with different foods and let your kids explore the different patterns that they can create. All you need is some cheap poster paint and some fun food - try lemons, apples, peppers and more. Source

2. Paper dolls

5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

These cute dollies are simple to make and kids will love playing with them afterwards. Just cut out a simple body shape then draw and paint the details. The skirts are made from cake wrappers! Fasten them together with split pins to make a garland. Source

3. Bird houses

5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

Decorating bird houses is not only a fun activity, but also a great opportunity to teach kids about nature. These wooden blanks are available from Baker Ross at £5.95 for a set of four. Paint them bright colours or why not decoupage them? Then hang them in the garden and wait for the birds to appear. Source

4. Paper bracelets

5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

This fun activity teaches children how fun and useful paper folding can be. Start by painting a piece of paper with a colourful pattern, then fold it into a bracelet using the handy photo guide found here Source

5. Egg carton daffodils

5 Fun Crafts To Do With The Kids This Summer

Everyone loves paper flowers, because they're pretty and they last forever! Best of all, these are easy to make and most definitely child-friendly. Collect your old egg cartons and use them to create the centre of your daffs. This is ideal for young kids. Find the tutorial here Source

Find more kids crafts on our Pinterest board here. Enjoy!

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