9 Projects for Summer Craftin’ With Kids!

9 Projects for Summer Craftin' with Kids

School’s out for the summer and your grandkids, children, nieces, nephews, and even great-grandchildren are looking for something fun to do! Encourage their creativity with these 9 projects from The Studio that are fun for both children and adults. Each has a recommended age group and some ideas for how you can get in on the artsy fun!

1. Color Burst and Tim Holtz Resist Paper Card Project

Color Burst and Tim Holtz Resist Paper Card Project

Recommended Age: 7 and up

Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powdered watercolor can be messy, but it is well worth it. Just dust the page with some powder and spritz with water to see the vivid colors magically appear right before your eyes. You may need to assist with puffing the dry watercolor pigment onto the page, but the kids will have a blast with the spray bottle!

 Click here for complete instructions.

2. Inspirational Tags Using Distress Crayons

Inspirational Tags Project

Recommended Age: 4 and up

Everyone from toddlers to adults will have fun coloring these shipping tags with Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons. Let the kids experiment with a stack of baby wipes and allow them to blend the colors in new and interesting ways, then finish the design with a Dina Wakley stamp that pulls the whole tag together.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

3. Lemongrass and Ginger Soap Recipe

Lemongrass and Ginger Soap Project

Recommended Age: 12 and up

This project will need adult supervision, but the kids will love sprinkling the herbs into soap molds, and helping chop the soap into cubes for heating. This simple melt and pour recipe should be poured by an adult.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

4. Coloring Beyond the Page

Coloring Beyond the Page

Recommended Age: 4 and up

Wrap your presents for summer birthday parties or housewarming gifts with this custom paper. Just stamp the designs onto the page and let the kiddos go nuts with their pencils, markers, and crayons. For older children, you can even try watercolor pencils and a water brush pen.

Click here for complete instructions.


5. Fairytale Journal

Fairytale Journal

Recommended Age: 6 and up

The kids will love sponging on different colors of paint to the cover of this journal. Once they’re finished, Just add a few details to tie the journal together and you have a brand-new way to record your thoughts, sketch out ideas, and more.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

6. Pearls of Wisdom Wrap Bracelet

Pearls of Wisdom Wrap Bracelet

Recommended Age: 6 and up

The paint-splattered ribbon on this bracelet is the perfect opportunity for kids to add their artistic touch to your project. Water down some acrylic paints and let them fling different colors onto some white cotton ribbon or torn muslin.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

7. Somewhere Beyond the Sea String Art

Somewhere Beyond the Sea String Art

Recommended Age: 9 and up

Just set up this project by hammering a few nails into a piece of wood and have the kids wrap twine to create magnificent designs.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

8. Coconut Lemon Lip Balm

Coconut Lemon Lip Balm

Recommended Age: 12 and up

The kids will love mixing the ingredients and decorating these little lip balm tins, and an adult should pour the lip balm for them. This is a project that can be used all summer as the kids are at the beach, or enjoying the summer sun.

Click here for complete instructions.

9. Custom Book Covers

Custom Book Covers

Recommended Age: 5 and up

When you start thinking about back to school, get the kids involved with the preparations by having them paint their own paper book covers. They’ll love the freedom of designing what their textbooks will look like for the coming year.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

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9 Projects for Summer Craftin' with Kids

School’s out for the summer and your grandkids, children, nieces, nephews, and even great-grandchildren are looking for something fun to do! Encourage their creativity with these 9 projects from The Studio that are fun for both children and adults. Each has a recommended age group and some ideas for how you can get in on the artsy fun!

1. Color Burst and Tim Holtz Resist Paper Card Project

Color Burst and Tim Holtz Resist Paper Card Project

Recommended Age: 7 and up

Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powdered watercolor can be messy, but it is well worth it. Just dust the page with some powder and spritz with water to see the vivid colors magically appear right before your eyes. You may need to assist with puffing the dry watercolor pigment onto the page, but the kids will have a blast with the spray bottle!

 Click here for complete instructions.

2. Inspirational Tags Using Distress Crayons

Inspirational Tags Project

Recommended Age: 4 and up

Everyone from toddlers to adults will have fun coloring these shipping tags with Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons. Let the kids experiment with a stack of baby wipes and allow them to blend the colors in new and interesting ways, then finish the design with a Dina Wakley stamp that pulls the whole tag together.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

3. Lemongrass and Ginger Soap Recipe

Lemongrass and Ginger Soap Project

Recommended Age: 12 and up

This project will need adult supervision, but the kids will love sprinkling the herbs into soap molds, and helping chop the soap into cubes for heating. This simple melt and pour recipe should be poured by an adult.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

4. Coloring Beyond the Page

Coloring Beyond the Page

Recommended Age: 4 and up

Wrap your presents for summer birthday parties or housewarming gifts with this custom paper. Just stamp the designs onto the page and let the kiddos go nuts with their pencils, markers, and crayons. For older children, you can even try watercolor pencils and a water brush pen.

Click here for complete instructions.


5. Fairytale Journal

Fairytale Journal

Recommended Age: 6 and up

The kids will love sponging on different colors of paint to the cover of this journal. Once they’re finished, Just add a few details to tie the journal together and you have a brand-new way to record your thoughts, sketch out ideas, and more.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

6. Pearls of Wisdom Wrap Bracelet

Pearls of Wisdom Wrap Bracelet

Recommended Age: 6 and up

The paint-splattered ribbon on this bracelet is the perfect opportunity for kids to add their artistic touch to your project. Water down some acrylic paints and let them fling different colors onto some white cotton ribbon or torn muslin.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

7. Somewhere Beyond the Sea String Art

Somewhere Beyond the Sea String Art

Recommended Age: 9 and up

Just set up this project by hammering a few nails into a piece of wood and have the kids wrap twine to create magnificent designs.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

8. Coconut Lemon Lip Balm

Coconut Lemon Lip Balm

Recommended Age: 12 and up

The kids will love mixing the ingredients and decorating these little lip balm tins, and an adult should pour the lip balm for them. This is a project that can be used all summer as the kids are at the beach, or enjoying the summer sun.

Click here for complete instructions.

9. Custom Book Covers

Custom Book Covers

Recommended Age: 5 and up

When you start thinking about back to school, get the kids involved with the preparations by having them paint their own paper book covers. They’ll love the freedom of designing what their textbooks will look like for the coming year.

Click here for complete instructions.

 

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