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23 different seashell summer craft ideas for kids
One of our favorite things to do at the beach is to find the most beautiful seashells in the sand! There are SO many cute summer craft ideas to make with them! She rounded up her favorite ones to make this summer with the kids. (In this nice collection you can find 23! different creative kids craft ideas with sea- and snail shells). Just click on the links below the photos to get more instructions. This is a great and fun way to preserve beach summer holiday memories and create nice decorations/keepsakes/gifts with the kids. . . .
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How to make boho summer barefoot sandals
Do you want to make boho-inspired barefoot sandals for summer? This jewelry making project takes under an hour to complete, and you can get all the materials at your local craft store.She used the Bead Landing brand, but any beading will work. Add a fun twist to your boho summer barefoot sandals if you'd like: use a piece of hemp, braided rope, leather strips, seashells, glass beads, charms or any other jewelry element you have on hand. This barefoot sandals can be a perfect addition to your summer holiday outfit (beachwear)! . . .
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DIY Summer party outdoor bar (free woodworking plan)
With this gorgeous vintage style outside bar running back and forth to the kitchen at a summer party won't be the part of your entertaining routine anymore. Which is so nice, because it' really quite a hassle, especially trying to keep your pets inside and those pesky summer bugs outside. But now they have everything we need! Nick from a Burst of beautiful designed this gorgeous vintage /scandinavian style garden furniture with a lots of space to spread out drinks and appetizers. Plus you could add a few potted plants and herbs for color. Our favorite part is the built-in ice bucket. It’s the perfect way to keep drinks cold and a great spot to keep a few cool treats for the kids. . . .
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DIY No-sew bow-back summer tank top from a T-shirt
We love redesigned old t-shirts for lots of reasons. It keeps our wardrobe fresh, and it also keeps us from spending money on new clothes. Plus upcycling old T-shirts are always fun! So grab a pair of scissors and create your own stylish fashion pieces! Redesign a t-shirt is a fun way to spend a morning coffee break or an afternoon workout. To create this DIY no-sew bow-back tank top  you'll need an old V-neck (cotton) t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and some glue (she used E6000). Instead of fabric glue you can sew your DIY no-sew bow-back tank top with a few hand-stitches. . . .
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Summer fruit sparkler - fruit kabob with melon and blueberry
When it comes to Fourth of July or fairy dress-up parties this easy  healthy fruit kabob can be  a real life (and time) saver! This healthy and super easy dessert is not just only the summer fruit lovers' heaven but it's also super quick to make and also very decorative! You can create some fruit sparklers for your kids as a healthy party snack, or you can make some to spice up your 4th of July party!  You can dip your summer fruit (melon and blueberry) sparklers (fruit kabobs) into dark,white or milk chocolate and for some extra sugar you can add caramel if you would like to! YUMMM . . .
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DIY Simple summer ruffle shorts - free sewing pattern
We love every detail of these summer ruffle shorts so we're very excited to share this brilliant sewing tutorial with you today. She wanted the summer shorts to be a nice length, but still look somewhat girly. We think the ruffles do that perfectly! These ruffle summer shorts have pockets for collecting treasures and an elastic waistband. Since they are made of a lightweight fabric they are also nice and cool for summer weather. Perhaps our favorite thing about these shorts though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a pair of shorts that both your daughter and you can feel good about. . . .
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DIY Pineapple thumbprint art - summer art project for kids
Amid the images of sandy beaches and Palm trees seem to be a surplus of pineapples sponsoring a tropical paradise. Bring a little tropicana into your home with this gorgeous DIY pineapple thumbprint art. These gorgeous and fun thumbprint pineapple artworks won't getting you closer to the beach, but they look so beautiful and summer-ish. (This could be a great DIY to do with kids) You can use acrylic paints as the medium, and use some canvas paper to paint on. n addition to the easy cleanup, we love that with this method of “painting” it's nearly impossible to mess up. Each “eye” of the pineapple is a thumbprint, and you can create the crown by smearing the paint in an upwards motion with your thumb as well. No paintbrush needed. . . .
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All natural mango popsicles - healthy summer snack
These all natural mango popsicles are mixed with kiwi and strawberry pieces for a delicious no sugar added fruit popsicle recipe. Give your kids this super healthy and delicious summer snack instead of sugar overloaded ice creams! Kat and Melinda came up with this brilliant , healthyvegan fruity summer dessert the  first all natural mango popsicles. No sugar added! Your kids will love it!  Add 3 cups of frozen, cubed mango, and about a cup of water to a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth. Slice up some kiwis and some strawberries and put all of it in a few popsicle molds. These all natural mango popsicles are quick and easy to make and seriously delicious. . . .
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DIY Seashell heart door hanger - summer decor
Today we’re in a beachy mood! We love going to the beach, and collecting shells is our favorite part. They are like little works of nature's art with their swirly shapes and pearly colors. Show off your seashells' beauty by making a summery door hanger covered in shells! And what shape should it be? A heart, of course, because we love seashells! If you love them as much as we do, and want to make your own seashell heart door hanger, just follow these simple steps. . . .
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DIY popsicle garland - easy summer party decor
If you really want to add a little summer happiness to your home you will love this super easy and fun summer craft idea!  These popsicle garlands are a great way to add a pop of color to your home and they are the perfect decoration for any Summer party or backyard BBQ. She has made it even easier for you with a free printable popsicle garland template so all you have to do is print, cut and glue! This paper popsicle garland is so fun you may have to throw a summer popsicle party just to show them off! . . .
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DIY Toilet paper roll seahorse - summer craft  for kids
Today we're sharing a simple and cute seahorse puppet made from (toilet) paper rolls. The tp roll seahorses make a fun DIY toy and will inspire imaginative play in children. There is something magical about seahorses. It’s easy to imagine these delicate creatures being friends with mermaids and they certainly have their place in myths and stories. When she decided to create a seahorse craft she read up on them and discovered a few fascinating real seahorse facts which she will also share with us! This seahorse craft uses paper rolls with a cut and fold technique, and you will need a few other basic craft supplies too. Watch the short video tutorial or read the written instructions on how to make a tp roll seahorse craft. . . .
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DIY summer kid's room geese decor from paper
Are you looking for a quick, last minute, super easy but still adorable and fun summer kid's room or window decor? Try this cute summery 3 duckling (or geese) paper decor! In this nice craft website you will find the free printable 3 duckling (or geese) paper decor template accompanied with a written assembling instruction. (For a working download link please choose the "original" language link below)  You can use this super adorable summer window or room decor to decorate the kids' room or it can be a great classroom decor as well! With just a few sheets of colorful (construction) paper and glue you will be able to create this cute summer window decor in minutes (without any specific . . .
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DIY seashell planter - summer craft idea
After you’ve had a successful day beachcombing and your bikini is drying, we suggest you buckle down and dive into this DIY. Here’s billabong's super simple beach-worthy seashell planter to help you bring the beach back home! This summer craft  is super easy to make and it's also a perfect way to spice up boring old planters. Of course you can use different seashells and snail shells to create  unique compcositions on the planters, or you can experiment with other natural ingredients as well ( Try to decorate some planters with small stones or driftwood!) . . .
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DIY Beach terrarium from a mason jar - summer decoration
Today Laura from Finding Home is sharing with us how to make a gorgeous and super simply to make beach terrarium! If you are like us and you are patiently waiting for your beach vacation and need a little bit of “beach” right now, or if you want to display your memories and treasures from a vacation already enjoyed – this project is perfect!   Simply find your favorite jar, with or without a cover, fill with sand found at a craft store (or your favorite destination) and begin layering in your seashells and treasures. This mason jar beach terrarium is simple way to store your treasures or bring memories (or anticipation!) into your home. She used a mixture of coral, starfish, sea glass, sand dollars and shells. . . .
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DIY Paper plate rainbow fish- summer craft for kids
Inspired by the gorgeous picture book The Rainbow Fish, Arty Crafty Kids have created her very own ADORABLE paper plate rainbow fish craft.  The more observant of you will  notice that their rainbow fish is less rainbow and more purple,white and blue with a fleck of the essential silver. Well sometimes you just have to work with the materials you have to hand , but your finished paper plate fish will be gorgeous in any form! With lots of painting, cutting and sticking involved, this is a great summer craft for developing fine motor skills. Explore the creativity and simply go with the flow! . . .
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Summer party watermelon shark fruit bowl
A watermelon shark is a tasty and healthy dessert that's sure to delight (and possibly terrify) everyone at your next (birthdayparty. Carving your own is easy and fun, and there's no end to how you can customize this flavourful fruity creation. Delicious and refreshing, this fruit salad dessert is a great way to enjoy the long hot days of summer and is sure to make a big splash. You can create the watermelon fruit shark bowl with any fresh fruits of your choice, and if you haven't got jello at hand you can create the "sea" with delicious blue fruits as well! . . .
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DIY Squirt gun water race - fun summer activity for kids
Beat the heat and avoid summer boredom with a few games of Squirt Gun Races. With a few simple items you probably already have around the house. A squirt gun obstacle race course can be created that will keep your kids and their friends entertained for hours. Watching your kids play through the course will keep you entertained as well! The best is in this brilliant craft idea is: you don't need any expensive or special craft materials, and it can be done in minutes! . . .
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Salt-dough starfish garland - frugal summer decor (craft for kids)
Salt dough is a great medium for making these realistic-looking starfish. She decided to hang them on a piece of jute to make a really cute garland for one of her boys' nautical-themed bedroom. They would also make great Christmas ornaments for a nautical tree, or you can use the salt-dough starfishes to decorate your home frugally at summer!  These super fun salt-dough starfishes are not just perfect summer home decors, but the salt-dough does not contain any chemicals so it's  also a perfect craft material for kids of all ages! Salt dough lends itself to all sorts of shape making, and once baked to thoroughly dry, the dough is hard and can last for years. The dough is also paintable which makes it all the more fun! . . .
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DIY Easy wine cork spring - summer wreath
We simply love this wine cork wreath! If you are a wino from way back and have tons of wine corks this super adorable wine cork summer-spring wreath is a perfect craft project for you! Melissa's instructions on this wreath are excellent and this cute home decor looks relatively easy (and inexpensive) to do. The best part? This can be a brilliant recycling (FREE) home decor project for you if you have all of the supplies lying around in your stash! So lets's drink wine and create a gorgeous summer-spring wine cork flower wreath - it's a win-win situation, isn't it? . . .
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DIY Rocking paper plate crab  - summer craft for kids
These adorable homemade paper plate crabs can be gently rocked backwards and forwards and they also have pincers that actually open and close too. Hours of fun nip, nip, nipping the whole household! Paper plates make a great base for a lots of easy summer kids' crafts especially this adorable crab craft! We hope you will have lots fun with making this paper plate crab craft with your kids or class! These super cute rocking paper plate crabs provide lots of fun to play with and so easy to make you could craft your own cast of crabs in no time! This paper plate crab can  be  a great addition to your ocean/summer theme classroom decor! . . .
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge. . . .
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Adorable amigurumi doll in blue summer dress - free pattern
This beautiful and super adorable amigurumi doll with blue summer dress  is an excellent gift for a girl. The doll crochet pattern includes the instructions for her clothes and faux hair! Easy loops! The difficulty of this  free doll amigurumi pattern is medium ( it will take a couple of days to make it, and you will need at least a beginner crocheting/amigurumi skill to create one), but this adorable little doll will absolutely worth the time and effort! You can gift this amigurumi doll as a cute gift for any occasion or you can make some for your kids just for fun! In this nice amigurumi blog you will find the free crochet summer doll pattern and a written assembling tutorial as well! . . .
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DIY paper plate puffer fish - summer kids craft idea
This paper plate puffer fish craft for kids is super cute and easy to make! This summer kids' craft  makes a perfect addition to your unit on fish, oceans, and sea life, or simply do it just for fun.  This art project for children also provides lots of cutting practice for little hands! We bet you already have paper plates around your house,so read this nice craft tutorial and get inspired to turn them into all sorts of crafts and art projects. Just like this fun puffer fish craft. We love how the edges of the paper plate look just like the little spikes on the puffer fish, and making those spikes provides lots of lots of scissor cutting practice too! She also incorporated some fun painting techniques into this summer craft project ! . . .
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DIY Road trip lego box - summer toy idea for kids
It's so much fun to be able to be together at summer. The not fun part? The hours of drives that your family maybe had to take to get there and back home again. Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. Hot glue a fitting Lego piece to the top of a plastic container. Repeat the process with the inside of the box. This gives the kids a place to build and a place to play with more freedom on top. When they are done playing, all of the Lego pieces can be stored inside the box. You could add a printed miniature brochure of different building instructions to keep them busy. . . .
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DIY Rope wrapped nautical vintage candle holder - summer beach decor
Don’t you love candle glow? We sure do! So, if you are like us and love how lighting a candle can give a whole room instant ambiance then we have an insanely easy, inexpensive and very beach chic DIY for you!!!! Let’s make your own vintage (scandinavian) style /  beachy candle holders, like these gorgeous ones from Pottery Barn that will give our homes an organic, summery feel!  The cost of each glass starfish and rope candle holder was just a little over one dollar! That’s a whole lot of stye for very little money! And these oh, so pretty candle holders only took minutes to make! Can you imagine them down the center of a beach themed table or scattered across a mantel? These little candleholders have a big punch of easy, breezy, summery style! . . .
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Water sprinkler from plastic bottles - fun summer activity
With a few simple steps, you can build bour own Sprinkler, out from some household "junks": plastic bottles! It's a super fast, easy and low budget way to create a fun cooling activity for the kids at summer! Or you can use it  to water your lawn... Or both! :) This summer recycling craft project is super easy: you just need a plastic bottle, some tape, and a hose to create one! This water sprikler will grants hours of fun for the whole family in the hottest summer days! . . .
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How to build your own slip n slide - summer fun
Beat the heat and avoid summer boredom with this super fun and inexpensive homemade giant slip n slide! With a few simple and inexpensive items (that you probably already have around the house) you can create this super fun summer activity: a slip n slide in minutes! This giant summer slip n slide can be the greatest addition to your summer party as well! Hours of fun grated! This homemade slip n slide can be created that will keep your kids and their friends entertained for hours! (And you will enjoy it too!) Watching your kids and friends as they use this homemade slippery slip n slide will be the funniest part of your summer we guarantee that! . . .
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DIY Burlap daisy wreath - easy spring or summer decor
In this nice craft blog you will find this super easy to make and gorgeous burlap  flower wreath tutorial for free! Isn't it amazing? This beautiful burlap flower wreath is incredibly easy to make , even if you are a beginner in wreath making! To create your own beautiful burlap flower wreath you will need a metal wreath frame and burlap ribbons in different colors. instead of burlap ribbons you can experiment with other fun DIY materials such as cloth stripes, fabric leftovers ore even paper! Use the burlap flower wreaths to decorate your home at spring/summer, or create other holiday/season variations with this super easy wreath making tutorial! . . .
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Simple DIY summer tent
Make a super easy, low budget and easy to set up shade tent for the hottest summer days! You can create this tent from any cheap stake like material (even tomato stakes are perfect to make one)! This shading tent is a perfect summer playplace for your garden or for the beach because it's so easy to set up and the fabric shader is easy to wash. If you don't want to sew a lot, you can use large bedsheet as shader ( with some nice ribbons). . . .
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside. . . .
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DIY Toilet paper roll mermaid and hula girl - summer craft for kids
Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be enjoying it right now! Toilet roll crafts are always a favorite on MollyMoo Crafts and today’s TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach. So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! This super easy mermaid and hula girl toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect summer craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home! . . .
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DIY fun paper plate jellyfish - summer craft for kids
Jellyfishes are totally fascinating. Inspired by these beautiful creatures, she made a paper plate jellyfish craft. A fun and easy craft that young crafters will love. Turn a paper plate into a cute and colorful jellyfish craft for kids! You’ll just need a white paper plate, some paint,yarn (or tissue paper) and scissors. This (summerjellyfish art project is perfect for kindergarten, first grade and up. It makes a great addition to your ocean or sea life unit too! Read this step-by-step tutorial and turn a paper plate into a unique jellyfish craft. This simple art project provides lots of fine motor practice, and the finished paper plate jellyfish would be perfect to add to an ocean . . .
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