The days are getting warmer and school is ending soon.  That can only mean one thing…summer is coming!  I’ve gathered up 10 fun paper crafts for kids to celebrate the season (and maybe help Mom keep a little sanity when the kiddos get bored 2 days into summer break!)

Have an indoor campout with this mini campfire from Home Sweet Homebodies.

paper campfires

Photo by Home Sweer Homebodies

These sweet snails from Learning Ideas Grade K-8 are made from rolled paper.  Hmmmm, that gives me a great idea for a new quilling project! Stay tuned for that!

paper snail

Photo from Learning Ideas Grades K-8




Here is a paper boat from Rudy and the Dodo made from just two sheets.  But trade the boat paper for tin foil and I bet it would really float!

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Photo by Rudy and the Dodo

Our nights may be a lot quieter with these paper crickets from The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.

Photo by The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

Photo by The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

Mommyhood Craft Corner has shared this paper mache idea for a hot air balloon piñata!  Genius!

Photo by Mommyhood Craft Corner

Photo by Mommyhood Craft Corner

I love this paper mache watermelon bowl by Handmade Kids Art so much, I might make it without Moose & the Bean!

Photo by Handmade Kids Art

Photo by Handmade Kids Art




I Heart Crafty Things created this paper plate fishy to match a book she was reading with her daughter.  Cute!

Photo by I Heart Crafty Things

Photo by I Heart Crafty Things

This kite craft by Little Family Fun is something my Moose would really enjoy.  Kites have been catching his eye at the park lately.

Photo by Little Family Fun

Photo by Little Family Fun

Tiny Rotten Peanuts created these giant paper popsicles that would be a great craft for the youngest crafters! And how about using smaller paper popsicles as a garland for your summer BBQ parties?

Photo by Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Photo by Tiny Rotten Peanuts




Here’s a great art/science lesson from Meaningful Mama just using oil and paper.

Photo by Meaningful Mama

Photo by Meaningful Mama

Let’s keep all those little hands and minds busy on those super hot or rainy days. And share some of your own paper crafting ideas.  What crafts do you have planned for your kids this summer?