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This craft category is a huge collection of summer crafts & DIY summer decors! Easy summer crafts for kids ( fun water toys, fun outdoor summer activities, ocean crafts / sea crafts, beach accessories and beach toys ), DIY summer home decors ( beach crafts, summer wreaths, crafts with sand/boats /oceans ), holiday keepsake crafts (seashell crafts), DIY summer clothes and summer fashion  ( free sewing patterns of summer clothes, summer accessories, free crochet patterns of summer clothes and summer accessories ), summer garden furniture and garden accessories ( DIY shaders, water sprinklers ) ... and many other creative craft and decor ideas about summer!
Crochet cacti ( free amigurumi cactus patterns )
Finally, a houseplant we can’t kill! This lovely little crocheted prickly pear cactus and classic cactus by Repeat Crafter Me are super easy amigurumi patterns and can be made easily in an hour or less - which makes this lovely crochet cactus a perfect gift for any special occasion! ( Who won't love a super cute carefree houseplant ? ) You can crochet a few amigurumi cacti for yourself and use them to brighten up your plantless rooms. Get the free patterns and let get started:
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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium by Eden Reborn is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with:
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Amigurumi mermaid doll (free amigurumi pattern)
Projects like these make us love the art of crochet and amigurumi so much! Just look at this cute mermaid ! Who can resist this cute little mermaid face? By following along Anastasia Dmitrieva's free amigurumi pattern at Amiguroom Toys you can create this super cute crochet mermaid in no time! But before you start learning the basics of amigurumi we must warn you: amigurumi is a very addictive hobby ( once you start creating lovely amigurumi toys , you won't be able to stop making them! ) So, don't hesitate: create a lovely little amigurumi mermaid for your friends or family members now!
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DIY Pebble & faux succulent wreath
Do you love simple and unique DIY decorating ideas? With this great craft tutorial by The Shabby Creek Cottage you can learn how to make this pretty pebble and faux succulent wreath! ! This gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath can be a great DIY decor in your vintage / rustic style home all year 'round! Besides of it's a perfect home decor even if you aren't the craftiest person int the Earth, you can make this gorgeous pebble & faux succulent wreath in no time, and the outcome is soo gorgeous! It's absolutely worth a try!
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Egg carton goldfish craft for kids
For a super fun summer project, try this egg carton goldfish craft by The Craft Train! In this summer , instead of throwing those egg cartons away, use them for a fun summer egg carton craft : create egg carton goldfishes ! They are all super simple and so much fun to make with your children! And don't they look super adorable?! Egg carton crafts are a great way to let kids have a little fun while expressing them creatively.
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DIY Paper plate sun and rainbow craft - fun summer craft for kids
Is it an indoor play day and you are stuck for a craft idea to do with your little ones ? Welcome summer or sprin g with this sweet paper plate sun and rainbow craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This paper plate sun and rainbow craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you.
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DIY Paper plate frisbee - fun summer craft for kids
We love all things simple, which might be why love paper plate crafts so much! No need for anything too fancy, expensive or complicated. This paper plate frisbee by Crafts By Amanda is a fun summer project for kids that can be made easily and with little supervision. When the frisbees are done, have fun tossing your new paper plate frisbee around with your friends. This paper plate frisbee craft is great for spring, summer, or as a group project.
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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 from came up with this brilliant, healthy , vegan fruity summer dessert the first all natural mango popsicles . No sugar added! Your kids will love it! These all natural mango popsicles are quick and easy to make and seriously delicious.
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Sweet smiling amigurumi frog (free amigurumi pattern)
Playing with super cute huggable plushies are so comforting and fun! The perfect excuse to play with lovely plush toys ( regardless of your age ) is to crochet one! For example: crochet this lovely little frog by Elisa's Crochet as a handmade gift for your friends and family members! This lovely amigurumi frog will sure to bring a smile to any face! So follow along Elisa's Crochet's free frog pattern and create one! You can make this lovely huggable amigurumi frog from any color and size yarn , the end result will be wonderful and it will surely bring great joy to the one who gets it.
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DIY Concrete fire bowl - garden decor
Let's build our own DIY fire pit ! This DIY fire bowl version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this could be made in just a few hours for well under $50 in materials. While the flames on these aren't bonfire-sized, the gel canisters put out quite a bit of heat, and all kinds of fun ambiance. This DIY Concrete fire bowl is a great, easy-to-use backyard fire solution, that requires nearly zero work to start or snuff out, and can keep our outdoor hangouts going well past sundown.
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DIY Octopus corner bookmarks - fun summer craft for kids (origami)
Easy Peasy And Fun has an another super cute corner bookmark project for you: this time make a silly octopus corner bookmark ! Corner bookmarks are extremely practical and slip over the corner of a book with ease. Books will be a whole lot more fun when your kids make their own cute DIY octopus ( or squid ) corner bookmarks ! Aren't these just the cutest thing ever ? So grab your origami papers , get the paper folding tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and start folding:
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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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Little amigurumi narwhal (free amigurumi pattern)
The best things in life are free - like this lovely amigurumi narwhal pattern by Olga Roskoshnaya at Amigurumi Space ! Like most of the people, you are likely to ask what exactly amigurumi is until you see the beautiful patterns and you instantly fall in love with it. Amigurumi is a Japanese crocheting technique of creating fun and beautiful stuffed animals using yarns , just like this lovely little narwhal. So grab a skein of yarn , make this lovely amigurumi narwhal today and create a darling new stuffed animal or keychain for your loved ones.
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How to make a paper boat – origami for kids
We love doing simple origami and this time we’re going to learn how to make a paper boat – a summer favorite! Andreja has done quite a few awesome origami tutorials for kids and each of them is a must make! We loved to make these  easy origami boats as a kid (the exact same ones) and we loved to play with them even more – we would sail them in the bathtub, puddles and lakes and when possible even have boat races with other neighborhood kids. So grab some colorful (origami) paper and fold a few origami boats with the kids and do a fun summer boat race!
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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 Pom pom fruits
These adorable and fun pom pom fruits make great play foods that are soft to hold and colorful to the eye. These pom pom designs are very easy to make, and the toy fruits doesn't require too much yarn thereforeyou can easily create them only with leftowers! These pom pom toys not just only perfect fun craft projects for the kids but you can also use them as fun decors for your home ( at summer or on a party ) just put them into a nice bowl!
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DIY Nautical rope orb (monkey fist knot) - home decor
Today Sonja and Jane will show you how to make a monkey fist with rope. These decorative nautical knots look great assembled in groupings as part of a coastal styled centerpiece or just on their own. They’d even look beautiful as a summer, coastal or beach-themed wedding idea! Add a trendy nautical touch to your home decor with these decorative rope orbs or monkeys fis t. Grab some 1/4" sisal rope and and learn how to make a monkey fist for your DIY coastal wedding or home decor !
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Harvest wheat bundle - simple DIY fall decor
Need a way to decorate your Thanksgiving table this season? This beautiful wheat bundle by Made In A Day is an easy way to add a harvest feel to your decor for the holidays. This gorgeous wheat bundle is super simple to put together and you can use it for years to come. You can make the wheat bouquets large or small depending on the size of the foam cone and the length of your wheat stems. Get the step-by-step tutorial at madeinaday.com and let’s make a bundle:
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DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art
Amanda has a really simple DIY four season button tree art for you today which includes a free tree template and a detailed step-by-step painting tutorial! This pretty framed DIY button four season tree is easy to make and will look so cute as part of your home decor all year round! This DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art is so gorgeous and unbelievably easy to make! We love the soft colors of it and this  four season craft is such a great way to recycle buttons. Whether  you will create the whole four season button canvas art or just 1 piece of it (depends on the actual season), it will look gorgeous in your wall!
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Mermaids ( sirens ) - polimer clay tutorial
Polymer clay is wonderful craft material! It's inexpensive, easy to find, and can be molded into anything you can dream of! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn the sculpting and finishing techniques with polymer clay thorough the creation of this super cute polimer clay mermaid. Of course, you can use other materials to create the mermaid figurines : in can be an adorable cake topper / cake decoration from fondant , you can create cute home decors with them from air drying clay, or even you can use simple play-doh / plasticine / salt-dough to create some cute mermaids with the kids just for fun !
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DIY Watermelon pinwheel - fun summer craft for kids
We love delicious and juicy watermelon and fun summer crafts , so this fun summer kids' craft by Kids Craft Room surely will be one of our favorites! These fun and fruity pinwheels are just the perfect celebration of the season! These colorful watermelon pinwheels are so quick and easy to make which makes this fun summer craf t a great activity for kids of all ages ! Kids will love to play with them and make gorgeous summer decorations too. What a fun way to add a splash of color!
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DIY Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day:
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Crab puppet craft  - fun summer craft for kids
Do you have a crafty kid ? Nurture his creative spirit with this fun crap puppet craft by Kids' Craft Room. This paper crab puppet craft is super easy to make, plus you don't need special tools or skills to make one, which makes this fun craft perfect for kids of all ages ! With just a few inexpensive crafts supplies , you'll be giving your child the tools he needs to spark imagination and creative play. Read Kids' Craft Room's tutorial, get the supplies & the free template and craft on!
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How to make giant soap bubbles
How cool are these giant soap bubbles!? This recipe for homemade big bubbles is so much fun! It uses simple ingredients, you can use it right away and it reliably makes medium to large bubbles. You probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard, and if you don’t, it’s nothing you can’t find at the grocery store. Try this the next time you are up for a fun, and super cheap kid's activity! For the bubble maker you can use simple drinking straws and some yarn/wire plus you can add a a nice stick to it as a practical handle.
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DIY wooden folding sling chair - beach chair
Folding adult sized wood sling chair, also known as wood beach chairs or deck chairs. Folds flat for storage, opens up for easy relaxation! Adjusts to three positions for customized reclining. This DIY folding wooden garden chair is unbelievably comfy!  If you've ever sat in a sling chair, all you have to do is close your eyes and you are at the beach.  The way the sling works, you almost feel weightless. In this nice woodworking website can find a free plan and the step-by-step building instructions!
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DIY Toilet paper tube pirate and parrot - fun paper craft for kids
Sometimes the easiest kids craft ideas are the best! Take this fun cardboard ( toilet paper roll ) pirate and parrot by MollyMoo as an example. Adorable aren't they? Today MollyMoo will show you how to make cute little colorful parrots and pirates with the kids from toilet paper rolls ( with a help of a little acrylic paint ) . You can use any colors you like, these fun tp tube parrots and pirates will look adorable in any form! This easy kids craft idea can be a perfect craft project for the kids at boring afternoons or you can decorate a pirate themed party with them frugally ! ( And don't forget to make a cardboard box pirate ship as well! Arr! )
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Pretty ruffle sleeve raglan tee (free sewing pattern)
Bell sleeves and ruffled sleeves making their way back into stores and we think they’re actually kind of pretty! So grab your favorite fabric and sew one pretty ruffle sleeve raglan tee for yourself! This gorgeous ruffle sleeve raglan tee is fun and a little romantic without being over the top. A step up from your normal T-shirt without being any less comfortable than a normal t-shirt. In this nice craft blog you will find a free ruffle sleeve raglan tee sewing pattern and a detailed written sewing tutorial as well! (So this sewing project can be a great choice even if you are a beginner in machine sewing! )
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Amigurumi frog family (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for free amigurumi patterns ? Do you love frogs ? Crochet this cute little amigurumi frog ! Mariya Kushnir designed this lovely amigurumi frog family. Besides it's super adorable, this amigurumi pattern is completely free ! One of the nice things about amigurumi is that the exact size is rarely important, so you don’t need to worry about matching the designer’s gauge. Provided your stitches are compact enough that they won’t gape open to leaving large holes between them when you add the stuffing, you have the freedom to experiment with different yarns and hooks to give you a different-sized result. So grab your hooks and create this adorable amigurumi frog now!
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DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher - summer craft
It's time to create fun ocean themed kids crafts ! This DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher by A Little Pinch Of Perfect is a simple and beautiful summer craft that will remind you of looking at the ocean. A Little Pinch Of Perfect used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make these beautiful , colorful suncatchers. ( Katie has a free pattern included in her post so you can easily make one too! )
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DIY Watermelon print napkins - fabric painting idea (summer decor)
If you're looking to add a little style to your summer party, don't buy it: DIY it! There are few things that say summer quite like watermelon ! These watermelon print napkins by The Sweetest Occasion will be the cutest watermelon print napkins you've ever seen. This printing technique is super simple, so if you have slightly older kids, they can definitely get involved in helping with the stamping. You could also use this same technique on a tablecloth, which makes this craft a great way to personalize a summer party table ! Follow the steps in this DIY guide , and you will be able to create your very own custom napkins :
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Easy DIY painted seashell necklace - summer craft
Not sure what to do with all those shells you collected from vacation ? Make beautiful seashell necklaces out of them with Pink Stripey Socks' tutorial ! Seashell necklaces make beautiful pieces of jewelry , and they can serve as lovely reminders of a great time you spent at the beach or on vacation. You can also give them away as heartfelt gifts, or even sell them at a local craft fair or market. Because there are so many different kinds of shells , each necklace will be unique, and will have a personal touch.
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Little amigurumi seahorse keychain (free amigurumi pattern)
Are you looking for a lovely handmade gift for your best friends? Do you love to crochet ? Don't look any further! This lovely amigurumi seahorse by One Dog Woof is just perfect for every special occasion! Amigurumi is an easy to learn crochet technique from Japan, that allows you to create lovely toys and gifts. So don't hesitate: quickly grab this wonderful free pattern and learn the how-tos. This lovely little amigurumi seahorse is such a great gift for any special occasion, or you can use it as a lovely summer decor!
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