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As summer lingers on, so do camp days, night swims, and family barbeques. Likely you’ve been lucky to have enough on your plate to avoid hearing “I’m bored” from your kids. However, if you’re experiencing the uphill battle of finding fun and creative ways to keep your kids entertained, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 10 fun, and easy crafts for kids and the whole family this summer.

  1. Craving something sweet? Make Ice Cream in a Bag! Not only is it an easy-to-execute science project, it’s also delicious!
  2. The summer months also mean a lot of sun. Take advantage of the bright skies by creating these Melted-Bead Suncatchers, perfect for adding a bit of flair to your kid’s bedroom, kitchen, or patio.
  3. If your child is a butterfly fanatic – check out this mother-nature approved Homemade Butterfly Feederthat is sure to attract all the butterflies!
  4. Get the kids moving outside with this cool, 2-Step DIY Sprinkler, the perfect easy craft for kids for those hot summer afternoons.
  5. These DIY Ladybug Window Clings are not only adorable but are easy to make and so fun to create. And don’t stop at ladybugs! Have your child’s imagination run wild with other insects, flowers, or whatever else their heart desires.
  6. Recycle old water bottles, and spruce up the back yard, with these colorful Water-bottle Window Spirals. Your child will love seeing their creation flutter in the summer breeze!
  7. You can’t go wrong with slime! Not only will your child have fun (and maybe learn) while doing a little science experiment, they’ll also have fun playing with the end result. Check out one of these 12 DIY fun slime recipes here.
  8. Does your child love bubbles? What about GIANT bubbles, and yes, we mean giant! Check out how to create these ginormous bubbles here.
  9. This DIY No-Sew Pillow is perfect for the kid who is always looking to create. They can also double as a gift for a friend or to entertain a group during slumber parties!
  10. Want to create something that will benefit the whole family? Check out these DIY Watercolor Coasters.

Not really the artsy type? Don’t fret! The Little Gym offers Summer Camp programs for kids ages 3 to 12 years and classes for ages 4 months through 12 years. Find a location near you to learn more.