20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer

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The much-anticipated excitement of the summer holidays eventually gives way to the phrase that all kids dread: “I’m bored.”

So, keep little hands occupied with some funtastic projects that will excite their creativity. These summer art activities for kids will keep you and your children creating, riffing, and transforming everyday objects into mythical monsters and colourful creations.

20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Your little rascals will love these super-cute pipe-cleaner monkeys. So simple to put together and a friend to keep them company all summer long.

Your little rascals will love these super-cute pipe-cleaner monkeys. So simple to put together, and a friend to keep them company all summer long.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Save your wine corks and create sailboats for races in the bath. Use a straw to create the wind, and you have a competition set for summer-long tournaments. Sure to keep the kids entertained.

Save your wine corks and build sailboats for races in the bath. Use a straw to create the wind, and you have a competition set for summer-long tournaments. Sure to keep the kids entertained.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - These adorable no-sew worms are so simple to make and sure to get creative minds buzzing; building family colonies and creating stories to keep them amused all summer.

These adorable no-sew worms are so simple to make and sure to get creative minds buzzing; building family colonies and creating stories to keep them amused all summer.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Excite your child's mathematical mind will this marvelous maze made from marble and drinking straws.

Excite your child’s mathematical mind will this marvelous maze made from marble and drinking straws.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - This craft stick harmonica is a great way to get the creative juices flowing this summer. Just move the drinking straws to change the pitch.

This craft stick harmonica is a great way to get the creative juices flowing this summer. Just move the drinking straws to change the pitch.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Kids love painting, especially when it involves painting their hands. This entertaining activity is great fun for preschoolers and adults alike.

Kids love painting, especially when it involves painting their hands. This entertaining activity is great fun for preschoolers and adults alike.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Sometimes the most simple ideas are the best. Creating a poster of bucket-list activities keeps young minds focused all summer long.

Sometimes the most simple ideas are the best. Creating a poster of bucket-list activities keeps young minds focused all summer long.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - It's difficult to have more fun with a toilet roll tube than with these super-cute parakeets. Coloured feathers for flamboyancy.

It’s difficult to have more fun with a toilet roll tube than with these super-cute parakeets. Coloured feathers for flamboyancy.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Relive the spirit of Jackson Pollock with these fantastic car wheel paintings. Spread colour, mess, and creativitiy with hot wheels for endless Summer fun.

Relive the spirit of Jackson Pollock with these fantastic car wheel paintings. Spread colour, mess, and creativity with hot wheels for endless Summer fun.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - These brilliant popsicle stick superheroes will bring hours of fun this summer; maybe even creating characters for a stop-motion animation with their mobile phones.

These brilliant popsicle stick superheroes will bring hours of fun this summer; maybe even creating characters for a stop-motion animation with their mobile phones.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Kids love these colourful wind chimes, made from everyday objects and sparkly craft items. Get creative and keep the kids entertained all summer.

Kids love these colourful wind chimes, made from everyday objects and sparkly craft items. Get creative and keep the kids entertained all summer.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Whet your kids' appetite for nature with these DIY bird feeder ideas. For birdspotting all year round - but especially during the warm summer months.

Whet your kids’ appetite for nature with these DIY bird feeder ideas. For bird spotting all year round – but especially during the warm summer months.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - These simple castanets will offer hours of percussive fun, perhaps encouraging a little ensemble of friends to create a little performance for the adults.

These simple castanets will offer hours of percussive fun, perhaps encouraging a little ensemble of friends to create a short performance for the adults.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - These DIY sun catchers will keep your kids creative and active this summer. It's amazing what you can do with a yoghurt pot, some glue, and some food colouring.

These DIY sun catchers will keep your kids creative and active this summer. It’s amazing what you can do with a yogurt pot, some glue, and some food colouring.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best (and most enduring). Painting sea shells is a fun way to memorialise that wonderful day at the beach.

Sometimes the most straightforward ideas are the best (and most enduring). Painting seashells is a fun way to memorialise that wonderful day at the beach.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - These outrageous Peg Monsters make great puppets for creative storytelling. Turn them into fridge magnets and use them as photograph/note holders.

These outrageous Peg Monsters make great puppets for creative storytelling. Turn them into fridge magnets and use them as photograph/noteholders.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - These lovely paper cup luminaires are a fun way to decorate a child's party - and so easy to make that it'll be an excellent activity to keep your party guests occupied for an hour or so.

These lovely paper cup luminaires are a fun way to decorate a child’s party – and so easy to make that it’ll be an excellent activity to keep your party guests occupied for an hour or so.

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Celebrate the sunshine in style with these DIY stained glass panels. Simple to construct and different every time, bringing colourful light into your home for pennies.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - Ignite the modern artist in any child with bubbles and paint this summer; creating totally unique montages of colour and splatter that requires little skill for some excellent results.

Ignite the modern artist in any child with bubbles and paint this summer; creating totally unique montages of colour and splatter that requires little skill for some excellent results.

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20 Fun Art Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer - We love this simple method of customising T-shirts by transferring crayon drawings onto cloth. Redesign the home and bring out the latent fashion designer in your children this summer.

We love this simple method of customising T-shirts by transferring crayon drawings onto cloth. Redesign the home and bring out the latent fashion designer in your children this summer.

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