Get crafting // Summer craft ideas for toddlers

As I stare out of my rain drenched window it’s pretty hard to believe but recent reports in the press are suggesting that the UK is on course for the hottest ever summer in 2014, with forecasters suggesting that August is going to be a scorcher! If said rumours are true, I suspect we will be spending most of our days outside enjoying the sunshine with our little ones and I can’t wait! In preparation I have started to think about fun, creative and simple outdoor craft ideas to keep the little man entertained and below I have compiled a list of my top 5 Summer craft ideas for toddlers.

1 // Make your own rainbow coloured sidewalk chalk and let your toddlers express their creativity on a large-scale canvas. (Don’t worry it washes away easily with a hose or some rain.)

image 1 - sidewalk chalk

2 // Blowing bubbles is a given when the sun is shining so why not create some fabulous Bubble Paintings too!

Image 2 - bubble painting

3 // These fun Rainbow Pour Painting Flower Pots will certainly brighten up your home and garden.

Image 3 - Rainbow pour painting

4 // If the heat gets a little overbearing, have some fun in the water with these brilliant Sponge Balls

sponge ball - image 4

5 // If you have any budding ornithologists in your household, these colourful bird feeders are the craft for you.


What Summer crafts will you be enjoying with your little one? Leave a link in the comments below!


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  • Char PaulssonMay 28, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    I’m going to have a go at making that chalk, my daughter loves drawing so I bet she’d have great fun scribbling all over the patio :-)ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 28, 2014 - 7:42 pm

      me too, looks fun doesn’t it! xReplyCancel

  • ghostwritermummyMay 30, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Ah I love the look of the sponge soakers- will be trying that one this summer! Great collection of ideas :)
    x xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 30, 2014 - 9:53 pm

      They look fun don’t they, fingers crossed for the scorching August!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle MurrayMay 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    Love the bubble blowing to make bubble pictures. We do that here. X Popping over from #ShareFridayReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 30, 2014 - 9:53 pm

      I can’t wait to try that with the little man who is an expert at blowing bubbles in his drink (when he knows he’s not allowed!) xReplyCancel

  • Hannah GreenMay 30, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    Aww bubble painting, this brings back so many memories. I hope you have lots of fun with some of these. x #sharefridayReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMay 31, 2014 - 5:14 am

      Thanks Hannah, I can’t wait to give it a go! xReplyCancel

  • Chrissy (@preschoolmum)June 1, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    Ah! some great ideas for me and my toddler over the summer! thank you xxReplyCancel

  • BrackenAugust 27, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    I used to make bubble paintings all the time when I was little! The rainbow pots look so cool too! Thanks for the great ideas.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyAugust 28, 2014 - 7:16 pm

      No problem, Happy crafting!ReplyCancel

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