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Make It : Kids' Summer Crafts

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Looking for a way to entertain the little ones this summer?

We've got nature craft ideas, including projects to make with beach finds, and outdoor activities.

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You only need a few common shells to make these adorable guys.

1 You only need a few common shells to make these adorable guys.

This mobile includes shells, driftwood, sea glass, and stones.

2 This mobile includes shells, driftwood, sea glass, and stones.

These guys would make a great paperweight, or pet rocks.

3 These guys would make a great paperweight, or pet rocks.

A couple of beach finds can go a long way. Use them to print multiple tees.

4 A couple of beach finds can go a long way. Use them to print multiple tees.

These nautical dioramas are a great vacation keepsake.

5 These nautical dioramas are a great vacation keepsake.

Sun printing is a fun outdoor activity.

6 Sun printing is a fun outdoor activity.

A bamboo fishing rod can provide hours of entertainment.

7 A bamboo fishing rod can provide hours of entertainment.

Cool summer accessories.

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These shades are pretty groovy—and provide important protection from UV rays, too.

1 These shades are pretty groovy—and provide important protection from UV rays, too.

Embellished flip flops are so easy and inexpensive. They'd be fun for a summer party activity.

2 Embellished flip flops are so easy and inexpensive. They'd be fun for a summer party activity.

These painted shoes are fun to make, and great for back to school.

3 These painted shoes are fun to make, and great for back to school.

Bread-dough beads can be very stylish.

4 Bread-dough beads can be very stylish.

Protect that sweet face from the sun's rays with a jazzed up bucket hat.

5 Protect that sweet face from the sun's rays with a jazzed up bucket hat.

And for those road trips, clip-art car bingo!

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