5 Awesome DIY activities for kids this summer

I am super excited to share 5 DIY fun summer activities for kids. These activities are easy to make, they are fun and will keep your little ones entertained for hours! They will have so much fun that they won’t see the time fly by! Also, make sure to keep your camera close by cause you may take some cool shots.


5 DIY summer activities for kids

 DYI Activities For Kids This Summer:

1. DIY Sprinkler

Don’t have a pool? No problem! Make your own sprinkler to entertain your kids for hours. This DIY sprinkler is refreshing, fun, super easy to make and a perfect summer activity to enjoy with your kids.

DIY sprinklers for kids to play

Complete instructions at Housing a forest


2. Homemade Play Dough DIY

Kids love DIY projects as it sparks their imagination. This activity is lots of fun and is perfect for rainy days. You can also  play around with colors and come up with some cool ones!

Nature Plasticine play dough modeling clay isolated over white

Instructions at Martha Stewart


3. DIY Bubble Recipe

This one is my personal favorite, my kids absolutely loved it. You probably will  have all the ingredients at home to get started right away.

STEPS: Mix together: ½ a cup of dishwashing liquid, 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of sugar

COOL TIP: Add some food coloring to make colorful bubbles!

DIY easy bubble recipe steps

Find instructions at La-las home daycare .

Now if you want to try something really cool, you will love these awesome DIY giant bubbles.

DIY awesome giant bubbles

Check out the full DIY instruction at Crafts for all seasons.


4. Non-toxic Finger Paint DIY

Whether the kids want to paint indoors or outdoors, here is a simple recipe to create a DIY non-toxic and easily washable paint for some safe summer fun!

You’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ cup of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • Containers
  • Food coloring


Simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and ½ cup of cornstarch together.
  2. Add 2 cups of cold water and heat over medium heat until the mixture is thick (the mixture will further thicken as it cools)
  3. Divide into four containers, and add food coloring as desired

DYI finger paint

Source: Martha Stewart


5. Bowling DIY

The bowling pins can be done in different ways; you can add colored water to clear bottles, you can paint the inside, you can use toilet paper roles, etc. Feel free to use your imagination and add your own personal touch.

I used some old soda bottles, cleaned them, poured about 1inch of paint into the bottom then put the caps on and shook.

For the ball, feel free to use any ball you have lying around the house, really anything works!

DIY bowling for kids

Find instructions at U-create crafts


What DIY summer activity your family prefers?

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  • Shann Eva

    Thanks for sharing these. Pinned the bubbles and finger paints!

  • Hi Shann! Happy to know you liked them. Ah, isn’t the giant bubbles super cool and beyond amazing?! Thanks for your comment!

  • Erin Vincent

    These are great! Pinned and shared 🙂