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simple embroidery rainbow project for summer

Come rain or shine, we have tons of ideas for summer crafts kids and adults will love! To keep you making all season long, here are some fave DIY summer arts and crafts to inspire hours of fun. Whether you’re looking for an activity to keep small hands busy or a family crafternoon in the sun, we’ve got a project for you! Get ready for paper craft ice creams, summer lovin' bakes, fun beach-themed ideas, floral projects and so much more! 

Easy summer crafts for kids

For sunny days spent in the garden or for the rainy days stuck indoors, these quick and easy arts and crafts projects are sure to keep kids busy. No matter the age, there is something for everyone to make!

Summer doodles embroidery kit

All your fave things about summer, stitched into one design! This is a fabulous seasonal make and a great project for embroidery beginners.

More summer lovin’ stitch kits for you and the kids!

Sensational cocktail cupcakes

If you like piña coladas and are looking for a new recipe to try for summer get-togethers and BBQs, this bake is sure to be a hit! A super fun and quirky way to decorate your cakes. Check out our tutorial for how to create these sweet treats yourself. 

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Stitch a summer berries bag

If you’ve wanted to learn how to embroider patches, now’s your chance! This tutorial shows you how to stitch sweet cherries and other berries onto your purse. Using the FREE summer berries pattern from DMC, this is one wonderful project! 

Spruce up your home with new cushion covers! 

When there’s a new season, there’s always a reason to freshen up your space! What better way than sewing yourself some new cushion covers in fabulous and floral fabrics. This simple envelope cushion cover tutorial from Anna Alicia is ideal for beginner sewists, and uses the Spring Garden fabric exclusive to LoveCrafts. 

For the crocheters, this delightful giant strawberry cushion is one for you! Sweet and squishy, in super chunky yarns - what more could you ask for?

Savour your summer memories

What a sweet and sunny way of preserving your favourite memories of the summer than a handmade album, like this one by Niki Rowland. This project uses supplies from Simple Stories - packed full of embellishments, bright patterned papers and photos of your friends and family! This is such a great project to finish up your summer of making memories. 

Flower power crafts 

Nothing says summer like a beautiful bunch of blooms! Paper craft flowers are so easy and can be made by all ages. We love these gorgeous candy-coloured heart flowers by One Little Project, made from repurposed ice lolly sticks! For younger children or those who just love getting colourful with the paints, our easy paper flowers and bugs tutorial is the perfect summer craft idea for kids, so follow along and have some fun! 

pastel colour paper flowers handmade cut out paper flowers for kids

The sweetest ice cream art

Two scoops or three? Ice cream makes a great summer craft theme. Whether you’re making pom-pom scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry or using potato stamps to make your ice cream cones like Katie from Made to Be a Momma. Don’t forget to add sprinkles! 

painted ice creams for kids craft

Fun and simple friendship bracelets

Want to make something to give to friends on the first day back at school? These friendship bracelets are the make for this! Knot together these simple bracelets in friends’ favourite colours for a gift they’re sure to love. 

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is Content Manager at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works with the in-house team and a whole load of talented content creators to keep makers informed and inspired!