Finding summer projects for kids can be difficult, but these amazing projects are different. They’re fun, exciting, and best of all, you’ll love making them with your kid! Pick your favorite, get the ingredients, and get ready to have a blast!

Fill a jar with a nebula.

Make your own nebula or galaxy and put it in a jar for an amazingly cool DIY project you and your kids will love.
DIY fun with jars MomDot

Or you could opt to fill a jar with a galaxy. Get the tutorial at MomDot

Add food coloring to glue to make “cosmic” sun catchers.

Backyard projects for fun! Celebrate your yard with the kids.
Color wheel Babble Dabble Do

What light through yonder sun catcher breaks? Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

Make an artistic mess with ice paint.

If your kid loves Frozen, this rainbow ice painting project is perfect!
Colorful DIY projects Two-Daloo

Play the Frozen soundtrack while you paint. Get the tutorial at Two Daloo.

Turn pasta into “stained glass.”

Ever wonder what to do with leftover pasta? Or maybe you tried to make pasta once and it didn't turn out too well. Use your pasta to create gorgeous
Stained glass windows Babble Dabble Do

Whip up some lasagna with the leftovers. Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

Use cement to make “sand castles” that last forever.

Making sand castles at the beach takes time, effort, and patience. Unfortunately, they never last long. Now you can make sandcastles that last forever by using cement!
Cement castles And We Play

Well, unless you take a hammer to them. Get the tutorial at And We Play.

Create a glowing castle lantern to use as a nightlight.

Ditch the store-bought nightlight and give your little prince or princess a homemade castle nightlight!
Sweet night light Sweet Paul

Turn it on while you read a few fairy tales at bedtime. Get the tutorial at Sweet Paul.

Get artistic while practicing your aim.

Finding great projects for older kids can be a challenge. Using darts to make art seems like the perfect one!
Alternate exterior paint Hello, Wonderful

Dart painting! Get the tutorial at Hello, Wonderful.

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