3 Kids Crafts to Kick Off Summer

by Lynn Lilly, May 13 2024

The very long and crazy school year is coming to an end and it's time to celebrate Summer! This week on my Crayola Facebook live broadcast I am sharing 3 crafts to get your kids excited for summer activities and travels! 

Summer Activity Crafts for Kids

You can find all the Crayola supplies I am using today at Crayola.com 

If you are looking for fun all Summer long check out Camp Craft Box, a virtual craft camp for kids ages 5-12! Sign up NOW for 9 weeks of fun! 

Project 1: Travel Tote


  • Canvas Tote Bag
  • Crayola Fabric Fine Line Markers
  • Pencil

Grab a tote bag from the craft store and let your kids create their own customized travel tote. These inexpensive totes work great for packing toys for a road trip, snacks for a day at the park or even as a pool bag. I turned this one into a suitcase but your kids can dream up any design. Best part is that the markers are permanent so you an wash the tote! 

 Fabric Marker Travel Tote Craft for Kids

Project 2: Summer Vision Sunglasses


  • Extra Large Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Markers, Colored Pencils or Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Sunglass Template
  • Crayola Glue Stick


  1. You can download and print the sunglasses template I created or your kids can draw their own. If you use my template, print out the two pages, tape them together, cut out and trace on your favorite color construction paper. 
  2. Cut out the inside of the sunglasses on white construction paper and glue that into the sunglasses. 
  3. Use markers, crayons or colored pencils to draw in all things you hope to do this Summer. 

Summer Vision Sunglass Craft for Kids

Project 3: Summer Activity Jar

Summer Activity Jar Crafts

This jar is perfect for a boring Summer day. The kids will get excited to pick a fun activity for the whole family. 


  • Jar
  • Crayola Bright Pop Cardstock
  • Large Craft/Popsicle Sticks
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Stick


  1. Cut a piece of Bright Pop cardstock to wrap around the jar. Use the glue stick to glue it to the jar. 
  2. Cut out flip flops from the construction paper and glue to the wrap around the jar. 
  3. Let your kids pick the activity, write an activity on each stick and decorate with the markers.

Summer Activity Jar Craft

Put the sticks in the jar and when the time is right let your kids pick out an activity. 

Happy Summer! 


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