girls outside enjoying a summer craft together

School’s out and summer’s in. But don’t assume your child doesn’t need structure or a creative outlet during the off-season. Here are some fun summer crafts you can enjoy with your kids to keep the learning – and fun – going.

Accordion Paper Flowers

Your kids can make their very own accordion paper flowers to hang on the fridge or in their rooms. Here’s how to make them with these templates:

  1. Cut out four pieces of yellow or white paper for the daffodil using the first template.
  2. Fold the paper in half, horizontally and vertically, and then open again. Fold the bottom up ¼” and then crease it down.
  3. Flip over the paper and fold it all the way up to the top to get an accordion pattern.
  4. Fold the accordion in half, attaching the two middle pieces with double-sided tape.
  5. Repeat steps two through four with the other three pieces of paper.
  6. Connect all four pieces together with double stick tape for a flower shape.
  7. Cut a rectangle out of orange paper (2″ x 1.5″) and cut out little points on one long edge.
  8. Roll the rectangle up loosely into a tube shape, connecting it with a piece of double-sided tape. Fold down the bottom edge for a flat bottom.
  9. Glue the cup you made into the middle of the flower to finish making your daffodil.

Paper Plate Beach Craft

Get creative with this fun paper plate beach craft for kids.

You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Kids’ paints, blue and yellow
  • Paintbrush
  • Cupcake liner
  • Craft stick
  • Pen
  • Glue


  • Draw a line to separate the sand from the sky. Paint the sky a pale blue and the sand a yellow or gold.
  • Let the paint dry.
  • Add decorations, such as a beach umbrella. Paste a craft stick and fold a paper cake liner in half. Add that to the top to form the fabric of the umbrella. Add birds, shovels, sea shells, clouds, and anything else you like.

Butterfly Suncatchers

This easy butterfly suncatcher craft will look beautiful hanging in your window with the sun shining through. It’s a great way to brighten up any room.

You will need:

  • Wall-safe tape
  • Sticky back plastic or contact paper
  • Colored cellophane
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper or card stock


  • Cut out butterfly shapes from your paper or card stock.
  • Fold the card in half, then cut out the shape of half a butterfly so the wings are symmetrical.
  • Place the butterfly shape onto the contact paper and stick it down.
  • Cut your colored cellophane into small pieces to decorate each butterfly.
  • Fill the gaps in your wings as desired.
  • Place sticky back plastic at the top to hold the cellophane in place, then cut out your butterflies.
  • Tape them to the window and enjoy!

Book a Tour of Country Home Learning Center Today

Come see how we operate our classes here at Country Home Learning Center, where we love to get crafty! Arts and crafts, creative play…you name it, we do it. To sign up for a tour at one of our area facilities to see for yourself, contact us today.