21 Summer Crafts for When It's Just Too Hot to Play Outside

Jun 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Spring and summer craft projects
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Ah, the freedom and fun of summer. It's definitely the season for kids to be outdoors running in the sprinklers and splashing in the pool — but sometimes it just gets too hot.

These summer crafts are the perfect projects for keeping kids busy when temperatures are too high for them to run around in the yard.

Updated by Sarah Long on 6/7/17.

1 /22: Animal print flip-flops

1/22 :Animal print flip-flops

2 /22: Backyard water blob

2/22 :Backyard water blob

3 /22: Clothespin airplane

3/22 :Clothespin airplane

4 /22: Dinosaur garden

4/22 :Dinosaur garden

5 /22: DIY kite craft

5/22 :DIY kite craft

6 /22: Exploding chalk paint

6/22 :Exploding chalk paint

7 /22: Erupting rainbow

7/22 :Erupting rainbow

8 /22: Flower crown

8/22 :Flower crown

9 /22: Garden art craft

9/22 :Garden art craft

10 /22: Indoor terrarium craft

10/22 :Indoor terrarium craft

11 /22: Kaleidoscope craft

11/22 :Kaleidoscope craft

12 /22: Lightbulb bumblebee craft

12/22 :Lightbulb bumblebee craft

13 /22: Milk carton herb garden

13/22 :Milk carton herb garden

14 /22: Paint-splattered murals

14/22 :Paint-splattered murals

15 /22: Permanent sandcastle

15/22 :Permanent sandcastle

16 /22: Rainy day crafts

16/22 :Rainy day crafts

17 /22: Rock garden monsters

17/22 :Rock garden monsters

18 /22: Shell jewelry box craft

18/22 :Shell jewelry box craft

19 /22: Wine cork crafts

19/22 :Wine cork crafts

20 /22: Father's Day crafts

20/22 :Father's Day crafts

21 /22: 4th of July crafts

21/22 :4th of July crafts

22 /22: Pin it!

Garden crafts pin
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22/22 :Pin it!