With Summer here, crafts that you can do outside with the kids are best, whether they are nature based, or just so messy that you have to go outside to do them we've found 10 of the best summer crafts that will inspire you to get crafty with the kids this season.
First off check out the guest post by Growing Book by Book on creating super worms as part of our story book summer series, getting the kids reading and bringing books alive at the same time.
Simple and fun summer crafts are great for the youngest children and experimenting with colour at the same time is always fun - A little pinch of perfect has a fun beach ball for kids to make whilst they explore colour mixing at the same time.
We're a big fun of sun catchers and these gelatine ones from Enchanted Homeschooling Mum look different and great for some summer crafting fun.
Crafting around the theme of bugs is great for summer and these little dragonflies from Laughing Kids Learn are really cute.
Combining Nature in your craft is always a fun idea with children no matter what the age especially if it involves a nature walk as well. These Nature Frames from A Little Pinch of Perfect look great.
When a crafts combines with some learning it's always good and these symmetrical art pictures from You Clever Monkey do just that.
Another bug craft this time ladybugs which combines a little learning as well from Teacher 2 and 3 year olds.
A craft for older kids - sew up their own cuddly cat from We Live We Learn.
Classic Crafts are great for Summer - making your own paper is great for teaching kids about recycling as well as getting crafty and you clever monkey has a none electric mixer method.
Another classic summer art activity is bubble prints and Our Little House In the Country has been having a go with some.