June is nearing its end with the promise of sunshine and warmer summer temperatures. The summer solstice is fast approaching. We are always on the hunt for creative summer crafts for kids, especially summer crafts for tweens, it seems fitting that we should round up fun sun crafts for kids at this time of the year.
I love celebrating the arrival of summer with crafts and art projects that are bursting with all the energy and light of a bright sunshiny day.
What is the summer solstice?
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. The day when the sun is in the sky for the many hours and minutes in one day. In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice falls on (or around) June 21st.
Many cultures celebrate the summer solstice and honour the power and energy that the sun brings to our lives. After all, we need the sun to exist. Seems like a logical thing to celebrate to me.
What better way to celebrate than through creative sun crafts? We celebrate the winter with snowy crafts and fall crafts and spring crafts – so sun crafts are on order at this time of the year. Gather up the paintbrushes and all of the craft supplies because it is time to celebrate the summer solstice with sun crafts for kids.
Summer Solstice Sun Crafts for Kids
Make a tie-dye sun with markers and coffee filters from Creative Family Fun
Harness the power of the sun to melt and make your own crayons with Mama Smiles
How cute is this smiley handprint paper plate sun from Craft on Sea?
Take inspiration from Nurturestore‘s summer solstice sensory tub
Meltdown some beads to make a sunny suncatcher from Still Playing School
Make your own sundial and learn about the movement of the sun with A Mom With A Lesson Plan
Cutting Tiny Bites shares how to sew a bright and colourful sun pillow
Handstamp, potato stamp and flower stamp a sunny tribute to the summer solstice
Discover how to weave a cheerful sun from Nurturestore
Learn about the power of the sun, and melt some chocolate, with Adventures in Mommydom
A Mom With A Lesson Plan shares how to make a simple sun print
Let the sunshine in with HEN Family’s summer solstice lanterns
Add a burst of sunshine to your front door with our egg carton flower sun wreath
We are SO ready to celebrate the arrival of summer…the only question is, which activity to try first!
Happy Summer Solstice!
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