7 Summer Kids Crafts That Both You and Your Kid Will Love ...

The summer is when all kids should be heading out into the great outdoors and enjoying nature, but when that isn't possible, keep your brood entertained with some fun summer kids crafts. When the temperature spikes or there is a downpour and they just can't get outside, there is no reason why you have to rely on the television as a source of entertainment. Instead, put on those creative caps, pull out some supplies and get to crafting. There are tons of summer kids crafts that will keep everyone entertained.

1. Ocean in a Bottle

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Of the many summer kids crafts, this is one of the easiest, and one of the most enjoyable. All you need is an cleaned out plastic bottle (a juice bottle is perfect). Take off the label and let kids add some beach-inspired goodies: sand, shells, sea glass, etc. Fill the bottle 3/4 full with water and add a few drops of blue food coloring. Screw the tops on real tight (you may even want to secure it permanently by adding some glue around the edge of the lid before you twist the top on) and shake it. Voila! An ocean in a bottle!

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