June is here, and that means summer is almost on our doorsteps. If you’re planning some fun activities for the kids this month, add some of these fun June preschool crafts to your list!
We’ve picked lots of summer-themed projects that are easy for preschoolers and young children to complete independently or with a little bit of help from adults. Crafts range from ocean animals to ice cream to bugs and campfires. Basically, a little bit of everything that makes summer, well, summer!
Summer Crafts for Preschoolers
June Preschool Crafts
First up are some of our favorite June preschool crafts that we’ve done right here at Natural Beach Living. We have plenty of ocean animal activities, but the jellyfish, paper plate fish, and handprint fish are popular choices!
And, of course, taking care of the earth and its creatures is important to us, so we’ve included a terrific birdfeeder to keep your feathered friends fed.
Kids will have so much fun making our paper bowl jellyfish! They’re bright and colorful, and their ribbon tentacles wiggle in the breeze. Hang them in your child’s room as a decoration, or put them in front of a window so they can blow around in the breeze. This is such a fun craft for summer!
Pair this beautiful blue fish craft with the book The Rainbow Fish. The body of the fish is super simple; it’s made with a painted paper plate. The sparkly gills make this paper plate fish stand out.
Turn your child’s handprint into a cute summer keepsake. It’s a wonderful activity to add to an under-the-sea unit study or to make just for fun. Perhaps you could make it before family movie night, watching Finding Nemo, of course!
We love coming up with creative ways to feed our feathered friends, like this ice cream cone bird feeder. Cones, natural peanut butter, birdseed, and cereal come together to make a tasty treat for the birds that visit your yard!
Easy June Preschool Crafts
Here are some more amazing June preschool crafts from bloggers around the web!
Campfire Nature Craft from boxofideas.uk: Head outdoors to gather the materials to make this fun campfire craft. You could try this either before or during a camping trip with the family or as a simple outdoor activity that can be put together quickly.
Popsicle Craft for Kids from simpleeverydaymom.com: This super simple ice cream or popsicle craft requires only a few materials and very little prep. It’s a terrific craft to make with a group of kids or at home.
You Are My Sunshine Paper Plate Craft from thesoccermomblog.com: You’ve probably sung the song You Are My Sunshine to your kids many times. Make this lovely craft with them in remembrance of those special times. It would be such a beautiful kid-made craft to give to Mom, Dad, or the grandparents for kids to show the special people in their lives how much they care.
Melted Crayon Rocks from mombrite.com: You probably have loads of broken crayons in the kids’ crayon boxes as well as your own purse if you get colorable kids’ meal menus from restaurants. Put those broken crayons to use by melting them over rocks to create beautiful swirly stones that’ll look great in the garden or a bowl on a shelf.
Thumbprint Bugs Craft from tootsmomistired.com: This toddler craft is such a fun way to learn about bugs and crawly things found outside. After you make the thumbprint bugs, go out to see how many you can find in your backyard!
Paper Plate Bee Craft from messylittlemonster.com: This bee craft will be all the buzz in your family! Kids use their little handprints to make the wings, so the bee will make a sweet keepsake for your scrapbook.
June Preschool Arts and Crafts
Handprint Campfire Craft from simpleeverydaymom.com: Turn your child’s handprints into a beautiful campfire. This is a wonderful papercraft that’s perfect for siblings to work on together. Of course, each kid can make their own as well, but wouldn’t it be lovely to have each child’s handprints as part of a single flame?
Rocking Paper Plate Shark from artsymomma.com: What’s better than a shark craft? A toothy shark that rocks back and forth! Kids will get a kick out of this moving shark.
Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft from abcsofliteracy.com: Work on the development of fine motor skills with this lovely ladybug craft. Both cutting and weaving the paper uses fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, which are both essential pre-writing skills for preschoolers.
Rocking Paper Plate Submarine from redtedart.com: When you think of ocean crafts, you probably think of sea creatures and big ships, but let’s not forget submarines, which have allowed us to explore so much of the ocean floor. This silly submarine rocks back and forth, making it as much fun to play with as it is to make.
Glue Suncatcher Craft from mombrite.com: Suncatcher crafts are often made using contact paper and glue. If you’d like a simpler craft that can be done in a few minutes, try these glue suncatchers. It only takes about 5 minutes to make each one, and then you need to allow time for drying. Once that’s done, they’re ready for stringing up and displaying outdoors or indoors.
Summer Campfire Craft from funhandprintartblog.com: Nothing is quite as fun as getting away from it all for a summer camping trip. This beautiful craft captures that feeling exactly! Fingerprint fireflies gather around a glowing handprint campfire. The printable background is included, so you can make your own version in no time.
Seashell Ladybug Craft from stillplayingschool.com: Turn seashells collected from your beach adventures into adorable seashell ladybugs. They’re fun for play and learning. You could even paint them two different colors to use as Tic Tac Toe pieces!
Hermit Crab Craft from jdaniel4smom.com: This craft goes along with the book A House for Hermit Crab. It combines a handprint craft and a paper plate craft to create a hermit crab—they’re not commonly seen among kids crafts, so it’s a terrific project for a unit study on these exciting animals.
Fingerprint Flower Pot Craft from messylittlemonster.com: This fingerprint flower pot would make a wonderful gift for Grandma or for displaying on your patio or in the home. Plan whatever you like inside—flowers, succulents, or herbs. The best part is the fingerprint flowers that will remind you of your little one’s tiny hands year after year.
Hammered Nature Process Art from barleyandbirch.com: Grab some flowers, leaves, stems, etc. and hammer them out on your paper or canvas to make this lovely nature-based process art project. You may also want to collect some berries or seedpods to see how those turn out after being hammered.
Ice Cream Cone Painting from fantasticfunandlearning.com: Summertime is filled with cold, drippy ice cream cones, but why not make one that lasts? Using sponges and cotton balls to stamp paint onto the page, your little one can make painted ice cream cones in just minutes. Don’t forget to provide sequins, glitter, or other sparkly things to look like sprinkles on the ice cream.
Egg Carton Flower Bouquet from mombrite.com: Unlike real flowers, these crafty egg carton flowers will be beautiful for years to come. Using egg cartons is also a fun way to teach kids to recycle materials rather than buying new things whenever possible.
Snail Paper Plate Craft from tootsmomistired.com: Any toddler or preschooler who loves cute animals will have a blast making this colorful snail craft with soft, fluffy pom-poms and paper plates.
Coffee Filter Flowers from messylittlemonster.com: This budget-friendly project combines process art with flower-making to provide a fun activity for younger children and their older siblings alike. The whole family can join in to make a bouquet!
Paper Plate Pirate Craft from simpleeverydaymom.com: Arr, matey! This pirate craft is perfect for summer. Use the printable template to make your paper plate pirate in no time. You can easily make a pirate girl by cutting out a long piece of paper for the hair. Alternatively, you could glue yarn on for hair.
Butterfly Stained Glass Art from rainydaymum.com: What a stunning butterfly! The black crayon lines really make the colors pop, and it does give the wings that stained glass effect.
Summer Crafts for Kids
Make sure you pin this list of June preschool crafts so you’ll have plenty of fun creative activities to do with the kids all month long.
Under the Sea Activities for Kids
Once you make these summer crafts your kids will love these ocean theme ideas too.
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