End of Summer traditions and fun ways to celebrate with these summer theme crafts and activities for kids.  The summer season is almost at an end, so make it memorable with these end of summer activities! The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 351 summer theme crafts with  pictured tutorials with free patterns for the end of summer!  So be sure to search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

End of Summer

End of Summer 1.  Endless Summer {Summer Party Themes} ~ What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a pool party?!  The watermelon theme was carried throughout the party from the decorations to the food.  Some of the amazing food ideas included apple & watermelon sailboats, watermelon bites topped with fluff cream cheese and mint, and refreshing melon skewers.

Summer Capsule

2.  Summer Time Capsule ~  Time capsules are so much fun and I love the idea of a summer time capsule.  It’s so easy to forget what one did during the summer and this printable booklet is perfect to preserve your summertime memories. Vacation Memory Jar 3.  How to Create Memories in a Jar {mason jar} ~ Create mementos of your summer vacations using photos, accessories, and a jar. Chalk Photography 4.  Driveway Photography ~ Who would have thought that sidewalk chalk could be so much fun?!  It’s definitely a creative outlet and fun activity for the family.  This is a definite must for your summer bucket list.

Summer Season

Lemonade Stand 5.  Lemonade Stand ~ “Keep Calm and Drink Lemonade”, this lemonade stand is so stink in’ cute!  Fabric bunting banner, ruffled table cloth, and two adorable children…it can’t get any better than this!  Oh wait, it can, the printables are free downloads. Backyard Drive-In Movie 6.  Backyard Drive-In Movie {Summer Party Themes} ~ What child wouldn’t have a blast with this backyard drive-in movie party?!  It’s perfect for a fun summer night of entertainment!  You can make the cars using a cardboard box and paper plates for the wheels. Sand Box 7.  Sand Box {inspired by Pottery Barn Kids} ~ Not wanting to pay Pottery Barn Kid prices for a sandbox, Erin created her own! I think it looks cuter than PBK’s. Sand Dollar Cookie 8.  Sand Dollar Cookie {Craft Ideas} ~ These beautiful sand dollars are actually a cookie made from tapioca flour and coconut milk.  A fun addition to your beach themed party or a unique edible craft to make with the kids this summer.

Summer Theme

Paper Ladybugs 9.  Twirling Paper Ladybugs {Kids Paper Crafts}What better way to get your kids out in the yard this summer than to create this fun kids paper craft? These twirling paper ladybugs are so adorable and are sure to be your child’s favorite outdoor garden decor. Petite Watermelons 10.  Jello Watermelon Slices {Edible Crafts for Kids} ~ A fun summer treat, learn how to use a lime and red jell-o to create these fun watermelon shaped gelatin treats. Pineapple Orange Popsicles 11.  Pineapple Orange  Banana Popsicles ~ Made of nothing but fruit, you don’t have to feel an ounce of guilt eating these yummy Summer treats.  You could even let the kids have them for/with breakfast!  Or break them out for dessert and they will never miss the extra sugar. Kool-Aid Slurpees 12.  Homemade Slurpees Using Kool-Aid ~ Slurpees are a favorite treat during the hot Summer.  This recipe has a great money saving tip.  Making your own at home is simple and the kids will love it! Toasted S'more Strawberries 13.  Toasted S’more Stuffed Strawberries ~ Strawberries stuffed with s’more ingredients, then wrapped in marshmallow cream and toasted sound yummy to me. Combining two very popular summer foods, strawberries and s’mores, this also has a gluten free option. Summer Olympics 14.  Summer Olympics {free printables}I LOVE the cupcakes toppers in this free Olympic printable set.  It also includes a party sign and printable medals.  You may also want to check out her cute edible medals made from Golden Oreos and Fruit By The Foot.

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If you love these activities for kids– then you’ll find HUNDREDS more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Kids site!

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