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20 Summer Craft Activities for Kids

Activity 1: Bunting Craft


Paint /Colour the given templates as per kids choice. Stick ice cream sticks on ice creams.

Pass ribbon through holes to form the bunting!

Kids can use gems, stickers, rhinestones to decorate the ice cream

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Activity 2: Paper Plate Painting


Keep drawing ready on a white paper plate. Paint the paper plate as per reference, senior kids can do their own designs as well for background.


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Senior kids can draw and decorate this beautiful Mandala on plate

or simply draw any object and paint it


Activity 3: Home Decor Craft


Cut out the shape of the owl or the mason jar from a piece of cardboard. Paint and decorate as you like.


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Activity 4: Gond Art


Gond paintings are a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India with whom it shares its name. Gond comes from the Dravidian expression, Kond which means 'the green mountain'.Gond paintings can be described as 'on line work'. Art is created out of carefully drawn lines. Lines are used in such a way to convey a sense of movement to still images. Dots and dashes are added to impart a greater sense of movement and increase the amount of detail.


Take the template given .,stick it on the colored construction sheet (A3 size) in centre to form a border like area. Paint and decorate the scene with white paint dots.


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Activity 5: Zentangle Art


Take the drawing (ice cream or Giraffe) template given, stick it on the coloured construction sheet (A3 size) in centre to form a border like area.

Different pattern template and drawing template has been given for Junior kids and Senior Kids.

After distributing ,call out any number between 1-12 ,corresponding to each number there is a pattern . Kids have to draw that particular pattern in any of the sections of drawing given to them. Like this play the game till they finish the drawing. Your Zentangle fun drawing is ready. Kids can use black markers and sketch pens to fill patterns


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Activity 6: Home Decor Craft

Cut Bird/ Feather shape using cardboard .Paint it colourful, leave it to dry . Make designs using Ear Buds. Tie rope in the cut out and tie them together in knots. Your Decor hanging is ready


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Activity 7 : Canvas Bag Painting


Draw the design on canvas bag (for seniors). Keep potato cuts ready for junior kids in semi circle shape. Insert an old newspaper inside the bag to avoid seep-in of paints.

Senior kids can paint the design with brush. Junior kids will stamp the paints with potato

stamps. Don't use water in paints, put paint directly on potato and stamp.


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Activity 8 : Beach Scene


Take the template given, stick it on the coloured construction sheet (A3 size) in centre to

form a border like area.

Colour the smaller objects like pattern, clouds , slippers/surfboard etc. Paint the larger areas

like sky, ocean, waves. once paints are dried stick the object- surfboard or slipper as per

reference sheet.


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Activity 9: Ice-cream Stick Craft


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Activity For Juniors, Keep the cutting of girl child ready. Tell the story of Papa get me the Moon

Story Outline:

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Lily who lived in a small village nestled between rolling hills. Lily loved to gaze at the moon every night, enchanted by its glowing beauty. One evening, she asked her papa, "Papa, can you get me the moon?"

Her papa chuckled and replied, "I'll try, my dear." Determined to fulfill his daughter's wish, he set out on a journey. He climbed mountains, crossed rivers, and traveled through forests, all in search of the elusive moon.

Finally, after many days of relentless pursuit, he reached the top of the tallest mountain and put a tall ladder to climb towards the moon. There, he stretched out his arms towards the sky and whispered a heartfelt plea to the moon. To his amazement, the moon seemed to shimmer and descend closer to him.

With great effort, he caught the moon and carefully cradled it in his arms. Then, he journeyed back home to his beloved Lily. When he arrived, he presented her with the moon, and her eyes sparkled with delight. But after sometime she had to let it go to shine in the sky for the whole world.

From that day on, Lily cherished the moon as her most precious possession and loved to see moon with her Papa


Paint the template to create a background scene.

Colour the girl /boy child template. Stick ice cream sticks to form a ladder shape. Stick the girl /boy child template on it to show that she is climbing the stairs. Stick star stickers all around



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Activity for Senior Kids, Paint the ice cream sticks multi coloured using acrylic paints, leave them to dry. Once dried make variety of patterns and shapes using colourful sketch pens stick them on given punched paper. Stick a rope on one side using cello tape. Tie wool pieces through the punched hole like tassels.





Activity 10: Diamond Painting


Draw, paint and decorate with givens Gems. Colours can be different from the reference picture.


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Activity 11: Silhouette Painting


Paint an A3 size white sheet as shown in the reference. Let it dry. Cut out silhouette (Buddha for seniors, Dolphin for juniors) using black paper. Stick the silhouette cut out on the painted sheet. Draw designs in the background using Black Markers


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Activity 12: Coaster Painting


Keep the drawing ready, Paint using Acrylic paints. once dried, outline and make make

designs using black markers

Link for wooden coasters : https://amzn.to/3UjGe3O


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Activity 13: Wooden Plate Painting


Keep the drawing ready. Paint the design as in reference using acrylic paints

Tie rope at top to make the hanging.

Link for wooden plate : https://amzn.to/4baAwbh


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Activity 14: Paper Craft


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Cut out the shape of snail from a paper. Stick it on the coloured construction sheet (A3 size) in centre to form a border like area. Give colored papers , ask kids to tear them in small

pieces , crunch them and stick to the template as shown in reference.Stick Googly Eyes




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Cut out the shape of mermaid from a paper. Stick it on the coloured construction sheet (A3 size) in centre. Colour the face and hand of mermaid with oil pastels. Decorate the mermaid with Sequins/Sitares ,stick wool for hair, put flower, stick starfish and your beautiful sequin craft is ready.




Activity 15: Paper Bowl Craft


Paint the bowl as per given references for junior and senior kids. Stick the cutouts to form the turtle (for junior kids) scarecrow for senior kids.


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Activity 16: Mosaic Craft


Draw a fish and waves on an white sheet as shown in reference. Stick it on the coloured construction sheet (A3 size) in centre to form a border like area.

Now distribute the paper mosaic pieces to kids and guide them to stick it on the template

slowly to create whole colour picture. If kids get too tired arranging mosaics one by one in line, random placement can be done.


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Activity 17: Puppet Scene


Take a white sheet ,stick it on the coloured construction sheet (A3 size) in centre to form a border like area only from 3 sides, leave the bottom line unpasted.

Kids can colour or paint the templates of the butterfly/dragon as per their choice of colours. Engage them creatively to use different colour combinations so that kids can express their own ideas of colours. Eg. if they want to do blue castle let them do but then if they want to paint sky also blue explain them to choose different colour else all scene

will look blue.

Draw and paint a scenery for the puppet as shown in the reference. Kids are free to make their own backgrounds.

Now cut a slit in the drawing template leaving 2.5 inch gap on both side of sheet.

Stick the puppet (dragon or butterfly) onto the craft stick with cello tape or paper tape

Insert the puppet from the bottom unpasted side , bring it out through the slit and here your moving puppet scene is ready.


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Activity 18: Canvas Painting


Keep the drawing ready on Canvas as per the template given . If you are not able to

draw free hand , use carbon sheet and given print out to trace on the canvas. Yellow

carbon sheets are given so you need to press pencil hard so that designs are

clear Black/blue carbon is not used as it leaves untidy marks.


Now guide kids to paint the canvas as per template. Use acrylic paints.


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Activity 19: Room decor Craft


Cutout the crown/anchor shape from cardboard. Paint the given objects using paints. Kids are free to use their own colour combinations.

Decorate them with shells/gems . Tie rope on anchor on top for hanging. On crown name

squares like scrabble tiles need to be stuck with fevicol.


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Activity 20: Madhubani Painting


Draw the elephant/fish as shown in reference. Stick it on the coloured construction

sheet (A3 size) in the centre to form a border like area. Paint the drawing in using Madhubani Art (or Mithila painting) is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of India and Nepal.

This painting is done with various tools, such as fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks and using natural dyes and pigments. It is characterised by its

eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti, Kali Puja, Upanayana, and Durga

Puja. Madhubani paintings mostly depict people and their association with nature and scenes and deities from the ancient epics. Natural objects like the sun, the moon, and

religious plants like tulsi are also widely painted, along with scenes from the royal court and social events like weddings. In these paintings generally, no space is left empty; the gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs. Mostly it is filled in patterns with lines.


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