Celebrate Summer With 9 Fun Papercrafts

  • 01 of 09

    Summer Craft Fun: Making Paper Fans

    Summertime is here, and the living is easy! We are entering the season of outdoor parties; lazy days spent lounging by the pool, evenings catching fireflies and relaxation. Summertime crafting reflects these activities. Make sure to get your craft groove on with these excellent and entertaining summer crafts.

    Help beat the summer heat with these super cute printable paper fans. All you have to do is print on A4 of 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, fold and paste. You will love the artwork on the...MORE printable fans. This craft project is simply adorable!The paper cuties will be keeping you cool on those hot summer days!The best thing about them is that they take almost no time to make!

    Summer Paper Fans from Mr. Printables

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  • 02 of 09

    Printable Ice Cream Cone Invitations

    This summer why not host an ice cream party for your friends. Everyone likes ice cream, and it is a perfect excuse to get together with your buddies. Print the party details on the paper ice cream scoops, and include a real ice cream spoon with the invitation.How charming! Print up these adorable ice cream printables courtesy of Design Eat Repeat and get the party started!

    Printable Ice Cream Cone Invitations from Design Eat Repeat

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  • 03 of 09

    DIY Paper Fans ~ Water Melon Fans

    Nothing tells you summer is here more than watermelons. Maggie from the fantastic site Red Ted Art has a video tutorial that will show you how to make these adorable watermelon hot weather hand fans.

    Cool off your sweaty brow in style! If you like the melon fan, you may also want to check out the links for tutorials on how to make a watermelon bowl and food bookmarks. Make a whole melon-themed party papercraft set. Let the summer festivities begin!

    DIY Paper Melon Fans from Red Ted Art

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  • 04 of 09

    Ice Cream Cones with a Surprise Inside

    I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! These are not your ordinary ice cream cones but are made from paper and filled with candy and little gift wonderments. All kids love a surprise. Fill the paper ice cream cones with treats but don't tell the kids, let them figure it out themselves. The discovery of candy and little gifts will add to the fun.

    These paper ice cream cones would also be fabulous adult party favors. This party craft could also work well with the ice cream cone party...MORE theme invitations featured in the previous slide. As I said before, who doesn't like ice cream?

    Ice Cream Cone Surprise Ball DIY from Oh Happy Day!

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  • 05 of 09

    Pretty Paper Daisy Straw Decorations

    Make some memories with your children this summer! Give your kids a thrill this summer vacation period and decorate their drinks with cute paper daisy drinking straw charms. Little ones will enjoy them and feel that extra love from Mom.

    Lindi from love-the-day.com offers a free paper daisy printable download. Print the flowers on heavy cardstock, cut with craft scissors and punch a center hole.You could write the kids names on the flowers with a marker, so everyone will know which drink is...MORE theirs. So easy and so much fun! Perfect for kid parties or just because!

     Free Printable Flower & DIY Daisy Straw Tutorial from Love the Day

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  • 06 of 09

    Printable Summer Tattoos

    Printable temporary tattoos are one fun summer craft that let you channel your inner bad boy or girl. Print out the temporary summer themed tattoos and decorate your body. Children will love them, and adults will enjoy the thrill of body art without permanent consequences!

    These pieces of body art are all G-rated. The tattoos are summer themed and include a flamingo, a rainbow, a lobster, watermelon, candy and an ice creme cone. There is something for everyone!

    Printable Summer Tattoos from A...MORE Subtle Revelry

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  • 07 of 09

    DIY Confetti Candy Bowls

    Make your outdoor parties festive and unique with this paper craft. Buy some simple white bowls at the dollar store, and then give them an upscale look with tissue paper circles and some mod podge.

    Although the dishes are not washable, they are cheap to make and perfect for a summertime get together. After the party is over just throw the bowls out, or if they are still clean wipe with a damp paper towel and repurpose them. They make great storage for all the little odds and ends you have around...MORE the house.

    DIY Confetti  Candy Bowls from Tell Love and Party

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  • 08 of 09

    DIY Happy Cactus Paper Plants With Templates

    Make some paper cactus plants with your children this summer. Use these sweet paper succulents as party decor the next time you throw a cook out! So cute!

     DIY Happy Cactus Paper Plants with Templates from Hello Wonderful

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  • 09 of 09

    DIY Palm Leaf Room Decor

    We all love home decor projects that are inexpensive! Give your room that tropical feel with palm leaf wall art. The example is made from shiny black paper, but you could also use a dark green colored paper to achieve an organic look! Either way, this project is simple, inexpensive and will bring summer beauty to your home decor.

    DIY Palm Leaf Room Decor from Felt Magnet