Kids Craft Ideas for the Summer Holidays

Summer Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids

As the warmer weather has finally arrived in Scotland, we are so looking forward to the summer holidays! Our family-friendly hotel in Inverness, Scotland, welcomes children of all ages. And we have luxury family rooms to keep everyone happy. This week, we have been trying out some summer holiday craft ideas with the kids. A perfect way to get them excited for the summer holidays.

We’ve been testing out a few craft projects for kids. Here are our favourites. They’re fun, easy and inexpensive summer crafts. And we were pretty impressed with the finished products!

Decorate Your Own Holiday Shoes

You will need: Some fabric pens or paints and a pair of plain white plimsolls.

This is a really simple idea, but lots of fun for creative kids. Take a pair of plain white fabric plimsolls in your child’s size, and let them decorate them with fabric pens or paints.

If the shoes have laces, remove them first. Get your child to draw and colour over all the white fabric, with their own holiday-themed design. Then, thread the laces back on, and voila! A beautiful, colourful pair of shoes, ready to take your child on their summer holiday adventures.

Someone decorating shoes

Make Your Own Holiday Treasure Box

You will need: A small wooden box, acrylic paints, some shiny paper or tape, small gem stickers.

Children love to collect souvenirs on their travels. So, it’s a lovely idea for them to make a treasure box, which they can take on holiday and fill with special keepsakes.

Ask your child to paint the box inside and out in their desired colours. We used acrylic paint as it is a durable, water-based paint. When completely dry, add strips of coloured paper or tape across the box, to create the look of straps, like you would find on a treasure chest. Then, decorate the strips with coloured gem stones. The ideal place for your child to keep their holiday souvenirs. We filled our box with shells we collected on the beach.

A mother doing arts and crafts with her daughter

We hope these summer holiday craft ideas have given you some inspiration. If you make your own, be sure to bring them along on your family holiday to The Kingsmills and let us see your creations! Don’t forget to check out our luxury family breaks. We hope to see you here soon.