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20 Fun Fruit Crafts for Kids

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20 Fun Fruit Crafts for Kids


What’s better than watermelon on a hot day? Twenty different creative, clever, and cute fruit-inspired crafts to make with your kids all summer long! Pick your favorite fruits, whip out the craft supplies, and get making this season (and don’t forget the watermelon for an in-between craft snack!)

  • 01of 20Watermelon Frisbee Flyers
  • Make sure you’re in good shape for this one; this watermelon frisbee flyer will have you running all over the yard for hours. Frisbee is such a fun way to spend a summer afternoon, and why not make it a bit sweeter with an adorable watermelon design?
  • 02of 20Popsicle Stick Apple Core
  • Your kids sure aren’t ready to go back to school yet, but apple crafts are cute year round. Make this creative apple core craft with just some construction paper and popsicle sticks.
  • 03of 20DIY Fruit Fans
  • Every summer, there comes a point when you just can’t stand the heat any longer and a nice air-conditioned room starts to sound better than hanging out in the yard. Make sure you don’t miss out on any time in the great outdoors this summer with these super cute fruit pattern fans!
  • 04of 20Pineapple Necklace Kids’ Craft
  •  This super sweet necklace is easy as pie(-napple) to make with your little ones. Gather together multi-sized yellow buttons, maybe from an old button collection or at your local craft store, to make this uber creative and summery necklace.
  • 05of 20Hanging Citrus Fruit Paper Craft
  • It’s way too early to say “deck the halls,” but maybe try hanging these fun and seasonally appropriate citrus baubles around your home this summer. They make for wonderful party decorations or just for an extra summery feel in the house, and your kids will love making them.
  • 06of 20Heart Strawberry Craft
  •  We think this craft is berry, berry sweet! Help the kids show the family a little extra love with this adorable heart strawberry craft.
  • 07of 20Handprint Pineapple Keepsake
  • A fun craft that doubles as a keepsake of your little ones’ handprints? Sign us up! As your babies keep on getting older it’s important to document both the memories and how little they used to be; use this craft as a way to recall fun summer memories with the whole family.
  • 08of 20Bubble Wrap Printed Fruit
  • You’ve heard of using fruit stamps to print fun shapes, but what about using bubble wrap to print fruit? Create funky textures for delicious looking fruits on t-shirts, tote bags, or even just paper.
  • 09of 20Crochet Watermelon Coasters
  • This craft is totally functional and also makes for a great introduction to crochet and other needlework for young kids. This cute watermelon coaster makes for the perfect party accessory for cold drinks on a hot summer day.
  • 10of 20Wine Cork Cherry Stamp Activity
  •  We’re always excited about crafts that help save the planet, and everyone knows wine corks are great art tools. Recycle old corks and use them for this easy stamping activity to make sweet cherry crafts.
  • 11of 20Fruit Tree Busy Bag Idea
  •  If you’re traveling at all this summer, this craft activity is a must-have. Long car, train, or plane rides can easily make for cranky kids, but this easy fruit-themed busy bag idea can hold their attention for a while. Easy to make and easy to bring along, this activity is definitely one to keep in your back pocket.
  • 12of 20Perler Bead Fruit Magnets
  • Throw it back to the ’90s and early 2000s with a fun Perler bead activity. Frugal Mom-Eh shows us some innovative fruit designs for Perler beads and how to turn them into fridge-friendly magnets.
  • 13of 20Fruity Tin Can Pen Pots
  •  For your summer crafting organization needs, here’s the perfect seasonal pen pot tutorial. Best of all, these carry on right into the school year for a bright workspace to motivate your kids.
  • 14of 20Printable Fruit Garland
  •  Printables are one of our most favorite ways to decorate on a budget. Print these babies out and you’ve got a trendy way to spruce up a blank wall for a summer party or just for fun.
  • 15of 20Tissue Paper Apple Craft
  •  With a cutout handprint and some red tissue paper, this paper plate craft is beyond easy. Make this in August to get kiddos excited for the upcoming school year.
  • 16of 20DIY Fruit-Inspired Mini Party Hats
  • The crowning craft for a fruit-filled summer party, these easy mini party hats are the key. So cute, so colorful, and sure to get everyone in the summer spirit, it’ll be a blast to help your kids design and assemble these sweet chapeaus.
  • 17of 20Rainbow Fruit Mason Jar Craft
  •  No summer craft roundup is complete without at least ONE mason jar craft. These rainbow fruit ones mix trendy with adorable in the most perfect way. Whip up a whole crowd of fun rainbow fruit mason jar friends and get the party going!
  • 18of 20Paper Plate Banana
  • For your little monkeys, this paper plate banana craft is so fun to make. A paper plate makes cutting out the right shape so much easier as well as easy to “color in” with yellow tissue paper.
  • 19of 20Hand Print Watermelon Craft
  •  This craft makes colorful watermelon prints in the shape of your little loved ones’ hands. Great for a crafty afternoon and makes for adorable invitation cards or just some homemade wall art!
  • 20of 20Pinecone Pineapples 
  • It’s all in the name—PINEcone PINEapples! This craft is so clever, we wish we’d thought of it first! Make adorable mini pineapple decorations with pinecones from the yard; it’s the perfect summer adaptation of an autumn classic.
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