These July crafts for preschoolers are the perfect addition to several summer themes. Make them during your summer camp, at craft time, turn them into a summer station, use them as fun morning work, or create them at home during your summer break.
July Crafts For Preschoolers
July crafts are perfect for crafting during those hot summer months. Whether you’re planning a day of patriotic crafts, like an American flag or fireworks, or a summer school craft session there is a great craft for kids to make this month.
Last month we officially started summer. Now we’re in the dog days of summer and it might be pretty hot outside. That’s why these crafts are perfect! Don’t worry, we’re covering more than just July 4th with this list of fun craft ideas.
While kids of all ages will enjoy these easy crafts, they are great for pairing with your favorite July preschool themes. These easy projects are perfect for stations, creating during summer vacation, during hot days, or on a rainy day.
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July Preschool Themes
Here are several exciting themes you can explore in your classroom. Use one or fill the entire month with these special days and themes. Then find a craft project to go with the theme!
- Blueberries (National blueberry month)
- Hot Dogs (National hotdog month)
- Ice Cream (National Ice Cream Month)
- Picnics (National Picnic Month)
- Post Office
- Under the Sea
- Video Games
- Watermelon (National Watermelon Month)
Special Days In July
- 1st – National Postal Worker Day
- 4th – Independence Day (4th of July)
- 8th – Video Games Day
- 14th – Shark Awareness Day
- 31st – National Watermelon Day
- 3rd Wednesday – National Hot Dog Day
- 3rd Sunday – National Ice Cream Day
Our Favorite Craft Supplies
When creating these cute summer-themed activities, you are probably going to want to stock up on some supplies.
These simple materials are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.
- Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies.
- Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
- Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
- Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
- Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
- Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
- Toilet Paper Rolls/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
- Paper Plates – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
- Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
- Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!
- Coffee Filters – This inexpensive item is fun to create with.
- Pom Poms – Fluffy and always fun.
- Egg Cartons – Recycle these into fantastic crafts!
- Puffy Paint – Makes great snow!!
- Cotton Balls – Perfect for fuzzy tails.
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