10 Herbal Crafts to do with the Kids this Summer!
Beat the summer "I'm boooored"s with these 10 Herbal crafts to do with the kids to keep them entertained (with minimal effort on your part! #winning).
Many of these can be done with light and/or no supervision, however, they are all excellent for making memories that you and your kiddos will cherish forever... after all, isn't that what summertime is all about?
Herbal Moon Sand - from The Pistachio Project
There is something about playing with moon sand that is just so satisfying!
This herbal moon sand recipe from The Pistachio Project is super easy to make (only 3 ingredients!) and uses all natural herb powder to add some pops of color!
Photo Credit: https://pistachioproject.com
Herbal Suncatchers - from Twig & Toadstool
I absolutely LOVE this idea. Although this is something my kiddo could mostly do on his own... I wanna make one for myself!
They're so pretty and each one would no doubt be a unique treasure.
Photo Credit: https://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com
No-Sew Herbal Sachets - from Hello Nest
This is not only a wonderfully smelling craft, they're also super practical. I love using herbal sachets in my dresser drawers to keep things smelling fresh. These would also make wonderful gifts!
The best part... these require Zero sewing. Although you could probably tweak the project for older crafters who want to make them really sturdy!
Photo Credit: https://hellonest.com
Flower Ice Cubes - from The Craft Train
This flower ice cube sensory play idea is pretty much the Perfect activity for a hot summer day!
Not only are they beautiful to look at, but there will be extra fun while gathering flowers and bits of greenery to add to the ice cube trays to freeze!
Photo Credit: https://www.thecrafttrain.com
Herbal Christmas Cookie Ornaments - from The Family Herbal Co.
I know what you're thinking... wait, isn't this a post about herbal crafts for kids in SUMMER?
Stay with me...
One of my favorite memories as a kid was making herbal Christmas cookie ornaments (just like these!) during our vacation time at the lake. All the cousins made them together and I'm pretty sure my parents still have these keepsakes in their ornament stash!
Project kits are available for a limited time during our Christmas in July sale (July 7th -15th, 2021). ...but you can get them early here! (shhh)
Nature Art Mud Pies - from Rhythms of Play
Is summer even summer without getting your hands dirty outside??
Not really a "craft" per se, but this is a wonderful sensory activity that will keep the kids busy for hours.
Get them suited up in some play clothes and set 'em loose to unleash their brilliant artistic side!
Photo Credit: https://www.rhythmsofplay.com
DIY Seed Bombs - from Practically Functional
Another messy, but oh-so-fun project! These wildflower seed bombs would make the kind of gift that keeps on giving!
Photo Credit: https://practicallyfunctional.com
Milk-Jug Watering Can - from Make it & Love it
How cute are these??
Although technically not an "herb-y" craft, this would be a great way to teach kids about recycling while also getting outside and practicing taking care of our plant friends!
Photo Credit: https://makeit-loveit.com
DIY Non-Toxic Aromatherapy Bubbles - from The Herbal Spoon
These are a great alternative to traditional bubbles that can contain nasty skin-irritating chemicals.
Plus, the kids will have fun making their own solution that they'll be able to personalize with their choice of added essential oil scents!
Pressed Flower Rocks - from Instructables
These would make great gifts for friends and loved ones. Or, if using larger rocks, could make beautiful garden or yard decor!
This is a bigger/longer project that's probably better suited for older kids.
Photo Credit: https://instructables.com
Interested in going further than just herbal crafts with the kids?
Check out this incredible Introduction to Herbs for Kids from the Herbal Academy! With plenty of extra hands-on activities, printables, and herbal crafts to try, your child will be learning the basics of herbalism while having a fun!
Also, in case you missed it... The Herbal Christmas Cookie Ornament Project Kits are available for a limited time only during our Christmas in July sale (July 7th -15th, 2021)... but you can get it early here!
So, what do you think... have you tried any of these herbal crafts? We wanna hear about your experience... let us know in the comments below!