20 Fun Fruit Crafts for Kids

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Frugal Mom-Eh

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!)

  • 01 of 20

    Watermelon Frisbee Flyers

    Watermelon Frisbee Flyers
    Make and Takes

    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?

    Watermelon Frisbee Flyers from Make and Takes

  • 02 of 20

    Popsicle Stick Apple Core

    Popsicle Stick Apple Core
    Glued to My Crafts Blog

    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.

    Popsicle Stick Apple Core from Glued to My Crafts

  • 03 of 20

    DIY Fruit Fans

    DIY Fruit Fans
    The Idea Room

    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!

    DIY Fruit Fans from The Idea Room

  • 04 of 20

    Pineapple Necklace Kids' Craft

    Pineapple Necklace Kids Craft
    Raising Whasians

    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.

    Pineapple Necklace Kids Craft from Raising Whasians

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  • 05 of 20

    Hanging Citrus Fruit Paper Craft

    Hanging Citrus Fruit Paper Craft
    Buggy and Buddy

    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.

    Hanging Citrus Fruit Paper Craft from Buggy and Buddy

  • 06 of 20

    Heart Strawberry Craft

    Heart strawberry craft
    Housing a Forest

    We think this craft is berry, berry sweet! Help the kids show the family a little extra love with this adorable heart strawberry craft.

    Heart Strawberry Craft from Housing a Forest

  • 07 of 20

    Handprint Pineapple Keepsake

    Handprint Pineapple
    Glued to My Crafts

    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.

    Handprint Pineapple Keepsake from Glued to My Crafts

  • 08 of 20

    Bubble Wrap Printed Fruit

    Bubble Wrap Printed Fruit
    In the Playroom

    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.

    Bubble Wrap Printed Fruit from In the Playroom

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  • 09 of 20

    Crochet Watermelon Coasters

    Watermelon coasters
    Make and Takes

    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.

    Crochet Watermelon Coasters from Make and Takes

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    Wine Cork Cherry Stamp Activity

    Wine Cork Cherries
    Crafty Morning

    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.

    Wine Cork Cherry Stamp Activity from Crafty Morning

  • 11 of 20

    Fruit Tree Busy Bag Idea

    Fruit Tree
    Glued to My Crafts

    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.

    Fruit Tree Busy Bag Idea from Glued to My Crafts

  • 12 of 20

    Perler Bead Fruit Magnets

    Perler Bead Fruit Magnets
    Frugal Mom-Eh

    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.

    Perler Bead Fruit Magnets from Frugal Mom-Eh

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  • 13 of 20

    Fruity Tin Can Pen Pots

    Summer Fruit Pencil Holders
    Red Ted Art

    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.

    Fruity Tin Can Pen Pots from Red Ted Art

  • 14 of 20

    Printable Fruit Garland

    Printable Fruit Garland
    Minie Co

    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.

    Printable Fruit Garland from Minie Co

  • 15 of 20

    Tissue Paper Apple Craft

    Tissue Paper Apple Kid Craft
    Glued to My Crafts

    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.

    Tissue Paper Apple Craft from Glued to My Crafts

  • 16 of 20

    DIY Fruit-Inspired Mini Party Hats

    DIY Fruit-Inspired Mini Party Hats
    Studio DIY

    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.

    DIY Fruit-Inspired Mini Party Hats from Studio DIY

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  • 17 of 20

    Rainbow Fruit Mason Jar Craft

    Rainbow Fruit Mason Jar Craft
    Color Made Happy

    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!

    Rainbow Fruit Mason Jar Craft from Color Made Happy

  • 18 of 20

    Paper Plate Banana

    Paper Plate Banana
    Glued to My Crafts

    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.

    Paper Plate Banana from Glued to My Crafts

  • 19 of 20

    Hand Print Watermelon Craft

    Hand Print Art
    Crystal & Co.

    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!

    Hand Print Watermelon Craft from Crystal & Co.

  • 20 of 20

    Pinecone Pineapples

    Pinecone Pineapples
    Tiffany's Tidings

    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.