Let these cute picnic crafts for kids inspire you to pack a meal and go to a beautiful spot with your loved ones! Don’t forget to mind the ants!
Remember how we were all quarantined during the early days of the pandemic and everything and every place was closed down? While initially, it was a different kind of experience, people soon started to get frustrated, especially those with kids – ask me how I know!
This then led to parents getting creative with engaging their kids. Many parents I know created a classroom-like set up in a part of the home, so kids would get more of the ‘back to school‘ feeling while attending virtual lessons. I also know some parents who created obstacle courses with whatever they had at home so the kids could move about.
Then there are those who recreated the ultimate outdoor family experience at home – a picnic! Yes, we laid out sheets, packed lunches only to carry them from the kitchen to the living room, and sat down to enjoy a family meal. The only thing missing was probably the ants!
Well, those days are gone now, and hopefully, we are now enjoying proper picnics in nice weather outside. With National Picnic Month coming up in July and the 10th of July being Teddy Bear Picnic Day, we think it’s a good time to plan a fun picnic with our extended family and friends. While you’re at it, have some extra fun on the side with these cute and easy picnic crafts for kids!
10 Perfectly Pleasing Picnic Crafts for Kids
Creative Family Fun has a cute project that’s great for the younger lot. Create a picnic blanket with weaving techniques and then attach any foods of your choice to create a colorful collage.
You can’t have a list of picnic crafts for kids without including a picnic basket, and we’ve got an adorable, itty bitty one for you right here! Perfect for light weight snacks like popcorn, and colorful enough to brighten up your photos!
Where there’s a picnic, there are ants, and Glued to My Crafts understands this very well! Which is why this project puts the focus on the ants and not the actual picnic goers, because let’s face it; when the ants arrive, everyone runs!
Happiness is Homemade has a free printable coloring place mat with a picnic theme. So even if you’re not going on a picnic in the near future, you can recreate the feeling at a regular meal at the dining table with this place mat!
If you’ve got spare paper bags lying around, put them to good use with this simple craft from Moms and Munchkins. Depending upon the size of the bag, you can use it to hold popcorn, berries, ketchup sachets or even disposable cutlery.
A stylish Parisian picnic is all kinds of amazing, which is why this mosaic project from Crayola finds a place in this list of picnic crafts for kids! The project also encourages a look into the painting styles of Monet and Cezanne.
We’re huge fans of pretend play, which is why we love this fun felt picnic set from Projects for Preschoolers! The best part about this is that you can create just about any food you like, so you can include all your favorites!
Do you find your sauces and bottles always falling down at your picnics? Well keep everything contained and upright with this clever caddy from Free Kids Crafts. Now you can enjoy your picnic – without the ants, of course!
How adorable is this cute little picnic table and bench from BHG? You can make it for your fairy garden, or as a good addition for your doll house, in case any of the dolls decide they want to go on a picnic one day!
Now if the dolls aren’t interested in a picnic, I’m sure the stuffed animals would be! Happy Toddler Playtime has a cute activity for toddlers and preschoolers where the main dish served is made of pom poms. Turn it into a fine motor exercise by picking up the pom poms with a clothes peg or a pair of tweezers.
So if you’re looking for some simple activities to do this summer, we think this list of picnic crafts for kids are perfect! If you’d like to add some more yumminess to your pretend play picnic, we’d recommend trying out our paper doughnut craft,