The kids are now home for a long summer vacation and they’ll need some hands-on activities to keep them occupied. If you are a crafter, you’ll enjoy these simple craft ideas with a summer theme. There are a variety of crafts using sand and shells. Go to The Long Thread to find fifty summer crafts including tie dyed shirts, leaf prints and milk carton bird feeders. You’ll enjoy summer craft printables and a whole host of craft ideas at Enchanted Learning. Many of these craft ideas can be done for just pennies with found items or things already in your home. So do a little research and gather the materials for hours of crafting fun this summer.