Have some fun with these crafty days in July! These days aren’t specifically about crafts rather the important and fun celebrated days of July. Use these special days for crafty inspiration for yourself or with your children. We love days that are dedicated to special holidays and events that we can make crafts and fun activities for!
Making crafts with children gives the opportunity to talk about the special day, and adults to reflect on why the day is important. Or maybe it is just a day for celebrating something fun either way we don’t really need much of an excuse to have some crafty fun!
Crafty Days In July
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These fantastic events run month-long so are perfect to work around the other special days in July.
- Family Fun Month
- National Hot Dog Month
- National Ice Cream Month- Have a look at DIY Felt Ice Cream Play Mat for a fun ice cream activity to do with the kids.
- National Picnic Month
- National World Watercolor Month- Our Beginners Watercolor Painting Guide is a good place to start. Or click here to see other fun watercolor activities.
- Matariki- Marks the beginning of the Māori new year and is celebrated in New Zealand. This event runs from June through to July depending on the stars. This is a time to gather with family and friends. Children often sing songs, tell stories and make crafts for this important celebration. Find our Matariki crafts here.
The last full week in July is Moth Week. Go on a moth hunt, learn some moth facts and create some moth crafts to celebrate this special week. Find out more about Moth Week over at National Moth Week.
2 July- World UFO Day
World UFO Day is the perfect day to make all of your alien, UFO, and space crafts. To get you started we have this DIY Cutout Rocket Card craft that can get you into outer space.
Celebrated in the United States, Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. For some crafty inspiration have a look at these 4 Fourth Of July Kids Crafts.
Build A Scarecrow Day
Get outside and build yourself a scarecrow or stay inside and have fun making your own crafty scarecrow. How about making up a fun display with some small scarecrows like these?!
9 July- Sugar Cookie Day
Who doesn’t love a sugar cookie?! This is the day to get into the kitchen and have some baking fun. 5 Delicious Sugar Cookie Recipes to get you started.
Teddy Bears Picnic Day
Take your favorite stuffed toy on a picnic. Either get into the kitchen and make lots of tasty snacks or craft some pretend food for your teddy bear. A fun day for kids and their teddy bears.
National Kitten Day
A day to remind us that while kittens are well equipped to find their way into our hearts, many don’t find homes. Spaying and neutering our cats is vital to their health and keeping the stray population down. Have some fun on this day and make some of these 5 Cat Crafts For Young Children or make a gift for your cat such as this DIY Cactus Cat Scratching Post.
13 July- Cow Appreciation Day
Vist some cows or make a cow craft for cow appreciation day. This Newspaper Cow Craft is a fun recycled cow craft that kids will love.
14 July- Shark Awareness Day
Sharks play an essential role in keeping the seas healthy and productive so this special day is all about highlighting how important and great sharks are. Make a fun Craft Stick Shark or check out these 8 Super Shark Crafts for more crafty fun.
World Snake Day
A day to learn about snakes! Save up yogurt pots and make this Recycled Yogurt Pot Snake.
Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
Guinea Pigs are a popular pet choice so they deserve to have a special day all of their own. If you are thinking about getting a guinea pig as a pet then The Guinea Pig Handbook has all of the information you need to get you started.
17 July- World Emoji Day
Send a friend a message using lots of emojis to let them know it is World Emoji Day! Adapt our Tin Foil Sharpie Easter Egg Craft, just turn the eggs into circles and make them all emojis. Read 8 Fun Emoji Crafts for more emoji inspiration.
Third Sunday in July- Ice Cream Day
A special day dedicated to ice cream! We don’t need to tell you what to do on this day but in case you need some ideas… set up an ice cream station where you can add an assortment of different yummy toppings, go out on an ice cream date, or have a look at these 5 Cool Ice Cream Printables.
Space Exploration Day
Combine Moon Day and Space Exploration Day and make a drawing or painting of the night sky. Make some DIY Scratch Art Stars or do the space printable found in our Free Seek & Count Printable Worksheets.
Have a special lollipop treat today or create your own lollipop craft.
29 July- World Tiger Day
Learn about tigers on World Tiger Day. National Geographic has a great series of animal books which kids love. The National Geographic Readers: Tigers is complete with fascinating facts, beautiful images of tigers. How about a paint-by-numbers tiger? Perfect for both kids and adults!
Other Crafty Months
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