Summer is here, and it’s time to show us how you bring the fun when the kids are home. Share your favorite summertime games, STEM and craft projects, or other exciting activities you put together to keep the kids entertained.

Have a blast and show off all the cool stuff you are doing with the kids this summer in the DIY Summer Camp Contest, and you could win a $500 Amazon gift card!

The DIY Summer Camp Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon Gift Card
  • An Instructables T-shirt Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • A $200 Amazon Gift Card
  • An Instructables T-shirt Prize Pack

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • A $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • An Instructables T-shirt Prize Pack

Runner-Up Prize (10)

Ten Runner-Up Prize Winners will receive:
  • An Instructables T-shirt Prize Pack

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 1, 2019 and Aug 26, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select DIY Summer Camp Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.