Summer is a time of play and being outside creating these summer art projects… and that always seems to lead to dirty hands and faces.
Whether it’s doing sandbox activities or big art projects like these, don’t let mess get in the way of making memories this summer (you know, you only have so many summers with your kids before they leave).
Here are 7 summer art projects we’re doing this summer to make lifetime memories, lots of giggles and big, big smiles.
7 must-do summer art projects, regardless of the mess
Mix together a batch of window paint and go to town painting the windows and doors outside! Kids absolutely love this. All you need is dish soap, paint (or food coloring and corn starch).
Paint with mud. Just do it. Seriously, take down your guard and let the kids go with this. Mix up a batch of mud and hand over some paintbrushes and let them paint! They will think you’re totally awesome and the giggles will be so worth it.
Add some dish soap to paint and drive through it to paint with big trucks and cars down the sidewalk or driveway.
Enjoy the drips when painting down a slide! Add a tad bit of water to paint and pour it down paper on a slide. Watch the creativity happen!
Create your own spray chalk with equal parts baking soda, corn starch and warm water. Add food coloring. Create colorful art on a hanging white sheet! Or spray it on sand to make colored sand castles!
Classic art project that you gotta try! Tie dye! Tie dye anything, a t-shirt or a pillow case or a sheet! It’s so magical!
Dip a ball in some paint and roll it! Add paper down the sidewalk if you’d like, or just paint the sidewalk.
Quick Cleanup Tip! Add dish soap to any painting outside for easy clean up.
What kind of crazy outdoor art will your kids do this summer?