I’m a firm believer that art can, and should, be taken outdoors throughout the year! Even something simple, like crayons and paper, takes on a different dimension when outside. Since summer’s almost here, I thought it would be a good time to share some super fun summer art projects the kiddos can try outside.
Ok, I have to admit that I wrote this list for purely selfish reasons! I want all of these fun ideas in one spot as I’m planning for preschool summer camps. Plus, I like ideas like these for summer days with my son.
awesome summer art projects to take outside
Catapult Painting | Fun-A-Day
Bowling Ball Painting | Eager Ed
Squirt Gun Painting | Fireflies and Mud Pies
Outdoor Salt Art | Buggy and Buddy
Splat! Exploring Gravity Through Art | Fun-A-Day
Painting with Pinwheels | Sugar Aunts
Erupting Ice Chalk Painting | Learn~Play~Imagine
Rainbow Bubble Wrap Tree | Twodaloo
Painting with Coconuts | Fun-A-Day
Summer Painting for Kids: Sheet on the Lawn | The Pleasantest Thing
Water Balloon Color Mixing | No Time for Flash Cards
Paint with Frozen Paint Cubes on a Hot Day | Hands-On: As We Grow
Spray Bottle Mural | Gift of Curiosity
Water Shooter Tie Dye | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Big Art: Painting with Your Feet | Fun at Home with Kids
the benefits of outdoor summer art projects
Of course I have to comment on WHY these outdoor art activities are so wonderful. 😉 First of all, they are super duper fun for the kiddos (and adventurous parents, too)! I’ve gotten into the summer art fray many times, and it really is a blast. In addition to that, many of these art projects incorporate gross motor skills and sensory exploration. They also tend to be art on a BIG scale, as well as an easy way to make art collaborative.
So, which of these super cool summer art projects are you going to try first?
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