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Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
April 4, 2022
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Our favorite outdoor art ideas for kids that are fun for warmer weather. These art activities are extra big, extra messy, and are perfect for the outdoors.

Updated May 2022

Today we have some seriously fun outdoor art ideas that you might want to try with your kids while the weather is nice.

We do plenty of art inside, of course, but we also like to take our creative activities to the backyard. Sometimes just because we want to be outside enjoying beautiful weather and we also want to do art.

There’s always simply painting or drawing! Or just about any other art activity that we would normally do inside.

But some art activities are just better suited to the outdoors, whether because they involve nature, need more space, are extra messy, or use outdoor equipment.

A cardboard tunnel and ramp setup for painting with wheels for kids art activity
Photo by Rachel Withers

So, we put together a list of these extra fun and interesting outdoor art activities for kids. Try one today and add some of the others to your summer bucket list. Many of these activities would be fun for a play date, party, a children’s art group, or even a neighborhood summer camp.

P.S. This post got crazy big, so we made a separate post on Nature Art for Kids

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

pink, purple and blue splatter painting
Photo by Rachel Withers
collaborative mural
Photo by Samara Caughey
water balloon painting in the pool outdoor art ideas
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
A red car on cardboard with tracks from painting with wheels
Photo by Rachel Withers
How to Make Sunprints for Kids_FB
Photo by Rachel Withers
paint your own playhouse outdoor art ideas
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
Oobleck and toys at sensory table
Photo by Rachel Withers
bubble printing
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
splat painting
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
baking soda experiments outdoor art ideas
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
painted rocks outdoor art ideas
Photo by Rachel Withers
Ice Sculptures made with the salt melting ice experiment, colorful ice tunnels, and animal figurines
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

How about you? Which outdoor art ideas would you like to try?

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