13 Favorite Summer Art Projects for Kid

12 Best Summer Art Activities for Kids–How to Have an Artful Summer

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Summer Art Activities for Kids – Our 12 Best

This list of our 12 best summer art activities for kids is as much a reminder for me (time to set up a fun art activity!) as it is an invitation for you. These are some of our all-time favorites that are well suited to summer time.

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy these as much as we do!

Summer Art Activities for Kids

PAINTING

Summer Art Activities for Kids – ice and liquid watercolors experiment

Ice + salt + color :: This science experiment is mesmerizing and fun, a hands-on learning experience.

Summer Art Activities for Kids - Splatter Painting

Splatter painting :: Kids create amazing abstract art with just a flick of the wrist!

Summer Art Activities for Kids – ball painting in swimming pool

Swimming pool ball painting :: A large scale painting project that’s interactive and fun for a range of ages. Clean up is easy—just spray off with the hose or jump in the pool afterwards!

SUNCATCHERS + STAINED GLASS

Summer Art Activities for Kids – Stained glass windows

Flower stained glass :: These stained glass windows are absolutely gorgeous and the process is both fun and relaxing. Kids will love making them!

Summer Art Activities for Kids – 3D nature box

3D Nature Suncatcher :: Gather flowers, contact paper and a cardboard box to create this beautiful 3D nature suncatcher.

Summer art activities for kids – mandala flower suncatcher

Flower mandala suncatcher :: This suncatcher captures the beauty of mandala art using flowers and leaves.

Summer art activities for kids – stained glass bunting

Stained glass bunting :: When the sun shines through this melted crayon and wax paper bunting, it’s glorious!

Summer art activities for kids – melted bead suncatcher

Melted bead suncatchers :: surprisingly easy to create and very durable. A stunning piece of art to hang inside or out!

SCULPTURE + PRINTMAKING

Summer art activities for kids – Playdough nature stamps

Playdough nature stamps :: This two-part project is the perfect combination of process and product—and the result is beautiful!

Summer art activities for kids – grape and toothpick sculptures

Grape + Toothpick Sculptures :: This edible art is the perfect combination of delicious and engaging!

Summer Art Activities for Kids – Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

Flower printing with liquid watercolors :: Here’s yet another way to use those amazing liquid watercolors! Grab some flowers from outside and make vibrant prints that pop.

NATURE ART

Summer Art Activities for Kids – Land Art

Land art with kids :: get outside in nature and create art in your own backyard, park or beach!

AND A SPECIAL BONUS PROJECT

Summer Art Activities for Kids – Stained glass flower crowns

Stained glass flower crowns :: sure to be a hit at any party this summer! These are perfect for flower princesses and princes, fairies, elves, and anything else your child can imagine…

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  • Reply
    sara
    August 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

    kids are very cute so we care about them.
    fun Activities for Kids

  • Reply
    liza
    August 24, 2013 at 12:50 am

    thanks for information

  • Reply
    Ginger
    June 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for all the how-to’s! I love sharing them with my clients…art supply stores…they always need new fresh ideas.

    I did about half of these when my daughter was young. We used to have arts and crafts hour every single day!!!

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