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
Ice + salt + color :: This science experiment is mesmerizing and fun, a hands-on learning experience.
Splatter painting :: Kids create amazing abstract art with just a flick of the wrist!
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
Flower stained glass :: These stained glass windows are absolutely gorgeous and the process is both fun and relaxing. Kids will love making them!
3D Nature Suncatcher :: Gather flowers, contact paper and a cardboard box to create this beautiful 3D nature suncatcher.
Flower mandala suncatcher :: This suncatcher captures the beauty of mandala art using flowers and leaves.
Stained glass bunting :: When the sun shines through this melted crayon and wax paper bunting, it’s glorious!
Melted bead suncatchers :: surprisingly easy to create and very durable. A stunning piece of art to hang inside or out!
SCULPTURE + PRINTMAKING
Playdough nature stamps :: This two-part project is the perfect combination of process and product—and the result is beautiful!
Grape + Toothpick Sculptures :: This edible art is the perfect combination of delicious and engaging!
Land art with kids :: get outside in nature and create art in your own backyard, park or beach!
AND A SPECIAL BONUS PROJECT
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…