13 Favorite Summer Art Projects for Kid

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

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


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!


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!


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.


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!


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…


Summer art activities for kids

12 best summer art activities for kids

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  • Reply
    August 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

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

  • Reply
    August 24, 2013 at 12:50 am

    thanks for information

  • Reply
    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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