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Awesome Summer Art Projects for Kids


One of the best things about summer is that slowed down schedule — it’s a time when I don’t mind that our projects take more than a day to complete.

Kids can take their time with the creative process and enjoy each step.  Summer is a time to think about creating art that has multiple steps in the project.   You know, those “we need to wait for it to dry before the next step” type of activities.


While you wait, take a bike ride or swim at the pool.  Then come back to the project in the evening.

Summer is also a great time to take art outdoors — create while you enjoy nature!

Enjoy these wonderful art projects that were shared at last week’s Discover & Explore Art linky during the summer.


Awesome Summer Art Projects for Kids

I just adore this idea from My Nearest and Dearest — create some tree art this summer!  This can be a great ongoing project that the kids add to as they find beautiful objects during their summer adventures.

How about making some amazing hand puppets and letting the kids put on a puppet show!  Mini Monets & Mommies shows you how!

Have the kids create a unique piece of art using rocks!  Fantastic Fun & Learning show us how colorful Rock Painting can be!

If you can’t round up any rocks, put all those balls to good use with this creative Bouncy Ball Splat painting activity from School Time Snippets.

Another great outdoor art project for summer is this tape-resist Splatter Painting from Buggy & Buddy.

Planet Smarty Pants shares a great way to create & learn during the summer months with this fun Eric Carle-inspired layered ocean collage.

And if the beach is in your summer plans, be sure to collect a few shells so the kids can try their hand at painting seashells with these excellent tips from Fun-a-Day.



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