Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Play Inspiration - Creating Art Outdoors

You can bring art outside during the summer! 

Even if it's simple coloring or drawing, changing the space in which art takes place will make it all new and exciting for kids! This week, in our Wednesday's Share & Play day on Facebook, we invited everyone to share their ideas and posts about making art outside! After all, we should take advantage of beautiful weather and try out some more messy art forms outside of our living areas! (Less stressful for parents too! ;) We had great response and tons of ideas were shared and this post will present them all so you can recreate them with your own kids! :)

Setting Up Art Area Outside

Messy summer fun by The Ramblings and Adventures of a S.A.H.M.

Creating family portraits by Paint Cut Paste

Birdhouse painting by Paint Cut Paste

Painting outdoors

Painting on windows (and cleaning them!) by hands on: as we grow

Sun prints by Paint Cut Paste

Splat painting with balls by Putti Prapancha

Slide painting with balls by Putti Prapancha

Spray painting for toddlers by Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Spray painting on fabric by Putti Prapancha

Splat art by Putti Prapancha

Painting seashells by Paint Cut Paste

Sidewalk & Chalk

Homemade sidewalk paint by hands on: as we grow

Sidewalk storytelling by Strašilo

Creating Sculptures Outside

Balancing Firewood Sculptures by hands on: as we grow

Forest model by Paint Cut Paste

Weaving by Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Sand casting at the beach by Paint Cut Paste

Mosaic tile by Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Garden mosaic stepping stone by Paint Cut Paste

For more summer play inspiration check out earlier round up posts with play ideas with natural mediums:

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  1. Wowsas! What a wonderful roundup of creative ideas! Love them all! Thanks for including our ideas too!

  2. Thank you Jamie for adding them :)

  3. Tnx for sharing all of those great ideas and including ours too!

  4. Thank you so much for including our blog!!! :-) Great group of ideas here!!!

  5. Hi Michelle,

    I love to share what me and my kids did today


  6. Ayin, I see you joined us on FB. You're welcome to add your post's links every Wednesday and I'll feature them in our round up posts! Next week's theme is bugs and little creatures! :)

  7. What a great round up of ideas! Thank you for linking up with us on The Sunday Showcase


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