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Keep your kids' hands busy with these fun art projects.
With kids out for the summer, parents are often in need of activities to keep their children entertained. Try these fun art projects and let your kids get creative.
In honor of Fourth of July next week, get your kids to learn to paint fireworks. All you need is paint, paper, scissors and old toilet paper/paper towel cardboard rolls. Glitter and the ensuing mess is optional.
PHOTO BY LEARNING 4 KIDS
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these fireworks paintings.
Build a Fairy Garden
Photo by Sewing Bee Fabrics
Fairy gardens are a wonderful way for kids to engage with nature while using their imagination and creativity.
Squirt Gun Painting
Let your child express his inner Jackson Pollock. Buy squirt guns, liquid watercolors, and watercolor paper. Then head outside, pin paper to a tree and let your kid shoot ‘em up.
Photo by Fireflies and Mud Pies
Get your kids to make their own Jackson Pollock masterpieces.
Photo by Teach Beside me
This colorful slime is non-toxic and edible!
Make a Bird Feeder
You can keep it simple and use cardboard rolls/pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed. Or get crafty – use an old milk carton and get your child to decorate a bird’s house.
Photo by Home talk
Use old juice cartons to make bird houses/feeders for your yard.
Sidewalk chalk is a parent’s favorite. It gets your kids outside and requires little to no clean up. Make mazes, tic-tac-toe games, and hopscotch designs. Or take your kids’ chalk art to a new level and try these fun ideas.
Photo by Scrapbook Tendance
Get creative with blacktop art.
Headed to the beach? Collect shells as a family. Then, later, get your kids to paint them or try these fun ideas to transform your shells into masterpieces.
Photo by Red Ted Art
Turn your found seashells into little sea creatures.
Make Flowers Out of Pipe Cleaners
Don’t have a green thumb? You don’t have to remember to water these pipe cleaner flowers.
Photo by One Little Project
Use pipe cleaners to make your own flowers for the windowsill.