22 Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids – Creative Summer Fun

22 Ways to Take Art Into The Garden – really simple and fun ideas for spontaneous outdoor creativity, without much of the directions and restrictions of indoors. Oooodles of inspiration for keeping the little, and not so little, engaged in the garden this summer.

I’ve collected 22 of my favorite outdoor art ideas, all requiring little in the way of preparation and clean up!!

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

DIY Chalk Rake

Could this picture be any more adorable!! fun chalk mark marking activity via laughingkidslearn

DIY Garden Art

With just a handful of supplies, you can create a simple, yet super fun painting space for your little one…I am SO in love with this idea from livingonlove

Trampoline Drawings

Perfect for spontaneous outdoor creating, gorgeous great big canvas that the rain or garden hose will clear up for you, bonus! via childhood101

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

The Funniest Kind Of Painting

Kids will love the freedom to brush paint all over themselves – get ready to hear a chorus of ‘best day ever’. See the magic for yourself on CurlyBirds

Sidewalk SPLAT Painting

Homemade chalk filled balloons- such a FUN way for kids to create art this Summer! via growingajeweledrose

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

Bring the easel outdoors

Tape some large paper directly to the side of your house or fence house for an instant easel. via tinkerlab

Painting Wall

A painting wall is such a great idea to get children up and away from desks where their little arms are restricted. Give them the room to explore, create and get messy! via mericherry

Making Art Outdoors is so Awesome

Seven Tips for Setting up an Impromptu Garden Art Studio. via tinkerlab

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

Mud Pictures

Some wonderful messy fun….followed by a bath! on CurlyBirds

Chalk Paintings

Patio paintings that make you smile until it rains… so gorgeous from buzzmills

Crayon Wax Rubbings

A classic art project for kids that is easy, fun and great for fine motor skills development, recognizing textures and colors. via kidsactivitiesblog

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

Natural Loom

An outdoor loom out of a tree stump woven with natural materials. So so pretty from babbledabbledo

Petal Pictures

Kids being kids they like to pull the petals off flowers so here’s the most darling ideas for crafting cards and little pictures with glued petals. via CurlyBirds

Splatter Painting

The more messy the art project, the more memorable (and FUN) the experience becomes. via InnerChildFun

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

Handprint Art In The Garden

When the sun is shining and the children are feeling creative my girls love nothing more than heading out into the garden and creating some big, messy, joyful art on KidsActivitiesBlog

Giant Duct Tape Flowers

Oh how I love these – giant cereal box flowers to say I love you ‘big much’. via leighlaurelstudios

Garden Sculptures

Brighten up our garden with a gorgeous kid-made clay port sculpture. The kids will love being involved in every step of the process. Pop over to nurturestore to see the magic for yourself

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

Outdoor Chalkboard

Get your kids outside with this fun life-size chalkboard! via projectdenneler

Resist Art Stepping Stones

A fun garden art project to brighten up your garden via Twodaloo

Clothes Peg Art Gallery

After children create their artwork, wet paintings can be clipped to tree branches to dry. via wordplayhouse

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids

DIY Cool Whip Painting

This is a great sensory activity, as it tastes good, looks cool, and feels awesome! Great for small kids who put everything in their mouths, via livingonlove

Water Painting

A little outside “crafting” that requires no clean up and only a few supplies – a bucket of water and some paint brushes!! via buzzmills

Outdoor Art Ideas For Kids



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Michelle McInerney, an Irish based graphic designer and mum of one, is the craft designer behind award winning blog MollyMooCrafts.com - a fun and colorful online world of unique and cute crafts for children and their parents.

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