18 Fun Art Activities for the Outdoors

There are days when the outdoors is calling your name. Your art table in the classroom is ready to greet the children when they arrive. But it’s so nice outside! What to do? Check out these 18 fun art activities for the outdoors. Move those art materials outside!

Your kids will thank you.

There is something about losing the 4 walls and the ceiling that is so rewarding.

Another plus? Who cares if the paint drips! Everything just feels less restricted when it’s done outside.

18 Fun Art Activities for the Outdoors

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18 Fun Art Activities for the Outdoors




Make your own bubble paint to create vibrant prints!

Collect rainwater to make this watercolor paint! (Learn, Play,


Paint with sticks!

Place a canvas on the picnic table for a beautiful watercolor


Take the paint to the sidewalk with this fizzing paint! (Kids

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Hang paper outside for squirt paint fun.

Shaving cream paint is perfect for the great outdoors. (Happy


Set up an easel and try this fun drip painting! (Childhood 101)

Put watercolors in a bottle for some spray painting.

Paint with fly swatters.  (Munchkins and Moms)

Get out the paintbrushes and rollers and have fun with water. (Happy Hooligans)

Toss painted balls into a box. (Kids Play Box)

Fingerpaint on the windows. (The Jenny Evolution)

Have fun painting with yarn. (Busy Toddler)


18 Fun Art Activities for the Outdoors

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  • Adventure ideas and tips – you can have adventures without leaving your backyard or use the ideas to get out and explore your community.
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Here are more activities for little kids:

Easy Kids Art with Freezer Bags      Rainbow Activities for Toddlers    toddler sensory table



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