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The Messiest — But Coolest — Outdoor Art Projects

Awesome art projects that can be done in the backyard


Published on: July 31, 2023

tie dye art project
The Pinterested Parent

Get creative outside

If the thought of doing art with your kids makes you cringe (maybe because there’s still glitter embedded in the carpet from your last attempt), we get it. Kids are messy enough already ... handing them cups of water and rainbow paint primed for splattering, spilling and staining everything within a 5-foot radius seems like a recipe for disaster.

The good news is that summer is coming — which means you can take your art outside, where clean-up is as simple as turning on your garden hose (or waiting for the next summer rainstorm to blow through). So pack up your paint and head outside, because here are eight of the messiest art projects perfect for the long hot days ahead.

Up first: Bubble painting

Need more creative ideas to keep the kiddos busy?

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in May 2019, and updated in 2023.

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