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7 fun ideas for painting outside

Painting can be messy, so why not take it outside on a nice day? Here are some fun ways to keep your little artists busy.

7 fun ideas for painting outside

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Paint with bubbles!

Bubbles and paint? This is a kid's dream crafting combo...and the results are really pretty.

Get the instructions here: Prudent Baby

7 fun ideas for painting outsidePhoto: Prudent Baby

Paint rocks!

Whether your kids make some stepping stones for the garden or pet rocks for their room, this is a really fun way to paint.

Get the instructions here: Family Focus Blog

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Paint with marbles!

Your kids will create some incredible abstract art by rolling marbles around in paint. So cool!

Get the instructions here: Moment to Moment

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Paint with nature brushes!

These tree brushes are super easy to make and your kids will have so much fun seeing the different paint strokes that result.

Get the instructions here: Learning 4 Kids

7 fun ideas for painting outsidePhoto: Learning 4 Kids

Paint with squirt bottles!

How fun is this? Get some condiment bottles from the dollar store, fill them with non-toxic, washable paint and let your kids go crazy on a big sheet of paper.

Get the instructions here: Mess for Less

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Paint with nature!

Grab some leaves, flowers and grass and let your kids see the different strokes and shapes they can make with paint.

Get the instructions here: No Time for Flash Cards

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Paint with water!

Such a simple, eco-friendly idea. Let your kids "paint" letters, shapes and numbers with water and then they can watch it disappear as it dries.

Get the instructions here: Motherhood on a Dime

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This article was originally published online in June 2013.

This article was originally published on May 12, 2021

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